Arrigo Sacchi and #FM20: team instructions and set pieces

Du Malone writes: It is time to bring this series of posts, concerning the application to #FM20 of Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan tactics, to a close. To do so I'd like to cover two remaining topics. Team instructions As readers of previous posts will know, I have based this project on the account of Sacchi's … Continue reading Arrigo Sacchi and #FM20: team instructions and set pieces

Tactical revisionism: Arrigo Sacchi in the Bulgarian First

Du Malone writes: In my previous post I outlined a tactic (in the sense of formation + player instructions) derived from Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan side. The tactic was used with success in the 2021-22 season by Chernomorets Balchik in the Bulgarian First League. In the first ('Preliminary') stage, consisting of 26 matches, Balchik, in … Continue reading Tactical revisionism: Arrigo Sacchi in the Bulgarian First

Designing a formation and refining it with player instructions: playing #FM20 in the spirit of Arrigo Sacchi

Du Malone writes: This post is the fifth in the series on the application to FM20 of Arrigo Sacchi's managerial approach. I'm basing my understanding of Sacchi's approach on an article in Football bloody hell written by Raghunandhanan Narasimhan. As I wrote in my introductory post, for me one of the attractions of that article … Continue reading Designing a formation and refining it with player instructions: playing #FM20 in the spirit of Arrigo Sacchi

Team training on #FM20: deriving an approach from Sacchi’s AC Milan

Du Malone writes: This post is the fourth in the series on the application to FM20 of Arrigo Sacchi's managerial approach. I am basing my understanding of Sacchi's approach on an article in Football bloody hell written by Raghunandhanan Narasimhan. As I wrote in my introductory post, for me one of the attractions of that … Continue reading Team training on #FM20: deriving an approach from Sacchi’s AC Milan

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

Sacchi’s AC Milan and FM20: a first decision

Du Malone writes: In my previous post, I outlined the attraction of seeking to apply to FM20 the tactics, and overall approach, of Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan period. The post is here. I said there that my goal was pragmatic rather than purist. I'm looking to create an approach that works, and that I like, … Continue reading Sacchi’s AC Milan and FM20: a first decision

Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan: an approach to FM20

Du Malone writes: A common theme in FM content online is the inter-relationship between historic tactics ITRW and tactics on FM. This is a theme I've touched on before, for example in my posts on the 1960s Inter Milan and 1950s Hungary. An excellent current example is FM Eadster's series of posts in which he … Continue reading Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan: an approach to FM20