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New to the game? Articles in the area will help you get to grips with FM terminology and shortcuts.


Football Manager Keyboard Shortcuts
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List of the default key shortcuts for Football Manager 2012
Football Manager Abbreviations and Terminology
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A collection of Abbreviations, Terminology and Slang to help you understand FM fan chat and more
Back to Football Managers Basics - 01 - Getting Started
Back to Football Managers Basics - 01 - Getting Started
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Complete end to end process from starting a new save, taking charge of a club and developing that club into a world beater. Initial chapter is about setting goals, and taking your first steps.
Back to Football Managers Basics - 02 - Backroom Staff
Back to Football Managers Basics - 02 - Backroom Staff
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Second chapter is about getting to know your backroom staff. Don't skip any meetings because it's really important to build good relationships with your staff.
Back to Football Managers Basics - 03 - PreSeason
Back to Football Managers Basics - 03 - PreSeason
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Third chapter is about ensuring your team is properly prepared for a long and demanding season. We go through all pre-season aspects, plus sorting out the squads.
Back to Football Managers Basics - 04 - Tactical Approach
Back to Football Managers Basics - 04 - Tactical Approach
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Fourth chapter is about shaping a tactical framework. That means choosing formation, aiming for a certain style of football, defining your club's DNA, and assessing your players' strengths and weaknesses.
Back to Football Managers Basics - 05 - Training Explained
Back to Football Managers Basics - 05 - Training Explained
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Fifth chapter is about understanding training. The training module changed in FM 2019, so we have a brief look at how things work now and best practices.
Beginners' Guide to Football Manager 2021
Beginners' Guide to Football Manager 2021
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New to FM21 or need help with starting up a save? This guide will help you walk take your first steps into Football Manager 2021.
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