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A New Venture...

Started on 19 August 2014 by Jamesg237
Latest Reply on 4 September 2014 by Jamesg237
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A New Venture...

As you may be aware by now, my story with FC Bayern München has been brought to an end. It was a save that I thoroughly enjoyed and I am proud of what I achieved during that journey. I don’t want to reminisce too much on that particular chapter as I am indeed starting a brand new story. It is a brand new story that will see me up to the release of Football Manager 2015, which I am very excited about.

When deciding on a brand new story it was a difficult one. Do I go for my beloved Liverpool Football Club? The answer is no as there are too many stories around with them at the moment. Do I go for another unemployment challenge and take a different path to management greatness? No as I may as well have stuck it out with FC Bayern München until I reached the top of the management Hall of Fame. Do I try and get a club from the rock bottom of the Skill Premier division to the top of the Premier League? No as I don’t feel I have adequate time to accomplish this before the release of Football Manager 2015. As you can tell I have put some thought into this but have come up stuck on more than one occasion. I will admit that I did for a very short period take control of Benfica in the Portuguese Premier League. I took the reins at this club with the aim of completing a challenge that AaronHJFT96 set me; the challenge was to become a success by not signing any players but instead rely on the youth setup. This challenge did spark my interest but unfortunately, not enough.

What I have decided to do instead is start a save and share my experiences with you with a club that I have always wanted to be the manager of. It is a club that have not tasted success for a long period of time. It is a club that could have a very bright future and I believe could begin to challenge at the very top of football once again. You of course are going to have your predictions but I am going to keep you waiting just that little bit longer I am afraid.

This story is going to be written in a different style to my previous ones despite the success I have had with some of them. I am going to approach via third person and take on the persona of a former footballer. This is something that I have found difficult before and I have ended stories prematurely (AFC Fiorentina one) when I have tackled it previously. What will keep me going is my desire to be manager of my chosen club as it is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. So, here we go!
Awh! Sad to see you couldn't take on my challenge but will still definitely follow! Good luck! :D
2014-08-19 17:17#190767 AaronHJFT96 : Awh! Sad to see you couldn't take on my challenge but will still definitely follow! Good luck! :D

I can only apologise for not taking on the challenge but I couldn't see it working out. I have already played close to Christmas on this one and I am thoroughly enjoying it so long may it continue.
Ooohhhh, who are you James?
2014-08-19 21:45#190807 joethequin : Ooohhhh, who are you James?

Only time will tell I am afraid; you won't have to wait too long to find out :)

Arsenal Football Club: Fallen from Grace

Before I actually start the 2013/14 season I felt it necessary to share with you my choice of team which has been made blatantly obvious by my choice of banner for this update. Arsenal Football Club, in my opinion, has fallen from grace and the period of “The Invincibles” is way back in the memory of the club’s fans. The players with legendary status such as Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp are long gone and instead the club have had to suffer season after season without any silverware. In game of course the last piece of silverware that had the name Arsenal etched into was the FA Cup back in 2005. I feel that this is too long for a club of Arsenal’s stature and history and I want to be the one to turn it all around.

As you may gather from that last statement, Arsene Wenger will not be continuing as the manager of Arsenal Football Club but instead I will be taking on the persona of someone I see as an Arsenal legend. Of course Arsenal fans may disagree with that statement once they find out who I am becoming, but I doubt it. Whoever my choice of Arsenal “legend” is, he won’t be coming into the club with the simple aim of reaching fourth place and achieving Champions League qualification. I personally don’t think Arsenal fans want their club to just be achieving this feat season after season but instead they want to be challenging for honours and getting their hands back on the Premier League trophy. My choice of former footballer has tasted Premier League success so he isn’t a stranger to how it feels to have your hands on such a prestigious trophy.

The next update will share with you who I have decided to become....
Good luck, will be a good save!
It's gotta be Patrick Vieira! He's a true leader and would be a great manager. Good Luck with this James :)
Tony Adams is my bet, strong character and has managerial experience.
joethequin:I hope so. Enjoy.

JasonRM:That is a reasonable assumption but I don't tend to use managers who are already in-game, which I think Vieira is.

iHowardy:That is another strong guess. He isn't in-game and is a definite Arsenal legend but no managerial experience at such a high level.
The moment you've written this:
"It is a club that have not tasted success for a long period of time. It is a club that could have a very bright future and I believe could begin to challenge at the very top of football once again" - I wanted to contact you and tell you I knew it is Arsenal, I swear to god I knew!

Good luck nonetheless, will follow it.
It was a damn good guess although I am surprised more people didn't come forward with Arsenal. Well done though and thanks.
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Wenger Reign Over


News has broken that Arsene Wenger has been relieved of his duties as manager of Arsenal Football Club with Arsenal legend Tony Adams taking over his duties on a one year contract.

It appears that the powers at be at Arsenal have grown tired of the drought in silverware coming to the Emirates Stadium and the blame appears to have fallen solely at Wenger’s feet. The reaction to this news appears to be one of surprise as Wenger has enjoyed a very successful time as manager of Arsenal. However, rumours are circulating that Arsene had not been able to assure the club’s owner, Stan Kroenke, that he would be able to bring silverware to the club in the upcoming 2013/14 season. It isn’t clear at the moment why Arsene felt he wouldn’t be able to achieve the goals set by the club’s management.

In recent years Arsene Wenger has shied away from splashing the cash in order to sustain success that he enjoyed early on in his Arsenal career. In recent years Arsenal have been substantially behind its closest rivals in transfer spend and some have speculated that his lack of desire to invest money into the club as another reason why he has been shown the exit door. To give Wenger his credit, he was one of the contributing factors in convincing Mesut Ozil to join the Gunners.


Despite making Ozil the club’s record signing for a reported fee of £42.5 million, the Arsenal fans had not seen Wenger spend that kind of money since Andrei Arshavin who cost the club £12 million back in 2009. Arsene has spent money but many a fan feel as if the quality of player has not been good enough and that key players such as Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie and at the time Samir Nasri have not been sufficiently replaced. The Arsenal fans will certainly be looking to the new manager, Arsenal legend Tony Adams, to adopt a different approach and spend the money available to ensure that success is brought back to the Emirates.


Arsenal fans will know all about as he is one of a rare breed and is a one man club. His Arsenal youth career begun in 1980 with him then making his senior debut in the season of 1983. When he made the tough decision to retire in 2002, he had reached 504 appearances for the club with a reasonable tally of 32 goals; his most famous goal coming against Everton in May 1998 which sealed the Premier League trophy for his beloved Arsenal Football Club.



Many an Arsenal fan have expressed their disbelief at announcement that Tony Adams is the new manager of their club, however, there is also a sense of excitement as a new era appears to be starting. Unfortunately Arsenal fans won’t take confidence in Adams’ previous management experience which involves single seasons at Gabala, Portsmouth and Wycombe Wanders, which were far from successful. However, Adams has expressed his delight at being given the chance to manage that club that served him so well during his career. He stated that he enjoyed a long successful career at Arsenal and is looking forward to a new challenge back at “his” club. He thanked Arsene Wenger for the support he gave him during difficult times in his personal life and at a club level . He acknowleged Wenger’s success at Arsenal and explained to fans that his ultimate goal was to emulate the success Arsenal had previously enjoyed.
Ding ding ding...we have a winner!
Very interesting!

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