You Wanna Play With The Big Boys?
Okay, that title sounds a little weirder than expected..
Basically this post is based on the complete opposite side of the FM spectrum. So on FM you can either start with a lower team and embrace the challenge, or you can take over a Top Division club, such as Chelsea, Man City etc.
I tend to find this more enjoyable personally because you are getting the feel of playing in the biggest competitions. All the Premier League matches and the glorious FA Cup. All those matches that you as football fans watch and experience, you can now re live the Excitement of all that yourself.
However, there are ofcourse some dilemmas with this option also, as otherwise I would not be here typing this at work, instead of doing my job which entails taking calls from the beloved general public....
So when starting with a Premiership club for instance, you pick either Spurs,Arsenal,Liverpool,Man City, Chelsea or United. Now when taking the helm at one of these clubs, you quality of the squad is already amazing so you know your going to be challenging for the title in the first season. You can pretty much guarantee you'll be able to attract the best players and young talent, however starting with any of the top 6 above, you will be competing with 5 other top teams which makes it a lot more enjoyable, adding a challenge of its believe it or not. But, the biggest question when starting as a bigger team is where does it stop?
. What I mean by this is, if you start as Liverpool, how many seasons before you've won everything and you are bored. You have nothing else to achieve etc. Do you move abroad to another club? In that case, you need to start a Mourinho file also in that case based on going abroad from Chelsea to Inter, to Madrid.
Im intrigued to see how other managers make their decisions. Don't get me wrong, im completely aware that the people who do take the time to read this will think a completely mentalist who overthinks more than the average human does, when playing a game. But I am just trying to establish the best choice for myself. This is why there are so many different aspects which result in the final decision. Is it worth making a Manchester City file where you just keep winning? Think ahead, in advance as the file you create may well be on impulse. To create a successful save, it needs longevity, patience and enthusiasm. Judging by my previous stories, that clearly is what I a missing with my previous story's.