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FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

Get to know your squad, best lineup and scouted players in a blink of an eye with this super useful tool for Football Manager.

By Updated on Sep 20, 2021   237451 views   198 comments
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Downloads: 33393 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
Football Manager 2023 Tools - FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download
Welcome to the official download page of FM Lineup Tool.
I've created this tool - mostly for the FM Players who are short on time - where you can see a lot of information about your team, and the perfect lineup for your tactic (based on player attributes) from a single export file that you make in FM.
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People who want to put FM Lineup Tool on other sites, you may link back here but you cannot host any files yourselves. Thank you!

The story behind FM Lineup Tool

If you are like me and struggling when you are new to a team, your assistant rates half your team 3 stars, you go over the players to see their attributes, but one hour later you have lost track of how good someone was and you still don't know which player is actually the best in which position... and you actually don't have the time to study your players, because life has limited your FM gametime... and another evening is gone without playing a single match because you were lost doing things you don't want to spend time on...

Or when you change teams during a career, and the minute after you changed teams you feel your save is ruined, because all the players you are familiar with are gone, and you don't know anyone in the new team, how will you ever familiarize yourself with all the new players and sort out this new squad....

Well for that I've made this tool for myself (and am now opening it up to anyone). It uses no hidden features or data, everything the tool uses is available in FM itself.

It provides you a quick, and easy to understand lineup and information on your team so you can familiarize yourself very easily with new teams. It also makes a lineup for you based on the player attributes and what the game tells is important for the role/position, it actually replaces the manual steps that some people do of making excels or doing the attribute math in your head - because of course if your assistant rates 5 players the same number of stars in the same role, you want to use the attributes that are at your disposal)

Like the quote of my tool says, for me it's the tool "to get to know your squad, best lineup and scouted players in the blink of an eye" and no longer a process that takes to much time (for the way I play the game and for where I want to spend time on... )

FM Lineup Tool Features

There are two different modes the tool supports and shows different info for, normal Club Manager mode and International manager.

Club Manager
  • From a single export of your squad screen (with a view that comes with the tool) you can see all important information of your team, and the best lineup and subs for the tactic you are using.
  • See detail popup of individual players.
  • Filter per position or your entire squad on easy preset filters, and see ranking per position/role.
  • Make an export of your "Player Search" screen (with a view that comes with the tool) and you can see which players will be interesting to sign - also easy to filter with the same filter as in your squad view.

International Manager
  • From a single export of your squad screen (same view that can be used as for club manager) you can see all important information of your national team's selection and the best lineup + subs for the tactic you are using.
  • See detail popup of individual players.
  • Same as for club manager mode, filter per position or filter your entire squad.
  • Make an export of your National Pool or Player search screen to see which player you can consider to call up to the national squad (easy to filter as your own squad).
  • Or even easier, go to the "Selection Changes" page where based on your current squad + national pool export the tool says which players you better remove from your selection and which you should call up. (this is done by making 2 times a best eleven + 3rd best GK = proposal of 23 players to be called up).

Other features
  • You can configure your FM Graphics folder, this will allow the tool to load & show player faces and team logos.
  • You can add your own tactics or position definitions via the Configurator -> Tactics or Positions menu link on top of the tool.
  • The tool comes with view both for Full Fat FM21 and FM21 Touch.

It comes with an auto-updater

Important to know

  • For now the tool only works when the FM language is set to English (UK, not US) or Dutch.
  • Only Euro, Pound and Dollar is supported as currency setting of FM.
  • Check the date format used in the FM exports, you can configure the correct date format in the FM Lineup Tool (by default d/m/yyyy is configured, meaning dates are like 2/12/2003 or 26/4/2005).

How to use the FM Lineup Tool

This how to is also shown on startup (when you open the tool) and can be accessed via Help -> How To. It contains a lot of useful information on how to use the FM Lineup tool.

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Downloads: 33393 / Size: 1.7 MB / Added: 2021-09-08
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Discussion: FM Lineup Tool - Exclusive Download

198 comments have been posted so far.

  • NickJatNite's avatar
    I still cannot get this working

    Unhandled exception

    the "th" start tag on line 163 position 3 does not match the end tag of 'tr' on Line 175. position 3
  • DivineGrace's avatar
    @JoseBourinho56 and @ruths0n

    I got this error, any idea? I changed Awaiting treatment to - and "-" but no luck

    System.Xml.XmlException: 'MsoNormalTable' is an unexpected token. The expected token is '"' or '''. Line 1, position 27.
  • bezman's avatar
    When I save the webpage using Ctrl P it only saves my homepage and not the team. Has anyone got any ideas on this at all please.
  • Gimli's avatar
    new error
    Object reference not set to an instance of object.
  • JoseBourinho56's avatar
    Ruths0n's fix works.

    Brilliant. Even quicker than having to edit it each time in Notepad++.
  • kev1912's avatar
    i cant get this to work, keep getting 'input string was not in correct format' can anyone help me please
  • SirBroccolia's avatar
    How do I load my shortlisted player?
  • mholden's avatar
    still not able to get it working for fm23 i have tried everything, so any help would be appreciated?!
  • ruths0n's avatar
    Good Tipp, I changed it a bit.

    I changed the custom view and deleted the Time Out and replaced it with Appearance. Print it, change the point "Apps" into "Time Out" and save that file. Now you can load this file into lineup tool
  • Sotiris's avatar
    Does not work
    It does not load team
  • harrow's avatar

    IT WORKS on FM23. I'm using it now!
  • kev1878's avatar
    doesnt work for fm23 i have tried everything, this tool is brilliant so i really need to get it working any help would be appreciated?!
  • harrow's avatar
    Once you Ctrl P and save it on PC, open it via webpage...look for a column named: Time Out. Then you need to inspect element for that column, most of them will state Awaiting Treatment. Then using the element replace Awaiting Treament with this little dash only - ...All of the column needs to be changed to the dash. Once done save the webpage back to PC. load it with this tool. happy days
  • MainBeatZ's avatar
    Pls update the Lineup Tool
  • ben_allen76's avatar
    Ive used this for FM22 no problem, but when i try and import the team using fm23 i get this :

    Failed to load the export. Make sure you have selected the correct 'FM Lineup Tool view' in Football Manager before exporting as a web page

    Anyone got a fix for this?

  • harrow's avatar
    Woot Woot, I got it working!
  • harrow's avatar
    Hey all, Can someone put up a guide on how to utilise this app with FM23 please. I am having difficulties :(
  • Strawzy's avatar
    FM23 Error "Input string is not in the correct format"
    Nevermind, you can open the .html file in VS Code and change all the awaiting treatment to "-" and it will load. Great tool thanks
  • Strawzy's avatar
    FM23 Error "Input string is not in the correct format"
  • madarareyis's avatar
    It seems like program is not working with fm23
  • Desertik's avatar
    im stuck here :
    Press CTRL+P (print) and SAVE AS WEBPAGE to whatever file/folder you like (like mysquad.html).

    i need better explanations :/
  • Stu352's avatar
    Cannot load views. Cannot load Squad view. Tried all fixes and nothing works. Using WTS skin atm.

  • enes28's avatar
    Congrats on a very nice and useful tool. It worked quite successfully. The app has seen the face pack. I create tactics, assign roles and quickly get to know the team. Thanks again sir.

    I wonder how you were able to read so much data into the application. :)

    Needs create beautiful things. :)
  • endrick's avatar
    i am not able to copy with ctrl+a, when i press it nothing happens.. any suggestions?
  • SirBroccolia's avatar
    Anybody know how to fix this issue?
    "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue ,the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately.

    Error converting the date, please check the date format in the options"

    EDIT: Found the solution, just got to change the date formal from d/M/yyyy to d/m/yyyy (yep uppercase to lowercase)

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