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FM Weekly - 31 March 2014

Top ten articles around the Football Manager scene for the weeks between 10 and 31 March 2014.

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FM Weekly - FM Weekly - 31 March 2014
It has been a long time since the last roundup and we are sorry for that, but we can proudly bring it back! If you have not read FM Weekly before, it's a digest of the most useful articles published around the scene during the past week(s).

Picks by Viaza and Rablador.

Advanced Sign-To-Sell; Polish That Gem
Are you familiar with the idea of signing players you have no intention of ever fielding purely for the intention of selling them for profit? Simply identifying and signing said players really isn’t enough though. This article explains what you can do for having success in sign-to-sell situations.


Mistakes to avoid to keep your job in Football Manager
10 mistakes that will get you sacked and how to avoid them. A beginner’s guide to surviving the boot on Football Manager 2014.


A guide to pre-season in Football Manager
Never underestimate the importance of your club’s pre-season preparations. In this article, James will give you some tips how to give your team the best chance of starting the new season at its best and continuing that until the last weeks of the season.


FM Editor Live 2014
FMEL 2014 is a real time editor for use with Football Manager 2014 that enables you to edit essential club and person information on the fly (such as finances, kits, injuries or stadium capacity). Compatible with the latest 14.3.0 patch.


Team instructions during match in FM 2014
Some would say team instructions became more convenient and realistic in FM14. Sliders have been removed and that angered a few people, but wasn't there a feeling of artificiality about them? Vitaliy thinks the new team instructions are a large step in the evolution of Football Manager, and he shares the tips that worked well for him based on his own Dresden story experience.


Understanding Tactics: 11 Basic Principles
The eleven step guide to help kick start your playing experience with Football Manager 2014. The advice in this article is only intended to help people through the basics, after which their own preferred playing styles should begin to shine through. Hopefully this piece stimulates the grey matter and helps with your enjoyment of FM14.


A Tactical way to re-ignite your joy of FM14
Have you been in a grump with the game recently? Are you un-enamoured with the new tactical interface, the removal of sliders? Perhaps you think that the match engine is too restrictive to bother trying to re-create a playing style like Sacchi's or Guardiola's. But have you really tried? Shrew takes up the challenge of trying exactly that.


English Lower Leagues Level 12 Database for FM14
With this database, you can manage in the lower leagues of England down to level 12. This is the only database that goes so far down the English football pyramid. It includes County Cups, as well as an expanded FA Cup with rounds for levels 1-11. It is the best England expansion for Football Manager 2014.


Aggressive Pressing; An Absolute Prerequisite
Counter-pressing is an absolute prerequisite of a properly functioning strikerless style of play. It means that you try to win back the ball as soon as you lose possession, transitioning back and forth between attack and defense quite fast. Guido explains pressing has to be extreme and aggressive and why it has to start deep in the opponents half.


Genie Scout 14 for 14.3.0 now available
World's most popular scouting tool for Football Manager 2014 now works with latest 14.3.0 patch. With GS you can extend the possibilities of finding, sorting and shortlisting players and staff, controlling their progress, making "first 11" and tactics choice easier and observing attributes invisible in FM.


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