Sunday, 5 April 2015


Blog post 896

Hello dear readers,

Eleven - that's the position number where my Crystal Palace have finished the second season. It's better than the 13th place last year, however, I am slightly disappointed with the ending interval when we should really fight for becoming the 9th.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Tough January and February

Blog post 895

Hello dear readers,

I am eager for sharing the latest news from Crystal Palace story. Unluckily, this Sunday is not that optimistic as previous one when I was thinking of chance to get into Top-8 in the end. OK, I will not be beating around the bushes, let's explain you everything with the following screen shot.

3 wins, 1 draw, 5 defeats

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Wonderful Christmas time

Blog post 894

Hello my FM fellows, 

Another episode of Dream Job story is ready for you. This week I had a birthday becoming 33 years old and remaining still very inspired to play Football Manager and share my experience with you. Normally I take a vacation day every birthday and have some addition leisure time. It wasn't an exception this time as well :) Finally, I managed to reach the mid-season time with Crystal Palace.

Latest results including Christmas interval

5 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses

That's what I do like! There was a single game failed match against Newcastle. All other matches were played with inspiration, excellent teamwork and beautiful football style. One may say it's can be temporary series but I feel Crystal Palace is going up to the next level. 
Sunday, 15 March 2015

2 new tactics unveiled

Blog post 893

Hello and welcome to True Football Manager blog,

Today you will learn about two new tactics created by me for Crystal Palace and of course read about the latest results in Premier League and national cups. Renewed squad, new tactical schemes - that's what makes my FM gaming experience exciting!

Ball possession with 4-4-1-1

My new 4-4-1-1 tactic does resemble Braganca tactics which was successfully used in low-league matches. Its main ideas here:
  • High ball possession
  • Accurate passing and slow smart attacks
  • Well covered flanks against opposition
The tactic is pretty versatile and can be used against teams of any calibre.
Sunday, 8 March 2015

Starting season 2 with Crystal Palace

Blog post 892

Hello guys,

It's another Sunday, time to share news about my story. Finally, all summer transfers are done and  the second season is started. I managed to play many friendlies, 3 opening Premier League fixtures and 1st League Cup match. After I feel it's going to be much more exciting season than the first one. But let me tell you everything in order.

Second part of summer transfers

Please read the first part in the last blog update if you missed it.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

In the middle of summer transfer window

Blog post 891

Hello dear readers,

Somehow I overcame all troubles with match animation alarmed in the last blog update. I lost one good evening for playing Football Manager because of that weird glitch. This is why I am still in active process of making transfers. It's July, 7 of 2015 and as you understand there will be squad changes onwards. However, quite many transfers have already been made till this moment. And sure I have to tell you how the last 4 Premier League fixtures were played and what position Crystal Palace finished at.

Season 1 completion

Four last matches were unexpectedly disappointing for Crystal Palace. But luckily all our competitors failed as well and we remained at the 13th position after all. 
Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Patch 15.3.0 broke match animation

Unplanned blog update because of the critical bug in 15.3 installed right away.

I am so angry at SI Games! Just look at the picture below:

Match animation is now very simple: all players are stunned in same stupid postures sliding around the pitch. Worst graphics bugs I've ever seen :(

My evening was totally planned to play Football Manager 2015... Complete failure.

Have anybody of you encountered this issue and managed to resolve it somehow?


Next morning I rebooted my Mac and its buggy Mac OS X. Luckily, match animation is fixed. So I was too hasty in my angriness.

FM 2015 rarely crashes on Mac OS X but is still playable.