You don’t need me to tell you that it is finally here! The pre-beta of Football Manager 2015 has been released and just like you all out there, I am very excited about what lies in store for us all. It promises to be a journey (you will notice I use that word a lot) of ups and downs, a rollercoaster if you like, tough decisions will be made and our social lives will cease to exist. I am quite happy for that to occur, so lets’ get started!
The Unemployment Challenge
I have played Football Manager for a very long time, since 2008 but prior to this I was a fan of the Championship Manager games with my personal favourite being Championship Manager 03/04. At this point in my life I wasn’t too bothered about a particular team when playing football games which led to my biggest achievement being guiding Manchester United (sorry, that swearing will stop here) to total football domination. It was quite the accomplishment with Giovane Élber becoming one heck of a player. As the years went on, I made the seamless transition to the Football Manager series and I have never looked back. Within my time playing this game I have achieved numerous targets, ranging from guiding Newcastle United to the Premier League title, to most recently making the managerial step up from Grimsby Town to FC Bayern München; I think that last one might be tough to beat.
Over time I have grown tired of playing Football Manager as it all came a bit too easy for me. That isn’t me being big-headed but it can become tedious if you guide a team to the point where you win every game, long unbeaten runs, and endless trophies. Yes that is the whole point of being in football management, but I prefer a bit of added challenge to my journeys (there’s that word again). As mentioned before, I feel that my biggest accomplishment was being accepted to take on FC Bayern München on Football Manager 14 and guide them to the Champions League and Bundesliga trophies in my first season. This unfortunately brought to the forefront the issues I have with the game once you hit an endless winning streak and this brought an end to my first unemployment challenge. I had achieved everything I had wanted to in the game so I have not played the game until recently where I led Spurs to the Premier League title and Europa League in my first season.
This brings me to the present day. I have paid for my copy of Football Manager 15 and I have already looked to start up my next, let’s use the word voyage, that I will be sharing with you all. Unemployment Challenge (V2), here we go!
Game SetupI have loaded the following nations and leagues:
I have also set up my profile on the save which I feel is fitting of the challenge I have set myself:
The story will be written in the first person as third person has never been my forte. It will also be presented in monthly updates as to keep you abreast of everything that is going on. If there are any major transfer dealings, which I doubt will occur for a while, I will share them with you through individual updates. Any other big events that occur will be given their own update to emphasise their importance.