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  1. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I have managed Brechin City F.C.previously because I have family connections with this City. The club was founded in 1906 but has taken a stumble from the Championship to League two. I would love my philosophy to revitalise their fortunes. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my first day, I have asked the board to improve the Stadium & Facilities. The board did improve the Youth Facilities from Poor to Basic. The Stadium remains seating over 4,000 supporters. STAFF,FINANCES & TRAINING Training was delegated to Assistant Manager Gerry McCabe. The Finances are OK but we have gone over the wage budget due to transfers in. The Staff room is now full with additional scouts & Pyshio's bought in. SQUAD The squad underwent a complete overhaul to improve it. Most original players were sold as they did not fit in with our players.Many players were bought in, under this new attribute search, matching it up with the tactics were using: Goalkeeping Agility handling Reflexes Defenders Tackling Positioning Aggression Attacking passing Decision Movement TACTICS I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this save. The Attributes above were chosen to match directly with the Attacking, Defensive aspects. The tactic worked really well - Consistent with really strong attack & defence. THE RESULTS The result of my 1st season with Brechin City F.C. was promotion to the Scottish League one!πŸ₯³ The Season was actually really successful & on another year, we would have been champions. Queens Park have a fantastic set up & given the right management, would always be champions. Our club finished in the top 3x rankings for Attacking, Defending & Clean Sheets! Fantastic Season. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  2. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I have chosen Virtus Verona because they were the smallest club to manage in Italy. The club in real life is managed by the chairman of the club along with only reaching a professional level in 2012-13. Using my Philosophy, my aim to help upgrade their fortunes. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my first day at Virtus Verona, I asked the board to improve both the Stadium & Facilities. The board upgraded the 1st team facilities from basic to below average. The club remains holding a capacity of 1,500 supporters. STAFF,FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated to Assistant Manager Ed Lippie. The Staff Room was bulstered although all coaches, scouts etc are at a basic level. The finances have slipped into the Amber due to the amount of signings to improve the squad. THE SQUAD In my first season, Many players were bought bought in with the hope of boosting our fortunes. Most of the original squad was released to make space for new players & gain revenue. The new players were bought in with the hope of adopting to our system so needed the below attributes Passing Movement Decisions TACTICS The Tactic worked well,well...up to a point.The start of the season was incredible for us with big results, beautiful football & a place high in the table. The middle & end of the season dipped dramatically but the players again shone in the playoffs, almost like they'd only been in 2nd gear! THE RESULTS The result of the season was that Virtus Verona achieved promotion to the Seria B. The season was Up, Down & the up again being very inconsistent. A big reason for our good season was our defence which played a key role in earning us points & gaining wins. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  3. Thank you @AleThoHDFC& @drobizzle, Really means a lot! How do you play FMM? Any Tips or hints?
  4. I normally like to use the Player Role Template Search.
  5. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I chose GRAP FC because they are the smallest club to manage in Portugal in FMM21. The club was founded in the 1940's & has always been part of a wider sports centre, with football being a part of that - the club is Amateur though. My aim was to gain promotion & improve the club with my philosophy. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my 1st day, I asked the board to improve the Stadium & Facilities. The board declined improving the stadium which only holds 372 supporters. The board did improve the 1st team facilities which were adequate & are now average. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated to my Assistant manager Jose Pedro Teixeira. The finances are OK but we went over the wage budget by a lot improving the squad. The staff room is now filled up too but at a basic standard. SQUAD You can see below that we made many signings to improve the squad. We actually had to release all the original players as they were not good enough for this level. The players in were actually of a good standard for this level & very well priced. TACTICS I used my attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this career. We actually played incredibly well with this tactic considering the squad overhaul. This said, results started well but got increasingly inconsistent during the season. THE RESULTS The result of the season was unexpected, unbelievable but GRAP FC have won promotion. The club scraped into the promotion stages during the season & pushed on to secure this achievement. The table does not lie though & the club was very average, neither excelling in Attack or defence. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  6. CHOOSING THIS CLUB I chose SD Tarazona because they are the smallest club you can manage in Spain. They were founded in 1969 & have always held a low status in Spanish football. Hopefully my philosophy & system can steer this club in the right direction. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my first day in charge at the club, I asked the board to improve the Facilities & Stadium. The board did improve the facilities from a Poor standard to Basic Standard. The stadium remained the lowest at this level with a capacity of 800. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated to my assistant manager Jon Gorrotxategi. The staff room was fully filled up on joining the club but were all bronze standard. The finances were OK but over the wage budget due to the squad improvement required. SQUAD As you can see below, there were a lot of players bought in & out of the club. Almost the entire squad required improving for this level apart from 2/3 players. Most players out were released to give us immediate funds. TACTICS I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this career as it has proved to be very successful. The system worked well, if not a bit inconsistent due to other teams having more quality. That said, our very solid defence gave us a fighting chance within the season & kept us in the top half. THE RESULT The season with SD Tarazona finished successfully with us gaining promotion from the Segunda Division B2. The stats do not lie & we were highly inconsistent with our results, BUT our defence was world class, which meant we stayed in the top positions & reached the playoffs. The playoffs were also challenging but we were good enough to scrape promotion - a superb achievement for a club this low. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
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    The Story Matt Busby is one of the greatest managers of all time & the first manager of an English club to win the European Cup. Matt was a big fan of developing & playing youth as they could be moulded in his playing style and affirm a true feeling for the club which would last. The Busby Babes were a squad of unbelievable young players who played & were developed by Manchester United between the late 1940's throughout 1950's.The squad won the First Division consecutively in 1955-56 & 1956-57 with an average age of 21 & 22. Of the Busby Babes, eight of the players sadly & tragically died as a result of the Munich Air Disaster - February 1958. The Squad I have based this tactic on the image below which turns out to be the Man Utd squad chosen for the 1957 FA Cup Final. After extensive research, I have decided on the below player roles: GK- Woods - Goalkeeper DC- Bryne - No Nonsense Centre Back DC- Foulkes - No Nonsense Centre Back DM- Blanchflower - Defensive Midfielder MC- Edwards - Box to Box Midfielder MC- Colman - Box to Box Midfielder MR-Berry - Wide Midfield ML- Pegg - Wide Midfield AMC- Charlton - Attacking Midfielder AMC- Whelan - Second Striker FC- Taylor - Complete Forward The Tactic This is my take on the Busby Babes tactic from 1957. The game was so different at this time with tactics being less important with work rate & effort seen as more important. Sir Matt Busby was a purest though, believing strongly in Attacking football and players having freedom to express themselves on the pitch. Man Utd were known for attacking down the wings through Pegg & Berry who were wingers but tracked back to fill in for fullbacks. They were known for stretching defences & creating spaces giving defenders a nightmare. Foulkes & Bryne were strong, intelligent players who prefered to play it safe. Duncan Edwards was supremely talented & could play any position on the pitch but stated his role in his book which perfectly described a box to box midfielder. Bobby Charlton also played higher up in his younger days & was a great dribbler of the ball. The team had Tommy Taylor upfront who was a brilliant target man as well as being great with his feet. The Tactic's below have been based on the highlights of the FA Cup Final 1957 between United vs Aston Villa - as seen below. The Results I have not tested these tactics properly and only briefly tested them with Celtic FC. The results appear positive & we even won a cup in impressive style. I will be interested to see other people testing this tactic. Finally, I hope you enjoy this tactic!
  8. The Story Matt Busby is one of the greatest managers of all time & the first manager of an English club to win the European Cup. Matt was a big fan of developing & playing youth as they could be moulded in his playing style and affirm a true feeling for the club which would last. The Busby Babes were a squad of unbelievable young players who played & were developed by Manchester United between the late 1940's throughout 1950's.The squad won the First Division consecutively in 1955-56 & 1956-57 with an average age of 21 & 22. Of the Busby Babes, eight of the players sadly & tragically died as a result of the Munich Air Disaster - February 1958. The Squad I have based this tactic on the image below which turns out to be the Man Utd squad chosen for the 1957 FA Cup Final. After extensive research, I have decided on the below player roles: GK- Woods - Goalkeeper DC- Bryne - No Nonsense Centre Back DC- Foulkes - No Nonsense Centre Back DM- Blanchflower - Defensive Midfielder MC- Edwards - Box to Box Midfielder MC- Colman - Box to Box Midfielder MR-Berry - Wide Midfield ML- Pegg - Wide Midfield AMC- Charlton - Attacking Midfielder AMC- Whelan - Second Striker FC- Taylor - Complete Forward The Tactic This is my take on the Busby Babes tactic from 1957. The game was so different at this time with tactics being less important with work rate & effort seen as more important. Sir Matt Busby was a purest though, believing strongly in Attacking football and players having freedom to express themselves on the pitch. Man Utd were known for attacking down the wings through Pegg & Berry who were wingers but tracked back to fill in for fullbacks. They were known for stretching defences & creating spaces giving defenders a nightmare. Foulkes & Bryne were strong, intelligent players who prefered to play it safe. Duncan Edwards was supremely talented & could play any position on the pitch but stated his role in his book which perfectly described a box to box midfielder. Bobby Charlton also played higher up in his younger days & was a great dribbler of the ball. The team had Tommy Taylor upfront who was a brilliant target man as well as being great with his feet. The Tactic's below have been based on the highlights of the FA Cup Final 1957 between United vs Aston Villa - as seen below. The Results I have not tested these tactics properly and only briefly tested them with Celtic FC. The results appear positive & we even won a cup in impressive style. I will be interested to see other people testing this tactic. Finally, I hope you enjoy this tactic!
  9. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I chose AEK FC because they were the smallest club in the greek 2nd division. The club were only formed in 2012 & do not much have much history to date. It is a perfect club to test my Philosophy & tactics with. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my first day at the club, I asked the board to improve the facilities & Stadium. The board DID upgrade the facilities from a basic standard to below average. The board did not upgrade the stadium & it remains a 1,656 capacity stadium. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated over to Assistant Manager Thanos Tegos. The staff room was filled up but the quality of our coaches,scouts & physio remains basic. The finances are secure but we have gone over the wage budget due to our signings in. SQUAD You can see below that we had to make many signings in to improve the quality of the squad. Most of our original players were released to increase our wage budget for new players coming in. The attributes I looked for in this career was: Goalkeeping Agility handling Reflexes Outfield Dribbling Passing Technique TACTICS I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this career due to it's success in other careers. The team seemed to adapt very well to this tactic picking up great results right from the start. This also shows in the stats which indicate we had one the best attacks & defence in the league. THE RESULT The season went very well for AEK FC winning the Greek Super League 2. We won the league by 8 points with the best defence in the league & one of the best attacks. On a personal note, my win rate for this season was 66% which confirms the philosophy is working. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  10. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I chose FC Chertanovo Moscow because they were the smallest club you can manage in Russia on FMM21. The club was formed in 1993 & actually work as a Football Academy with many challenges on FM21 because they do not allow transfers. As a personal challenge, I just wanted to see how my tactics & philosophy got on with this small club. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my 1st day at FC Chertanovo Moscow, I asked the board to upgrade training facilities & the stadium. The board agreed to upgrade the 1st team facilities, with the youth facilities already being at a good level. The stadium also remains at 500 capacity. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated to my assistant manager Andrey Dmitriev. The staff room has been filled up, but only with bronze standard coaches, scouts & physios. The finances have taken a significant hit due to high quality transfers bought in. SQUAD The squad under went a total overhaul due to a lack of quality at this level. Most players out were released to free up funds. I again used a different search template when looking for players in which included:- 20-30 Year Olds No Injured Players Technique Attribute - Move up equally. Teamwork Attribute - Move up equally. TACTICS I used my attacking tiki-taka tactic for this career due to the successfulness of this system. The tactic was inconsistent this season with a few wins, a few draws & a few losses - we never really found our stride. This said, we had good spells of going unbeaten & the goals scored made me believe the team had REAL promise! THE RESULTS FC Chertanovo Moscow achieved promotion to the Russian Premier League!πŸ₯³ We achieved it through the playoff places & cane 4th in the league. Although it was a successful year & promotion was achieved( Especially as the board only wanted a mid-table finish), We finished 13 points behind the leaders & that also emphasises our inconsistencies. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  11. Season 4 - HIK have made it!πŸ₯³ After a tough, inconsistent but successful 3rd season in charge of HIK, we finally cracked it in the fourth season winning the Danish Superliga!πŸ₯³πŸ†. As seen below, the title was very competitive & actually came down to the very final match of the season - HIK vs Brondby. You can see that although our attack struggled, We defended so well that it meant we won the most matches. We could have done better in Europe and went out early in the qualifying rounds. League stats
  12. 3rd Season - Inching closer to being champions of Denmark Our 1st season in the top league in Denmark & we performed really well. Our small status in this league meant we had to loan in higher quality players & our squad was not as strong as we would've hoped. This said, our results were very good at level but we were inconsistent. This said, the story of this season for HIK fans is - Were taking our Tiki-Taka brand of football to europe!! Managers Stats Tiki-Taka Goals in 3rd Season.
  13. 2nd Season - Writing more history I have just finished my 2nd season with HIK FC. The 2nd season ended very successfully winning promotion to the Promotion stages & then taking it a step closer by becoming the CHAMPIONS! I used the same tactics & transfer policy. Our defence & attack were outstanding considering the size of the club. Our results were often inconsistent & leaky but more often than not, our attack or defence dug us out of trouble. Onto the Superliga!! Managers Stats League Stats
  14. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I have chosen HIK for this save because they are the smallest club in the Danish 3rd Division. HIK actually have a long history being founded in 1900 but very little to show for it from what I can find. I hope there can be a change to this & some progression can be made. STADIUM & FACILITIES As always, I asked the board to improve the Stadium & Facilities. The board decided to improve the 1st Team Facilities from adequate to average, with the youth facilities staying the same. The stadium remains small & only holds 620 supporters. STAFF,FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated out to my assistant manager Per Frimann. The staff room has been improved & updated to full capacity. The finances remain secure despite heavy spending on transfers. SQUAD As mentioned below, many transfers were made on this save because the current quality of the squad was low. Most players were released to provide immediate funds for the incoming players. I bought in players based on the following template: 20-30 year olds - Not Injured GK-Heading/Reflexes DR/L-Tackling/Stamina DC-Tackling/Aerial/Positioning DMC-Tackling/Stamina MC-Passing/Stamina AMR/L-Shooting/Pace FC- Creativity/Decisions/Passing TACTICS I used my tried & trusted Tiki Taka Tactic for this save. The tactic worked brilliantly almost straight away & during the season we had 17x matches unbeaten! There was a spell at the start of the season where we lost 3x matches on the bounce, I asked the board to back my philosophy & they provided me their backing. THE RESULT The end of 26 matches saw us crowned the champions of 2.Division Group 2 & more importantly, Promoted!!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ The result was on the cards because we were so consistent with great performances.We fell short in the cup competition & had a wobble early on BUT the seasons success was never in any real doubt. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  15. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I chose Jeonnam Dragons because I have managed them before & I love them. The club founded in 1994, have already won 3x times! Hoping I can try & win a fourth as well as gain promotion. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my first day, I asked the board to improve the stadium & facilities. The board declined this request but the club still offers 'good' youth & 1st team facilities. The Stadium holds a modest 13,000 supporters. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated to my assistant manager Hwang Dong-Jin. The finances are very secure. The staff room has been bolstered & in a few area's improved. SQUAD One of my more interesting and challenging saves because the transfer market started a few months into the season. I looked to strengthen every are of my team with a modified version of the 2012 attributes. Many players were not good enough for the squad & got sold or released. TACTICS I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this career. To be honest, the tactic was more inconsistent than I thought it would be & we leaked many leads. Our attack was weak and most wins were by narrow margins. THE RESULT My 1st season with Jeonnam Dragons was fantastic, with us winning the Hana 1Q FA Cup & promotion to the 1st division! Really surprised by this as our results felt inconsistent & our attack was week. Our defence appears to be what won us these results & we had the best in the league. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  16. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I chose England for this challenge because there my country, they have an amazing squad & they have not won anything in a while. England won the 1966 World Cup but have since struggled to reach the final of a big competition. I would love to be the manager to bring football home again! TACTIC For Euro 2020, I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic. The tactic has been successful this year & England have players who are perfectly suited for it. Our defence is strong enough to keep the goals out too. AIM FOR EURO 2020 Our aim for Euro 2020 as provided by the FA was to reach the Quarter Finals! This feels achievable & would like us to achieve more! GROUP STAGE So, Our group consisted of Croatia, Belgium & Serbia which is competitive. We ended up topping the group with 2x wins & a draw. I was very surprised by the Belgium win of 3-1! FIRST ROUND First round was against Austria & we were favourites. The match was actually very close and Austria are well organised. A penalty from Harry Kane won it for us. QUARTER FINALS The quarter finals were against Spain & they were big favourites. We got a shocking 4-0 win and played some beautiful football. You can see below our beautiful Tiki Taka goal. SEMI FINALS The Semi Finals were against Portugal and they were again favourites. We picked up a narrow win against a strong Portugal team. We are so close to winning the European championship for the first time in our history. FINALS The Euro 2020 finals and were up against Holland who have won the competition before & are favourites! We again manage to somehow win a close game by a narrow margin of 2-1! We have done it - England are the Euro 2020 Champions and the best country in Europe!πŸ₯³πŸ† MANAGERS STATS EURO 2021 STATS
  17. CHOOSING THE SQUAD I chose Sandecja Nowy SΔ…cz because they were one of the smaller clubs in the Polish Fortuna league. The club has a vibrant history, being formed in 1910 & being named after a popular local Catholic priest, who was a passionate fan of the club. I really want to do well for this club & test out my Philosophy with amended transfer policy. STADIUM & FACILITIES On my 1st day with Sandecja, I asked the board if the Stadium & Facilities could be improved. The board agreed to upgrade the 1st Team Facilities which are now at a good standard, the youth facilities remain adequate. The stadium also remains at 2,994 capacity BUT normally packs this out. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime has been delegated to my Assistant Manager Rafal Wislocki. The staff room has been filled in & improved. The finances remain in a very healthy state despite heavy spending on transfers in. SQUAD The squad saw many changes with only 2/3 original players staying at the squad. In reviewing my progress in Football Manager, transfers in are an area of the game I really struggle with. For this career, I tried a new transfer policy again which can be seen below(The attributes are actually the ones FMMVibe posted in 2012!!): TACTIC For this save, I used my attacking Tiki-Taka tactic, based on Barcelona's 2011 squad because it has been so successful for me.The tactic worked very well this season,with the best attack in the league. The defence was sometimes leaky & a few times it was a case of 'we will score more than you'. THE RESULT The result of my 1st season was successful, with Sandecja winning the Fortuna 1 Liga πŸ₯³πŸ†. The season was won by our amazing attacking players & we scored 61x this season. I end the season, with my philosophy & amended transfer policy with a win rate of 62%!! STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  18. CHOOSING THE SQUAD For this career, I choose to manage Adelaide United FC because they were the smallest club to manage in Australia. Founded in 2003, it is the only club playing in the A-League from the state of South Australia. In a league which is growing and developing, can Adelaide United still have an impact? STADIUM & FACILITIES On my 1st day, I did ask the board to improve the stadium & facilities. The board did agree to upgrade the clubs facilities from average to good quality. The stadium did not get upgraded & holds 16,500 supporters of which we can rely on a solid 12,000 fans weekly. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The training regime was delegated over to my Assistant Manager Harry Kewell. The club staff room got many upgrades with more coaches &, at a better standard. The finances are secure but this season we did go over budget because of transfers in. SQUAD The squad underwent almost an entire transformation with a lot of either young inexperienced players or older ones. My transfers were done through the following filter: 20-30 year olds - No Injured Players GK-handling/reflexes DR/L-Tackling/Stamina DC-Tackling/Heading/Positioning DMC-Tackling/Stamina MC-Passing/Stamina AMR/L-Crossing/Dribbling/Pace FC-Shooting/Aerial/Pace TACTICS I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this career because it has won me a lot. We struggled a lot in the A-league and the stats suggest we had a great defence but poor attack. You can see this was the difference as 1st placed team scored 50 in contrast to our 31 goals! THE RESULT The result was both positive & very surprising with the club scrapping into 4th Place in the league as well as winning the A League Finals Series. The Stats suggest this was purely based on our amazing defence which was one of the best in the league. Our attack was woeful and lead to our form being inconsistent with 17x draws & loses from 26 matches. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  19. @JustM1kePlays, I am subscribed to your chanel & thought your video's were amazing! Some of the older ones with the guides to international management etc were really useful. Career's can be difficult to post. I get the feeling that with the editing as well, you felt you were putting in more than getting out of it. In saying that & reiterating my initial point, I loved your FMM video's. There is something more visually appealing about video's & images as words can be interpretive whereas if someone show's you like this, it brings it to life. Only my humble opinion.
  20. CHOOSING THE CLUB Inter Miami were a club I really wanted to manage due to their short history & relatively small stature in the MLS. The club was only formed 3 years ago & has England Legend David Beckham as an owner. With a mix of older & younger players, I wanted to test my philosophy & the guide that was published yesterday. STADIUM & FACILITIES My 1st action as Inter Miami Manager was to request an upgrade to the Stadium & Facilities from the board, which they accepted. Both the 1st team & youth team facilities are excellent. The stadium has been improved to hold 22,500 supporters with this number being filled most weeks. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING My 2nd task as manager was to improve the club staffroom, which has been done, giving us a full backroom team & upgraded staff members. The finances were able to be kept in the green, this is due to cheap incoming players & pricey outgoing players. I delegated the training system to my Assistant Manager. SQUAD As you can see below, we had quite a big transfer market. The club had a lot of young players & old players who did not possess the quality to stay at the club. The players in fit in with the player roles dictated by the tactic which was "Gegenpressing", luckily, most of the players better to this system ended up cheaper. TACTIC In carrying on my 'Guide to FMM' posted yesterday, I decided to trust my Assistant Manager's opinion on the tactic - he recommended "Gegenpressing". Despite the team summary saying we had a lot more RED points to GREEN, the squad & tactic worked incredibly well. Our attack was not good but our solid defence meant the few goals we did score usually made us winners. THE RESULTS My 1st season with Inter Miami using my Philosophy & trusting my Assistant Manager's opinion on the tactic and we have ended up Eastern Conference Champion's & more importantly, MLS Cup ChampionsπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ†πŸ†. We achieved it with a Solid defence & players who were suited to each role in the tactic. I leave the USA with a win rate of 61% & 2x League wins! Result's like this confirm my Philosophy & get my excited to play FMM21 more. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  21. Good Evening All, Hope this finds you all well, This is just a post to help those players that are new to this Football Manager. The game has so many different aspect's which is why we love it, but it can be confusing or overwhelming if your coming to it for the first time. As always with some of my post's, this is a very rough guide on how you can just pick up & play the game without thinking too much. This is not the right or wrong way to play & it is encouraged to find your own style of Football Management. STARTING A NEW GAME Firstly, The game gives you the chance to manage in 24 Countries, which is a lot. The club you decide to manage can be based on anything - winning trophies, getting lower teams to the top or being a club which holds meaning for you. The general consensus is that when you start, it may be easier if you are a club you are familiar with & know the players for. Once you have chosen, every club with inform you of the board's expectation ( This is your most important goal & the most important thing to keep your job). Alternatively, once you have chosen the country, you can start unemployed & work your way up the ranks. BOARD REQUESTS Everyone plays differently & has varied priorities but one of the key priorities to me is the foundations of the club - The stadium & the Facilities. In reality, the bricks & mortar of the club will be there long after the managers & the players. This was the 1st point listed out by Sir Alex Ferguson in his "Steps for Success" - Start with the foundations. In the game, you can request the board upgrades the Stadium, 1st & Youth team facilities. You can also request affiliate clubs proving a lasting link with the club. MANAGER OPTIONS The managers option's screen is fantastic & basically provides you the chance to say what manager you want to be - from very hands on( Handling Training/ Youth Promotions etc) to very hands off ( Delegating it all to your Assistant & Coaches). If you are new to the game, maybe delegating more of these would be better to just pick up & play FMM21 with the option to take more control as you wish. CLUB STAFF The club staff screen is very important & can have a huge effect. For me, Gold & Natural coaches can have a huge effect on a players development. In addition to this, Prevention Physio's can help reduce injuries to top players greatly. Therefore, in my opinion, it is very important to improve staff member's whenever possible - From Bronze to Silver or Silver to Gold badged. CLUB FINANCES The Club Finances are also a huge part of Football Manager. The main reason is obviously stability as a club losing money every week will eventually be in dire straits or bankruptcy! Also, There is a big tactical side to the transfers as spending big one season & not gaining promotion etc, may leave you with no funds next season. This said, you need to be very careful with this & try to keep the finances screen as Green! If it turn's orange or red, it means action is definitely required - Eg: Sell players etc. CLUB SQUAD-TRAINING Club Training is significant & can make a big difference on the pitch. Once you have found the tactic you want to play & the roles within it, you can set the players training regime. In the training screen, you can specifically input which role it is you want a player to learn as well as a specific attribute to focus on. This is something which you can delegate to a coach & they will be in charge of training. TEAM REPORT- SUMMARY Although there are no action's on these screen's, it is one of the most important. The Team Summary page provides an overview on where you club stands in comparison to the league you are playing in - PSG for example have lots of green & a only a few reds, because they are by far the best squad in the league. In addition to this, the suggested XI provides you a snapshot of your best XI based on the opinion of your Assistant Manager. This mean's player's stars rating are only a reflection of how good players are within your team. I would advise new players to give these screen's a glance to see where the club stands as it is. TACTICS Tactic's in my opinion are the most important of Football Manager. The tactic implemented can reflect your football playing style & result in absolutely beautiful football on the pitch. This year, FMM21 has made it even easier for beginners to create the best tactic for the team you choose. I have detailed the process of creating the tactic below: Assistant Manager recommends the best playing style with the current squad( Eg: Tiki Taka for PSG). Clicking on More Info provides you an in-depth explanation of that playing style. Assistant Manager recommends specific formation's that suit your playing style. Finally, You choose the formation you prefer & are provided a fully formed & balanced tactic ready to go. The tactic also provides you something else - player roles!( EG: Sweeper Keeper etc) Of course, you can also create a tactic yourself through looking at squad depth & identifying best/worse position's as well as area's with lots of players & those with few players. ASSESS YOUR SQUAD Assessing the squad is the next thing to do and probably the most fun too. Through assessing the squad, you can learn which players should stay & which should go. Assessing the squad relies heavily on players individual personalities & attributes. There are a lot of attributes & this process can be confusing. Luckily, in training screen, it provides you the Key Attributes for the roles your assistant has recommended to you ( as seen below). A good way of assessing the squad is bringing up the player search screen & assessing each position with those player templates, you can include your own squad in the search to see if you already have the 2x best sweeper keepers OR is there someone reasonably priced who fit's the role better? TRANSFERS Transfer's in & out can make OR break a season on Football Manager. I think every manager make's transfer's differently & transfers into the club are usually made in the following ways: Scout players Player search based on templates( Seen below) Player search based on personal preference (EG- FM's attributes below) Player's out are mostly made due to quality & not being good enough for the squad going forward. Be aware of the effect this may have though based on the squad dynamics. MATCH DAY The match day is what you have been waiting for- all the tactics, transfers etc has all been building to this! I would recommend watching the match on the default settings chosen or with extended highlights. It is a good speed & provides an opportunity to see how your instruction's are playing out on the pitch. In term's of the screen's, the overview screen & player rating screen's are my personal favourite. Most importantly, you want to make sure your shot's & shot's on target are more than the opposition - at the end of the day, goals win matches. Everyone makes changes in-game differently but the game lay's out good changes to make for you: Red Condition/ Rating - Player is struggling with fitness during the match & may get injured if not subbed OR player is having a poor performance which may lead to more goal's, confidence issues etc. ( As seen below) MEDIA COMMENT'S & RED CARD Football Manager can provide some issues which you need to respond to the press above, these can vary but are mostly for - Outstanding performances, Poor form or Red Card's given. Firstly, with Red Card's, you can decide how harsh or lenienty you want to be with your player. I normally choose a 2 week fine as red card's every week are not helpful to the squad & the player has the learn. In contrast, with comments on players playing well, I normally build this up which normally helps with confidence & maintain's the players good form. Finally with poor form player's, It is good to check the players average rating & make an informed reaction, above 7 rating & I normally tell the press the player is doing fine. SEASON RESULTS Finally, the last day of the season has come & you can assess your 1st season as manager. The ultimate reflection of the job you have done is in board satisfaction & hitting their expected finish. For PSG, success may be reaching for another Ligue 1 title whereas for Sheffield United, just staying in the Premier League is success. Rome was NOT built in a day & Football Manager gives you the chance to build - just like Alex Ferguson at Manchester United! I hope this help's any new players to Football Manager Mobile 2021! So much of Football Manager & Football in general is opinion & everyone likes doing things differently. This guide is for those players who are just lost & find the whole game daunting. The game has tried, especially this year to almost gift you with a template on how to play BUT with almost endless scope on changes you can make to take full control yourself!😊
  22. Many thanks mate! Really appreciate it 😊
  23. Season 3 - Champions of Belgium!πŸŽ– I have just completed my 3rd & Final season with KFC Mandel United. We have managed to win the Jupiler Pro League!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ This was made possible by improving my squad to ensure the defence remained very solid whilst buying young, hungry attackers. We played really well all season with a few blips. This really was an incredible achievement especially as belgium has one of the toughest leagues in my opinion!
  24. Season 2 - One step closer! My 2nd season at KFC Mandel United and we have gained promotion to Jupiler Pro League!πŸ₯³πŸ†It was a really tough & inconsistent season with the promotion literally going to the last 90mins. As the stats suggest, our defence was very strong but attack was woefully weak. We will need to play better than this next season.
  25. CHOOSING THE CLUB I chose KFC Mandel United because it was the smallest belgium side in FMM21. The club was only formed in 2017! Hopefully, I can create some real history to this relatively new club. STADIUM & FACILITIES As always, I asked the board to upgrade the Facilities & Stadium but they declined this request. The 1st team & Youth Facilities are average standard. The Stadium looks beautiful & modern, holding 2000 supporters, which is normally packed out, indicating really good support for the club. STAFF,FINANCES & TRAINING The training system was delegated to my Assistant Manager & Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp. The small backroom team was increased, with Dennis joining the team & 2x Bronze scouts. Although I acted quite frugally in the transfer market, the finances did go slightly over, but are still secure. SQUAD As seen below, many players were bought & released from the club - this was purely based on quality ( based on my search from tester career). All players which left were released due to the quick injection of funds from this, only 1x existing player stayed at the club. The players bought in through my player search detailed in my tester, with cheaper players preferred due to the small size of the budget. TACTICS I used my Attacking Tiki Taka Tactic for this career. The players bought in were perfect for this technical system & performed very well. This is shown by the results below, with a very solid defence & attack. THE RESULT The result in my 1st season with KFC Mandel United was outstanding, winning the Belgian First Amateur Division. The strong defence & attack with the squad-full of new high quality players all helped in achieving this victory. The belgian leagues are very competitive & tricky to break through easily, so this win feels even more special. STEPS FOR SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
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