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Earning Our Stripes Teil 1: Einführung

The international adventure in charge of the USMNT didn't go to plan but after a couple of months of soul searching and tactical self-discovery......

Scars And Stripes Episode 28: World Cup Prep & Squad Selection

This came around very, very quickly. It seemed like only yesterday that I finished my campaign with Atlanta United, suffering heartbreak in my final...

COACHING CORNER : DAMNING DEFINITION

When we think about what we use to evaluate or define a manager it could be conceived that coaches of yester year were marked...

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The Set Pieces: 3 rules to make the most of the hidden weapon of Football Manager

Imagine, you became a manager of the small amateur club with limited financial options, you have only one coach and part-time physio and your players train after their shifts at work. You hope they will play with your own philosophy, with your favourite formation...

A Guide to the Head of Youth Development

Youth Intake day is one of the most exciting days in football manager. We look forward to it every season, hoping for that next superstar. There is not a lot more satisfying than seeing your youngster turn into a world class player. Your youth...

How to Create Gegenpressing in FM17

Follow @DistanceCovered on Twitter for more. Introduction Before I get started, I’ve got to make two things absolutely clear to before going into detail. Firstly, this is MY guide to gegenpressing within Football Manager, not THE guide. The guidance, recommendations and information proposed throughout the piece...

How to choose the best role for your fullbacks

Kyle Walker
Almost everyone needs them. Almost everyone wants them. They do a lot of work and their role has changed a lot in recent past. I am – of course – talking about fullbacks. Some teams obviously play with three Central Defenders, turning the fullbacks...

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...