A challenging scenario in FM — or how to escape from a locked room

Du Malone writes: My concern here is with the question of how to navigate one specific scenario on FM -- a scenario akin to a game within a game. I call it the Locked Room scenario. The scenario To be precise: it involves starting a save with (a) zero space funds and (b) a squad … Continue reading A challenging scenario in FM — or how to escape from a locked room

Breaking news: Chernomorets Balchik announce new manager

Grigor Pasha writes: It's a relief to be able to confirm the news: I've been appointed manager of Chernomorets Balchik, on the Black sea coast up in the north of Bulgaria. Rumours have been circulating, ever since a photo emerged, a few hours before the embargo time, of me in the changing room at Balchik … Continue reading Breaking news: Chernomorets Balchik announce new manager

(FM20) Planning and preparing for success…hopefully

Du Malone writes: I’m reblogging this post — even though it recommends the exact opposite of what our manager, Grigor Pasha, does — because I think it’s thoughtful, succinct, and attractively presented.

TheLutterworthFox presents.....

Welcome back to a post I wasn’t expecting to do but after a chat with one of my close friends in the FM Community I wanted to do a separate post explaining some of the things I do on Day One. With this save, where I’m planning a long stint (for me) at one club I want to make sure I am fully prepared to make it as successful as possible. So sit back, relax and enjoy!


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Squad assessment: engaging with the specifics

Grigor Pasha writes: While Chairman Avdzhiev is busy trying to shift the players I've designated for exit, I've moved to the next stage of my assessment of the squad. This has focused on leadership and set pieces. Under set pieces I include not only penalties, corners, free kicks, and long throws, but also long shots. … Continue reading Squad assessment: engaging with the specifics

Squad assessment revisited: the depth charge waiting to explode

Grigor Pasha writes: There's some excellent guidance available on squad assessment, from sources such as FM-Life. Though, as I explained in my post on initial squad assessment, in my own practice at Neftochimic I have departed from such advice, especially in the sequencing of actions. My initial assessment of the squad was deliberately cursory. The … Continue reading Squad assessment revisited: the depth charge waiting to explode

Initial squad assessment: a pragmatic approach

Grigor Pasha writes: In preparation for taking up the reins at Neftochimic 1962 I spoke to lots of people and did some online reading. What, I wanted to know, should a manager do early doors? What I found was a consensus that: an incoming manager should focus on squad assessment this requires detailed analysis. But … Continue reading Initial squad assessment: a pragmatic approach