Come & join the Football Manager Slack

Hello everyone, this is not an article about some Football Manager results, set pieces or anything else. I just only want to invite you to Football Manager Slack Community. 

FM Samo wrote about it in article on his blog, so you can read it there. But I like the idea and the way how it goes so far and decided to write about it also there some words and info.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | Liam Kelly development

From not needed to key player. That’s the story of midfielder Liam Kelly in my FM17 save with Reading FC. This article will be something similar like the previous one about Danny Loader but there will be not too many goals in the fifth season like Loader scored. 

Liam Kelly was 20 years old at the start of the save and he was one of many in the Under 23s Squad listed for loan and also transfer listed. Continue reading

#FM17 | Reading FC | Danny Loader development

One of the reason why I started a save with Reading FC in FM17 was to play with young players who are in the club at the start of the game. Jordan Obita, Dominic Samuel, Liam Kelly, Jake Cooper or Danny Loader.

And the last one made very good progress during the first five years with this save as he became the best Premier League goalscorer of the last season I played so far. Continue reading

#FM17 | Reading FC | part IX | Dream season

This part about fifth season with Reading could be named absolutely the same as the previous one. We overachieved a lot in the first season after promotion to the Premier League as we finished seventh and secured our place in the Europa League qualifying rounds. 

And in the fifth season we were even better…

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#FM17 | Goalkeeper Instructions

Hi all, if you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw my tweet during last Sunday about “Distribute To Full Backs” instruction which I have set to my goalkeeper(s). When I was on my way to the real life job I think about it in the traffic jam and I decided to write something more about it than only 140 characters. 

It was one of the first tactical changes I made after a couple of matches when FM17 arrived. I’m not sure if I saw too many lost balls during previous versions but during first matches in this version I was really frustrated that my goalkeeper started new attack with a long ball to the half line and that was the end of our play as opponent’s defenders easily get the ball.

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#FM17 | Throw-In Routines

Throw-Ins. My most favorite set piece during Football Manager 2016 when I created some lovely Routines which worked perfectly. You know I really like set pieces in overall but Throw-Ins is probably my favorite because it could be very dangerous for your opponent if you can play it well. 

You can find other set pieces for FM17 or FM16 in this category.

Same as with another set pieces very important is to have the best suited players for each role on the pitch. Continue reading

#FM17 | Reading FC | part VIII | Overachievers

Hello everyone and welcome to the another post about my save with Reading FC. After last year promotion to the top flight we battled greatly during our first season back in the Premier League and finished seventh.

Thanks to other results in the domestic cup it means we have qualified for the next year Europa League as we’ll enter the competition at the third qualifying round.

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