There are a good number of Football Manager-related blogs out there, which I mainly find through Twitter and WordPress Reader. If you know of other good sources, please let me know.
I always want to share with others that which I find enjoyable and/or helpful and this is how ScoreMore´s POM (Posts Of the Moment) was born. This will be a bi-monthly highlights reel of the best posts I read in the preceding days. They are informative, entertaining, or both. Without further ado, here are ScoreMore´s POM:
“Yves, I´m sure you´ve watched the water of the Garonne one time or another. Have you noticed how it rushes down at some places and seems to slow down at others? How it goes around some rocks and completely covers others? Do you notice the flexibility it employs to reach its goal? How it´s always moving towards it nevertheless?”
“Well, mon ami, that is how our Toulouse will play.” Yves was looking at me as if he had just seen me for the first time in his life.
I was just looking over my tactical plans (note: tactics link at the end) one last time before heading down for breakfast (we are currently in San José as part of our small pre-season tour), when I heard a knock on my door. They were two steady, but calm, knocks on the door so I was sure it was not Anthony. Who could it be so early in the morning? I closed my laptop before opening the door.
“Hi Yves, come in.” I was surprised, but tried not to show it.
Every good artist, every good creator, puts something of him/herself in whatever s/he is creating. When you are doing your best, whether you are writing, painting, dancing, etc., a part of your heart goes there. You are making yourself vulnerable if you are creating something of value.
What would you do if your club captain had very poor leadership? One of the worst at the club, in fact? And what if he was a winger and you do not like using wingers, or any wide forwards for that matter?
Not very difficult to answer that, right? Right??!!
It´s officially my first day on the job. I had planned out my vision for the team.I had watched hours upon hours of videos from Toulouse´s previous season to have a better idea of what I should find waiting for me. Nothing is like the first training sessions to get a better idea though. To get a better idea of the team and how the dynamics work, I followed Ancelotti´s example. In the beginning, the maestro stays in the background, doing nothing but observing. (You can learn more from him in his book Quiet Leadership, among others.)
I believe this blog post by Mikahelinho FM, part of a wider series where he is trying to develop the next Neymar (or Pele) is a great piece. He takes player development to another level, trying new things and explains how he arrived to particular conclusions or hypothesis. Enough from me. I´ll leave you read this piece.
I’ve now done three seasons of this Santástico series, where the aim is to turn a Brazilian boy into the new Neymar or Pélé. I feel that the posts have become a bit repetitive and I’m not making enough progress in the actual save, which is a bit frustrating. I think the two go hand in hand, since my lack of progress means that I just keep going through the new players signed and how the players progressed in training in each season review. Last season Kaio Jorge finally reached that 100 goals aim, making him eligible for a move to Europe. If/when I manage to sell him (and hopefully others in coming years), the episodes will become more dynamic with players to follow in Europe as well as my own.
The episodes themselves are not the biggest issue though. The biggest issue is the lack of progress in…
Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Matisse ScoreMore, the practically unknown manager who has unexpectedly been given the reins of Ligue 1 side Toulouse FC. In his first TV interview he only answered two questions before leaving. But, enough introduction, on to the “Q&A”.