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  • pipaz4
    Hi mates, today i bring you a list of players that are really cheap (for me) and that you can use so they help you to get to the top, i have used all of this players at some point in my saves, so when i tell you that they can help you is because they help me a lot. Keep in mind some of this players can help you right away or are players to build for the future.

    This young forward from Argentina becomes a world class striker, he turns out to be a really reliable Target Man, a player to look out you might want to loan in the first 2 years so he gains a bit of experience.
    2. WILLY BOLY.

    I found this french defender using Dec Key attributes for each role guide, and what a defender i found he is very consistent and the best of all really cheap.

    Another player to build for the future, you can use him if you play for lower leagues in italy and in a few years he can become a starter for middle table clubs or even a really great back up BBM or BWM for big clubs.

    This italian youngster already haves blue in all of the key attributes for a central defender and in a few year with intensive training he can really be special.

    My personal favorite from the list, this brazilian wing back can play in almost all the position in the left side, plus he is already really good and only 23 years old so he haves room to grow, reliable wing back for middle table clubs and in the future for big clubs.
    So thats it mates, what do you think? And if you use them let me know how they do.
    Don't forget to leave a comment, cheers.

  • UKFootballScore
    Howdy chaps! 
    I've used the Myclub scrapbook feature to replace Chelsea with the Leicester Squad so they are straight into the Champions League group stage and we'll see how they fair in a campaign in both the BPL and CL!
    Group Draw 

    So drawn with Borussia Monchengladbach, Maribor, and Roma Can they get out of the group??? End up in the Europa League possibly??? Out of Europe all together??? Will it harm Premier League progress???
    Answers to all with be revealed shortly game by game of their Champions League Adventure! 
  • JustM1kePlays
    Leicester may be setting the Premier League alight this season, turning the old order on it's head as they defy logic and winning the title, but had it not been for such an extreme change in form and fortune from the Foxes, it's probable that another 'unfashionable' side would have won the hearts and captured the imaginations of many, and that side is Watford.
    Having been to Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final, Quique Sanchez Flores' side have had quite a season in the top-flight, their first since 2006/07. Safely in lower midtable may be a little underwhelming now given their amazing form before Christmas, but the way they've gone about their business this season, mixing defensive stability with good passing football and clinical attacking play, is testament to the players and the manager.
    They give hope to a number of Championship sides, who can take inspiration from their 2015/16 campaign. The changing make-up of the Premier League and looking like they might be 'next season's Watford' are Burnley.
    Former Hornets boss Sean Dyche has the side purring at the moment, unbeaten since Boxing Day and have just secured promotion back up to the Premier League.
    With more recent experience of top tier football than Watford had prior to their promotion, the Turf Moor outfit are in an even better position to emulate the success of their former Championship rivals. The squad has a good blend of youth and experience, including some that have prior Premier League know-how, as has the manager.

    might not have the suave continental charm of
    Quique Flores

    but he instils a similar amount of organisation, discipline and work-ethic amongst his players, delivered with equally gravel-toned inflection, all be it in a markedly different accent.
    That's not to detract from the football though. Burnley far and away the top-scorers in the Championship and play some attractive, fast, free-flowing football alongside the team-work and close knit ethos at the club. Replace the names of
     Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo

     with Sam Vokes and Andre Gray,

    and you have a similarly lethal pair of strikers, equally prolific in their output.
    It's not just this season that the Watford pair have shone together, combining for over 40 goals in the Championship last time out. And Gray and Vokes seem on course to reach a similar goal return - the Welsh duo already have 31 between them. The Championship can be a tough and unforgiving league, but Burnley show that decent football can be played in combination with solidity and organisation and of course. Having two prolific strikers only helps the cause, too.
    So where will Burnley need to strengthen for FMM17?

    Flair in the final 3rd
    I feel that although they have scored plenty of goals and broken down defences on a number of occasions throughout this season. I think if you were to chose to manager Burnley in FMM17 then you will need to add a different dimension to their game if they are to survive in the Premiership 

    I think it will be hard for Villa to try and keep hold of him and plenty of Premiership team will come in for the tricky winger. The fact that he can play in all position across the attacking 3rd and has great attributes in his Dribbling and Technique will help he find the gaps between the defence and help set up Gray and Vokes

    They are going to need another option up top incase the lethal duo don't perform as well in the Premiership and this is the option I would pick. Great finishing, decisions along with strong physicals all bode well that he would suit the style of Burnley and the Premiership

    Much like Grealish this player will add flair to their game and with his Dribbling, Movement and Pace he will sure cause plenty of defender problems.
    Gray  (on loan)

    Not to sure how much he will feature for the Premiership Champions next season so it might be beneficial for both parties if he went out on loan. Burnley would be a great place for the young English lad to express his talent with his Dribbling, Creativity and Pace being something Burnley could use.
    Strength in depth at the back
    Will Keane and Mee be able to stop the likes of Costa, Vardy and Aguero? I think if they do decide to stick with their very successful back 5 (including the keeper) then they are still going to need player to offer depth to the squad or add another dimension.

    This lad hs got great attributes. The key ones for me are his speed and strength along with his tackling and aerial attributes which make him a very well rounded defender but also one that can get back quick to cover and play the ball out from the back.

    They should be able to pick him up on the cheap as Troyes are dropping down to Ligue 2 as of next season. He doesn't look much attributes wise but he is very well rounded and will definitely be a good squad player.

    Another player they should be able to pick up fairly cheap they might need to change from their 4-4-2 formation throughout the season or even during games. Simao will be the perfect Ball winning midfielder for them has amazing positioning, decisions and stamina so you know that he can put in a shift for the whole 90 minutes shielding the defence from the oppositions attacks

    Again they are going to need to add some depth to the team. Sidibe will also add a more attacking threat then Lawton with his Pace and Stamina he will be able to overlap on the right to help the team when going forward.

    This young Brazilian doesn't look to much at the moment but I think he will definitely be a very strong squad player for Burnley. With good passing and technique he will offer again a more attacking left back and add a different dimension to Burnley game.
    I think Leicester and Watford has shown that you don't need to buy big and make wholesale changes to stay and do well in the Premiership. QPR made this mistake buy spending money on Premiership player on the decline and it didn't work out for them.
    If Burnley keep the squad as it is and just add more depth and have a Plan B if there 4-4-2 isn't working I can seem them having a very strong season.
    Thank you as always for taking the time to read. Let me know your thought in how Burnley should buy.
    And as always I will speak to you legends soon!
  • Dec
    Today we are excited to announce some changes to the site. Firstly we are thrilled to have @JustM1kePlays as an admin to help oversee these.
    However sadly @Ashez, @HashtagTatica and @UKFootballScore have all stepped down. We thank them for their hard work over the last few years. It has been very much appreciated.

    Now onto the better news, we have jobs available in the wake of Football Manager Mobile 2017 coming out. As part of our changes we are going to be offering a Pay Per Views scheme for all staff members where you get rewarded for your content AND offer the game and all DLC for free in order to thank you for your work.
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  • HashtagTatica
    As we approach deadline day, we as FMM players can look back at some of the transfers this year and say, “well, I’ve signed this player.” Yes, because this transfer window is filled with FMM legends moving to new clubs, and we will be listing the top 10 legends of this awesome franchise who moved clubs this summer. Hope you enjoy!

    10. Steven Defour | Age: 28 | Original Club: Anderlecht | New Club: Burnley |
    The FMH2006 wonderkid is now 28 and is not a wonderkid anymore, but Burnley has took a punt on him paying a club-record fee 8 million for the defensive midfield. 8 years on from being in “wonderkid” status, Defour isn’t exactly the best player on FMH/FMM anymore, but Defour has been playing well in European competitions for Anderlecht, being the anchor in midfield that they need. Coming off a good season in Belgium, Defour will be the star DM you need in an average Burnley side.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 3.5*
    Potential Ability: 4*

    9. Leroy Sane | Age: 20 | Original Club: Schalke 04 | New Club: Manchester City |
    Leroy Sane has been tearing up the Bundesliga whilst enjoying a break-out season with Schalke, and will only further boost his reputation as an FMM legend. Leroy Sane was without a doubt one of the most exciting players of FMM16, but after a season where he got 9 goals and 7 assists and being one of the best players to watch, he will be an incredibly explosive player on FMM and will be a really good asset to whatever team you’re using.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 4.5*
    Potential Ability: 4.5*-5*

    8. Pierre-Emile Hojberg | Age: 21 | Original Club: Bayern Munich | New Club: Southampton |
    The Danish midfielder was an absolute star for any team you bought him on, back in FMH13, he was at times the star of the attention, and now he’s joining Southampton. After an ok defensive season where he averaged 1.4 tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game at Schalke, he is looking to get a defensive upgrade to about 15 tackling in game which will boost his status as a wonderkid. Hopefully at Southampton he will not only continue to be a wonderkid whilst being a defensive playmaker that a lot of FMM players don’t have.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 4*
    Potential Ability: 4.5*-5*

    7. Bartlomiej Dragowski | Age: 19 | Original Club: Jagiellonia | New Club: Fiorentina |
    Remember signing Dragowski in FMM16? I do, he was that much of a wonderkid, I loved him when he was dirt cheap and you could pick him up and dominate the world with him (Looks like Fiorentina played FM and FMM). Anyways whilst he did play, he didn’t shine and Fiorentina is literally buying the potential that he promises. I hope he turns out to be a star.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 3.5*
    Potential Ability: 5*

    6. Pione Sisto | Age: 21 | Original Club: FC Midtjylland | New Club: Celta Vigo |
    Pione Sisto has been absolutely insane in the past few FMM, and has been putting in some good performances in the Danish League and the Europa League. He is certainly looking like a upgrade on CA in FMM. Along with other young players like Radoja, Fontas and Mallo, Celta will be a dark horse in FMM and I hope he will utilize his pace and dribbling along with some awesome crossing to lead Celta to glory.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 4*
    Potential Ability: 4.5-5*

    5. Samuel Umtiti | Age: 22 | Original Club: Lyon | New Club: Barcelona |
    Umtiti has been a really good center back for years now both in FMM and in real life, and a move to Spanish giants Barcelona will do him justice. The strong center back can utilize his tackling ability to be that defender who is fantastic defensively, and at 22 he will still develop in FMM17 and should be a nice asset in your team.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 4*
    Potential Ability: 4.5*

    4. Breel Embolo | Age: 19 | Original Club: Basel | New Club: Schalke 04 |
    My favourite striker from FMM16 has moved clubs? Looks like I will have to try Schalke in FMM17…… That aside, Embolo is a really intriguing striker and a fun player to watch, the lad produces goals, but like Dragowski, Schalke is buying potential, after an average at best Euros in France, Embolo will be looking to redeem himself in Schalke and bang in goals, and at 19, he looks like he certainly will for years to come.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 3.5-4*
    Potential Ability: 4.5-5*

    3. Eder Alvarez Balanta | Age: 23 | Original Club: River Plate | New Club: Basel |
    His golden age as a wonderkid was over, he wasn't going to get a move to Europe, and he would play in Argentina… or so we thought. The once wonderkid looks like he was going to stay in Argentina and be a disappointment to the FM and FMM franchise, but now Basel has taken a punt, hopefully with a good spell at Basel, Balanta can go on to play for big european clubs and be a successful player and live up to the hype.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 3.5*
    Potential Ability: 4*

    2. Gabriel Barbosa | Age: 20 | Original Club: Santos | New Club: Inter Milan |
    Absolutely fantastic, Gabigol who has been a very good player since he first emerged as a wonderkid in Santos is now transferring to Inter Milan, and they will be hoping that the goalscoring expert in FM and FMM can transfer that to real life. With other strikers like Icardi in the team, Barbosa will be hoping that he will break out in a young Inter team to shine in Italy and Europe.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 3.5*
    Potential Ability: 5*

    1. Ganso | Age: 26 | Original Club: Sao Paulo | New Club: Sevilla |
    Ganso!!!!! Throughout the years I’ve really stuck into Brazilian wonderkids, and Ganso is my favourite one, and even if he wasn’t a wonderkid, we were able to pick him up for cheap, and it is exactly what Sevilla did. The Spanish club have done business, picking up fantastic players like Vazquez and Ganso adds to the list of quality players. Ganso can use his playmaking abilities to be a nice assister for the team.
    FMM 2017 Predictions:
    Current Ability: 3.5-4*
    Potential Ability: 4*
    So, here is my Top 10 FMM legends who moved clubs this summer, is there anyone I missed? Please comment down below! Thanks for viewing

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FC Bayern: The Three Incoming Men
         We all know that there are 3 men, coming to Bayern in the summer.
         First, being the men who will lead the team next season, Carlo Ancelotti. Former Real Madrid boss Ancelotti - the only manager to have ever won three Champions League trophies at 3 different clubs-- had been tabbed to replace Guardiola at Bayern if the Catalan coach decided against prolonging his stay in Gerany, and has agreed to a three-year contract beginning on July 1, 2016.        
         The next man, is Borrusia Dortmund. It was confirmed a few days back that Dortmund captain Mats Hummels will join Bayern this summer, following on from Mario Gotze who made the switch in 2013 for £31.5m, and Robert Lewandowski who signed for Pep Guardiola on a free two years ago.
         The last man, is former Benfica wonderkid, Renato Sanches.  Renato Sanches rates as one of the most talented young players in European football. The player completed the obligatory pre-transfer medical in Munich on Monday and has signed a five-year contract binding him to the German champions until 30 June 2021.
Let's take a look at these men, shall we...
Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is arguably one of the best manager in the world. He has 3 Champions Leagues, a single Ligue 1, 1 Premier League and not to mention his individual awards such as the FIFA World Coach of the Year. He is no stranger to winning, however he does not have any experience in Germany but with a powerhouse team in Bayern, he should be in the drivers' seat to get his first Bundesliga.
Ancelotti has 16 Adaptability, showing he should ot have any problem in Germany, being a new country to him. He has 20 ambition and 17 determination showing he's here to win trophies. With Bayern not having made the Champions League final for 3 seasons, he will have pressure on him, but his 17 Pressure handling will help. He will find the perfect tactic for Bayern, with his 16 judging ability, 17 tactical knowledge and 18 judging potential. Hs players will like playing with him, with his 18 man management and 17 motivation. Great stats for a great man
Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels is the best defender in Germany, and one of the top in the world. He has skill that Dortmund have taken advantage of. He was the guiding light for Dortmund, but alas, he like many others(Lewandowski and Gotze) saw opportunity at Bayern and pounced at it.
His stats might not show his true class and he is definitely better than he is shown. He has a 19 in tackling, ensuring him and Boateng will have no problems pulling the ball back from the opposition. With Philip Lahm aging, Hummels might be given the captains role with his 20 decisions surely going to interest Ancelotti. His physical skills are not that bad, as he has 15 stamina and 16 strength. All in all, a very solid plyer and the man you want securing your backline.
Renato Sanches

We all know this lad. He has widely been chased by Manchester United, and several other clubs. However, it was Bayern who secured his signature. His potential is on great heights and with his move to Bayern. He could very well become the next Pogba.
At current, his stats do not show his calibre, and that is due to age. If you'll like, I could test him out at Bayern(just tell me). However, his 15 Pace and Stamina show how agile and quick he is, and why not? He is after all, a teenager! He is one for the future and the man who will dominate the midfield after Xabi Alonso retires. This guy is very lethal and now that he is at Bayern, they have a midfield which is almost as good at Barcelona's
 Bayern Munich are a very big club, but lately they have not shown that in Europe. 3 consecutive times being knocked out in the semi finals does not do a club like Bayern proud. It might be due to the Pep way of classic Barca tiki-taka, but whatever the reason they have not done well.
Ancelotti is a very influential manager and his stint at Bayern is surely going to be big and full of trophies. Hummels, is a ex-Bayern boy. He left for Dortmund at a young age and ever since he has not looked back. He has becoe one of the few best defenders in the world and  he is back at the Allianz. Lastly, there is Portuguese wonderkid Renato Sanches. He was chased by a few of Europe's elites and Manchester United(Get it ) He will be trained to lead the midfield after current maestro Xabi Alonso goes. All in all, Bayern have made their side extremely strong and are in contention for the Champions League
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Free Agents Who Are
Worth A Look On 7.2
The transfer update was released recently for FMM 2016 and with that comes a new host of unemployed players for us to enjoy, with that in mind today i will be sharing with you my top ten free agents who are worth a look on 7.2!
Grant Holt

Grant Holt maybe past his best and i might be including him due to the impact he had at my hometown club back in the day but i'm positive this Englishman still has something to offer. His stamina is an eyesore as is his pace but if you look at him as your standard targetman you start to see the potential he could offer as a backup or as a plan B. His strength is extremely impressive and he still has his killer instinct with the ball in the air or on the deck thanks to his solid 14's in shooting and heading. Sure he'll likely not deliver at the highest level but at the right club he could be the difference between finishing mid table or gaining promotion. 

I'm personally finding solid ball winning midfielders harder to find in game and that's mainly down to how expensive they've become over the years so it's no surprise Medo caught my eye. This international of nineteen games is about to enter his peak years and his stats are rather appealing for his position as he starts the game with 15 tackling, 13 positioning, 17 aggression, 15 teamwork and very solid physical stats. If he takes to intensive training it wouldn't be too far fetched to see him blossom into a very solid option at the base of your midfield. 
Tommy Oar

In footballing terms Oar is still relatively young with plenty of room to grow which could make him a promising signing. Looking at his base stats he does have the potential to develop everything he needs to be a winger of a decent level as it's not hard to see him gaining greens in crossing, dribbling, passing, technique, teamwork, movement, decisions, pace and stamina! If those were all green day one you'd be drooling at the idea of using him so he's certainly one to keep in mind. 
Javier Matilla

If i said to you describe your typical Spanish attacking midfielder by three stats i'm sure most of you would say passing, creativity and technique and Matilla has all three! In the right team a player with these stats could really do the business and with his current age he still has growing time and his prime ahead of him! I can't see him turning into a God anytime soon but intensive training should boost his already solid stats while also improving his dribbling, movement and teamwork which could make him a worthwhile addition to a lower side. 
Jean-Bryan Boukaka

What's the hardest thing to defend against in football? In my opinion it's pure pace and this lad starts off with a very solid 16 which when combined with his 15 dribbling and 16 movement makes him a real handful. Obviously with age and intensive training these stats should also improve to make him even deadlier while it wouldn't be shocking to see his technique, shooting, decisions, stamina and strength also improve which will give you a very solid option if you're in need of an inside forward. 
Florian Buchot

A green shooting stats always catches the eye when browsing through a list of players but thankfully Florian Buchot also has the potential to compliment this with the rest of his stat spread. His heading is disappointing and will likely stay in the lower end of the scale but his dribbling, decisions, movement, teamwork and physical stats are all up there and could turn green in no time, and at the age of 23 this lad has all the time he needs. 
Flavio Ferreira

I took one glance at this Portuguese defender and i knew i'd come across someone with the potential to be special. On this first glance i noticed his ability to play in two positions as well as that most coveted ball playing ability from central defence, thankfully he also backed this up with 15 positioning. Having a closer look i discovered his tackling, teamwork, technique, decisions, crossing and heading stats were also very appealing and depending on the training schedule you place him under he could be a top player. He can play it out from your back four or play in your midfield, he could also potentially be a solid wingback if he can retrain to that position!
Luis Alberto

Alberto is a hardworking striker which every fan can admire but his other stats are also rather promising as intensive training could help this Portuguese forward develop greens in shooting, decisions, movement, pace and stamina. While i agree this wouldn;t be the most eye catching or devastating stat spread a player has ever had it would be giving him just enough to be a threat in your attack. 

Does this player ring a bell? Well he should as at one point he was a very popular wonderkid from the series. Barcelona once paid big money for this Brazilian flop and now he could be yours on a free transfer! He may not have lived up to the hype Barcelona and SI billed him as but it's clear to see Keirrison has something about him. He's about to enter his peak years which could make him useful for a year or two and his stats are still rather promising with 15 shooting, 13 passing, 13 dribbling, 15 pace, 15 movement and 13 decisions. Could you be the manager to unlock the potential in this once famed wonderkid?
Vinicius Alves

I'll start by saying his physical stats are a worry but hopefully they'll improve with age as Alves is still only a child in footballing terms. If he can improve his stamina and strength Alves could be a very solid addition to your team as the rest of his spread is very promising as he could be built as a pure destroyer or as a deep lying playmaker. His defensive stats are already solid 13's which is a positive start but he also has 13 creativity, 14 dribbling, 12 passing and in truth a very balanced spread, it's a shame his stamina is so poor as he could have been an impactful box to box midfielder. 
That's it for my ten free agents you should look at in the 7.2 update but what do you guys think? Have i missed anyone that i should have included? Have you signed any free agents worth highlighting? As always i'd love to hear your views and opinions so make sure you leave a comment. 
The Tactics Guide
Struggling for tactics? Want to buy someone for your team but do not know if they fit your system? Don’t worry and let me bring you the guide for tactics in Football Manager Mobile 2016, which will help you in your journey of FMM.
Part 1 - Analysing the squad
Whether you’re at 2025 with Bayern or in 2015 and just took over York, you have to analyse a squad and while there is not a quick way, it isn’t hard as all, with a few examples, I will lead you through how to analyse a squad.
For the goalkeeper and defender sections an example will be Manchester United.
Manchester United has 3 goalkeepers in the game, David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Victor Valdes. United has strength in-depth, with a world class keeper in David de Gea, and decent back up with Sergio Romero and Victor Valdes, and I think the team doesn’t need any transfers in the goalkeeper sections.
Next up is full backs, we have Varela and Darmian as the right backs with Luke Shaw as the main left back, it doesn’t look very good with back up but as we have Smalling, Jones (right) and Blind and Rojo (left) as backup, it is ok and no transfers are needed.
Central defenders consist of Blackett, Rojo, Jones, Smalling and McNair, and a world class signing is needed, as Rojo and Smalling not good enough in game and McNair and Blackett are just too young.
For all midfield positions, we will use the example of F.C. Barcelona.
In central midfield, they have fantastic players but not much strength in-depth, for a title winning team. They have Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Song (on loan at West Ham) Iniesta and Rafinha. I would sell Rafinha and Song and bring in a world class centre mid, as backup that would be replacing Andres Iniesta in the future. Pogba is calling.
Next is wingers, and Barcelona has some fantastic ones, with Neymar, Aleix and Arda Turan they are flying, along with Messi, and Munir, Sandro and Suarez (who could play as wingers), and the class they have means that no backups would be needed and you would be good playing 2 natural wingers.
For strikers Bayern Munich will be used as an example.
In attackers wise Bayern have few, but have a lot of quality, with Robben able to play not primarily, and Muller and Lewandowski, you only have very few good strikers to play with which makes a 3 upfront tactic risky, I’d do a 1 upfront with Lewandowski up front.
Part 2 - Tactical Instructions
Now you’ve decided on your tactic, you’ll need to do tactical instructions for your player, here I will talk about the instructions and what they will do.
2a. Team Mentality
The team mentality determines what style will your team play.
Attacking mentality means that your team will always attack. It is best employed for matches that you are favourites to win, it aims to exploit the space and attack, it focuses on getting players forward.
Balanced mentality enables the manager to assess the match situation by balancing risk and reward. It is an ideal mentality for short-odd matches.
Defensive mentality is a mentality which is good for matches where you are favourites to lose, it relies on direct balls up to the attackers from the defense, it aims to get men behind ball.
2b. Passing Style
Passing Styles determines the style of passing you will use.
Mixed passing styles means that your team will use a mixture of passing like tiki-taka style and also long balls like the old Stoke.
A short passing style means that your team wouldn’t try long balls, instead they will play a tiki-taka style of play and will require some patience for success.
A long passing style is a perfect match for the defensive mentality, as it will be pumping the ball upfield to the target man from the defense, it is good when you are not the favourites to win.
A direct passing style will be a risky but a very good style at time and it will be an ok style to play in any situation, more when you are desperate to score a goal.
2c. Passing Focus
Passing focus determines where you will focus your passing and your game on.
It is pretty straightforward.
Right or left are focusing your passing on only one flank, either the left or right.
Centre passing focus means that you will focus your passing on the middle, and is essential for a formation like 41212 narrow.
The mixed passing focus means that it will focus on any of the other 4 passing focuses while both flanks means that your team will focus on attacking with the wings and exploiting the flanks.
2d. Goalkeeper Distrubution
The goalkeeper distrubution determines the way the goalkeeper kicks/throws.
Long is for the goalkeeper to boom it upfield and aim it to the target man while short is distrubuting to the defenders.
Short would mean that your goalkeeper would be putting the ball into the center halves and full backs, it would suit a possession style of play and also direct football.
2e. Tackling
Tackling instructions determines how tackling would be for your team against your opponent.
Cautious means that they will usually stay on foot, while commited will mean that your players will get stuck in and tackle often.
2f. Refinements
Pressing is the art of attacking the opposition whenever your team doesn't have the ball by harassing the player on the ball as quickly as possible to get the ball back as soon as possible. This will force the opposition into more mistakes though can be fairly intensive meaning players will tire quickly especially if they are poor in the stamina attribute. Therefore it is up to you to consider if your players can handle it and if it is worth tiring them out more than usual (especially during a busy period of fixtures).
Offside Trap:
The Offside Trap is one of the most difficult parts of football to master. It relies on perfect teamwork, decision making and timing in order to implement this simple but deadly trick however one wrong move and you put the other team in a great goalscoring situation every time. The aim of the offside trap is to push up at exactly the right moment to catch the opposing forwards offside in order to win the ball back with a free kick. This will relieve and allow your forwards to get into good positions in order to receive the ball however as aforementioned if it goes wrong it could be very deadly and often results in a goal.
Counter Attack:
Counter Attacking can be very lethal if executed right. The use of fast players to hit quickly when the opposition get forward in numbers to expose themselves at the back can lead to some amazing goalscoring opportunities for your team. However while this is great for creating chances when the opponent is vulnerable it relies on having a sturdy defence than can soak up pressure. Then the right mix of players who can carry the ball forward is also needed. They need to be able to make a deadly pass and finish with ease despite only having a few chances during a game.
Men Behind Ball:
Your team will look to 'park the bus' as they set up defensive walls up to stop the other team trying to get passes through the slot into dangerous areas. This is very useful when trying to protect a lead against a team better than your own but due to the nature of the option it invites the opposition to get forward with a lot of your players in your own half. Your players will therefore find it difficult to get up the pitch to creating chances for themselves. Men Behind Ball is a purely defensive option and sometimes may not work as letting the opponents attack will sometimes mean they will get a goal as teams cannot keep clean sheets every single game. However it is useful if you want to base your success on solid defence or are looking to keep the result the same as it is in a game.

Part 3 - Individual Players
3a. Player Roles Explained
Defender Roles:
Sweeper - The Sweeper's role is to mop up anything that passes the DCs using his positioning and decisions. He acts as the final line of defence with nearly none attacking abilities.
Limited Defender - Limited Defenders are the no-nonsense centre backs England fans are very used to. They don't care where they put the ball as long as they clear it out. This role is suited for less technically gifted central defenders.
Central Defender - A central defender will do what is required of him. He won't try to overplay or try to play too simply. He'll look for the safest play and act that out.
Ball Playing Defender - Ball Playing Defenders like to take more risks by getting the ball back then initiating moves. They will look to play defence splitting passes by moving out of their defensive zone to make a creative play to try and score a goal. They can be prone to mistakes with a lack of mental attributes though.
Full Back - The less attacking of the two wide defenders roles. A full back's primary job is to defend and then provide support in attacking when it is a very clear opportunity. He doesn't risk anything by leaving his man free to go and join in with the attack.
Wing Back - A source of width from deep. The Wing Back will look to push on at every chance to try and provide a further crossing option from the wings. He requires great stamina, crossing, dribbling and decisions as they may be guilty of leaving their man free if a turnover in play happens quickly.
Midfielder Roles:
Deep Lying Playmaker - The Deep Lying Playmaker is a player who sits in front of the defence trying to retrieve the ball using brains. He looks to intercept the ball and only commits to tackles when vital. His job is to provide the defence with a closer outlet and also start attacks through clever passes with ball retention is primary concern, he also makes tackles and dictates tempo of the team with passing and getting the ball up the field.
Ball Winning Midfielder - An aggressive player who likes to throw his physical stature around in order to win the ball back. He may often make surging runs into space to progress his team forward and try a long shot.
Box to Box Midfielder - Box to Box Midfielders never stop running. They need very high stamina and are everywhere on the pitch. This role is the most demanding on the game as they need the ability to do everything on the pitch for 90 minutes as they look to move from defence to attack with the play.
Central Midfielder - The second neutral midfield role with the Box to Box Midfielder. The central midfielder tries to pass the ball on and hold play up by linking the attack and defence up through vision and passing ability. He will very rarely leave the middle third of the pitch as he tries to provide a smooth transition throughout the team's play.
Advanced Playmaker - One of the most craved and creative players in the game but a role that is very hard to get right. An advanced playmaker is the hub of most teams when he is on the pitch and can be responsible for goals out of nothing with the creativity and passing ability that they bring. However if marked out of the game with no other outlet for splitting a defence apart the team can struggle because of this.
Inside Forward - Inside Forwards will look to find space in order to shoot. They'll go on surging runs from the wings or centre to get next to or past the forwards or shoot on sight. They may have a high amount of shots with most off target but an inside forward with high shooting may net some very important goals against hard to break down teams.
Defensive Winger - A defensive winger is extremely useful against top wing backs. They will not just look to get forward but think about their defensive duties too in a manner similar to wing backs but higher up the pitch. They too are like a box to box midfielder in which they require high stamina but instead of requiring tackling/shooting they will need crossing and tackling.
Wide Midfielder - The Wide Midfielders are a similar role as a central midfielder but on the ML/MR spots. They will try to drift inside and are useful for if there is space in MC such as in a wide diamond. Their role means that your team will be compact in which is ideal for short passing but they'll lack width so you cannot stretch your attacking plays as much.
Winger - Wingers are the conventional role that you expect out wide. When they get the ball they will run forward with speed in order to deliver the ball into the box. Their speed is perfect for quick moves such as counter attacks but they will hardly ever worry about their opposite number meaning that in defence your DL/DR may be overran with two players depending on the other team's tactics.
Forward Roles:
Defensive Forward - A Defensive Forward will track back and press the opposition defences. Their primary aim is to win the ball back high up in order to force opposition mistakes and gift your team cheap goals.
Deep Lying Forward - Deep Lying Forwards are exactly what the name says. They sit back when not in possession to pick up the ball from a near AMC spot and move forward with the team as opposed to being the furthest player forward. This is useful if you intend to play the ball around quickly in order to make space and sit deep to play on the counter.
Trequartista - This role isn't a typical forward role. It concentrates more on the link up play and playing the passing game. The Trequartista uses movement to find space in order to link up play between the attacking midfielders and strikers. You may often find this player on the wings too if given enough space to do so.
Advanced Forward - The Advanced Forward will play off of the back of the opposition defenders so is prone to being offside. However with his pace and movement often means he can be one on one with the goalkeeper and be scoring 40/50 a season as a result. His movement means he will struggle to be tracked by a sub-par defender and can cause problems by dragging oppositions out of their natural positions creating room for others.
Poacher - A Poacher will sit in and around the box trying to get on the end of low crosses and passes. The primary aim of a Poacher is to put the ball into the back of the net from rebounds, deflections and crosses.
Target Man - Target Men use their strength and height in order to score goals or feed the ball to other players from long balls. They will look to outmuscle players and win everything in the air to generally keep possession, put the ball in the net or be a pest to the defenders.
Complete Forward - The name for a Complete Forward says it all. They do all of the forward roles as instructed and as they decide fit depending on the match they are playing in. This player will use his decisions and his well rounded attacking ability to play the best he can in the match. This is therefore the hardest role to be played in the game as it relies on extreme ability and decisions to conquer.
3b. Practicality of Player Roles
Now you have a good understanding of the backbone to each player role and their uses we need to consider the practicality of each one when setting up a team.
While it is easy to place the player's in roles that they are most suited for with their attributes sometimes this isn't the way to go about it as the pairing of roles can change the use of it. You need to consider this and envisage how each player will influence a role. For example if you want your Ball Winning Midfielder to go forward more then you shouldn't pair him with only "attacking" midfield player roles; such as Advanced Playmaker, else he will be solely responsible for defending and not have a chance to get into the opposition's third. Please note this will not cover every single combination as this would get extensive beyond readability. While you will find a few examples of combinations influencing defence it is more than likely you will find more to do with attacking and space due to roles occupying similar spaces will adapt to find new positions (such as INFs with a DLF). It may also be noted that positioning can have a say in a player's role whether this be attacking or defending; though it is in more cases than not the case 'if a player has a lot of room on one side of him then he will often drift to occupy this extra room.'
Throughout this article I am going to look at the variance of roles when you place another role with them or how you can get the best out of a player in a specific role by using other roles in your team.
Ball Playing Defenders with Central/Limited Defenders:
If you look at the Ball Playing Defender and what he is capable of then you wouldn't be wrong to think they can be hazardous. However pairing with another type of central defenders and they can be the first point in a very dangerous move. Putting a Ball Playing Defender with another defender (particularly two either side in a 3 or 5 man defensive line) allows him more freedom and to take more risks to get the most out of the player without the worry about them pushing up too far up and getting exposed by great movement and pace by the opposition.
Wing Backs with Inside Forwards:
As you know from the previous section wing backs are very adventurous and love to get forward . However with this it can also depend on who is far up the pitch as to the extent of how far they get up and what they do when they are up there. In the case of pairing them with Inside Forwards allow them to have the flank to themselves at times and mean they can get as far up the pitch as they desire.
Wing Backs with Wingers:
As mentioned in the above section of Wing Backs with Inside Forwards they act differently depending on the player higher up the pitch. In the case of Wingers they will often lie further back and feed the ball up to the wingers so that they can cross the ball. However, this isn't all as they may look to overlap and combine on the wing in a 2v2 situation as they move the ball around the side of the pitch to find a crossing spot. This is more the case when they play a team who are hard to break down and get men back as it allows the Wing Back to get further forward without much defensive responsibility.

Ball Winning Midfielders with Deep Lying Midfielders:
Ball Winning Midfielders are a unique player role in FMM2016 as they are one of the only players that can change their role almost entirely depending on how they are lined up with. If they are with a Deep Lying Midfielder then they will be a lot more aggressive and attacking than when paired with any other role. With a Deep Lying Midfielder they'll look to get forward and dribble the ball to shoot as opposed to sitting back and acting as a screen to break up play near him in front of the defence.
Multiple Advanced Playmakers:
While having many threats is very useful especially when it comes to the supply against high pressing teams it may actually be counter-intuitive to your team if you do not set them out correctly. Each playmaker needs two things - time and space, without these they will not thrive and their quality will suffer. In order to get the full potential out of your advanced playmaker/s you need to give them space. For example in a 433 you may want to play them either side of the 3 man midfield and not next to each other as this will limit their productivity and their similar styles will clash.
Wingers with Target Men:
In order to make a Target Man effective Wingers are often the most commonly used with him. Their deadly crosses are the perfect supply for the strong, lethal forwards. Able to dominate many people in the air the Target Men need a passing source to utilise this and Wingers do just that. If you have Target Men then a Winger is a real threat for the opposition unless you play long passing in which case this can also use his strength but in a different way. There will be more on passing styles and how to make it work later in the guide though.
Inside Forwards (Wing) vs Inside Forwards (Central):
Inside Forwards' are tasked with the job of finding space and bursting into them often to pass or shoot but their positioning is important. However placing an Inside Forward on the wing means they can only drift one way - inside by the side of the striker/s or just behind. On the other hand the central Inside Forwards will look to get past the striker/s in all sides possible.
Inside Forwards (Wing) with Deep Lying Forwards:
As the player role guide should have explained to you a Deep Lying Forward is a player whom sits farther back than a normal striker trying to bring the defenders up the field a bit to leave gaps in behind.  This means that when playing Inside Forwards that they will have even more room up front to get into and create a goal scoring player from the wing akin to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Inside Forwards (Wing) with Advanced Forwards:
As you may have noticed by now a common trend with Inside Forwards is that they drift inside when out on the wing. With this in mind an Advanced Forward will look to exploit this by getting into the free space around the edge of the boxes and the wings. This will end up pulling players out of their comfort zones  like the Inside Forwards to create deadly movement that is designed to confuse the opposition's defence. As Advanced Forwards love to make runs to get into pockets of space the opposition find difficult to attract this allows them to pull out space for the Inside Forwards to get into.
Advanced Forwards with Deep Lying Forwards:
As previously explained Advanced Forwards like to use their movement and pace to create chances. When you put an Advanced Forward with a Deep Lying Forward then they act as a pivot with the Advanced Forwards playing off of the defenders looking to beat the offside trap and the Deep Lying Forwards coming closer to bridge the gap between attack and midfield and take men away to feed the Advanced Forward. If your Advanced Forward has good pace, movement and decisions then he can be very hard to catch when he breaks free of the defence and paired with a natural scoring instinct then a goal is almost certain.
Poachers with Target Men:
Poachers' aim is to put the ball into the back of the net by being in the box on the opposition's blind side. When you pair this with a Target Man you get the situation of having polar opposites in which can outdo even the best defences with their movement and strength having to be matched. While the Target Man will be stationary for the most part he will feed the Poacher whom will pop up where the defenders don't expect him to as he floats around the Target Man to get into good areas. The Poacher will use the Target Man's natural levitation of drawing in opposition defenders to find his space and a scoring opportunity.
Trequartistas with Poachers OR Target Men:
When you pair a Trequartista with a Poacher or a Target Man then they will drop deeper and act as an ever-moving threat trying to feed the ball up. They'll drift from left to right just behind the main attacker looking to feed balls through and open up spaces for their partner to use. Their constant movement will make them hard to pick up and draw the opposition out to try and combat this but this can then leave their partner free for a killer through ball to be played. If that opportunity happens then they will duly oblige by providing that.
Advanced Forwards with Target Men:
Play an Advanced Forward beside or either side of a Target Man and you don't get a player who wants to just break past the defence but you'll get a player who will drift outside looking to chip the ball into the Target Man. As well as trying to feed off of his knock downs stretching the play and providing a variety in pressure for the opposition due to the opposite nature of the Advanced Forward and Target Man roles.
While I have covered the majority of player roles that differ and work well together this isn't all of them as Football Manager Mobile 2016 offers so many different roles and combinations that when working together can change the very nature of the play. I hope by explaining a few of them you can get a good grasp on how players evolve to suit their surrounding players.  Remember that balance is key in a tactic so using too many attacking/defensive players can create a great imbalance and you will find it hard to do the other or too similar players can lead to one dimensional play. You must consider the types of players you're playing else you may end up with a front line of two or three non-striking forwards such as a Defensive Forward with Deep Lying Forwards and these will then struggle to put the ball into the back of the net due to the nature of their roles. Don't be afraid to go with non-symmetrical player roles with your tactic if it suits your players better and can create deadly combinations as this can sometimes be the difference between a win and a draw.
The best advice about player roles to give is to envisage the roles and how they will be playing in a team, if you think something will work and can justify it then give it a go. Sometimes a little foresight is all that you require is the best thing to have when determining player roles so they don't clash and can work together to create a solid unit in both defence and attack. While Lionel Messi may prefer to be a poacher you have to consider how well he would perform in that role and also the influence of him being this in relation to the team as you may find that a Deep Lying Forward could benefit your squad more and therefore one simple change can win you the league! And most importantly be patient with your team, don't start modifying their roles after one game as you lost it may take time for them to settle. Deadly partnerships are not created over night but also be strict with the results you get by looking at their match statistics.
Part 4 - Balance
In a created tactic you will always need balance, you don't want 10 attackers and 0 defenders in a tactic right?
So, that is exactly why when creating tactics you need to check the balance, one of the most important things in any football tactic, let's use the standard 4-4-2 as an example.
In the standard 4-4-2 we have the standard goalkeeper and the defence, but then in the center of midfield you wil