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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...

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...

Recreating Klopp’s Tactics in FM17

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Jurgen Klopp has been winning praise for the way he aims to be only the 3rd manager to take Liverpool into the top 4 within the last 10 years, but is it possible to replicate his “heavy metal” style of football in FM17? To work...

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...

Tempo Tactics: FM18 Defensive Play

“If I want to win 1-0 I think I can as I think it is one of the easiest things in football. It is not so difficult.” - Jose Mourinho I don’t believe he plays FM18 - noted sponsorship with alternative mobile football management sim...