This is written by guest author Gegenklaus. Continue reading The Thomas Tuchel Approach – A Tactical Project Part One
Down the corridors of the Academy of light the feel about the place is improved gone is the depression of last season the new manager has improved the clubs fortunes off the pitch and with new owners looking like they are ready to splash the cash financially the club look to be on a good footing. I walked into the manager’s office to find Andy sat headphones on playing the air drums id like to assume its to something like Phil Collins but its more likely to be slayer or anthrax. At least he’s not clad in jeans and a t-shirt this time as he sits in the clubs track suit after over seeing a training session led by his assistant Peter Reid.
For those who have followed me for a while on social media, you’ll have seen me mention David Brooks pretty much constantly for the past two years or so. He’s a special talent and when you see him play you can see. Even in training, he looks head and shoulders above everyone else technically and always has done since he joined the club. That’s not meant as disrespect to the other players, by young David just has an aura about him and looks different gravy with how he uses the ball. He’s technically the best player I’ve ever seen at our academy and I think it comes across that he was developed at a higher level/standard before joining us. Continue reading Forged In Steel – Meet David Brooks
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
For the past few week’s I’ve been going back and forth as to where I should start on Football Manager. At first I was going to start in Brazil with my mandatory Santos save but I then decided that this year, I wanted to do something slightly different so decided against that idea. So it might come as a surprise to you that I decided to start with Sheffield United. Playing as the Blades isn’t exactly different but what I have in mind is different for what I normally do and how I play the game. Usually I start at a club and never move around, I stay at that club forever and if I fancy a new saved game, I normally just start a new game rather than move clubs. Continue reading Forged In Steel – The Intro
When I normally write an article it’s normally based on something from my own save game, I don’t really do request for articles as such. But for the last few years I’ve been asked quite regularly when I would be writing about the 4-2-3-1 and the answer as always been never. The reason for this was I don’t really use the formation, I find four defender formations boring. I’m more of a three at the back and then experiment with the players in front kind of guy. Using four defenders you don’t really have many options you can use, so that’s always been my preferred method of play.
This year though I thought I’d bite the bullet and write about the 4231 to give people a better insight into how I’d use it. The only downside is I’ll be writing about the 4-2-3-1 and explain why this is my preferred option throughout the article. So over the next few weeks I will hopefully have this series about the 4-2-3-1 finished :). But for now, here is the introduction to get familiar with what I’ll be doing and why