FM21 GENERAL TIPS
A player with a high penalty-taking attribute is likely to be a good choice to take your spot-kicks.
A player with a high corner attribute would be a good choice to take your corners.
If you want to be a danger from throw-ins, choose a player with a high long throws attribute to take them.
With the right guidance a youngster described as a 'Wonderkid' could become a world class player.
Withdrawing a player from international duty with his national team may adversely affect his morale, or worse, cause the player to dislike you.
Rejecting a job offer from another club will improve your popularity with your club's board and the fans.
Players with high adaptability are less likely to get homesick as they are better able to adjust to new countries and cultures.
Teams in a strong financial position who consistently fill out their stadiums are prime candidates for stadium expansion.
The board may decide to build a new stadium if you don't own your current ground or if you are unable to expand it further.
Sending youngsters out on loan is a great way for them to get competitive match experience.
When a player has just returned from injury it's a good idea to build his match fitness up through reserve fixtures and then slowly reintroduce him back into the first-team.
The key attributes required for a player in a specific position and role are highlighted on their player profile for the 'Role and Duty' selected. Pay close attention to these in order to get the most out of his performances.
Be wary when declaring an interest in another job. Your current employers may not take too kindly to you casting glances elsewhere.
You can increase your popularity with your club's board if you deny speculation in the media that links you to another job.
You can improve squad morale by winning football matches or rewarding them with new contracts.
You can damage a player's morale if you continuously make offers for players at other clubs who play in the same position.
Be careful when asking an injured player to take an injection and play through the pain barrier for a game. There is a risk that you may upset him so save these instances for really important matches.
One of the best ways to ensure you do not run into debt is by keeping an eye on your total wage budget. The board will be more appreciative if you stay within the limits set.
When managing a low profile club, arranging friendly games during the pre-season against high profile teams is a great way to boost your club's finances through additional gate receipts.
Having players in your squad who list one another as favoured personnel will generally benefit the team.
When negotiating contract terms with a player, you should consider how additional bonuses may impact your club's finances.
When setting club competition bonuses, a higher bonus is likely to motivate your players more, but be careful not to stretch the finances too thinly.
When setting club competition bonuses, a low bonus may save the club a lot of money, but it may also upset or demoralise your players.
Allowing a player to play for your reserve or equivalent team could prove useful for members of your first-team squad who are just on their way back from an injury lay-off or who are lacking match fitness.
You can check out what past club stars and favourites are doing now by clicking the 'Where Are They Now' option from the 'Best Eleven' screen.
You can ask your board to relay the pitch if it has fallen into a poor state.
If your club have not been packing out the stands, the board will consider allocating a match a 'fan day', where offers are made to allow fans into the stadium cut-price.
A Head of Youth Development will mainly influence the personalities of your annual youth intake. In some cases they will affect the type of player being produced by your academy; for example their positions, roles, and attributes.
Junior Coaching helps to determine the quality of newgen produced at a club.
Youth Recruitment helps to determine the quality of newgen produced at a club.
Youth Facilities help to determine the quality of newgen produced at a club.
Training Facilities help to determine the progression rate for your first team players.
Frequently altering the squad status of a player risks unsettling him and may make him unhappy.
Players aged 24 and above are less likely to see dramatic improvements to their attributes through training or natural progression.
Goalkeepers will generally peak and enjoy their best footballing years between the ages of 31 and 35.
Defenders will generally peak and enjoy their best footballing years between the ages of 27 and 32.
Midfielders will generally peak and enjoy their best footballing years between the ages of 27 and 32.
Strikers will generally peak and enjoy their best footballing years between the ages of 26 and 31.
Players will naturally develop their mental attributes through experience as they get older.
Physical attributes decline naturally and sometimes dramatically towards the end of their playing careers.
You can manually balance the funds allotted to you between the transfer and wage budgets. To do this, adjust the slider on the Budget Adjustment panel in the Club Vision screen, then click 'Confirm'. This is particularly useful if your board are unwilling to give you any more transfer or wage funds.