The 4-2-3-1 – The Analysis

In the first part of the series we discussed the system we’d be using and I spoke about how I thought the roles would all link together and play. So now I need to explore and see if this is the case and see if I am suffering any of the issues I mentioned in the opening article. For this part I’m just going to dive straight into a bit of tactical analysis to see if my ideas are working or not. Continue reading The 4-2-3-1 – The Analysis

Consectatio Excellentiae – Meet the Gaffer

Last night I received a phone call from the SAFC club secretary who invited me down to  interview, the complete unknown but new Sunderland manager Andy Bell. Already I can tell he’s going to be different. His desk is pretty sparse except for a phone, keyboard, Big Sams printer and an iPod on pause. I got up to have a sneaky look at what the new managers taste in music was, but was interrupted as the door opened and in walked the new Sunderland manager, unusual as he wasn’t clad in the clubs training gear I thought to myself. Instead he is stood in boots, jeans and a Guns’n’Roses t-shirt Andy Bell is not your typical English manager….

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Forged In Steel – The Deep-Lying Forward

Understanding the player roles of on Football Manager can be hard to do especially as the descriptions aren’t always the best and can often ignore important factors about what they do or don’t do. So to give you a better idea of the roles and how they function, I’ve decided to write about them. I will be doing this for every role I use in the 3-5-2 that I posted about earlier in the series. People should then get a sense of what to expect from a specific role and allow you to understand the basics of the roles. Which will in turn help you out when deciding which role best suits your needs for the tactic you are creating or the style you are trying to implement. This should make creating tactics a less daunting proposition. Continue reading Forged In Steel – The Deep-Lying Forward

Consectatio Excellentiae – The Squad

I know the games release is tomorrow so this might be early as I haven’t started the save yet and I’ve only been looking and testing tactics on the beta as there’s a few things I want to do so I figured now is a good a time as any to show my squad based on the beta. There won’t be much of a change up of stats I wouldn’t have thought so I feel confident this will actually be it.

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Forged in Steel – Tactics and Recruitment

In this article I will discuss my recruitment strategy and how it all links to the tactic I am currently using. Having a long-term plan and strategy makes it easier for me to squad build and gives me something to aim for. It’s basically what keeps me invested in the current save and adds longevity for me. So let’s dive straight into it. Continue reading Forged in Steel – Tactics and Recruitment

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