Right, before settling into my story I thought I'd explain my plans for this save. I've been a small poster on FMScout for coming up to a year now and did a couple of saves towards the end of FM14's life. However, after playing around with this years game I'm ready to do my first real story on the site.
Unlike last years I hope to bang out updates daily or every other day depending on my outside of FM studies (I'm sorry, I'm not that addicted). Of course there may be times when I don't have time to post however I really do plan on taking this story far and establishing myself on the website.
What's the concept of my story? Well I'm going to be starting from the bottom and I mean the bottom. No coaching badges and a limited playing career. My character will have had limited playing experience but as the name suggests he will be some what of a seasoned veteran at many clubs. Where and with what role? Well I guess we have that to come.
I really do hope you guys enjoy this save, as I've said before I really want to go far with this.
Onwards and upwards!
Change of Role?
I was 22 when I left my playing career. Didn't get anywhere. Spent my Saturday afternoons freezing on the bench and making drinks for the other lads. "Footballers life" they said. Pfft.
I remember taking a complete break from the game. Went to college and did a course in management. Management in what? Football? No, just sport in general. Football was always on the back of my mind, careers were laid out in front of me. My teacher knew I had played football from a young age, we spoke about the "beautiful game" and the club he played for on weekends "Wealdstone FC". It was then he dropped the news.
"Tom, if you're interested I can get you an apprentice place at Wealdstone. You'll get a few qualifications out of it and who knows they might keep you on. Shadow the manager, learn from him-be the apprentice like Andre Villas Boas and Mourinho were". I couldn't turn it down, this could be my breakthrough back into the lavish life of football.
Here I am now 8 years later. I've travelled all over the UK. I've been assistant manager at numerous clubs never once looking beyond the conference. I was known now-the young Wealdstone lad turned Journeyman. Stints at countless clubs but never settling. I had a couple of medals: cups and league, but was never kept on for more than a year because of my age. I knew clubs overlooked the experience I had now-8 years as an assistant and now I want to take a big step and be the big guy-the manager.