Category: FM2013

Well, things haven’t been going as I was hoping. Even though we’ve managed to score in every game, so has the other teams. To make things worse, Beautiman, stuart and williams was injured in the first two matches. This is 3 of the players I really hoped would carry the team. Here’s the results for the first few matches.

First few matches results



After a pre season where the team didn’t perform to well, my hopes for the season isn’t very high. I hope to at least end up somewhere in the middle. Anyway, my team roster looks like this.

Team roster 2012

I’ve decided to use an offensive 4-4-2 setup for the start of the season, instead of the counter attack tactic I’ve been using during the pre-season.

Hopefully the new players I’ve added to the squad can help matters. The defense is quite ok now I think, but the team is very volnurable to injuries.




During the first few weeks I try to fill the vacant spots. I find a physio, an under 18 couch and an assistant manager fairly quicly. I also start looking for potential signing, but I still need to go over the squad, play some friendlies and work on tactics.

K have the first friendlies planned against Metropolitan Police, Basingstoke and Barnet.



Not having played this game for a while, I decided to start a new game with an English team in southern conference league (Blue square bet south). I picked a random Londen based team to start with and it ended up being Sutton Utd.

With low expectations, and not much to work with financially, I don’t have much hope for the first season. I’ll basically start to see what I can do with what I have. It seems like scouting is restricted to England, so I’ll have to work with local talents.

The first thing I notice is that the club is missing a lot of staff. I’ll try to at least find an assistant manager during the first few weeks. All I have right now is 2 coaches and two scounts. They seem to be ok, but nothing special.

With my transfer budget of about £2k and salery budget of about £4k I don’t have a lot of freedom.

The good part is, that most of the reserve team are non-contracted players that doesn’t cost much.







With 12 matches played out of 26, the team is performing well over expectations. We currently hold 2nd place with 24 points with Gamla Uppsala in first place with 26 points. I was forced to use a 5-32 formation during the early matches because of injuries, and overall, I’ve had a lot of trouble keeping my midfield intact. The good part is that a few players that I dind’t expect to use, got some match training.

I’ve been working on aquiring a few new players, and I have a few young players arriving during the summer. I’ll report on the new players once they are transfered.


Well, as the title suggests, I got knocked out of the Swedish cup. The team performed ok, but couldn’t beat any of the teams in the tough group.

Now it’s time to focus on the rest of the season.

I’m still not sure whos going to make the start 11, and I’ll use this season to introduce some new tactics. I’ve set the tream to prepare a 5-3-2, and the 4-2-2-2 I used last season.

I really could use another central midfielder since my best one is currently injured.

Here’s a list of my first team as of right now. (Late march 2014)

Anders Brunell (GK)

Recently signed goolkeeper, who’ll be my first choice for this season.

Erik Tengroth (DR)

A solid palyer who’s been in the team since the start ( I think he started his career in Karslund), and my team captain.

Simon Aljaderi (DC)

Young defender. I picked him up for this season.

Lasse Boman (DC)

Picked up for this season, young promising player.

Erik Jungholm Melin (D C/L)

My best defender, even though he didn’t perform that well during the later part of last season.

Emil Skogh (DL)

Signed last season, my primary left defender.

Marcus de  Bruid (DL)

Secundary left defender, also signed last season.

Yosif Ayuba (MC)

Best central midfielder, signed last season, and is a key player.

Kim Kuusisto (MC)

Signed for this season, a young but promising midfielder.

Adam Botvidsson (AM R/L/C)

Solid player, one of the few remaining first team players from 2012.

Simon Leonidsson (AM R/L, ST)

Very good attacking midfielder but also a decent striker (one of my best). Had him on loan during 2013 and signed him for last season.

Miralem Malic (ST, AM R)

Signed him after the 2012 season after a loan. Right now I’m not sure it was the best signing, but I use him as a strider right now, with good results.

Christer Lipovac (ST)

Promoted to the first team after the first season, has been doing very well, even though he is young. I may not be able to keep him.

Harish Kuhi (ST)

This guy has been in Karslund for a few years, he is getting old, and I’m not sure he is good enough for the first team this year.

Adrian Engdahl (GK)

A young and promising goolkeeper. He played in the first team for most of last season, and I expect to use this guy quite a lot in the future.

Alexander Berntsson (DC)

Signed during the 2012 season. He hasn’t really performed and developed as I hoped, but I’ll at least keep him for the upcoming season.

Kadir Hodzic (D/M R)

Picked up last season to strengthen my defense. He served as a backup for Erik Tengroth right now.

Philip Olofsson (DC)

Signed during 2013, he has been doing well and will HE’ll be on rotation for central defence.

Jamie steel (MC)

I picked him up during the 2012 season, and even though he isn’t performing to well, and has a tendency to get a lot of yellow cards I have to keep him as a backup for now.

Daniel Karlsson, Bala Musa Bajaha and Samuel Mokede is still in the club but no longer needed. Maybe one of them will geta a chance to play, but not likely. I’ll release them when their contract runs out.

I have more players then this, but these are the pretty much the interesting players.

I’ll try to complete this post with screenshots later on.





So, I decided to call back the players a bit early for the Pre-season since we have Swedish cup group play in March. While the players have been on holiday, a lot have changed in the staff department. As mentioned earlier, most of my staff quit at the end of last season, however I eventually manage to find some decent replacements. Here’s my staff for this season.

Director of football: Andreas Levi who has been in the club since I started

Reserves manager: Johan Karlsson, signed for this season

Assistant manager: Gabriel Bulut who is also a goolkeeper, however I don’t expect him to get much playtime. He is ok for an assistant at this level, and was the best I could find.

Head of youth development: Jiannis Vasillou. I signed him last season, I would like to gswitch him to a coaching contract but he doesn’t want a new contract, so I expect to loose him after this season.

Coach: Joakim Jensen. Hired for this season, good at defence and tactics. Also decent at attack coaching.

Goalkeeper coach: Mikael Grahn hired last season, and I’ll try to extend  his contract past 2014.

Head PHysio: ANki Vennersten, who has worked for the club for a long time.

3 sdcouts, all new

That’s it about the staff. Now to the players:

I’ve made two new signings as well as extended some contract for existing players.

The new signings are Kim Kuusisto (midfielder), Anders Brunell (Goalkeeper) and Simon Aljedari (defender, hot prospect).

I expect to see good things from all of these players as they’ve all been hired for the first team.

I’ll try to post a squad update once the pre-season is complete.

My expectations for this season is not very hig. I just want to avoid relegation.


Well, the title says it all, doesn’t it. We ended up winning the season by 4 points. With 5 games left, I started loosing again, but eventually managed to win enough games to clain the title. Next season will be busy, with a tougher league and the Swedish cup group play in March. The club new sponsorship after the promotion, but it’s basically the same as the previous one (6MKR per year), so I can’t expect a huge budget increase. The preliminary budgets are slightly higher than this season, but this will pretty much be eaten up by increases in player  wages.

Right now I’m trying to hire new staff, since most of the current stuff, either doesn’t want new contracts, or I don’t want them, hence, I’m loosing all my scouts, assistant manager and coaches. On the up sie, I also got rid of 12 players I don’t want anymore. The squad was growing a bit to big as of late with a bunch of players that didn’t get a chance to ever play. Below are some screenshots to conclude the season.



We’re now approaching the end of the season and things are looking really well, even though I lost the last match.

With 18 league matches played we’re 14 for 4. The team also performed well in the Swedish Cup Beating the Local team BK Forward in the first round and GAIS in the 2nd round on over time. I’m still in the lead, but I expect the last 4 matches to be quite difficult considering what happend in mid season. We currently need7 more points to guarantee promotion.The newcomers in the team have been doing quite well, so far, replacing my left defender and I also have a nice backup for the right defense.