Sparta: 15 Years of Youth, Athleticism and Discipline

Hi everyone, this is a piece I wrote detailing the squad&club achievements at the end of our 15th season with Sparta Bucharest. It’s a detailed tribute to a Football Manager youth challenge that turned out to be much more than a simple FM career….

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Season 9: Talent Mining

Season 2024/25

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a good season for us, which saw us snatch a CL place only thanks to the format of the playoffs. The new generation that has been brought to the first team has put in some decent performances, however I don’t believe them to be good enough to exceed the ability of our more experienced players like Nica, Kereszy, Vlădilă, Dobre and Andone. Overall, good performances across all competitions, though, and a very healthy financial season for us. Continue reading “Season 9: Talent Mining”

Season 7#2: European Football!

 

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absolutely delighted! this is as mental as it was unexpected: with 4 matches to go in the playoffs and still in a distant 5th, we pull off the run of our lives to surpass Craiova and cement a sensational achievement for a club tipped for relegation at the start of the season Continue reading “Season 7#2: European Football!”

Season 7#1: Tactical Transitions

September 2022

After 6 years of 3-5-2, I decide to change the system based on a few key issues:

1.we only have two defenders good enough for a starting spot – Andone and Ștefan, with the next best option being hugely inferior, thus, playing a back three would be problematic Continue reading “Season 7#1: Tactical Transitions”