The tail end of the season is here. My Vitória side goes in to the last few months sitting in 3rd spot. There’s no hope of a late title challenge, but there’s still plenty of work to do to seal a top five spot to make sure European football comes to Guimarães next season. Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | Five”
I’m so glad January is over. What an absolutely abysmal month it was for us. It included a 3-1 league defeat against our rivals and being knocked out of both domestic cup competitions, falling short against Nacional in the Taca de Portugal 6th round (quarter final) and the semi final of the Taca da Liga against Porto.
This post has a tactical tweak, more player signings and our best month of the season so far. What a treat. Read on! Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | Four”
The season is flying by and I’m loving managing Vitória on FM19 so far…
I’ve reached the January transfer window, plus there’s the small matter of some matches to play as well, including a quarter final and semi final in both domestic cup competitions. Have a read on to see what happened across the month. Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | Three”
In update one we’d made a poor initial start to the league season but turned it around with four wins and a draw in our five league fixtures since the defeat on matchday one.
That saw us sitting third in the league, behind Porto and Benfica. Could we sustain that level of form? Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | Two”
It’s time to get stuck into some actual match action with Vitória. If you’ve missed any of the posts so far, click here and catch up. Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | Season One | One”
We’ve ticked the tactic, the squad and staff off the list, now it’s time to go through some of the finer aspects of the club.
In this post I’ll be detailing how our facilities currently stack up, what the financial situation is and outline what the board is expecting us to achieve this season. Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | First Day | State of the Club”
My first day in charge of Vitória is going well so far. I’ve spoken to the squad about the way we’ll be setting up on the pitch this season plus I’ve put together a proposed starting 11 from my evaluation of their skills and qualities.
It’s now time to speak to my backroom staff and determine whether firstly, the current staff will be staying and secondly, whether I need to add a few extra bodies to improve the current quality of coaching, scouting and injury treatment and prevention. Continue reading “Sempre Vitória | First Day | Backroom Staff Evaluation”