Welcome to Crouchy's Calcio Journeyman Save Thread!
I have been threatening to start a career thread for some time now and I think I'm finally going to get around to it at last!
Many of you will know that I am a creature of habit and that I usually play a long-term save with St. Albans City (otherwise known as the 'mighty' Saints). However, I decided not to start my usual Saints save until the January updates this year, and so I will not be unleashing that particular career upon you just yet. ;) ('Crouchy's Mighty Saints Save' is coming soon to a Career Updates forum near you!)
I was inspired to start a journeyman career game in Italy after reading John Foot's excellent book Calcio, which is about the history of Italian football. I found the book fascinating and it immediately become one of my all time favourite football books. I thoroughly recommend it.
As someone who loves the tactical side of the game, admires Italian football and loves to drink Chianti and Frascati, I figured Italy could be the place for me in my first FM10 save. When I saw this video on YouTube and thought of James Richardson drinking espresso and eating ice-cream while reading the papers in Rome and Milan, I immediately became very nostalgic and decided that this was going to be the save for me!
This thread probably won't be as good as some of the others on here. I'm going to steal the Dafuge template for end of season updates. Other than that, there will be the occasional interjection to let you know how things are progressing. It's all going to be very informal and probably a bit messy too as it is my first update thread!
So here it is: Crouchy's Calcio Journeyman Thread!
This game is played on FM10 and started with patch 10.1 with no edits made to the database. Leagues loaded are: Italy (all divisions), Spain (top two), England (top two). Medium database selected and current international players in Europe retained.