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How to set up a Defensive 4-4-2 Diamond Narrow on Football Manager
How to set up a Defensive 4-4-2 Diamond Narrow on Football Manager
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This tactical guide for Football Manager aims to show that defensive football can be great football and doesn’t mean you shut up shop and never attack. Written by Cleon Hobson.
Guide to the Libero role in FM 2017 - Total Defending
Guide to the Libero role in FM 2017 - Total Defending
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The Libero role seems to have been absorbed and nullified by modern football tendencies. The Libero was a key part of how many teams played a few decades ago.
Training schedule for professional Football Manager teams
Training schedule for professional Football Manager teams
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This is a comprehensive guide on Football Manager team training for the first, second and third team for professional teams.
Football Manager 2017 Regen / Newgen Youth Intake Dates
Football Manager 2017 Regen / Newgen Youth Intake Dates
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FM 2017 Regen Dates. Know when to send your scouts to scan a certain nation to discover the next generation of gems that will take the football world by storm.
Football Manager Current and Potential Ability Explained
Football Manager Current and Potential Ability Explained
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What does a negative value value mean? Why does it exist? Is ability more important than attributes? What about ability stars? You will find answers to all that.
FM Guide: How to search for players in lower divisions
FM Guide: How to search for players in lower divisions
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Easiest way to finding players in Football Manager, really useful for lower division clubs!
How to manage Set-Pieces on Football Manager
How to manage Set-Pieces on Football Manager
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Effective set-piece routines for attacking / defending corners and free-kicks, as well as throw-ins. This guide includes personal recommendations and doesn't cover all possible ways to set up set-pieces. Written for Football Manager 2015.
How To Master Training On Football Manager
How To Master Training On Football Manager
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Learn how to get the best out of training on Football Manager 2015. This guide covers all the aspects of training and it's intended for both beginners and veterans alike.
Football Manager Pairs & Combinations: Selecting Player Roles & Duties
Football Manager Pairs & Combinations: Selecting Player Roles & Duties
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The complete Football Manager guide into the pairings and combinations that will help you come up with a logical selection of instructions when selecting the player roles and duties for your team. Updated for Football Manager 2015.
Introduction to the Pre-Game Editor
Introduction to the Pre-Game Editor
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From world leagues over your local regional league to new continental competitions. There are few limitations to what you can achieve in the Football Manager Pre-Game Editor.
Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager
Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager
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Facing injury problems? Follow our comprehensive guide to best arm yourself with in-depth insight that will enable you to fight injuries off and give your team the comparative advantage. Freshly written for FM 2015.
Pitch Perfect - Football Manager Guide to Pitch Dimensions
Pitch Perfect - Football Manager Guide to Pitch Dimensions
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Pitches are the often overlooked home advantage, forget the 12th man, each blade of grass can be your teams best friend or worst enemy!
Developing Youth Players On Football Manager
Developing Youth Players On Football Manager
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This guide offers you advice on the best ways to get current ability on par with potential ability. A brief look at team training, individual training, coaching staff, facilities, tutoring and game time.
Football Manager Basics: Staff Attributes and Training Ratings Explained
Football Manager Basics: Staff Attributes and Training Ratings Explained
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Learn what each staff attribute means, which are the key attributes for each training area and for each club job. Updated for Football Manager 2014!
How to exploit agents to make easy money on Football Manager 2014
How to exploit agents to make easy money on Football Manager 2014
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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Take your revenge on those money-grabbing agents!
How to create a title-winning squad on Football Manager
How to create a title-winning squad on Football Manager
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A guide which covers the most fundamental aspects of any title-winning side. Follow this guide and find yourself becoming one of the true legends within the game.
How to improve your club's finances on Football Manager
How to improve your club's finances on Football Manager
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Which factors affect club finances? How to keep your balance tight and increase your earnings without cheating? What steps to take? This is what you’ll learn in this guide. Freshly written for FM 2014.
The Mentality Ladder: Understanding Fluidity and Duty
The Mentality Ladder: Understanding Fluidity and Duty
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This Football Manager guide analyzes a practical framework which will help you organize a tactic under different fluidity/mentality combinations and give you tips on applying specific tactical settings.
Match Guide: Managing morale and confidence
Match Guide: Managing morale and confidence
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A brief guide that explains how to best handle press conferences and team talks in order to give an edge to your team or at least make your team fight for every ball on the pitch.
Mistakes to avoid to keep your job in FM14
Mistakes to avoid to keep your job in FM14
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A beginner’s guide to surviving the boot on Football Manager 2014.
Understanding Tactics: 11 Basic Principles
Understanding Tactics: 11 Basic Principles
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The eleven step guide to help kick start your playing experience with Football Manager 2014.
How to get a good deal in the transfer market - The basics
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This is my guide to getting a good deal in a potential transfer on Football Manager 2014.
Guide to Lower League Management (LLM)
Guide to Lower League Management (LLM)
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The definitive guide to managing in the lower leagues. What team to choose? How to handle finances? What players to look for? This (plus a lot more) is what you'll learn in this guide for LLaMas.
Genie Scout Guide
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An Instructional Guide to Genie Scout
How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
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What makes a tactic successful? Which factors can we fine-tune until we get ourselves a tactic that works? What steps to take? This is what you’ll learn in this guide.
Football Manager Basics: Player Attributes and Roles Explained
Football Manager Basics: Player Attributes and Roles Explained
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Learn what each attribute means and which are the key attributes for each role and duty on the field. Updated for Football Manager 2014!
Football Manager 2014 New Player Roles Explained
Football Manager 2014 New Player Roles Explained
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An in-depth look at the 8 new player roles introduced in FM14.
Philosophy, creative freedom and formation
Philosophy, creative freedom and formation
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Why is it that the TC changes the creative freedom values for every philosophy? Do some philosophies fit more to specific tactical shapes / formations than others?
A Guide to the A-League
A Guide to the A-League
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Playing the Australian league on Football Manager can be both a fun and rewarding process, while also providing good amounts of frustration.
A Guide to the MLS
A Guide to the MLS
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The Major League Soccer is a daunting task for many, but once you get your head around all the different sub rules and regulations, it is a very fun and rewarding league to play in.
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