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 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…:)

Football Manager games

Its that time of the year when the new soccer season has started in most of the leagues across Europe. Its also the time when the innumerable Football manager games start hitting the market…

It begins with one of My favourites

Fifa 09 hitting markets soon...

Fifa 09 hitting markets soon…

Fifa 09 hitting the markets on the 3rd of October. Though Fifa 09 is not a purely Managerial game, its manager mode is immensely satisfying and in most cases thoroughly researched…

I especially like the ease with which you can sell your own players and then buy them again at bargain prices only to see there prices increase once they are in your squad. The scouting in Fifa 09 is also very cool with the depending on the level of your teams scout, he can unearth wonderkids who can be stars of the future..(i find the scouting in Championship Manager and Football Manager not so upto the mark)

There are options to upgrade your stadium capacity as well as the level of your various coaches and Physios. This sets good challenges for you to earn enough money to take your club to the highest level not only i terms of the trophies won, but also with respect to the stadium capacity and having the top most coaches training your team..
The one drawback that i find in the Manager mode of Fifa 09 is that it does not have a youth set up at all.. just a youth academy which has like 1 or 2 players in it. What it definitely needs is a youth team which lists all the future prospects for the team with a few of them the next superstars… I sincerely hope that Fifa 09 when it comes out on the 3rd October has these features in it.
Next comes the Football Manager 2009 which is expected by the end of October. This game is the mother of all soccer manager games. This game has everything.. it has a lovely youth team setup… it has a great transfer system in place… it has a new 3d gameplay mode… it has a great team base…

Inspite of being one of the best football manager games in the market it sure has its own drawbacks too… One thing is that the scouting does not turn up future superstars as often as one may like… Another very iritating feature is the fact that you are not able to sign a player you so badly want in your team cos either the other club is not willing to accept an offer for him even though you are willing to pay a 100 Million pounds for him or he is not willing to move to your club… I understand that this feature has been put in place to replicate the real world etc… but When you are actually playing the game it can sure get on your nerves…

Anyways, I hope when the latest offering by Football Manager series, FM 09 hits the market it has taken care of these flaws etc.

All in all, i cant wait for these latest soccer manager games to hit the market and i trying to be the next Arsene Wenger or the next Alex ferguson…[;)]. Will let you know if i did manage that feat or not..

Till then Adios..