A Nation’s Spine #1: American Dreams
Hello everybody, and welcome to a new project I will be running on the site for an undetermined number of times. Basically, the main aim is to give a struggling nation (such as San Marino) a team of eleven top class players (made by FMScout members) and see how far they get during the careers of these eleven players. Will these nations thrive with their new stars, or will they remain low in the FIFA World Rankings?
I currently have a list of thirty nations, and while I don’t expect to try all of them (mainly because a lot of them are quite similar), I do want to get through around two or three for this FM, and then move on to FM16 (if I ever get it) to do a few more countries. I have noticed that the majority of these nations I have chosen are in Oceania, but I will try to be varied in the continents I do.
However, I will be starting in Oceania with American Samoa, who have suffered a 36-0 defeat against Australia in their recent history, amongst many difficult defeats. The reason I have chosen American Samoa, of all countries on my list, is because I believe that this will be a lot easier to get into the World Cup than countries in Asia, Europe or Africa, because while there’s only one space, which is entirely dependent on a play-off, there are fewer countries, and there are much worse countries to face.
I will update with yearly results, screenshots of the players and other news that may affect the development of the players or the country itself. I will keep track of player transfers, too, so you can see how your player is getting on in league football. I will reserve the post below to keep records of how the players and the countries have done.
So, if you’re still interested, you may be thinking ”How do I sign up?”. Or maybe you aren’t. Whatever. You can sign up by simply filling out this form. I will get to making the database and it should be ready a couple of days after the sign ups have closed. There are only eleven spaces, I’m afraid, but if there is high demand, then I can extend this to a slightly higher number. Please, when signing up, choose relatively realistic names. I’m okay with film/TV characters to a certain extent, but nothing like “Book Case” or “Plant Pot”.
Here is the form for you to fill out:
Common Name (if needed):
Date of Birth (1998):
Nation: American Samoa
Secondary Positions (if needed):
Top five technical attributes:
Top five mental attributes:
Top five physical attributes:
And here is the official sign up sheet:
LB: Ryan Payne
LW: Joey Tribbiani
AMC: Bas Jilk
ST: Gaugakao Gilgamesh
Unless I increase the sign-ups, once a position has been taken, it cannot be taken by another person. Good luck American Samoans!