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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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