The Rise Of The Boro : Part 5 Life In The Top Flight


Welcome to part 5 of my save with Middlesbrough FC, we have just completed our first season back in the top tier of English football (18/19) which is my second season at the club. If you read my last update you will know that I added the following players to the squad after our promotion winning season, Mo Besic, Lewis Baker, Helder Costa, Danny Ings, Nick Pope, Tomas Kalas and Loris Benito all on permanent deals, plus Moise Kean and Pablo Maffeo on loan deals.  I also promoted two of our academy players Harry Chapman and Callum Cooke in to the first team set up. At the start of the season my objective was to finish mid table by playing the same sort of style that won us the Championship last season.  So how did we get on?

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The Rise Of The Boro: Part 4 Transfer Special With Michel Herrera Conti


Hello and welcome to part 4 of The Rise Of The Boro. The dust has barely settled from celebrating last season’s title winning promotion to the Premier League and we are working towards building a squad I think can give us stability in the top tier. We will stand by the system that I implemented during my first season at the club. The Smoggers 4-3-3 using 2 wide wingers served us well last season by producing some nice build up play from a solid framework. I am under no illusion that the forthcoming season will throw up a lot more problems for us. What I like about the Smoggers 4-3-3 is that it has a feeling of realism about the gameplay that it produces.

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The Rise Of The Boro : Part 3 The Race For Promotion


So here we are with Part 3 of the save, a quick recap in my last post we had played 15 games of the 2017-2018 Championship Season and lead the table by 6 points after a fantastic start that saw us keep 9 consecutive clean sheets from the the start of the season and go 12 games undefeated however we had a somewhat bad October winning only 1 match which left me a bit deflated. If you want to catch up with the save you can read Part One here and Part Two here. I don’t know what it is but you know how you get attached to something, this club is most definitely become my 2nd club behind my Internazionale. The club and everything around it seems to have sucked me in like no other in all the years that I have played FM.

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The Rise Of The Boro (The Story Of An Italian In The North East)


Welcome to my brand new save with Middlesbrough FC a club based arguably in North Yorkshire or Teeside  England. So why Middlesbrough? Here is an introduction to the save, after reading @FM_Laudrup fantastic blog about Glasgow Rangers I was inspired so much so that I wanted to manage somewere in the North of England or Scotland. I also wanted to takeover a club with an infrastructure that over time will allow me to build a youth academy in the North of England that will mirror the likes of Sporting Club in Portugal who are renowned for their development of technical players  and be competitive in the Premier League, but first I need to get to work on getting the club out of the Championship.

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