Champions of Europe | Ostersund #13 | An FM18 Story

I think it is clear from the title of this blog post that Ostersund have continued their incredible rise in European football. Twelve years ago, back in 2017, Oscar Friberg replaced the legendary Graham Potter and has since led the Swedish club to the very top of Swedish football. But it has been their prominence in Europe that will define Friberg’s legacy at the club. Continue reading

The Evolution of Tactics Over a 12 Year Period | Ostersund #12.3 | An FM18 Story

Tactics in Football Manager, where to start? They are a major talking point in every version of the game. Some players find them too challenging whilst others find them too exploitative. I love the tactical side of Football Manager, despite not being anywhere near an expert on the tactical side of football. The following post will analyse how I have used tactics over a 12-year period with my Ostersund side. Continue reading

Developing your Football Manager Wonderkid | Ostersund #12.2 | An FM18 Story

Back in 2021, so 7 years ago now as we end season 12 with Ostersund, we checked our youth intake to find Manuel Tesfagiorghis O’Michael (or Tesfa for short). The 16-year-old Swede was rated as a 3-star current ability player with 5-star potential. The following post will review how he has developed with Ostersund now that he is 23 years of age. Continue reading

European Progression | Ostersund #12.1 | An FM18 Story

I’m really into this save with Ostersund and I can safely┬ásay I have never had a save quite like it. Before blogging about Football Manager I would rarely stick with the same club past 6 seasons and when I did it was with the team I support. Continue reading

The Invincibles | Ostersund #11 | An FM18 Story

Hello and welcome to another update from Ostersund! We have now completed 11 seasons with the Swedish club and we are consolidating our position as Sweden’s greatest team. In this post, we review the 2027 season to see if Ostersund can continue their progress in Europe. Continue reading

Ten Seasons Gone | Ostersund #10.2 | An FM18 Story

This post will be slightly different to all of our other posts here on VivaLaVidaFM in that it will be mainly based on images rather than text. As this is the 10-year review of my save with Ostersund, I have already written about what has happened in each season. This post I will be reviewing our ten years in Sweden with graphics. I hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Unbeaten In 51 | Ostersund #10.1 | An FM18 Story

For ten seasons Oscar Friberg has grown his Ostersund side into one of the top 25 clubs in European football. Now with three Swedish Allsvenskan wins under his belt, Friberg is chasing a fourth domestic title. In Europe, Ostersund are consistently reaching European knockout stages and surely it is only a matter of time before the Swedish side reach a European final? Continue reading