Transfer Centre: 2017/18 Transfer Budget: £4.5 million The former Juventus, Milan and Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38. However, there was to be one final chapter in the magnificent career of Mr. Pirlo… Kenny Rocha Santos: NextGen 60 After signing his first professional contract in November … Continue reading Allez les Verts ! acte II
Tychy is a complicated place to live. The Football club was originally formed back in 1971 by a powerful Communist party who took it upon themselves to amalgamate 3 local teams into one side. Along with the football club, they tried to create a sporting empire with the creation of a fairly successful Ice Hockey … Continue reading Poland – Learning on the job!
When I was younger, nicer and I was able to drink more and till the late morning and my current wife kicked me to the ass for a couple of months I had an option to visit a very nice place. It was a Lake Balaton. I wasn't there because of sightseeing but I was … Continue reading FM18 | Goulash & Sausages
Tactics have evolved a lot during my time in the game. Much better managers than me have been pushed to the curb because they’ve failed to keep up. Hell, even I’ve fallen from Premier League winning manager to National League. I hated wearing those Vanarama tops to every game but that keeps the lights on … Continue reading A Legend in His Own Mind: Tactical
12th October 2017. Sports Interactive published their second "in-depth" video about Football Manager 2018 and this video was about the Tactics and changes in this area. I wasn't around the laptop or mobile when the video was released but I had several notifications and messages because the video included some news about Set Pieces. As … Continue reading FM18 | Set Pieces – Too much enthusiasm for nothing
AS Saint-Étienne is the most successful club in French football history, having won ten top-flight titles since the club was formed in 1919. The side from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes also made it all the way to the 1976 European Cup final. Thirty thousand French headed to Scotland, only 5,000 from Munich. Most of the Scots were … Continue reading Allez les Verts !
The full version of Football Manager 2018 is very close and my time with the Beta version came to an end. I chose to manage Werder Bremen in the Beta for one season to try some new things, try the formation I want to use in my main save and I wanted to get my … Continue reading FM18 Beta – Did I learn something?
This is the third instalment of A Legend in His Own Mind you can click here for Intro, and A Statement from the Cambridge United Board. It's been a long time since I first sat at this desk. 22 years in fact. In that time I've managed in the top 5 leagues in England, the Champions League … Continue reading A Legend in His Own Mind: Squad Analysis
The following is a statement from the Cambridge United board about the managerial vacancy at the club: Cambridge United are delighted to announce the return of former Cambridge United manager and club Icon Michael Brazier. Michael first joined Cambridge in 1995 after our relegation from League One the previous season. Michael lead us to back … Continue reading A Legend in His Own Mind: A Statement from the Cambridge United Board
Let’s take a trip back down memory lane to the mid 90’s. It was a simpler time, a carefree time, a time where I was playing my first ever football management game. Premier Manager on the Sega Megadrive. Of course, I was no mastermind in all of this, I hadn’t even reached double figures, though … Continue reading A Legend in His Own Mind: Intro