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Strategy Guide by AgRaMaToS

Version: Final | Updated: 11/11/2000

Ths document ┬ęCopyright 2000 Andreas Constantinou

                 LMA manager

                    Console: Playstation
                    Arthor: AgRaMaToS
                    E-mail: Antreasms@hotmail.com
                    Version: Final

                    Started: Friday October 27  5:46pm
                    Finished: Friday November 10
                    Last update:
Not an update. Just put 3 sites names and
the questions and answers section.

Table of Contents
1) Information
2) Review
3) Prologue
4) Staff
5) The team
6) Formations
7) Tactics-before the game
8) Tactics-while playing the game
9) Tactics
10) Transfers
11) The game
12) Challenges
13) Cheats
14) Questions and answers
15) Epilogue


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1) Information
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This document is ┬ęCopyright 2000 Andreas Constantinou.
All rights reserved.
This stategy guide for LMA Manager is mine.
 It can only appear in this page
 (without my permision)

If you see the faq anyware else(Other sites,magazines e.t.c)
 please e-mail me.
My email: Antreasms@hotmail.com
If you want to post it to your homepage e-mail me.

Warning: This is a strategy guide. It is not a walkthrough.
 This can only help you
make better your team. Don't e-mail me for no reason
asking me about how
to win the cup or why i have't more detailed things e.t.c!
 Please try to avoid
that. There not going to be another update. Ok?
 This is the final version of
this strategy guide.

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2) Review
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    Without objection this is the best football
 managerment game ever. No
 other managerment game can be compare with
 it to these sectors:
The use
The atmosphere
The absorption to the details which this game
      The accomplishment og LMA manager is not
 just it looks better, but is
 doing all the procedure to the real participation
 to the game, easy, fast and
 (The most exating of all) amusing.

My final verdic 9 out of ten (9/10), 93%,
and 4.5 out of five (4.5/5).

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3) Prologue
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      This is a strategy guide about this game. I mean
 LMA manager. This guide has all the advices the playe
r want and it has also cheats!
Open your Playstation, put in the LMA manager disc
 and start playing the game. Read step by step this guide
and you are going to be
 the manager of the managers.

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4) Staff
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      The first thing you are going to be asked is if you
 want full staff. Don't accept.
 Maybe the worse coaches come to your team. It is
 better to ''dig'' the market to
take the coathes with the most big rating.
 Only hire a coach which hei speciatity is
 on goalkeepers. You don't need coatches of defence and attack.
 Coaches of middle? Hahaha. I have never heard in my life
 of coatches of middle. They
 must be crazy. If you want hire a man and put him
 to work with the players contracts when they are going to expire.
 But DON'T put him to buy and sell players. Why?
 Because he will bring to your team the
 worse players of the world and he will sell your best players!

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5) The team
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The balance of your team is a law. If you don't
 have balance you are not going
 to make it far with your team. For start be
sure to put the best players to the
best possisions (For example: Don't put a
defender to attack or a goalkeeper
 to middle. Check them and put them in the right places).
 After you do that the
 possisions need strengthening.You will need at
least two back, two right back
 and four attackers. The players are getting red
card usually so four (attackers)
 is a good number.

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6) Formations
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       Use whatever system you like, but when you
 choose one you must always work on that.
 If you change formation every time
 you lose a chance or every time
 you lose the game, your time is going to be unusual
 and this is worse. Maybe all that words i said
 before is funny to you but
 believe me you mustn't  change
 the formation. The next systems are the better:

  One of the best. This of-cource it mustn't
suprice you. You didn't heard one team in
 England to win the league with
using 3-5-2 aren't you? If you
 have enough middles try it.

  You need the victory? You can't choose
 between three attackers? Play 4-4-2. Why? If
 you put one more attacker you will lose
one from the middle. It is better to use 4-4-2.
 But! If you are losing 2-0 20 minutes before the
end of the match try 4-3-3. It maybe better for
 this case.

   Only if you have a weak middle choose this
 formation. Of-cource if you have a weak middle
sell some of the attackers and buy some of the
 middle play.

   If you are "sold out" of attackers, the 4-5-1
 formation is not a bad choise.You can
 also (strongly reccomment) put that formation if you
 are winning and want to hold the score.

   Never!Never!Never! If you still win 1-0 5 minutes
 before the end of the match don't use it. This
 formation give courage to the enemy and they
 will score. Get away from it (It is dangerous)

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7) Tactics-before the game
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1) For start set the formation of your team.
2) Set the personal training of all your players to
 their weakness.(e.g An attacker has good stats
 at shooting and bad at passing. Put his training passing.)
3) Next set the distance that your players will take the shoots.
 You don't want your attackers to wait until the made it to 2m
before the net to score. Ah?!?
4) Last there is a face to the screen and it explains if the player
 is happy or sad.

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8) Tactics-while playing the game
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   1) Wingers: Like a long kick (or not?)
   2) Possesion play: The players change the possesion
of the play
   3) Long ball: The "famous" long ball!!!
   4) Counter attack   }
   5) Direct                } Some formations
   6) Free kick: I am not telling you (Just guess!!!)

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9) Tactics
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   Don't play with terminals. You are wasting your time. Okay,
 maybe they are playing open but they never take long balls.
 Generally they are passing back to the middle and nobody
 is protecting it.

      Possesion of ball:
    Take a look at the stats. If you have under 50% possesion of ball
 try this tactic. Sometimes the players are going to overact it but is
 better than to "sell" the ball usually. If you are at the first 2 divisiond
 use it, because they will crash you.

       Long balls:
    Good tactic if your team can't pass short. With a few words if you
haven't the best middle of the world the long balls is the best tactic for
you. This of-cource mustn't be used from big clubs like ManUnd,Arsenal
Aston Villa e.t.c

       Counter attack:
     This tactic isn't good. If your enemy has corner, you will normally
wait for all the players to leave and to go to the counter attack.
This never happens. There are better tactics.

       Short passing:
      Good morning! The goal is faaaaar away from that tactic. The
players are ALWAYS passing and they never go forward. So...
the enemy players steal the ball and they score!!! Never!never!never!

        Pass forward:
      Use it with the possesion of ball tactic for the first 2 divisions and
with the long balls for the other divisions. The combination is a guarantee
so give pass forward.

         Free Kick:
      Choose the middle player with the most "shoot" for the Free Kicks.
If you choose an attacker and he miss it he won't be to his place (attack
to score).

       Choose your best attacker for the penalties. Not other words.

       Use your scouts to learn who is the best player of your next enemy.
Then put your best defender to mark him. (e.g If the enemy team has
a fast left forward for her best player choose a right fast back to
mark him.
       Always put your attackers to shoot from a middle distance,
your middles from a far and your defenders from a short.
Your attackers are going to take better places and they won't
need to take the shoot when they take the ball. You middles
won't go very forward. For end your defenders are not going
to score ever, unless they are very close to the goal.

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10) Transfers
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       There is no reason to give all your money on Ronaldo
if you have a bad right back. I know that it is boring, but
you must fix your defence. How do you do that?

If you need players quickly go to the loan screen. Your
negotiations about buying a player are may cost you
a couple of weeks, so it is better to loan a player if
you want to do that quickly. In a year you can only
loan 6 players so in their loan contract put them 3
months. If you aren't in the Premier Division better
loan young English players because they are very
good. Some of them: Joe Cole, Francis Jeffers and
Stephen Mcpall.

Bosman Ruling:
It is the best way to take a player, because you don't
need to pay to transfer fim to the team. You must be
generous with the because they have finacial problems.
This is a good way to take money because you can
sell them after you take them.

Young Team:
Take a look to the young team. If you let the best
player of the young team in the young team his
morale will go down.

Good Players:
In Premier Division you can find the players you
want, but in the other Divisions what's up? Here
is a list about the best players out of Premier
 a) Goalkeeper: Richard Wright:
     He is the best goalkeeper out of Premier Division.

b) Defence: Kit Symons:
      Richard Whight hasn't make a single save.
Kit will stop all the enemy's attacks.

c) Middle: Jamie Shore:
       He scores usually.

d) Attack: Shaun Goater:
        He scores unstoppable!!!.

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11) The game
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     Almost all the managers tell that when the
 players go in the stadium they can't do anything.
Lie!You can change a lot of tactics in the game.
     Change the tactics before the halftime Only
if your players play really bad!!! If they are not
scoring from free kicks change the player who
takes them. The best is to give them a chance.
      If they are still playing bad after 60 minutes
of the match, change them! Remember all the
board of stats are nominal. If you win 6-0, your
defenders surely don't have a good rating and
your attackers have. You must always watch
the match.
       One last help tip:
Your enemy always scores from corner. Change
your defence to deep. You may don't score from
the corner but your enemy may don't score either.

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12) Challenges
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 Like Brian Lara cricket, in Lma manager are
challenges too. There are the challenges:

Demotion: You have 8 weeks to save your
team from the Demotion.
The most helpful thing you must check there is
the form. Don't choose a player that he isn't in
a good form. Then see what form and what
morale the players have and if they have low
of those change them. Next you must find
where the team"hurts". Put more attackers
and make more strong your defence.

Chase for the championship: You have 2
weeks to win the championship.
Use this tactic. Choose form, not technique.
The teams who want to save from the demotion
are going to play very strong. The good thing
for this challenge is that your players are high
in morale and form.

Money: You have 40 million dollars. Win
the championship.
Only 40 million dollars? Today you spend
30 million for just a good player.
But! Don't take immedeadly attackers.
If you choose ManUnd don't buy Ronaldo.
That team has good attackers. Help the
team in Defence. Keep $2,000  for the
case that one of your players injured.

Cup: Win the English Cup.
This challenge is for a hole season.
If you lose in one of the Cup matches
then you lose. Play 4-4-2 formation
and try to win all the matches 1-0.

The big Challenge: In 5 weeks
win the Championship, the English
Cup and the Champions league.
Give more sence to the championship.
That doesn't mean that you must ingnore
the other cups.

Goal Heaven: Score the most goals
in the championship.
I said before that there's no reason to
give your money to Ronaldo? Foget it!
Take the best attackers in the world and
put goals and goals and goals. Don't care
about your defence.

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13) Cheats
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    Put these cheats on your name screen
 as your name.You can use
 them unlimited times.
(Where"_" is space). If the cheat is
 correct you will hear a sound:
   WET_WET_WET....................... Rains every game
    FACTOR_25............................. Sunny every game
    KING_MIDAS.......................... 500 million starting cash
    BACKSEAT_MANAGER......... Best tactics & formation
    GOOD_KICKIN....................... Player replaces ball in highlights
    THE_BEST................................ Players stats over 90%
    NORTH_AND_SOUTH............ All transfers succesful
    QUICK_DRY_CEMENT.......... Faster stadium upgrade
    WITCH_DOCTOR.................... Heal injuries quickly
    IVOR_INVINCIBLE................. Never lose match
    PRIVATE_JET........................... Fly around the stadium at
 matches high-lights
    MARTIAL_ARTS...................... Ninja players at highlights
    GOLDEN_SANDS.................... Beachball at highlights

*I prefer not to use the cheats for a better game.

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14) Questions and answers
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 Ok. This is the questions and answers section.
These questions are real questions. You can
submit one by email me, put subject " Questions
for the Lma Manager FAQ" and put name, town and
country. Your question will be 100% posted
at my next update. If one of my answers is wrong
or there is another answer email me, put subject
" Answers for the Lma manager FAQ" and put name,
city and town. Your answer will be 100% posted.

(There aren't any questions yet)

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14) Epilogue
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     Well that's the guide. I hope it is going to help you.
 This is the final version.
 There aren't other updates to wait for.
 Have a nice game!!!
   P.S: If you have any questions e-mail me.

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