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GUIDE to Football Manager 2015 Scouting Knowledge

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Football Manager 2015 Scouting Knowledge


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FM 2015 scouting knowledge
When playing football manager 2015, every team you play as will have scouting knowledge of nations and regions. This article will tell you how this feature works on FM 2015 and we will also discuss how to increase scouting knowledge and how to improve scouting knowledge. Using scouts, your coaches and feeder clubs are the best ways to get the best scouting knowledge.

The video as part of this article will also have a special tip for improving your world scouting knowledge quickly.

Finding the scouting knowledge screen on FM 2015

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FM 2015 world scouting knowledge
To find the scouting knowledge screen on football manager 2015, over to the left hand side of the screen, you will need to press the “scouting” option. When on this page, you will need to then click on the “knowledge” screen at the top. You will see on this page you will see details of your world scouting knowledge at the top and then the regions just below this. At the bottom you will see the nations you have knowledge of and this will then give you as a percentage your total knowledge of a region or of the world. To see the percentage you need to hover over the blue lines and then the percentage will show. You will see your knowledge for nations is made up from scouts, coaches and feeder clubs you might have from different nations. It’s also important to know that knowledge can be gained through relationships your members of staff have with other people through the footballing world.

How to increase scouting knowledge



I have seen a lot of people asking how to get 100 percent world scouting knowledge, I don’t think this can be done, however there are many ways on how to improve scouting knowledge. I mentioned earlier about some of the ways, but these are my top tips on how to increase scouting knowledge on football manager 2015.

1. The most simple way is to look for staff and coaches that have knowledge of different nations. To use an example, say your football club is based in England and you are looking to increase your knowledge of central Europe. I would look for any staff member that has knowledge of any nation in central Europe. When you sign this staff member, say he has good knowledge of France; this will open up the amount of players and staff you can see for this nation. With this increased knowledge, you might be able to find someone based in France but that has good knowledge of Spain. With this knowledge you keep the ball rolling and you just keep going through the nations one by one.

Obviously it makes your job much easier if the member of staff has knowledge of more nations. My video shows the best ways on how to increase scouting knowledge.

2. Feeder clubs are the next step, when you are a bigger team you will be able to have feeder clubs, these can be clubs you send your players on loan to, teams you have first pick of their youth players or even to get commercial advantages. The trick with this is to pick feeder teams where you do not have knowledge of a nation, it can be a good idea to pick a more obscure footballing nation, but also do try and pick a team with good youth facilities.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk, from the Ukraine, are a great example, they have great youth facilities and they will help increase your knowledge of Eastern European football. Remember to pick the team wisely, it is also a good idea to check out the feeder clubs that the feeder club you are picking has. In some instances because of the relationship that two clubs might have, you can also gain increased knowledge through the relationship they have.

3. Keeping your scouts busy is also another good way to increase scouting knowledge on football manager 2015. Depending on the size of the club you are managing the amount of scouts will be allowed to have will change. If you are at a bigger club, it could be a good idea to have scouts focusing on particular nations. If we pretend we have a scout who has good knowledge of France. We can use that scout to search for players in the scouting range of France, Spain and then maybe a country like Portugal.

Scouting knowledge will decrease if you do not let your scouts go back to a nation for a while, so as Spain is a bigger nation and France is also, if you allow your scout to look for players in a smaller country like Portugal, this should give them enough time to have their knowledge high on all nations selected. If you did have 20 scouts and used this small/big nation tactic, then you could have knowledge of 60 countries (20 scouts looking after 3 nations each). You can see how we get the ball moving with this to increase knowledge quickly.

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Football Manager 2018 Release Date

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Football Manager 2018 Release Date

When is the Football Manager 2018 release date?


We are getting to that time of year again when news and information will start to be released about Football Manager 2018. Traditionally information about new FM games is released during the months of August or September. This article will be updated as and when official information and features are released about FM18.

Football Manager allows you to manage football clubs from around the world. You are responsible for managing transfers, player training, setting the team tactics and also hiring and firing your back room staff. How you decide to manage your team is up to you, but Football Manager 2018 will allow you to create your own football management experience.

Football Manager 2018 Release Date

The last version, which of course was, Football Manager 2017 was released on November 4th, 2016. It has been announced that Football Manager 2018, Football Manager Touch 2018 and Football Manager Mobile 2018 will be released on the 10th of November 2017.


Football Manager 2018 Beta Release Date

Whoever pre-ordered Football Manager 2017 last year, got to play the Beta version of the game two weeks before the release of the full version. We expect the same this year around and will also update this info once we have beta date officially announced.

What Are The Previous Football Manager Release Dates?

Below are the previous release dates for older versions of the game:

Football Manager 2010 - 30th October
Football Manager 2011 - 5th November
Football Manager 2012 - 21st October
Football Manager 2013 - 2nd November
Football Manager 2014 - 31st October
Football Manager 2015 - 7th November
Football Manager 2016 - 13th November
Football Manager 2017 - 4th November
Football Manager 2018 - 10th November 2017


New Features For Football Manager 18

At the time of writing this no new features for FM18 have been released. We will be keeping an eye on the Official Football Manager Twitter and Instagram sites for further news about features that may be in the game. Goal.com have released an article on what they think some of the new features for FM 2018 should be. They mention about introducing managing Womens football, this is not something that would interest me personally, but it would be a move that some fans may like.

They also mention that the graphics for the game are looking a bit dated, they start to compare the graphics to Fifa. As someone who has played football manager for over 20 years, I realise that the game is about the management of a football team, not pretty graphics. I watch all of my games on 2d so I can see the tactical side of the game better. From that aspect, I don't think there needs to be alot of work put into making the game look pretty, the engine under match engine is an area that will always need developing though.


Football Manager 2018 Price

Football Manager 2017 was released with a price of £34.99, it can *probably* be expected that FM18 will retail for the same price. On the Official Football Manager 2018 webpage - it has been confirmed that "fans who pre-purchase Football Manager 2018 before Monday, October 9th and have Football Manager 2017 in their Steam Library will receive a 'Contract Extension Bonus' discount of 25% off their purchase via Steam or the SEGA Store.". This is certainly an offer worth taking up if you do have Football Manager 2017 on your Steam Library.

The initial release price on the Official Football Manager 2018 website is £37.99.
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How Do You Score More Goals In Football Manager?

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QUESTION: How To Score More Goals In Football Manager


Whatever team you are managing on Football Manager, you will want to try and score alot of goals, not only is it more entertaining for you as a manager, but you clearly have a better chance of winning more games if you are scoring more goals. This article will explain three areas you can review to try and score more goals when playing Football Manager.

Go more attacking - This may sound very simple but sometimes just tweaking your tactics to go more attacking can have a massive impact on how many goals your team can score. If you go to a more attacking mentality or go more fluid, this can help open your team up and they will be more likely to push forward to try and score. You do need to be careful though with changing your team mentality and shape. You need to experiment with how to change this. I will often leave my team mentality on controlled or standard and then change my structure to be fluid if I want to push forward a little bit more. Make sure you watch a full game via the match engine to see how the changes effect your team shape and player positions.

Think about how you build up attacks - It is important to makes sure you are making the most of the types of players you have in your team. Think about how West Brom attack compared to say Arsenal or Liverpool. All of these teams are well established in the Premier League, but they attack based upon the players they have in their squad. It is important to know your players well and how to get the best out of them. If you have a full back or winger who is good at crossing, then get crosses in. If you have a pacy striker (like Vardy), then you might want him to run onto the ball. You need to have a game plan in mind for how you want to attack and then think of the best way to make that attacking style happen.

Add PPMs to certain players - It is possible on football manager to add player preferred moves - these are things that the player likes to do or will do more of. This can be things like dribbling more, curling shots, trying long shots more often etc. So when it comes to scoring more goals on football manager, I would strongly advise to add PPMs that will influence how your team attacks/creates chances. I am playing with a 3-5-2 formation at the moment and I like one of my central midfielders to bomb forward as much as possible. I have trained him with the PPM of "gets forward when possible" and I am also thinking about giving him the PPM of "gets into opposition area". I am only thinking about this at the moment as he has long shots of 14, so I want him to get forward, but as he is good at taking long shots, I want him outside the area.

For strikers, I like to give them PPMs of places shots or if they are good at long shots then you can go down the route of giving them the PPMs "shoots from distance", "shoots with power" and "curls ball" - make sure your player has good technique if he is going to be curling the ball.

For your midfielders you might want to look for PPMs like "trys killer balls often" - this is one of my favourite player preferred moves and if you have a decent player who is capable of this then it can be very helpful for your team and scoring more goals.

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However you decide its best for your team to score more goals, it is important you know the players at your club and how you can get the best out of them. I recently had my wingbacks playing really wide to try and get more crosses into the box. After watching them closely on the match engine, I tried to get them to sit narrower to be involved more with the build-up play - it also meant I could get them to put in lower crosses to my striker. The results of this have changed my whole season around, we are scoring goals for fun and are currently 2nd in the league.
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Football Manager Guide: Data Analysts & Sport Scientist FM17

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Football Manager Guide: Data Analysts & Sport Scientists


The release of Football Manager 2017 (FM17) introduced a few additional staff roles. Data Analysts and Sport Scientists. It has not been too clear on exactly how these members of staff would help you as a manager, but I have been digging around to try and find out some information on Data Analysts and Sport Scientists for FM17.

So lets get started.

What does a Sport Scientist do on football manager?

Many of the moderators on the official Sigames Football Manager forum have said that the Sport Scientist "... help stop the frequency of certain types of injuries and can help with players recovery.".

Making sure your players can return to full fitness after games will be key if you want to keep a structured team. It will be important to make sure that you are not training your players to hard and also making sure that you do rotate certain players. Having a Sport Scientist around to make sure your players are match ready is a nice thing to have, although this staff role is not likely to be essential.

Many people have asked the question: What attributes are key for a Sport Scientist on Football Manager?

Again, I have searched around for an answer to this question.

The answer is simple. The fitness attribute is the only attribute you need to pay attention to for the Sports Scientist on Football Manager.

Lets move on to the Data Analysts.

What does a Data Analyst do on Football Manager?

The Data Analyst provides you with a pre and post match news item that contains analysis info. You will be able to have access to things such as heat maps, passing analysis, and mistakes. It can often be difficult, especially for new players, so see where your team needs to improve or where you are making mistakes. Having a data analyst providing different sorts of information should be helpful for some people.

On Football Manager 2017 it has been reported that there are no specific attributes that are important for this staff role and that reports do not vary.

If you do hire a data analyst for your club, I would recommend you just find someone with very low wages.

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Ultimate List: Football Manager 2017 Cheap Players

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Football Manager 2017 Cheap Players


Football Manager 2017 Cheap Players

You may be asking yourself:

Who are the best fm 2017 cheap players?

Lets face it:

When playing football manager 2017 there is no better feeling than finding a bargain player to sign and then getting him into your squad.

Where can you find cheap fm 2017 players?

Well you can of course use the player search function that is on the game, or you can use the ready made list below.

What players are on the list?

I have tried to include as many players that play in different positions as possible. I have tried to find young cheap players also, so that you will have a chance to develop them yourself.

If you are finding it difficult on football manager to find good cheap players, I would recommend you do the following.
  • Try to look at nations where you do not expect the players values to be high. English, Brazilian and Italian players are generally over priced. Look for players in Eastern Europe or Scandinavia for cheaper options.
  • Develop a scouting network in areas where you are more likely to find cheaper players. You should try to get scouts with good scouting knowledge of areas where cheaper players can be found.
  • Look for players on the player search screen. You can also just use the old fashioned method to find cheaper players by finding players that are under a certain value.

The list of Football Manager 2017 Cheap Players

Cheap FM 2017 Goalkeepers:

Tomas Koubek
Lovre Kalinic
Bingourou Kamara
Timo Horn
Mile Svilar
Christian Fruchtl
Frederik Ronnow
Predrag Rajkovic
Carlos Kameni

Football Manager 2017 Cheap Defenders:

Danilo
Stipe Vucur
Pedro Henrique
Frederico Venancio
Neven Subotic
Dayot Upamecano
Serdar Aziz
Adam Tzanetopoulos
Bailey Wright
Florentin Pogba
Nacho
Luca Caldirola
Nicolas Tagliafico
Bartosz Salamon
Ruben Duarte
Pol Lirola
Jack Stephens

Cheap FM 2017 Midfielders:

William Kvist
Jonathan dos Santos
Andrea Poli
Odil Ahmedov
Ludwig Augustinsson
Luan
Victor
Fede Cartabia
Rafik Zekhnini
Hernanes

Cheap FM 2017 Strikers:

Jaime Ayovi
Ante Budimir
Andre
Thalles
Facundo Colidio
Andreas Cornelius
Angelo Henriquez
Moussa Konate
Maximiliano Romero
Sebastian Driussi
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