In the previous article I talked you through my new ‘VW’ tactic based on the car brands logo and my decision to play 2 strikers in my second season with Ajax Cape Town.
In this article I will analyse the formation & roles to discuss their movement & give examples via videos & screenshots.
When i start to put together a tactic I always start with the bookends of the formation – defenders & strikers. Once I’ve decided on the number of players I want in these 2 zones then I structure the rest of the team to both protect & feed these key roles. In this series I have also introduced another factor into my tactic construction process – the logo challenge.
Off We Go!!
So after all the discussions and planning stages, it’s time to put it all into action. The main goals were to get promotion out of the 2nd tier at the first attempt whilst stabilising the club financially. Squad wise we were very heavy which meant we were haemorrhaging money, so the first thing to do was pass the reins to Guido to be ruthless and sort the squad out.
So after my first foray into football management in this virtual world of FM19 and my first attempt at blogging here on Strikerless, it was time to undertake a more challenging club role.
I looked around the globe to find a club that had in my opinion always underperformed and that would be a real challenge of mine ( & Guido’s) skills to turn into a powerhouse of both their domestic league & continental competition. I wanted a club that had never won their league but had an interesting story to tell.
I was torn between the Far East and the heavy investment pouring into the likes of the Chinese Super League and the more established leagues around Europe, when I stumbled across the famous name of Ajax but in South Africa?!? Surely I was mistaken?
Sdlonners Kram’s Huddersfield Town miracle defied expectation, he is the club’s modern day Herbert Chapman.
Going by the resources available, and the squad available, Huddersfield should never have been capable of survival. They should have been relegated. So to follow that with English & European Crowns was absurd.
In a shock announcement to the press, Sdlonner Kram has today announced his resignation from his role as 1st team coach of Huddersfield Town FC after three highly successful seasons at the club in which he guided the club to 3 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 3 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 Carabao Cup and 2 Community Shields.
Even more surprising is that Kram has decided to undertake a new role in South Africa with Ajax Cape Town F.C.
Following on from Guido’s piece on the transfer structure and signings he made during the close season, the pressure was on me to now utilise the squad he has provided me with and deliver some results. But what would success look like regarding this second season both in the eyes of the board and the supporters, and how would I manage my squad to deliver the goals set? Which competition(s) would / should we prioritise and why?