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How to Build a Perfect Squad

When embarking on your journey to Football Manager glory, it is fundamental to your success that you get everything right. Critical to this is establishing a coherent, organised, and achievable plan that can guide your every move. The core of such a plan is...

A Tactical Analysis of Adam Lallana, the Maestro of the Central Midfield

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana was voted England’s player of 2016 and since Jürgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool, his overall game has come on leaps and bounds as he is forming a vital piece in the Klopp system alongside the likes of Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and...

Tempo Tactics: 5-3-2 Ćiro’s Croatia

Tempo Tactics
“If he ever becomes a real football player I’ll eat my coaching diploma” - Miroslav "Ćiro" Blažević Between the ‘96 Euros in England and France ‘98, one international football team captured my heart and pocket money bets. The epitome of the dark horse, Croatia were...

#FM16 : Atalanta : The Rise of La Dea : October 2015

An unbeaten September saw La Dea lie in 4th place heading into October.  The back five was now settled and the starting midfield slots rotating nicely between Poyet, Kurtic, Timor, Besic and Susic.  Further ahead of them, Gómez had returned to create a front three of him,...

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...