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USA Promotion/ Relegation Simulation: What I Learned

Using the Football Manager 2018 database and my interest in simulation experiments, I decided to test the idea of a promotion/relegation league in the United States. If you frequent the workshops [...]

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Continuing to Confound Reality: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with Football Manager 18 (Part 7)

Welcome to Part Seven of this ongoing simulation experiment using Football Manager 2018 to replay the Orlando City 2017 Major League Soccer season. If you’d like to get caught up on past [...]

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US Open Cup Wins Highlight Another Hot Month for Virtual Lions: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18 (Part 6)

This is part six of an ongoing simulation experiment using Football Manager 18 to replay the 2017 MLS season to understand what went wrong for Orlando City. If you are interested, links to the [...]

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Orlando City’s Five Game Unbeaten Streak Dies in the North: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18 (Part 5)

This is part five of an ongoing series replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS season in Football Manager 18. Here are links to Parts One, Two, Three, and Four if you want to get caught up. [...]

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April is “Florida Hot” for the Lions: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18

After a shaky but successful pre-season and a hard-fought draw on opening night, virtual Orlando City tore into April. Well, mostly at least. As the month comes to an end the digital Lions find [...]

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Opening Night: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18

Here is post #2 from the ongoing series recapping this technological autopsy of the Orlando City 2017 season by replaying it through Football Manager 2018. You can read about the beginnings here, [...]

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The Pre-Season of Our Discontent: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18

Here is post #2 from the ongoing series recapping this technological autopsy of the Orlando City 2017 season by replaying it through Football Manager 2018. You can find part one here. Seven road [...]

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Orlando City’s Alternate Reality: Replaying the 2017 MLS Season in Football Manager 2018

With a minor break in my schedule, I fired up the beta version of the brand new Football Manager 2018 and undertake a little experiment. While turning the “what-if” dial up to eleven, [...]