Youth development through a Human Resources management perspective – Part III: Junior Partners

We have now come to the last part of the "career path" for our young players, the delicate age between 19 and 21. This age, in real life football as much as in FM, is the critical moment in many players' development. How many young players are touted to be the next "whoever" when they … Continue reading Youth development through a Human Resources management perspective – Part III: Junior Partners

Youth development through a Human Resources management perspective – Part II: Associates Programme

I have previously introduced why I find it useful to apply a Human Resources Management perspective while developing young players in Football Manager. This approach gives you as Manager a pre-determined framework to maximise your players' strength and adapt him to your club needs and style. Thanks to this approach based on dividing young players … Continue reading Youth development through a Human Resources management perspective – Part II: Associates Programme

Youth development through a Human Resources Management perspective – Part I: The Internship

Youth and player development is an essential part of any long-term save in Football Manager. To focus on your own Youth Intakes or on buying young players has many advantages: first of all, you save money and can even produce money once/if you sold a club-grown player; secondly, and for me most importantly, you can … Continue reading Youth development through a Human Resources Management perspective – Part I: The Internship

Scouting – How to start a scouting-network as small club in FM17

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