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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.
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.
FM13 Individual Training Guide
FM13 Individual Training Guide
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Detailed guide for selecting individual training roles in Football Manager 2013.
A Guide to the A-League
A Guide to the A-League
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Playing the Australian league on Football Manager can be both a fun and rewarding process, while also providing good amounts of frustration.
Flexible Tactics System
Flexible Tactics System
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How to make your team have perfect familiarity with as many tactics as you want.
Philosophy, creative freedom and formation
Philosophy, creative freedom and formation
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Why is it that the TC changes the creative freedom values for every philosophy? Do some philosophies fit more to specific tactical shapes / formations than others?
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.
Tips for a Flexible Tactics System
Tips for a Flexible Tactics System
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A few helpful tips that can help make managing a flexible tactics system much easier.
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.
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.
Understanding Tactics: 11 Basic Principles
Understanding Tactics: 11 Basic Principles
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The eleven step guide to help kick start your playing experience with Football Manager 2014.
Transfers Tips
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Player Traits Guide // Updated for FM20
Player Traits Guide // Updated for FM20
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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.
Guide for Smaller Teams.
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Mistakes to avoid to keep your job in FM14
Mistakes to avoid to keep your job in FM14
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A beginner’s guide to surviving the boot on Football Manager 2014.
Common Misconceptions When Building Football Manager Tactics
Common Misconceptions When Building Football Manager Tactics
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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.
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.
Match Guide: Managing morale and confidence
Match Guide: Managing morale and confidence
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A brief guide that explains how to best handle press conferences and team talks in order to give an edge to your team or at least make your team fight for every ball on the pitch.
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.
Guide for smaller teams in FM2008
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Good information for beginners
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.
LoL Guide
LoL Guide
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My personal guide to Lower Level Management
36 Basic Tips of Managing
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The Mentality Masterplan & Basics Revisited
The Mentality Masterplan & Basics Revisited
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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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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