Road to the UEFA Europa League Final 2020 Football Manager 2017 Foreword Two successful domestic seasons have passed following the move from TSG Hoffenheim to my boyhood club – Glasgow Rangers. My initial remit was to stabilize the club, build a strong group of Scottish nationals, with the view to developing and nurturing … Continue reading Rangers: Road to the UEFA Europa League Final 2020
Introduction When it comes to a game of the magnitude of a Champions League final, arguably the biggest fixture outside of the World Cup final, I tend to put a bit more effort into my preparations. Rather than wholly rely on my scout reports, I will also watch a couple of my oppositions recent matches. … Continue reading How I prepare for a Champions League final
After 4 fantastic seasons in Denmark, this journey came to an end with a slight distaste in the mouth. I have taken an amateur club that played in front of 25 people (and a dog), made them a steady mid-table Superliga side and built a competitive squad with good young players. They now instead of … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where it’s game over!
It's been a fabulous first season in the Superliga but the last 10 games were drawn out into a disappointing end. A very quick recap of the remaining 3 months in Denmark. On the results front my school report would say 'Tries very hard but more needed to reach the next step in his education'. … Continue reading Fredensborg – Season 4 drips to an end!
Transfers do not happen by mistake. For me, they are the effect of fastidious scouting, aided by a comprehensive collection of filters and shortlists. This is a guide to filters and shortlists in Football Manager 2017. In this piece, I will talk through a crucial set of in-game tools at my disposal to help with … Continue reading A Guide to Filters and Shortlists
It’s a simple coin toss. Sun, Sangria and a boat load of cash managing in one of the biggest leagues on the planet, or Snow, Carlsberg and smoked mackerel for supper 6 out of 7 nights of the week. Always been a pint man myself, that and the affection I now genuinely have for the … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where loyalty wins out…
FC Kobenhavn, our illustrious neighbours were as usual running away with the Superliga. The Danish giants dominate the league year after year so getting anything from our next game would take a monumental effort. On top of that my relationship with Kobenhavn manager Stalle Solbakken was less than amicable. Fredensborg 2-1 FC Kobenhavn There are … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where my flats possibly going up for sale!
Funny how things work out. In my first week at Frednesborg I made an impassioned plea to our local neighbours FC Kobenhavn, I asked them to help us out and become our parent club. A link with the biggest club in Danish football would have been a huge boost. A snobby Stale Solbakken told me … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where Superliga football aint so bad!
In a Rut - In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one. That's us, a winless run, a team desperate for goals with the inability to defend. How has it ended up being like this, we were so good early in the season and beat all-comers. First up is … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where football isn’t played anymore…
Another winter break has passed, the snow has cleared and sunlight is an actual thing again in Fredensborg. The weather hasn’t stopped us working incredibly hard to recruit new faces in our attempt to reach the Superliga. Recruitment Jonah Ayunga is a 21 year old Kenyan born striker. After spending a few weeks on trial … Continue reading Fredensborg – Where we need a bigger boat!