Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Ten

Welcome back to Frankfurt! We’re having another strong season so far, and I smell silverware…

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We’re still in every competition, and playing a more attractive style that is much closer to the way I want to play.

Today we’ll cover the last few months of season three before doing the traditional brief season review and taking a look at how we’re getting on towards achieving my five main aims for Eintracht.

But first, a quick mention for some “behind the scenes” housekeeping to get us underway…

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Nine

Welcome back to Frankfurt! The season has started very well, and after three months we remain unbeaten in all competitions.

We’re making some great progress towards some of the save’s aims, but not all, so despite our excellent first two seasons, there’s still plenty to do. Most importantly, I’m still really enjoying both writing and playing the save.

Today we’ll cover the usual bits and bobs from the club. I’ll throw in a mention for a couple of the more promising U19’s, a little tactics talk, our work during the January transfer window and we’ll cover how things have gone during the middle four months of the season…

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Eight

Welcome back to Frankfurt! Last time out we finished the season by securing our second Bundesliga title. To become true European contenders, we need truly world-class players. With how tight our board is, this might take some time.

This season, we’ll attempt to bring through some of our more promising young players, in accordance with the fourth of the aims of this save. Further to this, I’ll be trying to get through the season without bringing a single player in on loan.

We’ve got a bit of money to spend, and will be trying to fill the few gaps we have in our first team squad.

So for the post ahead, we’ll do a little housekeeping, cover a couple of the previously mentioned young players and our transfer work over the summer, before covering the first three months of the season.

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Seven

Welcome back to Eintracht! Previously, things had gone pretty well. Just about top of the league, and we’ve qualified through our very first Champion’s League group.

I’m going to try something a little different today and post the entire second half of the season. Although I quite enjoy doing four posts a season, it does mean my play time is leaving the blog behind. I think from next season I’ll try three posts, so this bumper edition will hopefully set me on that track.

Today we’ll have a whopping six months of the season, the January transfer window and our first steps into a more positive tactical outlook.

I’ll conclude with a brief season sum-up, and a look at how we’re getting on towards my five aims for the save…

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Six

Hello, and welcome back to Frankfurt. Season two is under way, and it’s been a mixed start, with the bad news that we’ve been dumped out of the cup in the first round.

We’re trying to change up the tactics this season to see if we can’t emulate some of my favourite football, and produce some swift, flowing counter-attacks. It’s a substantial change from last season, so it may take a while/not work at all…

Today, I’ll run through the first few months of the season, deliver on my promise to talk tactics, and I’ll mention a few of our more promising youngsters and how we plan to develop them.

I’m all caught up with the writing now (well nearly, I’m a few weeks ahead), so the blog will be returning to it’s regular weekly updates.

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Five

Welcome back to Eintracht Frankfurt! My first season went surprisingly well. If you’re new to the blog, why not start from the beginning? Or if you missed the last part, here’s the conclusion of season one.

Season two promises to be a challenge, albeit a fun one. Many of our better players last year were on loan, and it looks likely that many of them won’t return.

This post will mostly be focusing on the changes at the club over the summer, with a particular focus on finances and transfers. In terms of tactics, I’ll be largely covering that in the next part, as I’m still tinkering with our shape. What I will say is that we are switching from our slow tempo, possession football, to a fluid counter-attack.

I’ll close out this part with a quick look at the first month of the season, as I don’t want the writing to fall too far behind the playing…

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Four

Welcome back to Eintracht Frankfurt! It’s the business end of our first year and after a solid start and an impressive middle, we’ve arrived at the end.

We’ve settled on our tactics (all three of them) and our first team line-up(s), so it’s time to see if a more consistent side can win us a nice piece of silverware.

I’ll run through the last few months of the season, and then leave you with a few snippets of data by way of a miniature season review.

Finally, we’ll take an early look at whether we’ve made progress towards my five aims for the save.

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Three

Welcome back to Eintracht Frankfurt! I’ve had a week off of work, so have absolutely barreled through the first season. As a result, I’ll likely do two posts again this week. I think it’ll be business as usual after that.

Last time, we started our first season in very promising fashion, although trying to work out the first team was proving difficult…

FM19’s new features are beginning to become a little bit more like second nature, although the new mentoring groups are yet to work out for me. Possibly because we don’t have the players for it.

Today, I’ll run through December until the end of a very hectic February, and we’ll see if we managed to reduce our squad numbers during the January transfer window…

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part Two

Welcome to my first season with Eintracht Frankfurt! Last time, I went through a bit of history and some aims. Now it’s time to get stuck in to the save proper.

frankfurtI’ve been playing a lot (although as usual, not quickly), so we’re going to plow through the first four months of the season.

I’ll go through the normal save update stuff, but also touch on some of the new features in FM19, and how I’m getting on with them so far.

Here’s a very quick review: FM19 is great, I love it.

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Eintracht Frankfurt: Part One

Football Manager 19 is here! It’s looking great so far in the beta, with some impressive improvements that have improved the game massively, and that are still taking a little getting used to…

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So why have I chosen Eintracht Frankfurt? Well, it started with a desire to try something a little different to my last save. Then, via designing my new header image (thanks to @tedredwood for doing all the actual work), I found that Eintracht is German for Concord, and it seemed like fate. Stupid right?

But I think it has led me to the sort of save I was after; a top-flight, mid-table side in a league I haven’t played in for a long time. There’s plenty of room for growth, a powerhouse team to try and overcome in the longer term, and the scope to take the save in any number of ways.

This post will break down my aims for the save and give a quick glance at how Eintracht look at the start. But first, a little history lesson…

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