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Welcome to Paris,the City of love and home of a lot of dodgy puns. We're heading into the suburb town of Vaucresson,to play as a team who are more known for their Rugby Union then they are football and a team who are that far down that I didn't even know they existed! Welcome to the Chronicles of Stade Français! Stade Français Football is a French association football team based in Paris and playing in suburb town of Vaucresson. Stade Français experienced its heyday during the post-war period with a semi-final of the Coupe de France in 1949 under the name Stade Français-Red Star and were Ligue 2 Champions in 1952. The club actually played in Europe with two participations in the Cup of Fair Cities in the 1960s (1964/65, 1965/66). You said they were far down the leagues,just how far down are they and what do you plan to do? They are in the 13th tier of French Football and my plan is to (hopefully) bring Stade Français all the way to the top of the footballing world,the catch is that I will be doing it as a youth only save which means I will be relying on the players to come through my academy. I'm not expecting anything for a long time but at least I will be well fed as the food in Paris is brie-ond belief!
I decided to start a career with my soulmate, Dinamo Bucharest. I will continue my career with The Journey and I will play in this career as well. Dinamo Bucharest is a traditional Romanian club founded on May 14, 1948 in League 1, where it has remained until now (unfortunately, this year they can be demoted or not licensed, ie they must raise 180 million euros by April 30). , but I think they will be raised because of the fans who started donating money to get the license). The stadium has 15,000 seats. Dinamo Bucharest is the second most titled club in Romania, with a UCL semifinal, in 1984, when it was eliminated by Liverpool. Dinamo had the best academy in Romania until 2009. Although it now has a good academy, it was overthrown by Viitorul Constanța. Dinamo also had a semi-final of the European Winners' Cup in 1990 immediately after the fall of the communist regime in Romania and many of the players went abroad. The biggest rival is Steaua Bucharest (now divided in two, a team from the first league, FCSB and a team from the fourth league, CSA Steaua). Besides Steaua, Dinamo also has rivalries with U Craiova (divided into two, a team in the third league and the one I consider to be the real team, FCU Craiova and a team from the first league, CSU Craiova, which has the support of the mayor's office local), with Rapid Bucharest (more of a local rival), with CFR Cluj (but this is due to the friendship of Dinamo fans with the eternal rival of CFR Clujj), with Sepsi OSK (which is more of an ethnic rivalry, because the club was founded by a Hungarian and is largely supported by Hungarians and Romanians do not support Hungarians and vice versa), with Csikszereda (same story as at Sepsi OSK, only this team is financially supported by the Hungarian government), with Politehnica Timișoara (It was also divided into two teams, ACS Poli Timișoara, which was transformed from an ACS Recaș team into ACS Poli Timișoara and ASU Politehnica Timișoara, which is supported by the fansthis rivalry from the 70s or 80s, when in one season Dinamo won all the matches and Politehnica Timișoara not even a match, and Dinamo lost to the team from Timișoara with the score of 2 -1, and this rivalry started to grow when Politehnica Timișoara fans became friends with Rapid fans). Other less important rivalries are with Progresul București and Sportul Studentesc, which are only local rivals. and Dinamo lost to the team from Timișoara with the score of 2-1, and this rivalry started to grow when the fans of Politehnica Timișoara became friends with the fans of Rapid). Other less important rivalries are with Progresul București and Sportul Studentesc, which are only local rivals. and Dinamo lost to the team from Timișoara with the score of 2-1, and this rivalry started to grow when the fans of Politehnica Timișoara became friends with the fans of Rapid). Other less important rivalries are with Progresul București and Sportul Studentesc, which are only local rivals. Like Steaua București, Dinamo is divided in two. A team from the first league that is the real Dinamo and with which I will make my career and a team from the fourth league called CS FC Dinamo founded by a former owner in 2015. Dinamo has 18 titles in the first league championships, 13 Romanian Cups, a League Cup (canceled immediately after Dinamo won the cup) and two Romanian Super Cups.
I've decided to start up a youth development save at the lowest level of the Romanian pyramid that I could find, the 7th Division. I am using the Romanian database from the Realistic Leagues in the Steam Workshop. I have set up a medium, custom database that includes national team players, players on teams in continental competitions, and from teams in top leagues. My aim(barring a firing) is to take a club from the Romanian 7th Division to the top tier and onto European Champions using youth and academy players only. In my research of the Romanian football pyramid(thank you, Wikipedia!), I've found that there are 7 divisions of football within Romania. Obviously the top three are the national leagues, with the bottom four being county leagues. Per Wikipedia: As an aside, the Romanian Cup representation is so interesting! Each county holds a knockout tournament to determine their representative?!?!?!? How neat is that!?!?! I'v decided to start in the Mures County of Transylvania, as AS Szekelyber Bereni, the club representing the village of Bereni. The village is a part of commune consisting of Bereni and six other villages with a population of around 1,200 people, nearly 98% of which are Hungarian. Again, per Wikipedia: Also very interesting, the political representation is a majority "Democratic Alliance of Hungarians" - so, the Hungarian culture is everywhere within Mures County. Part of Mures County(Bereni included) sits within an area known as Szekely Land, which has it's own National football team, governed by CONIFA.
After a few years away I am making a return to writing about my football manager stories (quarantine will do that to you). Decided for this one I will go back to my hometown team of Stirling Albion. I've managed them a few times before and every save I race up through the leagues only to fall out of love with the save when I have to start relying on loanees from massive clubs or foreign wonderkids. This time I'm going to go a bit more local and only use youth players to build my way up through the leagues. Few fun facts about Stirling Albion: 1. We hold the record for the largest post war win in British Football (20-0 vs Selkirk in 1984) 2. We became the first fan owned club in Scotland in 2009 after a takeover by the Stirling Albion Fan Trust with members including Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo 3. We were founded in 1945 after the previous club in Stirling (Kings Park FC) had their stadium damaged by a German bomb during WW2 4. And finally we have one of the best stadium views out there Set-Up Like to see what's going on in other top leagues and have a fairly large database just for realism sake. Thrown in every Scottish player as well because there's usually some finds in the Scottish juniors (not that I'll need any) Club Info Bit of club info for you. Facilities are pretty average but hope to get the improved to a high level. Club Vision & Finances Seems like the board do have some ambition compared to others. Mean that results are going to be somewhat key with promotion required in the next 2 seasons and after that I would have to keep them in the league. Financially the club is pretty sound and hopefully I can use this money in the bank to get facilities upgrades and increase the youth spending. Squad These are all the players I have to work with this season (first team + reserves). Our youth team is pretty non-existent and is full of grey players. Gave YP nicknames to the 3 players that came to the club through the youth system. There is a decent amount of potential in the players here so looking forward to getting to work Key Players Gutted that Hughes is only a loan player but hope to get as much out of him. Mackin and Bikey will hopefully bang in the goals this season. Prospect(s) Kyle Banner is by far our best youth prospect with that 5+ stars potential ability however that only puts him as a League 1 standard player. Some decent attributes for a centre half. That brings an end to the Intro to my challenge. Will give an update once I clear preseason. Any questions, tips etc feel free to post them. Would be much appreciated thanks!