Muttley84 Posted December 29, 2020 Share Posted December 29, 2020 (edited) For sure, I am not the most inspired when selecting thread titles and I am not even going to be nominated to the Awards next year in that section. Albeit, I am not that good at football manager also, but I do love the game and between family and work I had to turn to the dark side and play for a couple of years FM Touch (Classic sounded much better). In the past edition I have lost motivation on doing "regular" careers and almost always searched for added challenges in playing. The latest on the list is the "regional challenge" - which means achieving success with only players produced in a certain region (smaller and bigger). Already tried this before (and failed mostly) but in FM21 I will give it another go, and try to achieve success by only using players from Lombardy (or produced by us at our club). Now, Lombardy is the richest, most populous and productive region of the country - so it should be a bit easier than previous attempts which took us in Calabria or Tuscany. Football clubs in Lombardy. Logo size indicates current level of the league they are in. From a football point of view (or "calcio" for the traditional ones) Lombardy is one of the most successful in Italy, historically fighting with neighboring Piedmont for the most trophies (I think it falls behind to second at national level but might be first in European cups brought to Italy), and hosting a large selection of football clubs (see above map). Given the small database I will be loading in Touch (to make the save smaller and allow me to cross-play between the work and home computers), I will be counting on those clubs to produce enough quality players for my advancement. I have yet to pick the club to be, although I am leaning a bit more on starting from the very bottom and building up. I will definitely not going to start in Serie A but to a bit more research to see if I get some interesting connections with any of the clubs. Just to make a quick recap of the available options: 1. Serie A - Here are the giant clubs of Inter and Milan, undeniably the 2nd and 3rd biggest in Italy and with so many trophies in their cabinet. There are going to be one hard nut to crack but in the same time should provide us with enough players in the first seasons, players which are not good enough for them but perfect for us. Atalanta Bergamo can also provide us some option given their present facilities and history of producing players. 2. Serie B - There are three teams here, but none of them sounds really attractive: a recently relegated Brescia but which would be a good shout to climbing back up, a struggling Cremonese which is so far from their glory days and the recently hot and up on the move Monza backed by that ambitious owner who we all know to well. 3. Serie C - No less than 8 clubs are here and from them I will probably select the one I will be playing with. Some historical clubs which been in Serie A before (like Como, Lecco or Pro Patria) and some with a lesser history to their books (Albinoleffe, Giana Erminio, Pergolettese, Pro Sesto, Renate). Below them, in Serie D and Eccellenza are also some interesting clubs (Mantova, Varese) but which are not available for us in the standard database. Now, any suggestions are welcomed as I start the struggle of constructing my excel file in which I analyze between the available clubs. Edited March 22, 2021 by Muttley84 2 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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