Hello, everyone, we have passed another two seasons in the virtual world of Reading FC. If you remember it right we won our 10th Champions League trophy in a row at the end of the last update. That was at the end of the 2031/2032 season. It was a major success but we were very … Continue reading FM17 | Reading FC | part XXXVII | 2032-2034
Introduction Coming to Barcelona from AEK for the 2021/22 season would turn out to be a bit of an eye-opener for me. Having seldom managed in the higher echelons of world football, it was a shock when my first signing commanded a signing-on fee equal to the annual transfer budget Dimitris Melissanidis would have generally … Continue reading A Tactical Blueprint for the 3-5-2. Rebuilding Barcelona in the process.
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!
Give me one! Give me two! Give me three!...Give me ten! The 2031/2032 season is over and trust or not Reading FC won the Champions League for the tenth times in a row. Achievement? As FMSamo like to say "Ridiculous!" Despite I wrote in the previous posts I will cover more than one season to … Continue reading FM17 | Reading FC | part XXXVI | Ten times in a row
Hello everyone, another FMSlack Tactics Challenge is here. This time with Portuguese side Sport Lisboa e Benfica and 3-4-2-1 formation which was selected by Daniel Gear who is our boss in #fm17tacticschallenge Slack channel. If you are interested in previous two I participated in you find both there & there. The rules of the challenge were … Continue reading FM Slack Tactics Challenge | 3-4-2-1 with Benfica
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
Some time ago I wrote a post about things I do before every pre-season in Football Manager for thehighertempopress.com. One of them was Set Pieces and theirs review after the end of the season. I wrote about my successful Short Corner Kick Routine a couple of months ago on my blog and this routine is … Continue reading FM17 | False Short Corner Kick Routine
We've reached the end of the 2030/2031 season. That means another two season in the FM17 save with Reading FC were played and I would like to tell you what happened during these two seasons. There was a lot of it. Some information were shared in my FMSlack channel so some of you know there were … Continue reading FM17 | Reading FC | part XXXV | Rebuilding, Farewells, Trophies
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…
"From not needed to a key player." That was the first sentence of an article about Liam Kelly development in my FM17 save with Reading FC. Yes, this Irish midfielder or forward was on the transfer list at the start of the save but he became my key player for fifteen years. In June 2031 … Continue reading FM17 | Liam Kelly, The little magician