Third Time Lucky...
In previous updates I have left you on cliff hangers before announcing the team that I have been given the responsibility of managing. In this update I will not be leaving you on a cliff hanger but instead, by the end, you will know which team I have now become the manager. Despite having resigned from Grimsby Town and being shown the door by Stockport County, who ended up not getting promoted, my career statistics are not too shabby bearing in mind the standard of team I have been in charge of but then again they are not exactly at a world class standard. So far I have been in charge of 49 matches, with me guiding the team to 23 wins, 9 draws and 17 losses; this has given me a win percentage of 46%. The only notable achievement so far is the FA Trophy that I won back in my Grimsby Town days which I guess has helped me get recognised by some of the lower league clubs who are craving some domestic cup success. The most depressing fact is, that as a result of my resignation and sacking, I have been on holiday waiting for a club to offer me a job for 54.35% of my game time so far on Football Manager 2014.
This statistic alone is giving me the motivation to keep going and to change my fortunes and become a success on this game; a game which I feel is a lot more challenging than what I experienced in my unemployment journey back on FM13. I intend on changing this statistic and turning my new club into a successful side after, hopefully, more than a few months in charge. Despite this renewed vigour, my new club’s current league position is not going to provide me with the momentum I need.
Club Name: Notts County
Club Nickname: The Magpies
Club Ground: Meadow Lane
Club Fierce Rivals: Nottingham Forest and Mansfield Town
Club Rivals: Chesterfield and Lincoln City
Media Prediction: 14th Place in Sky Bet League 1
Current League Position: 24th Place in Sky Bet League 1
That’s right, I have decided to take over a club that is sat rock bottom of League 1 that are destined to get relegated no matter what I can bring to the club. We are currently 9 points away from safety and possess a team that have the lowest of low morale. I headed into managing Grimsby Town and Stockport County nervous about the road ahead...but this challenge has to be the most nerve racking of all.