Welcome back once more to the Salernitana Story where the step up to Serie A has been a challenging one. Lessons are being learned, defeat is being snatched from the jaws of victory and tactics are being ripped up and rewritten on a weekly basis. So, it’s standard fare then… We’re s**t. I mean really, […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 4, Part 2 – I Like 17th. 17th Is Nice.
Finally, after three seasons of us following them and twenty years since relegation, Salernitana are back in Serie A. Now they’re there, the gulf in budget, ability and drawing power is very quickly and very suddenly rearing its ugly head… This is Cesar Granado. From what few attributes you can see there, he’s got a […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 4, Part 1 – Low Expectations
Welcome back to the Salernitana Story where we’ve been in Italy for nearly three seasons now without getting out of the second tier. So, with my sanity and my patience beginning to wear thin, can our plucky underdogs finally achieve what we’ve all been longing for?… How do you recover from another promotion heartache? It’s […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 3 Part 3 – Choke-levision
It was all a bit mopey last time out and for good reason. The sickening end to Season 2 and the pretty grim start to the season had the future of the story in Salerno seem pretty bleak. So, how have we gotten to January with a more positive outlook on football and life?… Isn’t […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 3, Part 2 – Everything’s Coming Up Salernitana
Welcome back to the Salernitana Story where you left us at the apex of heartbreak following our defeat at the hands of Serie B’s rulemakers. With promotion denied so cruelly, the team and the man in charge was at a crossroads. Just where do we go from here?… I’ve put this off because something doesn’t […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 3, Part 1 – Where Do We Go From Here?
Welcome back to the Salernitana Story where we had a cup semi-final to look forward to, a new formation that was working and positive momentum. What you’re about to read is the frustrating and tantalising tale of how you can come so close to glory but for the wacky rules of Serie B… I hated […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 2, Part 3 – F**k Your Rules
Welcome back to the Salernitana Story where we rejoin our plucky Italians at the start of February. It’s been a curious few months – incredible results have been matched with frustratingly dodgy defending but there’s enough to be somewhat positive moving forward… I’ve never been one to have a top notch tactic right from the […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 2, Part 2 – Defending? It’s A No From Us
Back on FM15 over on The Boot Room I attempted the Fergie Challenge. I got four parts in with Swansea before I got bored. So, it’s only right I revisit it 18 months on. The rules are simple – take charge of the second bottom team in the Premier League on 6th November and attempt […]Read More The Fergie Challenge #1 – Not Again…
So after the anti-climax of mid-table last season, can we build on what turned out to be a fairly promising first season in charge of Salernitana? It’ll be much harder with the influx of relegated Serie A sides and the likes of Spezia, Bari and Ascoli all strengthening in the summer… So, where do we […]Read More Salernitana Story Season 2, Part 1 – Moving Forward
It’s the Christmas period and with that comes the inevitable rush of people getting the latest edition of Football Manager as a gift. But where to start? With 51 countries available and thousands of teams to choose from (before custom databases), it can be daunting. But don’t worry we’re here to help with another How […]Read More How I Play #3 – Twelve Saves For Christmas