The Set Pieces: the hidden weapon of Football Manager

WARNING: I wrote this piece during Football Manager 2017 for The Higher Tempo Press website. As things changed and THTP website is almost dead and Chris and all authors moved to Ronnie Dog Media I decided to publish this post on my own blog.  Most importantly, it doesn't matter if this was written during FM17 …

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FM18 | Make it simple – Throw-In

Set Pieces. Still very undervalued in football and especially in Football Manager. But they the most important for me. But all of you who read my posts already know this. Despite there are no changes in the Set Piece creator in Football Manager 2018 I would like to share my most favourite set piece routine …

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How I prepare for a Champions League final

Introduction When it comes to a game of the magnitude of a Champions League final, arguably the biggest fixture outside of the World Cup final, I tend to put a bit more effort into my preparations. Rather than wholly rely on my scout reports, I will also watch a couple of my oppositions recent matches. …

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A Guide to Filters and Shortlists

Transfers do not happen by mistake. For me, they are the effect of fastidious scouting, aided by a comprehensive collection of filters and shortlists. This is a guide to filters and shortlists in Football Manager 2017. In this piece, I will talk through a crucial set of in-game tools at my disposal to help with …

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