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Currently Managing Tottenham - Season 2 Teamsheet

Currently Managing Tottenham - Season 2 Teamsheet

Friday, 29 May 2009

Follow my game on fm2009

Whilst we await news on football manager 2010, you can check out my blog on fm2009 here. I'm currently managing Carlisle.

I started off with Stoke City in the premier league, but I got releagated in my first season! However, the board kept faith in me and I managed them in the Championship, aiming for automatic promotion. The season started well enough, but gradually I faultered and at January I was just outside the playoffs. This was not good enough and I got sacked.

I then applied for the Notts. County job where I was successful in getting the job. They were facing relegation to the Blue Square Premier, several point adrift and with no transfer budget available. However, I keeped them up, signing several good free transfers in the process.

The second season with County, saw promotion from League 2! The first season in League 1 saw mid-table for County, when Carlisle came knocking for me. At the time, they were below Notts. County in League 1, but I thought I'd taken County all that I could, so I accepted Carlisle's job offer!

Read my story in more detail here.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

fm2010 wishlist - what would you like to see this year?

I'm looking forward to playing football manager 2010 even more than any other. FM2009 brought us a 3D match view for the first time in the football manager series, so I'm hoping that the 2010 game can take this further - possibly with a highlights package, where you get the see the goals in fifa like views.

I hope we don't have the same hassle with activation this year. After purchasing the game, I couldn't play it for hours - felt like days! I felt even more sorry for the people who had ordered it through Steam months in advance.

The stadium building is poor in football manager. Reading that your chairman has increased the capacity by 4000 is about as exciting as it gets. Look into this Sega! We need fans in the stadiums too, maybe with some chants here and there.

What's happened to the tactics!? In particular, the forward runs are limited to the next block only! We need full control of the tactics.