Hello, pompeyblue back again with a brand new story here on FM Scout, and this time, my adventure is with Sky Bet Championship club AFC Bournemouth.
As you probably know, I had planned to write just one lower league management story – with Havant and Waterloovile - lasting the entirety of Football Manager 2015. It was a journey which I was thoroughly enjoying and having plenty of success with too, but to my anger and immense frustration, the save game became corrupt and I was forced to end my time with The Hawks.
But now I am back and have chosen to go with The Cherries, a recent history surrounded by drama which is only going to increase from here on out. As with my other stories, please take note that I have a very busy schedule and so sometimes I may not be releasing updates as regularly as I should be, which I apologize for. 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.
Who Am I?
I will be taking on the persona of current Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, attempting to replicate and better, his incredible work since stepping into the Dean Court hotseat. When first appointed as the youngest ever manager in the Football League, Howe inherited a team who had started the season on minus 17 points in League Two, yet still managed to haul them out of the relegation zone and to survival. He later guided promotion to League One in 2010 and then to the Championship in 2013. He has earned a reputation as one of the country’s most promising managers, tipped by many to lead England in the future, but for now he is the perfect man to lead his lifetime supported club to the promise land of the Premier League.
Season One: 2014/15
Episode 1: The Man Behind Bournemouth’s Meteoric Rise
Episode 2: The Return of Redknapp
Episode 3: Dynamic Defensive Pair Sign On
Episode 4: Howe: Squad Is Strong Enough
Episode 5: Pre-Season
Episode 6: The Bournemouth Brand Of Football
Episode 7: Sky Bet Championship Season Preview
Episode 8: August
Episode 9: The Midfield Maestro: Harry Arter
Episode 10: Bournemouth's 2014/15 Squad List
Episode 11: September
Episode 12: Callum Wilson: A Rising Star
Episode 13: October
Episode 14: The Stats Behind Bournemouth’s Stunning Start
The End: Lightning Strikes Twice
NOTE: Massive thanks to Josh_MU for his help in not only creating the wonderful banner above, but helping me with the overall creation of the story. Cheers man!