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Started From the Bottom Now We Are Somewhere

Started on 11 February 2014 by MJK46
Latest Reply on 22 February 2014 by Inquisition
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I have been having a lot of trouble finding a save that I could enjoy for the long term in this version of FM. I really do not know why but it is starting to annoy me. My last best save was in FM13 where I started in America and moved on to Europe. That might be the best way for me to keep enjoying a save. Honestly that was the most fun I have had writing a story.

This will be a reboot of the Started from the Bottom story I had worked on early in FM14 but that ended quickly when the US db wasn't working. Now it is up and running. I will be starting in the US lower league known as the USL Pro Division (level 3). This will be a challenge on me to move up the ranks of football. Starting from the bottom aka the USL and then to the top as either World Cup or European Champions.

I will be starting as myself for the Richmond Kickers. Founded in 1993 they are one of the most successful lower division clubs in the US as well as one of the longest ran clubs in US Professional history. Before the MLS came to the US system Richmond won the US Open Cup in 1995 and have been a mainstay in the competition. A few years back they made it to the Semi Finals. In 2013 Richmond won the regular season title but lost in the semi finals of the playoffs.





USL PRO: 2014,2015,2016
US Open Cup: 2015
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Good luck :D This will be fantastic if you achieve the majority of your goals. The ultimate manager story!
Good luck mate!
Paddy: That's the goal and these goals will help keep my story fun
AAN: Thanks man
Good Lcuk, mate, look forward to this :)
Kickers have a new manager for the first time in years
Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 2:15 pm

News out of Richmond City Stadium is that longtime Kickers Manager Leigh Cowlishaw has left the club. Cowlishaw has been a member of the Kickers since their first year in 1993. In 2000 he took over as a player/manager until 2009 when he became the head coach full time. In his years with Richmond he has lead the team to many league titles and one US Open Cup.

Even though the Kickers won the regular season title last season he felt it was time to move on. "These 20 years with Richmond have been amazing and I want to thank the Ukrop family for giving me this opportunity." said Cowlishaw.

His replacement has already been named. Michael "Mike" Korrigan will become the clubs seventh manager in club history. Mike is well known around Virginia. The 26 year old previously held positions with Loudoun Soccer in Leesburg and In 2013 he was appointed head coach for the Northern Virginia Royals. During his time with Northern Virginia he lead the team to third place in the South Atlantic division of the USL-PDL.

Korrigan will have a great advantage once again as DC United have agreed to an extension as the parent club. Last season DC loaned out a few players who played exceptionally well. Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra could be returning. Last season in Richmond he won the Goalkeeper of the Year award. The Kickers are looking forward to an exciting 2014.
I look forward to reading :)
Good luck :)
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Kickers offseason news and notes
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 4:31 pm

As the 2014 preseason approaches Head Coach Mike Korrigan is starting to finalize many things. He has brought in a bunch of new faces of both players and coaching staff. The club is shaping up to become better than last year's squad.

Korrigan has upgraded the club with nine new players. Six of them are free transfers and three join on Loan from DC United. Andrew Dykstra, Michael Seaton and Taylor Kemp return to the club. Last season the three were members of the club.

Popular striker Carlos Ruiz joins Richmond after spending last year up in DC. He joined on a free transfer and is looking forward to scoring many hatricks. Ruiz is one of the most popular Guatemalan soccer players to date. In his career he has scored 126 goals.

Finally Goalkeeper Jay Nolly, defensive midfielder Sead Mehic, striker Stevens Koffie, defenders Jose Burciaga Jr and Scott Jones and Joey Gjertsen join the club on free transfers. They will all provide depth to a squad that was picked apart during the end of last season.

The kickers have also announced a handful of coaching additions. Brian McBride will now be taking over as the head coach for the U23 side and Taylor Twellman becomes a coach for the senior squad. Bryan Namoff and Tim Regan get the scout jobs.

The preseason kicks off on the 25th as Richmond will be facing Toronto FC.

The Kickers have finished their preseason with a victory over the Northern Virginia Royals. In what was seen as a very successful preseason head coach Mike korrigan is looking to build upon the results and start off the USL Pro season on the right foot.

The club decided that this preseason would be a "hard" one. Five out of the seven matches were against Major League Soccer clubs. The Kickers faithful witnessed several good results and a preseason with no losses. The most impressive result came from a 2-2 draw against curent MLS champions Sporting Kansas City.

Richmond 3-0 Toronto
Richmond 2-2 Kansas City
Richmond 5-1 RVA
Richmond 1-0 Chivas USA
Richmond 2-0 Portland
Richmond 2-2 D.C. United
Richmond 3-0 Northern Virginia

The Kickers will be entering the 2014 season on a high. Their first match will be against Rochester on the 22nd. It will be home at Richmond City Stadium. Tickets start at $5.
Kickers start season on the right foot in Korrigan's first match
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:11 pm

What a great way to start a career. Mike Korrigan obtained his first victory as head coach of the Kickers. Richmond would defeat the visiting Rhinos of Rochester in an exciting 3-0 victory.

Thanks to an error by Rochester's Giorgos Kyiazis allowed young striker Dan Wright to score from a long range effort. This would be Wright's first professional goal. The 17 year old joined the Kickers back in February on a free transfer from the famed IMG Academy.

Later on the Rhino's defender Danny Earls would commit a foul inside the box giving Richmond a chance at a penalty. Captain John Thorrington confidently stepped up to score the opportunity. The final goal came from another Rochester error. This time Kelyn Rowe made a mistake leading to an own goal in the 78th minute.

This 3-0 victory is Mike Korrigan's first victory since taking over in December. He was quoted in saying, "This match was really exciting and I am proud of the boys for their effort, I hope we can build upon this result and keep playing strong." The Kickers next match will be this upcoming Wednesday as they travel to California to face the LA Blues. The club will return to City Stadium to face Dayton on the 29th.
Good luck Bayern, I'm gonna do a South American one of these either in FM14 or 15/
2014-02-12 02:05#160157 Walter : Good luck Bayern, I'm gonna do a South American one of these either in FM14 or 15/
Hopefully 14 but if 15 awesome. I would love to see a South American version.
i like reading this story :) i hope you win everything!

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