Welcome to another article on my Wolves side. I’m going to wrap everything into this post, including my youth development update. It’s been a bit of an exciting season and I’m getting into the save and into the game more with every passing day (week/month/season). However, the season before was a bit of a tricky one in that lots of trainees got injured and I got a bit disillusioned with the game so holidayed the majority of the season. This worked a treat and as the squad regained health and fitness over the Summer, so did my motivation to play. If ever you’re struggling to remain interested in your save game, it’s worked for me. Just make sure you control the transfer windows, wouldn’t want your assistant manager selling that young 5* PA striker.
Basically, keep in mind that the youth development update is effectively Year Four and that Year Three has been skipped.
I suppose a good place to start would be to tell you about the season that just unfolded. Well, it was a bit of a goodie. Those of you who follow me on Twitter (plug: http://www.twitter.com/MrEdsFM) will know that I managed to bag myself a six-trophy haul, or a sextuple, for the first time in any Football Manager game. I was understandably delighted despite missing out on the magical ‘win every competition you possibly can’ mark of seven. However, I found this particularly interesting given the tactical shift I made in the year, from a 4-2-2-2, to a more regular 4-4-2. I’ll talk more about this later on.
The first thing I’ll do is the Year Four youth development update as it’ll lead into my thinking later on in the post. We’ve had some excellent progression from lots of players.
Hiya chaps, welcome to the second season of the tracking of my Wolves’ trainees. As you’d expect, some have progressed really well, some not so much. But I’ve written a short analysis of each player’s respective situations and what I’d hope for them this year. 15 becomes 14 and two others will need to seriously buck up their ideas unless they wish to be shipped out too. Lay on…
note: the screenshots have the player’s old attributes as well as new attributes so you can easily see the development they’ve made over the season rather than having to go to the old article again. The player’s old attributes are on the left, and new attributes on the right.
First update in a long while, and it’s more of an organisational post than anything letting you see into what I look at when bringing through the next youth generation. Having played very little FM14, I decided to return to FM13 and with Wolves I’ve found it particularly interesting following the progression of my youth sides. I’ll do an update on these players at a later date to explain what I did and how they turned out. I’ll probably also do an article on the tactics I use with the first team, at some point, too. This may not (see: probably won’t) interest you. No worries. Stop reading when you get bored. It’s a basis for more interesting things to come.