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  1. It is 100% one of my toughest challenges on FMM2020. Season 2 The 2nd season resulted in more success for the club. It was tightly contested but ultimately, we had a fantastic season in Bundesliga 2. We now find ourselves competing in the big one - the bundesliga!🥳🥳🥳 I kept most of the players from the previous season, buying new players again with outstanding pace and stamina.
  2. With Special thanks to @Cockers2505. CHOOSING THE CAREER I chose FC Viktoria Köln as they were the smallest club in the German Liga 3. Founded in 1904, the club has experienced a steady decline since World War 2. I wanted to reverse this decline and give the FC Viktoria Köln a reason to celebrate. STADIUM & FACILITIES When I joined the club, FC Viktoria Köln had below average 1st team and youth facilities. After asking the board to improve this, the facilities now are adequate. The Stadium remains at over 10,000 capacity with a current average attendance of only 1,000. STAFF, TRAINING & FINANCE When I arrived at the club, I make one of my first jobs to improve the Club Staff with FC Viktoria Köln now made up of mostly silver badged coaches with 1x Gold Coach. The Finances remain green due to selling all of the original squad to make way for better quality players, focusing on Stamina & Pace. The Training System is now directed by me and set to train players in their position/roles and with a focus on Technique. SQUAD As you can see below, there have been lots of changes to the squad. I sold/released the entire original squad for FC Viktoria Köln as they did not have high enough quality in Stamina & Pace. Instead, a new squad was formed focusing on the below attributes: GK-Handling/Reflexes All outfield Players- Stamina/Pace TACTIC I used my Original Barcelona 2011 Tiki-Taka Tactic for this season. The tactic worked very well with a 55% win rate and best defence in the league. The tactic also provided excellent possession football & shots on goal with the highly energetic and pacey players we had bought. THE RESULT The result was Promotion to the Bundesliga 2 which goes down as one of my top achievements on FMM2020. Liga 3 is very competitive and FC Viktoria Köln are by far not one of the better teams in the division. The Focus on players with Stamina & Pace was the key in providing us with chances, energy through the season and more vitally - Wins! 🥳🥳🥳 MANAGERS STATS STEPS FOR SUCCESS Please see below the do's and don't to be successful on FMM2020: Please see below the top XI for FC Viktoria Köln as advised by my assistant manager - note the focus on Stamina & Pace: Please see below the Squad Depth and Club Stats: LEAGUE STATS
  3. CHOOSING THE CLUB I wanted to manage in Holland and decided to be the smallest club from their 2nd Division. SC Telstar fitted the criteria and I was excited to manage them. The Clubs board had asked me to deliver them a safe mid-table season - Could I do it? STADIUM & FACILITIES Both Facilities were adequate when I first arrived at the club. I requested improvements to these and they got upgraded to average facilities - slight change. The stadium holds 3,060 Supporters with a current average of 2,000 Supporters. STAFF,FINANCE & TRAINING The training regime was delegated to my Gold Badged Assistant Manager Dirk Van Der Lugt. The staffroom has been improved & filled up with the best-in-class coaches that were interested. The finances are secure due to buying mostly under 100k players & selling players who did not fit our philosophy. SQUAD The below shows the players in and out for this season. The players out did not fit into the player template we had set ourselves with some players selling for big money. The players in were filtered out most for under 100k with a lot of the players being relatively young. Key Attributes: Goalkeeper: Handling/Reflexes Left or Right Back: Stamina/Positioning Centre Back:Tackling/Positioning Defensive Midfielder:Tackling/Positioning Central Midfielder:Passing/Movement Inside Forward:Shooting/Movement Trequartista:Shooting/Movement TACTIC I used my Control Tiki-Taka tactic for this Career with SC Telstar. The tactic worked very well & was very strong defensively. We did get a lot of draws during the season & need to strengthen the attack going forward. THE RESULT My 1st season at SC Telstar and we managed to gain promotion to the Eredivisie. We gained promotion via the playoffs & held the best defence in the league. During the season, we probably had too many draws and attack was a weakness. Earning promotion in my 1st Season at the club in a difficult competitive league is fantastic though and indicates my Philosophy works. STEPS FOR SUCCESS Please find below the Do's and Do Not's to being success on FMM2020. Please find below my top XI as chosen by my Assistant Manager: Please see below the squad depth of my SC Telstar Squad & Club Stats: - Notice that the squad is young and we have 100% dutch players. MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  4. CHOOSING THE CAREER I chose Lech Poznan FC because they are one of the biggest clubs in Polish Football. In addition to this, I again wanted to test out my Steps for Success to see if they would work again. The results were fantastic! STADIUM & FACILITIES Lech had Impressive first team facilities & Great youth team facilities for this season. The stadium is also impressive and holds over 41,000 Supporters. We currently have an average attendance of 32,000 supporters. STAFF, TRAINING & FINANCES The training regime was delegated to my Gold Badged Assistant Manager Marcin Pogorzala. The finances were kept green through player sales. The Staff members were filled up & improved and I decided to hire ALL attacking coaches as a test. SQUAD As you can see before, quite a number of players left with a few coming in. The players out did not hold the correct Key attribute stats. The few players bought in were attacking players for midfield and upfront. TACTIC I used my Tried and tested Tiki Taka Tactic for this save. We finished with the best defence and the 3rd best attack. The tactic worked perfectly and attacking coaches are definitely MORE suited to this system. THE RESULT The result of my 1st Season with Lech was a Poloish Domestic Double, winning the FA Cup & the Ekstraklasa!!🥳🥳🥳 We won the league by 10 points and looked quite comfortable all season. It is exciting to think how we would fair in European football. STEPS FOR SUCCESS Please find the Do's and Dont's to success as per this season: Please find below the top XI as decided by my Assistant Manager: Please find below the Squad Depth and Club Stats: MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  5. CHOOSING THIS CAREER I chose this career with Chrobry FC due to them being one of the smallest clubs in the Polish 2nd Division. I also wanted to follow my Step by Step guide in 2018 to see if it was still successful by following the steps exactly. This would be a good test of my Tactic and Philosophy. STADIUM & FACILITIES The Facilities before I arrived were poor and below average. In asking the board for improvements, they agreed to upgrade the 1st team facilities but refused to upgrade youth facilities. The Stadium also remains at a capacity of 2,817 with an average capacity of 2,000. STAFF,TRAINING & FINANCE I delegate the Training Regime to my Assistant Manager Maciej Musial. The staff was upgraded to 3x Silver Badged Coaches & a full backroom team. The finances are slightly over due to some good signings but remain green & secure. SQUAD ***Key Attributes *** Goalkeeper - Handling/Reflexes Wing Back - Tackling/Stamina Ball Playing Centre Back - Tackling/Heading/Positioning Defensive Midfielder - Tackling/Stamina Advanced Playmaker/Deep Lying Playmaker - Passing/Stamina Inside Forward - Shooting/Pace Trequartista - Shooting/Pace As per My Philosophy, I assessed my squad for players with at least 10 for their key attributes for their positions. To my surprise, Chrobry FC had some good players at the club and only a small amount of players were released for not fitting in with my style. A number of signings were made, especially to the Attacking Areas. TACTIC As per my Philosophy, I used my tried and tested Tiki Taka Tactic. The defence was the best in the league with this tactic. The attack could be better and will need improving moving forward. THE RESULTS So, in my 1st Season at Chrobry FC using my 2018 steps to success guide, we managed to gain Promotion.🥳🥳🥳🥳 We only missed out on the top spot by 1 point & had the best defence in the league. Our attack was weak and we did not play well in the cup. STEPS FOR SUCCESS Please see below the Do's and Do Not's to become successfull on Football Manager Mobile 2020. Please find below the Top XI for Chrobry FC as suggested by my Assistant Manager: Please find below the squad depth and club stats below: MANAGER'S STATS LEAGUE STATS
  6. Nicely put @samhardy, I agree again and have also noticed that better physical players seem to bring success quicker than more technical players
  7. Great write up @Cockers2505, Loving all these opinions. Stamina and Teamwork top at the moment.
  8. Interesting..Decisions,Teamwork and Movement winning at the moment. Love that a few in the community have gone for fitness stats
  9. Yeah Movement seems to be a good one for possession based football. You can already set the tactics to short passing so if all outfield players were good at movement, it would definitely allow for a more Tiki Taka based style....interesting.. Would you put Movement over Tackling?
  10. Hey @AdamNufc, Thank you so much for your reply and I 100% agree which what you say. First,I was intrigued to see if you could win with only one attribute and found out, yes you can. Secondly, IF that was all you were allowed, which attribute would symbolise how you wanted to build the Club & Squad. It's a bit of fun really but also really gets you thinking, like, IF you were only allowed one as a stipulation...which one?
  11. Many thanks @Mr Tree, IF you were forced to choose one of those? Which is most important to you. Ta,
  12. Good Evening All, The reason for this post was to discuss Attributes on Football Manager Mobile 2020 & actually look at which one is the most important when aiming to take your club to the top. I have been doing a range of research recently - on the blogs on this website, into tactics such as Tiki Taka as well as Football clubs themselves. I started thinking to myself, is there only ONE attribute which could be used for success and build a club upon. Firstly, Barcelona FC state on their website that Teamwork is one of their Key Values at the club. There definition of this indicates that the group is stronger than the sum of the parts. When you look at their unselfish passing style, you can see it in action. So, would this be the One attribute you would want to build a team upon? Secondly, I started looking at Tiki Taka itself which is the style of football I love.Tiki Taka is about Short Passing and movement, but requires great Technical skill. So, in this example, would I choose Movement, Passing or Technique as the attribute that would define the club? You can see how this can be a difficult thing to find. Finally, I looked into this with Science and the Barcelona squad which was on FMM11. From this research, the top 5 Attributes I found were: Decisions Stamina Passing Movement Teamwork As a result of this research, I decided to do a quick career with Swansea University FC - Buying in only those players with the best Decision stats. To my absolute shock, We actually won the league!! So, to conclude, I have one example of winning the Welsh South league using only Good Decisions from my players to guide us. Different Philosophies & Clubs have qualities which they focus on to build a club or a style. If you were allowed only ONE attribute to base a Club,System or Style on..Which one would you choose? I am looking forward to hearing what you all think and say... Many Thanks,
  13. CHOOSING THE CLUB I chose San Jose because they were the smallest club in the MLS. San Jose have won the MLS Cup twice, once in 2001 and then again in 2003. In bringing my Tiki Taka Philosophy back to basics, can I bring the MLS back to San Jose. STADIUM & FACILITIES The stadium got expanded in my 1st season to 21,500 Capacity with the club getting and average attendance of 19,000, which is excellent support! The 1st Team & Youth Facilities are great. I did request improvements to the facilities but these have so far been turned down. STAFF, TRAINING & FACILITIES The Finances are OK which is due to me selling off all players not suitable for the 1st team, even the under 21 players due to the funds being needed for the 1st team. The Training regime is delegated to my Assistant Manager Hector Robles. The Staff has been getting improved annually with 4 World Class Staff Members now. SQUAD In the 1st season there were more transfers with a reasonable amount made in my 2nd season as seen below. The two players bought in were for CM and ST, these were bought in to improve the current players & due to ageing players. Quite a lot of players from the reserves were sold off or released to free up funds. TACTIC This tactic started off quite inconsistently with a few loses, quite a few draws and a lot of wins. This season it has become very consistent with free flowing attacking football. The average team rating is 7.0 and average of 60% possession each match. I have been using the same template as in 2018 to great success. ***Key Attributes *** Sweeper Keeper-Handling/Reflexes Wing Back-Tackling/Stamina Ball Playing Defender-Tackling/Heading/Positioning Defensive Midfielder-Tackling/Stamina Deep Lying Playmaker-Passing/Stamina Advanced Playmaker-Passing/Stamina Inside Forward-Pace/Crossing/Dribbling Trequartista-Shooting/Heading ***************** THE RESULT The current results from my spell at San Jose have been successful. The club won the MLS western conference & narrowly lost in the MLS Cup to New York RB.We have so far not done well in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup but hopefully this will change next season. MLS CUP FINAL STEPS TO SUCCESS MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  14. CHOOSING THE CLUB I chose Juventus for two main reasons - 1) to test my FMM20 philosophy and 2) my family tree links back to Turin, Italy. Juventus are highly successful in Italy winning the last Serie A titles in a row! Hopefully this success can continue through my Philosophy. STADIUM AND FACILITIES Juventus FC were blessed with very good facilities when I first arrived at the football club. On arriving at the club, I did request an improvement to the facilities through the board and that got approved, giving us World Class Facilities. The stadium holds over 51,000 Supporters. STAFF, FINANCES & TRAINING The Training Regime was delegated over to Assistant Manager Federici Di Placido. Almost all the Juventus staff are Gold Badged and of a World Class Standard. The Finances at Juventus due to renewed success is extremely healthy. TACTIC I used my Traditional 2011 Tiki Taka tactic for this campaign. The tactic was very successful with the best defence and attack in the league. This lead us to an incredible 16 games without defeat. SQUAD I made the decision not to make any signings this season. The reason being that the squad is World Class already. There are a few players coming and going in the future. THE RESULT It was another successful season, winning an incredible 9th Serie A in a row. We lost only 3 matches all season and had the best defence and attack. We should and could of done better in the cup competition. STEPS FOR SUCCESS Please see below the things that bring success: Please see the things below which hinder success: Please see below the top XI,Squad Depth and Club Stats: MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  15. Update - Year 2026 So, one year on with my amended tactical (Mentality to attacking) mentality and another major achievement - Promotion to the Portuguese Liga Nos. This is a huge achievement for a club of this size and stature & especially surprising the promotions being back to back. In saying that, we have been inconsistent this year and the Liga Nos division will be much harder! On a personal note, the promotion this season was huge & I am known regionally and revered by the squad. I currently have a win rate of 60% which is roughly what Sir Alex had with United. My attributes are looking good as well, especially with regards to transfers in. Please see below the Tactics I have used for this season:- Please see below the things which brought us success:- Please see below the things to avoid when aiming for success:- Please see below the suggested XI, Squad Depth and Club Stats:- League Stats
  16. CHOOSING THE CLUB I chose Berco SC as they are the smallest club to manage in Portugal and I like a challenge. The club started with basic 1st team & Youth facilities and were classed as an amateur club,more like a sunday league team. I wanted to test my philosophy on this small club to see if I could move them forward STADIUM & FACILITIES As stated above, on arriving at the club, the 1st team and youth team facilities were basic. On asking the board to improve these over a few seasons, we have developed both facilities. The stadium however, still holds only 500 supporters with an average of 0 attendance! STAFF, FINANCE AND TRAINING The training regime was delegated to my World Class Assistant Manager. Over 6x seasons, the staff members have improved considerably with a few World Class Staff Members.The finances have been kept in the green through the selling of players not good enough. SQUAD Over 6x seasons, many changes have been made, especially in the first few seasons. At this stage at the club, each season I discard the players not good enough and buy the few players who will improve the squad. Due to the standard of my coaches, these players improve quickly. TACTIC The biggest decision I have made on this career was to the tactics used. I managed the club for 5x seasons getting Berco to 1st or 2nd position in the league, gaining us the opportunity to get promoted to the league above, but each time failing. After watching highlights of Barcelona vs Man Utd in 2011, I amended the tactic to Attacking which in the 6th season, finally got us promoted. This will therefore be a change I keep going forward. THE RESULT The result of 6x long seasons at Berco SC was finally promotion as seen below. Over 6x seasons, I had managed to finish 1st or 2nd but failing in the playoffs to gain promotion. On amending the tactic to Attacking, similar to the style Barcelona used in 2011 champions league final, we finally did it!! STEPS FOR SUCCESS Below indicates the things that DO bring success: Below shows the things which do not success: Please find my suggested XI,Squad Depth and Club stats below. MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  17. CHOOSING THE CLUB I chose Gozzano for a challenge. They are one of the smallest clubs in Serie C and all of the italian leagues are highly competitive which makes progressing up them difficult. I wanted to test my Philosophy and keep finding out the best way to manage. STADIUM & FACILITIES When I arrived at the club, Gozzano had poor 1st team training facilities & basic youth facilities. My 1st task was asking the board members to improve this, which they did, giving us below average facilities to work with. The stadium only holds 800 supporters with an embarrassing average attendance of 0! STAFF, FINANCES AND TRAINING I delegated the training regime over to my Gold Badged Assistant Manager Nicandro Vizoco. The finances of the club are only OK at the moment as I have had to strike a Balance between improving the team & keeping us on a sound financial footing. Due to the better club facilities, we have increased and improved our coaches - something that happens annually. SQUAD You can see the squad movement from my 2nd season in charge below. There were many changes as I kept:- Assessing( 22 Players, 2x players in each position, Key Attributes over 10+) Searching(Buy the cheapest natural players who fit key attributes(10+)(Any Age!)(Focus on Fitness in ALL positions with fitness Key Attribute)- Narrow down to 1-2 Players Buying in new players to improve the squad A lot of the players bought in were younger than the players going out, this was in part due to their high level of fitness. TACTIC The system I used for Gozzano was my Tiki Taka Tactic based on Pep Guardiolas Barcelona side of 2011. Our Defence was outstanding and we ended up having the best defence in the league. Our attack was less successful,scoring considerably less than the top two teams. THE RESULTS The results from my First 2x seasons in charge have been outstanding, gaining Promotion to Serie B in my 2nd season 🏆🥳🥳. This achievement means more due to the size of the club and the competitiveness of the league - we did not lose 3x Consecutive matches over those 2 seasons which is remarkable. In saying that, the consistency could be improved and we were still getting too many draws than wins. STEPS FOR SUCCESS Below shows the positives of our team and the points which lead to success: Below shows the negatives of the club and points which will hinder success: The Below screenshots show our top 11x and the squad depth: MANAGER STATS LEAGUE STATS
  18. Good Afternoon All, 1.Introduction The most beautiful and successful football style I have ever seen is Tiki-Taka. This is a style recently created and developed by Barcelona and Spain between 2008-2012. I try very hard on replicating this beautiful game onto Football Manager Mobile. Football is a game of opinions, so this is my take on Tiki-Taka. 2.Formation The image below is the formation & squad chosen when Barcelona FC won the Champions League in 2011. I have replicated the same formation in Football Manager Mobile. As for the roles for each player, I used the following book(Coaching the Tiki Taka Style of Play). The player roles I chose were: GK=Sweeper Keeper-Handling/Reflexes DR/L=Wing Backs-Tackling/Stamina DC=Ball Playing Defenders-Tackling/Aerial/Positioning DMC=Defensive Midfielder-Tackling/Stamina MC=Advanced Playmaker & Deep Lying Playmaker-Passing/Stamina AMR/L=Inside Forwards-Finishing/Pace FC=Trequartista-Finishing/Pace 3.Team Instructions 3.1.Tactical Shape Below you can see the Tactical Shape or Philosophy I use on Football Manager to create Tiki-Taka. 3.1.1.Team Mentality To recreate Tiki-Taka on Football Manager Mobile, I believe the team mentality needs to be control or attacking. The manual stats that " the control mentality expects the team to have a lot of the ball" and goes on to say that "be expected to pick and choose their moments to break out of the mentality and shape and exploit openings when they clearly arise." This is the essence of Tiki-Taka, keeping possession and being patient to build up chances. https://youtu.be/sPXGfu1HCv4 The Attacking mentality means the squad will "get the ball into the attacking third with regularity and then keep it there. Defenders will recycle the ball to allow the forwards an opportunity to rest before going again, keeping the throttle wide open, and aiming to pin the opponent back with relentless attacking play." This was the mentality Barcelona had in the 2011 Champions league final as seen below: 3.1.2.Width Tiki-Taka as described above should be adaptive and react to the match as it happens. As stated above in the manual, the control mentality means "picking and choose their moments to break out of the mentality and shape and exploit openings". When the team is attacking, they want the pitch to be as big as possible but in defence, they would want it to stay tight. 3.1.3.Tempo The tempo of the squad should also be adaptive to the match with the key aim of keeping possession and creating chances. This would mean slowing the game down when out of possession. The tempo would then be faster and more intense when attacking. The manual describes this as "operating in a balanced manner according to the flow of the match." 3.1.4.Creative Freedom Finally, creative freedom in Tiki Taka should be balanced. The Control Mentality is the most important aspect of Tiki Taka through keeping possession. This being said, Barcelona FC prove that in attacking, you need creative players such as Messi,Iniesta,Neymar etc. 3.2.Defensive Instructions Below you can see the Defensive Instructions I use to re-create Tiki-Taka. 3.2.1.Defensive Line On the Tiki-Taka Wikipedia page it states"Barcelona played with a high defensive line". A high defensive line "Asks your defenders to push up the pitch, closer to the midfield, in an effort to compact the space in which the opposition can operate." This helps win the ball further up the pitch and closer to the opposition goal. 3.2.2.Closing Down Playing a high defensive line, Barcelona FC developed a system of aggressive pressing 7 seconds after they lost the ball. This would mean that "players will close down their opponents at all times, anywhere on the pitch." This can unsettle the opposition and create poor passes which can be exploited to create goals. 3.2.3.Tackling Tiki-Taka system for me had aggressive tackling and closing down. This meant that " players will hit their opponents hard when trying to win the ball. If there's a slight chance of coming away with the ball, they will attempt the tackle." This is again important to win the ball back high up the pitch and create chances. 3.2.4.Offside Trap On researching Tiki Taka, Wikipedia again mentions that "Barcelona played with a high defensive line usually applying the offside trap".This is consistent with the high defensive line and means"The defensive line will push up and attempt to catch out the opposition". This can help prevent goals going in from the opposition but requires good positioning. 3.2.5.Time Wasting This is a strict NO. Pep Guardiola himself stated that "I loathe all that passing for the sake of it" meaning that ever pass should have a point behind it and time should not be wasted. Instead, the team should "play normally and not attempt to run out the clock." 3.3.Attacking Instructions Below, you can see the attacking instructions I have used to re-create Tiki-Taka. 3.3.1.Final Third Firstly, Barcelona FC used to look for overlaps with Abidal/Alves. Secondly, the style of Tiki-Taka is based on control and patience through working the ball into the box. Finally, the point of so many technically good players & keeping possession was so that space can be opened up for beautiful through balls. Look for Overlap-Instructs your players to hold onto the ball and look for an overlapping player in support, most likely a marauding full-back. Work Into Box-Instructs your players to work hard for their opening, remaining patient and not forcing the issue, but rather retaining the ball until the breakthrough occurs. Through Balls-Encourages players to seek to use through balls more often. 3.3.2.Passing Style As an absolutely fundamental part of the style "Tiki-taka is a style of play in football characterised by short passing and movement". Short passes mean that "Your players will look to pass the ball to the feet of the nearest unmarked player in their team." Short Passing also helps build up and keep possession. 3.3.3.Passing Focus Tiki-Taka is all about "short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, and maintaining possession." Therefore, on Football Manager Mobile I like to keep the focus as mixed. This means that my "players will look to adopt a varied passing approach" 3.3.4.Goalkeeper Distributio Pep Guardiola at Barcelona FC made Victor Valdes pass it out from the back - no ifs or buts and the defence needed to be prepared for it. I use a mixed Goalkeeper distribution as I think it opens up this style to Lower League teams and Big clubs. Hopefully, in the lower leagues where the quality is lower, the Goalkeeper would "adopt a balanced approach to distribution based on each situation as it occurs." 4.Conclusion Football is completely subjective and opinions may differ on the information above. In my research - Tiki-Taka on Football Manager Mobile IS possible! Many career's through the years show that this style of football can be both beautiful and successful. Enjoy!
  19. Good Evening All, CHOOSING THE CLUB I chose Swansea University FC due to their small size in the Welsh South Dvision. I wanted to test my Philosophy & my tactic to improve this football club. My aim was to gain Swansea University promotion into the Welsh Premier League. STADIUM & FACILITIES When I arrived at the club, they had basic 1st team and youth facilities. I asked the board to improve these & they decided to provide us average 1st team facilities. The stadium Capacity remained at 300! STAFF, FINANCE AND TRAINING I delegate the training regime over to my Assistant Manager. I managed to maintain a good finance structure for the club through selling players who were not good enough(Below 10 attribute in Decisions). I did aim to improve the staff but there was a lack of interest in joining the club. SQUAD As alluded to above, In assessing my squad, there was a high number of players who were not good enough for us. I sold these players off and generated a lot of revenue for the club. I bought in a lot of players who had good decision attributes for cheap. TACTIC I used my Traditional Tiki Taka Tactic for this career.The squad adapted to this tactic immediately which shows in the results - only 1 loss all season! Another significant stat was that we had the best defence and attack in the league. THE RESULT Swansea University FC ended the season as winners of the Welsh South Division!🏆🥳🥳!! The biggest challenges for us came in the cups which saw us not go further than we should have. The biggest success was the league which we won in style. STEPS FOR SUCCESS Please see below the list of Positives from my team report:- Please see the list of negatives from the team report:- Please find below the best XI, squad depth and club stats:- MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS
  20. 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! 🏆🏆🏆 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. 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. 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 Below I have added the Suggested XI along with Squad Depth and Club Stats. LEAGUE STATS
  21. 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! 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. 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. 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 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. League Stats
  22. 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! 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. 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. League Stats
  23. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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! 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 MANAGERS STATS LEAGUE STATS