So, those of you that follow me on Twitter (@JLAspey) will have seen that The Tactical Annals is back, and I’m finally back playing Football Manager. I apologise for my inactivity lately. Those of you who know me well will know that I’m currently in my training year to become a teacher, and through the school term I really struggle to find the time to play FM properly enough to write about it. I’ll have the odd dabble with old saves, but I don’t want to revisit any of those on this blog months down the line when you’ve all lost interest.
However, I’m now back with a fresh new save for the blog, and I’m going somewhere I’ve never really managed before. As you can probably tell from the title of the article, I’m in Scotland, north of the border. Beyond the wall. I’ve only ever managed briefly in Scotland before with Falkirk in FM13 (I think?) before this blog even existed, so it should be a fun save to explore Scottish football in Football Manager. I also have to credit Iain Macintosh, Alex Stewart and Matt Stanger for making me take notice of Scotland in the game again via the FM17 Project.
So, who am I playing with? Again, those of you that follow me on Twitter will already know, but I’m in the Highlands with Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Why Inverness? Well, they were predicted to finish mid table in 6th in the first season, so it provided me with a nice challenge, and I also really like their logo. Who needs deep reasons to manage a club on Football Manager? As so often happens on FM though, I’m starting to quite like Inverness. I’ve already played the first season of this save, so we’ll be starting from Season 2, but I’ll quickly go through what happened in Season 1.