How to Manage in MLS | FM19 Guide

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The MLS is a league that even most hardcore FMers struggle to manage in, but here’s your guide of how to manage in the good old US of A!

I will be running through the drafts, trades, how the league is structured and much more.

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Does Age Make a Difference in a Striker? | Football Manager Experiment

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Typically, when you search for a new player to join your team on Football Manager, age can be a big factor in whether or not you will sign them. I want to create an experiment that looks at two identical players in terms of attributes, but completely different ages. I want to find out whether age is a defining moment in the signing of a player.

In this particular experiment, I am going to create a player who would be suited to a lot of clubs. I will make him English, he will be 182 CM, either footed, a striker and weigh 80kg. I have made sure the player have no preferred moves.

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Will Christian Pulisic Be Successful | FM19 Experiment

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Christian Pulisic playing for the USMNT

The young American star, Christian Pulisic, joined English Premier League side, Chelsea,  on the 2nd January for a fee of $73million, smashing the record for an American player. Pulisic will return to Dortmund until the end of the season, beginning his Chelsea tenure in the summer of 2019. We decided to sim three seasons of the young American (starting in 2019-20) and here are the results…

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Highlighting the Wide Target Man and the Flo Pass Tactic in FM19

 

Since it was first introduced in FM2014, the role of the Wide Target Man has always fascinated and brought out the tactical tinkerer in me, for better or worse. Sometimes I get an idea that takes over whichever save I’m doing, as I try hard to make it work. Most of the time it leads to a lot of wasted time playing around with the tactics screen and the later disappointment of watching game after game and seeing none of the results which I hoped for. My particular weakness has always been the exotic roles in football manager games. I created my share of Raumdeuter, Libero and Enganche tactics.¬† The Wide Target Man is no exception. While my previous exotic experiments led to inconsistent results at best, given all that I have seen from current Football Manager match engine and the revamped tactical interface, I have high hopes that the “Big man” on the wing role is at its best since 2014. Given the right player it could be just be missing ingredient to bring life back to the fallen giant or to build a tactical system to directly counter the high pressing and possession-heavy trend in football today.

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Ruining English Football! – The Finale

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To those of you who don’t know, about 6 months ago I started a very interesting save on Football Manager 2018:

  • Every team in the Premier League and Championship is given a 50 year transfer embargo.
  • I will look at the English Leagues, National team, European Competitions and then any other big news in the world.
  • I will make the save playable from every point I do an article for.
  • The save goes down to level 10 so any team that drops down that far should still be playable.

You can check out Part 1 here -> https://dictatethegame.com/2018/03/21/ruining-english-fooball-part-1/

It received a large amount of feedback but for some reason I never got round to finishing it! But the wait is finally over!

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Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho – A Football Manager Simulation!

Jose Mourinho (left) and Pep Guardiola (right) on the touchline. (StrettyNews.com)

 

Since Pep Guardiola got his first job in English football with Manchester City in 2016 and Jose Mourinho joined Manchester United in the same year, the old rivalry when Pep managed Barcelona and Jose managed Real was reignited. However, this was no longer in Spain but to the ‘best league in the world,’ the Premier League.

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