The other day I was casually scrolling through The Guardian's excellent interactive transfer feature and noticed plenty of transfers I didn't know about and could affect our enjoyment of FM23.
Consecutive draws with Juve and Inter had AC Milan sitting a healthy 14 points clear at the top of Serie A, still unbeaten and with a game in hand. But a surprising progression to the Champions League semi-finals meant we had 12 games in 43 days to conclude the season.
Having made a flying start to our Serie A title defence, it was interrupted by a mid-season break while players went off to the Winter World Cup in Qatar.
AC Milan wrapped up the Serie A title after a tense title battle with perennial Italian champions Juventus. And things were about to get much more exciting for the Milanese.
Season two in Italy had started really with AC Milan, as a club-record winning streak took us just three points behind the Zebras heading into 2022. A key man behind the success had been goal machine Andrea Belotti, supported by a solid start to life from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Season one in Football Manager 2021 began slowly but gradually crescendoed to Champions League qualification and lifting the Europa League with AC Milan. However, plenty of work was required in the summer of 2021 as we had a pretty threadbare squad that wasn't ready for the Champions League.
At this point, I am so glad I'm not streaming Football Manager as... I went absolutely berserk celebrating. I composed myself, went on the defence and time-wasting and we held on for a 2-1 to reach the Europa Conference League Final!!
Leeds United moved into 2023 having easily secured qualification to the knockout stages of the Euro Cup. This was secured as the 2022 World Cup was taking place in Qatar and the competition was won by France, who lifted the trophy after a penalty shoot-out victory following a 0-0 draw with Italy - which was... Continue Reading →
Atalanta went into 2019 pushing towards the top six after a couple of strong victories over Juventus and Inter Milan. But that set expectations to keep pushing high through the remainder of the season, especially with Euro Cup involvement out the window. Transfer business I was slightly concerned about our defensive strength, so I moved... Continue Reading →