Friday, 19 December 2014

Season 1. All tournaments in Dream Job story

Blog post 872

Dear readers,

My transfer campaign for Braganca is already over. However, I don't want to rush with the next update uncovering new Braganca squad because there should be a traditional blog post about results of all the most important tournaments in the first season.

So let's get started!

Champions League

Hot penalty shutout between Bayern and Chelsea in the final ended with mistakes by Oscar and Ivanovic.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Braganca squad analysis after season 1

Blog post 871

Hello dear readers,

I went deep into squad analysis and would like to share its results today. Let me begin with common team stats sorted by position:

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Core tactics for Braganca in FM 2015

Dear readers,

The first season managing Braganca became a successful one. I managed to get into promotion playoff has having quite weak squad and 5000 bet coefficient of title win. In fact Braganca was the 4th team of 80 in Portuguese National Championship. That was a merit of used tactical approach, and I am ready to share it with you just right now.

Total impression

At first I had some experiments with asymmetric tactical approach trying to play without central midfielders at all. But then it became clear for me it couldn't work because many PNC teams use 4-5-1 formation overloading midfield. So after all I stopped on two tactics and played almost the whole season using them:

  • 4-4-1-1 Control - main one
  • 4-1-2-2-1 - backup one

The latter is actually modified version of my AZ tactics used in FM 2014. I can say it didn't work well against other PNC teams, so 4-4-1-1 Control was used in most cases. The following stats confirms success rates for both tactics:

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Season 1 is completed. Braganca got...

Blog post 869

Hello dear readers,

Are you ready for the news about the last Braganca matches in season 1?

Promotion league

Braganca lost the first match to Camacha but competing Moimenta failed in their match at the same time. So league outcome was moved to the last fixture. For some reason I didn't manage to beat Coimbroes getting just a draw. Luckily, Moimenta did not seize on my loss of points, so Braganca remained at the 2nd position after all.

It was tough and nervy experience. I was playing the last match with league table widget enabled keeping track of what's going on in parallel games.

Monday, 8 December 2014

A nice chance to finish the second

Blog post 868

Hello my dear readers,

The first season with Braganca in Dream Job story is nearly completed. What I can say now it's going to be a nervous ending in context of getting promotion from the very first attempt. Here is how my promotion stage group looks like:

Friday, 5 December 2014

Braganca in Promotion stage of PNC

Blog post 867

Hello dear readers,

I know many of you couldn't wait till I report about the latest news from Dream Job story. It's the right time you've opened True Football Manager blog for that!

6 fixtures were played, Braganca is not among leaders of the group. However, we still have all chances to promote to the Second Portuguese League.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Best FM 2015 Sites

This page contains my personal view of currently existing FM community. My idea to create this list of the best FM 2015 sites is just simple: from time to time one may need help in some FM issue, want to install FM graphics, share own Football Manager story, or just read some good FM blog or guide.
This page is a starting point. It contains only the best Football Manager resources throughout the whole Web.

All rankings are based on my personal impressions and can't be changed by opinions of others.

Rankings are editable. If you know an active English-language FM site with some unique content or services for Football Manager fans, please remind it in the comments below. I will kindly take a look at your suggestion and possibly add to one the rankings.