The current tactics are ok but I feel they are too basic. I usually use the defensive stance but don’t feel it’s quite as defensive as I like. This got me thinking of other tactics I’d like to see.
Opponent player settings
It would be great to set rules for certain opposition players. In the email in coach mode we are informed about players who are playing well. But I don’t think there’s anything you can really do.
It would be great to select tactics to play them: tagging, tight, loose, play off and who you prefer to play on them.
For offensive options you could choose how your player acts, likes to lead, stay home, attack packs or hang out for an outlet.
True positioning tactics
Flood, defensive, neutral, offensive, offensive flood, spread. Floods are an extension of the defensive/offensive tactics as all of your players are behind/in front of the ball until all players are in the 50m zone. Spread is old school football where players don’t leave their position until the ball comes to their proximity.
Man on man/zone
Defensive settings whether your team will play on their direct opponent or cover a zone.
Camp players in areas
Want to play defensive but keep a full forward in the square? Have your player base themselves from a set position. This would be perfect if you want to set a certain player to sit back in defense or up forward.
Have pre set plays from stoppages. If a ball goes one way, a certain play is run, etc.
Up the guts/wings
Set if your team runs the ball through the centre of the ground or along the wings. Swinging the ball from one side to the other to move the defense and create holes.
The rucks rotate, now the mids, backs and forwards can do so too. Want your full forward to stay in the game, set him to never come off.
Do you prefer your players tackle or go the bump, do you want them to swarm the ball carrier or play off, go for marks or crunch the packs?
These settings will set up a lots of strategy options that can really affect a game. With many options you won’t often come across teams/players with the same strategy. I’m sure others could even add onto what I’ve said. They’re pretty complicated but it would be magical to add. Thank you guys for your work!