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My name is Ponzie and I once won the Champions League three years in a row with Sporting Lokeren. That was in CM 99/00. Since then my FM gaming has gone downhill. Now I'm on a mission to make the Sassari Torres men's team walk in the giant footsteps of the club's ladies' team. Stay tuned for history in the making.

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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...

Digging through Data: Ep5 – Box to Box Midfielders

Tempo Tactics
Continuing our exploration into how best to process data in FM, we need to fill the final two midfield slots in our side. The last episode saw the recruitment of the regista, the next step is to find the two box to...

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...

How to Evaluate the Defence in FM17

The season is over; all decisions have been made. You have either overachieved, underachieved our you got exactly what you wanted. No matter what, it is now time to evaluate the season and to make decisions going forward. One part of the team that can...

Know Your Role: Ball Playing Defender

Football Manager 2021
In the modern game, man attacking moves are deemed to start from the back – whether in a counter attacking move or simply as part of a free-flowing attack. As a result, most possession-based teams will struggle to execute such football without...