Contents [Show]

Team instructions give tactical instructions to your whole team, or groups of players in your team. They can be used to:

  • Implement match strategies, which are tactics used in particular match scenarios.

Detailed for each team instruction, where relevant, are:

  • Use - the recommended use of the team instruction and other advice regarding its use.
  • Effects - the tactical instructions given to the team or to particular players by the team instruction.
  • Related team instructions - the other team instructions that are compounding or contrasting in relation to the team instruction concerned. A compounding team instruction affects a particular playing method* in a similar way to the team instruction concerned, so their effects compound. A contrasting team instruction affects a particular playing method in an opposing way to the team instruction concerned, so their effects contrast.
  • Player attributes - suggested player suitability* for the team instruction, which can help you to decide which team instructions are suitable for your players. This includes player attributes for which good ratings can enable the team instruction to be more effective and player attributes for which poor ratings can be covered by the team instruction.

The analysis of team instructions is split into standard team instructions and match strategy team instructions.

1. Team Instructions (Standard)

The analysis of standard team instructions includes all team instructions other than those for which the main recommended use is implementing match strategies.

2. Team Instructions (Match Strategy)

The analysis of match strategy team instructions includes all team instructions for which the main recommended use is implementing match strategies.

Popular Pages

Guide to FM App

Download our iOS app.

Follow Us

@GuidetoFM on Twitter

Other Links

Guide to Football - A guide to tactical theory

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

Team Talk Guidelines - What team talks to use and when to use them. The old team talks guide for FM 2014.

FM 2017 Best Players

Football Manager (1982) - learn about and play the original Football Manager.

Football Results - Check the latest scores and results.

The Soccer Blog - Blogging the beautiful game.