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

On the usefulness of nicknames

Du Malone writes: I like to use nicknames when I'm playing FM. I started doing so simply to disambiguate (as Wikipedia has taught us all to say) surnames. Which Ivanov is that? The left back or the striker? And which Iliev, which Hristov? Before using nicknames I did occasionally start players in very unaccustomed positions, … Continue reading On the usefulness of nicknames