Havant and Waterlooville F.C.
So, with the background updates to my story now out of the way, I think most of you will be able to tell that the club I have chosen to take charge of is Vanarama Conference South side Havant and Waterlooville. If you didn’t know already, Michael Owen will not be the manager and is instead taking over as the assistant manager with my chosen personal the Hawks’ current manager in real life, Lee Bradbury. The Owen situation is all just part of the plotline, so expect future involvement from him despite him not being the manager in this story.
Why was Lee Bradbury the chosen manager then? Why the Hawks? Well, not only are Havant and Waterlooville a local club to me, but they are an affiliated club to my beloved Portsmouth, so taking them up the leagues is something that naturally interests me. They have a pretty good squad for the league and I feel it would be a really rewarding challenge if I can take them to the top. Lee Bradbury is an ex Pompey player so that may have swayed my decision in using him however the main reason is that he is quite an unknown footballing figure so the prospect of building up his reputation along the way and making him a hero, is an interesting one, plus he did a good job in real life last season and is still young for a manager.
As the story and save progresses, I may move away from Havant as I do want to take quite a big focus on Bradbury personally however my original objective is to lead The Hawks into the Premier League and possibly even further. There of course some other jobjectives I would like to complete, listed below;
• To achieve at least two consecutive promotions
• To lift 5 league titles
• To lift a domestic cup
• To achieve a European spot
• To keep an English core to the squad
• Develop youth players
• Improve infrastructure
• To lift 10 trophies
• To lift 20 trophies
• To win 5 Manager of the Season awards
• To enter the Hall of Fame
Last Update: Bradbury to stay on
Next Update: Squad Report & Tactics