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Understanding Player Attributes - Football Manager Guide
Understanding Player Attributes - Football Manager Guide
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Struggling to get the best out of a player? Understanding their attributes is the key to success - updated for FM21.
Utilizing Player Attributes on Football Manager
Utilizing Player Attributes on Football Manager
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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.
Managing a New Club - FM 2021 Guide
Managing a New Club - FM 2021 Guide
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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!
Man Marking Guide for FM 2020
Man Marking Guide for FM 2020
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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.
Mentality Analysis and the Football Manager Tactics Creator
Mentality Analysis and the Football Manager Tactics Creator
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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.
RDF Development Guide & Training Schedules for FM20
RDF Development Guide & Training Schedules for FM20
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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?
How I Approach FM: Tactical Frameworks & Squad Building
How I Approach FM: Tactical Frameworks & Squad Building
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An in-depth Football Manager guide by sporadicsmiles. Know yourself and know your opposition are key to be successful at the game.
Football Manager 2020 Pairs & Combinations Guide
Football Manager 2020 Pairs & Combinations Guide
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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.
Common Misconceptions When Building Football Manager Tactics
Common Misconceptions When Building Football Manager Tactics
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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 Guide // Updated for FM20
Player Traits Guide // Updated for FM20
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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.
Football Manager Current and Potential Ability Guide
Football Manager Current and Potential Ability Guide
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CA, PA and Star Ratings - What Exactly Does it All Mean?
FM 2019 Training Module Masterclass
FM 2019 Training Module Masterclass
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The one true training guide for Football Manager 2019. A collective effort by Seb Wassell, Rashidi, Cleon and herne79. Officially approved training tips.
The Mentality Masterplan & Basics Revisited
The Mentality Masterplan & Basics Revisited
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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.
Football Manager 2019 Newgen / Regen Youth Intake Dates
Football Manager 2019 Newgen / Regen Youth Intake Dates
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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.
Football Manager Tips & Tricks to stay on top of your game
Football Manager Tips & Tricks to stay on top of your game
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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.
LLM Guide for Football Manager 2018 by Jamie
LLM Guide for Football Manager 2018 by Jamie
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Struggling with Lower League Management in FM18? We have a few tips for you.
Football Manager 2018 Regen / Newgen Youth Intake Dates
Football Manager 2018 Regen / Newgen Youth Intake Dates
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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.
How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
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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.
How to set up a Defensive 4-4-2 Diamond Narrow on Football Manager
How to set up a Defensive 4-4-2 Diamond Narrow on Football Manager
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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.
Guide to the Libero role in FM 2017 - Total Defending
Guide to the Libero role in FM 2017 - Total Defending
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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.
Training schedule for professional Football Manager teams
Training schedule for professional Football Manager teams
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This is a comprehensive guide on Football Manager team training for the first, second and third team for professional teams.
Football Manager 2017 Regen / Newgen Youth Intake Dates
Football Manager 2017 Regen / Newgen Youth Intake Dates
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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.
Football Manager Current and Potential Ability Explained
Football Manager Current and Potential Ability Explained
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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.
How to manage Set-Pieces on Football Manager
How to manage Set-Pieces on Football Manager
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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.
How To Master Training On Football Manager
How To Master Training On Football Manager
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Learn how to get the best out of training on Football Manager 2015. This guide covers all the aspects of training and it's intended for both beginners and veterans alike.
Football Manager Pairs & Combinations: Selecting Player Roles & Duties
Football Manager Pairs & Combinations: Selecting Player Roles & Duties
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The complete Football Manager guide into the pairings and combinations that will help you come up with a logical selection of instructions when selecting the player roles and duties for your team. Updated for Football Manager 2015.
Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager
Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager
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Facing injury problems? Follow our comprehensive guide to best arm yourself with in-depth insight that will enable you to fight injuries off and give your team the comparative advantage. Freshly written for FM 2015.
Pitch Perfect - Football Manager Guide to Pitch Dimensions
Pitch Perfect - Football Manager Guide to Pitch Dimensions
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Pitches are the often overlooked home advantage, forget the 12th man, each blade of grass can be your teams best friend or worst enemy!
Developing Youth Players On Football Manager
Developing Youth Players On Football Manager
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This guide offers you advice on the best ways to get current ability on par with potential ability. A brief look at team training, individual training, coaching staff, facilities, tutoring and game time.
Football Manager Basics: Staff Attributes and Training Ratings Explained
Football Manager Basics: Staff Attributes and Training Ratings Explained
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Learn what each staff attribute means, which are the key attributes for each training area and for each club job. Updated for Football Manager 2014!
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