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Monday, August 25, 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

The 2014 football summer transfer window is touted to become one of the most hectic ever. With more clubs forced to rebuild their squad, managers and sporting directors are ready to splash the cash this summer. The amount of clubs who will spend big money this summer are many. Since the 2014 January Transfer window shut we have been fortune to experience a brief teaser of what to expect of the summer transfer window of 2014 with Keisuke Honda and Michael Essien to AC Milan, Juan Mata to Manchester United and Kurt Zouma at Chelsea.

Thanks to the great Football Manager facebook group, The Football Manager Whizzkids, we have been fortune enough to share their Football Manager 2014 summer transfer update to our readers.

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Utilizing Pressing in Football Manager

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

Utilizing Pressing in Football Manager
Photo Credit: Kieran McGrath / Santiago Times - Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

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".

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Football Manager 2014 Summer Transfer Data Update MEGAPACK by Pr0

Pr0's FM14 TRANSFERS & DATA UPDATE MEGAPACK WITH NEW WONDERKIDS

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 MyPassion4FootballManager.com!

Pr0's FM14 transfer and data update features 86.503 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!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Football Manager 2015 Announcement & FM15 News

Get all the latest News about FM15 Release

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!

FM Handheld 2014/2015 Summer Transfer Update by FMHVibe - 06 July 2014

Football Manager Handheld 2014 Transfer Update

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

  • The latest transfers and loans as of 6th July for Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Scotland, Spain and the major others.
    Including Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa to Chelsea, Robert Lewandowski and Sebastien Rode to Bayern Munchen, Ivan Rakitic and Alen Halilovic to Barcelona, Andre Herrera and Luke Shaw to Manchester United, Fernando and Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, Alex and Jeremy Menez to A.C. Milan and a lot more!

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.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Tactical Priorities in Detail - Part 8 of The Mentality Ladder

The Final Chapter of The Football Manager Mentality Ladder Focus on Tactical Priorities

Football Manager Tactical Priorities in detail

After over a week of great Football Manager tactics guides we have come to the final chapter of the Mentality Ladder. Here you will find explanations of the various tactical priorities in detail for the different player roles.

You will hereby understand how a tactical priority serves as a general point of reference which let you see how a player is supposed to function within a broader tactical system. This part on tactical priorities in detail will let you understand how you can put the mentality ladder effectively into practice by considering a player's tactical priority in relation to his player role by understanding all the different responsibilities and task according to player duty.

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.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Mentality Ladder, Duty And Other Settings - Part 7

Understanding How the Mentality Ladder Influence Parts of play; Shape in Phases

Mentality Structures duty and other settings

For the last 6 days we have been publishing all the different tactical priorities within the different mentality structures and fluidity settings from very fluid to balanced and very rigid, which we published yesterday.

Now it's time to change the focus to understanding how the mentality ladder influence all parts of play; the different phases where the player has the ball to defending and pressing. This section is one of the most in-depth and massive as it features so much! What's certain is that this part is one of the most important articles to fully understand the mentality ladder in practice.

Part 7 of the mentality ladder, duty and other settings gives you a chance to understand the tactical priorities in attacking counter attacking and defensive part of play, to name some few. As you will learn the specific assignment of player duties in mentality structures will greatly affect how the team's shape develops in attack.

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.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Very Rigid Mentality Structures: Production Lines - Part 6

Part 6 of The Mentality Ladder - Football Manager Very Rigid Mentality Structure

Football Manager Very Rigid Mentality Structure

Welcome to the final part about the specific fluidity settings in Football Manager. Here will the Football Manager Very rigid mentality structure be discussed in detail - looking at the player roles and positionings tactical priority in the different match strategies.

Learn more about the very rigid mentality structure in Football Manager and player responsibilities when selecting this fluidity.

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.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Rigid Mentality Structures: Gestalt Tactical Systems - Part 5

Part 5 of The Mentality Ladder - Football Manager Rigid Mentality Structure

Rigid Mentality Structure

The time has now come to take a closer look on the Rigid Mentality Structure within the Football Manager Mentality ladder. Here will 'The Hand of God' analyze the gestalt tactical system which organize tactical priorities according to player positioning rather than the duty of the player role.

This part about rigid mentality will let you discover how the rung of task and tactical priority will change for the different player roles when selecting a rigid mentality. Learn more about the sweeper and trequartista effect and the benefits of rigid fluidity setting below.

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.