Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Lovely home form of Dresden in Bundesliga

Hello dear readers,

Welcome back to True Football Manager blog. Post #786 today!

Currently I would like to share information about the latest events in Dresden story. You remember I got 1 point in the first three Bundesliga matches against Bayern Munich, Dortmund and Schalke. It was a decent start but then my team surprised everyone with amazing home form.

Played matches[4]

Totals of the official matches: 5 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses.

About the best matches

How do you think what is the main reason of such performances? I deem some you can give a right answer: TACTICS.

Yes, it works like a charm against many stronger Bundesliga teams.

Stainless 3:0 win over Hoffenheim

Match overviewStats

One of league leaders and top scoring teams suffered heavy defeat in Dresden! My largest achievement so far!

What I can say… it was clearly tactical win without chances to much stronger opponent.


After Hoffenheim result

Player stats

Absolute domination over Nurnberg


It was my first 3:0 victory in the Bundesliga.  It was my first total domination in Bundesliga match.

Nurnberg didn’t manage to make a single shot on target in this game.

Match stats

Bundesliga table standing

BL table

10th position after just 9 matches played seem a bit unreal. But I understand it is the result of my rigid tactics which exploits flanks multiplied by correct transfer policy.

Dresden players

Dresden playersDresden players 2

Now I can see some words about Dresden newbies, at least about those who had enough match practice.

Strong forward Djuric and Perica confirmed my accuracy of idea: “Sign towering strikers and use them in Complete Forward role”.

It works very well when you team penetrate the flanks frequently. Both guys has already adapted in the squad. Surely, I am going to prefer Milan Djuric because Perica is just loaned player.

Unexpectedly, new complete wing backs Daniel Pudil and Stanislav Manolev managed to participate in many goal attacks. Well, may be Pudil was expected to be so good, but I didn’t think Manolev is able to play at nearly the same level. However, the Bulgarian is not so efficient in defensive play as during attacks…

Another newcomer Even Hovland became my main central defender. He fits Defender role with Cover duty most of all in the squad.


Some transfer news today. I sold central midfielder Sargis Shahinyan in the late August. That happened because I didn’t see how he would reach his potential to get a place in Dresden starting line-up. Koln offered double-price for him and it was easy to accept that offer.

MVP of the reported period: Milan Djuric with his 5 goals in 8 games

Milan Djuric

Current Dresden team comparison

Dear readers, I was asked by one of you to add team comparison information after made transfers. So here it is!

Looking it over you should get convinced in efficiency of the latest Dresden transfer campaign.


Next matches for Dynamo Dresden

Further games

The schedule is not so complicated as at the start so I am going to hold on at the 10th position after all. Surely I also understand it can be just euphoria due to impressive Bundesliga start and Dresden can go down at the table. We’ll see…

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

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