Corners in FM19: How to maximise your chances without needing tall players.



Scoring from set pieces has always been one of my club’s philosophies. Why not tick that box? It can give you extra credit and doesn’t come in the place of another philosophy. Surely, banging in loads of set pieces is doable if you spend a bit of time on your tactic?

It can be hard in some circumstances.

You might like to buy younger players. You might prefer more technical or creative players than meatheads who call themselves footballers. The simple answer might just be that these are all excuses and nothing is working for you.

I know you might feel like set pieces don’t need the attention in your save. Maybe, you’re winning enough games anyway. But you shouldn’t be going a few games without scoring any goals from set pieces and you shouldn’t be scared whenever the opposition has a set piece. Continue reading


Wide players in FM19: How to harness them in your ball-hogging side

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Like watching your wingers bomb up and down the touchline, getting crosses in? Or your full-back beguiling the entire opposition, manoeuvring his way into the box unmarked? Well stop reading right here.

We’re looking for passing and moving, people. No player can move without passing first.

That’s how I developed this spectacular tactical system.

WBA tacticDid you think any of that was true? It couldn’t have been further. Continue reading

FM14 Wonderkids: Where are they now?

Let us cast our minds back to the 2013/14 season for football. Liverpool came agonisingly close to winning the premier league before THAT slip. Ronaldo scored an amazing 17 goals in the Champions League as Real Madrid celebrated La Decima and Lewandowski moved to rivals Bayern from Dortmund on a free transfer.

If you were an avid football manager player you would typically see the more well-known players initially such as Messi, Iniesta and others of this level and aim to get youth players who could either match or even top these standards. However, whilst some of these players who were predicted to dominate the world football scene have done so such as Pogba and Neymar, others have fallen rather flat and their careers have either stalled or stopped.

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