February Story of the Month
It's the month of love, the month of Champions League football, and, it seems, the month of great story writing! February has been filled to the brim with some really delightful stories for us all to enjoy, and now that we've reached the end of the month, it's time to vote for our favorite! First, let's meet the judges:
- Louis O.
And now, the moment you've been waiting for: our five nominees!
Nick's Tottenham Hotspur: Like a Boas
Despite some very poor showings at Chelsea in his first try in England, Andre Villas-Boas has silenced his critics by steering Tottenham to the Premier League and hopefully beyond. Boasting prolific, beastly strikers a la Jackson Martinez and Aleksander Mitrovic and creative young midfielders like Bernand and James Ward-Prowse, Villas-Boas and his Spurs just might rise to the very top of the world.
P-KIDDY's Schalke 04: El Hombre do Oro
It's been quite a managerial career for Maradona. A failed stint at Argentina showed that perhaps he wasn't quite as good a coach as he was a player, but suddenly he's risen to managerial fame. After leading Paris St.-Germain to a historic quadruple title haul, the Argentinian enjoyed short stints at Barcelona and Sporting Lisbon before finally feeling at home again at Schalke 04. It remains to be seen whether he will enjoy the success of Paris or be quick out the door once more.
tbendis's [FM13]The Adriatic Adventure [Hajduk Split]
Ever since energetic young manager Timmy Bendiš took Hajduk Split, Croatian football has exploded. Now, Hajduk is perhaps one of the very greatest clubs in the world, led by monstrously prolific frontman Tomislav Kiš, the footballing giants are on the prowl to bring home another league title and, more importantly, defend their European crown. Can Bendiš do it while leading France at the same time? Only time will tell.
Neal's Francesco Totti - Il Gladiatore di Roma
A legend of the game, and a hero of his club, Francesco Totti has taken over AS Roma, and what a debut season at the helm. With just a few weeks left in the Serie A campaign, the Giallorossi are just a few points away from clinching their first Scudetto in thirteen years, and they have also made the Coppa Italia final for the second year running. It's going to be one hell of an end to the year.
Neal's [FM13] Giuseppe Bergomi - The King of Calcio
With over eight hundred appearances as a player for Inter Milan, Giuseppe Bergomi is doubtlessly a club legend, and he has done nothing but further that claim as a manager. The fiery Italian has raked in trophy after trophy and now looks to win his third straight Champions League while also leading Italy to the world cup. Embroiled in match-fixing allegations, however, the stress may just prove too much.