Welcome!

FM Base has been serving the Football Manager community for nearly two decades and we're keen to ensure that we are here for two decades more.

Become a part of our community today, and you'll quickly realise that the Football Manager community is the best community.

Register
Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2013
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Hi,

I just started playing FM13 and it is amazing, but I have never played this game before and some things are quite confusing.

So it would be amazing if you recommend some players for me to buy and sell. I used FM finance editor to start off with £70m.

I was also wondering whether you could tell me a good formation to use and how I should use my players, what shall I get them to do? e.g. Giroud to act as a poacher?
What tactics do you recommend
 
Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2012
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Points
0
I have never managed Arsenal in FM13, but I think you should check out this thread for help.

As for tactics/formations, I'd recommend this one. You'll play attractive, attacking football, a bit like Barcelona. Within a couple of seasons you should average about 75% possession. I have managed to get some amazing results with the tactic - leading Walsall from being predicted to be relegated, to eventually finishing 4th. (I was in top 2 for pretty much the whole season, just a couple of bad results at the very end screwed me up.)
 
Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2009
Messages
491
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Mr Langvatn's 4-1-4-1 Rock Classic 13.3.3 Tactic is by far the best and most consistent out there.
Player's I usually get are:
Kara - Genk - DC (Beast if you set him to attack near post on corner kicks, double figure goals in a season for sure)
Simao - Shandong - DMC (Free if you wait till start of second season)
Viktor Fischer - Ajax - AML, AMC and for the tactic suggested ML with some training

As for what to set your players to ie. poacher, target man well just leave the tactic as it is and let the results roll in. I do think that a complete forward type like Falcao or Lewandowski is the best fit, I found Cavani at Napoli worked well, Not sure what type Giroud is maybe more of a target man?

If I think of any other players ill let you know.

Have fun:)
 
Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2012
Messages
3,472
Reaction score
0
Points
0
This should generally be your starting lineup in the first season:


GK: Szczesny

LB: Gibbs
CB: Verm/Kosc
CB: Mertesacker
RB: Buy a new RB, sell Sagna (Reccomended RBs below!)

DM: Buy a DM (See below)
CM: Arteta/Ramsey/Might want to buy a new CM

AMR: Cazorla
AMC: Wilshere
AML: Oxlade/Podolski

ST: Giroud


Buy a new:
RB: Corchia, Peruzzi, Danilo, De Sciglio
DM: M'Vila, Lars Bender, Capoue, Fellaini, Gustavo, Wanyama
CM: Isco, Fellaini, Fabregas!
AMR/AML: Douglas Costa, Hulk
Young striker: Maupay, Fierro, Argentinean who plays for Velez (Someone will know who I mean)
 
Like a glove!
Joined
Feb 5, 2009
Messages
8,122
Reaction score
3
Points
38
If nobody's got him, get Fellaini. £28m will do the trick. Prepare to spend big on wages though. Use Mr Langvatn's 4-1-4-1 Rock Classic and play him in the DM slot.
 
Member
Joined
Jun 30, 2013
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
0
thanks for the replies and is the argentinean ferrarya or something similar, I have him on my FM Handheld game
 
Top