AS Roma came into 2024 sitting pretty at the top of Serie A but with lots of games remaining due to a strangely lop-sided season in Italy. And, despite dropping points in three games, they only had a narrow lead at the top.
The Journeyman | Three Lions: Part 1 – I’m Coming Home
After spells leading the United States of America and Denmark, my international management expertise has clearly done me wonders as my home country of England came calling after Euro 2032.
The Journeyman | Vamos Valencia: Part 7 – Gaya the Goalscorer!
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.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 22 – Season 5 Reflection
With a fifth successive Primeira Liga title looking pretty in the trophy cabinet at Estadio José Alvalade Século XXI (catchy stadium name) it's time to look back on the campaign that marked half a decade with Sporting Lisbon.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 21 – Daniel Braganca, Sporting Legend
Sporting Lisbon had ended 2023 in wonderful fashion, going 34 matches unbeaten in all competitions and winning their opening 14 league games in their bid for a fifth successive Primeira Liga title.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 20 – The Best Goal I’ve Ever Seen On Football Manager
After wrapping up a fourth consecutive Primeira Liga with Sporting Lisbon a massive summer of change was coming, including selling our oldest player for the third transfer window in a row.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 18 – Fixture Schedule Chaos
Sporting Lisbon moved into March 2023 still unbeaten in Primeira Liga and, for the first time in this save, having progressed past the first knockout round of the Champions League.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 16 – Fuming with the President!
I've built some exciting young teams during my time playing Football Manager but this new-look Sporting Lisbon side has to be one of the most inexperienced but exciting. However, all of my good work could come to a dramatic ending after a ridiculous move by the club's incumbent President.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 14 – Bizarre Title Battle
Sporting Lisbon's chances of a third straight Primeira Liga title looked unlikely going into the last few months of the season. Despite being only three points behind off the top of the league we faced a tough task toppling the unbeaten FC Porto.
The Journeyman | Saving Sporting: Part 13 – Batalha Blinder
Sporting moved into 2022 on a good run of form but trailing the even more impressive SL Benfica and unbeaten FC Porto.