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How to Score More Goals in Football Manager
How to Score More Goals in Football Manager
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An in-depth guide to how you can score more goals in FM. We'll talk about space, xG, the best chance, philosophy differences, instructions and solutions to common tactical issues.
Where to find the Best Newgens (Youth Ratings) in Football Manager 2022
Where to find the Best Newgens (Youth Ratings) in Football Manager 2022
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Youth ratings are now dynamic - but the question remains where are the best newgens and raw talent produced? This guide has the answer for you.
A Guide to Player Role Abilities (and How To Calculate Them)
A Guide to Player Role Abilities (and How To Calculate Them)
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In this guide, we explain how the star ratings are used to display a player's ability to play in different roles and provide a calculator for you to use.
Utilizing Player Attributes - FM 2022 Guide
Utilizing Player Attributes - FM 2022 Guide
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Unlike FIFA where one attribute define a player's shot power for example - FM uses a combination of attributes to perform player actions.
Player Attributes Explained - FM 2022 Guide
Player Attributes Explained - FM 2022 Guide
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Does "Finishing" actually mean a player is a good goal scorer? No - it doesn't. So what does "Finishing" and other attributes mean?
Current & Potential Ability Guide 2022
Current & Potential Ability Guide 2022
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What exactly is Current & Potential Ability? Really, how good is a high potential player and can you be fooled FM?
How to Find the best Newgens on Football Manager
How to Find the best Newgens on Football Manager
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Finding a world-class wonderkid is a lot more difficult than one might imagine. This guide helps you find the best of them, so you can have an edge over AI clubs in signing them before they do.
Managerial Attributes Guide for Football Manager
Managerial Attributes Guide for Football Manager
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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.
Player Roles Guide for Football Manager
Player Roles Guide for Football Manager
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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.
Football Manager for Dummies - Guide
Football Manager for Dummies - Guide
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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.
The Definitive Guide to Current Ability in Football Manager
The Definitive Guide to Current Ability in Football Manager
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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.
Guide to Player Personalities on Football Manager
Guide to Player Personalities on Football Manager
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Every player is unique - understanding a player's personality is key to unlocking their potential on Football Manager. An essential guide to player personalities.
RDF Training Schedules & Development Guide for FM21
RDF Training Schedules & Development Guide for FM21
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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.
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.
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