All posts by Tom

My name is Tom and I work full-time in education. I'm an avid football and cricket fan and, obviously, I love Football Manager!

East Stirlingshire | Sir Alex Reborn #1 | FM18 Experiments

Welcome to Sir Alex Reborn, a Football Manager series where we put a 32-year-old Alex Ferguson into FM18 to see how his career would turn out if he had his time again. Ferguson began his managerial career aged 32 with East Stirlingshire – this is where we’ll begin our FM experiment. Continue reading East Stirlingshire | Sir Alex Reborn #1 | FM18 Experiments

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Out With The Old | Ostersunds FK #3 | An FM18 Story

The 2019 season has seen a changing of the guard in the Ostersund squad. As of the 18th December 2019, after Oscar Friberg had completed his third season in charge of Ostersund, there are only six players in the first team squad who remain from before Friberg joined Ostersund. Continue reading Out With The Old | Ostersunds FK #3 | An FM18 Story

Sir Alex Reborn | Intro | Football Manager 2018 Experiments

Sir Alex Ferguson, in my slightly biased opinion as a Manchester United fan, is the greatest manager of all-time. He oversaw exactly 1500 matches with Man Utd in a spell spanning close to three decades. He turned United into a hugely successful side through the nineties and noughties and built the club into one of the World’s best. Continue reading Sir Alex Reborn | Intro | Football Manager 2018 Experiments

Youth Training and Development | Ostersunds FK #2.4 | An FM18 Story

Welcome to another instalment in our Ostersunds FK series. In the previous post we looked in-depth at our tactical approach. If you missed it, do go back and read it here. In this part we take a look at our youth training and development with the Swedish side and see how our training aids our youth progression. Continue reading Youth Training and Development | Ostersunds FK #2.4 | An FM18 Story

Our Tactic: The Dutch 4-3-3 | Ostersunds FK #2.3 | An FM18 Story

Tactics are one of the most important aspects of Football Manager. If you learn how to use tactics effectively you’ll be able to make the most out of your players to overachieve and find success. But should you struggle, success could well be a long way off. Continue reading Our Tactic: The Dutch 4-3-3 | Ostersunds FK #2.3 | An FM18 Story

The Squad | Ostersunds FK #2.2 | An FM18 Story

Oscar Friberg has been with Ostersund for just over 18 months now and has had time to put his own stamp on the squad. In this time, he has finished 5th and 2nd in the Swedish top division – an impressive feat for the young Swede. Continue reading The Squad | Ostersunds FK #2.2 | An FM18 Story

Season Two Review | Ostersunds FK #2.1 | An FM18 Story

In our second season with Ostersunds FK, the Swedish side currently taking the Europa League by storm in real-life, we’ve had a lot of fun. After completing our latest season, I will be writing four posts on various topics. This post will be our season review where I’ll look at our season and how we’ve performed in 2018. Below you can see the four posts that I’ll be writing in the coming days/weeks. Continue reading Season Two Review | Ostersunds FK #2.1 | An FM18 Story