As the clock strikes midnight and December 31st 2028 turns into January 1st 2029, we reach a milestone in the Santástico series, a ten year milestone. To celebrate that, I’m … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 16: 10 years with Santos FC – A stroll down memory lane
After a couple of seasons with not much happening after the initial group of players reached 100 goals and secured subsequent moves to Europe, we got Gilberto to 100+ goals … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 15: 2027 – In with the new and in with the old
We’ve all been there. The young gun with a 5 star Potential Ability (PA) who came through your youth intake only a few seasons ago appears to be reaching his … Continue Reading The concepts of Current and Potential Ability
The seasons are quickly passing by, and we are creating players full of Ginga on a veritable conveyor belt out of the Santos FC Academy. However, we are not really … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 14: 2026 – Personality and development
DISCLAIMER: This post is a special post about the 2026 World Cup. If you’re not into FM20 international management, perhaps this isn’t for you. I don’t blame you if you … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 13: 2026 World Cup special
As you are well aware by now, my efforts to improve player personality types through mentoring has been an underwhelming endeavor so far. It’s been really tough to recruit mentors … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 12: A Model Citizen experiment
After seeking some spiritual guidance and finding comfort in perspective in my last post, I’m back for the 2025 season with a rekindled love for the series. We might not … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 11: 2025 – We are the Champions. Of the world.
I’ve had this growing feeling of frustration as the seasons passed by in this challenge. “Nothing is happening” was a thought that kept popping up. I enjoyed playing and I … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 10: The comfort of perspective
So, it finally happened. We managed to sell one of our better players to a European club. I know that this is not the way these episodes are supposed to … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 9: 2024 – A Santástico goes Galáctico!
Ok, so I’ve finally taken the plunge. I’ve jumped head first into the FM20 training module. So what, you might think. What’s the big deal with this? Well, I have … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 8: The confession – Training in Brazil
Welcome to the fifth season review episode, covering the 2023 seaon! My hopes for this season was to reach three players with 100+ goals and that we’d finally drum up … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 7: 2023 – Help me God
Welcome to the fourth season review episode, covering the 2022 season! Before going into this season I felt both that the posts had become a bit repetitive and that I … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 6: 2022 – Highs and lows
I’ve now done three seasons of this Santástico series, where the aim is to turn a Brazilian boy into the new Neymar or Pélé. I feel that the posts have … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 5: Lessons learned
Welcome to the third season review episode! After the 2020 season we had Kaio Jorge halfway towards the 100 goal aim with Marcos Leonardo leading the group in Ginga Rating. … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 4: 2021 – One hundred goals!
Coming from a quadruple winning season things are not exactly exciting results wise at the moment, but who cares? The focus of the series is now more about producing players … Continue Reading The Carrington Chronicles – Ep8: Poaching The Poacher
Welcome to the second season review episode! These episodes will focus almost exclusively on talent development and our players, but I’ll mention how Santos FC did very briefly as well. … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 3: 2020 – Do the Ma-Ka-Re-Ta!