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C.J. Lippo, A life in football

The story of a young Aussies football career
Started on 10 April 2015 by C.J.Lippo
Latest Reply on 9 September 2015 by C.J.Lippo
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C.J.Lippo's avatar Group C.J.Lippo
5 yearsEdited

Ladies & gentleman, I have an idea.

Whenever a new FM is released my first dilemma is always where to start. Do I start at the top & see what I can win? Do I start at the bottom & work my way up? International footballer? Sunday leaguer? Somewhere in the middle? I never know!

The idea I've had is to answer all these questions long before FM16 ever hits the stands.

In short this "story" will be a twist on the usual B.A.P. format whereby I will add myself into the FM database & follow my career in football. I will then use the resultant career to begin my FM16 story.

My aim here is to create an immersive experience through which we can all follow the evolution of a young Aussies career. From his first tentative steps into the world of professional football all the way through to (what I hope to be) a successful management career spanning decades & multiple iterations of the game.

Now, as FM16 is still quite a ways away & this part of the story only involves me simming through the seasons to see where I end up I wont be devoting too much time to it. So don't expect rapid updates.

I will just sim a season here & there when I feel the urge & post as I go with the goal of having a fully completed playing career before FM16 on which to base my future stories.

As far as setup goes, I will be using Weiry1's Aussie pyramid database (found here Australian league system/pyramid) & starting as a 16 year old prospect on a youth contract at (near enough to) my local team, Tamworth in the 7th tier of Weiry's Aussie pyramid.

My CA will be set at 70, my PA to -8. Hopefully this will allow me to progress up the levels a bit, maybe even represent my country or secure a move to Europe whilst also being realistic enough for me to start at the bottom.

I will be leaving all my stats at zero & letting the game randomise it all, right down to what position I will play.

Hopefully I can have a successful career & you all can enjoy the beginning of what I hope will be an epic journey!

Cheers.
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5 yearsEdited

Introducing C.J. Lippo







So here I am, a wide eyed teenager with the world at his feet. A hard working winger with dreams of making the big time.

Am quite pleased with what life (FM) has handed me. It appears I have all the tools to become a handy player. But it will take more than raw talent to get to the top!

Will I realise my potential or will I become another "could have been" wasting away in the depths of Australian football? Only time will tell...
Hey man I just wanted to know how to make a story on fm scout
Looking forward to this!

(Nice touch by randomizing the position, by the way. I imagine that that in and of itself would add a little extra realism to the savefile.)
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2015-04-11 06:47#211432 yuttra52 : Looking forward to this!

(Nice touch by randomizing the position, by the way. I imagine that that in and of itself would add a little extra realism to the savefile.)

Thanks mate, appreciate the support. Have just updated the player profile section, check it out when you get a chance.
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5 yearsEdited
2015-04-11 06:31#211428 Pug Beast : Hey man I just wanted to know how to make a story on fm scout

This is my first story on FM Scout so am still learning myself mate.
2015-04-10 16:01#211433 C.J.Lippo :
2015-04-11 06:47#211432 yuttra52 : Looking forward to this!

(Nice touch by randomizing the position, by the way. I imagine that that in and of itself would add a little extra realism to the savefile.)

Thanks mate, appreciate the support. Have just updated the player profile section, check it out when you get a chance.
You're welcome!

The player profile looks pretty good for a 16-year-old, hopefully that's an indication that you've reached the higher end of the -8 potential scale. Determination and physicals could be a bit better, but I'm sure the latter will come with age. :)
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5 yearsEdited

Season One


A Humble Beginning


My first year at Tamworth didn't exactly go to plan. Perhaps I underestimated the strength of the squad here, or maybe I have overestimated my own ability. Whatever the case may be, I only managed to make 6 appearances for the first team. Obviously there is a lot of work ahead if I'm going to achieve my dreams.



On the upside I have learnt a lot in my first season at Tamworth FC & have improved my game as a result.



Modest all round improvements but I'm heading in the right direction. I am confident that, if I continue to train hard, I can lock down a spot in the first team & continue to improve.

The team itself had a good year finishing 3rd in the Northern NSW State Third Division which for a little semi pro side from rural NSW is a fantastic achievement.

Despite what I considered to be a disappointing year, I have already been made aware of interest in my talent from larger clubs...



Bayswater City have just won the National Premier League which means next season they will play in the Australian Premier League (equivalent of the A-League)! I know if they do make a move for me I would most likely end up in the youth team or out on loan somewhere but It would be a fabulous opportunity that would be hard to pass up.

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5 yearsEdited

12th July





It appears I will not be in the Country Music Capital for too much longer. There is a ridiculous amount of interest in my services considering I could only manage 6 appearances for Tamworth last year!

Decision Time


After talking it over with family & friends I made my decision...



The lure of joining the one time Champions of Asia was too hard to resist, not to mention the opportunity to learn at the feet of Aussie legend Tony Popovic.

My chances of being anywhere near the first team are slim, but a couple of years in the youth set up or a loan stint at a National Premier League side is likely to be better for my development than another season in the cow paddocks at Tamworth, no disrespect.

Set-up Change


After my move to the top flight I decided it was time to drop some of the lower Aussie divisions & add some European leagues to the game set-up. Here is what I settled on...



Once I've established myself at the Wanderers (assuming I do!) I will drop a few more Aussie leagues & add some more but for now this is more then enough.

Very nice, Love to see a bunch of updates though haha already hooked to see where you end up
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Loving it so far. good luck
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Denzy & J_Skinna - Thanks guys, didn't plan on putting so much time into this so quickly but I cant wait to see where I end up too! :P
Could we be witnessing the next Harry Kewell? Good luck mate! Sure we'll see an Olyroos call up really soon!

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