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La Magia vuelve

nestor on 15 November, 2017

36 of the total 38 games have been played of the 17/18 season. The supporters of the Verdiblancos were living their dream: 2 games before the season was coming to an end, they were lying on a wonderfully 3rd place. A 3rd place that would have seen them qualifying directly to UCL Group Stage. 3 points before the big FC Barcelona, who was having a nightmare of a season, and 6 points before their fierce rivals FC Sevilla. Who would have imagined this before the season had started? It's been a year…

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Preparing Season 1

nestor on 07 November, 2017

Just after joining Betis Sevilla on a lovely 3th of July 2017, one of my first actions, after the mandatory introduction by the president, was to meet up with my Assistant Manager Eder Sarabia . I was shocked when he introduced me to the first team staff at the club, it was so tiny. There were only an Assistant Manager, a Head of Youth Development, a Goalkeeping Coach, a normal coach and three Fitness Coaches currently at the club. I went straight back to presidents office to talk about…

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Onboarding

nestor on 02 November, 2017

The season 2017/18 will be just the third season in La Liga after Betis managed an instant return from Segunda División in the season 2014/2015 after being relegated the season before. After the promotion Los Béticos managed to secure a 10th and 15th place. So, where do we plan to finish in our first season? My first thought would be to achieve something like the season 2015/2016 and try finish between the 8th and 10th place. So we'd challenge for one of the places after the European…

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Los Béticos

nestor on 15 October, 2017

Normally I rarely redo a same team in Football Manager except some of my real life favorite teams, but now it's time for a comeback for me. Back in the time I enjoyed the save on FM13 with Los Béticos so much, that Nestor Subiat will be joining Real Betis Balompié for FM18. My first thoughts were to build up a strong team that is based on spanish/portuguese speaking players and will be one of the bigger teams in Europe on a long term. Although I am not sure if I will be able to go far enough…

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De donde saliste? (Where you from)

nestor on 08 October, 2017

Which club (or regions) have brought up the most players for the senior squad of La Albiceleste , the Argentine National team? Do the big clubs of Buenos Aires like River Plate and Boca Juniors dominate in the current National team like they have done in the league? No, they don't. As you can see in the table below no single club has managed to get more than 3 home-grown players in the quad of the last and deciding qualification round for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Boca Juniors, River Plate…

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Money Making

nestor on 10 December, 2016

In FM16 and FM17 and a tried to reproduce the financial success I had with Barcelona in FM13 (having over 2 billions on the bank). As Barcelona did make a profit of around 200 million every season in case I didn't spend it all on new players, it was quite easy to so much money on the bank. Achieving this with Lyon is quite more of a challenge as currently we don't do much profits. In my view following streams can be used to generate additional money: Preseason Transfers Merchandise Prize Money…

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Los Albicelestes 1.2: Doubling the blue and white

nestor on 09 December, 2016

After some successful football in the first months as manager at Malaga we reached the winter break on a 3rd place. After a two-week break, it took us to play against Villareal in the 5th round of the Spanish Cup (after beating Valladolid one round earlier). Unluckily we lost the game on penalties, after we had dominated them in the second leg. So, for the next 4 month we could focus on the league only. After three victories in a row during January, we conceded the second loss against Sevilla…

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Adapting to new Roles

nestor on 29 November, 2016

I think every Football Manager out there has tried to retrain a certain player to a additional player role in his footballing career. Reasons can be to make sure newly signed players fit the own tactical formation or you want to add some player roles in order to have some backups when injuries occur. My main reason was that I signed Griezmann for a fee less than £30 millions, in the winter transfer window and I decided that I want to play with 3 strikers upfront and no wingers anymore at the end…

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Los Albicelestes 01: From the bottom

nestor on 15 November, 2016

Málaga Club de Fútbol or simply Málaga, is a Spanish football club based in Málaga, Spain. Málaga is one of the southernmost cities of the country. Regarding the Population, in Andalusia it's the number two right after Sevilla and is ranked as number 6 in Spain. Since the season 2016/2017 Málaga has played more seasons in the Primera División (35) than in the Segunda División (34). In the early 2000s, Málaga were a club famous for their youth and top quality players. They made a solitary…

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Les Gones 05: Money & Medals

nestor on 10 November, 2016

Isn't Money and Medals all we desire as as Football Managers in a long term save, besides amazing Regens? At Lyon we don't have much money nor did we win big titles so far, but this season there as been a change. The first words are not going to be about the beloved Olympique Lyonnais, more I want to show how you much money there is at PSG. Before the transfer windows in Spain and England did start, the rich club from the french capital spent a lot (like they do it always in summer). At least…

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Les Gones 04: One Season Done

nestor on 06 November, 2016

12 months have passed away since I started the save at Olympique Lyonnais and I think it's time for a short review of the season. The first months at the Parc de Prince of the season couldn't start be better. After we did all the transfers, like mentioned in the last blog we headed to our first competitive match against PSG in the Trophée des champions. Thanks to 3 goals in the first half we manage to get our first silverware: The trophy isn't the most important one for sure, but it's really…

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Les Gones 03: Starting the Career

nestor on 04 November, 2016

The excitement has been increasing constantly until the release of the official version today, I couldn't wait much more. So finally, it's time to load up the game and hope that my ideas will be working during this save. First things I did after starting the save was to establish my desired backroom staff und do some transfers. During the first summer transfer window we were given a budget of a total of 3 millions in total. In general I was pretty happy with the quality of the first team squad…

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Les Gones 02: The Team

nestor on 30 October, 2016

Quite some time has passed since my (huge) blog about Olympique Lyonnais' history. I Was pretty buzy playing the FM17 Beta and preparing myself for a long journey in the french city. Today I want to introduce you to the team. By team I don't mean my first squad, I will be writing about the coaching and scouting staff. In my view it's always the staff that makes a club great, talented and quality player are nice but they won't develop or performance as they should when they haven't good coaches…

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Les Gones 01: Introduction

nestor on 09 October, 2016

I'm really excited about the new project for Football Manager 17, as it will be at a club or even a league I've never managed . In my view one of the most exciting parts of FM is to develop young players from your own youth intake or the ones that have been brought to your own club at a very early stage. To be able to have a lot of local youngster in your fist team squad a great youth academy is crucial, that's why I have chosen Olympique Lyonnais . Lyon is known for having the best academy in…

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Berlin Calling 03

nestor on 03 October, 2016

With Sani Utaka playing at the Olympics (and getting injured) and the problem with the board regarding the transfer budget we didn't have an ideal preparation to our third season. Season Start In the first competitive game of the season we faced Bayern for the German Super Cup. I was really excited to see how my new acquisition will perform on the pitch. With a 3-3 after 90 minutes and winning on penalties we had to be happy. Especially Marcos Gomez with two Goals, one Assist and Patrick Roberts…

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Berlin Calling 02

nestor on 02 October, 2016

After a successful battle against the relegation last season, I did spent some time in the cold argentinian winter to reload the batteries for the upcoming season. Some day one of my close friends at the Argentinian association mentioned that Boca Juniors new Manager Mohammed didn't count on wonderkid Marcos Gomez and he was on his way to Greece. At the same moment I decided to call the president of Hertha to tell him, that we need to sign him. First he wasn't sure, because we already had to…

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Berlin Calling 01

nestor on 01 October, 2016

It was one of this beautiful days in December, my friend Christian Giménez and I were having a lovely BBQ with some Quilmes together. Our families have joined us and we did really enjoy it. I have been enjoying my life with the Boca Juniors to the fullest. The time has been flying, almost three years have passed since Daniel Angelici to convince me to start my manager career at highest level. We were successful like never in the history with a total of 16 local and international trophies. We…

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