During my time playing the Championship Manager & Football Manager series, I’ve never been afraid of trying something new. Wether it be managing in the 6th league of Germany or the only league in Taipei, its always fun to manage teams outside your comfort zone. In this short little article I’m going to give you my top 5 teams to manage on Football Manager 2019.
Hamburg of top of the list for one reason, they have a ton of high earners and are expected to win 2.Bundesliga easily, but the question is….. Will they? After under performing all year, Hamburg’s 53 year stay in the Bundesliga is over. With promising youngsters like Fiete Arp on the books, you have the chance to earn some good money. Should you chose to keep the youngsters, can you build a team around they and win promotion first time round?
Little minnows Huesca are favourites to get absolutely battered basically every game, the question is can little old Huesca actually manage to survive. Even teams like Alaves & Leganes will cause Huesca countless problems. With no standout quality and a shoestring budget, will it be possible for you to survive? Relying on free transfers will be a tough task & it won’t be easy, I look forward to seeing how many people will take on the Huesca challenge.
Forest Green Rovers are the Vegan club that everyone kinda maybe loves. The Eco-mad chairman has instilled Robot grass cutters, Vegan food & lots of other silly things that others will mock over time, however FGR may be one of my favorite teams outside the top 2 leagues. They work on a shoestring, they have the smallest ground in the smallest village & still survive in League Two. With lots of faith, confidence and shrewd signings, I reckon you could get FGR into League One, it’ll be a massive challenge but it’ll be fun to do.
Can you emulate Bielsa and turn Leeds into a good side or emulate Heckingbottom and perform out of your depth? Either way, Leeds have a squad capable of performing well above expectations & with the tight tactical tweaks, you could very well get them promoted either as one of the top two or via the playoff’s. Leeds will be one of my saves for obvious reasons however it won’t be blogged. Instead, I’ll watch the tons of people who try to emulate Bielsa. It’ll be good fun!
As an NYCFC Fan, this pains me to say but NYRB do have a squad capable of winning a championship. Too many people avoid the MLS on FM due to the rules but give it a chance, play it for a season & you’ll understand why the league is fantastic. If you can play the right tactics and keep Wright-Phillips fit, you’ll have a good chance of leading the club to a championship. & you never know, you might even enjoy it!
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