Plan A, B, C And Everything After

A few months back I was reading an article titled ‘No Plan B’ and it was a great read, written by Peter Prickett who I interviewed on this blog recently. In the No Plan B article, Peter raises some good questions and gives examples of managers who are deemed to be classed as having no plan b and shows how they actually do have them. It’s just that we don’t always notice the changes as sometimes they are subtle little changes and other times, it might be a total change of shape which then is more noticeable. To give you a better idea of what I’m talking about, here is a link to his article that I’m talking about; Continue reading Plan A, B, C And Everything After

A Change of Direction – The 3-4-2-1

I originally wrote this for Football Manager 2017 last year but I never posted it. However I think it’s a good idea to post it now because at the end of my current season, I will be creating a new tactic as I’m a bit bored of the deep 4-2-3-1 now. The tactic I’ll be using is the one discussed below so I think it’s an ideal time to post this now as it covers some of the basic issues I had at the start of the last year. Things should be the same now I imagine, nothing’s changed much. Continue reading A Change of Direction – The 3-4-2-1

Consectatio Excellentiae – End of Season Two

After the Surprising league win last season the arrival of the tycoon and the ditching of Rodwell, we’re back to cover what happened in season two in the red and white part of the north-east! we started the summer knowing a return to premier league football would be difficult but add to that the added pressure from the tycoon that he demanded a top half finish I knew some reshaping of the squad would be needed.
 

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The Football’s Kingdom – Player Preferred Moves (PPM’s)

Player’s preferred moves or PPM’s for short are a big part of Football Manager and have been for many years. Yet it’s an area I feel people neglect or don’t quite understand what a player’s preferred move is and how they work. Hopefully this post will explain a little bit about how I utilise PPM’s and decide what I need and more importantly is the player capable of doing what I’ve learnt him. This article is about what I look for and others might do it differently, so I’m not saying this way is a must or better, it’s simply just explaining how I utilise them. Continue reading The Football’s Kingdom – Player Preferred Moves (PPM’s)