MFF 2 – 0 Olympiacos and MFF FIFA 14 2023-24 Season
Wow, just wow. Another huge win for MFF!
This is the time I really should have used that Mellberg pic for the opening. Sadly, there is no full game review on MFF v Olympiacos despite my excitement. That is because, as I mentioned in my ScoreBig.com Review, I have been working on a project which I hope to announce in the next couple of weeks. It is during my 17 minute breaks that I play my FIFA (which mostly consists of simming).
Anyone that has been following me on twitter knows that MFF is 9 points clear in the Allsvenskan with four games to go. They should really be concentrating on Champions League at this point, though I’m not sure they have much of a chance of anything besides Europa LEague even with a rested first team.
They finish the Allsvenskan playing AIK (4th), Elfsborg (3rd), Brommapojkarna (16/16), and Åtvidaberg (10/16). Even if they lose to AIK and Elfsborg, they should really be able to get the two points they need from the last two games. They’d have to lose to AIK and Elfsborg by a lot in order to make up the goal difference.
Now, on to FIFA…
I had already picked out the picture before I let Nastasic go. In a perfect world, I wouldn’t have let him go, but it was transfer deadline day and Lyon did not want the only CB I wanted to shed. I find it interesting that my midfielders are really coming through but none of my scouted guys up front or in the back are making the first team. Sise may get there in the front or back (if I move to a back four). Kljajic is on the cusp as well. It’s looking like I’ll have plenty of depth that last season, as long as I can keep everyone happy.
While I’ve been playing a back three for some time, I’ve got players that can play LB and RB. The only problem is…who do I take out of midfield to have an extra defender.
Too much depth is really starting to be an issue. Martial wants out, though the board told me I didn’t have to sell him. Maybe I should have sold him since Gabriel is younger. The problem is that Gabriel has already hit his peak according to FIFA Fanatic. Of course, Hammar wasn’t supposed to get past 74, or FIFA Fanatic just missed a player. At the end of the transfer window, Martial was happy to stay. I’m sure the $500k/week didn’t hurt. I have tons of money though, so no biggie. I just hope he stays at least as high
I’ve decided to sell Januzaj. He’s not reaching his potential playing in the center of the park. He hadn’t when I was playing him on the left either. I’m a bit sentimental about him, being that he’s a Manchester United player, but sentiment only goes so far. I want my squad to be ready for the sim season.
GK Thibaut Courtois 88
CB Hammar 84 (my last original MFF player…I don’t know if he’s going to make it through the game, but he just went up again!)
CB Jonathan Tah 82
CB Souttar 81
RM Sandberg 88 (scouted youth player)
CM Henriques 82 (scouted youth player)
CM Larsen 83 (scouted youth player)
LM Bakkali 86
CAM E. Ervik 88 (scouted youth player)
ST Anthony Martial 89
ST D. Svensson 87
Sise 82 (scouted youth player)
Kljajic 82 (scouted youth player)
Adnan Januzaj 85
Hernández 82 (even if I play with a back four, with him as LB, one of my CB is getting left out…just gotta keep sending one out on loan until Hammar retires)
Cruz Torres 75
Reserves (I’m leaving out my youth/made up players in the reserves unless they were on the list as a sub or starter in the past):
Sebastián Vegas 79
Lindkvist 81 (scouted youth player)
Hansson 83 (scouted youth player)
Alex Smithies !! 68 (just for Eric)
E. Kroon 68 (scouted youth player…interestingly, I have a bunch of goalkeepers that can also play in the field. I guess my academy makes sure the goalkeepers have good foot skills!)
Anibal 79 (scouted youth player)
Allsvenskan: I was manager of the season.
Player of the Year: AIK’s Burdenski
Goalkeeper of the Year: AIK’s Carlgren
Top Scorer: Martial
Swedish Cup: I won.
Europa League: City’s Targett was player of the tournament.
Champions League: I beat Milan in the final. Chelsea’s van Haaren was player of the tournament.