This will be my journey from the fourth division of Scottish football to the top with the little known Edinburgh City. In a country where the footballing strength is concentrated around Glasgow, I hope to turn Edinburgh's latest upstarts into Scotland's best club, and to establish Edinburgh as the home of football in Scotland. And just how will I displace Glasgow as Scotland's football capital? Well, that's the main facet of the save.
Edinburgh City FC will only sign players born in Edinburgh.
By developing a local force, I hope I can create a club which is the centre of sport in the city, and one that provides a launchpad for Edinburgh youngsters to play continental and international football.
Edinburgh City begin the save in Scotland's League 2, having been newly promoted from the regional leagues. They are favourites to be promoted, and have a largely intact squad from their previous campaign. A couple of key signings have been made, but the squad will need continued improvement in order to compete.
1. Only players born in Edinburgh (according to FM) may be signed, they can be of any age.
2. Non-Edinburgh players must have all transfer bids accepted and cannot be offered new contracts.
3. Youth development must be improved at all opportunities.
I understand that I've stopped quite a few stories already, but hopefully I can stick with this one for a bit as I'm already a couple of seasons into the game. On that note, updates will likely be season-long for a while until I catch up. Hopefully you guys enjoy!