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How to Create The BEST Tactic on Football Manager!
How to Create The BEST Tactic on Football Manager!
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This is the ULTIMATE Guide on How to create the BEST tactics on Football Manager! Make sure to watch the full video to understand properly!
How to avoid getting into heavy debt
How to avoid getting into heavy debt
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7 quick tips to help you get your finances under control on FM24 & stop your board from stepping in and selling your best players. Written by ThrowingCopperFM.
How Set Pieces work in FM24
How Set Pieces work in FM24
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The Set Pieces system has been refreshed in Football Manager 2024 with a new Set Piece Creator and the introduction of Set Piece Coaches. Here's a how-to guide.
FM24 Match Engine Upgrades
FM24 Match Engine Upgrades
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Vastly improved the way players behave, from animation locomotion upgrades to player rotation enhancements. Plus a brand-new player role, as well as improvements to ball physics and matchday lighting.
Offloading Players Changed in FM24
Offloading Players Changed in FM24
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The introduction of Intermediaries and enhanced functionality for Agents make it easier to sell players in FM24 and work on your next rebuild project.
FM24 Smarter Transfers & Finance
FM24 Smarter Transfers & Finance
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Smarter opposition recruitment is the order of the day for Football Manager 2024. You will face more competition in the transfer market, so brace for battle.
How to use ChatGPT for Football Manager
How to use ChatGPT for Football Manager
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This guide explains more about how you can use ChatGPT for Football Manager as a reference point / guide or even as a smart assistant.
How to Play as a DoF in Football Manager
How to Play as a DoF in Football Manager
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There are 2 makeshift ways to play a Director of Football save. One is for those without access to the in-game editor, while the other requires the editor.
FM23 Squad Planner Explained
FM23 Squad Planner Explained
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The Squad Planner is all about helping you plan your recruitment out for the season. It's a brand new area in Football Manager 2023.
Football Manager 2023 New Tactical Instructions
Football Manager 2023 New Tactical Instructions
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The new tactical instructions for FM23 will help empower defensive managers. We take a deeper look into the changes in team instructions on Football Manager 2023.
Competition and Law Changes in FM23
Competition and Law Changes in FM23
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Every year there are changes made to football, in this article we cover some major changes made and what to expect in your FM23 saves.
Quick Tips: Rebuilding a Club
Quick Tips: Rebuilding a Club
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Looking to rebuild but not sure where to start and what to focus on first? This easy to follow roadmap will get your Football Manager rebuild running smoothly.
How to shut down opponents in away games on Football Manager
How to shut down opponents in away games on Football Manager
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Advice by Knap on how to see out away games in Football Manager. Ideas by an expert tactician for a SUS (shut up shop) tactic. These tips specifically apply to FM 2022.
Playing the Mentality Game - A Black Cat's story
Playing the Mentality Game - A Black Cat's story
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How understanding team mentality helped me battle relegation with Sunderland in the SkyBet Championship.
Replacing Roles on Football Manager
Replacing Roles on Football Manager
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Here is an easy step by step process of how to replace adventurous roles with simpler roles on FM22.
How to create a tactic on Football Manager 2022
How to create a tactic on Football Manager 2022
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My step by step process to creating a successful tactic on Football Manager 2022. A tactic creation guide for beginners with screenshots. Create your own tactic on FM22.
CONCACAF Format Changes // New in FM22?
CONCACAF Format Changes // New in FM22?
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CONCACAF has launched a major new restructuring of their competitions. Just in case FM22 inputs these changes, we have you covered, detailing what to expect.
Football Manager 2022 New Player Role: Wide Centre-Back
Football Manager 2022 New Player Role: Wide Centre-Back
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One brand new player role is coming to Football Manager 2022. We take a deeper look into the new role added on FM 2022; the Wide Centre-Back.
European Competition Changes // New in FM22?
European Competition Changes // New in FM22?
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Thanks to UEFA's announcements in May 2021 - FM22 may implement the new changes. Here we describe all the changes and potential impact on your saves in FM22.
How to minimize injuries in Football Manager 2020 by up to 70%
How to minimize injuries in Football Manager 2020 by up to 70%
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We look at how, by using your physio properly, you can reduce the number of injuries suffered by your squad by up to 70% over the course of a season. Preventing injuries in Football Manager 2020.
How to approach a match from start to finish on Football Manager
How to approach a match from start to finish on Football Manager
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A step by step quick guide by FuSS outlining how to select lineup, how to do team-talks, set up OIs, rotate shouts, and adapt to your opponent. Written for FM 2020.
Determination in FM20 – What is it and how can I improve it?
Determination in FM20 – What is it and how can I improve it?
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What is player determination and, as it cannot be trained, can we do anything to improve this most wanted player attribute in Football Manager?
My Football Philosophy Index - A Squad Building Approach
My Football Philosophy Index - A Squad Building Approach
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FPI is an idea I came up with to leverage being able to export FM data to Excel, in order to adopt a recruitment strategy matching a particular tactical DNA.
Europa League 2 // New in FM20
Europa League 2 // New in FM20
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The new competition is in FM 2020 - it is imperative to understand how it works and what it means for you.
Is there an attacking bias in Football Manager?
Is there an attacking bias in Football Manager?
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In today's Treasure Hunting blog post, we want to explore the question: Does Football Manager favour attacking tactics over defensive ones?
Football Manager 2019 New Tactical Styles Explained
Football Manager 2019 New Tactical Styles Explained
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Preset tactical styles make their debut on Football Manager 2019. We take a look at the new tactical styles on FM 2019 to explain what each of them does. WIP.
Top Tips for Healthy Finances on Football Manager
Top Tips for Healthy Finances on Football Manager
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Financial management is one of the most important things on Football Manager. This article will hopefully give you some key tips to improve your club's finances.
Can the Football Manager AI figure out your tactic?
Can the Football Manager AI figure out your tactic?
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Myth or Fact? Does the Football Manager match engine AI work out your tactic after a while or not? We reveal official insights by Sports Interactive.
Adjusting FM Tactics to Exploit Opposition Weakness
Adjusting FM Tactics to Exploit Opposition Weakness
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Analyzing the opponent and adjusting your Football Manager tactic to exploit weaknesses you're able to find. A tactical approach by @DistanceCovered.
Setting up Football Manager for more international / realistic regens
Setting up Football Manager for more international / realistic regens
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Did some testing on FM 2018 in an attempt to achieve a better, more healthier transfer market that doesn't end up with tons of English talent and only a few others.
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