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FM Story Weekly 29/8/14

Our round-up of the stories for the week 20th August - 28th August 2014 which didn't qualify for a Story of the Month nomination.

By on Jan 01, 1970   Aug 29, 2014   2439 views   0 comments
FM Weekly - FM Story Weekly 29/8/14
Hi guys! pompeyblue is yet again unavailable to bring you FM Story Weekly this time around, so your host for this week is me, Feliks. Let's get straight into it with the best up and coming stories around the site. This week was a great week for new stories, with a lot of exciting prospects popping up. Here are the 5 I think could go places.

La Leyenda Roja- Real Oviedo by MCox93
A New Venture by Jamesg237
Southampton FC- The Fall To Grace by AlexTHFC
Liverpool FC- Winning With Kids by TodayAtTomorrow
Helmond Sport- Hometown by Zed

#1. La Leyenda Roja- Real Oviedo



Real Oviedo were once a top tier team, respected in Spanish football. But now, they are languishing in the Segunda Division B1, and they need a saviour especially considering that they have just 10 players on the books. Perhaps the answer to their prayers is legendary Spanish defender Fernando Hierro, who is appointed manager and takes no time reshaping the club. He signs 5 former Real Madrid legends, including ex-Galactico Ruud van Nistelrooy. He also pulls off some wonderful Spanish signings, including ex-Brighton players Vicente and Inigo Calderon and by the end of the window Oviedo has a team. The season has started well and things look on the up for Real Oviedo.

MCox93's first story quickly grew into a legendary one, and this follow up looks to be just as good. His writing is amazing, and the action in the save itself is incredible to watch with some amazing transfers and staff arrivals. His presentation is crisp, clean and easy to follow and although he does not use graphics, they are in fact not needed due to his free flowing updates. This story is, in my opinion, already one of the best on the site and if MCox can keep updating to this standard, SOTM is definitely on the cards.

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#2. A New Venture



The Wenger era at Arsenal is over, after countless years of love from the Gunners fans. However, they will not be complaining about their new gaffer as Arsenal legend Tony Adams is taking up the void left by Wenger. Adams is now expected to splash the cash in a way Wenger never did, and does so with the signings of Marc Bartra and Kevin Volland. He dispatched all comers in the pre-season and although he started badly with a loss to arch rivals Tottenham, Arsenal have gone on an amazing unbeaten run and sit atop the EPL table. It may not be pretty football, but it's effective and Adams is finally leaving his mark as a manager.

Jamesg237 has ended his legendary unemployment story and picked up a new one with the Gunners. He has a good fist of it, with good writing, content and presentation. His graphics are also very nice, and he has pulled off the report style very well. I feel, however, that he is lacking more detail of matches, and if he would not like to use that, perhaps a screenshot of the fixtures as it is very easy to read over all of the game results despite their importance. Despite this, this story is heading the right direction and success in the save will always bring readers.

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#3. Southampton FC- The Fall To Grace



A sad tradition at Southampton continues as one of their key members is poached by another club, and this time it's manager Mauricio Pochettino. With many of their best prospects gone to other big clubs, the new manager must rebuild the team. Speculation builds as to who will take the reigns in this challenging situation, and Roberto Di Matteo is eventually the one tasked with rebuilding the Saints. Marco Benassi is the first signing of hopefully many cheap youngsters that will be the Southampton of tomorrow. Di Matteo's biggest task, however, lays ahead.

Although he doesn't have the best track record with stories, AlexTHFC has started this newest one rather well. His presentation is a big plus, as it is very readable and his use of bbcodes makes it very aesthetically pleasing. His writing is very good as well, and the content so far is good and it will improve once Alex gets further into the story. His graphics are extraordinary as well, as we would expect from a graphical nous such as himself, and this story is all and all a great read. One negative however is that Alex has started a Chairman Game as well, but hopefully he can find time to juggle the 2 and keep his story going.

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#4. Liverpool- Winning With Kids



Luis Suarez, although a world class player, has been nothing but trouble off the pitch and the Liverpool board's incentives to keep him in line have landed them in hot water. Boiling water in fact, as they were demoted to the Skrill North and lost all of their senior players and manager- with the exception of one. Steven Gerrard has return to manage the Reds, and with a squad comprised entirely of the under 21s and under 18s, Gerrard will be hoping to point the club back up the leagues where they belong.

TodayAtTomorrow has started a bold new idea, reminiscent of Jack's old Cheats Never Beat story. She has thrown Liverpool well down the pyramid and has tasked herself with bringing them up which should be exciting to see. The content is of course great, and her writing is good as well. The graphics are a standout, contributing to an all-round better presentation. TaT has made a positive start and it will be nice to see where this story leads.

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#5. Helmond Sport- Hometown Glory

A new era for Helmond Sport has begun as the perennial underachievers have a new manager in home grown Wilfried Bouma. Bouma promises change for a club that has been stuck in the Jupiler League for an aeon and can't quite break the barrier and make it to the Eredivisie. Bouma seems to be settling in nicely and the fans will hope he can direct the club into a new era of prosperity.

Zed is a regular around the site, and his unfortunate ending of Sergio Canizares means he can start afresh. He is doing a story with his hometown team, something that always inspires motivation and a good story, and his start has been expectedly splendid. Althought only a few updates old, his writing has been great as well as his easy to read presentation. He is yet to delve into graphics, although I think we all know they will be amazing once he does, and it is a bit too early to comment on content. However, Zed's story looks promising and perhaps a SOTM nom is in the not-too-distant future.

That was your weekly wrap up of the stories around the site that didn't qualify for a SOTM nomination. This is simply the opinion, of myself Feliks, the writer, and I do not intend to cause any offence. Keep up the good work and perhaps take on some advice and these writers could be in the SOTM running soon. And for all those aspiring writers out there, take these stories as inspiration and maybe one day you'll be featuring on this article! Bye for now, not forever.


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