New formations added

Posted on March 26th, 2015

It’s been a while since a new formation has been added to Starting Eleven, but there are now three additions. All three new formations are on the Starting Eleven homepage now. Hopefully you find them useful.



Although there is a 3-5-2 formation, and a 3-5-2 attacking formation, I wanted to create a more defensive form of these. 5-3-2 and 3-5-2 are often interchangeable in games, depending on which team has the ball, but sometimes the focus is on the defensive side of the formation, which is where the 5-3-2 comes in.

All out attack


There are times when you have to go gung ho in the dying minutes of a match, and this will allow you to do it. Of course, you don’t want to have all your players in the final third, so there are two defenders to deal with any counter attacks.

Park the bus


Football doesn’t always have to be pretty. Sometimes there is a need to either protect a lead in the dying minutes of a game, or in a two legged affair, protect an advantage from the first leg. There is absolutely nothing positive about this formation, it is simply defend, defend, defend.

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