Starting my managerial career in Iceland, and giving myself the task of climbing up the ladder by winning league titles, I liked the idea of charging through Scandinavia like some kind of reverse Scottish Viking warrior King. With Sweden ticked off the list, I had my sights set of making Denmark my next stop. Finland … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN #6 ALL AALBORG THE DANE TRAIN
With great power (money), comes great resposi… Wait, let’s not go down the old Spider-Man route. Yes, we guided Djurgården into the Champions League group stage, yes, we may have conceded 16 to Liverpool over the two games, but a 2-1 win over Lyon and €14 million in the pot was a nice little bonus … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN #5 SWEDE CHIN MUSIC
Pretty much through all my Football Manager career, despite some of the best and brightest brains suggesting you should play differently when you are playing away, or against big teams etc etc, I have always stuck to my guns. Find a formation that works, refine the system and then just let it run, good or … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN #4 DJUR LEAVING US?
With this being my first Journeyman save, I can’t say I was too clued up as to how people usually approached it. My thinking was to stay in Scandinavia, but climb up the ladder, using the league rankings as a base. Iceland was ranked 60th after winning the title with Valur, which meant only moving … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN #3: NOT SO SUPER-ETTAN
Being told you are long shot favourites to stay up puts the fear into you. Going into the 2022 season with Vestri it was all hands-on deck, the off-season scouting and trialing every player who would take our calls, trying to find a couple of gems good enough to keep us up. If you missed … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN #2: IN-VESTRI-ING IN YOUR FUTURE
“This is not the intro to a Journeyman series, no.This is just a tribute!” 2020 was weird… Forget the pandemic, we’ve all had to endure that and if you’ve made it on here, well done, you’ve fucking smashed it. Around March, on a complete whim, I bought Football Manager 2020. I genuinely have no idea … Continue reading JOURNEY TO THE JOURNEYMAN