FM17 | Reading FC | part XIX | Updated 4-3-1-2

In the middle of November 2016 I published the fifth part of my Reading save in FM17. It was about my 4-3-1-2 formation and the changes I made after I played the first months of the save with 4-3-3 formation. The 4-3-1-2 tactical set up was changed during the next seasons and I decided to write about it once again. 

Some of you wrote me in the recent weeks and months you want to read (but mainly download) the new and updated version of this formation. So there it is.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | part XVIII | Septuple!

Well, if you thought the eighth season was extremely succesful (and it surely was) I don’t know what you will think at the end of this part. The ninth season with Reading FC in Football Manager 2017 was even more successful as we won one more trophy than in previous season. 

It’s crazy, isn’t it? I think it is because I really did not hope for trophy galore like this.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | part XVII | How to stay interested in the save

Welcome everyone to the another part of my Football Manager 2017 save with Reading FC. As you may know I won the six trophies during the eighth season includin Premier League or Champions League. 

You can read all the previous parts of this save in this category on my blog so you can catch up with everything what happened so far.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | part XVI | Sextuple!

Welcome everybody! I finished the eighth season with Reading FC and you can read the usual summary on the lines bellow. This season was absolutely incredible as we won six trophies. Yes. SIX trophies. We lost only three competitive matches during this season, twice with Manchester United and once with Tottenham. 

As I wrote in previous parts my Reading first team squad still includes 12 players from the original squad from the start of the save. My favorite players like Liam Kelly, Jake Cooper or phenomenal striker Danny Loader who was in fantastic form this season.

During the pre-season time I declined job offers from Arsenal, Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan and also from France and Italy national teams.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | part XV | Massive staff boost

Same as players and club itself develop during the save you always have to be careful of what staff you have beside you. As I write in the last part I decided to stick with many players from the start of the save. They were the reason why I started it. And some of the coaches from the start of the save is also still with us. 

Despite we won the Premier League in the fifth season and we were in the Europa League Final in the same season and our finances was absolutely great we stagnated a little in staff area.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | part XIV | Stick with the team

Seven seasons with Reading in Football Manager 2017. From Championship bottom part of the table to the Champions League glory. This save went well so far and you can catch up with the whole story there if you want. 

I know it’s not the anniversary season like 10th or 20th but I decided to write about some players and the team itself because maybe some of you did not notice that I won the Champions League with 12 players from the original Reading squad.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | part XIII | Champions League glory

When I started this save I wanted to enjoy the game and wanted to play with young players like Liam Kelly, Dominic Samuel or Jake Cooper. If you read the first parts you know I did not want to win Premier League title in two years or something like that.

After saves in lower leagues in previous FM versions I just wanted to play with team I know very good and the plan was to write something about.

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#FM17 | Reading FC | Liam Kelly development

From not needed to key player. That’s the story of midfielder Liam Kelly in my FM17 save with Reading FC. This article will be something similar like the previous one about Danny Loader but there will be not too many goals in the fifth season like Loader scored. 

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#FM17 | Reading FC | Danny Loader development

One of the reason why I started a save with Reading FC in FM17 was to play with young players who are in the club at the start of the game. Jordan Obita, Dominic Samuel, Liam Kelly, Jake Cooper or Danny Loader.

And the last one made very good progress during the first five years with this save as he became the best Premier League goalscorer of the last season I played so far. Continue reading