A collection of all the posts that don’t really fit anywhere else!
Way, way back at the end of FM18’s life cycle I wrote a post called ‘What I learned playing FM18’. Looking back now, it was garbage! (It does still exist on the internet, but I won’t be linking it here 🙈 brownie points if you can find it!) It was a very mundane list of … Continue reading MY FM22 EXPERIENCE, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR FM23
I know what you’re thinking. Getting your starting team right is huge. You want to start as your favourite team, or maybe you have an FM team that you always start as? Well it’s time to forget all that and embrace the delights of the random. Full disclosure, I run a website – the9llamas – … Continue reading PICKING A STARTING TEAM? EMBRACE THE RANDOM
Gareth Southgate has now led England to a World Cup Semi-Final and a European Championship Final in successive tournaments, making himself and the legendary Sir Alf Ramsey the only men in history to lead England to the Semis or further at two major tournaments. Surely this makes him a national hero? Not quite. A lot … Continue reading APPLYING A PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO FOOTBALL MANAGER
NOTE: I wrote this piece for The Byline, the official Football Manager blog.Click HERE to read the published version, and a huge thanks to the guys at Football Manager for the opportunity! Game management is becoming more and more vital as the tactical side of football continues to develop. For every manager who develops a … Continue reading MATCH PLANS IN FM21 – THE ART OF GAME MANAGEMENT
We’ve all been there. Dominant for 90 minutes, creating chance after chance, but their goalkeeper is having the game of his life; it’s still goalless. Cue the inevitable counter-attack, and a crushing, soul-destroying 1-0 defeat. You’ve been “FM’d”, there’s no shame, it’s happened to all of us. Dig a little deeper though; do the FM … Continue reading xG AND THE MYTH OF BEING “FM’D”