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Alex Dieker

I'm Alex, a 19-year-old college student from Massachusetts, U.S.A. A Manchester City & Ajax fanatic, youth development enthusiast, and a quite poor footballer in real life.

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A Guide to the Poacher

Filippo Inzaghi
The Poacher is a peculiar role. Everyone has probably used it at some point in their FM career but apart from the good old “Little N Large” combo, there isn’t much most FM players can tell you about that role. I have used it...

Know Your Role: The Half Back

Tempo Tactics
One of the most underrated player roles in Football Manager, the Half Back provides serious stability to any midfield. The role of the half back is almost entirely defensive, designed to be a screen to the defence, preventing any attacks from coming...

Match Analysis: RB Leipzig vs Manchester United, Champions League Semi Final

Match Analysis
This match saw head coach Ed Wilson and his RB Leipzig side welcome English giants Manchester United to Germany for this Champions League Match. The German side have become well known in European circles over recent years for their commitment to fast vertical attacking football whilst their...

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.

How to choose the best role for your fullbacks

Kyle Walker
Almost everyone needs them. Almost everyone wants them. They do a lot of work and their role has changed a lot in recent past. I am – of course – talking about fullbacks. Some teams obviously play with three Central Defenders, turning the fullbacks...