Football Manager Guides
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Setting up your own personal manager is the most important part of your save. Figuring out the attributes is key to success. Updated for FM 2021.
Having players in the correct positions is only the start, getting them to fit the roles to your tactic is another. A Football Manager guide to player roles. Updated for FM 2021.
A simple approach to Football Manager 2021. This is not an official guide. Sharing my knowledge and tips & tricks I've learned along the way.
In this guide, we'll show you how current ability (CA) is calculated based on a player's attributes and position. We also provide a handy chart showing the attribute weights for all positions and a tool for calculating your squad's current ability.
Every player is unique - understanding a player's personality is key to unlocking their potential on Football Manager. An essential guide to player personalities.
This is a guide, not an exploit. Want the best way to develop players? Also, we have over 30+ training schedules to help adapt to any scenario.
Struggling to get the best out of a player? Understanding their attributes is the key to success - updated for FM21.
What needs to be done in order for your player to perform at a high level? This FM guide will take you through the abilities of players and help you see what combinations of attributes (including hidden attributes) will lead to those abilities.
Jumping into a new club but confused by everything around you? This FM 2021 guide will set you up for success in any new club you manage!
Struggling with being dominated and giving up chances? Losing the battle in midfield? We have looked at a trick to shut down the opponent, and make his passing game dissolve, using man marking on his playmaker.
What is the effect of different instructions, roles and duties on player mentality? My aim is to document the effects to get a better idea of the consequences of my choices.
This is a guide, not an exploit. Should you really be training players in the roles/position they're playing in? How many coaches do you need for best results?
An in-depth Football Manager guide by sporadicsmiles. Know yourself and know your opposition are key to be successful at the game.
The FM20 update for Llama3's complete tactical guide to selecting player roles and duties packed with useful tips to help you get a balance setup together. The ultimate Football Manager guide to pairings & combinations.
A non exhaustive list of the most commonly held ideas which regularly show up in some guise or another when FMers are seeking help with building FM tactics.
Player traits can make or break a tactic, and just when you need your players most - a trait can let you down. Understanding them is crucial to success in Football Manager.
CA, PA and Star Ratings - What Exactly Does it All Mean?
The one true training guide for Football Manager 2019. A collective effort by Seb Wassell, Rashidi, Cleon and herne79. Officially approved training tips.
optimusprimal82 sheds light on some of the less known / exciting aspects of the game. An in-depth guide about how to survive 90 grueling minutes in Football Manager.
FM 2019 Regen Dates. Know when to send your scouts to scan certain nations & discover the next generation of wonderkids. FM19 Newgen Youth Intake Dates exposed.
Jeremy's tips & tricks to make your Football Manager life easier. An in-depth look at FM tips & tricks you'd want to make a habit of.
Struggling with Lower League Management in FM18? We have a few tips for you.
FM 2018 Newgen Dates. Know when to send your scouts to scan certain nations & discover the next generation of wonderkids. FM18 Regen Youth Intake Dates exposed.
What makes a tactic successful? Which factors can we fine-tune until we get ourselves a tactic that works? What steps to take? This is what you’ll learn in this guide. Updated for FM17.
This tactical guide for Football Manager aims to show that defensive football can be great football and doesn’t mean you shut up shop and never attack. Written by Cleon Hobson.
The Libero role seems to have been absorbed and nullified by modern football tendencies. The Libero was a key part of how many teams played a few decades ago.
This is a comprehensive guide on Football Manager team training for the first, second and third team for professional teams.
FM 2017 Regen Dates. Know when to send your scouts to scan a certain nation to discover the next generation of gems that will take the football world by storm.
What does a negative value value mean? Why does it exist? Is ability more important than attributes? What about ability stars? You will find answers to all that.
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.