True Football Manager

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NTM's video story: Season 3, Episode 1

Posted: 30 Nov 2011 05:49 AM PST

Here is another episode of NTM's video story. He continued managing Paços de Ferreira in the 3rd season.

Watch previous episodes finding them under video story tag.

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1937 Grand Prix for rFactor – Spa Previews

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 04:45 PM PST

Team Vintage has released a bunch of new previews, showing the progress made on their 1937 Grand Prix mod for rFactor.

Alpine A364 for rFactor – Lots of Previews

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 04:38 PM PST

Lots of previews of the Alpine A364 by Pixsim, a historical French Formula 3 car for rFactor.

Forza Motorsport 4 – December IGN Pack Announced

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 03:30 PM PST

Turn 10 Studios have revealed the second DLC content pack for Forza Motorsport 4 that will add ten new cars to the Xbox 360 title.

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Staying in the league by goal difference…

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 09:57 PM PST

Dear readers,

At first I would like to offer you watching another episode of video story of my friend NTM.

NTM's video story: The 2nd season is over


Q.P.R. Story: Season #1 is over

Now it's going to be a quite long post about my story.

I am disappointed with the season finish because Q.P.R. managed to complicate it maximally. Destiny of my club was decided in the last fixture. Marco Verratti scored a beautiful goal helping us to stay in the Premier League. It's a big surprize for me because I expected to take the 14th position approximately. Instead Newcastle, Swansea and my Q.P.R. got 37 points… So goal difference turned out a key factor in this case.

Final Premier League table. Season 1

Premier League table, Season 1


Reasons of the failure

I expected to take 7-9 points in the four last matches. But unfortunately I got only two vital points that turned out vital.


Once again I had problems with morale level of my players. At first Manchester United destroyed us with 0:5 score, though I am sure we didn't deserve it by goal chances:

Match stats, Manchester United

Then I decided to arrange team meeting to boost a mood before 3 important games. Unfortunately, 18 players reacted badly on my speech, and I had to play the matches using many players with Very Poor morale level

We could won 2 last matches and have a draw in the game against Fulham… But all chances were lost due to weak efficiency of our attack, the weakest area of Q.P.R. squad now.

In short, it was a nervous season finish… One line above relegation zone…

QPR position history


Bad news about facilities enhancement

I am disappointed also with actions of my chairman… Why did the hell it happen?! All enhancement plans are cancelled!




Squad revolution ahead!

QPR players

Worst QPR players

Surely I am not happy with the performance shown by the most of Q.P.R. players. This is why I am going to make a squad revolution getting rid of many guys. I need footballers that will blend into:

- my Rigid philosophy

- Supersonic tactics and its properties

Pretty high Teamwork, Work Rate, Determination, Passing, Technique, Decisions, Pace, Acceleration, Stamina are must!


Players I am going to leave in the squad

- DC: Younes Kaboul, Andres Bjeland, Matthew Connelly, Fitz Hall (for backup)

- DL: Lucas Digne

- DR: Andreas Hinkel, Arne Friedrich

- DMC: Joey Barton, Alejandro Faurlin, Daniel Paulista (backup), Shaun Derry (backup)

- MC (Playmaker): Marco Verratti, Petter Vaagan Moen (backup)

- AML: DJ Campbell (backup)

- AMR: Shaun Wright-Phillips

- SC: Yaya Sanogo (backup)

By the way, compare attributes of Marco Verratti before and after the season. He has the best growth level in my team.




Verratti after the season

QPR fans voted and gave an award to him this year:

Fans player of the year


5 main positions for strengthening as ranking

1. SC

2. AML

3. GK

4. DC

5. AMR

Other positions need strengthening as well but not so much. Do you agree these 5 positions are the most important to strengthen? Any tips?

In any case you should await a serious squad revolution during the upcoming transfer window! So just stay tuned.

VirtualR - Sim Racing News

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Lada Revolution for RACE07 – Video Trailer

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 07:31 PM PST

The Russian HTRS Development Team has released a stunning video trailer of their upcoming Lada Revolution mod for RACE07.

Project CARS – Caterham First Look

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 06:30 PM PST

Slightly Mad Studios have released new previews of their continue sly-evolving Project CARS title, giving us a first look at the Caterham R500 Superlight.

Historic GT & Touring Car 2.0 – Firebird Preview

Posted: 27 Nov 2011 06:22 PM PST

Team HistorX has released a new preview of their upcoming Historic GT & Touring Car 2.0 mod, showing us the cockpit of the Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am car.

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VirtualR - Sim Racing News – Black Friday Promo Price

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 08:10 AM PST has rolled out a special promo price right in time for the traditional Black Friday, a day that is known for shopping and bargaining deals.

Project CARS – Build 101 Now Available

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 08:03 AM PST

Slightly Mad Studios have released a new weekly development build of their WMD-powered Project CARSS title.

1937 Grand Prix for rFactor – Mercedes Previews

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 07:57 AM PST

Team Vintage has released a bunch of new previews, showing the progress made on their 1937 Grand Prix mod for rFactor.

Imola 2011 for netKar Pro – Released

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 07:42 AM PST

Mauro Delegà has released his Imola 2011 track project for netKar Pro, inviting all owners of the sim to try the Italian Grand Prix venue.

Ferrari F458 GT2 for GTR2 – New Preview Video

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 07:36 AM PST

Following the maiden preview video released two weeks ago, TopGun is giving us another look at his well-progressing Ferrari F458 GT2 mod project for GTR2.

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Dangerous fatigue

Posted: 24 Nov 2011 08:55 PM PST

Dear readers,

I decided to write kind of unusual post reporting Q.P.R. matches because of many problems and complications my club got during March and April, 2012. Going to tell you about them step-by-step.

1. Two wins

I had 2 very good games after unlucky match series reported in the last post.


8 goals scored in two games. It's pleasant to see Sanogo and Campbell as goal scorers here. Video highlights of "goal galore" game against Swansea can be watched here:


2. Decent performance


Q.P.R. managed to make 2 draws against Sunderland and Liverpool, both results are considered good. But I didn't know that I should better loose the game against Sunderland in FA Cup quarterfinal.

Chelsea overcame Q.P.R. quite easily, by class.


3. Stamina matters!

We lost the home replay quarterfinal match on penalties. It was so disappointing to loose it because Q.P.R. players did their best in the match having a real advantage over Sunderland. Take a look at the stats:

Advantage of QPR



My players were absolutely jaded after the match!



4. Consequences of fatigue


Then we had to play in the Premier League in 3 days after physically very hard quarterfinal. I had to put some new fresh players to the squad because part of the first team had Condition of 85% and lower.

QPR footballers showed a bad level of concentration, especially those who were jaded in the FA Cup quarterfinal. As a result we lost with 1:5 score in the nearly equal match.


The morale level of Q.P.R. players was decreased much after that. And it influenced the next 2 matches.

I dreamt to revenge Sunderland in the home PL game but suddenly they showed better performance and deserved their victory. My players didn't manage to get out of psychological in the away game against Aston Villa as well…

I got scared and perplexed seeing my QPR at the 17 line in the table in 4 points from the relegation zone! Озадаченная рожица


5. Vital recovery of morale level

Then I organized a team meeting. It was a lucky one because 21 players reacted very well on my speech and only 3 (Materrazzi, Taarabt and injured Barton) became disappointed.

Terrifying Arsenal was our next opponent. My boys managed to hold onto draw in the fairly equal game.

Equal game against Arsenal

We started very well scoring twice. But then Paddy Kenny conceded 3 goals in 8 minutes!

Goals of Arsenal

DJ Campbell and Marco Verratti saved the game! The first one became an author of 2 goals, the second one provided 2 assists for the first one.

QPR - Arsenal, vital draw


Bottom part of the Premier League table


Finally, I can state Q.P.R. stays in 5 points from the relegation zone. Though Wigan still has one more match to play and may reduce the distance to 3 points. But the most important that we got out of the psychological pit after Arsenal match. Now it should be much easier to finish the season safely. Take a look at my four last fixtures in the 1st season:

Four last fixtures in the first season

Potentially I can get even 9 points winning both home matches and away match with Norwich. I'm pretty sure now there's no more danger for Queens Park Rangers, we will stay in the league!


Q.P.R. players

QPR players

  Worst QPR players