Friday means Football Manager at Scoreline HQ and we’re back with a fresh episode of The Football Manager Football Show as we start to lay down a few markers in the Turkish Super Lig.
There are two things we’ve learned from this episode.
Firstly, substitutions require a whole other level of planning for Turkish league games when injuries mount up and you have to keep an eye on your foreign and domestic player counts before running the risk of dipping into your under 19s pool.
Secondly, Shane has no love at all for Gwyneth Paltrow, unless of course there’s a Hollywood job offer on the table.
This week we’re cruising through the month of October with five games down for decision, including two in European competition.
The concerns over early season player fitness are once again making an appearance, just like most seasons in FM21. Are we being too harsh and expecting too much? Or should your starting eleven be happily able to go six or seven games without needing a rest day or rest week?
There are frustrating draws, points dropped, scalps claimed, screamers scored and more as our Turkish adventure gathers steam.