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    1. Welcome to Football Manager™ Touch

      Football Manager™ Touch 2018 is the latest instalment of Sports Interactive’s football management series on PC, tablet devices and Nintendo Switch™. We’ve once again strived to continue making the ultimate football simulation and we’re glad you’re a part of that. If you’ve played any of our previous titles, then you may already class yourself as something of an expert – but there’s information in this manual for all levels of manager. If you’re new to the series, this manual, in addition to
    2. Beginner's Guide

      Welcome to Football Manager™ Touch 2018! We’ve created a beginner’s guide to walk newcomers to the series through getting to grips with the various aspects of management, and to hopefully answer any questions that might come up along the way. Your first step will be to begin a new Career, choose a team to manage and hit 'Quick Start' to get started. You may notice you can press the Y button on the JoyCon as a shortcut for the Quick Start button; there are similar button shortcuts in vari
    3. Getting Started

      The Start Screen When the game has loaded, you will be presented with the Start Screen. The table below describes what the various options available to you on this screen do. Action Description Load Last Game   The first option you’ll see on the screen is to pick up where you left off by loading your most recently-played saved game. You’ll see the name of your manager, the name of the club, and
    4. The User Interface

      Football Manager™ Touch 2018’s interface has been designed to ensure that playing the game is as friendly as possible. The following is a glossary to help explain some of the terms referred to in this manual that are commonplace in the game’s appearance. Access the FM menu by pressing the matching button in the top right corner of the screen, or the + button on the controller, to see the Joy-Con controls for Nintendo Switch™. Touchscreen controls can be found in the Preferences menu un
    5. The FM Menu

      The FM Menu is what more experienced managers will remember as the ‘Options’ menu. Save Game (As) The ‘Save Game’ and ‘Save Game (As)’ options do as they suggest. Saving your game is fairly important, as it’s extremely unlikely you’ll be playing it unsaved forever. 'Save Game’ simply saves the current game over the previous save slot, whereas ‘Save Game (As)’ allows you to choose any of the three save slots to save to. There are additional Save options in the game Preferences. L
    6. The Sidebar

      The Manager Menu, located on the Sidebar, will largely be the main point of reference as your career develops in Football Manager™ Touch 2018. The Menu contains the majority of the key items you’ll need to regularly address. The options are discussed in great detail throughout this section. The Bar can always be brought up on the left side of the screen using the L button and it remains your central hub for day-to-day management and activity. Home The Home screen provides a quick
    7. League/Competition Menu

      The League/Competition screen holds all the important information and links that will be entirely necessary for you to check regularly if you are to be successful. Keeping up to date on the very latest information from your opponents is a massive factor, and Football Manager™ Touch 2018 allows you to do this in many ways. The sections described below are all found from the tabs menu on any league or competition screen, all accessible from the competitions screen found on the sidebar (which conta
    8. World

      Upon selecting the ‘globe’ icon on your Menu Bar you’ll be presented with what used to be the ‘World Menu’, although it now appears in a browser-style series of cascading menus. From here you can find pretty much any game object as well as navigate to individual continents which in turn offer you plenty more options.
    9. Tactics

      Tactics. The making of a manager. Sure, you may occasionally get by on having the very best players available to you, but largely any success you intend to have will rest largely on your tactical decisions. Setting up your tactics in Football Manager™ Touch 2018 can be as simple or as detailed as you wish. This section details the Tactics screen and various options available to the manager. Create New Tactic Creating a new tactic allows you to tailor your approach from scratch by follo
    10. Backroom Staff

      Your backroom staff will be vitally important to your success. The manager and players will get the adulation, but the people working with the players day in and day out play just as big a role. Surrounding yourself with a competent backroom team will make your job considerably easier in the long run. Visit the Assistant Manager section for more on that role in-depth, but the following details and describes how the ratings model for non-players works in Football Manager™ Touch 2018. All att
    11. Scouting

      Your scouts are your eyes and ears in the footballing world. Whilst you’re taking control of the day-to-day management of your club, these guys are putting in the hours and the miles so you can have as much information at your disposal as possible. Squad building is directly linked to success. To put together a group capable of achieving great things, you need to identify the right players to bring into the group, and have the right staff around you to help you do that. FMT18 introduces a b
    12. Players

      It’s a simple fact that to be successful, you need the right players. That’s not to say you need the best players, but identifying the necessary players to suit your plans is of paramount importance. In Football Manager™ Touch 2018, players are as in-depth as they’ve ever been. This section details pretty much everything you’ll need to know about the players, interacting with them, and all the other stuff in between. Overview The ‘Profile’ screen captures a player’s key informatio
    13. Transfers

      No matter the squad you inherit, you will quickly identify holes and areas in which your team can improve. The most common method to amend these issues in the footballing world is the transfer market. Improvement may come from adding players, but your squad can also be stronger for the sale of a player. This section outlines the key aspects of wheeling and dealing in Football Manager™ Touch 2018. Buying Players To begin with, you need to identify a player you want. If you’ve identified
    14. The Match

      So, with everything prior now set and explained, it’s probably time to play a match. Match Centre The Match Centre will be accessible prior to every single fixture from the foot of the sidebar and will allow you to plan ahead in a number of ways. The number of days remaining before your match are indicated within the icon itself. Preparing for the Match Before you hit ‘Play’, it’s advisable to make a few checks and observations. The information made available to you on the ‘P
    15. Miscellaneous Items

      Season Limit Football Manager™ Touch 2018 comes with a thirty-season playing limit on Nintendo Switch™. Troubleshooting Should you experience a problem with Football Manager™ Touch 2018 at any time, the first plan of action should be to consult the Sports Interactive community forums at http://community.sigames.com/ where a member of the FM Team may be able to help you further.
    16. League Information

      Football Manager™ Touch 2018 features a number of leagues which, for a number of reasons, can be complicated and perhaps rather daunting for those unfamiliar with the intricacies within certain countries. Below is a beginner’s guide on how things work in some of the highest-profile examples. (Please note; all specific league rules are available from the ‘Rules’ sub-tab on the competition screen. The information provided here is intended to offer a brief and clear overview of how things work
    17. Credits

      Sports Interactive Martin Allen Antonio Almeida Jesper Andrell Grant Appleyard Nicolas Audren Alex Bell Davide Bertoletti Danny Birch David Bonney Stephanie Bow Ciaran Brennan Kevin Brennan Neil Brock Robson Brown Archie Buck Michael Burling James Capstick Matt Carroll Adam Cherry Stu Coleman Oliver Collyer Paul Collyer Rob Cooper David Crammond Joshua Crompton Marlon Davidson Stephen Davidson Tom Davidson Jack Deal Pete Dewhirst N
    18. Football Glossary

      In order to help new Football Manager™ Touch managers become more acquainted with the world of football, we’ve put together a glossary of some of the more common terms you might encounter. It is not exhaustive, but it is hopefully comprehensive and will be of assistance should you find yourself wondering about some of the terminology you’ve encountered playing the game. Administration: A process where a club is unable to fulfil its financial obligations and brings in temporary legal assista
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