Season 5 saw me try something differently tactically and i went for a gung-ho 2-4-1-3 formation. I am behind schedule for the 5K and as these boys hit their peak i want to try and maximise what i can over the next few seasons.
Club summary will come later, or maybe tomorrow, but i also adopted this tactic with England and this is how the World Cup 2022 went for us. One word to describe it - lucky. As you will see all the big teams were knocked out early and i had an extremely straightforward run on paper. The obvious problem with going so gung-ho is the defensive side of things and i had some crazy games.
My group games pitted me against Burkina Faso, Chile and Portugal. No problems and 19 goals in 3 games isn't bad.
Next up is the best comeback i think i have ever had on this game. 4-0 down at half time became a 5-4 win! At half time i pushed my two wingers up to the AM line in a 2-2-3-3 and set them as IF's and look at this. Incredible!
You think lightning can't strike twice then you play the Quarter final against the Swiss and another incredible game. After the turnaround in the previous game i started with the setup that played the second half against Croatia. It backfired and we were 5-1 and 6-2 down, however this time i had no choice but to stick with the formation as i needed goals and it pulled through with two goals in injury time to win it!
Now this is where i got lucky with the draw. Argentina and Brazil both knocked out by Egypt and Tunisia!
I drew Egypt in the semi and this was relatively stress free compared to the previous two games.
The other semi saw Tunisia knock out Germany on penalties!
So a World Cup Final against Tunisia, obviously i really fancied my chances here.
Smashed them and also kept a clean sheet for the first time all tournament.
Cleaned up with the awards.
And dominated the stats.
I'll be the first to admit i got so lucky with the draw and also those two comeback games but what a tournament!
This is my full international fixture list for 2022 so the next update will just be a club one.