#001 - Prologue
Welcome Guys. Every two years I buy the new Football Manager, the one and only game I love (and hate, sometimes, just as all managers do from time to time I guess). So, the 2020 version will be the newest episode for me after a while. I do have written manager stories earlier before on a Dutch community, but this will be the first time I do it in English. Firstly because in real life I have to communicate in English a lot recently for my job, so it’s a good way to learn the language even better I think. Secondly I love some English football terms much more rather than the Dutch synonymous which I like to use in this story. In this prologue I give some background information first about my new career.
I play Football Manager on a slightly different way than most of you probably do. Before starting a new career I'm always using the editor to make some notifications that will deepen out my game a bit. One of the most important changes is adding some friends and relatives of mine. Their attributes are loosely based on their own character, varying from really good talented players or just a clumsy dumbass (don’t let them hear!) who is likely to act in the basement of professional football. They are all born in 2003, all with different CA and PA, all with a different nationality to prevent a national team will be significantly stronger than they actually might be, all of them playing on a different position, and all playing for different clubs all over Europe (except one) which I have assigned. There is one main rule for me: I’m not allowed at all getting involved into their careers, not even in a possible situation of minor coincidence. I'm just watching how they evolve, sometimes making notice of it in this story if they cross my own career or there is some important news to tell. To give you some idea how things sort out: when for example Belgium approached me to become their new national manager and one of the designed players, Yassin Hassan in this case, is a doubting player for the national squad, I Just can’t accept the job.
Furthermore I love Scotland, but definitely not the way how professional football is organized over there. That’s the main reason I never managed a club in Scotland before. Until now. I have changed the Scottish football pyramid heavily, which makes it (hopefully) much more enjoyable managing a club over there. I will definitely tell more about it in the next few updates and reveal the club which fictional 41-year old manager Luke Barra Henderson is going to manage! After a couple of introducing articles I'm intending to fly a bit faster through the seasons, roughly writing an update 5-6 times per season. Hopefully you like this way of playing Football Manager!