Open Letter to Edward Woodward

Dear Ed Woodward,

                              Hello there Mr Woodward. I shall not be indulging in any pleasantries with you because lets face it there has been nothing pleasant about your appointment as executive vice chairman of Manchester United.  Before We get to the core of the issues, I want to quickly thank David Gill for his beautiful work for Manchester united. He is someone who I overlooked in the past but I thank you Mr Woodward for making me  appreciate how much of an asset Mr Gill was to us and we will forever remember him.

First point of discussion Mr Woodward is, Do you even know what you are doing? You are supposed to back the new manager by helping him sign the players he needs to make the team his. You have been in the peripherals of the club for a while now and with your Business background I must say I expected more from you. It’s not all doom and gloom I must say as you have acquired a lot of sponsorship deals for the club and all but those precious deals of yours will mean nothing if you don’t back the manager on the pitch. Ultimately on pitch success brings off field success. If Mr Gill and Sir Alex didn’t leave the club in such a strong position would you be able to complete your numerous deals with tyre companies and tomato juice companies in Japan? I don’t think so. The way you have handled transfers in the transfer window has appalled me. Silly bids for Fabregas, Baines, De Rossi and even Fellaini have left us fans feeling dirty because our name has been dipped, dragged and stained by the mud you have decided to put us in. Let me help you out  Mr Woodward. If Mr Moyes comes with a name of a player for you, you don’t simply pick numbers in your head and make a silly bid. You talk to people at the club, find out if he is available, find out if the player is willing to move then you make a bid. You don’t just Fire your bids in there like a blind Rambo in battle seeking revenge. You should be more like Bond taking out your targets with finesse because this is not just some any random club, this is Manchester United!

Another point that’s really disturbing my soul is the Ander Herrera situation. Mr Woodward, What the hell was that? You actually knew he had a release clause and you bid 6 million below that? That reeks of  incompetence. Lets not even get into the whole false representatives thing because I will lose whatever cool I have left in my system. Even With Fellaini and Baines you actually sanctioned that bid to be faxed to Everton? 16 million for fellaini and 12 million for Baines. Mr Woodward are you really ready for this Job? These are key questions you should ask yourself because I’m sure you can do better than this.  Look at other directors like Daniel Levy. Mirror whatever he does because he is a COMPETENT MAN! He does what is best for the club! Its hard enough losing a gem like Sir Alex and a competent man like David Gill.  Please don’t make it worse with this incompetent behaviour. A lot of Man Utd fans are calling for you to get the chop. I will admit I will not be sad to see you go but I want to believe you can do better if you follow the advice I am about to give you.

Finally the advice I would give you Mr Woodward to solve all your problems with how the transfer market works is to play FOOTBALL MANAGER by SEGA and SI games. Their real life simulation of things can help you understand how things work in football. So that you don’t make a fool of yourself and the great club and Fans of Manchester United, I suggest you heed my advice. Many thanks and Good Luck

Yours Sincerely




I cannot even make up Words to sum up how I feel about this! Ferguson is ManUnited. He has Inspired even past the world of football.

The Tikki Takka Style Football Manager 2013 Part 1

Hello guys! This is going to be my first post about one of my favourite games of all time FM13!  I have been a football manager player since the days of Championship manager 01/02 when flashing texts if GOAL!!! made you scream for joy 🙂

I am a very HUGE fan of the Barcelona style of play and I believe football should be played this way. Yes Barcelona have the best players so it makes the style easy to play for them and even harder to beat but i Disagree. I believe that if players are cultured from a young age to play this way, then there will be many more iniesta’s, Xavis’s and busquets of this world to come out of Barcelona and other clubs if they chose to adopt that style.

I would like to Recreate this style of play on FM13! I shall be posting regular updates about the tactics and results, formation tweaks and all.

Here is a peak into what i have created so far!


I have gone with this formation because i am trying to recreate the triangles that Barcelona make when they are passing as seen in the video above.

match stats

Although it was against leicester and i have a mega squad already(this is a season i am playing with my friend Mr Jurgen Baine! a fine manager that pushes me to the limit all the time) here you can see the possesion bit of the game seems to be ok but i feel it still needs a bit of tweaking.  I will try to make vids also so you can see how it works. If you have any comments to make on this or opinions and advice please feel free to comment! Many thanks and keep playing!