But first, I’m sure you’re asking, who are the ‘Ton?
We covered off who Greenock Morton were in the introductory post, and it now it’s time to find out how we’ve done.
I was planning to do an update around the half way mark of the season, but an abnormal amount of FM playing time for me over the weekend has meant I’ve fired through the entire 2015/16 season. So let’s get down to it, just how did we get on in the Scottish Championship?
Again, a huge increase in FM playing time over the last few days means that following on from yesterday’s season 1 round-up post, here’s the preview post for season 2 in the the 2016/17 Scottish Championship.
It’s happened again. I’m enjoying this save so much and have actually had quite a bit of time to play it that I’ve fired through an entire season without stopping half way for an update. I did, however, take some screenshots in-game at the halfway point, so we’ll split the post in two.
Welcome back to the not-so-Occasional Football Manager, as compared to previous versions of the game, I’m absolutely flying through this save. I’ve reached season 3 in what must be record time for me. This post will detail our summer dealings in the transfer market ahead of our first season in the Scottish Premiership, and harking back to flying through the game, go into detail about how we’ve done so far in the league at the half-way point of the season. As always, feedback is welcome so let me know on Twitter if you’re enjoying the save updates, despite their hugely irregular timing and format!
If you’ve not been following the save so far, where have you been? It’s been a whirlwind. In season 1, we consolidated our place in the Scottish Championship, qualifying for the playoffs but in the end, falling short. In season 2, we went to the next level, and played our way to the Scottish Premiership, topping the Championship table. And in the last update, you’d of seen that at the half-way stage of season 3, we were sitting in 4th place in the Premiership, exceeding the boards and the bookies expectations of relegation. The season is finished, so how the hell did the mighty Greenock Morton get on?
It’s been a while, but I’m back. I may not have blogged in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean I’ve not been playing FM. I’ve been firing through the save at the same rate as before, but finding it difficult to remember to screenshot, and document the save at the certain popular periods for an update. When you last heard from me at the end of season 3, we’d just won the Scottish Premiership in our first season in the league. What an achievement.
Before we get into this post, I just wanted to say thanks for reading the previous post on my ‘Ton tactic. You broke Occasional FM records (not hard!), and still are!
Ever since winning the Scottish Premiership, I’ve strayed away from doing the straight save updates on each season. Unless there’s a real hook, something unique about your save, or you’re a brilliant writer, I find they can get a bit tedious! There hasn’t really been anything to properly draw you in as readers to the ‘Ton save as yet. Until now hopefully!
If you’re a regular to Occasional FM, you might remember my A Home, Abroad series where I set out to only bring in players to Tenerife that had been released by clubs in the UK. In that save, I had a set of strict rules to adhere to. I’m a really big fan of bringing weirdly made-up, pretend aspects into the game. So with that in mind, let me introduce you to my new guiding ‘aims and philosophies’, The 2020 Vision for Greenock Morton.
I’ve now reached the 2020/21 season in my Morton save, and if you missed my last post, here’s a little reminder.
I felt that going into my 6th season at the club, and having established ourselves at the top end of Scottish football, it was time to put together some aims and targets for the remainder of the save. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read that post yet, the fourth, and final, aim outlined was to answer the question, ‘What makes a Morton player?’ I also completely copped out by not answering it within the last post, but to be fair, who’s ever complained about an extra post to read!
Read on if you’re interested in my thought process for coming up with an answer for the question, ‘What makes a Morton player?’
It feels like a long time since the last Morton update, in which we detailed what it took, in my eyes, to be a Morton player. The 2020/21 season is now over, and as you can probably tell from the title of this post, we’re going to delve into a summary of it. Of course, the structure of this update will be led by the 2020 Vision, which you’ll be reminded of and that will be outlined in each section. If you want to though, you can have a read of it in full here.