Friday, 8 August 2014

Dresden story is reloading

Hi dear blog readers,

This blog update has number 823 and can be crucial for my Dynamo Dresden. I had been thinking whole my vacation about what to do with the team after queer and poor season 6. It’s easy to make slight changes and receive expected results making way into the German Top-5. But it’s risky because no one can guarantee Dresden won’t face similar problems if we qualify into Champions League once again. So I decided it’s time to refresh the story completely.

It means:

  • Tactics changes
  • Squad changes

Tactics changes

I am not sure now what new tactics I am going to use for Dynamo Dresden. Most probable scheme as for me is opt one of the best three existing tactics and replace two other ones.

If we talk about creation of two new tactics, then it’s logically to use current Tactics faced screen. There you can see that narrow diamond 4-1-2-1-2 was the most popular among my opponents and the most tough to oppose actually…


Let’s take a look at the formations that will be used by all German clubs in the next season (according to Preferred Formation info in head coach profiles):

Wide 4-2-3-1. Leverkusen, FC Bayern,

4-1-2-2-1. Schalke, Werder, 1860 Munchen

Narrow diamond 4-1-2-1-2. Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hannover, Stuttgart, Koln, Mainz

Wide diamond 4-1-2-1-2. Hertha,

Classic 4-4-2. Gladbach, HSV, Kaiserslautern

4-2-2-2 with 2 DMC. Hoffenheim

What I understand now is that I should concentrate on opposing Narrow diamond 4-1-2-1-2 and 4-1-2-2-1. My new tactical schemes should have advantage over those formations somehow.

Any advices from you dear blog readers?

By the way, all Very Rigid tactics that overuse flanks will still be used with Belgium. So my changes effect Dynamo Dresden only.

Unexpected sales ahead


The same trick was made by Casasola and Sadio Berthe. So there will be quite serious player losses in future and I should think about replacements.

Moreover, I am going to sell couple of guys who underperformed in the last season.

Ambitions above all


I claimed to win Champions League qualification in the next season. It’s about return to Top-3 which is ambitious task after dropping down to the 15th position in season 6.

Football Manager 2015

Last but not least, FM 2015 got its first small announcement at!


Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.