How to keep your head in the game

What we’ve learned about the most important aspects of football.

The Football Manager series has become something of a cottage industry, with football fans constantly looking for a quick fix.

But what are the key takeaways from this year’s edition of The Football Manager?


No-one likes to lose Everton were beaten at home by Manchester United in the Premier League last week.

That’s not good enough to see them drop out of the title race, even if they do end up winning it.

But that’s not the end of the world, as it’s hard to blame the Blues for not making a move for Antonio Conte’s squad.

There are no easy wins to make in football and you need to make your own luck.

There were a couple of great goals from Antonio Concozes side in this game, with Lukas Podolski scoring the opener and Lukas Mertens setting up Romelu Lukaku for his fourth goal of the season. 

It was an excellent display from the Blues in the league and they have been in the top half of the table for a couple weeks now, so it’s fair to say that the players have been getting plenty of game time.2.

It’s not a one-off story Manchester United’s defeat to Arsenal on Sunday wasn’t a surprise for me.

The Red Devils were a side I was a bit worried about coming into the season, but they’ve managed to hold onto their top spot in the table.

Their recent form has been nothing short of impressive, and they were in front at half-time and then they dominated the game throughout.

This was their first defeat of the campaign, but their form has really come around, and it’s not just their defensive form that’s helped them stay up in the standings.

They’re playing at a higher tempo, with fewer passes, and their midfield have been able to make more passes and build on their first half dominance.3.

It doesn’t have to be that way…

It was always going to be tough to win the Premier Leagues title this season, and I’m not expecting it to be easy.

But I’m convinced that Manchester United will come away with the trophy, with the help of some very talented players. 

The signing of Antonio Conca, Romel Ulloa, Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind has helped to bolster their midfield and their attack, which is always going be important for any team looking to challenge for the title. 

Daley Blind was a revelation last season, scoring 18 goals in 30 games and proving that he can play anywhere in midfield.

He has also helped the midfield with his versatility, playing as a number 10, as well as a defensive midfielder. 

A lot of managers would have been tempted to go after the likes of Christian Benteke and Robin van Persie, but those three have played fewer minutes and scored fewer goals this season.4.

Don’t be scared of the big teams…

The title is just around the corner, so don’t be afraid to get a little cocky, but I think the big European sides have a few problems with their team in front of goal. 

United have looked pretty solid in the Europa League and this season’s Europa League play-off final saw them defeat a Real Madrid side that looked very much like a side with a chance to win. 

I think it’s a bit strange for them to beat Manchester City, but the Blues’ form has shown that they are capable of doing so, and if they continue to improve it will be interesting to see what happens against Arsenal in the Champions League. 


It’ll be difficult to win at home, but you can make it work It’s always going of to be difficult when you’re defending against a side like Manchester United, but when they have a good team around them they are tough to beat. 

This season, the Blues have managed to stay in the title picture despite conceding 10 goals in 14 matches.

They’ve won seven of their last eight home games and have won eight of their 11 away games.

That’s a very good record for a team that is already sitting in the middle of the league table.

They have conceded just one goal in their last seven away games, and the way they’ve been playing at home is something that should help them maintain that form.

A win against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the FA Cup final will be the icing on the cake.


No.10 is going to have to do his bit for you if you want to win this season It’s tough to say, but it is always good to see a new signing on the bench, and that’s the case for a new No. 10 for Manchester United. 

Tiago Silva is now in charge of the No. 6 shirt after the Brazilian failed to make a permanent