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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.
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.
How to improve your club's finances on Football Manager
How to improve your club's finances on Football Manager
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Which factors affect club finances? How to keep your balance tight and increase your earnings without cheating? What steps to take? This is what you’ll learn in this guide. Freshly written for FM 2014.
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?
Football Manager Basics: Player Attributes and Roles Explained
Football Manager Basics: Player Attributes and Roles Explained
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Learn what each attribute means and which are the key attributes for each role and duty on the field. Updated for Football Manager 2014!
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 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 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.
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.
FM12 Guide - Training & Match Preparation
FM12 Guide - Training & Match Preparation
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FM2012 Training Masterclass is an updated version of its FM2011 predecessor
Guide to Lower League Management (LLM)
Guide to Lower League Management (LLM)
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The definitive guide to managing in the lower leagues. What team to choose? How to handle finances? What players to look for? This (plus a lot more) is what you'll learn in this guide for LLaMas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mentality Ladder: Understanding Fluidity and Duty
The Mentality Ladder: Understanding Fluidity and Duty
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This Football Manager guide analyzes a practical framework which will help you organize a tactic under different fluidity/mentality combinations and give you tips on applying specific tactical settings.
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.
FM13 - Regens intake dates
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If you're always on the lookout for quality newgens in Football Manager 2013, this list of dates will help you find them the moment they are generated.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How to create a title-winning squad on Football Manager
How to create a title-winning squad on Football Manager
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A guide which covers the most fundamental aspects of any title-winning side. Follow this guide and find yourself becoming one of the true legends within the game.
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
FM11 Guide - Staff
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What your staff do and what makes them good
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