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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pairs & Combinations FM2015 - UPDATED

    Available for download, the recently updated version of Pairs & Combinations for FM2015. Including new information on roles and duties, as well as...

    Started by llama3‎, 26-11-2013 15:32
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Building A Tactic From The Beginning And Maintaining It Long Term

    NOTE - If you’d prefer to read all of this as separate articles then you can do so via my blog which can be found at www.sisportscentre.com For...

    Started by Cleon‎, 30-10-2014 09:04
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tricking the Wizard – Guide for Understanding the Tactical Creator Dynamics

    I’ve only been on this forum for a couple of weeks, but I’ve already read countless posts from people either asking for or giving advice about...

    Started by jpcote09‎, 15-07-2014 10:14
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Play FM: A Twelve Step Guide

    Before reading: There are many ways in which we interpret football. Some people believe that a team should always employ the same tactic, no matter...

    Started by wwfan‎, 21-10-2013 22:53
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules, FAQ's and Important Links -PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING

    Forum Rules, Important Links and FAQ's Welcome to the Tactic &Training Forum. To ensure this forum is run properly we have devised a set of...

    Started by Cleon‎, 04-11-2012 08:45
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Resources, Websites & Blogs

    I often get a lot of messages in twitter, emails and PM’s on here asking what sites I use to research real life tactic and what blogs I read. So I...

    Started by Cleon‎, 09-02-2013 12:48
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Asking For Help - PLEASE READ THIS

    So many threads are getting closed or going unaswered because people aren't reading the forum rules. So to make it simpler I'll add this bit to...

    Started by Cleon‎, 09-11-2012 09:21
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  1. Cavalier approach misguided?

    Okay so I have set my sights on taking a poor Sunderland side to world domination. I have been advised to play defensive with Sunderland but that is...

    Started by safcrhys‎, 26-02-2015 13:24
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  2. Narrow 4231; patient build-up while retaining counter-attacking force

    I commented in the feedback thread but I think the discussion went out of the scope of that thread, so I continue here instead. Quote Originally...

    Started by BiggusD‎, 27-02-2015 11:20
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  3. AML/R into ML/R

    Hi guys, Ive seen a few posts where some people say that to be better defensively you should drop your AML/R into the midfield strata. But what if...

    Started by JayKinobi‎, 25-02-2015 09:35
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  4. Bust the Net - Football Manager Tactics

    I've already started working on articles while I can, that cover the tactical creation process. The plan is to focus on everything I can in parts....

    Started by rashidi1‎, 16-02-2015 14:59
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    27-02-2015, 10:03 Go to last post
  5. Creating a footballing DNA - Athletic Club

    Background / Preamble/Ramble So, there are a couple of these threads active on the forum already at the moment, and i was very hesitant to post...

    Started by Jambo98‎, 18-01-2015 02:26
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  6. Player Development, Tactical Setups..the DUMDUM setup

    Football Manager is so bloody distracting. I keep coming back to the forums as a lurker, and, I've been spending my time just doing my thang in real...

    Started by rashidi1‎, 16-01-2015 03:09
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  7. Chelsea Tactical Help

    Hi. I have been on these forums for quite a while and have been doing a lot of reading of threads by Cleon, WWWfan and Llama3, particularly the...

    Started by Meylan1910‎, 26-02-2015 13:52
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  8. players who should do well, but don't

    What's the go with players who have ok stats or above for the division, you play them in their position, in the role they like to play and only get...

    Started by chocolatecoatedballs‎, 23-02-2015 01:48
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  9. The 4-5-1 - The swiss army knife of formations?

    I have posted a few replies to people asking for advice lately, focused on the difference between the default 4-2-3-1 formation and the reality of...

    Started by Jambo98‎, 05-12-2014 14:26
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  10. Developing my 4-1-4-1 Further

    So i have had some relative success with a 4-1-4-1 tactic but my main problem is the goals conceded column. I am trying to make my tactic more...

    Started by boblardo‎, 22-12-2014 23:09
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  11. How to choose the correct fluidity ?

    Very many threads have tried to explain this very important tactic option. However, i still face some confusion stemming mainly from the...

    Started by difran8‎, 08-08-2014 04:45
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  12. FM Team Settings Calculator

    I have seen lots of threads recently asking about how different TI's affect the base settings of each mentality. I have created an Excel sheet...

    Started by legskeattch‎, 24-02-2015 18:42
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  13. The Celtic Way

    The one aspect I really like about the FM series is the tactical side of the game.I never share tactics as I believe every team in FM needs it's own...

    Started by balloch_guy‎, 26-02-2015 21:13
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  14. Stupid Questions Thread (Tactic and Training Questions Only)

    Have a question about FM tactics and are afraid it will be flamed or ignored if you open a thread? Write it in here and hopefully one of our many...

    Started by wwfan‎, 16-07-2008 06:29
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  15. Counter attacking thread

    The goal is to master the counter attacking mentality in all shapes and sizes. Im pretty new to tactic building. Ive done plenty of reading) to...

    Started by SirSpecialness‎, 06-11-2014 18:29
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  16. anyone got a successful 15.3 tactic? need ideas not a download i like doing it myself

    has anyone got a good 15.3 tactic, in 15.2.1 my tactics home and away were working brilliantly for Port Vale from league 2 to top of the championship...

    Started by englandmanager‎, 26-02-2015 13:35
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  17. Need help with 3-6-1 DM/WB - Is it even viable?

    Hello! So recently I've been feeling the love towards wing-backs and I just love the idea of them bombing forth wide and either cutting in or...

    Started by Karnack‎, 17-02-2015 09:48
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  18. Tactic Creator Question

    Hi, im new to Football Manager and got an old copy of FM 2012 and was using the Tactic Creator and clicked on Auto Assign Roles/Duties in the...

    Started by Juventus 10‎, 26-02-2015 10:30
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  19. Demonstrating Tactics Using 3D Diagram

    Many of us, who played FIFA 14, noticed that the game has an amazing system of demonstrating creating tactics. Using 4-4-2 as the base formation for...

    Started by pahlovi‎, 24-02-2015 12:59
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  20. Dealing with injuries

    How do you cope with injuries in FM15, guys? I have lot of problems with them and I don't know where do I make mistake. Maybe it's in my training...

    Started by dusziv‎, 25-02-2015 16:13
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  21. Tactic Familiarity

    Si I am just about to play my first game of my fist season as Burton Albion manager. I have done the usual thing with training through pre-season. ...

    Started by anorthernboy‎, 25-02-2015 16:10
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  22. Is imitation the best form of flattery?

    Arrgo Sachi's 442 arose at a time when defensive systems were the rage in Italy, Sides we still using a libero, but he was probably the first to...

    Started by rashidi1‎, 25-02-2015 09:51
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  23. Help picking best formation

    So the story behind my struggle. I found a challenge where you have a brand new club in the EPL with a lot of money and can build the team you like....

    Started by ljwjones‎, 25-02-2015 12:13
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  24. Building A Tactic From The Beginning - THE DISCUSSION THREAD!

    This thread is for discussing Build A Tactic from The Beginning And Maintaining It Long Term thread which is stickied at the top of the forum. ...

    Started by Cleon‎, 30-10-2014 09:47
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  25. The Long Term Approach - Squad Building and Development

    No matter what club you manage or the tactics you use, ideally you should have some kind of long-term vision for the club if you plan on staying for...

    Started by Cleon‎, 07-02-2015 11:07
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  26. Trying to create some 4-1-3-2

    Hey! First of all, sorry for my bad english. Im not from UK, im from sweden. My team on the game is Werder Bremen and i trying to do 2 tactics to...

    Started by nielszen‎, 23-02-2015 01:36
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  27. 90 minutes of torture

    hello everybody, I am in the middle of a Burton Albion save in League 2. my tactic is as follows, GK/D FB/S CD/D CD/D...

    Started by anorthernboy‎, 23-02-2015 13:34
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  28. How would you stop these goals?

    Never had any luck playing away from home against the bigger teams. An Oscar, Hazard, Falcao or Mata will usually destroy me no matter what tactics...

    Started by Sussex Hammer‎, 21-02-2015 13:24
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  29. manager attributes

    need some help can't seem to get my working with youngsters,level of discipline,determination,and adaptability to increase i keep bringing through...

    Started by roynaldo‎, 24-02-2015 16:03
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  30. Do We Need Mentality?

    When I started playing FM, perhaps the biggest mistake I made was picking a Mentality and then layering on all sorts of TIs and PIs simply because I...

    Started by herne79‎, 23-02-2015 13:12
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  31. Draws into wins

    Wondering if anybody could offer some help / guidance on turning draws into wins? In my second season as Barrow manager I've just won the...

    Started by dubbzylad‎, 22-02-2015 17:06
    • Replies: 4
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  32. AI Comebacks in FM15

    Guys, Sorry to say, i just ran over 20 games of 2 teams and i just can't get the grip of AI comebacks in FM15. I am seriously struggling and it's...

    Started by ctfm2012‎, 11-02-2015 08:33
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  33. Does anyone do any in game tactical guides on YouTube?

    I thought the YouTube integration on FM2015 would’ve seen more tactical guides being uploaded but I can't find any decent ones. I'm particularly...

    Started by Colorado‎, 22-02-2015 23:19
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  34. Poll Poll: Emulating Mourinho's Chelsea 2014/2015

    I thought it would be interested to try and replicate Mourinho's Chelsea side, based on how they play and have played this season. The...

    Started by montymastiff‎, 03-12-2014 09:36
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  35. Big problem with conceding goals

    Hey guys, I tried posting this in the Stupid Questions thread, but didn't get much of a response from anyone... I seem to have a big problem with...

    Started by Conman14‎, 23-02-2015 16:01
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  36. FM15 - The community formation experiment

    So this follows on from something i did last year, which people got involved in. Here is last years thread for anyone who is interested: ...

    Started by Jambo98‎, 05-02-2015 21:28
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  37. How to set up Chiellini/Cesar Azpilicueta long throws?

    My 2 fullbacks have long throw ppm as well but they don't do it like how the AI will do. They always only throw it to the edge of the pk box, failing...

    Started by vasilli07‎, 22-02-2015 15:30
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  38. I have a real successful tactic but need some Input on attacking play! Hope you can help here!

    I played two seasons now in the Bundesliga. It always ends in a Head2Head with Bayern. First season i did the double with DFB-Pokal and Bundesliga...

    Started by ClassSix‎, 23-02-2015 09:26
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  39. The Quest for the Flat 442

    Introduction So I have wanted to write this thread now for absolutely ages but never got around to it due to the Christmas holidays and work...

    Started by Draktor‎, 04-01-2015 21:52
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  40. 4-1-4-1 to 4-4-2

    I am writing this post as I have been struggling at this game since fm14. The writing was on the wall from fm13 but with a combination of Clemons...

    Started by Letissier1980‎, 09-02-2015 21:46
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  41. Trequartista + Mark Tighter

    Has anyone used the mark tighter PI with the treq role? And if so, is there a noticeable difference how the player behaves defensively?

    Started by aderow‎, 21-02-2015 17:51
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  42. FM15 The Brazil Box Midfield 4222 tactic?

    Is anybody trying to recreate this? I was using a narrow diamond on my Liverpool save, and managed to get that working, but then I got to...

    Started by DeathJester‎, 18-11-2014 17:58
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  43. Goals Galore - How to prevent so many of them going in!

    I'm after some advice regarding a long standing issue with my defence/keeper leaking goals like there's no tomorrow. I'm winning games and am...

    Started by Griff86‎, 22-02-2015 10:59
    • Replies: 1
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  44. Bringing more out of my AMC [Role setup]

    Morning Here is my current 4-2-3-1 in this tactical thread:...

    Started by kallemannen‎, 22-02-2015 09:50
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  45. Struggling in Scotland

    Hi guys, Thought I'd come here for some advice. I've only been playing FM for a few weeks, so the "what were you thinking?"-moments you probably...

    Started by Footix‎, 16-02-2015 22:13
    • Replies: 8
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  46. Help me get my squad scoring

    I'm manager of M'boro, 2nd season in the prem and as my title suggests I need some help with getting my team to score goals, mainly my strikers! My...

    Started by samboro‎, 20-02-2015 19:32
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  47. accentuating the movement into channels for WM

    Is there any way to get a WM to attack the channels more readily? I see cutting inside and staying wide in the player instructions but none for the...

    Started by Jyuan83‎, 12-02-2015 02:22
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  48. Quick Counters

    Has anyone found a way to create a legitimate counter tactic? I see threads and threads of successful tika-taka/ Guardiola style formations. I...

    Started by ctmckay‎, 19-02-2015 22:06
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  49. Any tips for gaining match fitness with a semi pro team?

    I've practically set my training to "fitness" for an entire season but everyone's fitness is still dropping like crazy. I set it to "heavy" yet...

    Started by Ajescent‎, 20-02-2015 22:41
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  50. Modern Style Joga Bonito

    I've always been a fan of the Brazilians since the early 2000's. The very skillful, fast-paced and attacking style of play. I've never thought to...

    Started by brawla123‎, 20-02-2015 13:47
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  51. 4-3-3 Help Selecting Roles?

    I've thought about trying to create a 4-3-3 tactic that I can implement with any team (Or rather, I don't yet have a team in mind, i'm just pondering...

    Started by Cpt_Short‎, 17-02-2015 20:50
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  52. Touchline teamtalks

    Hi was wondering what peoples' view was on this. For me during games when I use touchline teamtalks it doesn't seem to have any effect, i'll see a...

    Started by cns180784‎, 13-02-2015 16:11
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  53. The Barcelona Style: My Interpretation

    I've been promising to write this for a while now, but never had the time to sit down and do it. Wet weather has curtailed my evening plans, so I'll...

    Started by wwfan‎, 28-09-2011 09:36
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  54. Advice for my 4-1-3-2

    I have taken on the job of Lyon in France and have been left with a very talented midfield (in terms of passing and vision), so I looked at my squad...

    Started by HAMMERIRON‎, 19-02-2015 13:04
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  55. The trials and tribulations of my Lower Leagues tactical development

    Having been inspired by Dr Hook's LL thread I thought I’d give it a shot as well. I play exclusively with LL sides which does bring it own challenges...

    Started by Taipan‎, 06-02-2015 13:13
    • Replies: 30
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  56. Brendan Rodgers' 3-4-2-1

    Has anyone tried to implement this formation on fm it's worked so well with Liverpool so I was wondered if anyone has used it on FM and how they've...

    Started by TheBigBoss‎, 20-02-2015 01:21
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  57. Loaning or Training

    Is it best to loan a player out if he wont play much for you? or keep him at your club with an intensive training setting and learning player moves?

    Started by yorkie87‎, 19-02-2015 19:17
    • Replies: 1
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  58. What is Busquets's actual role?

    Is " Regista " a holding midfielder? In FM 15, Busquets's 2 main roles are mentioned as " regista " and " halfback ". As I've already learned that "...

    Started by pahlovi‎, 17-02-2015 12:18
    • Replies: 11
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  59. Tactics with default passing

    I've noticed that tactics tend to use either shorter passing, mostly for possession based approaches, or more direct passing, mostly for approaches...

    Started by Farina‎, 16-02-2015 19:23
    • Replies: 6
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  60. Lower league managers guide FM15

    I’ve been playing football manager ever since the champ man days and always love the idea of taking a team from the lower leagues as far as possible....

    Started by mark182lfc‎, 19-02-2015 14:55
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  61. Atletico help

    Im trying to play simeone style with my atletico madrid team. I have some problems creating chances, the system i use is 4-2-2-2 dm. Cwb att-cb-cb-fb...

    Started by Bert44‎, 17-02-2015 10:59
    • Replies: 5
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  62. Tactics PSG

    Guys, tactics for Paris Saint German 2014-15?

    Started by fascinoso73‎, 19-02-2015 08:42
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  63. Emulating Carlo Ancelotti's AC Milan Tactics

    A long time ago, Carlo Ancelotti fielded arguably the greatest team ever. Now, it is time to emulate such a tactic they played during those...

    Started by Jean0987654321‎, 09-02-2015 22:15
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  64. The Juventus "Diamond"

    In each edition of FM, I usually have my go to teams with which I create saves. Schalke is one, West Ham is another - and I always play around with...

    Started by herne79‎, 10-02-2015 12:08
    • Replies: 14
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  65. The School of the Defensive Arts

    Introduction Before I start let me just say that if you are expecting a download link then this is the wrong thread for you it won’t be happening....

    Started by Cleon‎, 11-05-2014 11:59
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  66. An attractive, possession-based 3-4-3 / 3-4-1-2

    I've developed this over the last week or so in the course of getting Gateshead promoted from the Conference, and it plays some lovely football at...

    Started by ceefax the cat‎, 16-02-2015 14:45
    • Replies: 3
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    18-02-2015, 12:48 Go to last post
  67. Team Comparison Page

    Good evening everyone. Does anyone use the team comparison page to build a successful tactic? Ive just had a look at mine and we possess one of...

    Started by JayKinobi‎, 18-02-2015 11:55
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 141
    18-02-2015, 11:55 Go to last post
  68. What is the point in 'control'?

    I've tried a few times recently to make a 'control' tactic, and always ended up using 'counter' to achieve the effect I want. Control is supposed...

    Started by ceefax the cat‎, 15-02-2015 10:07
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,484
    18-02-2015, 08:52 Go to last post
  69. Defensive Wingers Position?.

    I have had a very successful season playing a 3CB-2WB-1Regista-2MC-1SS-1F9. I have this formation and the player/team instructions pretty well sussed...

    Started by bluesjunior‎, 17-02-2015 21:39
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 224
    17-02-2015, 23:08 Go to last post
  70. Ajax - Balanced and effective CMs and DMs

    I am struggling to find a Midfield combination that works for me. 2nd season at Ajax so have the quandary of mostly easy league games with a few...

    Started by Mikeraff‎, 09-01-2015 11:00
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,080
    16-02-2015, 23:21 Go to last post
  71. Fullbacks vs Wingbacks

    My understanding of the difference in concept between a fullback and a wingback (in real life, not FM) is basicly that a wingback is more offensive,...

    Started by giventofly77‎, 08-01-2015 11:32
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,553
    16-02-2015, 23:04 Go to last post
  72. Kille Balls vs Long Range Passes

    Sorry i am opening a new thread but ppms are crucial as there is no turn back and i am in a dead end here :) I play a 42211 with an RGA in DMCR...

    Started by HTC‎, 16-02-2015 18:53
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 327
    16-02-2015, 19:41 Go to last post
  73. Sweeper + offside trap

    Is there any reason I shouldn't be able to do this? I remember Ajax '95 (the last successful side I can remember who played an out-and-out sweeper)...

    Started by ceefax the cat‎, 14-02-2015 13:37
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 367
    16-02-2015, 18:11 Go to last post
  74. Help with finishing

    Hi there, new to FM15, all instructions now, bit different from FM13... as well as 2 years of ME development. The trouble Im having is a...

    Started by joey7‎, 16-02-2015 16:37
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 191
    16-02-2015, 18:09 Go to last post
  75. Players Body Language

    I'm struggling here & it's becoming a problem I'm playing at level 9 in England, last season we were at level 10, 16th favorite for the title...

    Started by Johnny Ace‎, 13-02-2015 10:00
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 556
    16-02-2015, 17:43 Go to last post
  76. Outstanding interview on lowerleague training

    In fact he goes much deeper and discusses differences between premier league and lower league tactics, and therefore the different training regimes...

    Started by phnompenhandy‎, 14-02-2015 03:30
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 460
    16-02-2015, 14:22 Go to last post
  77. PPM, What Category do they fall under

    Hi everyone, I want to make my poacher to become a Penalty Box Player, but I don't know what category it comes under, does anyone know of a list,...

    Started by Blackthorn‎, 16-02-2015 04:08
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 273
    16-02-2015, 07:43 Go to last post
  78. Tactical advice - ideas on paper that never work in game

    Hi, I have struggled to get to the point where I really understand the tactical side of the game, but am determined to nail it. I have read a lot of...

    Started by Zebedee‎, 15-02-2015 23:00
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 300
    15-02-2015, 23:56 Go to last post
  79. How I Play, Step by Step, + In Match Changes!

    FIRST THINGS FIRST I want to show people how I manage a game on a typical match day. The goal? To show people another way of doing things, and...

    Started by bababooey‎, 14-02-2015 00:35
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,211
    15-02-2015, 22:52 Go to last post
  80. Perfecting English Old Fashioned Wideplay

    I have longed to perfect this kind of football in FM so much to the point where it is actually effecting me really badly! Somebody PLEASE for my...

    Started by Shauny1990‎, 23-06-2013 15:02
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 17,013
    15-02-2015, 22:28 Go to last post
  81. Stick or Twist?! Playing The Long Game

    Context in Football Manager is everything and sometimes we don’t realise this, for example, you could go two goals up and think you are playing well....

    Started by Cleon‎, 31-01-2015 10:26
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,670
    15-02-2015, 18:56 Go to last post
  82. FM14 - Manchester United 98/99 Treble Winning 4-4-2

    Background In the 1998/1999 season, Alex Ferguson achieved the remarkable Treble with United playing the good old 4-4-2. That was the season which...

    Started by DavidBeckham‎, 23-01-2014 07:16
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 12,688
    15-02-2015, 14:42 Go to last post
  83. Training a player in a constant role is bad?

    Hello I train my players in the role they have on the pitch. It just works like a charm for me.. I dont know if it helps that much, but I think...

    Started by kallemannen‎, 14-02-2015 12:26
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 424
    15-02-2015, 12:03 Go to last post
  84. familiarity with team shapes and mentalities

    I want my team to be familiar with a number of shapes and mentalities. Previously I have tended to pick three formations, each with a different...

    Started by Poor Jewell‎, 15-02-2015 10:40
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 144
    15-02-2015, 10:48 Go to last post
  85. Help with an isolated AF(A) in my 4-2-3-1

    Hey guys, wondering if anyone can provide any help/insights/tips on my formation: AF(A) AM(S) TQ(A) AM(S) DM(D) RP(S) WB(A) DC(D)...

    Started by dimpster‎, 12-02-2015 19:22
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 643
    15-02-2015, 08:08 Go to last post
  86. Thoughts on this Tactic? 4-1-3-2 with Wingbacks.

    Would love to know what you think - I'm playing as Vitoria Guimaraese in the Portuguese League. -----------------GK (D) CWB (A) - CD (D) - CD...

    Started by jonhudson‎, 12-02-2015 17:59
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 427
    14-02-2015, 13:53 Go to last post
  87. Too many shots off target

    So I'm opening probably my first thread on this forum, hoping that someone can help my with my constant problem of getting to many shots off target....

    Started by Firehouse‎, 13-02-2015 11:40
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 413
    13-02-2015, 14:16 Go to last post
  88. 4-1 DM, but problematic DM performance.

    I'm hooked on 4-1 DM style defense, Two CD/D and a DM/D, sounds like I have 3 solid defenders and it does look good viewing a match, where I see CD/D...

    Started by Miravlix‎, 02-02-2015 09:38
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 804
    13-02-2015, 13:16 Go to last post
  89. Badly Beaten - Tactical Discussion

    Have just been handed a 3-0 drubbing by Bayern Munich and am struggling to understand how we could have been beaten so badly. Here are the game...

    Started by JayKinobi‎, 13-02-2015 04:47
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 476
    13-02-2015, 07:43 Go to last post
  90. Helplessly stuck and conceding tons of goals

    I'm playing with Arsenal and just can't seem to beat anyone. I've tried tinkering with this and using different players in spots, but nothing seems...

    Started by free7694‎, 12-02-2015 23:21
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 199
    13-02-2015, 00:03 Go to last post
  91. Tutoring question

    I resigned a 38 yr old striker mainly to tutor because he is professional and seems to have a high reputation in the club. My luck has it that I get...

    Started by chocolatecoatedballs‎, 12-02-2015 18:37
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 178
    12-02-2015, 20:07 Go to last post
  92. Need help - Dominating games but losing

    If anyone can help me I would be very thankful! I took over as manager of my beloved Sunderland about 2 years into the game, they are now a...

    Started by safcrhys‎, 08-02-2015 23:27
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 802
    12-02-2015, 17:15 Go to last post
  93. Schalke - The Four Musketeers

    Schalke - The Four Musketeers Hello everyone, Please bear with me as this is my first attempt at building a tactic based on how I like to see...

    Started by JayKinobi‎, 09-02-2015 13:19
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 673
    12-02-2015, 00:56 Go to last post
  94. I have had enough

    This game just does not make any sense. How is it fair, realistic or even possible to dominate a game, then lose because SI seem to think that 95% of...

    Started by safcrhys‎, 11-02-2015 22:36
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 352
    11-02-2015, 22:44 Go to last post
  95. How to beat a 5-3-2 2WB formation?

    In my current save I am the manager of the Wycombe Wanderers in League 2 in 2023. I have turned them around from relegation fodder to a playoff...

    Started by Hootieleece‎, 10-02-2015 02:52
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 407
    11-02-2015, 13:29 Go to last post
  96. Shouting Strategies: Defensive

    Given the number of thread complaining about defence, here are a variety of possible strategies you might find useful. Hopefully, the lads at...

    Started by wwfan‎, 27-11-2009 04:34
    • Replies: 38
    • Views: 23,520
    10-02-2015, 23:34 Go to last post
  97. Is 4231 -Narrow- a dead formation?

    I've been searching for a while on here and other FM places but it seems a narrow 4231 formation is very rare and only ever has tactics when there...

    Started by v InterfectoR v‎, 10-02-2015 15:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 549
    10-02-2015, 18:49 Go to last post
  98. Anyone else having issues with defenders ignoring instructions?

    This has generally been an issue in FM for a while now but it's the worst I've seen it in this year's game. No matter which instructions/player roles...

    Started by MrMVP91‎, 10-02-2015 04:20
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 439
    10-02-2015, 15:31 Go to last post
  99. FM15 Training Help

    Couldn't find a thread, but basically i've come straight from FM13 to FM15 and i really don't know how the training works... I'm still in...

    Started by Matt123‎, 07-12-2014 11:29
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,935
    10-02-2015, 13:53 Go to last post

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