Welcome back to my journey with HSV! I had left you with Der Rothosen in 3rd position heading into the winter break and looking to secure a Chamipions League spot for the first time in nearly a decade. Did we do it? Or did we have to settle for an Europa League spot? Read on … Continue reading Der Rothosen – Back in Europe!
With the summer transfer activity tied up well before the players met for pre-season, we had a whole month on our hands to fine tune the system before our first competitive match. We had been playing in a 4-2-2-2 formation akin to Schmidt's Leverkusen last season but had only moderate success with it. So I … Continue reading Der Rothosen – Punching above our weight
After yet another disappointing season, there wasn't much buzz surrounding HSV in the run up to the new Bundesliga season. The media and fans alike didn't expect much more than mid-table mediocrity but the board wanted better. A top half finish was the target and an outside push for an European spot was quietly being spoken about in the corridors of Volksparkstadion. We were definitely capable of securing a mid-table spot, but for Europe, we needed to chop and change a bit. We had a 5m budget and wanted to bring in a couple of Center backs, a full back and a midfielder which meant that we had to rise quite a bit of funds.
The title says it all. After a long, gruelling season, we've managed to sustain our record of being the only team to play in the first division since it's formation. This is just gonna be a short post to archive my first season with der Rothosen.
As I had mentioned in a tweet a couple of days ago, my new save starts in Germany with one of the oldest clubs in German football - Hamburger SV. I had started the save unemployed and was turned down by a couple of clubs before I landed the HSV job right after the turn of the year. die Rothosen were 16th in the league table when I took over. As you might know, HSV are the only club in German football to have never been relegated since the inception of the Bundesliga and that record was under real threat this season. Previous head coach Markus Gisdol was sacked after barely 6 months as he lost 10 of his 19 matches in charge leaving the club in a precarious situation. That's where I came in..
Yes, you read that right. Those of you who follow me on Twitter might already know, but for those who don't, my PC got fu#ked a month ago and I lost all the data on my hard drive. Unfortunately, I didn't upload my save on Steam.
Hey all, welcome back to my FM17 save with Ipswich. I'm at the end of December '18 in the save so I thought I'd write about how I've been doing so far. This is gonna be a short post where I'm just gonna fill you up on the results of the PL games so far. Read on to see how we've fared..