Does Finishing Make a Difference in a Striker? | Football Manager Experiment

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As a manager, I always look for strikers with the highest finishing attribute and then assess their other attributes. However, I wonder what would happen if I created two identical players and only adjust their finishing attributes and see what the result is like.

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In my last article where I looked at age, which can be read here – Does Age Make a Difference in a Striker? | Football Manager Experiment. It was slightly difficult to create a conclusion on the statistics we discovered, so I have tried to adjust this experiment so we can create a replica in terms of findings.

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Will Christian Pulisic Be Successful | FM19 Experiment

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Christian Pulisic playing for the USMNT

The young American star, Christian Pulisic, joined English Premier League side, Chelsea,  on the 2nd January for a fee of $73million, smashing the record for an American player. Pulisic will return to Dortmund until the end of the season, beginning his Chelsea tenure in the summer of 2019. We decided to sim three seasons of the young American (starting in 2019-20) and here are the results…

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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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A Norwegian Adventure – Bjerkreim IL

Bjerkreim are a football club basis in the the village of  Vikeså in the Rogaland County in Norway is the host of a football club named Bjerkreim IL who currently play deep in the Norwegian pyramid at level 6 in Group A, they are currently guided by English man and Youtuber Paul Wandless (@TN_TheNorthman) and thanks to the wonders of Football Manager (and hard work from the creators of the mod!) you can now Manage Bjerkreim.
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Ruining English Football! – Part 1

This article is slightly different, its not a guide or a save, but an experiment. I’ve done this a few times and had varying success but I’m trying it again this year. The basis of the experiment is:

  • Every team in the Premier League and Championship is given a 50 year transfer embargo
  • I will view do progress updates at 10/25/50 years
  • I will look at the English Leagues, National team, European Competitions and then any other big news in the world.
  • I will make the save playable from every point I do an article for.

So after the first season, here are the standings from the top 4 leagues:

1st Season

Notice Sunderland getting relegated, and the 3 teams that got promoted from League 1!

Also in the first season:

  • Arsenal won the Europa League
  • Liverpool and Chelsea won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup respectively

Now lets do a little simulating… and see whats changed!

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