Getting Going

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 22.42.11Well, I’ve reached the winter break of the first season of the Borussia Dortmund save, so I thought it was an ideal time to update you on how things have been going. This is probably the most ‘classic Football Manager update’ you’ll get throughout this save, so it will be a little bit of a throwback to how I used to write on this blog.

In the last update, I covered the development of the first tactic I intended to use with my Dortmund side. I also outlined how it was designed to get the best out of my new signings – particularly Kasper Dolberg and Matthijs De Ligt. I also analysed the DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich – as we came away with a 1-0 win against Heynckes’ side following a goal by Andre Schürrle. To say I was pleased would have been an understatement. I was also very optimistic about the 3-4-3, thinking it was a system we could use moving forward.

However, future matches illustrated to me that this wasn’t the case (at least against some opposition – it seems to work wonders against Bayern) and as a result I’ve had to be fairly flexible tactically throughout the first half of the first season of this save.

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How to Develop Your Tactic on Football Manager 2018

Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 22.42.11Yay, more content. 20 points if you can figure out who virtual me is this year.

After my article on the Sweeper Keeper, I finished off the second season of my save with Bournemouth, finishing 2nd in the Premier League and winning the Europa League for what I dubbed ‘Little Baby Bournemouth’. However, I never really fell in love with that save, and as a result once I’d finished the second season I decided I wanted something new. I’ve been discussing with several members of the FM Community about how I don’t enjoy Football Manager as much as I used to, especially compared to my save with Bayer Leverkusen on FM15. Thiago, I’ll never forget you. ❤

I decided to look at three teams I’ve never managed properly before on Football Manager, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and AS Monaco. I then took to my Twitter (@JLAspey) with the options, and opened a poll to decide where I was going next. Thankfully, Dortmund won the poll with 39%, so I’m back off to Germany.

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