Authors Posts by Damon McKnight

Damon McKnight

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I'm a 25-year-old American who's been playing Football Manager since FM14. As a Dallas-Fort Worth resident, MLS team FC Dallas is the team I support. I offer in advance my sincerest apologies for the fact that I play my game in US English and may accidentally call the sport "soccer" in my posts.

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Tactics Tested: Manchester City

Barca Style of Play Pep Guardiola started to implement his playing style upon his Man City team almost as soon as he arrived last season, but with an ageing squad and after a disappointing season with Bayern, he couldn’t reach the dizzying heights of his...

How to choose the best player role for your number 10

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Pure Number 10 players are the kind of species that we, football fans, love to admire. The number 10 position it is indissolubly linked with skills, vision, and creativity. They are the players people buy ticket for, the ones that can turn a match around....

Tactics Tested: Man Utd

Ultra Defensive Manchester United get a lot of stick, particularly under Mourinho, for being a naturally defensive side. Indeed, United have conceded the fewest goals in the league this season, but at the expense of scoring goals themselves, with the second-fewest out of the current...

How to Create Gegenpressing in FM17

Follow @DistanceCovered on Twitter for more. Introduction Before I get started, I’ve got to make two things absolutely clear to before going into detail. Firstly, this is MY guide to gegenpressing within Football Manager, not THE guide. The guidance, recommendations and information proposed throughout the piece...

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...