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Marty McFly: Future Football

Started on 12 June 2013 by JayZambo
Latest Reply on 23 June 2013 by 93:20
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The year is 2040. Twenty seven years advanced from the present day and the game of football has changed far beyond how we know it now.

Clubs have risen from the depths to become giants, Giants have been felled by minnows, Legends have retired and moved away from the game and new, eager, skillful players wait in the wings to try and prove that they are better than anyone else that has gone before them. (But one thing that hasn't changed is the fact that Football Manager is still the best management sim around!)

This is the story of Marty McFly, a manager who some people say is from the future...some people say he's from the past...but we know better, he's a fictional character in the Back to the Future series that I'm using to run my story with!

Welcome to Future Football!

From the Author

So, welcome to my story. I've read a lot of different stories on here (all awesome, of course) and had a go at running one or two myself. I've never really been successful at keeping any long term story going for a number of reasons, but I think the main problem is that I don't have anything 'fresh' to write about.

With that in mind, I've come up with the premise for a new story. In an idea borrowed heavily from a rival FM forum site, I've simmed my game and advanced it (managerless) to the year 2040. I plan to plonk myself in as Manager of Arsenal and go from there. All the players and staff you knew from the game are pretty much all gone in this save...the teams you thought were dominant have changed and swapped around and all in all...the game just looks different!

I have some ideas for little articles and pieces that I think you'll all find interesting as the game progresses. All in all, I hope to keep the game entertaining for myself and to share some of my journey with you fine people as I go...

I hope you enjoy the story, and feedback and ideas are (as always) welcomed....and I promise that anyone who posts in my story topic will at the very least receive a reply in their own stories!
This is awesome! Good luck m8!

Would love to particularly see what happened with West Ham and Joe Cole if you can :P
The Arrival

Arsenal Football Club have made a shock announcement this morning, revealing that unknown American Marty McFly has been hired as the club manager with immediate effect.

Speaking from Arsenal's London Colney training ground, chairman Martin Honey had this to say:
"The club have been stagnating in the race for a top four finish for some time now...and we haven't truly been considered as serious contenders for the title for as long as I can remember. I've met with Marty a number of times and he's impressed me with his vision, knowledge and commitment to the game and I'm confident that Marty will be the catalyst for huge successes for our club."

Ex-Arsenal manager Niek Kuipers was unavailable for comment, but did state to reporters that the situation was 'laughable' and that he 'hoped the club would get what it deserves'.
Sounds awesome, good start!

New Arsenal manager, Marty McFly has announced in his first press conference that he intends to make 'wholesale changes' to the squad in the coming months as he prepares for his first season in charge at the Emirates.

The unknown American had just finished his first ever training session with the squad and was faced with a selection of the media's finest reporters. McFly found himself under pressure from the off and was forced to deal with a number of diffcult questions.

When challenged on his lack of experience within the world of football management, McFly replied: "Experience is all about what's happened in the past...and although I know a lot about what's happened in the past...I prefer to look at the future!"

There have been widespread reports of unrest amongst the Arsenal squad, with star strikers Wu Jianmin and Valentino Dresler having both recently been quoted making comments slamming both the Arsenal board and the new manager.

McFly hinted that this could mean both players would have to find new clubs before the start of the season saying:
"I only want the best players at the club, but no player is bigger than the club itself. If you pull on that shirt, if you wear that crest on your chest, you better understand what it means to wear the Red and White of the club. This isn't just about collecting a pay check and going home at the end of the week, anyone that doesn't want to be here can leave with my blessing"
2013-06-12 10:13#111513 9thCodebreaker : This is awesome! Good luck m8!

Would love to particularly see what happened with West Ham and Joe Cole if you can :P

Thanks for the feedback buddy! There will be updates on the careers and history of certain players, aswell as certain keep your eyes peeled!

2013-06-12 10:32#111516 LiamB : Sounds awesome, good start!

Thanks for the feedback mate! I hope to keep this going and improve where I can!
Fantastic start. Ooh, Arsenal have a Chinese striker :P

BREAKING NEWS: After McFly's first press conference earlier this week, the rumour mill has been running riot with speculation over who's in, who's out and who's sleeping with who....wait that last one might not be true!

We at Arsenal News have managed to get some scoops though, remember, you read this first on Arsenal News, not SkySports and not BBC Sport!

Wu Jianmin is on his way out of the club! After signing from Real Madrid in the 2036-2037 season, Jianmin has only managed 25 appearances with 6 goals. For a 15.25m signing, this is just simply not good enough. Coupled with the fact that Jianmin was quoted on Twitter as saying: "McFly isn't even good enough to shine my boots" it seems pretty certain that the chinaman is on his way out of The Emirates. Early speculation seems to indicate he's headed to Juventus in some sort of part exchange deal.

Valentino Dresler is reportedly a target for both Chelsea and Man. Utd this season. The Croatian international, signed for 17.75 million in the 2036-2037 has been unimpressive with a return of only 22 goals in 83 appearances in an Arsenal shirt. The board seem eager to at least get their money back before the bubble bursts and people realise just how terrible Dresler really is!

Tommy Crowder has allegedly earmarked himself for the transfer list after demanding a whopping 130k a week to sign a new contract at The Emirates. The 29 year old English Centre Back has slipped down the pecking order in recent months and now finds himself third choice behind the pairing of Johannes Meier and Gus Williams. With McFly unwilling to meet Crowder's demands and only 6 months remaining on his contract, we understand that Crowder has been placed on the transfer list and bids of around 7.5 million will be accepted. Fans of the club will probably not be too excited at the prospect of losing a favourite...and to be honest, even I have to wonder exactly what McFly is playing at...
2013-06-12 11:20#111529 Glenn T : Fantastic start. Ooh, Arsenal have a Chinese striker :P

Thanks buddy.... they have a Chinese striker for the time being anyway...!
This is a great idea, I must admit- I was waiting for someone to do something like this :P Good luck, and great writing :)
Brilliant start mate! I love the idea of the story... and the writing style is awesome! Keep it up! And good luck to the great Marty McFly! :D
Player Spotlight: Leo Messi

In the first of many Player Spotlight articles, I will post the history (current and future) of highly rated football stars from the current day game.

I plan to also do run-downs on various Clubs and Nations as we progress!

Leo Messi: Current

Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi, born 24th June 1987, is an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
He is the current captain of the Argentine national team and is widely regarded as one of, if not the best player of our current footballing generation. Considered by many to be one of the best players to ever play the game, there's no denying that he is one of the most prolific goalscorers to ever kick a ball.

In 2008, at the tender age of 21, Messi had already received nominations in the Ballon D'or and FIFA World Player of the Year. The following year, aged only 22 he went on to trump his personal best by scooping both awards...and he's not stopped being in the running for both awards ever since.

Messi has been smashing records all over the place. In 2011, he became Barcelona's all-time top scorer in league competitions, before going on to score his 200th league goal the following year. Messi is the first player to be top-scorer in four successive Champion's League campaigns and in 2012 he became the first player in Champion's League history to score five goals in a single match. During the 2011-2012 season, Messi scored a total of 73 goals, this is largely regarded as a European record, although it has been disputed by several spurious claims to the record. Messi broke the La Liga record by scoring 50 goals in a single season. In March 2013, Messi shattered another record, having scored in 19 consecutive La Liga games for Barcelona he became the only player ever to score against every other team in the league in consecutive matches.

With four FIFA/Ballon D'ors, three European Golden Shoes, six La Liga titles, two Copa Del Reys, five Supercopas de Espana, three UEFA Champion's League titles, two Super Cups and two Club World Cups amongst his ever-growing medal tally, Messi is a household name, feared by every other footballer on the planet and the idol of millions of aspiring young talents across the globe.

Leo Messi: The Future

Messi's career managed to hold out until 2023, where he retired at the age of 36 years old. During this time, he managed to notch up an impressive 589 appearances and score 359 goals for his club and 170 appearances with 74 goals for his country.
Messi never played for another club after joining Barcelona. The combination of respect and admiration shown to him and astronomical wages worked to keep him at the club for his entire career.

Messi, of course, furthered his trophy laden career with Barcelona, landing a further six La Liga titles (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2022, 2023), three Copa Del Rey wins (2013, 2015, 2022), four Supercopas de Espana (2013, 2017, 2018, 2022), one further Champions League win (2020) and a runner's up medal for both the European Super Cup (2020) and the Club World Championship (2020).

On the international stage, Messi picked up an Olympic gold medal (2016) and a third place medal in the World Cup (2022).

Throughout his career, Messi continued to be recognised as one of the absolute best players in the world, winning the World Player of the Year Award a further seven times. (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021).

Messi has dominated every facet of football that he has been involved in. Even if you disagree about him being one of the best ever footballers, you can't dispute the fact that the man has made the kind of impact on the game that nobody else has before him...and perhaps nobody else ever will.

Lionel Andrés Messi, we salute you.
Good luck! :) Would you be able to show us the top 4 leagues In England? :)
Boo! I want to hear about the real best player in the world! :)
2013-06-12 12:48#111573 Lynchy : Good luck! :) Would you be able to show us the top 4 leagues In England? :)

Thanks for the comment!

I'll post up the current league standings in a short while!

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