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Know Your Role: How to Find the Right False-Nine

Tempo Tactics
Following on from the deep dive into the Advanced Playmaker (attack) and how to spot the right player for the role, we now move on to an equally exciting role within any team, the false nine. Much has been...

Finding Mandžukić, a Brief Guide to the Wide Target Man

Mandzukic
The 2014 version of Football Manager was a little revolution in terms of possibilities offered for teams’ tactical set-up. Eight new roles were introduced. While FM users explored to the fullest the new horizons open by the False 9, the Shadow Striker or the...

A Guide to the Poacher

Filippo Inzaghi
The Poacher is a peculiar role. Everyone has probably used it at some point in their FM career but apart from the good old “Little N Large” combo, there isn’t much most FM players can tell you about that role. I have used it...

CM01/02: Canary Corner – Part 19

Canary
After the narrow failure that was the end of season 6 (part 18 for those keeping score) I couldn't leave it there. Of course, there'll be a season 7. There's life in these Canaries yet. Unfortunately there is more than life in most of...

10 Things You Learn From Being Sacked in Football Manager

So, you’ve probably gathered by the title of this piece that I didn’t have the success of a save with Bromley as I would’ve liked. If you haven’t read about my Bromley save it was a very topsy tervy journey that led to me...