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Southampton F.C. // Golden Generation

Started on 3 January 2014 by Dani123
Latest Reply on 5 January 2014 by Jamesg237
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Welcome to my first story.

For my first story, I'm gonna be managing Southampton F.C. And the targets for this story are:

  • Finished top 10 in the first season.
  • Qualified for UEFA Champions League in the first two seasons.
  • Win the Premier League in the first three seasons.
  • Break any club records.

Based on my little experience in Football Manager 2014 and this also my first story here, the targets I set is so hard. I hope it's going to work.

Before the story, I will give a little information about the club.

History
Southampton Football Club is an English football club, nicknamed The Saints, based in the city of Southampton, Hampshire, who compete in the Premier League. The Saints' home ground is the St Mary's Stadium, where the club moved to in 2001 from The Dell. The club has been nicknamed "The Saints" since its inception in 1885 due to its history as a church football team, founded as St Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association (or St Mary's Y.M.A) and has since generally played in red and white shirts. The club has won the FA Cup once in 1976, and their highest-ever league finish was second in the First Division in 1983–84. Southampton were relegated from the Premier League on 15 May 2005 ending 27 successive seasons of top division football for the club.

Club Honours
Football League Division One
• Runners-up: 1983–84

Football League Division Two / Football League Championship
• Runners-up: 1965–66, 1977–78, 2011–12

Football League Division Three / Football League One
• Champions: 1959–60
• Runners-up: 2010–11

Football League Third Division South
• Champions: 1921–22

FA Cup
• Winners: 1976
• Finalists: 1900, 1902, 2003

League Cup
• Finalists: 1979

FA Community Shield
• Finalists: 1976

Football League Trophy
• Winners: 2010

Club Honours
Most appearances: Terry Paine – 815 (1956–1974)
Most goals: Mick Channon – 228 (1966–1977, 1979–1982)
Most goals in one season: Derek Reeves – 44 (1959–60)
Most goals in one match: Albert Brown – 7 (against Northampton Town, 28 December 1901)
Youngest player: Theo Walcott– 16 years 143 days (against Wolverhampton Wanderers, 6 August 2005)
Most capped player while at Southampton: Peter Shilton – 49 caps for England (125 in total)
Record transfers:
• Spent: Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, £15,000,000 paid to Roma
• Received: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, £15,000,000 received from Arsenal
Record home attendance: 32,363 against Coventry City, 28 April 2012

Index

Nice start! League title in 3 seasons?! Ambitious...I like that. Will definitely be following!
You have some great potential in Soton team. You can do big impact in the Premier League!

Good luck!
2014-01-03 22:41#152728 OnTheBallCityNCFC : Nice start! League title in 3 seasons?! Ambitious...I like that. Will definitely be following!

I'm not sure either but I'll give it a try.

2014-01-03 23:04#152738 kubik : You have some great potential in Soton team. You can do big impact in the Premier League!

Good luck!

I agree! I hope so.

The Saints Fired Mauricio

Southampton F.C. have just fired Mauricio Pochettino. Mauricio has confirmed the departure after having a big fight with the chairman of the club, Nicola Cortese.

It is reported that Mauricio disagree with the expectations for this season. “We want he (Mauricio) makes The Saints qualified for the Europa League this season and he said that I am crazy” told Nicola to SkySports.



Mauricio has just approached as the replacement for Nigel Adkins last January in order to save the club from relegation last year.

Some coaches have been linked to the role including former manager Alan Pardew and Gordon Strachan. Gordon Strachan, who currently managing Scotland national team is the leading candidate for the role.

Chairman Nicola Cortese stated that the club currently negotiating with a former player to take the role as manager.
Good start, here. Former player you say? I'm guessing Le Tissier
Looking forward to this one! Good Luck!
2014-01-03 23:52#152756 P-KIDDY : Good start, here. Former player you say? I'm guessing Le Tissier

Thank you! Unfortunately, not Le Tiss.

2014-01-04 02:04#152782 Didz : Looking forward to this one! Good Luck!

Thanks!

The Saints’ New Manager is a Former Player

Last week, chairman Nicola Cortese stated that the club was being negotiating with a former player to manage the club.

This week, Nicola confirmed the new manager of The Saints. Jason Dodd is the man who got the role. Sources reported Jason hired as a the new manager with a three-year contract.

“I’m so lucky to have this role. Thank you to Nicola who give me this big opportunity to manage this club,” told Jason to SkySports. “and yes, I’m going to be here for the next 3 years.”



Jason Dodd was a Southampton F.C. player with 398 appearances and 9 goals in 16 years. Jason also was head coach of The Saints Academy before hired as the first team manager.
A great start to the story. Keep it up and good luck for the upcoming campaign.
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2014-01-04 06:52#152825 Jamesg237 : A great start to the story. Keep it up and good luck for the upcoming campaign.

Thank you!

Dodd in Action

Southampton F.C. Player of the Season leaves St. Mary’s Stadium. The 24 years old, Morgan Schneiderlin shockingly leaves The Saints few months after being announced as the club’s Player of the Season.


The Frenchman joined The Saints in 2008.

He join Liverpool after rejecting an offer from Tottenham. “I love The Saints, but I want to be in a bigger club and I’m sure that is every players’ dream.” told Schneiderlin to BBC Sport.

Jason Dodd who just hired within a week, got warned by chairman Nicola Cortese for letting Schneiderlin go.

“I said to him (Nicola), Morgan is a good player and I really want to keep him. But it’s not my choice. I’m sure not going to keep the player if the player want to move to the other club.” told Jason Dodd in his first press conference.
Too bad, Schneiderlin is an awesome player!
2014-01-04 17:53#152852 TK69 : Too bad, Schneiderlin is an awesome player!

I know right, that was my biggest regret though, Haha.
Nice updates! Good luck

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