The FM18 Journeyman: Stable Employment

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Transfers Winter/Spring 2018

I’ve been away for a while due to the holidays, so I’ll get right to business. Due to the amount of serious injuries we’ve suffered, I can only assume the training pitch is a former minefield. Despite limited resources, I needed to bring in several players during the first few months of the new year.

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The FM18 Journeyman: I’m Feelin’ Hungary

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Mosonmagyaróvári TE
Nemzeti Bajnokság II

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 After the nightmare that was my Municipal Liberia career, I wanted to bounce straight back into another job. There were several interesting positions that were available but they were mostly far above my level. Mosonmagyarovari were the only club that initially made me a contract offer, and even agreed to a delay while I held out hoping for a better job offer. No better offer materialized, so I’m off to northwestern Hungary.

Mosonmagyarovari TE 1904 currently play in the Nemzeti Bajnoksag II, the second tier of professional Hungarian football. Founded in 1904 (clearly), there’s even less information floating around than Liberia had. I’m not quite sure if or when they’ve been in the first tier. I do know, however, that the town the club is based in has the highest ratio of dentists to citizens of any town in the world. Who needs league trophies when you have that? Continue reading “The FM18 Journeyman: I’m Feelin’ Hungary”

The FM18 Journeyman: Starting the Climb on the Wrong Foot

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AD Municipal Liberia
Transfers and Preseason

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I was able to bring in a few players in our positions of need despite the club’s limited resources. Kevin Perez was not one of those players, as his transfer was already arranged when I took the job. He looks like he could turn into a decent player and covers several positions.  Thiago Gomes comes in as an aging but still decent 3rd or possibly 2nd center back. I already had my eye on Vini when lead striker Solorzano went down for five to six months with a hip injury and we had to bring someone in right away. James Carvell comes all the way from England to join our reserves until we can free up one of our four foreign player slots. Finally, Jorge Gutierrez came in later in the window to provide depth on the left wing. Overall I’ve got to be pleased with the window, we’ve brought in players in basically every area we needed that should be able to perform at a decent level. Continue reading “The FM18 Journeyman: Starting the Climb on the Wrong Foot”

The FM18 Journeyman: The First Club – AD Municipal Liberia

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 After receiving offers from Luxembourg, Finland, and three clubs in England, I ended up taking the closest AND most lucrative job of the bunch at Municipal Liberia in Costa Rica. A £450/week salary was much higher than any of the others on offer and the club is fully professional as well. The media predict to finish firmly mid-table in 6th place out of 12, although in real life the club are rock bottom with a -34 goal differential as of my writing this. I certainly hope I can elicit better performances than that if I want to start my career on a good note.  Continue reading “The FM18 Journeyman: The First Club – AD Municipal Liberia”

The Football Manager 2018 Journeyman: Introduction

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It’s that time of year again. Time to dust off the tracksuit, slip the nice suit and tie into a travel bag, and make sure my passport is up to date. There’s a whole wide world of football out there, waiting for me to conquer it. Following in the footsteps of Bela Guttmann, the original football journeyman, I’ll be managing wherever, whenever, and however I please. Inspired by Guttmann and FM18’s increased focus on realism, I’ll be attempting to guide this journey with a more human touch. No more holding back from leaking a story to the press or walking away from an obstinate board for the sake of whats best for the game. Even the best managers in history let their emotions get the better of them from time to time, why should I be any different?  Continue reading “The Football Manager 2018 Journeyman: Introduction”