When playing FM I often look at the Hall of Fame to see how many points I am off the top. Plenty. It then occured to me that there are some names in there who are not recognized as much as Ferguson, Shankly, Paisley, Clough. Did you know the man with the most league championships after Ferguson is a fellow named George Ramsay? Did you also know he holds the record for most FA Cups as a manager? 6 for both. Over a 42 year period. Incredible!
This is where this challenge comes into play. I usually buy FM around New Year time. There are a few months to go. I want to try and tell the tale of my attempts of emulating managerial greats. From Fergie to Clough. Shankley to Ramsay. Guttmann to Sacchi. It will take time. It will cross over into FM 15. But it’s something I’m really keen on and to do in one single game file (on each game). I know my targets. I won’t manage for their full terms. Take Busby. In 24 years at United he won 5 titles, 3 FA Cups, 1 European Cup and 5 Charity Shields. I have a 24 year time period to emulate that in. Once it’s done I move on in their steps of their career or in Busby’s case retire. Then do it again with another manager.
The Challenge is set!