Player acquisition and contracts: the role of the intermediary

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

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?

Squad development: the roundtable approach

SCENE: Football manager's office. It is an office of two halves. The half nearer the window is dominated by a tatty desk from the 1970s. On the desk are in, pending, and out trays, with paper spilling out of them. There are also various other piles of paper: from the looks of things this manager … Continue reading Squad development: the roundtable approach