A FM Old Timer

Welcome to a blog about metric analysis using Football Manager to assess player performance and tactical set-ups

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The Art of Youth Development – Football Manager

Following the release of my previous in “The Art of” series, “The Art of Squad Building”, I had a number of people ask me questions regarding youth recruitment and development, so this post is going to expand further into the approaches which lay the foundations of youth recruitment and development that I look to utilise.…

The Art of Squad Building – Football Manager

This blog acts as a follow-up, sister piece to my previous entry – The Art of the Signing. In that blog, I went through the various considerations that I undertake when deciding upon bringing someone into my squad. It hinted heavily about the importance of having a strong sense of harmony in a squad, and…

The Art of the Signing – Football Manager

This post originates from a signing I have already made for my Bayer 04 Leverkusen side. I was appointed as manager of Die Schwarzroten after I was resoundingly sacked by the board at Genoa for starting a striker in a Coppa Italia game against Inter, whom I’d previously promised not to play due to poor form.…

Football Manager 2023 – Genoa CFC: Mister (2)

Ad Maiora Semper Ciao, and welcome back to the second half of the first season at Genoa CFC. In this piece, you’ll read about the winter transfers, see how we finished off the second half of Serie B, and the financial impact of being in Serie B alongside my transfer business. Winter transfers After the…

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