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Was it all a dream? (Rykers journey – chapter 7)

I had that dream, you know the one.

#8 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway where we will talk through a rather epic second half of Fredrik Solskjaer’s fifth season in charge at Tromsdalen UIL Fotball. First of all, apologies for the delay in updates – I was busy finishing My FM Journal which I’d love for you to check out. Secondly, we return with … Continue reading #8 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#23 – A NEW CHAPTER…

In the aftermath of a treble-winning season, Kazan partied for weeks to come. Paraded around as legends, the full team took the chance to soak in the atmosphere and their accomplishments. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a historic season. Daniil was enjoying the celebrations, but he couldn’t help but overthink the situation at hand. … Continue reading #23 – A NEW CHAPTER…

#7 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway where we’ve just entered the year 2025 or as we’re calling it at Tromsdalen: The year European football came to the municipality of Tromso! Unfortunately for you — the reader — you’ll see no European action from us in this update as we’re in February and the halfway point of the season is in … Continue reading #7 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#6 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway where we’ll be rounding up the action of the 2024 season. It’s Fredrik Solskjaer’s fourth year at the helm of Tromsdalen UIL and his first year managing in Norway’s top-flight. Sitting in 8th place at the midway point of the season — with Molde ending the title race for everyone already — but still … Continue reading #6 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#5 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway where we enter Fredrik Solskjaer’s fourth season as a football manager. Last season we clinched promotion as champions of the OBOS Ligaen — on the final day no less — to see Tromsdalen reach the Elite Serien for the first time in the club’s history. However, I left you on a cliff-hanger as once … Continue reading #5 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#4 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway. Last time out I left you at the midway stage of the 2023 season, our second season in the OBOS Ligaen and third season overall. We currently sit 2nd in the Norwegian second-tier — unbeaten too I may add — as we aim for promotion once again. Too many draws have been our downfall … Continue reading #4 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#3 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway as we enter our third season in charge of Tromsdalen. We overachieved last time out by finishing third in the OBOS Ligaen but a lacklustre performance in the playoffs ensured that we’d be spending another season in the second division. This year we set out again in our attempts to … Continue reading #3 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#2 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Welcome back to Navigating Norway! It’s a new season in a new league and boy is it exciting. We’re already only one promotion away from being in Norway’s top flight, not that I’m expecting us to make it two promotions on the bounce. That just isn’t going to happen. But we can use this season … Continue reading #2 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

#1 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

Picture this, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just been sacked as the manager of Manchester United. His credentials were always questioned, “he won in Norway and was sacked at Cardiff” they always said. After last night’s events at St. James’ Park, you may just begin to question whether it was Solskjaer or just the Red Devil’s … Continue reading #1 – NAVIGATING NORWAY

SEASON REVIEW 24/25

Welcome back to the sixth and final post in the series ‘Turkish Delight’ where I am managing Gençlerbirliği. If you missed the last post where I reviewed the 23/24 campaign then please click here to catch up. Before I start here is a reminder of the 10 challenges that I want to achieve throughout this save: Win … Continue reading SEASON REVIEW 24/25

1.2 | MID-SEASON ANALYSIS

HELLO DATA HUB. The winter break is here, and with half the season down, I think it’s time to properly delve into the Data Hub for the first time. After the initial buzz of seeing the Wide Centre-Back added to FM22, the Data Hub became the headline feature I was most looking forward to having … Continue reading 1.2 | MID-SEASON ANALYSIS

SEASON REVIEW 23/24

Welcome back to the fifth post in the series ‘Turkish Delight’ where I am managing Gençlerbirliği. If you missed the last post where I reviewed the 22/23 campaign then please click here to catch up. Before I start here is a reminder of the 10 challenges that I want to achieve throughout this save: Win … Continue reading SEASON REVIEW 23/24

SEASON REVIEW 22/23

Here we go again! This is the fourth post in my series ‘Turkish Delight’ where I am managing Gençlerbirliği. I’ve now moved over to onthebreak.net which is where I will be posting my content going forward. If you missed the last post where I reviewed the 21/22 campaign then please click here to catch up. Before … Continue reading SEASON REVIEW 22/23

SEASON REVIEW 21/22

Thank you for joining me once more for the third post of ‘Turkish Delight’, this time its a review of my first season in charge of Gençlerbirliği. If you missed the last post where I assessed the clubs facilities, finances and players then please click here to catch up. Before I start here is a reminder of … Continue reading SEASON REVIEW 21/22

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

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

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…