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The reason for the title will be explained shortly but perhaps not ideal to start with it, it'll come a bit later in this post. I've always wanted to have a career starting with a lower league side and seeing where it took me but never really had the time. I usually play with Cardiff and, as I'm not the quickest of players, I've not had too many other clubs. In my Cardiff save in FM20, I've had fun competing in the EPL and finishing top four but there's still much of a muchness about it, you know? So I've been on the search for somethign new and that's when I stumbled across Work The Space and his magnificent non-league adventure. You can find it here below, and there are 100+ videos in the series and still counting so it's not a quick viewing but well worth it. Last week I d/l the Tier 10 database in the description and decided, with the current situation in the World, I'd finally have time to really get stuck in. I'd just complete my 4th season with Cardiff first. A really good season, finishing 3rd and winning both the FA and League Cups so it was time to put that to one side and give this a go. New save = new avatar and who doesn't want to be like Jurgen Klopp, right? 😏 Having not really done something like this before, I followed Jack's advice in the first video with regards to leagues selected; just England and also Bulgaria for that early season start date. I'd be unemployed and then check which tier 10 teams were unmanaged (there are 100s!), whittle it down to a few and then send off my applications. But who to go for? Should I choose a team I had heard of or had a bit of history? One with a funny name? A club with better than most facilities or a kit I liked? Some money to spend or a bit extra in the wage budget? A nice, big stadium perhaps? So many choices but in the end it didn't matter because, about two thirds down the list, one club stood out from the rest and as soon as I saw they were unmanaged, it had to be them. Welcome one and all to Dronfield Town FC. Why Dronfield, I hear you ask? Do they have a fantastic stadium? No, it holds a paltry 500. A healthy bank balance? Erm, not exactly unless you consider £168 to be a lot. Fantastic facilities then? Nope, just half a star for each. No snazzy kit either, black and red stripes. Only formed in 1998 so no history there. Star players? LOL! An excess in the wage budget to spend spend spend? We have a wage budget of £92/wk and are already spending almost twice that. Eek! The reason I chose Dronfield is a lot more personal than that. It's where my mum grew up and sadly she passed away on Saturday aged 82. She'd been living in a home in London after suffering a stroke 7yrs ago. Long story short, she developed a chest infection on Wednesday and never recovered. As it's possibly COVID-19 related, my brother and I haven't been allowed to travel to visit and we don't even know what's going to happen with the funeral. Giving this thread the 'Bringing Her Home' title I guess is more metaphorically as there's no way we will be allowed to physically bring mum home to Dronfield. Bring it home does have its place in a sporting context so I felt it was apt for this. Anyway, moving on... Application sent and awaiting an interview. In the meantime, here is some more info about the club and the area... The club has a history of going bust but thankfully those days seem to be well behind them, with a number of promotions some 15-20 years ago before seemingly settling in the division I find the club currently in, North Counties East League, Div 1. As you can see from the real life table, Dronfield are struggling a little bit and will probably be a little relieved that this season has been declared null and void. Expectations are somewhat replicated in FM20 with a media prediction of 15th place. Looking at that, it seems quite tight. North Ferriby are clear favourites for promotion but then there's a pretty even spread all the way down to 14th where Hallam are only 12/1 to go up. At 35/1, we certainly aren't out of the promotion race and it helps that two teams gain promotion from our division so I fancy our chances. First of all, though, I need to find a way of sorting our wage budget out. Hmm, I'm getting ahead of myself here, not even got the job yet. This could be a very short thread 😲😁
Ballybogey are a team lingering way down in the 10th tier of Northern Ireland, this will be me seeing how far I can take them before FM20, not youth only but the DoF or Chairman or Assistant Manager will be making signings. Leagues loaded: I'm wanting to do this to see if by time I get Ballybogey up into Europe we'll be facing some different and interesting teams in European competition.
Inspired by various dutch threads floating around this year, by users such as MarcxD or Makoto Nakamura I decided to also take a (very small) dutch club, but why Kloosterburen you may ask? Well they play in the 10th tier, which is also the lowest in the dutch football pyramid, they have no money, they are amateur, they don't have any facilities, their junior coaching and youth recriutment are very, very limited, they don't have a stadium, they don't have a (english) wikipedia page, and they also have generic kits, colours and my favourite generic logo, which just looks great in blue, white and black As for the manager I made myself Kiribatian as I hope to be able to produce a good Kiribatian regen someday (not that it's going to happen though ). Let's do this!