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The Spanish Libero and the Invisible Wall

I’ve wrote about the Libero a couple of times in the past and it always generates a lot of discussion. However, I’ve never written about it as  in-depth as this article. Not only will I focus on how the Libero works, I will also be discussing what doesn’t and how the role could be changed to be better. There are a lot of issues with the Libero role on Football Manager but the role does work, it’s more that the role could work so much better. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t currently work, it just means we need to learn what the role actually does in Football Manager and what to expect from the exotic role. Continue reading The Spanish Libero and the Invisible Wall

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

Arsenal Invincibles – Part One

I get a lot of people asking me to update certain articles I’ve done in the past and for most parts, they actually don’t need updating. However one of the more popular things I wrote about was the Arsenal Invincibles, but this isn’t uploaded anywhere any longer until now. So I thought, how about I re-upload all the old stuff for you to digest and then add a new section to it, explaining how the new roles change how I approach the original set up I created. Continue reading Arsenal Invincibles – Part One

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