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FM 2014 Wingers

FM 2014 Wingers (MR/ML/AMR/AML/STR/STL)

Role: Wide Midfielder | Duty: Defend/Support/Attack/Automatic

  • Technical: Crossing, Passing, Tackling
  • Mental: Anticipation, Decisions, Determination, Off The Ball, Teamwork, Work Rate
  • Physical: Stamina

Role: Winger | Duty: Support/Attack

  • Technical: Crossing, Dribbling, Technique
  • Mental: Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball
  • Physical: Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Pace

Role: Defensive Winger | Duty: Defend/Support

  • Technical: Crossing, Dribbling, Marking, Tackling, Technique
  • Mental: Decisions, Teamwork, Work Rate
  • Physical: Pace, Stamina

Role: Advanced Playmaker | Duty: Support

  • Technical: First Touch, Passing, Technique
  • Mental: Creativity, Decisions, Flair, Teamwork, Work Rate
  • Physical: Stamina

Role: Advanced Playmaker | Duty: Attack

  • Technical: Dribbling, First Touch, Passing, Technique
  • Mental: Anticipation, Creativity, Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork
  • Physical: –

Role: Inside Forward | Duty: Support

  • Technical: Dribbling, L0ng Shots, Passing, Technique
  • Mental: Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork
  • Physical: Acceleration, Pace

Role: Inside Forward | Duty: Attack

  • Technical: Crossing, Dribbling, Finishing, Passing
  • Mental: Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball, Teamwork
  • Physical: Acceleration, Pace

Role: Wing Target Man | Duty: Support/Attack

  • Technical: Crossing, Dribbling, Heading, Technique
  • Mental: Decisions, Flair, Off The Ball
  • Physical: Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Jumping, Pace, Strength

FM 2014 Wingers roles and duties explained

Wide Midfielder

  • Performs defensive and attacking duties on the flanks, supporting the forwards, midfielers and defenders as well when required. Lacking the pace and skills of a technical winger, the wide midfielder relies on teamwork and work rate to move into dangerous attacking positions without compromising his defensive responsibilities.
  • With a defend duty, the wide midfielder will sit back and launch crosses from deep.
  • With a support duty, the wide midfielder will stay deeper and play angled through balls into the box from out wide, even though he will still attempt crosses when he has the chance.
  • With an attack duty, the wide midfielder looks to play quick crosses in from the final third.
  • With an automatic duty, the wide midfielder will switch automatically between defend, support and attack duties according to your match strategy.

Winger

  • Aims to beat his man on the outside and needs to be technically proficient and quick as well in order to do so. Hugs the touchline when the team is going forward, ready to surge into space and attack the byline.
  • With a support duty, the winger will try to quickly get past his man and get in an early cross for the forwards.
  • With an attack duty, the winger will try to run at the defence, aiming to cause panic before shooting or attempting to play either a through ball or a cross to a teammate.

Defensive Winger

  • Aims to press the opposing full backs, win back the ball high up the pitch and either hold it up for the rest of the team, drive to the byline or get in a quick cross or through ball.
  • With a support duty, the defensive winger will try to win the ball back, get past his man and try to get in early crosses for the forwards.

Advanced Playmaker

  • Can operate in the central midfield, attacking midfield or wide forward positions. He aims to drop into the holes between the opposition’s midfield and defence, making himself available for passes and aiming to turn defence into attack in an instant.
  • With a support duty, the advanced playmaker will stay in the hole and look to spray passes to support attacking teammates.
  • With an attack duty, the advanced playmaker will try to run at the defensive line from deeper positions, aiming to create crossing or through ball opportunities in the final third.

Inside Forward

  • Aims to cut inside from the flanks and run directly at the centre of the opposition’s defence; works best when the player’s strongest foot is opposite to the flank he is playing on. His movement can open space for overlapping full backs as well as overloading a retreating defender but it can also end up with the player running into cul-de-sacs.
  • With a support duty, the inside forward will cut diagonally into the space behind the defence and play through balls or take long shots if the opportunity arises.
  • With an attack duty, the inside forward will run directly at the defence with the options of shooting, passing or crossing.

Wing Target Man

  • He is the main outlet for clearances and long balls from the back. Ideally positioned against a smaller and weaker full back, his job is to get the ball and keep it before recycling it to a teammate.
  • With a support duty, the wide target man is best used for relocating a tall and powerful target man to bully a smaller and weaker full back, offering knock-downs and opportunities to onrushing central players.

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pedro roriz
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pedro roriz

johnny, i bet it took a lot of time to create this and well done, my friend! i think it should help a lot of people. brazil is 3 hours before london’s time so we’re still at work; can’t wait to get home and start playing!

saltwater
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saltwater

My FM is downloading at the moment and I needed this to stop myself bouncing off the walls. Thanks for this guide must have been a long task and we’re all really grateful for this continued effort. Playing a tactic with no wingers makes that role of complete wing-back look really tempting…

nikozolo
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nikozolo

Thanks a bunch Johnny! This should tide me over until work ends! Class as always! Keep up the good work and of course enjoy the game.

PS very much looking forward to the tactic analysis :)

Gaurav Chaddah
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Gaurav Chaddah

Cheers for this mate, greta work on the site so far, well done. Do you know in the tactics where I can allocate my playmker, target man ect ect?

Herbie76
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Herbie76

Johnny this is the dogs bollocks, you deserve a huge pat on the back for this..This has saved me from writing all this down on countless bits of paper, well done!!

Pedro Fontan
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Pedro Fontan

Brilliant Work Johnny as always. Unfortunately i will only get payed in the first of november so i can only get the game then ARGHHH. But i am pretty sure it will be worth the wait.

One thing i found strange when using strikers as Target Man is that in my games their Passing has actually made them better and the ones with better passing stats tend to be more productive. and it is the stat that increases the most. But that’s probably because of how i set up the team or maybe just coincidence.

simon
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simon

Thank you Johnny. I found this really useful. I hope everyone is enjoying the beta. I think SI have done a really good job this year.

Avery (@Avery78)
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Well put together, thank you for the efforts really appreciated. FM Stories is ahead of the curve with FM 2014 information. Would love to see some insights into backroom staff. Already finding pleasant surprises!

Dave T (@buzzindave)
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wow well done pal amazing

olala
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olala

no creativity for regista role??

SAMiV
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Could it be possible for you to make these as search filters for FM14, so user could just use player filters to find the player he/she is looking for?

I found one webpage where this is done for FM13. —> http://thefmformation.com/files/file/50-the-fmformations-player-search-filters/
Just to give you an example what i mean by making these as search filters. I downloaded it and i’m going to try it soon in my FM13 save.

And if this has been done by someone already for FM14 then give us a link to it so we can download it and start using them. It would help quite a lot when searching for specific player.

I know it’s going to take quite a lot of time and work to make them, but i’m sure lots of ppl would appreciate that someone has made these filters available.

Thanks in advance no matter you deciding to make them or not. :)

Henrique M.
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Hi, this is a impressive job. Congratulations.

Because this is a great this a great thread of FM 14, I’d like to know if you authorize a translation for my native language, the portuguese. I’m from a FM community very famous in Brazil and I believe our members would love read something like this. I’ll keep all the credits to this guide, you and the footballmanagerstory.com if you authorize.

Cheers

Darren Smith
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Yes you can translate this on your site. As long as there is a link to the original post and credit to the author then we are happy for you to do that.

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Deckboy
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Deckboy

Perfect job boss! This is what I was searching since long. I guess it took u some time but am deffo one of those appreciating ur hardwork (Y)

Erik James
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Erik James

My first season with NO losses! This was great! Just had to sell and buy a couple of players to fill the weak link vois! Awesome man thanks!

Mantorras
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Mantorras

Great job Johnny! Any plans to add PPM’s to this chore? Would be great to know which PPM’s each role should learn.

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