Portugal’s Great Divide
Welcome FM Scout, to the dual story between myself (Xander) and me, Feliks. This story will be about one of the greatest rivalries in world football, the O Classico, between the 2 heavyweights of Portuguese football, SL Benfica and FC Porto. In this journey, we will not only be following the stories of the teams and their players and they battle it out to taste success, but the relations between their managers, and how they get along.
Feliks here. As many of you old timers would know, network game stories have never really worked. I almost pulled one off with Griffo, until he disappeared (O_o), and I’m back for another go with my good friend Xander. Here’s how it will work.
So obviously we’re both playing the same save, but instead of doing these dual updates, we’ll update separately for most things. That includes transfer updates, monthly updates and the like. However, we will be collaborating on some things, such as when our teams play each other.
So Xander here, I will be controlling FC Porto. I was lucky to get the first pick and I chose Porto straight away, they have a terrific team and a strong history and I am hoping I can continue that. I believe they are predicted to finish first and I still have to qualify for the Champions League, but I have to be sure that I watch out for Feliks and SL Benfica who will be right on my tale in the hunt for the title of Portuguese champions. I will be taking control as ex-Porto and Benfica player, Paulo Futre. Hopefully this adds a bit of spice into the story and a bit of controversy as well.
And of course that leaves me with SL Benfica. Now, although Xander chose to be Porto before me, I wanted SL Benfica a nyway. Porto have such a thrilling squad, whereas Benfica’s flies under the radar, and I guess I wanted to be somewhat of an underdog in this titanic clash. As for my manager, well, I couldn’t go past the long standing Benfica manager Jorge Jesus, who will be continuing at the helm of the club for the time being.
We’ve put a lot of effort into this story, so I hope you guys enjoy reading and watching the exploits of the 2 greatest teams in Portugal, SL Benfica and FC Porto. Let the battle commence!