Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Squad analysis before Championship

Dear readers, as you know Boston United will start the 5th season in Championship. I don’t think I’ll be able to win a promotion in one season again this time. So I am going to rebuild the squad significantly.

The squad I have now

This is how the screen shot of my first team looks:

Boston United before the Champioship season, FM 2011

Contracts with 5 players were not signed. So they are free to leave the club:

5 players leaving the team

You can add David Mooney to this list who made me angry during the season and got to the transfer list as a result:

Bye, David Mooney!

So Boston squad is really small after all departures. Now I would like to analyse players’ stats during the last season and think more over their future in the team.



Goalkeepers in Boston United, FM 2011

Don’t even know what to analyse here. Goree leaves, Johnstone is young but quite weak for Championship. Jansson performed rather well in the second half of the season. But I am afraid he isn’t reaching the level of Championship goalies.



Defenders in Boston United, FM 2011

Webster and Maras performed fine in the defence’s centre. Whether can they be reliable in the next season? I am not sure. For instance, there is an anxious sign - header completion ratio of Maras is only 74%.

Benjamin Genot (DL) is a person who deserves to stay in the first eleven. Can’t say the same about Capasso because loaned Jackson Ramm played at the right back’s position almost the whole season.



Midfielders in Boston United, FM 2011

I have a slight disappointment with the amount of assists made by Summerfield. I thought he should became a playmaker with the most assists this season.

Other midfielders and wingers (that are not leaving the team on a free transfer) performed well. Though their levels of attributes make me to hesitate much.



Forwards in Boston United, FM 2011

It’s a simple case here. Only O’Donovan stays in the team. Other forwards are leaving. Obviously O’Donovan can’t be an efficient striker in Championship; he has even scored only 18 goals in 38(5) matches in League 1 season as you see.


Positions that should be strengthened

Formation of Boston United, FM 2011

I can conclude Boston United lacks:

- better goalkeeper

- at least one good DC

- at least one good MC

- better AML and AMR

- better striker

Actually it’s just minimal pack of new players I need. Hope I will be able to find even more footballers to make a completely new team with just few guys from my current main squad.

Whom would you recommend me as potential signing for Boston United? Remember I am at the start of the 5th season now.

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.