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Monday, September 22, 2014

Most In-depth Football Manager 2014 Summer Transfer Update by Whizzkidz

Download Whizzkids' FM14 Summer Transfer Update - Get All the latest Football Transfers to Football Manager 2014

Football Manager 2014 Transfer Update

As the 2014 football summer transfer window has now closed, we brings you the opportunity to update your Football Manager 2014 with all the latest football transfers of the main 8 playable countries. Thanks to the great Football Manager facebook group, The Football Manager Whizzkids, we are fortune enough to share their in-depth Football Manager 2014 summer transfer update to our readers.

Here you are able to play with Falcao at Manchester United, Danny Welbeck at Arsenal or simply play FM2014 with the correct league tables as of the start of 2014-2015 season by featuring all the correct promotions and relegation's.

This FM14 transfer update focuses on all the big and minor transfers of players and staff in the biggest leagues of Europe and their sub-tiers. Here you will find all the latest transfers as Whizzkids' Football Manager 2014 Summer Transfer Database update releases a new update every week! The newest release features 14 new Football Manager Wonderkids such as potential FM15 wonderkid Dominic Solanke.

By downloading this great ad in-depth Football Manager 2014 Summer Transfer Data Update by Whizzkids you'll get all the football transfers FM14 doesn't include. This FM14 database will enhance your gaming experience and make it even more realistic.

Whizzkids' FM2014 Transfer Data Update will be updated and improved until the release of Football Manager 2015.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Football Manager 2014 Summer Transfer Data Update MEGAPACK by Pr0


FM 2014 Summer Transfer Data Update megapack by Pr0

When we wanted to publish a summer transfer data update for Football Manager 2014, we contacted the very legend Pr0. For years I've admired his work because of the accuracy and quality. It's with much pride I hereby announce the best Football Manager 2014 summer transfer data update around available to download on!

Pr0's FM14 transfer and data update features 99.413 database changes the official Football Manager 2014 does not include - a number which will increase for every further updates! This massive transfers and data update makes you able to enjoy FM14 with all the latest football transfers from the 10th of February to the current date, new real life agents with their respective clients, new players and backroom staff in additional to, and most importantly new Football Manager wonderkids.

As one of the very few transfer updates available, Pr0's database has all the latest transfers from all around the world - from top leagues to minor ones - both for players, but also for managerial changes and staff changes. Pr0's FM14 Transfer & Data update is simply the best because of all the details it updates. It comes with CA/PA changes on players that has improved significantly the past months, old and new injuries removed/added, all the leagues promotions and relegation PLUS coefficients corrected as of 2014-15 season + much more!

The brilliant part is that you can select which data update you like to use for your save - if you simply want to use the added new 77 wonderkids (some wonderkids from 14.3 update included), you can simply tick it when starting a new customized save, but of course we highly recommend to use them all!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Next Football Manager 2015 Wonderkid Martin Ødegaard

In The Spotlight Before FM15 is Norwegian Wonderkid Martin Ødegaard

Football Manager 2015 Wonderkid Martin Ødegaard
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In this third version of our "In The Spotlight" series Passion4FM hands you all you need to know about the hot prospect Martin Ødegaard - the next Football Manager 2015 Wonderkid. Passion4FM's In the Spotlight series took a closer look at the star of the UEFA European Under-17 Championship Dutch Steven Bergwijn before our summer vacation, now it's back with a new promising talent to buy in Football Manager 2015.

I assume the name isn't a surprise anymore, but Martin Ødegaard might be one of the most talented wonderkids in Europe at the moment. Only 15 years old he has managed to achieve something anyone most only dream about. Now I'd like to take a closer look at Martin Ødegaard so you can get familiar with the next Football Manager 2015 wonderkid and how his FM15 player profile can look like.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Football Manager Handheld 2014-2015 Summer Transfer Update by FMHVibe

Football Manager Handheld 2014 Transfer Update

Popular Football Manager Handheld website have created a superb unofficial Summer Transfer Update for FMH2014. The Football Manager Handheld 2014/2015 summer transfer update includes the following:

i) The latest transfers and loans as of 2nd of September 2014 for the major leagues such as Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Scotland, Spain and others including managerial changes. Here you can play with Shinji Kagawa at Dortmund, Xabi Alonso at Bayern, Falcao on loan at Manchester United + more player transfers as happened in the summer transfer deadline day.
ii) FMHVibes unofficial data update for Football Manager Handheld 2014 features over 450 new players

In the Spotlight: Steven Bergwijn of PSV Eindhoven | New Emerging Football Talents

Scout Report of Steven Bergwijn, A New Dutch Wonderkid | Passion4FM's TalentSpotter

Steven Bergwijn of PSV in the spotlight

Welcome to this first article of the "In the Spotlight" series. The spotlight series gives you the opportunity to learn more about future wonderkids and great football players rising. Passion4FM's "In the Spotlight" series will feature scout reports of some of the best players in the world, 'unknown' profiles of minor leagues, past legends, new hot prospects or recommendations on emerging talents to watch. Here you can get acquainted with some of our favorite players or spot the next Football Manager wonderkids before everyone else.

Have you ever wondered what you'll get if you merge the skills and styles of play of Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry and Alexis Sanchez? As the first promising talent in the spotlight series we will head to the title favorite Holland of European Under-17 Championship final tournament were we spotted Steven Bergwijn - a new Dutch wonderkid! Steven Bergwijn is one of the profiles of the Dutch Under-17 and is definitely a player to watch in the tournament, which goes on between 9th of May and 21th of May 2014 in Malta.

Here is our scout report of Steven Bergwijn, the new Dutch wonderkid progressing to the ranks of PSV Eindhoven. The teenager is currently not part of the official FM14 database, but could be one of the new wonderkids of FM15.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

In The Spotlight: Patrick Roberts - The Best Young Talent in England?

Partick Roberts; A Striking Football Manager 2015 Wonderkid

In The spotlight Patrick Roberts

After over 110 matches from the qualification rounds to the final tournament of the European Under-17 Championship we have now reached its final. This year it will be a battle between Holland and England; between amazing wonderkids such as Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), Abdelhak Nouri (Ajax), Adam Armstrong (Newcastle) and Steven Bergwijn (PSV). It will all be decided this Wednesday (21.05.2014) at 19.00 CET.

While all of them are among the 8 players who can win the Golden Shoe award - if they score one or more goals in the final - one player is in the race for both the Golden Shoe Award 2014 and the Golden Player Award 2014. The latter is given to the most valuable player of the tournament, previously won by players like Toni Kroos (2006), Cesc Fabregas (2004) and Wayne Rooney (2002). With 4 assists, 3 goals and astonishing performances throughout the tournament, Fulhams wonderkid Patrick Roberts can follow in the steps of Max Meyer claiming both awards - a feat that is very likely to happen if England conquer 'de Oranje'.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Football Manager 2015 Wishlist - The Features We Want for FM15

Football Manager 2015 Feature Wishlist

FM15 Wishlist for New Improvements And Features

Now it's time to take a step into the next versions of the game; first and foremost Football Manager 2015, but the features that aren't added could also feature on the Football Manager 2016 wishlist, FM17 or even FM18 as some features here could be described as very advanced. When writing this, there will still be around 10 to 11 months before Football Manager 2015 is released, but by taking up the discussion of what we like to see, regarding new features in FM15 this early on, we hope our community can help the developers of the game to provide an even more realistic Football Manager game.

Here is our Football Manager 2015 wishlist of new improvements and features. But you are free to share your opinions and feedback of what you like to see improved for FM15 and hand in your wishlist below.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Utilizing Pressing in Football Manager

Football Manager Pressing Styles; Counterpressing, 6-second Rule + More

Utilizing Pressing in Football Manager
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Welcome to the latest article from Ryan Tank where he will guide you through how to utilize pressing and counterpressing in Football Manager. This guide is a great follow up to how to create space and chances by using wide players.

First of let me define what pressing is from my point of view. Pressing basically is an attempt to steal the ball from the opponent or an attempt to force opponents to make mistake. Forcing mistakes from your opponents make you able to exploit gaps and spaces to launch counter attacks or create better chances.

The concept of pressing in football is more popular in the era of modern football. From time to time, the development of pressing concept undergone many changes (most notably is in its intensity). You can spot pressing since the era of AC Milan; Arrigo Sacchi with Corto Streco, Borussia Dortmund; Jurgen Klopp with Gegenpressing (Counterpressing), Barcelona; Pep Guardiola with the 6 second rule, or Germany; Joachim Low era.

Pressing is one of the most lethal tools in modern football. Pressing combined with fast attack, is a very effective combination. Once your team win the ball, as that soon you can launch attack. AC Milan do pressing, Barcelona do Pressing, Dortmund do Pressing. Modern football evolved into a form where Pressing Play find its "home".

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Football Manager 2015 Announcement & FM15 News

Get all the latest News about FM15 Release and Feature Announcements

Football Manager 2015 Announcement

The summer is in its final third and for some of us we have been waiting for the latest news on FM15 for quite a while. Today (8th of August 2014) we received the news we have all been waiting for - the Football Manager 2015 announcement!

Football Manager 2015 is planned to be released in November with new feature announcements in October. This means that you be able to discover all the exciting new FM15 features in October - a bit later than usual. We will at this point come back to news about the official release date of Football Manager 2015, but in the mean time we are able to invite you to take part of the exclusive loyalty scheme inSIder!

Read more about how you can get your hands on the exclusive 10% pre-order discount for Football Manager 2015 below.

Monday, July 28, 2014

DF11 Megapack 2014 | Football Manager Facepack With 67000+ Portrait Styled Faces

Download DF11's Megapack of Portrait Styled Faces Featuring Football Manager Facepack 2014 Update

Football Manager DF11 Faces Megapack 2014

The first ever Football Manager facepack is now finally live on Passion4FM! Now we provide you the ability to download DF11's high-quality portraited styled faces updated for Football Manager 2014.

We are proud to be able to publish this ultimate facepack created by DF11 (Thanks to Necjeff and his staff) of the Dutch community Managers United. Here you can download over 67000 portrait styled faces for FM 2014 by downloading the update extension pack below the main download. As always, we have only picked the best for our readers!

DF11 Megapack 2014 features all faces for 70 playable leagues from 40 playable countries around the world of Football Manager 2014. As one of few, this faces megapack features portraits of players and staff in lower leagues as well as premier divisions. And the best part is: it's updated regularly so you get the 'freshes' faces for your game!

Download DF11 Megapack 2014 & the Facepack Update 1 NOW! Enhance Football Manager 2014 with high quality player pictures in this ultimate Football Manager facepack.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

How to Create Space and Chances By Using Wide Players

Using Wide Players to Create More Space and Better Chances in Football Manager

We have been fortunate enough to be able to publish some great tips and Football Manager tactical analysis by Indonesian Ryan Tank. In the first article Ryan discussed how he approaches tactical analysis in Football Manager pre-match, in-match and pro-match using the German Klassiker FC Bayern versus Borussia Dortmund as an example.

Today he will take a closer look on how to create more space and chances by using wide players in Football Manager 2014. Here you will learn how to setup the correct roles and player instructions or in other terms how to create right combinations between the lines to improve movement and player positioning for utilizing your chances through players finding space on the wings.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Football Manager 2014 Leagues World Megapack by Claassen

FM14 League Megapack Unlocks 77 NEW Playable Nations Around the World

Football Manager 2014 League Update Megapack
Photo Credit: Doug Belshaw - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

With summer finally here many of you are eagerly anticipating news about Football Manager 2015. Many of you have already tried your luck in the official leagues of Football Manager 2014 and are searching new challenges. Thanks to Claassen we have been able to hand you the ultimate custom database extension for Football Manager 2014.

Here we give you the ability to unlock 77 new leagues and competitions in Football Manager 2014. The FM14 league World megapack unlocks new league systems and playable nations all around the world, like unlocking the league system of San Marino; the Campionato Sammarinese in Europe, the Qatari Stars League or the league pyramid of Japan in Asia, Nigeria and Ghana in Africa, finally Cuba or Costa Rica in North America.

Download the Football Manager 2014 Leagues World Megapack by Claassen and be able to select from the complete world when starting your new FM14 save.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Match Analysis in Football Manager - Adapting The Tactic to The Opponent?

An Analysis of Pre-Match, In-Match and Post-Match in Football Manager 2014

Football Manager Match Analysis and Preparations
One of the most important parts of succeeding with your Football Manager Tactic is to take benefits of the Football Manager match analysis. Your approach to match analysis is a personal approach decided by either adapt your tactics to your opponents or use your main tactic which builds on your team strenght hiding your own weaknesses.

Here you can discover how Ryan Tank approaches match analysis in Football Manager and how he uses the available information pre-match, in-match and pro-match to increase his possabilities to win the match. This excellent analysis of match preperations and discussions on match tactics adaption will let you be able to improve your take on Football Manager match preparations and using all the tools laid out to conquer the opposition team.

In this article Ryan Tank will share with you how he approaches match analysis in all phases of the game; pre-match, how he adapt and react during and after the matches. You will also be able to see how he interpret and utilize data provided by Football Manager as part of the consideration and decision making for deciding if it's beneficial to adapt his formation and Football Manager tactics in regard to the opponents style of play.

PS! This article is my own attempt to share my own experience on match analysis. It can not be regarded as an absolute guide as it's very situation based - something that's not appropriate to apply in every situations.

Monday, July 07, 2014

FM 2014 English Lower Leagues Level 11 - Complete English League System

Unlock the Complete English League Pyramid Level 11 - A Massive Football Manager 2014 Database

Football Manager 2014 English Lower League Level 11
Photo Credit: Matthew Wilkinson - Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

If you really shall enjoy Football Manager 2014, or if you have won every trophies there is or find FM14 too easy, a lower league management save in the lower leagues of England or any other country will be the ultimate challenge for you.

Thanks to dedicated Football Manager Community members like Sigames forum member FCUtdWill, we are able to publish one of the best English Lower Leagues Level 11 updates for Football Manager 2014 around. With over 140,000 database changes this is one of the most comprehensive Football Manager 2014 league updates.

The Football Manager 2014 English Lower League level 11 Database will unlock a total of 82 new English leagues below the 6th tier of English league system. All the 82 non league tables contains real club and league names. This massive download features over 1000(!) new English amateur clubs to pick from and will be your chance to play with your English local club in Football Manager 2014!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Football Manager Mentality Ladder [Complete Series]

The Ultimate Football Manager Guide to Understanding Mentality, Player Duties and Fluidity

The Mentality Ladder

Using the Football Manager tactics creator can be an easy way of creating the formation and playing styles you want, but have you ever thought about how you can influence the individual player responsibilities and level of mentality within your chosen team mentality and tactics fluidity settings?

Sports Interactive Tactics moderator The Hand of God has written a 8-step walkthrough analysing how a tactic can be organized under the different mentality structures and fluidity settings in Football Manager 2014.

These excellent Football Manager guides gives you a practical framework for understanding the effects of fluidity and player duties according to the mentality ladder laid out for you below. Here you can examine how player responsibilities will vary depending on a players duty and team mentality settings according to different aspects of the match.

By reading 'The Hand of Gods' 8-step guide on mentality ladder for Football Manager 2014 you will be able to enhance your understanding on how a Football Manager tactic will be organized under different fluidity / mentality combinations and further improve your tactics by focusing on the impact the different mentality structures and player duties has on the play - in the different match situations and on players mentality level through the 4 phases of play.

The complete series on The Football Manager Mentality Ladder will range from player duties in the different fluidity settings to more collective responsibilities in the different Football Manager mentality structures. Each day for the next few days we will publish a part per day! It will be a joyfull read giving you some worthy knowledge on how to create better Football Manager tactics. The full guide will give you an increased knowledge on players tactical priorities in attacking phase of play, defending and controlling the match.