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

    Started by llama3, 26-11-2013 15:32
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Bust the Net - Football Manager Tactics

    Started by rashidi1, 16-02-2015 14:59
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    • Replies: 458
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Play FM: A Twelve Step Guide

    Started by wwfan, 21-10-2013 22:53
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Resources, Websites & Blogs

    Started by Cleon, 09-02-2013 12:48
    • Replies: 75
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: FM Acronyms and Abbreviations

    Started by Dr. Hook, 17-03-2015 14:06
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Asking For Help - PLEASE READ THIS

    Started by Cleon, 09-11-2012 09:21
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 26,713
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  1. Emulating Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid

    Started by stfumug, 03-12-2015 18:52
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 145
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  2. Full back ratings

    Started by Blue 4 Life, 03-05-2016 19:14
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 308
    04-05-2016, 23:39 Go to last post
  3. How to be more attacking??

    Started by thomas166, 01-05-2016 23:39
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 541
    04-05-2016, 23:33 Go to last post
  4. Effect of Higher Tempo

    Started by gunnerfan, 03-05-2016 12:14
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 781
    04-05-2016, 22:49 Go to last post
  5. When to loan out players?

    Started by sjewitt, 04-05-2016 20:03
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    04-05-2016, 21:17 Go to last post
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    • Views: 174
    04-05-2016, 19:18 Go to last post
  6. Young player training

    Started by charisma_charisma, 04-05-2016 15:54
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 120
    04-05-2016, 17:45 Go to last post
  7. When you concede to through balls

    Started by Methos, 03-05-2016 20:22
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 220
    04-05-2016, 17:13 Go to last post
  8. Why Not 4231

    Started by James9, 23-01-2016 19:02
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 216
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    04-05-2016, 15:41 Go to last post
  9. Huddersfield Town - 4-2-3-1(ish) help

    Started by Leccy, 04-05-2016 12:13
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 117
    04-05-2016, 14:39 Go to last post
  10. Stupid Questions Thread (Tactic and Training Questions Only)

    Started by wwfan, 16-07-2008 06:29
    88 Pages
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  11. My Tactical headache

    Started by bdixon, 01-05-2016 12:16
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 430
    04-05-2016, 13:09 Go to last post
  12. Placing Shots Training

    Started by ermant, 04-05-2016 12:53
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 105
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  13. Fully utilize 2 striker?

    Started by Dr Eskenen Un Un, 29-04-2016 15:45
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 451
    04-05-2016, 12:02 Go to last post
  14. Viable counter-attacking setup?

    Started by DJ Sir Matthew, 02-05-2016 09:08
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 890
    04-05-2016, 09:51 Go to last post
  15. Bayern 4-1-4-1

    Started by xantheose, 16-09-2014 22:49
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,093
    04-05-2016, 08:53 Go to last post
  16. Struggling with Everton...

    Started by DPadwick94, 03-05-2016 15:09
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 236
    03-05-2016, 23:49 Go to last post
  17. Team Shape

    Started by bdixon, 03-05-2016 11:15
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 213
    03-05-2016, 18:11 Go to last post
  18. Mainz 3rd Season - It's all going wrong

    Started by jimbobBRFC, 03-05-2016 07:48
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 243
    03-05-2016, 17:50 Go to last post
  19. First time crossing

    Started by i Love United, 09-04-2016 12:08
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 755
    03-05-2016, 17:43 Go to last post
  20. is there more to youth intake?

    Started by sjewitt, 02-05-2016 23:49
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 415
    03-05-2016, 16:13 Go to last post
  21. HELP!!!! Strikers aren't scoring...

    Started by sheagk93, 26-04-2016 19:53
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 417
    03-05-2016, 14:57 Go to last post
  22. Lost my passion for the game after this...

    Started by Kuchiki, 24-04-2016 16:48
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,171
    03-05-2016, 14:35 Go to last post
  23. FC Barcelona really struggling!

    Started by zigaliro, 06-02-2016 14:15
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 5,422
    03-05-2016, 13:23 Go to last post
  24. Need Help w/ Man Utd Defense Tactic

    Started by BanOly, 01-05-2016 16:29
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 535
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    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 232
    02-05-2016, 18:28 Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,029
    02-05-2016, 16:41 Go to last post
  25. Is this a viable formation/tactic to use?

    Started by Gee_Simpson, 27-04-2016 20:29
    • Replies: 29
    • Views: 1,455
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  26. Fm challenge - no transfer market

    Started by Kuchiki, 02-05-2016 05:55
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 253
    02-05-2016, 07:30 Go to last post
  27. Wengerball

    Started by Kawee, 23-04-2016 18:12
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,887
    02-05-2016, 06:55 Go to last post
  28. 41221, frustrating!

    Started by onetopic, 01-05-2016 11:27
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 365
    01-05-2016, 13:21 Go to last post
  29. My Holy Grail

    Started by sqirg, 10-05-2015 19:49
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 3,949
    01-05-2016, 05:58 Go to last post
  30. Even based development??

    Started by sjewitt, 30-04-2016 15:50
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 254
    01-05-2016, 00:29 Go to last post
  31. Match time disappearing

    Started by cainy1982, 30-04-2016 10:56
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 159
    30-04-2016, 21:54 Go to last post
  32. I don't know what is happening

    Started by Pmarcos3, 07-04-2016 09:57
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,123
    30-04-2016, 15:33 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 289
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  33. The Art of Possession Football

    Started by Cleon, 04-12-2015 08:37
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    • Replies: 563
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  34. Can the tactic masters please explain this to me?

    Started by thejay, 14-04-2016 15:48
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 204
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  35. The 4231 Deep help

    Started by James9, 26-04-2016 12:41
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,026
    30-04-2016, 10:39 Go to last post
  36. West Ham Help

    Started by frobojobo3131, 26-04-2016 21:00
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 337
    30-04-2016, 09:04 Go to last post
  37. Never happened in football history!

    Started by pukfm, 28-04-2016 06:44
    • Replies: 4
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    • Views: 310
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    • Views: 352
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  38. any success with a diamond set up in fm16?

    Started by vandamme22, 26-04-2016 07:46
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 620
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  39. So what is it that makes this tactic so bad?

    Started by Aizo4576, 26-04-2016 18:39
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 626
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  40. Why wont my players cross?

    Started by Craiginho77, 27-04-2016 19:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 152
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 721
    27-04-2016, 19:00 Go to last post
  41. Attribute

    Started by daleuk8, 26-04-2016 19:41
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 220
    27-04-2016, 18:07 Go to last post
  42. PI changes for different strategies

    Started by Tyballs, 25-04-2016 16:48
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 213
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  43. Gegenpressing - Tactical Set Up

    Started by James9, 15-04-2016 08:01
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 3,430
    27-04-2016, 15:59 Go to last post
  44. Ronaldo 'El Fenomeno'

    Started by Gee_Simpson, 21-04-2016 17:42
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,198
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    • Views: 2,378
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    • Views: 313
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  45. How do we defend vs crosses

    Started by Lohaller, 24-04-2016 22:35
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 617
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  46. The 4-1-4-1 Problem

    Started by James9, 30-03-2016 15:34
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,714
    26-04-2016, 18:59 Go to last post
  47. 0 goals in 6 games & counting...

    Started by reddog694, 26-04-2016 12:26
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 212
    26-04-2016, 13:38 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 376
    26-04-2016, 10:57 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 216
    25-04-2016, 17:40 Go to last post
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    • Views: 998
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  48. Making a CWB-A mimic an IF

    Started by Ghents, 08-04-2016 13:29
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 995
    25-04-2016, 13:02 Go to last post
  49. Getting the most out of my lone striker

    Started by WITW, 25-04-2016 08:08
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 311
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  50. Leaky defense, help needed!

    Started by jcorio9, 24-04-2016 21:59
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 180
    25-04-2016, 05:16 Go to last post
  51. What Makes A Goalscorer?!

    Started by Cleon, 25-03-2015 19:36
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 102
    • Views: 20,811
    24-04-2016, 23:43 Go to last post
  52. Set piece creator - please someone help me out!

    Started by cal99, 24-04-2016 22:29
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 149
    24-04-2016, 22:29 Go to last post
  53. Trying to Understand My Tactics

    Started by jstu9, 17-04-2016 03:36
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,698
    24-04-2016, 18:23 Go to last post
  54. Getting a shadow Striker scoring

    Started by WhyMe, 21-04-2016 09:04
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 783
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  55. away games vs. home games

    Started by rossenori, 23-04-2016 13:42
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 416
    24-04-2016, 11:52 Go to last post
  56. Close down much more help pls

    Started by pahlovi, 23-04-2016 06:56
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 445
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    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 196
    23-04-2016, 12:36 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 660
    23-04-2016, 07:05 Go to last post
  57. My Tactical Setup Brainstorm

    Started by ariakas6, 20-04-2016 19:11
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 678
    22-04-2016, 17:19 Go to last post
  58. Please HELP, Liverpool 2nd season.

    Started by stianstr, 21-04-2016 08:32
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 488
    22-04-2016, 14:20 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 775
    22-04-2016, 04:58 Go to last post
  59. What About Corners?

    Started by gunnerfan, 16-04-2016 12:37
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,082
    21-04-2016, 18:56 Go to last post
  60. Cross Goal Repeat

    Started by DeepLyingForward, 10-04-2016 10:12
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,305
    21-04-2016, 07:54 Go to last post
  61. A High Intensity System Inspired by Schmidt's Leverkusen

    Started by HaroldHammond, 14-02-2016 11:35
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 15,617
    20-04-2016, 16:39 Go to last post
  62. new Ronaldinho

    Started by arminio, 19-04-2016 16:12
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 760
    20-04-2016, 15:38 Go to last post
  63. Tried searching but no luck

    Started by reo hustler, 20-04-2016 13:44
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 193
    20-04-2016, 15:13 Go to last post
  64. The Art of Counter Attacking

    Started by Cleon, 28-11-2015 13:54
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 487
    • Views: 74,524
    20-04-2016, 13:31 Go to last post
  65. Tactical Central & Insight: FM 2016

    Started by Loversleaper, 02-01-2016 22:32
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 22,942
    20-04-2016, 13:23 Go to last post
  66. 4-4-1-1 2dm

    Started by jcw163, 18-04-2016 10:33
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 680
    20-04-2016, 11:09 Go to last post
  67. The Barcelona Style: My Interpretation

    Started by wwfan, 28-09-2011 09:36
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 712
    • Views: 227,672
    19-04-2016, 21:50 Go to last post
  68. How to defend crosses..

    Started by Dazzle, 15-04-2016 17:15
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 762
    19-04-2016, 20:15 Go to last post
  69. determination lost due to 'off field events'

    Started by GR3NDAL, 19-04-2016 09:20
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 393
    19-04-2016, 12:32 Go to last post
  70. 2 Striker formation??

    Started by eastley, 16-04-2016 23:45
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,144
    19-04-2016, 12:26 Go to last post
  71. can DF be used in striker partnership?

    Started by sjewitt, 30-03-2016 18:32
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,252
    19-04-2016, 07:02 Go to last post
  72. José Mourinho - 2002-2010

    Started by WayneRomney, 05-04-2016 14:20
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,033
    18-04-2016, 14:40 Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 676
    18-04-2016, 13:08 Go to last post
  73. The Art of Attacking Football

    Started by Cleon, 01-02-2016 07:27
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 206
    • Views: 30,645
    18-04-2016, 10:51 Go to last post
  74. Needs some Tactic advice on my team

    Started by kamchim, 15-04-2016 14:22
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 436
    17-04-2016, 11:20 Go to last post
  75. Help with an attacking 4-4-2

    Started by Rqui, 17-04-2016 01:11
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 295
    17-04-2016, 01:11 Go to last post
  76. Building A Tactic From The Beginning - THE DISCUSSION THREAD!

    Started by Cleon, 30-10-2014 09:47
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 303
    • Views: 45,332
    16-04-2016, 12:30 Go to last post
  77. All Time First 11

    Started by skyline72, 16-04-2016 10:26
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 269
    16-04-2016, 10:26 Go to last post
  78. False 9 Help Pls

    Started by pahlovi, 14-04-2016 08:21
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 621
    15-04-2016, 08:38 Go to last post
  79. Rebooting the 451 for FM 2016

    Started by Jambo98, 08-01-2016 00:35
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 7,197
    14-04-2016, 23:25 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 508
    14-04-2016, 15:00 Go to last post
  80. Gegenpressing - Team Training

    Started by James9, 14-04-2016 11:02
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 589
    14-04-2016, 14:02 Go to last post
  81. All my goals are from crosses?

    Started by Atomichazza, 18-03-2016 17:41
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,267
    14-04-2016, 10:25 Go to last post
  82. [FM15] IF in Winger Roles

    Started by Valkyrie88, 14-04-2016 02:41
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 355
    14-04-2016, 08:44 Go to last post

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