a) Pick your fluidity depending on central areas missing

1. AMC missing = fluid

2. AMC and DM missing = flexible

3. DM missing = structured

4. MC missing = very fluid

5. no above areas missing = highly structured

 

b) Now balance your team

1. each increase in fluidity = +1 point to indvidual quality, chance creation and pressing

2. each increase in mentality = +1 point to attacking, shots to goals ratio, agression, pressing

3. each increase in forward players = +1 point to attacking

4. each deacrease in fluidity = +1 point to defending and teamwork

5. each decrease in mentality = +1 point to defending, referee decisions, fitness

6. each decrease in forward players = +1 point to defending

 

c) Types of play

1. attacking = more shots from deep, shorter time on ball, wider setup, crosses, vulnerable to through balls, effective entire match

2. control = more shots from deep, shorter time on ball, wider setup, crosses, vulnerable to through balls, effective from 20th minute

3. standard = everything mixed, vulnerable to set pieces, effective around halftime.

4. counter = shots from close to goal, running with ball, narrow setup, through balls, vulnerable to crosses, effective from 60th minute

5. defensive = shots from close to goal, running with ball, narrow setup, through balls, vulnerable to crosses, effective from 80th minute

 

c) For example, 4231 Wide means there is DM missing, which means it is structured and one point to defense because of structured. It also has 4 defensive and 6 offensive players, which means it's one point to offense, so this is balanced, and mentality should stay standard. If you don't balance your tactic, you may end up exausting your players before match is over, or end up vulnerable. Basically you pick formation first, then decide fludity, then count players and adjust mentality if needed. For best results, you probably want a more structured and more agressive tactic, such as asymmetric or 442 diamond narrow.