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[Write for us] How to build a team on FM

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Stam's avatar Administrators Stam 2013-11-04 13:47
gr 2525 posts 944 likes joined Oct 03, 2006
Our tactics guide "How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager" was an instant hit, and therefore it makes sense to build on that success and continue producing more quality guides for the community.

You know the drill. I'll give you all the factors we need to talk about. You'll tell me which one(s) you're confident you could write about. Remember we're after a very simple way of explaining the various aspects of team-building and what to do.

evaluate squad - check out your squad, hear what backroom staff say, decide who to keep and who to sell

semi-pro clubs - top priority should be to turn pro and offer full-time contracts

budget & finances - make realistic calculation for your current budget and potential sales, so you can have an estimate budget to use in first transfer window

revise staff - changing your staff if you can do better RandydeB

establish philosophy - do you care having a philosophy or will you try to adapt to current squad's strength to come up with something that can win games Neal

searching & scouting - talk about player search filters and using your scouts, mention player personalities when picking potential targets RandydeB/Rablador

signing new players - next is making offers and negotiations Lucas

loans - especially with lower league teams, using future fees LFC

training & interaction - after negotiating it's time for individual training and interaction with players RandydeB

youth development - what to do with your youth squad, looking to the future RandydeB

fine-tuning - how to maintain and improve the team Akash

Now it's when you declare interest to write about specific factors. Let's try to be quick and efficient with this guide.
You have until Sunday 10 November to write and submit your parts.
Write in simple words anyone can understand and keep the steps bite-sized.
This post was edited by Justice (2013-11-06 18:46, 5 years ago)
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NVDTahir's avatar Group NVDTahir 2013-11-04 19:02
gb 640 posts 73 likes joined Oct 21, 2013
Nice one Stam, cheers!
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Akash's avatar Group Akash 2013-11-04 19:35
hm 1020 posts 178 likes joined Feb 12, 2012
I'll take on Fine Tuning.
RandydeB's avatar Group RandydeB 2013-11-04 19:36
nl 316 posts 71 likes joined Feb 10, 2011
Youth - Scouting - Training
Lucas's avatar Group Lucas 2013-11-04 19:39
gb 965 posts 104 likes joined Jun 10, 2013
Will probably do Signing new players :)
Current Team: AS Monaco & Tunisia
Past Clubs On Save: Real Unión
Year: 2017/18
Manager: Dionisio Villanueva
Honors: 1 x Spanish 2nd Division B2, 1 x LIGA Adelante, 1 x Spanish Cup, 1 x LIGA BBVA, 1 x World Cup
RandydeB's avatar Group RandydeB 2013-11-04 19:42
nl 316 posts 71 likes joined Feb 10, 2011
Can do staff as well if nobody wants that part
Akash's avatar Group Akash 2013-11-04 19:46
hm 1020 posts 178 likes joined Feb 12, 2012
Let's get Arvind to do something. He is pretty good when it comes to team building, in my opinion.
LFC's avatar LFC 2013-11-04 19:48
00 1504 posts 125 likes joined Jul 19, 2013
I can probably do loans.
Neal's avatar Group Neal 2013-11-04 23:38
us 3404 posts 401 likes joined Oct 24, 2012
I'll do Establish Philosophy!
Rablador's avatar Group Rablador 2013-11-04 23:50
gb 940 posts 259 likes joined May 26, 2013
I'll take searching & scouting :)
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RandydeB's avatar Group RandydeB 2013-11-05 11:14
nl 316 posts 71 likes joined Feb 10, 2011
you're not taking away my scouting :(
gert78's avatar Group gert78 2014-01-28 20:30
be 127 posts 2 likes joined Dec 07, 2010
Is this one still a work in progress or did I just miss this one?

Really want to read the finished guide ;-)
tbendis's avatar Group tbendis 2014-01-29 00:54
hr 951 posts 57 likes joined Mar 11, 2012
Because I am obviously the best FM player in the world when it comes to Budgets and Finances, I have dibs

Case in point: Hajduk has a transfer budget of 60 M €
Check out the Adriatic Adventure, by yours truly
captainbrickarms's avatar Group captainbrickarms 2014-01-29 06:57
gb 349 posts 62 likes joined Oct 03, 2013
I'll do evaluation of squad if no one else wants to
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Justice's avatar Group Justice 2014-01-29 07:28
00 5596 posts 703 likes joined Feb 11, 2013
Just a couple of months late guys :(
As far as I know, most pieces have been written up for this but Stam may not have had the time to put it all together. If anybody is interested in helping, send him a Private Message :)

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