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Youth Development on Football Manager: Tutoring
Youth Development on Football Manager: Tutoring
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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.
Youth are the future
Youth are the future
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A Football Manager guide to youth and how to get the most out of them.
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.
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.
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.
Transfers Tips
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Nation Database Creation Guide
Regional Nation Database Creation Guide
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How to create a new nation in Football Manager 2012 from clubs originally in another nation.
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.
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?
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.
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 2021.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Mechanizing the Play - Transitions
Mechanizing the Play - Transitions
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
LoL Guide
LoL Guide
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My personal guide to Lower Level Management
LLM Guide for Football Manager 2018 by Jamie
LLM Guide for Football Manager 2018 by Jamie
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Struggling with Lower League Management in FM18? We have a few tips for you.
Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager
Keeping Injuries Under Control on Football Manager
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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.
How to use the Director of Football in FM13
How to use the Director of Football in FM13
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Football Manager 2013 has introduced the Director of Football, who, while not being perfect, is a great asset in FM 13 if used correctly.
How to set up a Defensive 4-4-2 Diamond Narrow on Football Manager
How to set up a Defensive 4-4-2 Diamond Narrow on Football Manager
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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.
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