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How to manage Set-Pieces on Football Manager

Effective set-piece routines for attacking / defending corners and free-kicks, as well as throw-ins. This guide includes personal recommendations and doesn't cover all possible ways to set up set-pieces. Written for Football Manager 2015.

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Football Manager Guides - How to manage Set-Pieces on Football Manager

Attacking Corners: Near Post

Now it is time to look at the near post corner. This is the most common area for teams to deliver corners into, and it can be very effective if prepared correctly. Once again, we’ll focus on where you instruct your players to be and what these instructions do to contribute to your corner. As before, we’ll presume the AMC takes the corners.

This time, we have both DC players attacking the near post area. We presume them to have the best aerial skills and so they should be in the key area. We have the striker challenging the keeper in case the ball slips through past the near post area towards the goalkeeper. One player (the MC in this case) attacks the ball from deep, occupying one of the opposition’s defenders. Another player on the far post will occupy another defender, creating more space at the near post area. We have three other players going forward to attack the ball/occupy defenders. And as usual, two players stay back if needed to cover our bases.

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