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  1. FM Base Weekly Challenge: Operation Bounce Back

    FM Base Weekly Challenge: Operation Bounce Back

    This week we head to Serie B where you take charge of Frosinone Calcio, who tasted Serie A action for the first time in 2018-19 but were relegated after one season. The equation for this week is simple, you take over after the transfer window has closed and Frosinone are sitting 4th. Get...
  2. FM Base Challenges: Make America Great Again

    FM20 FM Base Challenges: Make America Great Again

    MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Now that we have your attention, it's time for the latest FM Base Weekly Challenge. Something a bit different this week... - Steve Carell appointed as manager of Chicago Fire - Scenario: • 2 games left of the regular season • 3 points outside playoffs with a game in...
  3. FM Base Challenges: The Italian Job

    FM Base Challenges: The Italian Job

    We hope you enjoyed our first FM Base Weekly Challenge with last week's "Save Sheffield" scenario. This week, we bring you "The Italian Job feat. Big Sam"! It's March 1, 2020 and Big Sam has been put in charge of AC Milan. Here's the equation: - AC Milan are 2nd on the table equal on points...
  4. FM Base Challenges: Sheffield United

    FM Base Challenges: Sheffield United

    Has your save become a bit stale? Looking for a bit of a challenge? Well, here at FM Base, we have just the thing! Welcome to the first FM Base Weekly Challenge! Our first challenge comes from The Aussie Gaffer You are Maximilian Blanchard and on Christmas morning Sheffield United come...
  5. Dryland Orient F.C - A Community Football Manager Club

    FM20 Dryland Orient F.C - A Community Football Manager Club

    To continue sharing the love from the FM Community, in this post, we share another community piece. Dyland Orient FC, the creation of Football Manager Twitch streamer, DeaconEntertainment The history of Drylanders does not come from Football Manager but another footballer game, FIFA. FIFA has...
  6. PES Master League on Football Manager

    FM20 PES Master League on Football Manager

    Three words but so many emotions. The mere mention of them will have any former Pro Evolution Soccer player taking an immediate trip down memory lane, waxing lyrical about a special formed between them and the gloriously **** default players assigned to them at the start. Everybody had their...
  7. Is Coaching an Art or a Science?

    Is Coaching an Art or a Science?

    Let me begin by posing a question for you to ponder aimed at the core of your coaching philosophy. Is the development of young athletes from the perspective of the coach a sports science or an art form? Do you believe the science, research or training methods are most important? Or do you...
  8. FM Base Member Profile - TheFM_Teacher

    FM Base Member Profile - TheFM_Teacher

    We hope you enjoyed the first in the Behind the Username series. In the third instalment, we interview The FM Teacher. Name, if different to your actual name, what made you chose that name? The FM Teacher. Quite simply, I’ve been playing FM for many years, I’ve attempted to teach people about...
  9. FM Base Member Profile - TheFMChairman/FM Databases

    FM Base Member Profile - TheFMChairman/FM Databases

    We hope you enjoyed the first in the Behind the Username series. Our second instalment takes a look at content creator TheFMChairman/FM Databases. Name, if different to your actual name, what made you chose that name? My name is Tony Fenech and I am the FM Chairman. I suppose wanted a name...
  10. FM Base Member Profile - TheFMChairman/FM Databases

    FM Base Member Profile - TheFMChairman/FM Databases

    We hope you enjoyed the first in the Behind the Username series. Our second installment takes a look at content creator TheFMChairman/FM Databases. Name, if different to your actual name, what made you chose that name? My name is Tony Fenech and I am the FM Chairman. I suppose wanted a name...
  11. FM Base Member Profile - TheAussieGaffer

    FM Base Member Profile - TheAussieGaffer

    During these troubling and testing times, Football Manager has been a refuge for many, many people. Here at FM Base, we thought we would have a look at some people behind the usernames to find out a little about them and the different people we have in our fantastic community. The first person...
  12. FM20 - No-Nonsense Centre Back Shortlist

    FM20 FM20 - No-Nonsense Centre Back Shortlist

    Used by a lot of lower league clubs that lack the CB with the ability to pass the ball effectively. The no-nonsense centre back (NCB) does what it says on the tin: receives the ball and recycles it as soon as possible. This shortlist has been created by FM Wonderkids who has kindly given us...
  13. FM20 - Anchor Man Shortlist

    FM20 FM20 - Anchor Man Shortlist

    The Anchor Man is the guy that bridges the gap between defence and midfield. Providing much needed defensive cover the player in this position can break up counter attacks by cutting out passes intended for strikers or players in dangerous positions. This shortlist has been created by FM...
  14. FM20 - Ball Playing Defenders Shortlists

    FM20 FM20 - Ball Playing Defenders Shortlists

    The ball-playing defender (BPD) brings together modern football. With the ability and confidence on the ball, the BPD allows managers to build play from the back. In this post, we provide a downloadable shortlist of wonderkids that can play in the BPD role. This shortlist has been created by FM...
  15. FM20 - Tactical Styles: Catenaccio

    FM20 FM20 - Tactical Styles: Catenaccio

    In this article, we will analyse Catenaccio, a style which originated in Switzerland in the 1930s, and can be said to mark the birth of tactically using four defenders at the back, to counter the pressure of the opposition’s wingers. Even though ‘Catenaccio’ is an Italian word, this style of...
  16. FM20 - Tactical Styles: Wing Play

    FM20 FM20 - Tactical Styles: Wing Play

    In another addition to our Football Manager tactical styles articles, here we look at wing play. Be sure to check out our other tactical styles articles by clicking below Gegenpress Vertical Tiki-Taka Catenaccio Possibly the most famous manager to use this style and dominate is the legendary...
  17. FM20 - Tactical Styles: Vertical Tiki-Taka

    FM20 FM20 - Tactical Styles: Vertical Tiki-Taka

    Football Manager 2020 comes with it a set of preset tactical styles. We've already had the Gegenpress article written by TheFM_Teacher. In this article, FM Stag analyses Vertical Tika Taka, a style possibly best known as a tactical hallmark of everyone’s favourite chain-smoking Italian, Maurizio...
  18. FM20: Tactical Styles

    FM20 FM20: Tactical Styles

    Not all managers are tactical masterminds. Luckily, Football Manager helps those managers out that can't spend the time building their own tactical. Tactical styles are templates that give you a head start and a visual 2D representation of how it will play out, from Tiki-Taka to Parking the Bus...
  19. FM20: 5 Things To Do Before Pressing Continue

    FM20 FM20: 5 Things To Do Before Pressing Continue

    Okay, so you’ve created your manager, sorted out the profile, selected whether you’re going to be a tactical or tracksuit manager. You’ve been hired to whichever club you have selected - congratulations! But wait, do not just press continue before reviewing certain screens which will allow you...
  20. FM20: Best U21’s Playing in the Premier League

    FM20 FM20: Best U21’s Playing in the Premier League

    Looking for the best U21 players in the Premier League? Take a look at this list of players created by IconicFM. Prepare for Brexit these players will help you with the homegrown player rules. Aaron Ramsdale Position – Goalkeeper Nationality - English Age – 21 Aaron Ramsdale has had a...
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