In this post i will guide you through the first half of the season with 1. FC Köln. In my previous post i’ve showed you my tactical plans and now you will see how my team has performed. First we will take a look at the pre-season results and after Read more…
You all must have heard the usual story about the hero who got bitter to the system and withdrew himself to the cabin in the mountains to lead a simple life. As always, also in that story, a need arises among the others to summon that hero back to save the day since no one else can. They approach the stoic hermit and at first, the hero always declines to come back but eventually, he just can’t help himself and is willing to sacrifice himself for others for one last time.
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 this post i will guide you through the transfers that i have done. I will try to explain why i bought the players that we’ve bought. I will also do the same with the players that have left Köln either permanently or on loan. After that i will show Read more…
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.
In this post i will show you how i’ve build a solid foundation at 1. FC Köln in three steps. I always deem this to be a very important step if you want to create a successful club. Everything in life that doesn’t has the support of a solid foundation Read more…
1. FC Köln have been a club who have only been successful in the past. In 1962, 1964 and 1978 the club has managed to win the Bundesliga and in 1986 they lost a Uefa Cup Final against Real Madrid. 1. FC Köln have had their 21stcentury ups and downs due to the mixed performances the club recently has had. They have been relegating from the 1. Bundesliga to the 2.Bundesliga and promoting the other way around quite a few times. Their last relegation to the 2. Bundesliga was last season. So I’ve set out to bring this glorious club back to the top of German football. Once we achieve that milestone European and Global domination are going to be our new objectives.