Category Archives: Player development

Santástico – Ep 5: Lessons learned

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…

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Team Management Through Spreadsheets (2) – The 4 WHOs

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.

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Team management Through Spreadsheets (1)

Do you use a notebook (or even sheets of paper) to plan your team or tactics for Football Manager?  I used to do that myself (and it was really useful as you will see) but now I mostly use the game and spreadsheets.  This is why and how… Continue reading Team management Through Spreadsheets (1)