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Off The Pitch

Site lead for The Higher Tempo Press. Producer of the Tempo10 Podcast. Occasional FM writer.

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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...

#FM16 : Atalanta : The Rise of La Dea – August 2015 (including Deadline Day)

A promising pre-season led Atalanta hurtling towards a first season under my tutelage in high spirits. The opening month's fixtures were a mixed bag; very winnable games at home to Modena in the cup plus the first game of the Serie A season against the...

Know Your Role: Ball -Winning Midfielder

Football Manager 2021
The ball-winning midfielder, particularly with the defend duty, is perhaps one of the easiest players to identify for your team. However, making sure you get the right balance of tough tackling and hyper-aggression, all within the right system, is key to advancing...

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...

The top four prospects in the Ajax youth system

The fact that the youth academy at Ajax Amsterdam (Ajax) is named De Toekomst is indicative of the ethos that the club is build around. De Toekomst translates to English as The Future. Ajax have a reputation around the world as perhaps the premier developers...