Du Malone writes: In a previous post I mentioned that, like some other bloggers, I hadn't engaged as passionately with my FM20 saves as I'd hoped -- and that I'd decided to return to FM14. And so autumn 2020 (real time) found our manager, Grigor Pasha, travelling to the small coastal town of Pazar, in … Continue reading Oh me, oh my, I love that Turkey Pie
Du Malone writes: If, like me, you’ve been struggling (to the point of exasperation) with WordPress’s new editor function, various people have found workarounds. I’m reblogging this post because it links to one of them. Quite why it is that we need to befinding workarounds for a supposed improvement bemuses me. I’m coming to the view that the best long-term solution will be to avoid WordPress.
After posting about my farewells from WordPress, I received two very easy tips that so far allow me to access the old editor.
Here they are, in case they help anyone else.
1) Enter this in your browser, substituting the name the name of your blog.
It will take you to the old-style editor where you can create a post.
Then bookmark that page for future use.
I hope these help somone else. If they carry on working for me, I will be…
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Du Malone writes: In the previous post I introduced my experience of FM20 by establishing the context. Thanks to a month or two of playing FM19 in the autumn of 2019, I arrived at FM20 with an appreciation of the benefits -- short, medium, and long term -- of the team training functionality. FM20 saves … Continue reading Reflections on #FM20: (II) diving in
Du Malone writes: Autumn being a good time to reflect, I have been asking myself what I've made of FM20. To answer this question I find myself reflecting in turn on FM19, in order to establish the context. Foreboding I approached FM19 with a sense of foreboding. The pre-launch marketing focused on new features, especially … Continue reading Reflections on #FM20: (1) Context
Du Malone writes: Over the last year I have been collecting links to FM content (primarily blog posts). I started doing this primarily for my own reference, but am pleased to find that other FMers have found the links helpful. A few of the links concern overall approaches to FM. They include the following: Dictate … Continue reading Ways of playing FM: collated links
Du Malone writes: Now that the publication date for FM21 has been announced, I looked back to see how I was writing at a similar stage last year. Below is the text of a blog post from that time. I find that my thinking hasn't changed: I believe now, as then, that this time of … Continue reading While we wait for FM21: a constructive approach
Du Malone writes: This post is the tenth in a series on contracts in FM. Do you grow all your own food? And make all your own clothes? For most people, the answer will be No. Which is an indication that (a) they benefit from the services of intermediaries (for example, retailers, distributors, and wholesalers) … Continue reading Player acquisition and contracts: the role of the intermediary
Du Malone writes: This is the ninth of a series of posts on the theme of contracts, negotiation, and agents on FM. In the leagues I've tended to manage in, in recent years -- typically, the Balkans and eastern Europe, starting in the second tier -- not all players have agents, but some do. And … Continue reading How paying agents more can save your club money
Du Malone writes: This post is the eighth of an extended series on the topic of contracts in FM. If you are managing in a league in which players have agents, it helps in the negotiation of contracts to recognise that agents are biased. This might seem like a statement of the blindingly obvious. I … Continue reading Working with, rather than against, the agent’s bias
Grigor Pasha writes: It's early December, 2022. The winter break has just started here in the Ukraine. Time to take stock. As we entered the winter break in 2019-21, MFC Mykolaiv were one place above the relegation zone. At the same time in 2020-21, we were one place below that. And now, in my third … Continue reading Finding out what price you have to pay to get out of going through all these things thrice