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Alex Stewart

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Alex is a freelance football writer. He is one half of the BetBright x FM17 Project on The Set Pieces and has written about Football Manager for various publications, including SportingIntel and the BBC Sport Website. Alex is the editor of an FM Anthology, The Men Who Stare At Goals.

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Know Your Role: Supporting Target Man

Tempo Tactics
Football Manager is a game with two distinct schools of tactical setups. You either create a tactic but tweak it to fit your players, or you create a tactic and shoehorn your players in (or indeed purchase new ones to fit the...

Know Your Role: Segundo Volante

Football Manager 2021
The Segundo Volante literally means (as per Google Translate), “Second Steering Wheel” or “Second Balance”. The idea being that a Segundo Volante is utilised as the second player in a double pivot, alongside a regista or a deep-lying midfielder – where the...

Know Your Role: Sweeper Keeper

Tempo Tactics
Like any position on the pitch, it’s not enough to just stick a good goalkeeper between the sticks – they need to fit your tactical style. Personally, I like to play with a high line, at a high tempo, although this can...

Know your Role: Advanced Playmaker (Attack)

Tempo Tactics
Analysing the role of the Advanced Plamaker in FM20, and how you can identify the next Frank Lampard for your team.

A Guide to the Wide Playmaker

Koke
While my last role piece was about the Poacher, a role that most people are probably somewhat familiar with because of real football, this one is about a role that does somewhat exist in real football but most people would probably struggle if they...