Athletic Bilbao: Basque-ing in Glory
(A special thanks to Harrison17 & Nick who created some of the banners you will see in this story. Thank you very much guys!!!)
Please don’t ask me why I have a new story. I’m a confused child who is lost in the world but I vow before you all that this is my LAST!!!
In this story I will take on the challenge that is managing…
I’ve chosen this story first and foremost because it is one of the unconquered challenges of FM (I think :/). Obviously Bilbao are a decent side and my task with them will be to compete for European qualification against the likes of Sevilla, Valencia and Atletico Madrid.
Ultimately, I want to make Bilbao one of the greatest teams in Europe and to do so I have the gigantic challenge of breaking the Barcelona and Real Madrid dominance.
Doable in theory but it gets even harder. I’ll have to do it using ONLY BASQUE PLAYERS!!!
Yep, that’s right! Athletic Bilbao only buys players from the Basque region which mainly resides in northern Spain and certain parts of the France near the border.
This immediately makes everything the more difficult as I’ll be entirely dependent on a narrow pool of players in order to compete nationally or even globally.
Now, there is a loophole which you can buy players who are just Spanish at a very young age (16 and below I think) and I may use that to my advantage if I desperately need to.
But the challenge has been set, it’s not an easy one but it is one I hope you guys will enjoy seeing me overcome.