Football Manager Guides
The ultimate game guide in the making. Articles grouped in chapters. You could contribute one!
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.
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.
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.
Every player is unique - understanding a player's personality is key to unlocking their potential on Football Manager. An essential guide to player personalities.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unlike FIFA where one attribute define a player's shot power for example - FM uses a combination of attributes to perform player actions.
Does "Finishing" actually mean a player is a good goal scorer? No - it doesn't. So what does "Finishing" and other attributes mean?
What exactly is Current & Potential Ability? Really, how good is a high potential player and can you be fooled FM?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.