Football Manager 09: – second coming continued

 To continue with more on the team I am currently managing in the FM 09 series. I have attached some pics of the various aspects of the game. Hope the same are helpful to you all… 

Secured job as of now…and why not with 5 titles each in the last 2 seasons… :-)
Secured job as of now…and why not with 5 titles each in the last 2 seasons… 🙂
Great looking personal summary…That’s coz if I lose a match I press ‘Ctrl + Shift + R’ ;-)

Great looking personal summary…That’s coz if I lose a match I press ‘Ctrl + Shift + R’ 😉

Current Squad…Great, isnt it?I need a good keeper who has a 5/5 though…any suggestions?

Current Squad…Great, isnt it?I need a good keeper who has a 5/5 though…any suggestions?

Assistant reports… Like you see… very few players with less than 5 stars on potential!!!

Assistant reports… Like you see… very few players with less than 5 stars on potential!!!

Reserve team… Look at some of the names in it… Great players… but with the quality I have in the squad I had to send some really good players out on loan.

Reserve team… Look at some of the names in it… Great players… but with the quality I have in the squad I had to send some really good players out on loan.

Reserve team assistant reports… good back up players to stand up and be counted when called upon…

Reserve team assistant reports… good back up players to stand up and be counted when called upon…

Great potential coming through at the club… screen 1
Great potential coming through at the club… screen 1

Lots of young players are out on loan too to get some much needed first team exposure!

Great potential coming through at the club… screen 2
Great potential coming through at the club… screen 2
First Team tactics… V attacking 4-1-3-2 formation, isn’t it?
First Team tactics… V attacking 4-1-3-2 formation, isn’t it?
First Team tactics… Team instruction page…When giving team instructions do not forget to assign free kick takers and penalty and corner takers etc…

First Team tactics… Team instruction page…When giving team instructions do not forget to assign free kick takers and penalty and corner takers etc…

To know the best order for players to take the above corners and penalties, Just click on the views above the GK mentioned against Steve Mandana for e.g. there u will see a tab called attributes, you can choose to select the following attributes for the following skills and then sort it by clicking on the short name of that attribute: –

1.       Captains: – Influence : Choose View – Attributes – Influence (then sort by clicking on the short name Inf)

2.       Playmakers: – Choose View – Position – then choose all midfielders (drag the player name and drop it on the right hand side.

3.       Target Men: – Choose View – Position – then choose all forwards and strikers

4.       Penalty takers: – Choose View – Attributes – Penalty Taking (then sort by clicking on the short name Pen)

5.       Free Kick Takers: – Choose View – Attributes – Free Kicks (then sort by clicking on the short name Fre) see screen shots below for E.g.

Choose Free Kicks, and then sort by clicking on the column heading Fre…

Choose Free Kicks, and then sort by clicking on the column heading Fre…

 

Drag and put the player on the right side of the screen...

Drag and put the player on the right side of the screen...

First Team tactics… Tactics I use in away or tough games…
First Team tactics… Tactics I use in away or tough games…

I have also been recently been assigned as the Manager of the Spanish National team…

Great players lined up… It’s placed at 9th in the Fifa rankings… I am aiming at top 3 by the end of this season.
Great players lined up… It’s placed at 9th in the Fifa rankings… I am aiming at top 3 by the end of this season.

I am already through to the latter half of the season now. Have sold Tevez for 56 Mil and  bought Benzema (40Mil) and Tranquillo Barnetta(6Mil).

Guys let me know how u liked the post! If you have any queries, do write a comment and I will help out as I can…

Keep playing Football Manager 2009!!! The game rocksJ

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Fifa 09 manager mode

Hi guys…Just got my Fifa 09 PV game copy yesterday and started with the Manager mode striaght away…Had been waiting for it since a long time after i had got a new computer…

I started with my Fav team Arsenal…Game is great to play and much easier to navigate…

Here is a list of some of the young kids in Fifa 09 that are worth the money… (list of wonderkids)

Strikers: —

Arsenal player Carlos Vela – reached a peak rating of 95..

Inter striker Balotelli – reaches a peak rating of 90…

Fiorentina’s Jovetic – reaches 91…

Milan’s Pato – reaches some 92/94 rating

Barca’s Bojan – reaches only 88/89 (i was pretty disappointed to see his low rating..i was expecting Bojan to be the 99 rated player of fifa 09)

Victor Moses: – reaches a peak rating of 91.

These are just a few i have discovered in my first 2 seasons with Arsenal.. will update more later…

Midfielders with peak ratings: –

Fabregas – 93

Jesus Nevas – 96

Ozil – 88

Everton’s Rodnar – 92/93 ( very good defensive midfielder)

Miguel Veloso – 89

Lyon’s pjanic – 91

Lionel Messi – 98

Nasri – 92

Walcott – 84/85( big disappointment again.. the young english star peak rated at a mere mif 80’s…

Ramsey – 87

Wilshere – 87

Ivan Rakitic – 90

 

Defenders with peak ratings: –

Sergio Ramos – 92

Micah Richards – 93

Gael Clichy – 90

Thiago Heleno – 90

E Garay – 88

Kindly note that the players listed above are the ones i have on my team..The list will continue with the number of Seasons i put behind me…

Few startling facts that came to my knowledge after i started the fifa 09 manager mode with arsenal..

Wilshere, Ramsey, Bojan and Walcott peak out only in the mid or high 80’s…

Fifa has the habit of pulling 1 or 2 such surprises..:)

But overall it has been fun… Loving the game already… will post soon and update.. cheers..:)

Fifa 09 launched in India

The much awaited Fifa 09 has supposedly been released to great reviews across the globe on the 3rd of October. Gameplay etc have been said to have increased manyfolds and from some of the videos on the net showing skills play and gameplay it just looks like a sure shot winner from EA sports this time raising the bar high and leaving Konami to do the chasing.

Still to get hands on my copy though as the same is not yet available in India especially in Chennai…Checking on a daily basis with Landmark and Crossword stores. I particularly cant wait to get started with the Fifa 09 Manager mode of the game and complete as many years of Managing as possible buying Fifa 09 wonderkids on the way and reaching glory.

Can anyone update on the List of Wonderkids and young football stars in the Manager mode of the fifa 09? Also are there any changes to the Manager mode of the game? Can we expect something better from Fifa 09 Manager mode or is it the same as Fifa 08 Manager mode?

How about the Fifa 09 tournament mode? Is it any different from Fifa 08? Is there any new gameplay mode added in the fifa 09 this time like the career mode in Fifa 08?

Once i get hands on my copy will update a review of the same..Till then Cheers…

Fifa 09 rules…:)