GRAFT. 'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard'TIM NOTKE With the season now underway, I've been putting my plan into action when it comes to training. FM21 was the first time I looked at doing my own training, inspired entirely by Fox in the Box FM's incredible training playlist. However, I only really … Continue reading 1.1 | IT STARTS ON THE TRAINING PITCH
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0.4 | TACTICAL SETUP
SYSTEMS. 'The evolution of tactical systems is also something that’s being worked on right now. Three at the back is a system that’s being talked about amongst the FA coaches a lot. German football is very professional like that, very good at looking at the finer points that can give you an advantage. You’ll always … Continue reading 0.4 | TACTICAL SETUP
0.3 | SQUAD ANALYSIS
TIME TO WORK. Now that the full release is here, I guess I better have a look at what I've got to work with. The media prediction for Volendam is third, but the bookies make us 8th favourites and the board want a mid-table finish. Since I'm new to the division and can't rely on … Continue reading 0.3 | SQUAD ANALYSIS
FC VOLENDAM: ROOKIE HIRED TO REPLACE WIM JONK
Wim Jonk has left his post at FC Volendam with the club citing 'a difference in future visions'. It's understood that he is the only casualty, and the coaching staff will remain in place under the new manager. Dan Heijsman is a former Dutch U21 international who retired through injury in 1998; after a long … Continue reading FC VOLENDAM: ROOKIE HIRED TO REPLACE WIM JONK
0.2 | ESTABLISHING A DNA
IDENTITY. Identity is talked about a lot in football, especially lately. Poor old Ole Gunnar Solskjær probably twitches when he hears the word, such is the heat he's getting about his lack of it. As I mentioned in 0.1 | De Herstart, one of the first things I'll set out to achieve at Volendam is … Continue reading 0.2 | ESTABLISHING A DNA
WHO AM I KIDDING?
SHIT. I haven't slept so well for the past few nights. Thoughts have been swirling around in my head, the last few days have been kind of surreal. I've agreed to take my first ever job in management, and I really don't feel ready. The fact that the club aren't ready to announce it yet … Continue reading WHO AM I KIDDING?
FOOTBALL MANAGER 2022 CUSTOM VIEWS – WIDESCREEN EDITION!
For the first time ever I'm releasing a pack of all of the views I use in Football Manager. I've been using a Widescreen monitor since 2019, originally because I thought the 3D Match Engine would look great on it, but then I realised how much more information I could put into each screen with … Continue reading FOOTBALL MANAGER 2022 CUSTOM VIEWS – WIDESCREEN EDITION!
0.1 | DE HERSTART
WELKOM. I've never been so ready, or so prepared(!) for a new edition of Football Manager. The 2022 iteration will soon be with us, and so I felt it's time to talk a bit about who I plan to manage and what my plans for the save are. I revealed the side I'd be managing … Continue reading 0.1 | DE HERSTART
WHERE WERE YOU WHEN…
'Where were you when Beckham scored from the half-way line?''Where were you when Germany beat Brazil 7-1?''Where were you when Zidane headbutted Materazzi?' Football fans ask the question a lot, where were you when...? Iconic moments, both good and bad, not only become important enough to live long in the memory, but have such a … Continue reading WHERE WERE YOU WHEN…
FOOTBALL MANAGER 2022 – WHO ARE WE EXCITED TO MANAGE?
Welcome back to On the Break! With Sports Interactive having dropped the first glimpses of Football Manager 2022, it's safe to say hype season is fully upon us! So I've been thinking forward to the new game, and who I'm excited to manage. That doesn't really make for much of an article though, so I've … Continue reading FOOTBALL MANAGER 2022 – WHO ARE WE EXCITED TO MANAGE?