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 →
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 →
Having completed the first ever Serie A title in Atalanta history in the 2023/24 campaign, the expectations were heightened for the next campaign. The season began with some major departures, as we brought into £141 million in sales. That included selling unsettled winger Frederic Pereira to Atletico Madrid for £26.5 million and academy product Dejan... 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 →