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Arsenal Invincibles – Part Three

The first three seasons were always going to be about getting results and possible back to back promotions and then establishing ourselves as a Premiership side. The early years are all about laying the foundations for what I’m trying to achieve and while it might not look like much, over time you’ll see how important this time actually is. Not from just a player perspective either but throughout the whole club, this includes identifying players, buying players, developing players, getting the right kind of staff and so on. At times it can look like we aren’t making progress and not much seems to have changed but it has, as you’ll see once we end up with the desired style I am creating. Continue reading Arsenal Invincibles – Part Three

Arsenal Invincibles – Part Two

Recreating specific styles of play requires specific players to be able to pull of, what you’re creating. This means that over time you need to identify possible transfer targets so when you do have the resources to improve the squad, you make the correct player choice. For me this is one of the most important factors to being successful as I only buy players, who complement the style of play I’ve created or is currently creating. I’ve not really done a post like this before but it’s one people are always asking for. Hopefully what this article outlines is my approach on identifying specific potential transfer targets not only short-term but with long-term in mind. It’s not unusual for me to be looking at players I’ll be buying in three or four seasons time. Continue reading Arsenal Invincibles – Part Two

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

The 4-2-3-1 – Standard vs Attacking Mentality

In this article I carry on the 4-2-3-1 deep discussion. This time with a focus on the standard mentality and the attacking mentality settings. Hopefully it will highlight some of the differences between the two settings and explain a little bit about how they differ and the pros and cons of both methods. For the basis of this thread, I played the same team with two different mentality structures. I used attacking mentality and the standard mentality to highlight the differences. These are the only two I did as I didn’t have time to do more. However you’ll get the idea and the point I am making hopefully. So let’s just dive straight into it. Continue reading The 4-2-3-1 – Standard vs Attacking Mentality