In the last episode Hansa Rostock managed to reach promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in Marcus Allbäck’s first season at the helm. If you want to catch up on the … Continue Reading Hansa Rostock | Swedish Mafia – Ep2: The start of 2020/21
Introduction “Schneller, schneller! Faster, faster!” Manager Marcus Allbäck went from talking to yelling. The training session was just 15 minutes old, but Allbäck was enduring yet another Hansa player who stopped chasing yet another … Continue Reading Hansa Rostock | Swedish Mafia – Ep1: 2019/20
DISCLAIMER This series reuses parts or whole sections of a blog series I originally wrote for vivalavidafm.com back in 2018. This introductory post is an example of this. Therefore, you … Continue Reading Hansa Rostock | Swedish Mafia – Ep0: Introduction
Welcome back to something a bit different! The 10 year anniversary post taught me two things. It seems to be awfully tough to create a player of the same caliber … Continue Reading Santástico – Ep 17: 3 season summary 2029-31
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