I firstly brought you a story where I took control of my beloved Liverpool Football Club. This story saw little success with the number of reads reaching the thousands but it had a typical first story quality to it and it was abandoned. I then flirted with different teams before bringing you my next story which was a second attempt at managing Liverpool Football Club. This story I feel was the making of my time here with it still, somehow, sitting in the fifth most read story position in the history of FMScout and I have everyone on the site to thank for that. However, typically it came to an end after it becoming too “easy” to win matches which took the fun and challenge away from the save so I had to bring it to an end.
The Unemployment Challenge
My next story was a very poor attempt with me going against my instincts and venturing into Serie A and taking control of AFC Fiorentina. There were two things wrong with this story with the first being that I wasn’t a fan of the rules within the Italian league, for example, the co-ownership rule. My other mistake was that I attempted to write the story in third person which quickly became a weakness of mine and there wasn’t a chance of me emulating other story writers who can do it so successfully. This story came to an abrupt end, as did my attempts with FC Barcelona and Real Madrid as there was no challenge in managing these teams and I could tell I would get bored very quickly.
I have also taken control of Huddersfield Town and managed to get them to the Premiership at the first time of asking. It was great fun managing them but I wasn’t able to dedicated time to the project so it came to another end. After the failure of so many stories I was desperate to find something that would maintain my interest and which would allow me to emulate my successful Liverpool Football Club story. Along came the unemployment challenge which I had attempted before (without writing a story about it) and failed miserably. However, I was desperate to enjoy FM13 once again so I went for it. I suffered disappointment with HSV before enjoying life with Rotherham United, who I have since started to keep an eye on in real life. This has therefore meant I will be undertaking the unemployment challenge once again with two simple aims there I am confident I can achieve.
To past the number of views my “Liverpool FC – The Future” story currently stands at which at the time of writing this is 66,192 views.
I will be aiming to make this story last as long as possible. This means that the story will last until I am at the age of needing to retire.
I am confident that with everyone’s support I can achieve these two aims and it will be a very exciting journey from unemployment to management hall of fame status.
Game Set up
The save is going to be set up with the following nations and leagues loaded:
• England: Premier League down to Skrill North/South
• France: Ligue 1 only
• Germany: First Division only
• Italy: Serie A only
• Scotland: Scottish Premiership only
• Spain: Liga BBVA only
• Netherlands:Eredivisie only