Hallo there and welcome back to Falkirk where the season has just come to an end. We left at midseason with the Bairns still alive in three competitions. You will soon see that we have reached all the season's objectives: UEL Group Stages, Scottish Cup, Top 3 in the League. Though, for how things could … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 3.3 – A Bitter-Sweet Season Finale (2018-19)
Welcome back to Falkirk everybody! We left in the last episode with the presentation of the Team for our third season at the club, the second one in the Premiership. We proudly qualified for Europa League last season and this year it will all be about confirming ourselves at the top level of Scottish football … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 3.2 – Looking for confirmation ( 2018/19 mid-season review)
Scouting is an essential aspect of Football Manager and unless you're managing Athletic Bilbao or starting an academy-challenge save, it is also an essential feature to build a successful club. In this post I will share my experience in setting up scouting network for small or lower-league clubs that cannot enjoy the riches of more established … Continue reading Scouting – How to start a scouting-network as small club in FM17
Welcome back to Falkirk! After our first incredible season in the top flight I begin my third year in charge of the Bairns. After that much time I feel the team as more more mine. I will take some time to introduce you this year First XI and all the addition to the squad bearing in … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 3.1 – The Bairns’ Identity (Season 3 preview + Introducing the “Mc Index”)
Hallo everyone and welcome to the latest post of my Scottish adventure! This is the review of my second season in charge of the Bairns. Where to start? It has been a magnificent season, our first back in the Premiership and we even won our first major title of my tenure by beating Aberdeen in … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 2.3 – Brexit what? We’re in Europe!
Hallo everyone! In this post I will try to explain the guiding principle of my tactical set up, the 4-1-4-1, with which I had some pretty good results. THE BASIC PRINCIPLES As well taught in the Settore Tecnico Coverciano, the renown Italian FA academy for coaches, three principle guide me into my tactical set up: … Continue reading Tactical Insight – 188.8.131.52 Balance, Flexibility & Rationality
Hallo all! Welcome back to Scotland, this is a special post in which I focus on my first trophy with Falkirk FC. A mix feeling permeated the folks at Falkirk on the morning of May 19th 2018. Their local heroes of Falkirk FC were about to play at Hampden Park for the Scottish Cup Final against Aberdeen. … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 2.2 – The Road to Hampden Park
After an incredible first season in which we managed an easy promotion run and after the well-deserved celebration, it was time to prepare the club for next season in the Premiership. TRANSFERS It has been a very busy summer, as you can imagine. Changing category means I needed to bring further talent into the squad. … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 2.1 – Building a Premiership side
Here we are, June 2016 at the beginning of the short and fresh Scottish summer, I took over Falkirk FC. The season went down faster than I expected and I preferred to write about it straight away. From next season, expect more in-depth posts on squad-building, player-development and tactical approach. I just didn't want my … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 1.1 – Chasing promotion!
My FM playing style is to avoid the biggest footballing-nations and actually try to grow small teams into European contenders by youth development and some money-ball scouting approach. While I was looking for the first team to manage and write about in this blog, many nations and clubs came to mind. After taking a look … Continue reading Tiki-Tackle 1.0 – Club Presentation