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Post #1 - Tactical Guides

Here you will find various outstanding threads that cover creating, implementing, and maintaining successful FM tactics:

FM19 Tactical Changes  (discusses the removal of Team Shape)

Building a Tactic From the Beginning and Maintaining it Long Term (by Cleon): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/403153-Building-A-Tactic-From-The-Beginning-And-Maintaining-It-Long-Term

How to Play FM: A Twelve Step Guide (by WWFan): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/366111-How-to-Play-FM-A-Twelve-Step-Guide

Bust the Net: Football Manager Tactics (by Rashidi): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/420475-Bust-the-Net-Football-Manager-Tactics

Lines and Diamonds (by The Hand of God): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/423054-Lines-and-Diamonds-The-Tactician-s-Handbook-for-Football-Manager-2015

Pairs and Combinations (by LLama3): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/375632-Pairs-amp-Combinations-FM2015-UPDATED

Back to Basics - A Complete Club Strategy (by Herne79): https://community.sigames.com/topic/374676-back-to-basics-a-complete-club-strategy/

Touchline Team Talk Guide: https://community.sigames.com/topic/399243-touchline-team-talks/


"The Art of..." Series by Cleon:

The School of the Defensive Arts (2014): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/391083-The-School-of-the-Defensive-Arts

The School of the Defensive Arts (2015): http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/421921-The-School-Of-Defensive-Arts-2015-The-3-4-3

The Art of Counter Attacking:http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/444680-The-Art-of-Counter-Attacking

The Art of Possession Football:http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/445500-The-Art-of-Possession-Football

The Art of Attacking Football:http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php/451062-The-Art-of-Attacking-Football

(Ideally read in conjunction with Rashidi's Shape, Mentality and the Theory of Relativity blog post and


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Post #2 - Training Guides

FM19 (and beyond) - The unofficially official training and mentoring guide

Mentoring on FM19 (and beyond)

Training - a brief guide (FM19 and beyond)


Whilst some of the in game User Interface has changed since the following guides were written, the general principles and development strategies discussed remain very much relevant.

Cleon's Ajax thread

Ajax - When Real Life Meets Football Manager - FM14

Long term approach to training

Squad Building and Development

Rashidi's Basic Training Guide, Setting Filters, Tracking Development within an overall system

Player Development - The Dumdum way

Also from Rashidi

A Basic Guide for Tactics and Training

A guide to how to calculate hidden attribute value ranges relating to player Personalities and Media Handling by Nocuous

The Ultimate Personality and Media Handling Guide


Old game versions - Tug's Training Guides: FM06 - 12

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