FM18: How to create a working 3-5-2

Not many people like the 3-5-2 formation. “I’m not a fan of 3-5-2” Gary Neville mused, as “when you play that, you end up with your centre backs being the free men and that becomes a careful option, then it kicks into your mentality: ‘I’ve always got a safer pass’”. Not many teams have used it successfully; even on paper, it just looks flat. Continue reading


Ruining English Football! – Part 3

So for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few weeks, over at Dictate the Game we’ve doing a little experiment, where by the following occurred:

The basis of the experiment is:

  • Every team in the Premier League and Championship is given a 50 year transfer embargo
  • I will view do progress updates at 10/20/30/40/50 years
  • I will look at the English Leagues, National team, European Competitions and then any other big news in the world.
  • I will make the save playable from every point I do an article for.

Please check out Part 1 here – > Ruining English Football! – Part 1

and Part 2 is here – > Ruining English Football! – Part 2

Last time, Blackburn went on a binge of 9 titles in a row, England won two world cups and since then, some things have changed a lot, and some haven’t really changed much at all.

Here’s the latest Premier League and the last few winners… oh dear.

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