Lower League Management – Finally Cracked?
When I load up football manager to start a new game I have always gone for the higher league teams up until now. I've done this ever since I started really taking interest in the Football Manager Series in 2009. But one thing I often overlooked in the game was Lower League Management, It never really tickled my fancy. I've had a couple of half-arsed attempts at managing my local side Bradford when they used to be in League Two with super Nahki Wells but ever since them going into League 1 I hadn't bothered.
I've been reading a couple of the Lower League Management Stories on this site, the likes of Justice & Josh doing very well in their saves and also that of BartS. Which teaches you all the nitty gritty things about managing a club at the foot of the English pyramid, throw that together with just about every guide out there on the web and I’m at a stage now where I am comfortable to attempt and to also document a LLM story.
So who will I be?
I took a very good look around the Skrill Premier and the Skrill N/S and have decided that I’ll be managing Kidderminster Harriers for this challenge, they have everything required to become a great team. An ambitious chairman, relatively healthy finances, stadium and facilities that can be worked on.
Who will I be playing as?
I will be playing as current manager and former Coventry manager Andy Thorn. Thorn is a manager I have a lot of time for and you have to feel sorry for the way it all happened at Coventry for him. He did a remarkable job this season in real life managing to have a very successful cup run in the FA cup by a Non-league side’s standards and he will of no doubt helped the clubs finances with such performances.
I have also set myself the following targets:
- Reach the Football League
- Promotion from League 2
- Promotion from League 1
- Promotion from the Championship
- Eventually win the Barclays Premier League
- Win the FA Cup
- Win the Carling Cup
- Qualify for a Continental Competition