Strikerless contains my ramblings, rants and musings regarding Football Manager. They will focus on my unconditional love for strikerless formations, but the subject might vary, depending on my interests at the time of writing.

The blog has become sort of my magnum opus on how I play FM, both in terms of tactics as well as strategies on scouting and the transfer market.

Since starting Strikerless, I have found my own little niche market by focussing my efforts towards gameplay strategies, in-game tactical advice and in general ways to fuck up the match engine and exploit the hell out of whatever loopholes I manage to uncover. People seem to like it.



Noel Carrasco · September 7, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Why strikerless?

    strikerlessGuido · September 9, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Why not? 😉 On a more serious note, I just like the style of football it produces.

      Noel Carrasco · September 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      You’ve written some really interesting stuff here. Had fun reading it?
      Just FM or real life too?

      strikerlessGuido · September 12, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      It’s mostly just FM stuff 🙂

      Noel Carrasco · September 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Had fun reading it.*

Sid · February 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm

Have you thought about perhaps making your saves into like a story?

    StrikerlessGuido · February 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I have, but I am afraid I am not a compelling story teller 🙂

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Joe Bell · May 8, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Really good writing, I like!

Andreas · May 21, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Hi, can’t remember where i read it but you asked someone where to buy a Temperley shirt some time ago.

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Oscar · December 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Hi! I am deeply in love with your writing and especially your central wingers. I have been playing around with creating strikerless tactics for a couple games now, and I wondered if there is any way I could send my current tactic to you? If it interests you, that it.

Manager · March 27, 2017 at 2:36 pm

What is better FM2016 or FM2017 ?? I play FM since 2004 , but now for FM2017 I read negative reviews , what do you recommend?

communityrunnerblog · October 19, 2017 at 8:46 am

giving strikerless ago or semi strikerless.

Paul · July 21, 2018 at 12:10 am

Do you have anything for playing against bigger teams? I have a decent possession based tactic with fulham but I always get smashed by big teams, or even anyone away? do you have something for playing away?

carlos · August 8, 2019 at 10:14 pm


sigo tu pagina hace mucho tiempo, lecturas y análisis muy interesantes…

estoy esperando articulo táctico del Atlético de Simeone que se viene….

será posible verlo…????

stickpiano · September 30, 2021 at 9:13 pm

Trying to get in touch. Don’t know if you caught wind of the twitter today. I was labeled a Strikerless “Pioneer”. Someone has pointed me in your direction and said we should chat and compare notes. Haven’t seen your stuff before, and was planning on giving it a shot, but I’d love to compare notes on twitter or e-mail. You can find me at stickpiano on twitter if you are interested!

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