Player acquisition on #FM20: applying Arrigo Sacchi’s approach

Du Malone writes: In this, the third post in my series on learning from Arrigo Sacchi's approach at AC Milan, I consider what kind of players to acquire. Total football? In the account of Saccho's tactics that I treat as canonical, namely Raghunandhanan Narasimhan's article on Football bloody hell, reference is made to Sacchi's admiration … Continue reading Player acquisition on #FM20: applying Arrigo Sacchi’s approach

Squad development: the roundtable approach

SCENE: Football manager's office. It is an office of two halves. The half nearer the window is dominated by a tatty desk from the 1970s. On the desk are in, pending, and out trays, with paper spilling out of them. There are also various other piles of paper: from the looks of things this manager … Continue reading Squad development: the roundtable approach

A scouting hack inspired by Brian Clough

  Du Malone writes: Grigor Pasha's post below makes sense on its own. But it will make more sense if you'd care first to listen England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott talking about Brian Clough, here (from about 1:10) on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3NbgNr_Rbk. The gist concerns former Derby County winger Alan Hinton. When Boycott watched him he thought … Continue reading A scouting hack inspired by Brian Clough