OUR team doesn’t look too hot. So it’s time for us to overhaul the roster.
We know who we want to grab in the transfer window. Older players are out and Milinkovic-Savic, Dodò and Zalewski are in.
The season starts with a bang, picking up three points against Manchester City in the Champions League.
However, Juventus performances and results are only bearable and the World Cup ended our winning streak.
President Mr. Agnelli fires us even though we won our last three games.
Next we go to a club that is a little less prestigious. Atalanta haven’t always been in Italy’s top flight, Serie A, and we definitely find luckier here.
The executives set a goal to reach the Conference League and we end up second in Serie A.
With our 83-point record, Atalanta have never done so well, despite the fact that we can only afford a few up-and-coming players.
In the end we become victims of our success and our best talents are scouted by bigger clubs. We’re replacing them with some top talent coming back from a loan.
These sales give us a bigger budget, but we believe in younger stars. Despite their age, we start the season with three out of three wins.
Now Chelsea are waiting for us in our Champions League debut and the duel is not in our favour.
Football Manager has always been able to snatch your weekend away on the fly, and the latest entry is no different.
Little has changed in terms of gameplay over the years, but with a core this strong, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel.
Small to medium sized clubs are easier to manage as the biggest clubs with the biggest budgets have unworldly expectations.
Transfers can be frustrating in the first season. Aspiring players may wish to renew their contracts rather than move to bigger clubs, or turn them down due to rivalry.
It’s different from the real world, and those used to this drama will have to readjust.
However, you can be more flexible with your budget and plan creative payment plans that wouldn’t work for real players.
Bigger clubs also have the disadvantage of being devastated by the World Cup, although time is flowing better and the summer break is comfortably leading into the new season.
Developer Sports Interactive has listened to fans and increased focus on areas that matter most to players.
The increase in games will increase player injuries, especially among older players, and that’s something that’s hard to offset.
Failure feels punishing, especially when the loss feels out of your hands.
Controlling the mood in the dressing room can also increase your odds. Taking care of your players will improve their performance on the pitch.
There are more nuanced options when it comes to talking to your players, building a relationship, as well as a football management sim.
The new UEFA license means the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League will all join the game.
The graphics are more lifelike than ever, but the lack of licenses for Premier League teams is a disappointment.
Supporters influence your role as a manager and their opinion can influence the club’s top executives.
Add to that more stats than ever, including ratings for scouted players, meaning your decisions are more informed than ever.
The Squad Planner is this year’s big addition, splitting up the team based on your current tactics.
People have been doing this with pen and paper, but it’s nice to see it being implemented in the game.
If you’re playing with a club you’re not too knowledgeable about, you’ll get more specific stats on who to sell to get a full squad.
It also allows you to search players for a specific role, which is laser focused and much faster.
Finding undiscovered talent is one of FM’s greatest joys, and this new system makes it faster and easier than ever.
At its core, FM23 is the same game you’ve always loved, with some notable improvements.
Injuries and transfers may be as annoying as ever, but the Squad Manager is a huge improvement on day-to-day planning.
It won’t make the Game of the Year list, but it’s definitely going in the right direction.
Written by Paolo Sirio and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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