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Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager

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.

By on Dec 19, 2014   195692 views   1 comments
Football Manager Guides - Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager

Having adequate cover to battle through injuries

Written by Levz and Josh_MU

It is important in Football Manager -no matter what team you have a save with- to have enough players in your squad to cope with the long strenuous season, especially if you are a top team and have to play 60 plus games throughout the season.

A solution for this is to have at least two players in each position to rotate, especially if you have two or three games a week. This will allow some of your more important players to benefit from a few more days of rest, as you have players who are able to play in their position and still do a good job at it. One problem with this however, is that you may not have enough funds to sign these extra players to cover for some positions. In that case it is highly advisable that you build up your youth system, so the younger players can also step in at any time and do a decent job at covering a position which is struggling for players due to injuries.

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It is also important that you have versatile players who are competent at two or three positions. This way you can use them as “wild card” since they are capable of stepping at whatever position they are needed. As you might not be able to delve into the transfer market due to insufficient funds or because the window is closed, having a few members of the team who are able to play in a number of positions could prove to be vital to your success.

When you are managing a rich club, try to buy more equal players so your squad rotation will not mean that you are using a weaker side.
Християн Митрев

Points to take away:
  • have at least two players in each position to rotate
  • build up your youth system, so the younger players can also step in
  • have versatile players who are competent at two or three positions

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Discussion: Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager

1 comments have been posted so far.

  • Nyemasanya's avatar
    there are three (or four) more fundamental factors:

    1, match instruction: "Get stuck in" - the stonger your player tackle the opposition the bigger the chance that he will hurt himself too.
    2. individual opposition tackling instruction: "Hard" - the more opposition players are set to be tackled hard the more injuries your own players will pick up. Especially if you consider that the more attacking the position is usually the worse the tackling ability of the player is. I do not ask my midfilders and wingers to tackle opp. midfilders/wingers hard any more and their injuries substantially decreased.
    3, level of fitness coaching: higher aerobic coaching helps to prevent injuries to occur.

    and depending on how do you interpret what is already written in the article (was it aimed only at pre-season or not):
    4, general training level during season: setting it higher (i.e. above average) increases the likelyhood of getting injured in training
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