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A Guide to MLS in Football Manager 2024
Guides 16.02.24 - FM Admin
Major League Soccer (MLS), North American’s leading football league, was initially formed back in 1994.
Their first season began in 1996 with a total of 10 teams. Since then, the league has continued to grow, and following the arrival of St Louis City SC, it currently boasts 29 clubs.
MLS is quite a unique league with some rules that may be unfamiliar to those who normally focus their Football Manager careers in the European leagues. Here’s a guide to help familiarise yourself with how MLS works and to give you the tools to lead your team to MLS Cup glory in FM24.
Eight tips for developing your club’s reputation in Football Manager 2024
Guides 07.02.24 - SteinkelssonFM
When starting a new career in Football Manager 2024, most of us have the same goal of taking our new club to the very top of the footballing world.
Developing their reputation isn’t as simple as results and tactical prowess on Matchday though. To rise up the in-game rankings, you’ll have to show your skills in developing young talents, managing your club’s finances and being a strategic decision-maker.
Here, SteinkelssonFM provides eight top tips for shaping your club into a powerhouse in FM24.
A Guide to Better Defending in Football Manager 2024
Guides 18.01.24 - Ihor Crusadertsar
Football’s greatest teams are built upon strong defensive foundations and the same is true in Football Manager 2024.
It might not be the most glamorous part of tactical creation but putting together a solid defensive shape and figuring out what your players should be doing when they don’t have the ball is integral to the success of your latest FM24 career.
In this guide, Ihor Crusadertsar takes a deep dive into the player positions, formations and Attributes that will help you defend better in FM24.
Six long-term save ideas for Football Manager 2024
Challenges 11.01.24 - FM Grasshopper
The save game compatibility feature introduced in Football Manager 2024 allows players to transfer careers from one version of FM to another.
It’s been a welcome addition for a lot of players, with many continuing long-term journeys that they started more than a year ago in Football Manager 2023.
With this feature also confirmed in next year’s Football Manager 2025 release, FM Grasshopper is here to present you with six ‘evergreen’ save challenges that will keep you occupied for some time to come.
Football Manager 2024: 12 Teams to Manage
Challenges 08.01.24 - FM Admin
The festive period and the beginning of a new calendar year is always a great time to get to grips with a new save challenge in Football Manager.
Finding the right club can be tricky though, so we’ve pulled together 12 interesting save ideas for you, ranging from established giants to clubs with celebrity owners and some making their series debuts in Football Manager 2024.
Building around the Inverted Full-Back in Football Manager 2024
Player Roles 08.12.23 - MaddFM
As football evolves and clubs continually seek out new ways to outsmart their rivals, it has become essential for football managers to constantly innovate when it comes to on-field roles and tactical decisions.
Football Manager is no different and with each year we see the game adding new tactical options and player roles. This is both a case of keeping up with real-life developments but also giving you more room as boss to refine your own unique approach.
Football Manager 2024’s most notable positional innovation is the Inverted Full-Back and here MaddFM dives deep into what the role is all about and some practical applications for your latest career.
10 Wonderkids with new homes in Football Manager 2024
Wonderkids 13.11.23 - MaddFM
Football Manager 2024 is now upon us and while as always there are a host of new features and additions to look forward to, a new game means new wonderkids and new save ideas to think about.
To help guide you in the direction of a new club for your first save adventure, here’s MaddFM's look at 10 players who find themselves with new homes after clearly impressing real-life clubs and scouts alike last season.
They’re also going to be ones to watch in FM24, so let's look into where those familiar players have headed to this season.
11 top teams to manage in Football Manager 2024
06.11.23 - FM Admin
Whether you opt to chase instant glory with one of the game’s elite or choose the longer route to the top by developing a club in the lower divisions, there’s no better feeling than starting your first save in a new edition of Football Manager.
FM24’s new additions elevate the experience of every career and with the game now available worldwide, we’ve pulled together a list of 11 of the best teams to kick-off your journey with.
Football Manager Research: What’s Involved?
06.11.23 - FM Admin
Whenever we release a new game, there are always many posts and curiosity on social media and our forums about player and club attributes. So, with the launch of Football Manager 2024, we wanted to give you a bit of an insight into the process of getting that data in the game.
Our Research team is scattered across the globe, with representatives across a vast number of countries compiling reports and submitting changes year-round on all facets of the game – including player upgrades, league and competitions data, and more. Not only does this bring the game to life, any updates to the data are eagerly awaited by many real-life clubs, who utilise it in their day-to-day scouting and analytical work.
How to Nail Youth Development in FM23
Guides 21.06.23 - SteinkelssonFM
Every time a new Football Manager game is released, there’s always a desire to find out the best Wonderkid is. This is then swiftly followed by trying to establish the best young players in each and every position across the park; a process that gives you a shortlist of go-to signings for as long as you’re playing the game.
While there is nothing wrong with this approach, the current footballing climate is one where many clubs are looking to maximise the value of the talents they’ve already got on their books. In my mind, there’s no reason why people shouldn’t adopt a similar strategy in FM23.
Here, SteinkelssonFM provides six top tips for getting the most out of your homegrown prospects that will in turn help to drive performances on the pitch and keep your club’s finances healthy.
Christopher Nkunku Interview: His Favourite Position, FM23 Data and More
Interviews 20.06.23 - FM Admin
Christopher Nkunku has been a name on many Football Manager players’ lips for several years now as he’s blossomed from Wonderkid to one of the world’s most dynamic and creative attackers.
We spoke to the France international earlier in the season about his favourite position and his best roles on the pitch. We also discussed whether he had any experience in goal after some interesting tactical choices by our players in Football Manager 2023...
Building an FM23 Bundesliga Wonderkid XI
Wonderkids 14.06.23 - FM Admin
The Bundesliga is globally recognised for being a fertile breeding ground for elite young talents. Whether they’re German-born or from further afield, Bundesliga clubs have consistently given wonderkids the opportunities to star as soon as they’re ready.
What all of that means is that the Bundesliga is one of your most popular destinations for transfers in Football Manager. To celebrate that, we’ve put together our best Bundesliga Wonderkid XI from FM23.
10 Teams to Manage during FM23 Early Access
Challenges 26.10.2022 - FM Admin
Early Access for Football Manager 2023 has arrived, and you are no doubt seeking a challenge to take on.
With plenty of new features available in FM23, we have ten short-term save suggestions for you to get stuck into.
Let’s dig in…
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