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FM Story Weekly 12/12/14

Our round-up of the stories from the 21st November 2014 to the 12th December 2014 which didn't qualify for a Story of the Month nomination.

By on Dec 13, 2014   2737 views   2 comments
FM Weekly - FM Story Weekly 12/12/14
Hello, welcome back to FM Weekly, written by me, Tallery. Yes I know I said it would be weekly – hence the title – but now, I promise you that it will be. So, let’s get this one rolling, and trust me, we have some absolutely fab stories to discuss! There will only be three stories this issue, due to other things I have going on at the moment, but none the less, they are all still quality!

Haynesy96: Inter Milan - Restoring a Reputation

After being proven guilty of match fixing, a practice well known to take place in Italian Football, Inter Milan have to face some super harsh punishments that were poured down on them from above by the almighty god UEFA. The sacking of Walter Mazzarri means that the club employed a new boss, who went by the name of Luis Figo – none other than the Portuguese legend.

The updates are well structured, and really easy to read and digest, making it a great story to follow. The content is also very good, although very sharp and sweet. Scrolling through the updates, it is clear that every update from the first to the last, has been an improvement, which bodes well for the future. Gradually, we have seen the writers writing style come through, and some very detailed monthly reports.

However, there is always something you can do to improve. For starters, there could be more of a storyline, that doesn’t involve gameplay from Football Manager. For example, you could develop on the match fixing scandal to create a bit of drama and excitement. Another area for improvement is Graphics. There is not many graphics present in the story, and this would take it to the next level, but all in all, a very nice story.

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RD17: Everton FC - The Club with Ambition

After Roberto Martinez announced he had left the club, Everton, a club on the rise, needed a new man to take charge, and legend Zinedine Zidane was that man. The teams campaign so far has been solid, however a lack of funds have angered the fans and put the clubs growth under pressure.

On the writing side, it is good. It offers some detailed updates, which make you want to read on. They are well structured, and include a nice touch – when a new player is signed, a screenshot is posted – something relatively unused by other members. The layout of the updates are also very nice, laid out like a newspaper article, adding a sense of realism to the writers work.

However, once again, there is not much of a storyline. With the financial worries being a relatively new update at the time of writing, I want to see this develop and really show the writers creative side, rather than the factual one. Also, graphics could be added. For example, it uses the generic banners of BBC Sport and other news websites. There is nothing wrong with this, but a nicely designed banner designated for the story would certainly help the situation.

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Maximus94: Southampton FC: Patriotism

Southampton, a growing force in English football, have been bought by Sir Richard Branson, owner of the Virgin franchise. However, his aim is to only allow English players to play for the side, and allow them to develop English football as a whole.

This is an intriguing challenge, not unique, but intriguing. It is very nice to read, laid out well, and very nice to digest – good on the eye. The interview updates are outstanding, jam packed of information on what the interviewee is thinking, whether it is Sir Branson himself, or the new boss following Pochettino’s move to Spurs, Gareth Southgate. The transfer updates, however, could be slightly more detailed to provide more information. It could include something like quotes or an interview, which I think is the writer’s strongest area. Graphics could also be improved on, but the writing aspect is still more important.

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This rounds up our FM Weekly for this week. After Christmas, a very busy time for all, and me, there will be a consistent release of Weekly, I promise! Anyway, that’s by from me, Tallery – goodbye!

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About Tallery

Chelsea is in my heart. My blood is blue. FM is my brain. I also happen to make graphics for your stories.


Discussion: FM Story Weekly 12/12/14

2 comments have been posted so far.

  • The 510 Series's avatar
    A very nice compilation. I haven't read Haynesy's story yet, but it looks well worth the read. I've thoroughly enjoyed the other two up here. :)
  • Justice's avatar
    Three good stories with a lot of promise, a great write up!
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