The first few months at a new club are always an interesting time for me, and it’s a period that I think a lot of people approach in their own ways. For me, I head into my first season in Paris with a dual priority: Firstly to organise the squad into a more manageable and […]
Everyone loves a wonderkid; the youngsters you can pull from almost any corner of the globe, and turn into a superstar with the right coaching and gametime. For me personally, they’re almost always the focus of any save, as I try to build a club around some of the best young talent in the world. […]
It’s that time of year again – FM20 is nearly upon us, and with the game edging closer to BETA, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at 5 of the most interesting clubs to take the reins of this time around. For each team I’ll look at […]
Clairefontaine, France. The beating heart of French football’s youth system, and the inspiration behind my latest Football Manager adventure. Famous graduates include Theirry Henry, Blaise Matuidi, and most recently, Kylian Mbappe himself.
Last time we spoke, Life at Crewe was good; I’d tweaked our tactic, and built a bit of a squad while trimming the wage budget, and we’d embarked on a bit of a winning streak. The remainder of the season was an outrageously mixed bag – filled with optimism, devastating injuries, and the most unexpected […]
The first half of the season has been and gone, and despite an initially ambitious tactic and thin squad, I feel that we’ve made some good progress so far. As we head into January and the transfer window, I want to pause and look back at the journey so far with Crewe, and think about […]
Name me a more iconic pairing than football fans, and adoring successful local players, i’ll wait. Truth is, we all adore watching the lads that grew up in and around our clubs going on to do big things – players like Steven Gerrard, Ian Wright, Dixie Dean, and Alan Shearer. In more recent years we’ve […]