Our reign in Milan had gotten off to a solid yet unspectacular start in which we we were seriously lacking goals in the first 30 or so games in Football Manager 2021. Our main source of goals, however, was the 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic!
My Beta FM21 save sees me begin the new game in Italy's Serie A with sleeping giants AC Milan. Despite winning 18 Italian titles, the club only has two since 1999. It also has seven European Cup titles to its name, but none since 2007. And it only has one cup win since 2011. So there's plenty of space to restore glory to Milan.
Heading into 2032, Cagliari Calcio were being well and truly carried into the top half of Serie A by the goals of star striker Thomas De Lucia. The Italian, our newly appointed vice-captain, had scored more than half of our goals.
I'd just enjoyed a summer of soaking up the rays in the beautiful surroundings of my new home in Sardinia. But there was plenty of work to be done in the summer of 2031 to rebuild a Cagliari side lacking quality and, importantly, money. I set about removing the club's negative bank balance by selling... Continue Reading →
This Atalanta team is utterly dreadful, and I don't have the patience, the interest nor the inclination to try and rebuild it.
It was a proud moment when, following several months of unemployment, I was asked to become the manager of Atalanta. This is a club I had a great save - maybe my greatest ever - with in Atalanta Avventura on Football Manager 2019. But the club is not in a good way on this save.... Continue Reading →
Having suffered the indignity of getting the sack in Part 5 - albeit while on holiday - it was time to sign back on the dole and hit the Job Centre.
We've stepped into the past to revive our Atalanta series on the blog today, as we push ahead with the save that's taken us deep into the 2030s.
Last time out we stepped into 2034 on a run of 59 league games without defeat and having progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League and into the Italian Cup semi-finals. Unusually for us, we only saw one player leave the club in January, and even then it was only a loan as... Continue Reading →
Having wrapped up a tenth successive Serie A title, I thought it would be timely to introduce you to the players that wrapped up this feat. Goalkeepers Christopher Onovo: GK, 21 Onovo, who was labelled the next Gianluigi Buffon as a youngster, was signed from Fiorentina for a cool £25 million in 2027 when he... Continue Reading →