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Career Étoile FC- My Philosophy

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CHOOSING THE CLUB

I chose Étoile FC as they were the smallest club in the French National Division 2. I like testing out my philosophy for FMM20 and seeing where it can be successful. Hopefully I can become successfully here.

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STADIUM AND FACILITIES

When I arrived at the club, the Facilities and Stadium were Poor. Through asking the Board Members, I was able to improve the Clubs 1st team and Youth team facilities. The Stadium remains small but we are in the bottom division.

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STAFF, FINANCES AND TRAINING

I delegate the Training Regime over to my Assistant Manager Dennis Bergkamp. Through improving the Facilities above, I was able to get more staff, although we could not improve all of them and luckily Dennis got his Silver Badge. Finances were kept green through selling older and unused players, along with a healthy transfer budget.

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SQUAD

When I came to the club, there was roughly 50% of the players who would not feature in my plans due to not fitting the tactic and being of low quality. I placed Under 21 players who were not good enough in the reserves to be loaned out. I bought in players who were 19-25 Yo and had good fitness,technical & passing stats.

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TACTICS

I used my Tiki Taka tactic for this save with Étoile FC. This worked very well and were very strong defensively. We ended as one of the lowest goalscorers in the league which can be improved. It does show that you build a foundation from the back.

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THE RESULT

The result of my Philosophy was very positive as Étoile FC ended up winning the league! The squad had the best defensive record in the league too. Hopefully, this is a good building back of this club to push on and maybe challenge PSG!

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STEPS FOR SUCCESS

I have posted the Positives of my squad below. This will allow me to see what has gone well and carry on doing it next time. These are:

  • Good Pace/Energy - Buy Players with good fitness stats
  • Good Passers- Buy CM who are good at passing the ball.
  • Great Depth - Have a squad of 22 players
  • Best Facilities- Ask to improve facilities every season.
  • Best Form/Defence- Tiki Taka Tactic is very successful

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MANAGERS STATS

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LEAGUE STATS

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UPDATE - YEAR 2024

Good Evening All,

Just a quick update on this career. In 2024, I managed to get Etoile FC promoted to Ligue 2. The season was really strong with the club again having the best defence in the division. The seasons in-between were difficult as I would develop really strong squads just to watch players leave the club a few months later due to their release clause! 

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The Last few seasons have improved my personal performance. I now have a 51% win rate along with outstanding attributes by my name. However, the success of the club has happened slower than I would of liked and we could definitely do with more goals scored.

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In terms of what lead to this success, the following apparently:

  • Young Players= Buying 19-25 Year Old Players
  • Good Paced Players= Inside Forwards have excellent pace( Normally look for IF with pace 15+).
  • Good Passing players= Centre Midfielders have excellent passing(Normally look for CM with passing 15+)
  • Great Depth = 22 Man Squad, 2x players for each position.
  • Best Facilities = Ask board to improve these annually.
  • Best Form/Defence/Discipline = indicates my Tiki Taka Tactic works perfectly and leads to success.

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League Stats

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UPDATE-YEAR 2027

In 2027, I managed to get Etoile FC Promoted from Ligue 2. This was a really surprising achievements as the 2x years before promotion we came very close to Relegation! The only change I made was to focus buying all players in the transfer market and not just younger players. Finally, a Fans Spokesperson said I was the best manager they have had which is great! 

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Below I have shown my personal stats so far with Etoile FC with a win rate of 45%. My attributes are outstanding with excellent transfers, the majority of them being younger players. The board are delighted with my performance as manager.

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As always, I like to explore the reasons for my teams success so I can replicate this in following seasons to bring more success. These are the things to do:

  • Morale= Keep Contracts updated
  • Youngest Squads= Focus on Fit players for key positions such as WBK,DM,IF and T which tend to be younger players. Older players may be better technically for positions like GK,CB and CM.
  • Strong/Pacey Players= Focus on Fitness for players for key positions such as WBK,DM,IF and T - Stamina & Pace.
  • Best Backrooms= Focus on improving Facilities,Stadium and Staff every season.
  • Great Depth=Aim to have 22 man Squad or 2x Players for each position.
  • Wage Bill=Aim to keep budgets in the Green!!
  • Form/Defensive/Discipline= Tiki Taka Tactic is successful and brings success through a solid defence,discipline and form.

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Things to avoid:-

  • Lack of Workrate
  • Lack of transfer Budget
  • Lack of professionalism
  • Lack of leadership
  • Fears playing big matches
  • Lack of technique & to spot passes

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In addition to the Squad Reports below, I have shown below the Best XI for this successful season along with the players attributes for those interested.

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League Stats

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UPDATE-YEAR 2034

After much testing,playing and adapting my Philosophy, In the year 2034, Etoile FC finally won the French Ligue 1!!🥳🥳🥳 We won by one point in the end but we still won and a great curtain close to a competitive,fun and sometimes frustrating save. I have nailed down my Philosophy and brought much success to the smallest team in France on FMM20! 🏆🏆🏆

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Below I have shown my personal career stats from this career. I hold a win rate of 46% with outstanding attributes and 4x League wins to my name. As you can see below, The board are absolutely delighted with my management.

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As always, I like to view the Team Report to decipher what things to continue doing and what things do not affect success. The positives of this campaign were:-

Natural Leaders=

Good Morale=

  • Strong/Energetic players= Aim to Focus on Fitness as Pace,Stamina and Strength bring success!
  • Right Decisions=Aim to go for players who make right decisions.
  • Great Depth= Always aim for 22 man squad - 2x players in each position.
  • Operate below Wage budget = Aim to keep the wage budget in the green.
  • Best Youth/1st Team Facilities & Backroom team= Always update these annually to build up to be the best club!
  • Best Defensive/Disciplinary Records= Tiki Taka Tactic brings success through strong defence and excellent Discipline rate.

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In contrast, Things which do not affect success in my Philosophy were:

  • Lack of Determination
  • Disloyal group of players
  • Lack of Workrate
  • Fear of big matches
  • Volatile/Aggressive Players= Aggressive Players do not dictate success.
  • Oldest Teams = Age does not matter to success.
  • Low passing ability = Poor Passing stats do not affect success.
  • Lack of technique= Poor technique does not affect success
  • Lack of creativity = Poor Creativity/Decisions does not affect success.
  • Weak in defensive areas
  • Lacking depth
  • Lack of transfer budgets

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Below I have added the Suggested XI along with Squad Depth and Club Stats.

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LEAGUE STATS

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