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

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Brexit Bournemouth Part 1

As 2016 quietly fades into memory, it leaves a trail of emotional devastation, and a discomforting sense of doom for what the next twelve months will bring, in its wake. In that annus horribilis, the perpetual loss of beloved cultural icons and a omnipresent political turmoil became...

Tactical Balance in FM17

Tempo Tactics
Follow @DistanceCovered on Twitter for more. Introduction People enjoy playing Football Manager for different reasons, such as signing players, managing their favourite clubs or winning major trophies. Personally, I consider the tactical side of the game to be hugely rewarding, and it adds a completely different...

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...

Digging Through Data: Ep 9 – Sacked

Tempo Tactics
Ok so the first thing I would like to point out is, using data analysis in Football Manager does work. It does. However, for this particular series, a fatal error was made early on in plumping for a high reputation Premier League...

Searching the Stats v3.1

Searching the Stats
Part 1 - Introduction + Recruiting Full-backs Football Manager is sadly the closest most of us will get to managing a professional football team and for the most part, it’s very realistic but for me, there’s one unrealistic part - recruitment of players. How familiar does...