As I mentioned in my last update it would be a challenging run in for us with some very difficult games on the schedule, starting with a home game against Bayern. We had a lead of 3 points though, so maybe that’s enough of a cushion to real in the championship.
We’re at April 1, 2017 in our season. 3 months and 13 competitive games have been played since our last update. On top of that, we got our youth prospects coming in. Time for another update!
Normally I wouldn’t write an update only for the winter transfers. I tend not to make any major signings in this transfer window and when I do, it’s only 1 player which can be easily included in a next general update.
As I mentioned in my last update though, I was expecting some activity on the outgoing side. Boy, did turn out to be true!
End of December, end of 2016, and we’re at the top of the Bundesliga. We lost the Bayer Neverlusen nickname though. I’ll give a small summary how it all unfolded, also in the Champions League, together with my plans for the winter transfer period.
Everybody who has already managed a Belgian team on FM will have noticed that the football league structure is not a conventional one. I remember lots of questions on several boards about the structure whenever someone took over a Belgian club. With this piece, I try to give an overview about how the structure is set up and why it is set up this way.
We’re at the end of October and I felt it was time for another update as our results were good and I changed my tactics quite a bit. Maybe it’s a good idea to explain that because, as said, results were good. So why change, right? Short update, I promise!
Last update was all about getting to learn the team, or even the club in general. This time, it’s all about how I tailored what I had into what I wanted it to be. This includes staff changes, transfers, tactics and personal philosophy combined with self-imposed restrictions.