With uni starting again and FM22 on the horizon, I’ve given myself just one season to win the Champions League and complete the save. Probably silly and realistically it’s going to be another failed journeyman for me this year, but nevertheless I’ve got to give it ago. This could be a very short finale should … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE TWO) – SAVE FINALE
Club 3 – Lazio With Lazio finishing 5th and being in the Europa League as we take over, I wanted to try and get through this season as fast as possible in the hopes of a top 4 finish to secure Champions League football. So this edition, is going to be a full season overview … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – LAZIO FIRST SEASON
In a summer where I planned on moving to a top 5 division, there was one team that was available before the end of the season I had my eye on as soon as it became available. That team was Lazio. A huge team in Italy and a club ready made to make a charge … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE TWO) – HUGE NEW JOB!
Club two – Lechia So here’s the state of play for this end of season run in. With 14 games left to play, we sit top with a comfortable 12 point lead! With just 1 loss all season it’s been a quite remarkable opening 20 games for the Lechia boys, Schettine has 11 goals in … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE TWO) – LEAGUE TITLE?
Club 2 – Lechia League With deadline day approaching, I had planned on saving our transfer budget for the February window, until I came across 18-year-old forward Dragan Stoisavljevic, wanted by Newcastle and Leeds before we made our move, I acted quickly and secured him for £1.2 million, at 6 foot 2 and with excellent … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – EURO CUP TWO GROUP AND MID-SEASON REVIEW
Club 2 – Lechia Gdansk Transfers We were given a big chunk of change to spend over the summer. iven a big chunk of change to spend over the summer. £4.5 million to spend and a good increase to the wage, I went straight to work and signed Legia’s 20-year-old goalkeeper Cezary Miszta. The young … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE TWO) – PRE-SEASON AND THE EURO CUP 2
Club 2 – Lechia After victory in our opening game in charge of Lechia, it was time to look to the final 14 games and push towards those top 4 positions. We kicked things off with a comfortable 3-1 victory against bottom of the league Górnik Łęczna, Schettine with a brace and Bozok from the … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – END OF SEASON RUN IN
Club 2 – Lechia With the whole of January off it gave me an excellent chance to test the system and give a chance for players to stake their claims. It was clear looking through the stats that last year’s champions had lost their goal scoring touch. Just 13th in the league for goals scored … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – NEW CLUB LECHIA LEAGUE START
With FM22’s release date announced, it was clear that I needed to speed up the Journeyman save, with roughly 7 weeks until BETA, we’re against the clock. So with that in mind, I started looking around to see if there was anything of interest. There were quite a few Belgian clubs, Westerlo took a particular … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE TWO) – NEW CLUB?!
So, after not even expecting to be here this year, we begin our campaign in the top-flight of Israel with our hastily put together squad against strong opposition. A quick look at the season preview shows Beitar Jerusalem are 3rd favourites for the league, while we sit firmly at the bottom of the pile at … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – ISRAELI PREMIER DIVISION STARTS!
Having made the decision to stay at Fahm it was time to look at improving things. After receiving a million pounds for promotion, we had around 750 thousand in the bank, I asked for new training facilities as ours were below average, this completely wiped our balance out, which I didn’t expect. However, it does … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – SEASON 2, TRANSFERS AND THE TOTO CUP
Hapoel Umm el-Fahm Before discussing the summer, I want to look at our season with Hapoel Umm el-Fahm – predicted 12th before the season started, we made just a couple of signings over the course of the year, finishing second and gaining promotion was a brilliant season. Although it felt less joyful than it perhaps … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – SECOND SEASON JOB SEARCH
Towards the end of February we completed our first coaching course, we instantly asked for another as finances at Fahm are healthier than that of another club we could be at right now. Thankfully they accepted! Initially I debated looking at other jobs when this one was complete, but our rep going from 5% to … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – END OF SEASON ONE
With the last instalment a longer edition, I’m going to leave the schedule and league table below and then just discuss any talking points and summarise what’s happened over the course of the next section of games. We hit 20 league games and things have been good in the league so far. We’ve continued our … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – MID-SEASON REVIEW
After our cup disappointment, we looked to correct things in our opening league game against Hapoel Acre. Match 1: Hapoel Acre – We did just that! The complete opposite to that cup game, dominated on the ball, created lots and conceded little. 2-0 victors on the day, central midfielder Itay Tako opened the scoring in … Continue reading JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – THE LEAGUE BEGINS
Disaster struck one day into our tenure at Fahm, the board rejected my request for a coaching course! They also rejected requests to improve the training facilities and to improve the youth facilities. While the facilities one is what it is, the coaching course is a real problem early on. You need to get them … Continue reading EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – PRE-SEASON, TRANSFERS AND THE TOTO CUP
Did you guess right? We of course picked Hapoel Umm el-Fahm, who will from here on be known as Fahm (there are 10 out of 16 teams in the division with Hapoel hence we didn’t go with that). Not only did they have a vastly bigger wage budget, but they also had some more stable … Continue reading EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – FIRST CLUB!
For those who follow me over at Twitch, you’ll know my love for the journeyman, one of my first saves on stream in FM20 and my first major save on FM21. It’s always a rollercoaster and managing in obscure nations in even obscurer leagues, with weird rules and league systems, whilst hoping wherever you end … Continue reading EUROPEAN JOURNEYMAN (TAKE 2) – THE BEGINNING
THE LEAGUE – DUTCH TWEEDE DIVISIE Just like last year, the league is as confusing. 4 periods instead of 3 with the winner at each stage guaranteeing a play-off spot. Originally predicted rock bottom in the preview was cause for concern, however after transfers were made, we sit in a relatively good spot for a … Continue reading HV & CV QUICK SEASON TWO: TRANSFERS, LEAGUE AND MORE
It’s funny how Football Manager affects the brain sometimes. After missing out on a guaranteed play-off spot in the last episode, I was more confident than ever that we could and should go on to win the league. With 12 games to finish our first season with Quick, here’s how it all played out. THE … Continue reading END OF SEASON 1 WITH HV & CV QUICK!
Okay it’s a bit further than the middle of the season, but that wouldn’t work with the title would it. We’ve actually played 22 out of 34 games. After having a look at the structure of the league, it’s not like any other I’ve personally managed in before. So, before the review and the look … Continue reading HV & CV QUICK MID-SEASON UPDATE
THE LEAGUE START The opening fixtures on Football Manager should often be taken with a pinch of salt. You’re usually looking at around 10 games in all competitions before your style is fully implemented and effective and as you can see from the results so far, it’s been a mixed bag. Now I don’t want … Continue reading OPENING 10 GAMES, TRANSFERS AND THE SYSTEM!
A WELCOME TO HV & CV QUICK FC Although my posts here at onthebreak.net have been real world football based. I wanted to try something different that I can hopefully be a bit more consistent with and give me something to focus on away from my stream save. Welcome to the Netherlands 4th tier. OVERVIEW … Continue reading WELCOME TO HV & CV QUICK
It seems an age ago since Serie A was considered one of the best leagues in the world. Once one of the fiercest competitions – with AC and Inter Milan battling out some of the best derbies ever seen, world class players a plenty throughout the league and constant powerhouses in Europe – more recently … Continue reading ARE ITALY’S SLEEPING GIANTS FINALLY AWAKE?
The Special One. The master of the mind-game. One of football’s biggest villains. When Jose Mourinho was appointed as Tottenham Hotspur boss, it felt immediately as though it was now or never for both Tottenham and Mourinho. Spurs desperate for a trophy after being the nearly-men under Pochettino, and Jose labelled a has-been and dinosaur … Continue reading TOTTENHAM’S DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
No fans, the most congested fixture list ever and one of the closest title races seen in recent years. As the season has reached just over the halfway mark (ignoring Aston Villa with their postponements and games in hand) this article is going to look at the season so far. Which teams are in contention, … Continue reading PREMIER LEAGUE 20/21 – A SEASON LIKE NO OTHER