We've reached the mid-way point in the Football Manager 2021 cycle, which means there's probably plenty of people keen for a new challenge and looking for a new save to take on for the next six months.
With 12 games remaining of Valencia CF's title defence, a tense title battle looked to be in store. Despite still being unbeaten we were just one point ahead of Barcelona, who just so happen to be our first opponents in this post.
We headed into the second half of our second season with Valencia sandwiched by Spanish giants Barcelona and the increasingly untouchable Real Madrid. January transfer business January began with backup defender Manuel Jesús Tejada moving to Roma for £12.5 million. No major outgoings followed until our transfer window had closed when Fikayo Tomori, who'd been... Continue Reading →
Heading into the first international break of our second season with Valencia, we were sitting pretty at the top of the league with the evergreen Son Heung-Min in top form. And the South Korean continued his fine start to the season with a brace in a 3-1 win at Real Valladolid. That was followed by... Continue Reading →
Last time out, we'd made a superb start to life in Valencia by winning eight of our first ten matches and only trailed a goal-crazy Real Madrid and Barcelona. And our form was near enough totally reliant on a free-scoring 33-year-old Son Heung-Min playing as a makeshift striker.
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.
Our first season as a manager was up and running with goals aplenty in our first few matches with Athletic Bilbao. And our 3-5-2 setup seemed primed for attacking football.
After five years sitting on the beach honing my tactical knowledge, the time was finally upon me to begin life as a football manager. And we had a big game to get things started.
An hour into the game and we were already stepping into club management for the first time in 2024. Eight-time Spanish champions Athletic Bilbao had entrusted us with our first role as manager and I'm excited by the prospect.