After my last career with Fabian Müller came to an end, I have decided to move on to something totally different. It's a youth challenge, largely inspired by hrbfc and Makoto Nakamura, although I'm doing it in England. Firstly because I like the idea of a long struggle up the leagues, and secondly because I always sucked in my feeble attempts at dafuge's challenge and I want to finally rectify the situation.
This career will be played as Maurizio Orlandini, an Italian with a blistering strike rate in my old Roma team. Most of the time though he was 'doing a Hargreaves', so I figured the touchline would probably suit him down to the ground.
Why Dorchester? Three reasons really. They're an old club, established in 1880, they own their own youth setup, and they're pretty rubbish.
Thankfully the BSS has 22 teams, meaning that the media prediction of 18th places us outside the relegation spots. Top stuff.
Sadly we don't own the ground, but 5,000 capacity is reasonable for this level, and £1 rent per year shouldn't be too arduous.
The board offered a wide range of choices to me.
Given such a wide variety, I went with the least ambitious option.
As for the calibre of the team, here are my three stars... a taster, if you will.
Ashley Nicholls - The central midfielder is a fine passer of the ball, and I suppose his mentals aren't bad.
Kyle Critchell - A great header of the ball, and also decent at marking and tackling. Naturally, with such horrific pace and crossing he'd be a useless full-ba... no, wait, he is a full-back.
Sebastian Broomfield - With fine natural fitness, this guy will keep on... oh, sod it. I'm fed up of coming up with nice things to say. If this guy is my 3rd best player, a striker with finishing of 6 and acceleration and pace of 8 and 9 respectively, things aren't looking good.
I hope next year's youth prospects are impressive.
Slow and agonising failure.