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  1. I calmly tell the boys they have been unlucky, partly because we are 3 goals down from not many chances, but mostly because I know it's my fault. They are all buoyed by this, you can visibly see the pressure fall off their shoulders and they know they have a 45 minute free hit. We start well, draw a save from their 'keeper and from the resulting corner, our youth product CB, Douay hammers home. It goes down as an own-goal, I couldn't care less. At 51 minutes, this was exactly what we needed. The next 10 minutes are fairly bland and even, but that is a huge improvement on the 1s
  2. I would love to say that we started well, however the first 15 minutes, Toulouse were all over us, dominating both possession and territory. Basically pinning us back around our box. This is not how I want us to play. Our CBs are not of a high standard and it was only a matter of time. 18th minute in... Quickly followed by my youth CB (#3 Sylla who scored vs PSG) losing his man from a corner (22 minutes) It's a really bad start and whilst we improve a little I'm very upset by us conceding 2 poor goals. We improve for the next twenty minutes and gain a foothold with some pos
  3. Since one of the best results in the recent memory of AS Cannes, we look like we have partied a little too hard For a little perspective, Montpellier are top and look likely to win the league, Angers and Metz are top 5 - the Tours result was poor, but the biggest worry is the 1 goal and not looking like scoring. Fortunately our star-striker* Rowland recovers from injury for the Toulouse quarter final. *Rowland is rated as a good Nacional Striker by my Assistant Manager. Opposition Analysis Toulouse line up in an attacking 4-2-3-1 This actually worries me mo
  4. Thanks and wow, you really must be in the middle of nowhere! Looking forward to seeing you progress as and when you can I promise to show how my tactics have developed over the now 8 seasons in a bit - it will require some memory, because I didn't save screenshots or in some cases tactics. But first Toulouse... (I've been experimenting with Gyazo, as the goal screenshots don't really tell you anything).
  5. C'mon Les Cannois, support your team!! this is the best it has been since 1993 when Zidane was playing for you Next up... 8th in Ligue 1, Toulouse at home, maybe we could break the 6,000 mark this time!! The draw, however, is wide open. OL have done a great job of knocking out OM and Monaco (3rd and 2nd best teams in France- in this save). There's no better year!!
  6. Just to preface the match. I've wanted to put more cup tactics in this thread for a long time, but we have been awful in cups ever since our first season 9th round defeat to Olympique Marseille. I have barely won a match. This season that has changed... but it is still not exactly pulling up trees, only one team even in my division (Nimes). But now onto the big boys... Unfortunately, in my 4-0 demolition of top of the ligue 2 table ES Troyes AC, we lost both our best player (Sitti - CM/AM/ST - and the only player in my squad who is Ligue 2 level according to my Assistant Ma
  7. Okay, so change of plan, and more on theme... Now Ligue 2, AS Cannes are drawn against some even bigger boys. \ Just to put things into a little perspective and why this is still a huge, huge gap... Just turned professional (yes French football is not very well funded at the lower levels) and with the lowest avg attendance in Nacional (T3) and Ligue 2 (by some distance), with mounting debt (admittedly coming down due to the £4m TV revenue in Ligue 2 for the year) our wage bill is a whopping £34k pw A whole 14 times less than PSGs top earner Tactics
  8. BIg thanks for the tactical update. I have to say that although I have always found the level between divisions when playing English LLM fairly low. I am amazed that some of your players have gone from National North to League one. With the money you made from the cup run, do you now have very good training facilities? If I get a chance, and if you don't mind, I'll put a little bit of my tactical evolution @ AS Cannes here. I think it's quite interesting as French LLM is very odd, even at T3 you aren't professional, therefore training and improving players to come up the leagues with
  9. Out of interest @Ö-zil to the Arsenal! are you still going on with this save? I'm not sure what you've got left to achieve tbh, but this is an amazing read!
  10. @Cleon Big thanks for these articles. I've come very late to the SI forums, but have played FM for years. Really enjoying all the good work and interesting tactical analysis. Sorry I missed your blog too Anyway just wanted to say how interesting this is and a big thank you!! UTB!
  11. Simply amazing! Sadly the cup-run in FRance was not a big thing and gained me about €50k so Cannes are still rocking the amateur status, albeit now in tier 4
  12. Clearly I'm not quite on the same level... But I think a valiant effort for a team with a wage bill of £0 p/w! We were always going to need to take one of the few chances that came our way... we created more than I expected for a team on Defensive mentality and highly structured team shape. We gave away too many chances though.
  13. Lets see if I can do anything similiar... Added bonus, it's a provence derby too (from when AS Cannes were actually good - they are now 5th tier France and Amateur). I'll go with similar to what you have done we play a variant of 4-3-3, however I predict a big loss!!
  14. This is Brilliant Ozil!! Been playing FM for years. Done pretty well over time, and always loved the tactical side too, hence also playing FM17 then 18 but never upgraded after that. I have only recently just found your articles on tactics from Sacchi, Invicibles etc. and loved all the stuff on creating that amazing team at Benfica! I tend to do more of this though, bring teams up from the LL. Create a legacy that sort of thing. Keep up the good work and looking forward to an update v Bournemouth (even if its a loss!)
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