Hi all, I would just like to say a big thank you to you all who followed my Football Manager 2017 posts. It all started at the beginning of October 2016 when I published a post about teams to manage in FM17. I think some of them would be really good teams to play within … Continue reading A big thank you!
It was a pleasure, isn't it? If you read the previous part of my Football Manager 2017 save with Reading you know I decided to end this journey at the end of the 2039/2040 season. As we started in 2016, this save lasted for 24 virtual years. We started as an average Championship team and … Continue reading FM17 | 24 years with Reading FC
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
"Dear Danny Loader, It's been a long journey. Twenty-two years together. It was great and you were an incredible player to work with. It all started in June 2016 when I became a new manager of Reading FC. I promoted you immediately from the U18s to the First Team despite you were only 15 years … Continue reading FM17 | Reading FC | Dear Danny Loader…
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
Three years later. Three virtual seasons were played in the Football Manager 2017 save with Reading FC. Many new young our own players made it from youth to the first team and some of them are already our key players and they deserve some attention. If you're still interested in this save you can read … Continue reading FM17 | Reading FC | part XXXVIII | 2034-2037
If you played Football Manager 2015 or 2016 you probably know there were a lot of goals thanks to Near Post Corner Kick routine. It was very effective to put there your best header and also a player with good off the ball movement attribute and strength guy and he has done the rest. As I created … Continue reading FM17 | Near Post Corner Kick Routine
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!
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