Vitesse Arnhem Team Guide/Story
Speed: “Rapidity of movement or action”
Some Background and why I chose Vitesse.
This will be my attempt at a team guide/story for Vitesse Arnhem of the Eredvisie League in the Netherlands. I have never spent the time to actually cultivate and write a story or guide, mostly due to not feeling seasoned enough at the beautiful game called Football Manager.
I have played FM since FM 2010 and still feel like I am just learning. I will be writing a story in a Team Guide/Update format. I very much would like to keep one long save going in FM 2012 even after the FM 2013 arrival. I encourage all of you to participate in my save with feedback and advice, as I am sure I will use it as some point or another.
I have chose Vitesse of the Dutch Eredivisie League for a few reasons. 1) Vitesse has a “sugar daddy” owner who will pump money into the club for as long as he is with the club. 2) Vitesse is void of any substantial history. 3) Without many significant players or tactics, and with what is sure to be a healthy transfer budget (rumored to be upwards of 15 Million).
I should be able to start fresh by bringing in some new faces and building a new identity with the financial backing needed. It should be a fun challenge and I can’t wait to get started.
Vitesse Background and Club Information
Founded in 1892, Vitesse are a professional Dutch club located in Arnhem, Netherlands and are currently playing in the Eredivisie. Vitesse play their home games at Gelredome. Gelredome (opened in 1998) features a retractable roof and convertible pitch that is often used for concerts and other events. It was a featured venue for Euro 2000.
The owner and chairman is Georgian businessman Merab Jordania, the first Dutch football club to owned by a foreigner. Jordania has deep pockets and absolutely loves his club that he purchased in 2010. Jordania has let it be known that finances will not come in the way of building a team he hopes can win Eredivisie within three years.
The club had a nice run of making UEFA Cup play in the 90’s with a string of appearances ending in 2003. Vitesse have never won the Eredivisie and have never really challenged the likes of PSV, Feyenoord and Ajax.