New episode: Ep 17: 3 season summary 2029-31
Back from vacation and it was time for another post!
The 10 year anniversary post taught me two things. It seems to be awfully tough to create a player of the same caliber as Pelé or even Neymar on FM20. Therefore I need to speed things up.
To give myself a chance to complete this challenge I’m playing a lot faster and I’ve decided to only release a new blog post every three seasons. It’s not fun for neither you nor me to write/read basically the same story every season. We win most of the trophies. The youth intake is underwhelming. We sign a couple of youngsters. We’re not really close to getting a player to 90 Ginga Rating. Repeat. No, that’s not the way I wanna go about this. These episodes will be fairly short, but of course I’ll look more in-depth if anything extraordinary or really interesting happens. So, I've written a 3 season review post:
2029 - A historical quintuple
This year gave us the worst youth intake we've ever had. The single player we kept, a guy nicknamed "Karate" isn't even good enough to show you here.
The team won everything worth winning in a historical quintuple!
One of the biggest reasons for this historical feat was Kaká, a player we had signed just a year earlier from Corinthians. He developed into the world's best player at the club, which of course didn't go unnoticed.
The unfortunate combination of a £43M release clause and him not wanting to sign a new contract saw him leave for Man City. He wasn't a part of the challenge to create the next Pelé since I signed him at a later age than 18, but I was still really sad to see him go.
You can read about 2030 and 2031 here.