STOP PRESS: this is before I did v2.0 which has fake players. You can get that new version from the link at the bottom of the page. So here we go chaps, enough messing about editing, let's see what it was like to manage with all the complete chaos of WW2. We start with, who … Continue reading WW2 database #2: the first 3 games.
1: "We are facing a national emergency," Harry Goslin told the crowd. We can get the ideas for saves and (in my case) database edits from funny places and we can often dither about in those first few days of a project wondering whether we have made the right choice or not. However, 70 hours … Continue reading A WW2 database in Football manager #1: a whole new (old) world
"Clifton, that often pissed-wet-through gateway to Swinton and Kearsley, an artery between Manchester and Bolton that has existed for almost a thousand years.."
1: A save of two halves You know that feeling when a semi-pro save is going really well? When you know for an absolute fact that when you turn pro it will be plain sailing only to find it almost bankrupts you in the first season and you finish lower than you have in 7 … Continue reading Lifting Wales #5: Version 2.0
So, after a little excursion into tactics in Lifting Wales #3: Analysing to stop losing it's been a while since the last update for the save proper. That said, let's crack on and let me show you how my concerted assault to lift Wales' Euro coefficient from the gutter is progressing. A 5 year ramble … Continue reading Lifting Wales #4: Stick or twist?
You know the feeling, you are smashing through results, finish second in the league and get further in Europe than ever then all of a sudden the AI finds you out and you start to crash like a 5 year old the morning after being locked in to Woolworths all night with the pick and … Continue reading Lifting Wales #3: analysing to stop losing
It's not often that I do a traditional save update season review type blog these days but after the following brief introduction to the finalities of how I am going to approach the whole save objective I feel compelled to do so. What a dramatic start to our first Welsh Premier season, read on and … Continue reading Lifting Wales #2: Up the Ancients
1: Intro Let’s be straight, football managers are most definitely not altruistic when it comes to sharing success with other managers. Instead they are tigers, stalking weakened prey ready to dive in for the final death-dealing bite (for this read Klopp in his 5 nil destruction of United yesterday, the 24th October 2021) or they … Continue reading Lifting Wales #1: a touching test
1: Why 1902? We get our FM inspiration from odd places sometimes and as I am sure you will know if you've been here before and followed my Newton Heath odyssey mine is normally rooted in footy history. However what I didn't expect was the way that this particular FM rabbit hole would become an … Continue reading Creating 1902 #1: a labour of historical love, part one
A detailed analysis about how I built my new 'Cyclone' tactic and it's strengths (and, as it turned out, weaknesses)