With Euro 2020 finally kicking off today, I ran an experiment to see how Football Manager 2021 sees the tournament playing out. To warn you, there are some pretty drastic results...
Excitement was high all across England as the 2034 World Cup was upon us. I think we have a massive chance of a first World Cup win since 1966 and firmly believe we have the best team at the tournament.
Life in idyllic Sardinia had gotten off to a pretty solid start with 4 points from our opening two games as manager of Cagliari. That had us sitting safe in 10th position and with an outside chance of challenging for European places.
I'm not sure I've ever managed England on Football Manager, I can't remember doing so on recent versions that's for sure. In fact I've rarely done international management, and it's obviously very different.
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 →
We moved into 2032 celebrating youth product Matteo Giacalone becoming the first Atalanta player in history to win World Player of the Year and World Golden Ball awards. And the new year saw an exciting new arrival, with 17-year-old Belgian midfielder Nolan Pankert join the club from Anderlecht for £7 million. Our chances of retaining... Continue Reading →
We moved into 2031 with Atalanta sitting pretty at the top of Serie A on a 17-match unbeaten run in the league and having progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup. One outgoing transfer saw midfielder Damian Oliva move to Borussia Monchengladbach for £7 million and five more young players leave the club... Continue Reading →
Last time out the Atalanta boys wrapped up a seventh straight Serie A title, and we were looking to rack up an eighth moving into the 2030/31 campaign. More big summer sales came in the summer, notably holding midfielder William Nsiala - in whom I'd lost faith when he got sent off in a clash... Continue Reading →
Moving into the second decade of life at Atalanta there wasn't much left to achieve - other than becoming the greatest manager of all time of course!
The Atalanta boys' bid for a fifth straight Serie A success was off to a great start as we moved into 2028 top of the league still unbeaten. Another big outgoing transfer came in January as we sold our captain Tiago Frasco to Real Madrid for £23 million. His contract was running down, his ability... Continue Reading →