FM16: Grasshopper Club Zürich (GCZ)
All my blog posts are located at fmgrasshopper.com/blog. But this page is a tidier collection of posts solely dedicated to my FM16 content from Zürich, Switzerland. It's a mixture of ramblings, stories and tactical pieces during my play-through of a 1,026 hour save with Grasshopper Club Zürich (GCZ), Switzerland. Loïc Swartzendruber, remember the name...
These are posts from before FM16 and into FM16 beta:
The GCZ save: 'The Swartzendruber Years'
I spent 10 years in Zürich, managing 499 games. Read what happened...
The Marco & Remo Diaries
These are posts dedicated to Marco Simon & Remo Mahrer, two Regens who joined GCZ in the 2015/16 Youth Intake. Follow their incredible story below:
Part II - Invincible
Part III - Breakthrough
Part IV - Heartbreak
Part V - Icons
Part VI - Reunion
Part VII - Galácticos
Guides for Football Managers
Here are posts not necessarily dedicated to GCZ, they are transferable and can be considered for any FM save:
Why considering two footedness is important in FM16, just like in real life.
Every year there is a debate about the inflated prices attached to players in each version of FM. Here I discuss techniques to lower the prices.
Here I argue the importance of thinking a bit deeper about setting the right manager attributes and how you ought to think about your new save prior to starting out.
A look into one of the most important (and I feel overlooked) attribute in FM games.
A look into Professionalism and why it's the essential Personality trait to install in Youth Development.
Using the Prozone feature in FM16, I pinpointed a team's strengths (in this case a good passer) and looked to nullify this strength.
Agents are bastards. Get rid of them using this guide.
Finding players is easy. Finding the right ones is a little harder.
A tactical take on 'width' in FM.
My look into the Regista role in FM16.