Let me set the scene. Over the years on FM Jose Mourinho and I have had a very special relationship, that is to say, I absolutely hate his guts and often wish him a slow, painful death after losing to his Man Utd sides for the umpteenth time. I’d like to think we had nurtured … Continue reading Arsenal 2020/21 – The Build Up
AS Saint-Étienne 2020/21 Mid-Season Review Conquerors of France… Sounds good..!! Sounds fucking great..!! Let’s make no mistake. Outdoing both PSG and Monaco, en route to clinching the Ligue 1 title is nothing short of sensational. We’ve steadily been cultivating and preparing ourselves for the battle with said French giants - building a young, hungry squad … Continue reading Allez les Verts! acte VIII
After the news that Dr. Xia was taking his club to a new home, Larry had seen his transfer budget chopped from £38 million to just over £10 million. It wasn't the best news Larry had heard as they embarked on their first season in the top flight but with some deals already signed, he … Continue reading Season 6 – The Premier League!
European Championship 2028. The major tournament hosted by Scotland & Wales. But why I wrote about it as I'm the manager of BFC Siófok? Because after some months with Hungary U19s squad I received a job offer to become manager of Hungary senior national team. And I accepted it. The job offer came to my … Continue reading FM18 | Planning for major tournament | “…the Germans always win”
January began in the worst possible fashion. A New Years day 1-0 defeat away to Charlton Athletic where Fredericks side looked for want of a better word, hungover. Bristol City arrived at Villa Park four days later and the home side reacted to Fredericks outburst to get back to winning ways. In doing so, however, … Continue reading Season 5.2 – The Culmination
AS Saint-Étienne 2019/20 We pick things up following our imposing start to the 2019/20 title assault - which would see us approach the festive period undefeated. Points dropped in careless away draws against Stade de Reims and Angers being the only stumbling block. 14 December 2019 The mixed form we’d encounter heading towards the new … Continue reading Allez les Verts! acte VII
Larry shut his laptop down. That must have been the 16th time he had watched the run in from the previous campaign, it still haunted him. He had spent the summer looking long and hard at himself as well as the job at hand. Larry and Terry Butcher had talked often and in great detail … Continue reading Season 5.1 – One last shot!
It had been six months since Larry had walked through the doors at Villa Park. In that time he had completely restructured the club, completed an overhaul of the coaching staff, secured a new foreign affiliate club and reduced the squad size to raise £24 million in cash, in doing that they also saved over … Continue reading Season 4 – Villa ran by a Villain
December 2026. The half-way point of the 10th season of my save with BFC Siófok in Hungary. If you read the previous part you probably remember how the club changed massively during the save so far. I also mentioned at the end of the previous post I became a manager of Hungarian U19s national team. … Continue reading FM18 | A step into international management
It was late, and the ground was in almost complete darkness. The only light radiated from the sun lamps repairing the pitch in the far goalmouth. Alone on the back row of the Holt End, Villa Park, sat Larry Fredericks. He thought of all the great players that had come through these doors. The games … Continue reading Resurrecting A Villain.