Season 7#2: European Football!

 

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absolutely delighted! this is as mental as it was unexpected: with 4 matches to go in the playoffs and still in a distant 5th, we pull off the run of our lives to surpass Craiova and cement a sensational achievement for a club tipped for relegation at the start of the season Continue reading “Season 7#2: European Football!”

Season 7#1: Tactical Transitions

September 2022

After 6 years of 3-5-2, I decide to change the system based on a few key issues:

1.we only have two defenders good enough for a starting spot – Andone and Ștefan, with the next best option being hugely inferior, thus, playing a back three would be problematic Continue reading “Season 7#1: Tactical Transitions”

Playing Style, Structure & a modern 4-1-4-1 (Very Fluid)

This is a guest article by Ö-zil to the Arsenal!, an SI forum member that has produced some excellent material on tactics and club strategy over the last year or so. His articles are top quality and I highly recommend taking a look at his previous stuff – Threads

Recent threads have focused on re-creating the tactical styles of some of my favourite teams in real-life and implementing them using the Tactics Creator in Football Manager. This time, I want to try something different. I am interested in developing my approach, taking inspiration from some of the tactical trends we are seeing in modern football. Continue reading “Playing Style, Structure & a modern 4-1-4-1 (Very Fluid)”

Season 6: slowly climbing the success ladder

after six years of fighting for either survival in the Liga I or promotion from Liga II and always in the grey zone of the underdog we finally make a step up this season to finish mid-table. An 8th placed finish in the final league table is a reason to be proud and optimistic for the years to come. Continue reading “Season 6: slowly climbing the success ladder”

Celtic: A Squad Building Exercise – Part I

This is a guest piece from SI community member Sean1967, marking the debut of this series on this site. I highly recommend his content as he has a very calculated and strategic management approach as well as a clear writing style, which make for an entertaining yet informative read. 

Continue reading “Celtic: A Squad Building Exercise – Part I”

Season 2#2: Laying foundations

March 2018 – Playoffs

a string of mixed results after the break concluded by a disappointing defeat at the hands of Botoșani hand us a 13th placed finish at the end of the regular division fixtures Continue reading “Season 2#2: Laying foundations”