Introduction – Fresh Ideas
So, as some of you may know, due to the situation with my computer at the moment, I am without FM (and may well be for quite a long time), and as such are unable to continue my Oviedo story.
So, why am I starting another manager story? I guess it’s just my love of writing, especially for this site, that’s prompted me to do this. However, this is not your average FM Scout story....in fact this story will feature nothing FM-related whatsoever! This story will be entirely based around a FIFA 13 Career Mode, something, as far as I’m aware, that has not even been attempted before.
So, maybe I’m venturing totally into the unknown with this, maybe I’m just crazy – and maybe it will flop. I can’t guarantee it will last, I can’t even guarantee it will be good, but I’m certainly up for trying it.
How’s This Gonna Work, Then?
I will aim to make this exactly like an FM story in every way possible – expect one; screenshots will not be included in this story, as without using a shoddy camera, they would be hard to include!
There will still be a strong element of story to this; I will attempt to include just as much detail as I had in my previous stories. As I’m playing matches, I will take note of goalscorers and incidents to be included in later updates as best I can. Transfers will also feature the same style updates as they receive on FM stories and, well, other than that, I don’t really know what will happen. I’m just going to roll with it and see how we do.
Of course, FIFA and FM are two completely different games, so this is not going to be easy, but with FIFA 14 just around the corner, maybe this is just a trial of the idea; the start of a new style of story on this site. Who knows?
What team are you going to be, and why?
For this story, I have chosen the once great AC Milanhttp://hdwallpaper2013.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/AC-Milan-FC-Football-Logo-HD-Wallpaper-1080x607.jpg
For several years, Milan were a team still riding on former glory. Their team featured several veterans, legends, if you will, but they were still a shadow of their former selves. Sure, they still brought home the famous Scudetto in 2011, but it was clear to everyone that the Milan team was aging – it was time for change.
And it was at the start of the 2012-13 season that this change finally took place. Ultimately, it was the young - yet massively experienced – managerial genius Massimo Allegri that made these changes, some of which shocked and upset the Milan faithful.
Club legends like Mark van Bommel, Clarence Seedorf and Pippo Inzaghi were all released by the club, paving the way for new, unknown talent like Stephan El Shaarawy, M’Baye Niang and Mattia De Sciglio to come through into the first team.
And, while the new team struggled at first, the youngsters – combined with the remaining old guard – eventually started to gel as a team, with the new kids particularly shining, and ultimately providing some shock results, such as the first-leg win over Barcelona in the knockout stages of the Champions League (although Milan would ultimately lose the tie on aggregate).
Despite this, Milan were still nothing compared to the dominant force of Juventus and the emerging talent in Napoli, and it is that which I will aim to change.
Having these kids is also a massive advantage when playing FIFA career mode; young players grow very quickly and in a few seasons time become world-beaters, whilst older players decrease at rapids levels even with plenty of playing time.
Hopefully, I can use this young-team as an advantage and, while early successes may be limited, I will just have to hope that the fast-growing youngsters coupled with whatever signings I can make will bring me success.
However, in the Serie A, nothing is easy, so there’s no doubt we’re in for a long, bumpy ride.