Hello, my fellow friends of FM Scout, pompeyblue back again! This is 'Santiago Muñez: The Revival, Return, and Uprising', my final attempt for a story, on FM15.
As you probably know, I had intended to write just one lower league management story - with Havant and Waterloovile - lasting the entirety of this year's game. Three seasons into a very enjoyable save, the file became corrupt and I was forced to end the story. I started a fresh save with AFC Bournemouth, only to be met with the same fate. Imagine my frustration.
That led to my hiatus from the game, but now I have returned for one last 'hoorah', and to give it one last crack at writing a story for Football Manager 2015 which will hopefully entertain and inspire other writers in this community.
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.
As has been a regularity in most stories this year, I won’t be revealing the team I have chosen to take charge of, just yet. With this story I will be heavily focusing on background updates, storylines and different plotlines as this type of writing seems to appeal to a lot of readers on the site, and more importantly, is a style which I really enjoy.
By now, it is pretty obvious who the manager will be for this story - none other than Santiago Muñez. 'Santi' is a fictional character who featured in the Goal! movie trilogy. I would be surprised if you don't recognise it.
As a child, he grew up living in poverty in Mexico, and was a huge football fan, with the ultimate dream to play the game profesionally. His family soon escaped to Los Angeles in the United States as illegal immigrants and an older Muñez began playing for an amateur club in the area, later spotted by former footballer and scout, Glen Foy. He presented him with the opportunity of a trial at Newcastle United in the Premier League, and despite a tricky start, Santiago earned himself a contract at St James Park. He would go onto become an icon by scoring a late winner against Liverpool, sealing Champions League qualification for the Magpies.
A move to Real Madrid followed after an impressive season wearing the black and white stripes, where he would achieve even greater success, in claiming the UEFA Champions League trophy.
Now, Santiago's greatest challenge begins: forging a fruitful managerial career.
IntroductionEpisode 1 - The Kid With A Dream
Episode 2 - Escape The Sun
Episode 3 - Just Business
Episode 4 - Back Home
Episode 5 - On My Way
Episode 6 - Old Friend
Episode 7 - The Beginning Of The Journey
Season One: 2014/15Episode 1 - Muñez Makes Shock Return
Episode 2 - The Rebuild
Episode 3 - Making Impressions
Episode 4 - 'Santi' An Exciting Appointment - Shearer
Episode 5 - Newcastle Secure Reid Signing
Episode 6 - Geordies Finalise Deal For Another Defender
Episode 7 - No Better Feeling
Episode 8 - Muñez Allows Two To Leave
Episode 9 - Magpies Swoop For Loan Duo
Episode 10 - Sportsmail Interview: This Is Santiago Muñez
Episode 11 - Pre-Season: The Building Blocks
Episode 12 - Newcastle United 14/15 Season Preview
Episode 13 - Call Me The Boss
Episode 14 - August - September: A Strong Start
Episode 15 - Cantona: Muñez Is Nothing Special
Episode 16 - In The Aftermath
Episode 17 - October - November: Keeping The Momentum
Episode 18 - Robbie Savage: Why The Toon Turnaround?
Episode 19 - December: Battling Old Enemies
Episode 20 - To Love, Live And Learn
Episode 21 - Manchester Rivals Set To Tussle For Sissoko
Episode 22 - Liverpool Farewell For Flanagan
Episode 23 - Sissoko Heads Trio Of Departures
Episode 24 - Newcastle Splash Cash For English Starlets
Episode 25 - January: Happy New Year
Episode 26 - Family Matters
Episode 27 - Krul: Focus Is Key
Episode 28 - February: The Battle Commences
Episode 29 - Live: Capital One Cup Final
Episode 30 - The First Of Many - Muñez
Episode 31 - March - April: Nearing The End
Episode 32 - The Company
Episode 33 - Jonas Aims To End On High
Episode 34 - The Race For The Top Four
Episode 35 - First Man Down
Episode 36 - May: Coming To A Close
Episode 37 - Live: FA Cup Final
Episode 38 - Muñez And Sturridge Scoop Major Awards
Episode 39 - Newcastle Boss Pens New Deal
Episode 40 - Newcastle United 14/15 Season Review
Episode 41 - The Ones We Leave Behind
Season Two: 2015/16Episode 1 - Muñez's Newcastle Set For Extended Break
Episode 2 - Washing Away The Demons
Episode 3 - Magpies Make Return To Training
Episode 4 - City Planning Raid For Toon Stars
Episode 5 - Carrick Signs On With The Magpies
Episode 6 - Newcastle Duo Complete City Move
Episode 7 - Former Loanees Clinch Permanent Switch
Note: Links to the episodes that are not highlighted in bold are written in 1st person and tie in with the storyline. All/most storyline updates have a relation and follow a continous theme, so I would suggest reading all of them to understand the current plot.
Note: Thanks to Tallery for the banner!