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Football Manager 2021 Hints and Tips

The complete set of hints and tips exactly as they appear in FM21. First seen here on :)

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Football Manager Hints and Tips - Football Manager 2021 Hints and Tips


It is possible to check on your fans' confidence. This can be an important indication of whether your team is heading in the right direction and producing the expected results.

Every pre-season you have the option to hold an intra-squad friendly where the squad is split into two different teams, or you can arrange for your first team to play against your youth team.

The Tactical Advice Meeting is held before every match to provide you with tips for the coming fixture.

You can set tactical tweaks for the 'next match only' in the pre-match team selection screens, adjusting for each opponent as necessary.

You can customise which match stats are shown to you at half time and full time.

Use the Touchline Tablet to show the information you think is most important during a match. Arm yourself with the information you need to win.

If a player's condition icon displays in green and is full, he is ready to play to full capacity. If it's red and empty, there are significant doubts about his ability to play.

Expected Goals, or xG, is a metric measuring the quality of a shot based on several variables including but not limited to: shot type, shot angle, distance from goal and the position of defending players.

In simple terms, scoring more goals than your xG means you are finishing chances better than expected, whereas scoring less means you are wasting them.

The xG Shot Map shows where your best chances were taken from and whether your team put them away.

You can use Recruitment Meetings before and near the end of each transfer window to set up short-term focuses for your scouts in the areas you think need improving.

You can remove positions from discussion in Recruitment Meetings by selecting 'x' when shown a list of recommendations.

You can view your End of Season Review for every season you've played by going to My History -> Milestones and choosing a season.

At the end of the season you will be presented with a pack detailing the major events from your season.

You can request more detailed information in Tutorials by selecting the 'Tell Me More' option.

You can lock players into position on the tactics screen before asking a staff member to fill in the rest of the line-up.

When fielding multiple bids for a player, you can accept an offer and send an ultimatum to the other clubs to match it.

Data analysis graphs can be expanded to be viewed in more detail.

Use the data visualisation graphs to analyse your performances on the pitch and identify where to improve.

You can track a player's developmental progress on their Development -> Progress screen.

Parent clubs are more open to accepting loan offers from their feeder clubs than other teams.

Players at parent clubs are more open to accepting loan offers from feeder clubs where a loan agreement exists between the teams.

During an impending board takeover, an enforced transfer embargo will prevent clubs from signing new players until the takeover is complete.

Criticising referees too often could land you a touchline ban, forcing you to leave the next match in the hands of your Assistant Manager.

You can see a detailed form breakdown for any player in your squad by selecting the 'Reports' Menu bar option and then 'Form'.

You can offer any non-player a role amongst your international team's backroom staff by selecting the 'National Team' action menu from their profile and choosing the desired role.

You can view the international world rankings by selecting the 'World' menu, followed by 'World', and then 'Rankings' from the left-most column.

As an international manager, you can keep up with how potential call-ups and current squad players are faring at club level by selecting 'Request Match Reports' from the 'National Team' menu on their player profile.

Remember that a player will expect appropriate playing time. Don't have too many 'Star Players' if you want to keep everyone happy.

Remember to rotate your starting eleven when possible in order to give all of your players the minutes they want to keep them happy.

When making a new signing be sure to give them a squad status that you will be able to back up with playing time to avoid them becoming unhappy.

Hiring a scout from the country you wish to scout in will result in your club seeing an increase in knowledge of players from that country.

If a club demands an outlandish transfer fee for a player it can be taken as a sign that he is not for sale and you may be better served turning your attention towards alternative targets.

Training is most important to players before they turn 18, after that they will find playing time more beneficial.

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