This is a question I get asked loads and I have tried long and hard to make a new corner tactic that will work. After browsing various FM forums including FM-Britain.co.uk, and taking different ideas and suggestions from people, I have finally created a corner tactic that has given me some incredible results so far!
NOTE: I have been notified that there are different versions of this tactic and the same one that have already been created. I would just like to say that I had absolutely no idea of any of these and have been working on this tactic for over a week now. I started off with something completely different and think I tried a total of 9 different set-ups until I got to this one. So fair enough, I will take no credit for this (not like I wanted credit anyway) but just to share with my blog readers to improve there results.
So far in my Barcelona save, Xavi has scored 8 goals from corners in just 7 games. You are wondering why Xavi is the one scoring, because most corner tactics have a tall DC heading them in the 6 yard box right? Not this one, this is definatley the ultimate corner tactic and this is how I set it up.
First you must Chose your corner taker (the person with the highest attribute for corners), and in advanced team instructions set your corners to penalty area. Now you need to set up the individual player instructions which will make your tactic work, select a players instructions, click advanced and near the bottom it will have two corner settings, we will be editing the attack instruction for all players. So, here is what I did:
Set my two full backs to ‘Stay Back’
Both Centre backs to ‘Challenge Keeper’
My 2 wingers to ‘Stand on Far Post’
My CM with the highest attributes for Long Shots, First Touch and Technique to ‘Lurk Outside Area’ – This player will be the one scoring your goals
Both of my strikers to ‘Near Post Flick-on’
You will notice that there is only 9 players, one of them is the keeper of course, and the other player will be the one taking the corners. It does not matter who you chose to do what, eg instead of having your 2 wingers on stand on far post, you could use your strikers or whatever. Also, the player does not have to be a CM to score goals, pick the player with the highest attributes for the one’s I mentioned above.
NOTE: If you decide to swap some players around, make sure you have the right number of players at each location. 2 players staying back, 2 players on challenge keeper, 2 players on stand on far post, 2 players near post flick on, and one player lurking outside the area.
The idea is that the opposition will be busy marking the players disrupting the keeper in the box, and will leave the player lurking outside the area unmarked. Here is an image of Xavi scoring a goal using this tactic.
As you can see, Xavi is unmarked, and because his long shots, technique and first touch are all good, he will score 9 times out of 10 in this set-up. Also Iniesta is getting a lot of assists of course which bumps up his average ratings.
I hope this tactic works for you, I am confident it will, and would love some comments from you telling me how it is going for you if you try it. If you have any questions or queries I will be happy to assist you and clear up any questions you have. So, have you used this tactic and how is it going for you?