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The Diary of Nigel Martyn

This is the start of a new series written by guest writer @Footy Asian who did another series a few years back. Some of you might remember it as it was about Pierre van Hooijdonk and posted on the old blog. Either way be sure to give him a like or follow if you like what he’s written. Continue reading The Diary of Nigel Martyn

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

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