I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks, been busy with work blah blah blah, its no excuse, I am aware of that, however from the hundreds of you that read the site literally none of you have been in touch to find out where the next thrilling instalment is, well its here.
I think I need to start by giving a brief recap of this current challenge. I’m playing with Rochdale, I picked at random one team from league 2 and would stick with them through the highs and lows. There haven’t been any lows! We were promoted to the Premier League in 3 straight seasons. It has undoubtedly been my best save to date, and I’ve been playing the game for 15+ years. I’m currently in the 2019/2020 season, and I couldn’t have predicted what is happening at this club.
Were sat 2nd in the league with a handful of games to go, I have already guaranteed the clubs first ever taste of European football by beating Man Utd to win the clubs first ever major trophy, the League Cup. I have a player at the club called Gareth Bale, you might’ve heard of him. He has just celebrated his 30th birthday, so he doesn’t have his lightning pace, but what he has learnt over the years are a certain set of skills Liam Neeson would be proud of. He was free and isn’t even the highest paid player at the club. Then there is Lucas Digne, Hervin Ongenda and Angel Gago. Well, here, see for yourself…..
On this current starting 11 I have spent the grand total of £13.5 million, an average of just over £1million per player. The value of the team now I hear you all ask, £95.05 million!! Thinking about how all this has been achieved is still baffling. I have taken a team that still has a ground that only holds 12,800 people into the Champions League. Ill keep going, “Winners never quit and quitters never win” was the slogan of Babworth Rovers when I was about 13, which is true, but winners get bored. Its become a tad stale at the club. A new stadium is at the planning stage, and it looks like this winner might have to quit when its completed. I need a new challenge……….
If anybody has any suggestions as to what could be tried next, let me know. FM15 comes out around October time so might keep Rochdale alive until then, but once that game is installed, Rochdale will be confined to the dungeons of Football Manager past, locked in chains next to Freddy Adu and telling stories to Ariel Ortega.