Guides marked FM 2015 have been updated to reflect new features and changes in FM 2015.

IntroductionFM 2015

An introduction to creating tactics.

Choosing a FormationFM 2015

How to fit your players into a tactical framework.

Team InstructionsFM 2015

How to set Mentality, Team Shape and Specific Team Instructions to implement a suitable Tactical Style.

Player InstructionsFM 2015

How to refine your tactical style using appropriate Roles and Duties for your Goalkeeper, Central Defenders, Central Midfielders, Wide Players and Strikers, how to make use of Playmaker & Target Man roles and how to gain extra control over your players using Specific Player Instructions.

Set PiecesFM 2015

How to prepare set pieces effectively to give your team an extra advantage.

Appointing a CaptainFM 2015

A complete list of points to consider when choosing your team's leader.

Tactics Resources

Inverting the Pyramid
Guaranteed to give you a greater overall tactical knowledge and understanding.

Soccer Strategies
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using different formations in defence and attack.

Soccer Systems and Strategies
Teaches you about different tactical strategies.

Coaching the Tiki Taka
Learn about the tiki taka style in detail.

Transition and Counter Attacking
Find out how to play against different opposition systems.

Match Strategy and Tactics
Learn how to adapt your tactics to the opposition and different match scenarios.

Further Reading

The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders
Learn how to think like a football manager.

Will You Manage?
Find out the skills needed to be a great manager and get essential tips for fantasy football success.

The Nowhere Men
Obtain a fascinating insight into the world of football scouts.

Scouting for Moyes
Read the inside story of the life of a football scout.

The Secret Player
Discover the hidden world of the professional footballer.

Other Links

FM Weekly - Articles tweeted in the past 7 days from some popular FM Twitter accounts

FM 2015 Best Players

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