Tuesday, 20 September 2011

FM2011 - LLM Beginner Tactics Part 3 - Free Kicks

Free kicks are one of the hardest things to get right in Football Manager, Especially with lower league teams. The problem you will have is most of your players technical attributes are too poor to get the ball to fly into the top corner like David Beckham.

The first thing that you want to do is nominate your free kick taker, I usually pick my wingers for this as they usually have the best crossing, technique, long shots and free kick attributes, but if you find another player with better pick them. I then tell them to aim corners to the far post.

You can see below the individual roles I pick for my players, the important ones are the centre backs forward in and around the keeper, one of my centre mids disrupting the wall and another good free kick specialist standing with the taker.

Football Manager 2011 Free Kicks

I find this strategy quite successful, but only expect a few goals per season with this.

Don't forget to check out my early guides to beginner tactics:
Football Manager 2011 LLM Beginner Tactics Part 1 Formation
Football Manager 2011 LLM Beginner Tactics Part 2 Corners


  1. Looks good, Ill wait till you write some more tactics for noobs like me, and go back to FM, cause i really didnt get it the first time.

  2. wow these are really good! thank you :D

  3. Good tips. I really need to get back to this frustation simulator, I mean, managing simulator.

  4. Good tips!
    I've never managed to play this game properly!

  5. im an old player of Football Manager...and i used the similar tactics that u use.anyway good advice for the new players of this game

  6. wow i never knew there so much involved in being a FM