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FM Weekly - 5 May 2014

Top ten articles around the Football Manager scene for the weeks between 22 April and 5 May 2014.

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FM Weekly - FM Weekly - 5 May 2014
Welcome to the 8th issue of Football Manager Weekly. It's a digest of the most insightful FM related articles published around the web during the past week. We couldn't deliver an issue last week, so we've included picks for the last 2 weeks in this edition.

Picks and commentary by Stam.

Why Wing-Backs Are Hardly Ideal To Start The Build-Up Play
Guido explains that allowing the wing-backs the time to receive the ball tends to lead to the wing-backs to simply hoofing the ball forward, because all passing options are blocked off. That's a good thing because it means your team will have to press less aggressively to achieve the same idea.


DF11 Megapack 2014 (NEW)
DF11 has had its core pack re-packed to boast 64,000 pics and there's a new torrent available for this. With over 85,000 downloads to date, this facepack is easily the most popular one there is. Grab the new core pack via torrent and help seeding.


The perfect number nine and ten combination in Football Manager employing a deep lying forward
With Barcelona forward Lionel Messi’s emergence it became a trend in FM and even professional football to use a ‘false nine’, a lone ‘number ten’ without a ‘number nine’ or any other form of advanced forward in support. Messi is unique though and the false nine role is difficult to replicate with another player.


Football Manager 2014 Moneyball Shortlist
Top quality players that you've probably never heard of. Some players on this FM14 list are well known but there is a huge number of "unknown" type players who perform well above expectations and market value.


How To Turn Your Pre-Season Into A Money-making Scheme
There’s the opportunity to make some serious cash during pre-season and it seems that people often overlook the financial aspect of the pre-season. However, the commercial and financial impact of the right pre-season friendlies can be immense.


FMC FLUT DARK skin for FM 2014
DARK version of the popular FMC FLUT skin for ‪‎FM14‬. Despite Flut not being fond of dark skins, he decided to go ahead and make this one due to high demand from the fans of this bright skin. Make sure to check out the screenshots and try it out if you like dark skins.


Man management and match day: 5 simple ways to get the best out of your players when it counts
James claims he has learned his fair share of lessons in his vast playing time (80+ real-time days spent on Football Manager 2014 alone), and he's sharing five ways to win a match on FM14 (or is it six?).


FM14 Transfer & Data Update Packs by pr0
Updated on 3rd of May, pr0's data update v2.2 is now featuring 15.336 changes that the official patch 14.3 doesn't include. With over 75,000 downloads this is easily the most popular unofficial data pack out there.


A guide to PSV on FM14
Selling deadwood, signing new players and planning tactics for the 1st season. As you might find out in his next blog entry, MrEds managed to win Eredivisie after implementing the changes outlined in this article.


Why A Very Fluid Style Actually Benefits LLM Sides
In an ideal situation there ought to be no more than 25 to 35 metres between the forward line and the defenders. The reason for this is to constrict the space in a vertical sense, hence reducing the distances between players thus making it difficult for the offensive team to pass or dribble through the middle of this compacted space.


Featured video of the week created by StatisticalApproach.

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