Football Manager Guides
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Tutoring is greatly underrated and underused by many in the FM community, but it is a very simple tool that makes youth development a whole lot more successful.
A Football Manager guide to youth and how to get the most out of them.
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.
The eleven step guide to help kick start your playing experience with Football Manager 2014.
Struggling to get the best out of a player? Understanding their attributes is the key to success - updated for FM21.
This is a comprehensive guide on Football Manager team training for the first, second and third team for professional teams.
A few helpful tips that can help make managing a flexible tactics system much easier.
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.
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.
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.
How to create a new nation in Football Manager 2012 from clubs originally in another nation.
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.
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?
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 2021.
Pitches are the often overlooked home advantage, forget the 12th man, each blade of grass can be your teams best friend or worst enemy!
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?
A beginner’s guide to surviving the boot on Football Manager 2014.
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.
The way that you manage transitions plays an integral part in deciding whether you play a short passing possession orientated style or whether you adopt a more direct approach.
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.
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!
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.
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.
My personal guide to Lower Level Management
Struggling with Lower League Management in FM18? We have a few tips for you.
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.
Football Manager 2013 has introduced the Director of Football, who, while not being perfect, is a great asset in FM 13 if used correctly.
This tactical guide for Football Manager aims to show that defensive football can be great football and doesn’t mean you shut up shop and never attack. Written by Cleon Hobson.