Toulouse 5.02: Left (Back) 4 Dead

Welcome back to Toulouse. We are sitting in what has become our almost permanent, very comfortable second place spot as the calendar turns over. We have looked decent so far, but I have some ideas on where we can improve, and hopefully we can run our rivals from the capital close this year.Ted promises a quiet January. He’s said that before. All I want for Tedmas is a left back, so quiet would be fine. I wrote a very polite letter, left out a mince pie, a glass of milk, and a large sherry. I even had the chimney swept beforehand. Hopefully it’s time for Ted to deliver…

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Toulouse 5.01: Déjà vu

Hello again. A bit of a quicker turnaround this time. It’s back to a more routine half season update today, mainly because Ted’s summer dealings have given us quite a lot to talk about…Last season was a bit unprecedented. A Coupe de France for the trophy cabinet, 101 points accumulated in the league (still finished 2nd ffs) and a Champions League quarter final. I don’t think we’ll be able to reproduce all that, but we’ll do our best. Anyway, down to (Ted’s) business…

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Toulouse 4.01: Room 101

Welcome back to Toulouse. It’s been some time. I’ll perhaps cover why that is at the end of the post, but let’s do the actual save first. This will be a bumper post, covering the entirety of season four, with two appearances from Tedderz. You lucky people.After last season’s performances, including being mere moments away from the Europa League final, the hope is that we can deposit something in to the barren wasteland that is our trophy cabinet. Otherwise it’s the usual, attempt to catch PSG as they spend hundreds of millions of Euros, every year…over to Ted…

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Toulouse 3.02: Rotation, Rotation, Rotation

How do you do, fellow kids? Welcome back to Toulouse, where things are very comfortable indeed, despite the 2022 World Cup making the schedule look disgusting, prompting me into rotating the side to the extreme.  Honestly, some of the players I put in the side will have Ted in tears at one point…Today’s post will run through to the conclusion of season three. How far can we get in Europe? Will there finally be a cup run? Towards the end I’ll take a look to see how our new corner strategy has worked, and whether big Melv is still involved in the first team…but first, how about we see how January goes, with just a bit of Ted?

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Toulouse 3.01: The Eye Test

Hello, welcome back to France. Last season went swimmingly, and we’ll be playing European football already. That comes with challenges for the squad, especially with the 2022 World Cup looming large. We’ve had two seasons of mostly weekend matches, now comes the fixture congestion…

Today, we’ll run through to the end of the calendar year, including setting up a Champions League tactic, glancing at corners, and welcoming a new youngster to the first team scene. But first, time for Ted…

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Toulouse 2.03: Nothing Toulouse

Welcome back to Toulouse! After Ted refused to sabotage us in January, I’ve been left wondering if the other shoe is ever going to drop. Or is it possible that we’re just good?

We’ll get through the remaining four months of the season today, and see whether European football will be on next season’s agenda. Could there even be a trophy? A bit of a shorter post today, and we’ll start with just a soupçon of tactical talk…

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Toulouse 2.02: TedRedvolution?

Welcome back to France! Last time, our start to life in Ligue 1 began remarkably comfortably, which has us more dreaming of Europe than fearing the drop…Today’s post will cover three months from the middle of the season, with Ted attacking another January with vigour, and a little bit of youth development (or lack of it) chat at the end. First, a very quick bit of club stuff, before cracking on…

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Toulouse 2.01: I Know What Ted Did Last Summer

Happy holidays, and welcome back to the South of France. Not all that much FMing has been going on for me of late, but there’s just enough done to post an update for the start of our first season back in Ligue 1.First up, Ted will run us through a vital summer of recruitment, before I step in and chronicle our first three months back in the big time. I’m hopeful that our very solid defence from season one will provide a base for a comfortable enough season, but the media and bookies don’t fancy us much…

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Toulouse 1.02: None Shall Pass

Welcome back! Exciting times today, as Ted takes command of January and his first transfer window. After this little introduction, you’ll be reading words straight from the horse(man)’s mouth.We’re in a solid position at the turn of the year. We’re favourites for promotion, and after a very good start, the aim has to be going up automatically, at the first attempt. There are definitely tactical changes on my agenda when I return in February, and a look at our most exciting intake prospect, now that it’s happened, but first, let’s see what Ted got up to…

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Toulouse 1.01: 90 Minute FM

Bonjour! Do not fear, I won’t be butchering the wonderful French language too much this year. Probably. Welcome to the beginning of FEO & Ted’s excellent adventure in the South of France.Following on from last month’s introduction, today’s post will include a bit of squad analysis, some tactics talk, and how the season has progressed up to the end of December. I’m also going to attempt to provide a little context for my own in-house stats, with the help of some guest #GifGoals…

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