#FM17 – The Great Managerial Reset: Who goes where?

Chaos reigned on July 1st 2016. Each and every Premier League manager was summarily dismissed from his job. With Gareth Southgate also losing his position as England manager, twenty-one top level jobs were suddenly available to managers all over the world. Premier league clubs were not slow in appointing new managers, with nineteen of the…

#FM17 – The Great Managerial Reset: Introduction

In the summer of 2016, basking in the glory of what many called the greatest Premier League season, the men behind the Premier League decided to make a change that would spice up the future of the “world’s most competitive league”. Seeing Leicester claim the title against all the odds inspired the bosses to enact…

Football Manager 2017: Should I stay or should I go now?

Let me take you seven years into the future, to the summer of 2024. Newcastle United are busy preparing for the next season, having won the FA Cup and reached the Champions League final in 2023/24. In the season before that, they won the Premier League for the first time in 96 years. They did…

The Fixer: Bottom at Christmas pt. 1

  Having been thrust into the limelight at the Stadium of Light, our hero finds himself planning how to take down a disgraced former England manager. Merry Christmas, one and all.   Most people hope to spend their Christmas Day with their family, opening presents, sharing turkey and stuffing and watching the Queen give her…

The Fixer: Introduction

We all have a different way of playing Football Manager. Perhaps you follow the ways of Moneyball and statistics, maybe you spend hours and hours poring through youth academies looking for the next Cherno Samba or Mark Kerr, or perhaps you enjoy turning Barcelona into tough-tackling, hoofball merchants. However you play Football Manager, it is…

NEW YEAR, NEW SAVE:  Welcome to the Memorial

It’s time for a fresh save, to see if I can re-ignite my desire to play Football Manager. It’s been a hard slog with first West Ham and then struggling to settle at Roma, so I’ve decided to start again. This time, to the West Country!   We rock up at The Memorial Stadium, and…

Roma wasn’t built in a day…

As I announced in my previous post, I no longer hold the keys to the Olympic Stadium but rather will lead my side out at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. At the time of my appointment, Roma sat in 8th place with what seems to be an insanely talented squad. The likes of Daniele De…

Goodbye Olympic Stadium

It’s been a while since I updated you on my save. That’s mostly because I haven’t played anywhere near as much as I would have liked recently. My frustration with the game has largely stemmed from struggling to push on with West Ham in our second season. So…  I resigned. We were slowly slipping down…

WEST HAM – To the Olympic Stadium!

Last year was a middling first season for me and West Ham. A half-decent Europa League run and a solid run to the League Cup Semi-finals brightened something of a damp squib in the league. Therefore, this year is vital. With no Europe to worry about, hopefully we can push on domestically. But first, let’s…

WEST HAM – End of Season Review 2015/16

I originally wanted to update you on a two-monthly basis, as I had done for the first half of the season, but the second half of the season ran away with me, and I’ve now finished my first season with West Ham. How did we do? Well, as mentioned before, we got to the 1st…

WEST HAM SAVE – HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE (December/January)

So,you left me and my Olympic Stadium-bound men in 8th position in the league, through to the Capital One Cup Quarter Final and facing a crunch match against Ajax in the Europa League. And it’s in the cup competitions that we started December. The Canaries came to town for the League Cup, and we continued…