That’s the way a season crumbles: the surprising outcomes of a season review

Grigor Pasha writes: Our 2021-22 season in Liga 2 started well. We went unbeaten for 10 games. Then, having lost to Hermannstadt on 26 September, we didn't lose again (in the league) until 9 April, when we lost to Universitatea Cluj. Before the Cluj game we looked nailed-on for automatic promotion. After that game,we¬† didn't … Continue reading That’s the way a season crumbles: the surprising outcomes of a season review

Team selection and player acquisition: may be we’ve been doing it all wrong?

Du Malone writes: There's this striker who's just had a phenomenal season. He's been banging the goals in left, right, and centre. And he's just finished as the league's leading goalscorer. An then this other striker who has never hit such heights. He's been playing several seasons now, but has never finished as the leading … Continue reading Team selection and player acquisition: may be we’ve been doing it all wrong?

It’s not all down to you: managerial reaction to performance on #FM20 and ITRW

Du Malone writes: In a previous post ('Your performance on #FM20 isn't all down to you: irrational bias on Football Manager') I argued that there are stochastic factors built into match performance. If, for example, you play a match, then exit without saving, and the load up again and replay it, you're likely to find … Continue reading It’s not all down to you: managerial reaction to performance on #FM20 and ITRW

Your performance on #FM20 isn’t all down to you: irrational bias on Football Manager

Du Malone writes: In my early days on Football Manager, I was manged Stoke. The third season proved unexpectedly tough. By the end of the season, we were staring relegation in the face. In the closing minutes of the final fixture -- I think it might have been in stoppage time -- we needed to … Continue reading Your performance on #FM20 isn’t all down to you: irrational bias on Football Manager