Welcome to the fm2009 blog

Welcome to the football manager 2009 blogspot - Here, you will find latest news from the game, good players to buy & you can follow how well I'm doing in my game.

FM2009 is part of the best selling football management computer games in the world. '09 boast lots new features, including a live 3D match with multiple camera angles.

Use the INDEX OF LINKS at the bottom of the page to navigate your way around this blog. Start at Chapter 1.

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Currently Managing: Carlisle

Currently Managing: Carlisle
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Friday, 29 May 2009

England Dream Team - 4-4-2 Diamond Formation

This is my England Dream Team, playing in the 4-4-2 Diamond Formation.
My two wingbacks will get forward as often as possible - often acting as wingers, supported by Gerrard on the right and Barry on the left when needed. When my wingbacks get forward, my Defensive Midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, will stay back acting a third defender.

GK David James (Portsmouth)
DR Glen Johnson (Portsmouth)
DL Ashley Cole (Chelsea)
DC John Terry (Chelsea)
DC Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd)
DM C Owen Hargreaves (Man Utd)
MC Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
MC Gareth Barry (Aston Villa)
AM C Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
ST Peter Crouch (Portsmouth)
ST Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)

My Midfield is packed with world class midfielders. Gerrard and Barry can also act as wingers, when needed. Peter Crouch is my target man and Wayne Rooney will drop off and receive the ball to feet, as well as creating chances for other team players. Glen Johnson wins the place at right back, mainly because he is so good going forward. Owen Hargreaves wins the place at DM C, just edging out Ledley King.

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Friday, 22 May 2009

Good wingers in FM2009

A good winger (AM R or AM L) will need to have lots or pace and good acceleration. Good dribbling, ball control and crossing are also essential attributes for wingers. With all of the above, your wingers will beat their man and cross the ball from the byline - which are harder to defend than crosses from deep. Here are a few good players I've found.

Theo Walcott (5-stars)
Theo may be a forward, but he plays better on the right wing - a position he played in his early career, for Southampton. He has lightning pace and acceleration with decent dribbling and crossing. He is likely to improve as his career in the game develops.

Nathan Dyer (4-stars)
He is a very similar player to Shaun Wright-Phillips. He is currently on loan at Swansea, but is contracted to Southampton. He is very quick and his other attributes are likely to improve over time. Sign him, if you cannot afford the price-tag of Walcott.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Good players to play as target men in fm2009

A good target men will need height and good heading ability (to win headers) and strenght to hold up the ball. Here is a list of players ideal to play as target men. These target men as perfect for knocking the ball long and high to.

Peter Crouch (5-stars)
It will be hard to sign him, only the best premier league sides will have the opportunity to. His height of 201cm makes him ideal to win headers to flick balls on to other players.

Nicola Zigic (4-stars)
This serbian is probably the tallest forward in the game. He players for Villareal and would be available for around £12 million.

Andy Carroll (3-stars)
You could probably sign this player on loan during the first season. He is a young player from Newcastle. His young age will make this player more attractive to sign and he would be available for around £5 million.

Monday, 4 May 2009

New football related blog - view from the North Stand

This is a new football blog, called View From the North Stand. It is basically, your football pictures from the view in your favourite team's stands.

Check it out and post your pics today! It is aiming to be a collection of pictures from all over the world!


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