Welcome

Featured

I once dreamt of making great Football Manager content on YouTube. Turns out that I was a bit shit at it, so here we are.

There are no promises that I’ll be a consistent blogger, but I’ll certainly try.

The back catalogue of my work is here:

FC St. Pauli #LiberalFM (my currently unrated FM20 blog)

Reviving Ravel (my critically acclaimed FM19 YouTube series)

 Jésus of Nazareth (my definitely-not critically acclaimed FM19 blog)

Redwood FM (will be vaguely FM related subjects outside of my main saves)

Kind of regards,

Ted

Der Kult : III.II : On the brink of Bundesliga

Wilkommen

With only one game to play, the final automatic promotion place is as close as one single point away (given FC St. Pauli’s far superior goal difference over local rivals Hamburger SV), and a playoff spot is guaranteed. Ideally, you want to avoid the playoffs in Germany, as the team in 3rd place in 2.Bundesliga takes on the team in 16th from Bundesliga, currently occupied by SC Freiberg, of Freiberg fame. Not ideal.

table

If we’d not been complete toss earlier in the season then a title push would have been on the cards

It seems criminal to be ahead of Hamburger SV given that they’ve only conceded 16 goals in 33 league games this season, however the two point/10 goal cushion, are unlikely to be overturned. With this in mind, I’ve decided to commit to something a bit ridiculous in the event that we are promoted, as it’ll look fantastic. If we don’t get promoted doing this…well…I’m going to look a right bellend. Enjoy?

INTERference

Continue reading

Der Kult : III.I : Third time’s the charm?

Wilkommen

Wilkommen back (so cultured) to some #LiberalFM action with me, TedRedwood, and FC St. Pauli. Two full seasons in 2.Bundesliga are making me a bit itchy: one season of working out our squad, and who to keep; the other to give our younger team the experience it needs to get to a higher playing ability. It makes sense, but whether or not I can put the plan into action…well, you’ll find out.

Continue reading

Der Kult : II.II : Consistently average

Wilkommen

So, back for more, eh? Can’t get enough of consecutive 8th places finishes in 2.Bundesliga? Say no more, just read on to learn a little bit more about the Football Manager 2020 blog taking the world by storm (I might even use some of the same paragraph titles as the SEASON ONE version of this blog, because, just like in FM, my creativity attribute has been removed).

Continue reading

Der Kult : II.I : Making Midfield mistakes

Wilkommen

Welcome back to Hamburg, where FC St. Pauli are lagging behind their recently promoted domestic rivals, Hamburger SV. After an underwhelming first season, with a vaguely positive ending, my first task was to replace…well…at least half of the squad. With a couple of first team players out of contract in 2020, and a fair few in 2021 (including but not limited to Mats Moller Daehli), I realised that to make strides on the pitch, I’d need to invest in/replace more players than I had previously planned. Time to make the same mistakes that I make every year on Football Manager, then…

INTERference

Continue reading

Der Kult : I.II : Revolution, not evolution

Wilkommen

If you’re still reading this after what was, in effect, a long save update last time around, then welcome back! If you didn’t catch it, then CLICK HERE to see how we did. I’m so great at clickbait.

These posts will gain further structure in future seasons when we can actually compare against previous results/info, but you’ve got to start somewhere right? This time I’ll be glancing over (not analysing, as there’s very little in-depth discussion) some on and off-the-field statistics, some player performance, the plan going forwards for the club, and a special focus on our refugee-national player(s). Achtung, baby.

Continue reading

FM20 Beta : ‘Les 3 Freres’ #2

Bienvenue

Welcome back to the Football Manager 2020 Beta series ‘The Three Brothers‘, which I have dubbed ‘Orange is the same orange‘, in honour of FM Grasshopper’s save on Football Manager 2019.

3bro - LORIENT (1)

Continue reading

Der Kult : I.I : Centrism

Wilkommen

The concept of centrism rarely applies to anything I do within Football Manager, but, perhaps for the first time, it will do now. At the start of my journey with FC St. Pauli, I promised to be as attacking as possible at all times, but perhaps sometimes you need to remove the instruction for ‘Focus Play Down The Left’ in order to make genuine progress. We’d have to be perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Continue reading