Part 10 – Season 2021/22 – Another roller coaster ride

At points of the season, there was a good chance this was going to be a farewell to Valencia post.

And then the season turned in remarkable fashion. Continue reading “Part 10 – Season 2021/22 – Another roller coaster ride”


Part 9 – Transfer Special 2021/22

We left Part 8 with gun winger Ousmane Dembele lounged in my office noting how important Champions League football was to him.

He was joined eventually by Julian Draxler, Joan Jordan and Federico Mattiello. The relaxing and quiet offseason I’d planned was about to get blown up.

So what went down?

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#FMbeats – First quarter 2017

There are a hell of a lot of opinions that float around the FM community,  in relation to the game itself and the ecosystem around it.

But I present you with an inarguable truth. FM is better with music in the background.  So for something completely different I thought I’d summarise the albums that have been playing the background of my Valencia save for the first three months of 2017.

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Part 5 – Introducing Season 2019/20

Before we get down to brass tacks, thanks if you’ve read and shared the article  on scouting. Pretty comfortably the most read thing around these parts! If you’ve missed it, it’s here – Scouting Systems

You can also catch up on the earlier parts of this save here – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

After scraping through at the end of the prior season, improvement was expected both from board level, the team and the manager. So it was critical to get the transfer business done quickly and the team working on tactical familiarisation so we could hit the ground running. Continue reading “Part 5 – Introducing Season 2019/20”