One thing which Covid-19 seems to have affected is the amount of good FM-related content we are still seeing in the beginning of July. This is definitely good, but does not make it easy for me to choose just 7 of the best articles to show you here. But, ladies and gentlemen, the job has been done, so let´s get on with the 3rd edition of ScoreMore´s POM.Continue reading ScoreMore´s POM (3)
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.Continue reading New Brooms Sweep Clean | TFC Flying High Chp. 5 |FM20
Toulouse: Anthony´s Diary
11th June, 2019
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??!!Continue reading Is ScoreMore Out Of His Depth?
Part 1 – Getting to know the team
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.)Continue reading What Makes You Tick?
I see many people asking for the best strategies to “win” at Football Manager. The beauty of the game is that there are many different ways to play the game and everyone is free to choose the way s/he likes best. One such strategy is finding hot young players and mould them into world-beaters to take your club to glory (or into super-sales to give your club unimagined riches). Here´s how you can make sure to find some of the best very early on.Continue reading
So many Football Manager spreadsheets, but what if there was one to rule them all? Here is mine (you can even download it). It is not the only one I use, but in this article, I will explain how it works and why it can rule them all.
There are 5 pillars on which this giant will rise to stand powerful again. We did an overview of these 5 pillars in my previous post on How To Revive a Giant. Today´s article which will see us go from January till the end of the season will be organised around these 5 pillars (Finances, Facilities, Backroom Staff, Players and Tactical Philosophy) to show how the situation in each has progressed in this first season on the job.
My previous posts saw us at the end of the first day on the job where I made a brief squad and finances evaluation but quite some work on improving the backroom staff quality. Today will see us start the update with the transfer market, but first, my goals for this job. Also, due to the fact that my blog updates are quite a bit behind my actual save I decided to cover quite some ground here. Continue reading S1.3 – How to Revive a Fallen Giant