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SSolas

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  1. Good Evening All To start off with, why this tactic? Quite simply, the football Barcelona and Spain played with this philosophy were the most beautiful i have ever seen & are the reason i want to play football manager please see last years post below: This Tactic is still succeeding and winning.
  2. Good Evening All, Choosing the team I have chose this Chinese First league team more out of luck than choice, with me starting this chinese career unemployed. The club was only founded in 2013 & relegated in 2018. I was curious of the chinese league and wanted to test my management skills further in it. Stadium and facilities As seen above, Dalian now have below average training and youth facilities, with these being Basic prior to my appoinrment. There stadium is beautiful and seats over 30000 fans. As you can see, mixed thoughts about the clubs set up, the facilities are worrying and pose a real threat to our season success. Holiday and assistant manager As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: Staff, Finance and training I arrived at the club with the staff being at the basic standard, The coaches & Staff were immediatly changed to being silver graded. I came into the club with Β£83m, Which is amazing, although due to the very poor quality of the squad, I spent over this amount improving the squad. The training was delegated to my Assistant Manager as per normal. Tactic As per usual, I used my Tiki Taka tactic with Dalian FC. Due to the high quality of incomming players and lack of quality from other teams, the tactic worked extremely well.Rounded up, We roughly scored 2 goals per match and only let in 1 goal from the opposition- We scored the most goals in the league whilst letting in the least. Squad The quality of the 'on loan' players filling up the squad when I arrived was awful, So I decided to release every single original player, which meant starting from scratch. As seen below, these are the players brought in with some 'filler' options but quite a few of very high quality for this league. The squad was now equiped to challenge for promotion but would take time and training to fully gel. The result My Season with Dalian Transcendance FC was very successful, Winning promotion to the Chinese Super League, Comming top of League one & getting to the final of the CFA Cup! We won the league by 6 points(2 matches) in what was a very challenging year, spending the majority of it in 2nd place. We had a 10 consecutive game run, a 6 game winning streak and 23 goals scored by the very good striker Melunovic. FM 2019 Mobile_2019-09-15-23-22-19_1_1.mp4 Manager Stats League stats
  3. Good Evening All, For a new challenge, I decided to manage the Italian National Side. There is a programme called "Who do you think you are?" ,which has got me researching my Family tree with my oldest decendant growing up in Turin, Italy. The personal connection added to the National Sides mixed recent past made this seem like a great challenge. I used my newly created "international Tactic" seen below. The lads took to this system extremely well with little to no set backs. This is a stable system which really appears to succeed in international football. The results have been amazing with Italy being runners up in the European cup of Nations(missing out to England on Penalties) & winning EURO 2020. The results have been nothing short of amazing and the success is very well deserved. It feels nice to know my tactic/Philosophy works & to do my 4th great grandad proud 😁. Go on Italy! Finally, my personal achievements through my time managing Italy .These are impressive with a runners up medal, a EURO CUP win & a 77% Win Rate( Pep guardiola is on 72%!). Again this shows my philosophy works & makes me happy that I can make my family proud.
  4. Good Evening All, I recieved a challenge on my previous post to create the Leicester City Title Winning tactic. Leicester City pulled off "one of the greatest sporting stories of all time" by winning the title, a 5000-1 bet before the 2015 season. This counter attacking tactic meant that Leicester were the best team in the league defensively but also a powerful force in attack. The images below show the set up of the 2015 Leicester City squad. The squad set-up was the following: GK=SCHMEICHEL FB=FUCHS FB=SIMPSON NCB=HUTH NCB=MORGAN DW=ALBRIGHTON BWN=KANTE AP=DRINKWATER IF=MAHREZ AP=OKAZAKI P=VARDY Below I have listed my results so far with it:
  5. Good morning @KG4, Full results with this tactic can be seen here:
  6. Good Evening, CHOOSING THE CAREER I visited rotterdam in 2017 and toured Feyenoord Stadium. This was the year that Feyenoord FC won the title and the city was absolutly buzzing with excitement and happiness. Feyenoord FC were unable to retain the title & have not won it since, something I would love to do! STADIUM AND FACILITIES Feyenoord FC are a big club with a great set up. They have Excellent youth & training facilities and a large stadium that seats over 51000 fans. This is a perfect set up to build this squad up to be champions again. HOLIDAY AND ASSISTANT MANAGER As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: STAFF,FINANCE AND TRAINING I amended the Feyenoord FC staff structure, improving it, by ensuring only the highest qualified sat on our team. The finances as always were a priority and kept green at all times, Sales and a good previous season ensured we had funds. Training was delegated to my assistant manager. TACTIC I used my Tiki Taka Tactic for Feyenoord FC to bring them back to being champions. The tactic worked remarkably well, especially defensively providing 20 clean sheets! This tactic provided good attacking and defensive moments and worked well with the squad available. SQUAD Feyenoord FC had a very large squad when I joined with a big youth side & aging talents. Most of the youth(not yet developed) were either sold or loaned out. 13x new players brought in, many of which were old, past their prime but ultimatly would provide us one last world class season and the gamble paid off. THE RESULTS The results of my season with Feyenoord were both successful & frustrating in equal measure. We DID win the eredivise again & lost 1 game all season😲! However, we should have also won the Dutch Cup & Dutch Super Cup. An older & aging squad, I am ultimatly proud they won the league and because of my high standards, wished they'd won more with their quality. MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  7. Season 2 Season two of managing Feyenoord FC was a huge success. We won the dutch treble of the Dutch Super Cup, Eredivisie & the Dutch Cup( With a world class strike from Bahebeck worthy of the trophy).The one set back came on penalties to Sevilla in the Champions League, we had a bad 1st leg and deserved to be higher in the end rankings. This being said, an incredible season for Feyenoord FC and definitely becoming a dominant force in Dutch Football playing my Tiki-Taka, Total Football style of football!!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³
  8. Version 1.0.1

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    Good Evening All To start off with, why this tactic? Quite simply, the football Barcelona and Spain played with this philosophy were the most beautiful i have ever seen & are the reason i want to play football manager please see last years post below: This Tactic is still succeeding and winning.
  9. Version 1.0.1

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    Good Evening All, I am and always have been a Manchester United fan. I used to write to club when I was younger, I buy there kits & play as them on all football games. One of the best moments as a fan was the 1998/1999 season, When we won the Treble of the Premier League, FA cup & the Champions league. Wikipedia sums up this year best explaining that The 1998–99 season was the most successful season in the history of Manchester United Football Club.During the campaign United lost only five times, including a one-off Charity Shield fixture, in the League Cup against eventual winners Tottenham Hotspur and their only home defeat, a league match against Middlesbrough in December 1998. A run of 33 games unbeaten in all competitions began on 26 December at home to Nottingham Forest. I have spent all this week researching & creating the tactic which helped create the most successful season in our history. The basis of the tactic was the 4-4-2 formation. It consisted of a solid back four, creative but hardworking midfielders topped off with a deadly forward line of Cole & Yorke. Let me discuss it further below: So, The way i assessed the Man Utd 99 team was: GK - PETER SCHMEICHEL FB - GARY NEVILLE FB - DENNIS IRWIN CB- JAAP STAM CB- RONNY JOHNSEN WM- DAVID BECKHAM BBM- ROY KEANE BBM- PAUL SCHOLES W-RYAN GIGGS CF-DWIGHT YORKE CF-ANDY COLE After watching multiple matches with the 99' squad, I came to following conclusion: Attacking-Man Utd were a talented & hard working team. They would run non-stop & constantly pass directly to keep in the final third. Wide- So many of the passes and attacks stem from the wings. Beckham and neville with their crosses and giggs with his running at defences. Tempo/Creativity balanced- with both of these, there was a clear pattern in the way we played. In possession we played the ball very fast & direct with creativity sky high whereas in defence, the defence & midfield worked as a unit to slow the opposition right down & hunt with discipline to win the ball back. In regards to defence I found the following: Defensive line/Closing down/Tackling/Offside Trap- Man Utd 99' played with a solid back four who held a high defensive line. We defended all of the pitch starting with Yorke/Cole, going through beckham/Giggs & then Keane & the back four, our defence was relentless. Committed tackling in-deed, reason for keane & scholes sometimes being off - if there was even a sniff of getting the ball, they would stick a challenge in. This all made complete sense as the higher you win the ball, the more likely you can score a goal. Time Wasting- NONE, Almost to the point of being stupid. The opposite of time wasting. Every player ran like it was there last match both in and out of possession. With the final part of the tactic I found: Final Third-In the final third, we did most of the things suggested in the game including early crosses,overlaps,long shots,run at defence etc. Passing Style-Our play was very direct which at times looked messy with the ball being hoofed all the time up front but when it worked, it was so dangerous & managed to create lots of chances. Passing focus-passing focus was generally mixed although tough one. Beckham & giggs got the majority of balls as they were the two most creative players for us. This being said, Cole & Yorke got lots of direct passes normally with one of them acting as Target man for the other. Goalkeeper distribution-In the matches I watched it was always the same with the goalkeeper kicks , always long. I watched at least 5+ examples of this and no short balls out. Blending with the direct mentality, schmeichel would normally boot it to beckham, giggs or further to Yorke or Cole.
  10. Good Evening All, CHOOSING THE CAREER I have chosen this career due to the current position of Bolton Wanderers FC.They have fallen from Premier League regulars to not winning a single game in League one so far in 2019. I wanted to manage the club and try and peice together their fall, as well as see if I could change there fortunes. STADIUM AND FACILITIES As you can see below, Bolton's Facilities are both "great" and "impressive". A lot of clubs would be envious of Bolton Wanderers facilities. The stadium also holds over 28000 which is a lot of support for a league one side. HOLIDAY & ASSISTANT MANAGER As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: STAFF,FINANCE AND TRAINING One of my first actions as Manager was improve the staff team, which was lacking bodies & quality(Mostly Basic qualified Staff). Then, finance was my num.1 priority knowing the situation of the club in real life and the board provided me roughly 3m in Transfers - I made sure we did not fall into the red.With Training, I delegate to my Assistant Manager like Sir Alex Ferguson used too.πŸ‘ TACTIC The tactic I used for Bolton was the famous Leicester City 2015 tactic. The tactic was inconsistent and sometimes leaky in defence. This being said, it was amazing when it worked with a fully fit squad & we went on prolonged runs without losing(16 matches) and scored many goals. SQUAD As you can see below, Bolton Wanderers had a very big squad as well as lacking quality all over the squad. I got rid of a lot of players either via free or loan but often for good money which helped secure the clubs finances (millions) , Something I would suggest they do in Real life. I did not buy many players but the ones I brought in had quality & were very experienced at this level. THE RESULTS As you can see, The season was very successful & we both won League One as well as got to the Checkatrade trophy final. Just from this save - I would put there current torrid history down to very poor management, too many players & bad recruitment. I desperatly hope we dont see this club slide down the leagues as we have seen to others! MANAGER STATS LEAGUE STATS
  11. Many thanks for all the replies recieved. First of, I know it is not an exact FMM recreation of the Bolton FC situation. The scenerio was just that I updated the clubs to be in the correct leagues & played with the team provided for Bolton FC. Secondly, I did really enjoy this challenge. I remember Bolton FC being a force in the Premier League & think its desperatly sad the situation Bolton and Bury find themselves in. I appreciate every view and comment though!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Kind regards, Stuart
  12. Evening All, I hope this finds you all well, To start off with, why this tactic? Quite simply, the football Barcelona and Spain played with this philosophy were the most beautiful i have ever seen & are the reason i want to play football manager
  13. Afternoon @Spiderwan, thank you for your kind words I would encourage you to do a save with your Hometown club. My own personal philosophy is: Afternoon @Mr Tree, I have downloaded an update which has teams in the right league. I accept what you say about championship calibre players performing better.Until 2020 FMM, this is the closest I can get to the real life scenerio. It still manages to provide a great insight into how the club performed last year and some of there pitfalls.
  14. Many thanks @Lord Danish, Very kind words. I have tested this tactic out more and appears it really needs a squad that fits the system and is not a one tactic fits all system. I have tried various adjustments but my tactic stays true to the REAL Leicester City 2015 system and works wonders with the right squad. Ta, Stuart
  15. Version 1.0.0

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    Good Evening All, I recieved a challenge on my previous post to create the Leicester City Title Winning tactic. Leicester City pulled off "one of the greatest sporting stories of all time" by winning the title, a 5000-1 bet before the 2015 season. This counter attacking tactic meant that Leicester were the best team in the league defensively but also a powerful force in attack. The images below show the set up of the 2015 Leicester City squad. The squad set-up was the following: GK=SCHMEICHEL FB=FUCHS FB=SIMPSON NCB=HUTH NCB=MORGAN DW=ALBRIGHTON BWN=KANTE AP=DRINKWATER IF=MAHREZ AP=OKAZAKI P=VARDY Below I have listed my results so far with it:
  16. Good Evening All, I have created my own version of the Manchester United 2008 tactic. The squad was world class and the season was successful, winning the double of the Premier League title and the Champions League. The tactic was at the forefront of our success and confused the opposition, creating many goals and chances aswell as being strong in defence. The images below show the set up of the 2008 Manchester United squad. The squad set-up was the following: GK-Van Der Sar FB-Evra FB-Brown CB-Vidic CB-Ferdinand BBM-Scholes DLP-Carrick W-Giggs IF-Ronaldo CF-Tevez CF-Rooney Disclaimer: This tactic is currently untested over the course of a season.
  17. Version 1.0.0

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    Goodο»Ώ Evening All, I have created my own version of the Manchester United 2008 tactic. The squad was world class and the season was successful, winning the double of the Premier League title and the Champions League. The tactic was at the forefront of our success and confused the opposition, creating many goals and chances aswell as being strong in defence. The images below show the set up of the 2008 Manchester United squad. The squad set-up was the following: GK-Van Der Sar FB-Evra FB-Brown CB-Vidic CB-Ferdinand BBM-Scholes DLP-Carrick W-Giggs IF-Ronaldo CF-Tevez CF-Rooney Disclaimer: This tactic is currently untested over the course of a season.
  18. Many Thanks Rob! Very kind words from you! Many thanks Sam, I acknowledge that Brazil FC proly is not the right term to use. I also take on board the video speed. Its tricky, I make it a tad quicker as I am unsure how many people would watch a 10-20min video. You can slow the speed on youtube but it is not the same. Thank you so much for your feedback though
  19. Good Afternoon All, I have been working on a challenge on FMM19 for quite a while now. I have tested many tactics and styles of play to get this challenge completed. It is, of course, winning the World Cup. The challenge was so difficult that I found myself being different nations, Belgium, Spain,France etc. I was actually the manager of Belgium a few seperate times and got close to cups with Semi Finals and Finals but could never cross the line. Finally I landed the Brazil FC manager job and was determined to win this time. So, How did we do it? 1.Tactic I wanted a tactic which would work for all teams. The tactic needed to follow a Tiki Taka style, have width and depth as well as being strong defensively and attackingly.I chose the 3-4-3. (Please see the set up below) 2.Tournament The tournament was actually very difficult - Croatia and Senegal may appear easy in the group stage but you still need to beat them.China, England & Holland followed but of course, the biggest match we played was against our fiercest enemy - Argentina. All of the knockout games were excruciatingly tough and it was a huge achievement just making the Final. 3.The Final The final was against a very good Portugal side of which we were very narrow favourites. This game was also very difficult and went to extra time. After a hard thought match, we finally won the match 4-2(Please watch the match below). fm_tactic4.tac
  20. Good Evening All, After a successful year at Stamford Bridge, it appears that Sarri is on his way back to Italy to manage Juventus. This being said, talk is rife about Frank Lampard making a return. Lampard is a legend at Chelsea FC and led me to think about what his season back may look like... I started a new career with Game Editor turned on. I then started unemployed and amended to Frank Lampard to the new manager of Chelsea FC. I then went on holiday for months to capture a screenshot of the AI's prediction of his spell in charge. Transfers As seen below, Frank bought 4x new players to Chelsea spending pover Β£150million. One of the key signings was Boateng who despite his age is a quality player and good addition. On the flip side, Cahill was sold off to Everton. Results The results for Frank Lampard in his first season were highly inconsistent. He started brightly and had excellent spells including being top of the premier league after 7 matches. Sadly, the inconsistency & poor end of the season cost them dearly finishing a meager 7th in the league. Club Stats So, Chelsea finished 7th in the Premier League. To emphasis Chelsea's form, they won 5 games in a row including 11 without defeat. However, they also went 7 matches without a win! Conclusion It has been a fun experiment to install Frank as manager of Chelsea FC and see what may happen. I guess like at Derby, Frank appears to show a lot of promise at Chelsea with good spells during the season and exciting transfers. This being said, the results indicate a lack of experience at a bigger club, the season finish was poor and sadly he ended the season with his job security being 'insecure'.
  21. Choosing the career I have decided to do a 30 year career with my club - Manchester United. This year, there was a real dip with Mourinho with negative comments,tactics and results. I want to bring back the positivity to Old Trafford and hopefully a lot of silverware. Stadium & Facilities The Stadium and Facilities for Manchester United are perfect. We have over a 75,600 seater stadium as well as the BEST youth & training facilities. My aim will be to help the youth players through whilst increasing our attendance to create even more of a fortress. Holiday & Assistant Manager As with my other saves, my process as manager involves setting out my holiday stance and delegation as seen below: Staff, Finances & Training All the staff members are Gold Badged & I amended the Assistant Manager to our Attacking Coach. We started with Β£159m and even after some big transfers, managed to keep this in the green. I delegate training sessions to my Assistant Manager Tony Whelan. Tactics I used my Tiki Taka tactic and it was very solid . The defence was solid with only 12 goals scored against us in the league. The attack was also very strong with 61 goals scored. Squad The original squad was brilliant and I believe would have met the brief of finishing in the top 4. This being said, I bought and sold a lot of players with the hope of taking this great club further. Among the casualties were Sanchez, Lingard and Fred who in my opinion were not as good as other players on the market. The results Good and bad - 1st year brought the premier league back to Old Trafford BUT with the squad we had, feel we could have won more. We were inconsistent in big matches such as the Caraboa Cup quarter final & more importantly, the Champions League Final against Tottenham. I think its important to keep perspective though and this was still a successful season which stamps Manchester United back as one of the best in the world. Manager Stats League Stats
  22. 30 SEASONS - THEATRE OF DREAMS The Club The club has improved under my management. The stadium has been vastly expanded,The staff are all trained to the highest standard and results have led to our reputation being 5 stars. All of these confirm that my approach to football management works and is successful. Here are just some of the stats from this 30 season successful period: Highest avg rating in season - D.Crespo 8.13 Most player of match awards per season- M.Salah 16 Youngest player - H.Tyson 17 Highest transfer fee paid - G.Deslandes £194 Biggest Win - 7-0 Club Brugge Most consecutive wins -19 Most games without defeat -40 As stated above, the results and success have been unparalleled and utterly World Class. Alex Ferguson won 13 Premier Leagues and left the game a legend, whereas we have won 24 Premier League titles - 15x consecutively. The Manchester United fans have seen an era of dominance both domestically & Globally of the likes that will never be seen in football history again. The Manager My management of Manchester United FC has been close-to perfection. My 74% win rate over 30 years shows how impressive the reign has been, with Pep Guardiola currently sitting on a 76% win rate. As stated below, the Board and Supporters feel I have been a 'Legendary' manager. Conclusion I took on this 30 year save because of my love for Manchester United FC. I have loved every second of it & will look back fondly on this save. It struck me how dedicated I became to it and how even regens now live long in the memory such as Javier Sosa, Deslandes, Crespo etc. I actually really loved this save and felt I did my club proud. I guess in regards to the game itself I should bring up some points The game froze once or twice at the end of a few matches when going to continue The game could be harder and maybe the conditioning update could have been one way of doing this - I won 15x titles in a row!😲 Hall of fame is genuinely baffling as my 30 seasons should have warranted me being top of the list. Despite wining 5x titles on some occasions, my budget the next season was still 100m.
  23. Thank you both so much for your very kind words. Reaching the milestone of managing the same amount of matches as Sir Alex with Manchester United was a very happy moment. The fact that I matched and bettered his results made the moment even more special. The comment about the goals for is a good point and information I had noticed as well. What I would say is my Tiki Taka system is very reliable defensively but is not always as reliable attacking wise. I think this is down to the team as despite having a great front three, IF the midfielders/defenders are weaker, the strikers will not get the service they need to score goals.πŸ‘
  24. Good Evening All, I am writing tonight because I have hit another key milestone in this save and more great achievements. I have reached 1,500 matches managing Manchester United FC. Manchester United's greatest ever manager Alex Ferguson retired after managing the club for 1,500 matches. I would like to compare our reigns. Tactic: I have been using my traditional TIKI TAKA tactic for this save. The only amendment has been changing the tempo to slow which has helped. The tactic has worked extremely well allowing us to control matches and midfield in most matches. Win Rates Alex Ferguson managed 1,500 matches, winning 895 of those, giving him a win rate of 59.7%.He drew 338 matches and only lost 267. He won more half the games he managed at Manchester United which is a great achievement considering the tough task he first walked into & any club would take those stats. In my reign. I have managed 1,500 matches, winning 1,107 of those, giving me a win rate of 73.80%. I drew 253 of those and have only lost 140 games. My win rate is better and to put this in perspective, Mourinho has a win rate of 64% and Pep Guardiola has a win rate of 76%. All-time best XI Manager's Trophy Cabinets Alex Ferguson won 38 trophies over 26years at united. I have won 78 trophies so far. This is a 40 trophy difference which emphasises the impressive management of myself, however, again both successes are unbelievable and would likely never be surpassed. Manchester United Season History Below shows my progress over 23 years at United. My greatest achievement may be 3x Invincible seasons in 37/38,35/36 & 31/32. In addition to this, a lot has been said about Manchester City winning 2x titles in a row as it is hard to motivate players all the time and have that winning mentality, as well as world class players. This being said, I am currently on an 11x title streak and have dominated English domestic football. The Club- Manchester United FC The club has state of the art training facilities & youth facilities. This is something I inherited and any manager taking charge at united is equipped with the best tools for the job. The facilities enable new and current players to develop and grow quicker and better. Old Trafford, the Theatre of dreams currently holds a capacity of over 74,000 which on the game has been expanded to 126,000! The outstanding run the club has had to date in both domestic & world football has lead to an increase in the average attendance. The demand does not fit the supply currently but with good results, my hope is it could. Alex Ferguson's biggest win was 9-0 against Ipswich. My biggest win was7-0 against Club Brugge. This is something he beats me on. In contrast, Alex's biggest defeat was a 6-1 thrashing to the neighbours Manchester City. Our biggest defeat was a 4-0 drubbing to Tottenham Hotspur. Do not think either of us is a winner there. Youth is very important at Man Utd and the treble winning side were built on the class of 92' players. United's youngest player under Sir Alex was Ryan giggs at 17yrs and 3 months. Our youngest player used was T gagen at 18yrs old. Finally, Transfers are fundamentally important to maintain standards and better the side you have. Sir Alex's biggest spend was on Dimitar Berbatov for Β£30.75. Our biggest spend was a whooping Β£194 on Gilles Deslandes who was an inside forward who is now more of a trequartista figure, His stats are shown below and he is a truly outstanding player. really hope you have enjoyed this post!!!!!!!
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