It’s time to get down to business in the Basque Country. I’ve reached the halfway point of my first season in charge of Eibar on FM20 but before I go into how we’ve done so far, I want to talk about the unique identity I’m looking to implement at the club from the get go.Continue reading “Eskozia La Brava | La Furia”
So this went left, really fast. Our hero, Il Razzo, had barely re-positioned the picture of the wife and kids for the fourth time upon the desk in his office at Brianteo when #ForzaBerlusconi entered:
“Razzo, it’s time I left you. You’ve made great strides in your time here to date; far outstripping the guidance I could ever have given you. So I’ve sold the club to Luca. He’s a good man. Don’t worry, he’ll give you as much time as I had planned on. Anyway, it’s back to the European Council with me. Good luck! Ciao!”Continue reading “Berlusconi’s Dream – Uhhh what?”
“You were informed that promotion to Serie B was the principle aim of the 19/20 season. You have failed to achieve this. As such, Cristian, you are in breach of your agreements with me and I must now terminate your contract. It pains me to do this to you, a proud Rossoneri, but Monza must advance!”Continue reading “Berlusconi’s Dream – And so it Begins”
Welcome to the Seconda Parte of Berlusconi’s Dream. In this edition we’ll discuss the tactic (yes, just one so far) that I’ve been working on during the Beta and then I’ll run you through a few of the players I’m hoping will still be around when our run for promotion commences!Continue reading “Berlusconi’s Dream – Tactics & Key Players”
“They will cut their hair. They will remove visible piercings. They will be polite to referees. They will not dive or simulate to win free kicks. This is a modern traditional club, Razzo. We are a club of gentlemen and the players will comply. Now, I remind you that we should be competing in Serie B next season. Cristian, bless him, was unable to achieve that. I charge you with that target. Win the league this season and let us take the next step to show Italy what is possible with the strength of our conviction and the ability of our identity. Forza Monza! Forza Berlusconi! Forza Italia!!”Continue reading “Berlusconi’s Dream”
SD Eibar shouldn’t be in LaLiga.Continue reading “Eskozia La Brava”
That’s it. It’s over. My FM19 save with Vitória in Portugal has come to an end. What a journey.
I’ll go through how season eight finished up first and then round off by looking at my time at the club as a whole. This is going to be emotional.Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | O Fim”
There was yet more heartache last season as we missed out on the title on the last day of the season. Benfica triumphed by one point after coming out on top on our head-to-head record the season before.
After saying I’d be happy going the entirety of FM19 without winning the league with Vitória due to the resources at Benfica and Porto’s disposal, I’m now determined to at least win the league for a second time before FM20 is released. Will it happen this season? It’ll be tough but there’s certainly one player on Primeira Liga title winning form so far this season…Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | The Perfect Hattrick”
At the halfway point of season seven we were top of the league and ahead of Benfica, who were in 3rd, by nine points. However, they had three valuable games in hand to go level with us. We’d sneaked into the Champions League knockout round. The new 3-5-2 tactic had started to gel after a few initial teething problems. Everything looked fairly rosy…Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Fail Forward”
It’s very difficult to put the heartache of losing out on winning the league title on the last day of the season followed up by losing a cup final a week later to one side but a new season rolling around goes a long way in helping to forget what had come before.
We ended season six trophyless after a very successful couple of years prior. The aim for season seven is obviously to wrestle at least one of those trophies back into our cabinet. We’ll be looking to do it with a new tactical approach.Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | The 3-5-2 Tactic Returns”