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The Hawks - Dare To Dream

Started on 22 October 2014 by pompeyblue
Latest Reply on 16 February 2015 by Walter
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pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited


Hello, pompeyblue back again with a brand new story here on FMScout, for Football Manager 2015. Following the success of my Pompey story on FM14, I am delighted to be bringing you another adventure of excitement (at least I hope it will be), on this year’s edition of the game.

As you may be able to tell, I won’t be revealing the team I have chosen to take charge of just yet, however I can say that I will once again be undertaking my managerial venture in England.

I will be trying my hardest to keep this story running for a long time, it will have to be going for a fairly long period with the challenge ahead, but I do know this will be quite difficult for me due to school work obviously taking priority.

That means that sometimes I may not be releasing updates as regularly as I should be, so I apologize in advance, however, I always do pride myself on writing updates to a good standard that will be enjoyed, so I don’t want to be rushing any posts especially with limited time.

Enough of the boring stuff, shall we crack on?!

Who Am I?

I feel bad, I really do, but as with the team, I will not yet be revealing which manager personal I have chosen to take up. Don’t worry, in due time you will find out which man will take centre stage in this story, just stay tuned for future updates.


Season One: 2014/15

Episode One: Where The Journey Begins
Episode Two: Owen: Non-league interests me
Episode Three: Owen hired as No.2 at Hawks
Episode Four: Bradbury to stay on
Episode Five: Havant and Waterlooville F.C.
Episode Six: Squad Report & Tactics
Episode Seven: Hawks sign duo
Episode Eight: Pre-Season Review
Episode Nine: August Review
Episode Ten: Harris: We're stronger than ever
Episode Eleven: September Review
Episode Twelve: October Review
Episode Thirteen: November Review
Episode Fourteen: Bradbury: Festive period crucial
Episode Fifteen: December Review
Episode Sixteen: January Review
Episode Seventeen: The Insider - The Hawks
Episode Eighteen: February Review
Episode Nineteen: March and April Review
Episode Twenty: Season Review

Season Two: 2015/16

Episode One: Hawks release 5 players, 14 sign new deal
Episode Two: Havant chairman looking to sell
Episode Three: Havant & Waterlooville takeover complete
Episode Four: Three new faces at West Leigh Park
Episode Five: Hawks swoop to land trio
Episode Six: 2015/16 kits revealed
Episode Seven: Gone Without Notice
Episode Eight: Pre-Season Review
Episode Nine: Vanarama Conference Premier Season Preview: 2015/16
Episode Ten: Stuck In The Shadows
Episode Eleven: August Review
Episode Twelve: September Review
Episode Thirteen: Bayo: Havant move never in doubt
Episode Fourteen: A Not So Warm Welcoming
Episode Fifteen: October Review
Episode Sixteen: November Review
Episode Seventeen: FA Cup has Hawks believing again
Episode Eighteen: 'Hellos' Are A Thing Of The Past
Episode Nineteen: December Review
Episode Twenty: Havant & W to play Southampton
Episode Twenty-One: Bradbury boosts attacking options
Episode Twenty-Two: Defensive duo bolster Havant squad
Episode Twenty-Three: January Review
Episode Twenty-Four: The Jigsaw Puzzle Being Pieced Together
Episode Twenty-Five: Bradbury: We must remain focused
Episode Twenty-Six: February Review
Episode Twenty-Seven: FA Trophy: Road To Wembley
Episode Twenty-Eight: LIVE: FA Trophy Final
Episode Twenty-Nine: Pappoe: We deserved it
Episode Thirty: March Review
Episode Thirty-One: April Review
Episode Thirty-Two: FA launch 'corruption' investigation
Episode Thirty-Three: Play-Offs Review
Episode Thirty-Four: Havant boss pens new two year deal
Episode Thirty-Five: Season Review

Season Three: 2016/17

Episode One: Consortium steps in to save Havant
Episode Two: New stadium development announced
Episode Three: 2016/17 kits released
Episode Four: Summer Transfer Window Review
Episode Five: Bubb named captain
Episode Six: Pre-Season Review
Episode Seven: Sky Bet League 2 Season Preview: 2016/17
Episode Eight: August and September Review
Episode Nine: Beagrie: 'Lower league football isn't appreciated enough'
Episode Ten: October and November Review
Episode Eleven: #One2Eleven: Bradley Bubb
Episode Twelve: Bradbury turns down three offers
Episode Thirteen: December and January Review
Episode Fourteen: Winter Transfer Window Review
Episode Fifteen: Havant's new midfield maestro?
Episode Sixteen: February and March Review
Episode Seventeen: Hawks edging closer to closing the gap
Episode Eighteen: April Review
Episode Nineteen: Supporters laud Havant boss
Episode Twenty: Season Review

Season Four: 2017/2018

Episode One: Akinfenwa heads list of departures
Episode Two: Dynamic defensive pair sign on
Episode Three: Havant snap up Smith

An interesting start, good luck! :D
Looking forward to another terrific story from you. Good luck and looking forward to finding out what team you are.
Definitely looking forward to this getting up and running. Bring on the release date!
Oh yus. I can't wait. Good luck Joshie!
Good luck Pompey! :D
Good luck Josh!
Justice, xander_dunlop, Jamesg237, Josh_MU, Walter, Tallery: Thanks for all the early support guys!
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Where The Journey Begins

Football management, an enthralling experience, a job like no other.

There is pressure, the hardships, but if you’re good enough, there’s the glory and the sweet victories too which make it all worth it. Some people think it’s easy, the ‘armchair’ managers - they don’t know the half of it. How would I know? I was a manager. You don’t believe me? I told you I was, but I gave it all up.

Now here I am, sitting at home, ironically in my armchair with nothing to do but to think back to yesteryears. The good old days. Well, mostly good days anyway. There were the bad times of course, the losses, the poor performances and eventually the day which ended my managerial career entirely. We’ll go back to that later.

For now, let’s just talk about a game I have forever been attached with - football. From a young boy I was always kicking a ball about, playing right the way up the ages, before I departed for the army. It was a great thing to be part of, the military, but just didn’t compare to me signing on for a professional football club. Or playing professional football, for that matter.

As my playing days came ever closer to an end though, I realised management would be the next step for me. I had picked up plenty of tips throughout my career, and felt that I had the skills to lead a team to glory, in due time.

So I guess, that’s where our journey really begins. 2014, where the success really started to roll in, where it all just clicked. Hold on tight, this is quite a long tale, and there’s plenty to get through...

Last Update: Introduction
Next Update: Owen: Non-league interests me
Good start Josh!
ooo I know who this is ;)
Tallery: Cheers bud.

Josh: shhhhh.... ;)
A great start to what promises to be another story to remember! Good luck.
Jamesg237: Appreciate the comment mate!
pompeyblue's avatar pompeyblue
9 yearsEdited

Owen: Non-league interests me

Former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has admitted that he may look towards non-league football, as he bids to get back into the game, with a management role.

Owen, 34, had been working as a commentator ever since calling an end to his playing days in 2013. However, last week he remarkably quit his job at BT Sport, stating that his passion for football couldn’t be held in any longer and that he had a desire to become a manager in the near future.

Capped on 89 occasions for England and having scored 40 times, Owen obviously has a high pedigree in the game, especially since he played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe too. He began his career with 5 times Champions League winners Liverpool, moving onto Real Madrid and later Manchester United.

However, this does not necessarily mean he will easily earn a job as manager with his lack of experience in the position something which will most likely put clubs off. Owen has hit back though, saying he has no qualms whatsoever in having to work his way up the leagues, even if that means beginning right at the bottom – even out of the Football League.

” I don’t want clubs to read my name and hire me on the spot because of the player I was, I want to earn a reputation as a boss the right way: though impressive work on the touchline. If that means starting in non-league, fine. That’s a challenge right there, and one that interests me greatly. Any club that gives me the opportunity, I will be grateful.”

With a whole host of sides in search of a new manager, for the upcoming 2014/15 season, it’s anyone’s bet where Owen is heading? He may not even make the grade as a manager, it’s just a case of who is willing to take a gamble on an untried, untested manager?

Last Update: Where The Journey Begins
Next Update: Owen hired as No.2 at Hawks

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