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BSC Old Boys' Elderly Care Center Greetings! I have been silently lurking on these forums for many years now, and I particularly enjoyed reading numerous career updates, which have kept me away from playing... until now. Since I have given up on my self-imposed exile from the game, might as well share my progress here. This save is one I have tried many times before - often with crushing failure. Let's see if I can fare better this time around. The Challenge Only players that are 31 years old or older can play. This means no youth academy products, nor current players in the squad that are younger than the age limit. The rule applies to competitive games, thus friendlies are open to trials of younger players. I can sign any player, even if younger than 31 - they'll simply have to wait. The challenge adds financial difficulties since it will not be possible to nurture talent and make a profit - development will be solely linked to results on the pitch. Credits to @Braumiller and his Dad's Army FM14 Challenge for being the inspiration behind this save. The Club It seemed fitting to take on this challenge with Basler Sportclub Old Boys, not only due to the name but also for having the old versus young heads-up against Young Boys Bern. The club is rather unknown in Switzerland. Eren Derdiyok and Breel Embolo have played in Old Boys' youth teams in the past, and I'll try to bring the former back one day (the latter is not in-game). The Save I am playing this with FM13, with only the first two divisions in Switzerland loaded. That is all my poor old laptop can handle I'm afraid. I went on holiday for a season, waiting for Old Boys to come up into the Swiss second division, Challenge League. The manager will be the 34 years old Swiss-American, semi-professional former player Stefan Heppke. As an avid follower of the MLS, I'll use my knowledge to bring some of the players to Switzerland. What are the expectations? Narrow tactics and emphasis on short passes to keep possession and preserve bodies, but ultimately see playing staff outpaced and suffering numerous injuries; Continuous transfer season all year long in a hurry to improve the squad, with a few familiar faces along the way; A need to get promoted to the Super League asap, and thus leaving the financial pitfall that is the second division; Many years of survival and mediocrity, with the hope of one day reaching some sort of glory.