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Building your Club with a Plan in Football Manager
Building your Club with a Plan in Football Manager
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This in-depth guide explains how to build your club in Football Manager by trusting the process to lead your team to having the ideal identity you want.
FM24 Training Guide & Schedules by JonasMorais
FM24 Training Guide & Schedules by JonasMorais
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In-depth guide to training and my best training schedules for Football Manager 2024.
YOUTH Development Guide Using Ajax T.I.P.S. Method
YOUTH Development Guide Using Ajax T.I.P.S. Method
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An in-depth guide on the steps I take in any save focused on player development. Learn how I use the different teams at the club, training schedules and staff search filters.
Book of Roles: Central Defenders
Book of Roles: Central Defenders
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There are four centre-back roles in Football Manager. The Central Defender, the Ball-Playing Defender, the No Nonsense Central Defender and the Libero.
Book of Roles: Goalkeepers
Book of Roles: Goalkeepers
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There are two goalkeeper roles in Football Manager. The regular Goalkeeper and the Sweeper Keeper. The latter is suitable to possession based tactical systems with a high defensive line.
Using Machine Learning to Predict Current Ability
Using Machine Learning to Predict Current Ability
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In this article, we present a machine learning model that can be used to accurately predict the current ability of players in FM23.
How to Fix the Mid-Season Slump in Football Manager
How to Fix the Mid-Season Slump in Football Manager
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We tackle the reasons causing a mid-season form fiasco in Football Manager, and then we explain how to overcome the slump.
Why You're Wrong About Training in FM23
Why You're Wrong About Training in FM23
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A different perspective to training in Football Manager that will change the way you approach training in-game. Thoroughly tested in FM23.
Understanding Player Attributes Before Roles
Understanding Player Attributes Before Roles
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Player attributes guide how well a player performs his core skills. Attributes play such a big part of the game. This FM guide details what attributes are and how they impact your players.
STRIKERS In-Depth Football Manager Guide
STRIKERS In-Depth Football Manager Guide
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Introducing striker classes and what striker roles go in each class. Explaining channels and zones and the scenarios certain strikers work and why. An in-depth guide on strikers.
How to win when all the odds are against you in Football Manager
How to win when all the odds are against you in Football Manager
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Punching above your weight, a Football Manager guide. Winning big matches, beating teams better than you and playing on the counter.
How to Defend in Football Manager
How to Defend in Football Manager
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An in-depth guide to how you can defend more effectively in FM. We'll talk about formations, xG, the zones and methods of defending, as well as good defensive setups.
Best Scouting Regions in Football Manager
Best Scouting Regions in Football Manager
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Going nation by nation is too tough to cower the globe for talent. Going by region is best, but that leaves the question - which region should you scout? An essential guide to scouting.
Morale and Relationships in Football Manager
Morale and Relationships in Football Manager
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One wrong slip and it feels like the dressing room can collapse and you lose all support. An essential guide to morale and relationships on FM.
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.
Best Clubs for Newgens in Football Manager
Best Clubs for Newgens in Football Manager
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Looking to start an affiliation or want to be more specific in a region to find good talent? This guide will help you find those clubs. Updated for FM22.
Player Traits Guide // Updated for FM22
Player Traits Guide // Updated for FM22
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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.
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 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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