Concord Career - From Rags to Riches

by ZaZ, Dec 17, 2021

ZaZ said: Just closing the season. We got promoted this year and won Papa's John Cup again. My goals for next season is to be promoted to Premier League, which won't be so easy since Sky Bet Championship is way harder than previous divisions. Since some teams come from Premier League, they arrive with better squad and way more money than everyone else, so I need to build a squad to at least reach play offs.




well done ZaZ,great job your doing there mate.

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Joe said: well done ZaZ,great job your doing there mate.

Thanks! I have around 2.5 mi euros per year of wage budget, which means around 250k per position (for two players). Some players will definitely ask more than that to renew and I will need to let them go (or wait for the end of contract), but I hope I can build some acceptable squad to get promoted.

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tks for the series, a lots of playing tips is very helpful

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do you have a special training calendar or how can it be better configured so that players recover faster?

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Ole said: do you have a special training calendar or how can it be better configured so that players recover faster?

Same training from first page of blue. To recover faster, I usually rest tired players from training after matches, one or two days (depending on how tired they are). Last season, for example, I had two matches per week all year long, with only three times with full week to rest.

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Hi, ZaZ, first of all congrats on the running so far. I am really enjoying to read it.

I would like to ask if you have any filter to search players for your tactic and if yes, what are the attributes that you usually search and which value do you put on it to filter players in a better way?

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zarozero said: Hi, ZaZ, first of all congrats on the running so far. I am really enjoying to read it.

I would like to ask if you have any filter to search players for your tactic and if yes, what are the attributes that you usually search and which value do you put on it to filter players in a better way?


Acceleration and Pace 12+. Sometimes it's less after revealed, but that's my only filter right now.

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ZaZ said: Six matches into Sky Bet League Two (so I can skip ten at a time until fourty six matches of the season). My team is again predicted last by a large margin, but promotion should be easier since there are three direct promotions plus one in play offs (lower divisions have one direct plus one in play offs).

I have hired 8 new players, upgraded contract of 14 from last season to full time and sold (loaned out) everyone else. The new squad of 22 players has an annual cost of 586k euros, from ~360k from past season.

Season has been rather good this year. Other than pre-season cash grabbers, I have won all official matches. I'm rotating a lot, with second team playing Carabao Cup and Papa's John Trophy while main team focuses on the league. My initial goal is to earn 282k euros to get a positive balance projection, then I want to use any leftovers to start upgrading my facilities (still everything in the worst quality).

Below are media odds, projection of finances, competitions, schedule, squad and player in best form. Let me know if you want to see the full profile of any player. Tyler Magloire is a beast in speed.




Hi ZaZ

Ive started a save with Blackburn Rovers (in championship) i seen you mentioned Tyler Magloire (CB) who ive got at Blackburn in u21's but ive promoted him to my 1st team bcz his pace/acceleration is 19 and 20 and i remember you saying them 2 attributes are the most important. Do you rate him highly bcz of his high pace and acceleration. I have better defenders in an overall defensive attributes but i play Magloire bcz he's so fast.

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Joe said: Hi ZaZ

Ive started a save with Blackburn Rovers (in championship) i seen you mentioned Tyler Magloire (CB) who ive got at Blackburn in u21's but ive promoted him to my 1st team bcz his pace/acceleration is 19 and 20 and i remember you saying them 2 attributes are the most important. Do you rate him highly bcz of his high pace and acceleration. I have better defenders in an overall defensive attributes but i play Magloire bcz he's so fast.


I like him, but I wouldn't say he is the best defender in the world. I would say every point of pace or acceleration over 10 is worth two or three of other important attributes, so a player with high attributes everywhere and 15 or 16 in pace and acceleration will probably be better.

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Hi Zaz. How important are roles for you? For example You want to buy mezzala and you have this two optioms:

Player 1
BWM 4 stars
Mezzala 2.5 stars

Pace 15
Acc 15
Dribling 15
Antycypation 15

Player 2
Mezzala 4 stars
Pace 13
Acc 13
Dribling 13
Antycypation 13

What is more important in Your opinion? Role suitability or atributes?

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fm arena user said: Hi Zaz. How important are roles for you? For example You want to buy mezzala and you have this two optioms:

Player 1
BWM 4 stars
Mezzala 2.5 stars

Pace 15
Acc 15
Dribling 15
Antycypation 15

Player 2
Mezzala 4 stars
Pace 13
Acc 13
Dribling 13
Antycypation 13

What is more important in Your opinion? Role suitability or atributes?


Read "Role Ability" on the first post of Blue.

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Ah thanks, didnt see that was cover already. Thanks for this i can see improvement in my results following Your work, despite im using other tactic.

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fm arena user said: Ah thanks, didnt see that was cover already. Thanks for this i can see improvement in my results following Your work, despite im using other tactic.

Good luck in your run!

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ZaZ said: I like him, but I wouldn't say he is the best defender in the world. I would say every point of pace or acceleration over 10 is worth two or three of other important attributes, so a player with high attributes everywhere and 15 or 16 in pace and acceleration will probably be better.

Would you consider him to be great at Championship level i no he ain't prem level though

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Joe said: Would you consider him to be great at Championship level i no he ain't prem level though

For a team with lower budget, yes. If you are in the upper budget of the league, then he is weak.

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Just got back to next season, Sky Bet Championship. As usual, media predicts me to end last, but this time it will be way harder to be the champion since at least three teams just came down from Premier League (income difference from TV is brutal). My goal is obviously to be promoted, but I will be happy to do it through play-offs (up to 6th).

With money from transfers and participation in championships, I managed to get a new upgrade to training facilities, youth recruitment and coaching, so my facilities are starting to look top grade (still finishing training and youth facilities). My goal is to upgrade facilities yet again this year before being promoted to Premier League.

Half my team wanted their contracts renewed, with most of them wanting to increase their wage from ~20k a year to over 300k. Since my goal is to pay around 250k for each position (divided by two players), I had to release those players and hire new ones with similar ability. My current wage budget is 1,250mi euros per year. I also sold my best player for 9m euros (5m + 4m in installments), with a loan back option. The offer was just too good to pass, considering board forced me to accept when other teams offered 2m.

Since I got lots of money selling my player for 9mi, I can now increase my budget to pay 500k per position (divided by two players). That means I will start scouting new players and renew my key players with this higher budget. It will happen gradually over the season and I hope to improve at least 3 to 5 positions, getting a good backbone for the next season.



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Could only play a couple of matches today. Season started well, despite the elimination from Carabao Cup in the very first match (it's actually a given, I don't like that competition). Since I expect this championship to be harder, I'm putting more effort at keeping morale high, by praising/warning them every week for training, as well as previous match and form every five matches. I added a picture of wage expenditure from my league, and you can see top team spends almost 100m per year while I barely spend 2m.

For changes in the squad, I had to hire a new striker due to a long injury in one of my players (10 months long). I also got problems in the left midfield since both players are currently injuried for 4-8 weeks, and one of my DM is also out for 10 weeks.

Other than that, I started renewing contracts with players that have ability to play on the Premier League next year. There are several players whining about contract, asking to increase their annual wage from ~20k to almost 500k, but I'm managing to postpone that with simple talking. I'll check my options next transfer window to see which can be substituted for cheaper players of similar quality, then renew the ones that deserve to stay.





P.S.: The run is on hold since I'm doing some tests for set pieces.

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