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Sam Perkins

Samuel Perkins is a freelance sports journalist and teacher of Media and Sport specialising in Further and Higher Education. He has contributed to, football fanzines Hotspur Magazine and the Evertonian and worked for the Football Association.

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Beginners Guide to Football Manager

Football Manager 2019
Photo by skeeze, Public Domain Football Manager is a complex and realistic game, so good techniques and patience are important to your success. With the recent release of Football Manager 2019, many veteran players will be well into their gameplay by now, using the skills they...

Recreating Klopp’s Tactics in FM17

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...

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...

FM18 Formation Guide: 3-4-3

Three at the Back?! Louis Van Gaal was laughed at when he tried to implement a three-at-the-back system at Man United a few years ago. Partially because it didn’t work, but mainly because it was new, and the Premier League doesn’t like change. However, when Antonio...

#FM17 | Five things I do before every pre-season

Hello everyone, I put together five things I do before every pre-season in all my saves in Football Manager for a couple of years. We all love to buy and develop players, hire new staff members, make our tactics better, build a new stadium, win...