Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus – Football Manager 2018 Experiment

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Cristiano Ronaldo has just completed a transfer to Serie A and world football giants, Juventus.

How will Cristiano Ronaldo perform for Juventus in the 2018/2019 season? We asked Football Manager 2018 to see if he could propel Juventus to the top of world football, or whether he will flop.

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World Cup 2018: Rough Guide to Belgium National Team


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Belgium find themselves facing Japan tonight in the round-of-16 having finished top of England’s Group G with a maximum of 9 points, 9 goals scored and only two conceded. For years Belgium have had talent within their ranks but have always failed to gel on the grandest stage (much like England of days gone by). But their golden generation appear to finally be clicking under Roberto Martinez and with many nations faltering, Belgium look to have excelled and their fans have every right to dream about lifting the trophy in Moscow.

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Globalising Gorleston FC – Episode 1

If you missed Globalising Gorleston FC – Introduction, Click Here

Welcome back to Globalising Gorleston, my attempt to take Gorleston FC to the top of world football! In the last episode, I took over the reigns of my boyhood club Gorleston FC, signed our team to actual contracts and we advanced through our pre-season schedule in which we managed to pick up just 1 win from 5 matches, the win coming against local side Lowestoft Town. Although we lost 3 of our friendlies and drew one, it was a good chance to get a good idea of how our starting side would line-up once the season started.

And the start of the season starts now…

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#FCHawaii ; Season One Review I

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The first month of league football was a tough one. The fixture list threw up 3 huge games and the results were hard to take. Opening day against Red Bulls pitched us against the most dominant attacking side throughout the MLS last year & they started in the best possible way when Bradley Wright-Phillips opened the scoring within 33 seconds.

Coming up against an NYCFC side that we could’ve beaten but narrowly lost out but with our strongest Centre Back pairing out injured, it was two SuperDraft picks who filled in. Everything went the way of NYCFC, possession, shots, goals. It just wasn’t our day. Our first ever MLS League goal came against Orlando City through Ramon Nunez, a Waiver Draft pick. We were truly unlucky to lose to Orlando with a Dom Dwyer brace finishing us off.

Designated Player Kyle Bartley limped off early on against Columbus in a 1-1 draw. A fair result overall considering our form has been poor. Manchester City Loanee Joel Latibeaudiere got the only goal of the game for us from the penalty spot.

The last 2 games of the month were against New England & Houston. Two teams that we should’ve beaten but never did, Juan Agudelo scored an absolute beauty in the last few minutes of our game against New England, while Khiry Shelton scored our only goal of the game in a 1-1 draw with Houston. Both games were a tale of two halves, either side dominated one half while we dominated the other. Is this a sign that we are finally starting to find our rhythm?

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Globalising Gorleston FC – Introduction

Prior to moving to New Zealand at the tender age of 9, I spent my life in the ‘seaside resort’ known as Great Yarmouth, the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea.
I resided in Yarmouth, I went to school in Yarmouth, but in terms of my football, things were different. I played for over-the-river-yare rivals Gorleston FC. Now the reason I played for them up to the U10’s level? My dad was the coach. No other reason.

Now I don’t really remember much from my football career before moving to New Zealand, apart from the fact that I was hopeless and probably wouldn’t have been in the team if it wasn’t for my dad. And like you can see in the upcoming photo, I probably spent most of my playing time sitting on my backside.

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Up and coming Gorleston Sharks wonder-kid, Luke Whiting

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Welcome to #Hawaii


“When you think of Hawaii, you think of 5-star hotels, you think of Islands & a tropical climate. Not soccer, it’s one of those things that’s not working in the US, I mean look at the state of US Soccer right now. It’s in free-fall, the last thing we need is another money grab from Garber, it’s a repeat of NYCFC. The backing of a Big sports team & boom, instant franchise.”

The Beginning

Not many people know that Hawaii actually has Eight islands, however, only 7 are populated. The biggest is, of course, Oahu which has a population of over 900 thousand followed by Hawai’i which is still a way behind with just over 185 thousand. This story is set on the island of Oahu, central Oahu to be exact.

Now, let me give you some background. LAFC who were meant to be joining in the 2018 season collapsed in early 2017, just as the foundations of the Banc of California were being laid. This sent the MLS into a huge panic, Nashville had no time to make a sudden switch over to the MLS, Detroit & Sacramento were still working hard to win that last expansion bid, so where could they turn to?

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Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho – A Football Manager Simulation!

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Since Pep Guardiola got his first job in English football with Manchester City in 2016 and Jose Mourinho joined Manchester United in the same year, the old rivalry when Pep managed Barcelona and Jose managed Real was reignited. However, this was no longer in Spain but to the ‘best league in the world,’ the Premier League.

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The importance of a Youth Development Structure – Football Manager Guide

Youth Structure.pngYouth progression and investment is often overlooked in peoples football manager saves. In this article I will discuss the importance of having a structure which can help save money, and really get the best out of your products.

I often overlooked youth and the importance that they could potentially have on your team, however this years football manager has really taught me to trust my youth and give them opportunities. There are so many methods in which youth can be beneficial for you as a player and as a club, I will go in to detail about how youth has helped me and turned my struggling youth club to a team that finishes their season unbeaten.

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New Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard to succeed? – An FM Experiment

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard during the press conference at Ibrox. Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

“I am honoured to become the next manager of Rangers. I have enormous respect for this football club, and its history and tradition” – Steven Gerrard during his first press conference at Ibrox

Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard has signed a 4 year contract to become the new manager of Rangers FC. He has brought in fellow Liverpool man Gary McAllister to serve as his assistant manager, and has already expressed his ambitions for the future of the club.
Will he succeed as Rangers boss? That’s what I’m here to find out! I will create a simulation on Football Manager 2018 to see how his first season goes, whilst being assisted by Gary McAllister

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