Football Manager Guides
The ultimate game guide in the making. Articles grouped in chapters. You could contribute one!
An in-depth Football Manager guide by sporadicsmiles. Know yourself and know your opposition are key to be successful at the game.
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?
Struggling to get the best out of a player? Understanding their attributes is the key to success - updated for FM21.
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.
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.
Every player is unique - understanding a player's personality is key to unlocking their potential on Football Manager. An essential guide to player personalities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What exactly is Current & Potential Ability? Really, how good is a high potential player and can you be fooled FM?
Does "Finishing" actually mean a player is a good goal scorer? No - it doesn't. So what does "Finishing" and other attributes mean?
Unlike FIFA where one attribute define a player's shot power for example - FM uses a combination of attributes to perform player actions.
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.