Tagged: PSG

FM15: Five years of Dortmund goodness

As seems to be the case regularly these days, it’s been a long while since my last [Dortmund] update. In that update, I suggested the save may well be done & finished as we completed our aim of an unbeaten season. This proved not to be the case, and I’ve actually completed a number of seasons since them.

This is largely because a variety of new objectives have taken priority; back-to-back(to-back) Champions League titles, a new stadium, creating a new side after dismantling the old one for massive transfer fees and, most importantly, Robert Wechner’s goal tally. One of the main joys of Football Manager is finding regens who fit your style & philosophy, and morphing them into a deadly player capable of ruining the opposition. Wechner is just that, and he happened to come through the academy. In the last article I wrote, I noted that he’d never reached Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga record of 365 goals; but not because of a lack of ability, just that I’d never manage him to that point as the save was done. But I continued, and at the end of this season I checked it. How many Bundesliga goals had he scored?

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FM14: Summer of 2017 with Paris Saint-Germain

Having forecasted a fairly difficult first season at PSG thanks to a mini-overhaul in the Summer, I highlighted in my last update how I was pleasantly surprised with the team in the first few games of the season. They were keeping shape very well in defense and attack. This only continued throughout the year as we romped to the league title, to my surprise. We broke the record for most points in a Ligue 1 season with two games to go, and eventually finished on 90 points, four clear of the old points record, and eight clear of 2nd place, Marseille.

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