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My name is Graeme, I'm 24 years of age and I'm from Dublin, Ireland. I go by the nickname GafferGraemo as it's the name I've used for all my saves since I started back when I was 11 on Championship Manager 03/04. Currently, I'm managing Schalke 04 in FM17 and progressing at the pace of an elderly snail.

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Tempo Tactics The Glesga KISS: Big Man – Little Man

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Years ago, when I was learning more about designing a website's User Experience, I was introduced to the acronym KISS - a phrase that has stuck in my mind more than most things I have learned and one that I believe is suitable in...

How to Build a Perfect Squad

When embarking on your journey to Football Manager glory, it is fundamental to your success that you get everything right. Critical to this is establishing a coherent, organised, and achievable plan that can guide your every move. The core of such a plan is...

Digging Through Data – Ep 2 The Maurauding Left Back

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In the previous episode, we searched for a new goalkeeper using the extensive data available in Football Manager. In this piece, we will search for a new left-back, by analysing the data of a series of defenders in the Championship.

Back in the USSR: Does May equal Promotion?

Five games and eight points. That's all that stands in the way of greatness, we're so close to promotion I can almost taste it. The pressure is mounting and the press are doing their best to ramp up the importance of every game. According to...

Tempo Tactics: 5-3-2 Ćiro’s Croatia

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“If he ever becomes a real football player I’ll eat my coaching diploma” - Miroslav "Ćiro" Blažević Between the ‘96 Euros in England and France ‘98, one international football team captured my heart and pocket money bets. The epitome of the dark horse, Croatia were...