Benfica – Conveyor Belt to the Stars | Ep5: Building a team the Benfica way | Football Manager 2019 Stories

In the last episode, manager Ronaldo introduced the “Eagle Rating” in an attempt to create a certain type of player in order to unite the fans. In this episode we’ll look at how Ronaldo organizes the different squads to maximize the development of the young players. Continue reading

Tahith Chong 20 Years On | Football Manager 2019 Wonderkids | Man Utd

Welcome to 20 Years On, a series here on VivaLaVidaFM where we take one of the games hottest prospects and see where they end up at the end of their career in Football Manager 2019. In this post, we see where Manchester United youngster Tahith Chong could end up in 20 years time. Continue reading

Benfica – Conveyor Belt to the Stars | Ep4: Rise of the Phoenix… I mean Eagle! | Football Manager 2019 Stories

Welcome to another part of this excellent series by Mikaelinho. This save has an interesting aim of winning the Champions League with a team made entirely of under 21’s. We’ve seen how Benfica performed in season one, now let’s take a look at their preparation for the future! Continue reading

Benfica – Conveyor Belt to the Stars | Ep3: The only goal is survival | Football Manager 2019 Stories

Welcome back! I’m really excited to get this series going and after reviewing the squad it’s now time to look at how the team performed! Can Brazilian Ronaldo build a Benfica team full of youngsters? Continue reading

Incredible Turnaround |MVV Review & Groningen #1 | Football Manager 2019 Stories

It’s the 1st June 2025 and Erwin van Dijk is sat at home in his birthplace of Groningen, the Netherlands. It has been 15 months since the debacle at Plymouth, where van Dijk resigned from his role one game away from being sacked after a poor run of form. The past 15 months have seen an incredible turnaround in the fortunes for van Dijk – this turnaround began in late September 2024 with MVV Maastricht taking the opportunity to hire Erwin van Dijk. Continue reading

Benfica – Conveyor Belt to the Stars | Ep2: The Great Purge of Benfica | Football Manager 2019 Stories

Welcome back to “Conveyor belt to the stars”, the series where I’ll try to win the Champions League with a Benfica team consisting entirely of U21 players. In the first episode we said hello to newly appointed manager Ronaldo and reviewed the tough challenges ahead. In this episode we’ll look at his first task at the new job, the gigantic challenge of getting rid of every single player over the age of 21. Continue reading

Heaven and Hell | Sexi Brexi #12: Stockport | Football Manager 2019 Stories

Welcome to another instalment of Sexi Brexi, a Football Manager 2019 series following Marcus Allback as he aims to take Stockport County to the top of English football. If you missed the last post, we saw how Stockport fared in their first season back in the Championship. Go and read it by clicking the link below! Continue reading