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Tom Mason

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I'm Tom and I'm a football writer who likes nomadic centre forwards, overweight wingers, and defenders who chest the ball back to their goalkeeper.

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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...

How to choose the best player role for your number 10

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Pure Number 10 players are the kind of species that we, football fans, love to admire. The number 10 position it is indissolubly linked with skills, vision, and creativity. They are the players people buy ticket for, the ones that can turn a match around....

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...

FM18 League Guide: Scotland

Awrite As one of few Scots to have learned how to write in English, I've been tasked with providing you, our fine reader, with some form of guide about the Scottish leagues available to you on Football Manager 2018. "Scotland? That's boring. It's just Celtic and...

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...