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Unofficial Tactics & Training Bible - **Important Links Thread**

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FM 2009 Threads

Threads created since the release of Football Manager 2009.

(For older, though often still relevant threads, please check post #2)

**TACTICAL UTILITIES & HELPERS**

[skin Release] Larger Numbered Tactic Sliders (Updated V 1.1) - Very useful file that will show numbers next to the slider. Very helpful to understand the number of "clicks and notches" people are referring to when using the tactical sliders.

Opposition Instructions (An Easier Way) - Improved panels in certain game skins to help make setting up opposition instructions easier.

Squad Management (An Easier Way)

**DISCUSSIONS & GUIDES**

TT&F '09

Sheffield United Project

Passing tips

SMSL's Guide to FM

Guide to the Journeyman Career Game

A Closer Look at Motivation

Tactics: A Less is More Perspective.

Tactical Central and Insight: Implementing Tactics for FM09

FM09 Heathxxx Management Approach (Lower League Edition)

I think I'm on to something - read if you are new or are struggling with tactics

FM Personality Guide

How to pwn Football Manager - the walkthrough - tactics and scouting

How to pwn Football Manager (The Sequel) - Tactical Framework & Matchday Preparation

Common Football Manager Fallacies

Creator-goalscorer AMC/ST Partnership

Getting The Best From Your Midfielders.

Strike Partnerships - My take on it

*** The Art Of Team Talks 09 ***

Football Manager 2009 Experiment using FML Wizard

[GUIDE FOR NEWBIES] How to create your own tactic in Football Manager

[sI, nice job!] Condition and fatigue in FM.

That There FM Guide

4-2-3-1 Formation

Teambuilding: The road to success

**TRAINING THREADS**

A Closer Look at Training

Tug's Training 2009

DarkStarr Training 2009 Optimized

[Guide and Discussion] The Fastest way to develop player ability

Specialist postion training

7 Star Coaching made easy (9.3 Only)

Ideal Pre-Season - The First Step To Success

**POPULAR TACTICS POSTED**

**Tylerbode's New 'Eagle' Tactic**

Matt's TTF Set

SeXy FoOtBaLl 4-4-2 tactic amazing results.

Knap FM09 Patch 9.3 Tactics

Role Theory Tactic - Tested (and succeeded) with HULL and ARSENAL - Wenger style

The Better Half - TTF inspired Tactical Sets - 9.3.0

FM09 4321 Tactic based on FM08 Oxford from BSP to EPL

Reo | Tactics | Set 1 | 4-2-3-1

Heres a 4-4-2 attacking tactic for you all (FM09)

Man Utd-Near Perfection-V3-(Updated 28/4)

4-4-2 formation (the one that saw Keirrison score 125 goals)

Knap FM09 4222 Tactics

Cleon and TT&F based |4231 SET| 1st with popmey 1st season!

SIMPLICITY - How to make a SOLID & SIMPLE 4-4-2 set

W-M Discussion Thread. An attempt to recreate the historical formation.

Crouchy’s Highly Disciplined 4-4-1-1: Structural Solidity & Individual Imagination

Yzzy442 for 9.2. Strikers on rampage:)

El-tel tactics hq (inc swarm / barcelona and more tactics)

[Tac] TubeyTactic 1.0

4-3-3 set where wingers cut in and score

433 Hiddink Prandelli Advocaat

9.3 - "Viper"

4-2-2-2 Box in True Samba Style

Haze 3-5-2 (Stylish and Successful 9.3.0)

Bjögga's Newcastle United Tactic.

4-4-2 Long Ball-give it a try

Pre - Ajax System for FM2009 onwards “AFC Ajax“ 1990s

My Push Up Tactic. Works In Any Situation(at least with me :p)

*Hullabaloo* tested over 2 seasons with hull,great results.

4312 Vodu (def HH) - Vodu Best of

Attacking 4-4-2 with AMR and AML (Strikers score lots)

Wing Tactic Based on 2-6-2

4-6-0 Architecture - Successful no striker tactic!

3-1-3-2-1 ( PES for FM )

France(98) Tactic Simply Sublime

3-2-2-2-1 - Great success with Sunderland

Simply The Best Tactic

Bolt v1.3

Chappers 4-2-3-1

~ahsoon LEGENDARY tactic~

Classic Tottenham Tactic

Attacking & Direct 2-3-1-2-2

[Tactic] Global 4-3-3

4-2-3-1 Super Soccer (Attack, Standard, and Control)

The Special One Formation - Jose Mourinho Has Nothing On Me 38 Played 29 Won 9 Drawn

Barcelona 4-3-3

Vodu Direct Play - Models 352, 442 Classic, 442 Diamond and 4312 - New, best, Vodu

A new 4-1-4-1...www2 tactic

ASE 4132 tactic: Attractive, Successful and Easy (almost no tweaking needed)

Beautiful Football 09 {9.0.3}

Creating Chances, Scoring Goals - made simple

New Tactic - Barca Style! try it >>>

Toulouse FC - helius' Project

Yerko 4-3-1-2 tactic - won Bundesliga with Koln

Glory Glory THFC - New Tactic Set

First tactic release - 4-4-1-1 Man Utd.

West Ham Wingers Tac, 4 years in the making but finally got there!!

NOTE: If there's more threads specifically for FM2009 you think should be added, post a message and let us know. (heathxxx)

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Threads posted for earlier versions of FM, but still relevant and recommended reading.

(Originally posted by isuckatfm)

First of all, a big thank you to the guys who make these threads and spend time helping people in this forum. It really is appreciated, so a big thanks from SI.

**BEFORE A GAME**

Match Preparation

A discussion about scout reports, match odds and how you can take the elemnts of what is said by the scouts and implement them in the game.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=6311

**TWEAKING AKA IN MATCH TACTICAL ADJUSTMENTS**

The Sheffield United Project

Cleon goes into detail about creating tactics, scout reports and how to use them in your favour. Changes he makes in game, after and before plus lots more.

n/a

The Sheffield United Project Season 2

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=26098

Tweaking - The what, where and How

An on going project that discusses tweaking, before a game and while in one.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=12268

The Official Q&A Thread- The FM Tactical Clinic- Help Wanted

Everyone needs to see the doctor at some stage right?

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=8228

**SLIDERS**

What the sliders do

After reading the description in the manual and game, are you still stuck as to what the sliders do? This is the thread for you

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19978

**TEAM AND PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS THREADS**

Team Instructions Part One – Mentality

We take a look at team mentality and what it actually does.

n/a

Opposition Instructions

Are you confused to as what they do they? Then check out this thread.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=24487

**PLAYER THREADS**

Player Criteria – The Stats

Cleon’s take on the stats for positions.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=12697

Player’s Personality Guide

Does exactly what it says on the tin

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=12626

**DEFENCE THREADS**

Defensive Line- What the hell does it actually do, and how does it work?

A very simple question that sparked a decent debate and no doubt, something a lot of people might find useful.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=13779

The Back Four Discussion Thread.

A useful thread, that explains how many of us set up a solid back four. Lots of pointers and tips in this thread.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=30749

Rule of two: D-Line, CD and Marking

A discussion about playing without the ball.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=6762

Lets Discuss Sweepers

A very useful topic on how you implement sweepers into a formation.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=10004

Defensive Tips - Stating The Obvious

A useful collection of hints and tips to tighten any defence.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=5718

**ATTACKING THREADS**

Targetmen, Playmakers and Freerole

Need i say more about this?

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=20718

Dealing with set pieces

Cleon’s take on how to set up.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=12313

How to set up targetmen

This is an ongoing discussion and helpful to anyone seeking to maximise the use of targetmen.

n/a

Can Score, Wont Score

Are your strikers missing chances, if so then take a look here.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19480

Shots, Goals and "soopa keepaz”

Can't score and the opposition do almost every shot? Look here for a reason

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=22962

**FORMATION DISCUSSIONS**

Different Types of 442

Cleon take’s a look at the different types of 442's.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=25651

A discussion about the 433

Exactly what the title says

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19946

**CREATING TACTICS**

Tactic Building for Dummies

Can't be arsed to read too much detail aboust tactics, but still want the basics covered? Then this is the thread for you.!!

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=25758

Creating Effective Tactics - One possible approach

Rashidi1 gives us a run down of how he sets about creating tactics. Remember this is all his own opinion and no definte guide. Although most of what he writes about is something a lot of us can relate too.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=5649

**OTHER**

Marc Vaughan's Hints and Tips

Clues on how to approach the game from the makers themselves

http://downloads.sega-europe.com/dow...s_and_tips.rtf

TT&F IV: New Strategies and Theories for '07

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=8500

Tactical Theorems and Frameworks '07

A thread created by WWFAN is is definely worth a read. It's a bit long but covers almost everything to some extent.So if you have some spare time, give it a read and see what you think.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=31047

Barrows, farrows and Sarrows, just what are they?

Explains the different arrows

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=13968

How to edit preset templates

Learn how to create whole new individual templates.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=10190

Naming Inspiration

If you need a name for a tactic, then this is the thread for you. Links galore to every type of name you could think of.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=8375

After Match - Looking at the stats

Its important to look at the stats after a game and see what went right and what went wrong.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=7400

Re Ranking

Maybe this is the reason you are inconsitent?

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=25250

Great Newbie questions relevant for all

A good discussion on the basics of the game initiated in GQ which features detailed responses to feeder clubs, formatons and loads of other nuggets

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=7493

**TRAINING THREADS**

Tig’s Training Guide

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=7629

A user guide to Seasoned Alcoholic's FM2007 Training Schedules

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=16012

Pre Season Training

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=22175

**INJURIES**

Physio Injury Reports

n/a

**FM 08 THREADS**

442 Box Midfield

Uncle Sam shows us how to play the Brazilian way.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19241

Tactical Theorems and Frameworks 08

Another amazing thread by wwfan, a must read for all

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=10724

The Sheffield United Project Season 2

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=26098

Communication and Psychological 'Warfare' 08 (CPW) The Compact Version

How to succeed as a modern, media-friendly manager

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=12330

Formations Past and Present

A little info on certain tactics both old and new.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=21349

Can't Be Arsed To Go Into Detail?

Please post all the tactics in here that you cannot be bothered to go into detail about.

n/a

Managing LLM sides with Tactics

Rashidi1's thread on managing Cambridge United, his approach on LLM with tactics.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=22321

Lyssien’s Player Personality Guide

Lyssien's first part of his trilogy covers personalities.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=16356

Discipline and Player Improvement

Lyssien's second installment covers managing player personalities

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=30654

The 2-6-2-Rule. An Approach To Creating Tactics In FM 08

An excellent must read topic.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19098

Players lose you games, not tactics

“There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes" (Brian Clough).

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=24458

Creative Freedom – Use Sparingly

A discussion about creative freedom.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=6154

Wolfsong’s Guide to Teamtalks

Don't neglect this aspect of the game.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=5494

FM2008: A way to defend

Another good discussion.

n/a

Fundamental Football Manager - Making that basic 442

Rahidi1 discusses building a 442 in FM 08.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=11344

Seasoned Alcoholic’s FM 08 Training Schedules

The designer of the popular FM 07 schedules returns with his FM 08 version.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=23842

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=7929

Chopper99's way to play

My in depth guide to how I've had success with a lower league team and immensly enjoyed FM08.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19390

Individual Stats – The Discussion

Do you know what every attribute does?

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=9529

Developing Young Talent

A lot of work and effort is going into this thread by cms186. It's a must read regarding training.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=5866

NepentheZ's Tactical Revoloution

A very interesting and fascinating approach to tactics.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=19884

Current Ability and Attributes Research

Law_Man did some research and this is what he found.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=18848

Complete Coach Ratings

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=9025

Scoring from corners cracked

A corner routine.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=29908

Hammering High - A Tactical Conjuration with W.Ham

Rashidi1 looks at the players/tactics mix, and altering your approach within a game as needs must.

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=6781

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I decided to tidy the thread up a little, by having all the FM09 related threads in post #1 and all the older threads in post #2.

As ever, if there's anything you think needs to be added, just give me a shout. :)

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FM 10 THREADS

The Brazilian Fluid System

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=205813

The Tactics of Attacking : Creating Space

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=205338

Don't forget the UI to help with tactics, training and tutoring

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=204149

CH_Evo - Allowing Tactics to Evolve

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=203162

Tactical Theorems '10

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=159310

The Sheffield United Project – The Complete Story!

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=181444

SI Sports Centre - In-depth Analysis

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=182851

A Season in Detail - Tactics, Teamtalks, Personnal and Finances

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=184021

Tactical Central & Insight:

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=168984

Creating a Tactic – From the Beginning

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=185681

Nike System - Park The Tank

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=181313

*Squad Analyzer*

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=184764

***ProZone's FM10 Squad Analysis Tool*** (Requires MS Excel 2007)

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=175696

Emulating Reality: Creating Icons In FM2010.

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=185440

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FM 10 Tactic Threads

FM2010 - The Better Half - Tactical Sets, NO TC

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=167793

FM10 New Tactic: The Return of Typhon

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=181924

4-1-2-1-2 Complete Dominance

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=175981

My Next Project : Project Mourinho

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=181639

Ali's Tactic

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=183282

3-4-3 Ajax Style by Mario Zagallo for "patch 10.2"

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=184480

FM10: ATOMIC BOMB Tactic

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=184650

Beautiful football Barça style with 50 goals a season Messi on the right

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=182669

Do You Want To Play Like Pep?

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=179370

Pre - Ajax System for FM2010 onwards “AFC Ajax“ 1990s

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=154151

The Total Football Test

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=184400

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FM 10 Training Threads

Jenko_EFC's Training Schedules

http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=212687

SFraser's Training Schedules for FM10

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=185812

Tug's Training 2010

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=159331

A Closer Look at Training. (For 09 but still relevant)

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=70803

FM10: How Your Players Work. (Warning: Hidden Details Inside)

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=184474

Training Young Player development : Tom & Jerry's adventures

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=183936

The polar chart in the player profile

http://www.community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=204125

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