After the heroic and miraculous promotion to League One I had to think very carefully my pre-season transfer market approach. The club made quite a nice profit last season, more than 900,000 euro, but I didn’t hope for a very big transfer budget. I thought that I should act before July by trying to capture some of the League One, Championship or Premiership players that had their contracts expiring. My
I found a great backgrounds pack! It has all the stadiums for the English teams, from League Two to the Premiership! If you install it it replaces the normal backround picture to the stadium picture of the resprective team (that is if you enable “show background pictures” in your display & sound preferences). How to install it It’s very simple. Unrar the file and place it into your \My Documents\Sports
There are a lot of logo packs for FM 2009 out there, but this one that I’m going to tell you about is definitely the most complete. It has virtually any logo you can think of, from Albanian clubs to the Yemen first division clubs. The pack was compiled by Cristi and Delije and it has more than 35,000 logos. How to install it It’s very simple. Unzip the
I promised you in my previous post that I’m going to reveal the training schedules that I’m using for my Chester team. I’m also going to tell you what my ideal coaches should look like. So… The training schedules. I think there’s no competition in this field, the best schedules are those made bu DarkStarr. I’ve been using his FM 2008 schedules and trust me, they were great. I trust
As I promised I’m going to reveal the tactics that helped me to get my Chester team from a media prediction of 21st to the real… 1st place in League Two. The tactic is nothing special, it’s a 4-4-2 tactic with an offensive touch. The team instructions might give you more information about the style. As you can see the tactic uses zonal marking and the offside trap. There
You already know from my previous post that I accomplished a miracle by bringing Chester to win League Two against all odds. The board is happy and the fans are too. I’m looking forward to the new season in League One, although it will be a very difficult one. But until then, let me entertain you with some facts and stats from the first season. First of all, something funny.
If you read the previous post you know that my Chester had an incredible first half of the season which brought us on the first place. I was hoping for a good second half and a promotion to League One, even if the media prediction at the start of the season was… 21st. In the January transfer window I couldn’t bring any important players, because my transfer funds were only
The media said we would finish 21st, I didn’t know what to think. I signed 15 players, sold 10 and hoped for the best. The first League Two game was a success, a 4-1 home victory against Gillingham. That game really made me believe that we were destined for more than a mid-table position. We were knocked out quickly from the Carling Cup, as we met Newcastle in the second