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FM18 Formation Guide: 4-2-3-1

Formation History During the late 2000’s, football saw a sharp decline in teams using 2 strikers. Managers realised that they could control the game better if one of those strikers sat permanently deeper, filling into the CAM role. This would give them more dominance in...

#FM17 | 10 players to watch in Czech league

As I’m based in Czech Republic and I think I have a very good overview of Czech players who play in the highest domestic league. I’m sure there is a lot of good players who are able or they will be able to play...

The Set Pieces: 3 rules to make the most of the hidden weapon of Football Manager

Imagine, you became a manager of the small amateur club with limited financial options, you have only one coach and part-time physio and your players train after their shifts at work. You hope they will play with your own philosophy, with your favourite formation...

Far Post Corner Kick Routine Exploit

Far Post delivery = goal! Football Manager 2018 Beta version was released two weeks before full version and we are able to test new things in our beloved game. One of my main points what always test firstly are set pieces. As there are...

FM18 Formation Guide: 3-5-2

The Juventus System When Antonio Conte became manager of Juventus in the summer of 2011, he realised that the formation that would get the most out of the available players was 3-5-2. At the time, he was working with the classic Juventus back three, Andrea...