City Homegrown #1 | PL Transfer Ban | Football Manager 2017

Welcome to a new series starting on VivaLaVidaFM. City Homegrown is a series that will be written by @thatboyvoid (@FMVoid on Twitter) and will be appearing regularly on the website in the future.

For this series FMVoid will be using a database where all non-homegrown players have been removed from PL club to become free agents. Homegrown players are those who have played for an English team for three years between the ages of 15-21.

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Pre-Season | Zulia FC: Venezuela #4 | Football Manager Tactics

So, after progressing past Day One, creating a tactic and organising my staff, scouting assignments and training, we are finally ready to begin pre-season. This post will focus on the games throughout pre-season and my analysis of the games. In addition I will speak about any transfers that I make and any other events that occur during the first few weeks of this save. Continue reading

The Club | Zulia FC: Venezuela #3 | Football Manager Tactics

The third part in our possession football series focuses on our club, and how we can hire staff, set up our training and send out scouts on assignments to best improve our club’s new philosophy. After meeting with the board, I chose to select ‘Play possession football’ as a philosophy to be judged upon. As manager of Zulia FC, I have set all of the staff responsibilities to myself. I want to have complete control over Zulia in order to fully implement our possession-based philosophy. Continue reading

2-3-2-3 | Zulia FC: Venezuela #2 | Football Manager Tactics

In the last part of our possession-based tactic guide, I wrote how I wanted to develop a newer tactic into a controlling formation. Rather than use a standard 4-2-3-1, I decided to try and adapt a 2-3-2-3 strikerless formation. Continue reading