The Start of Something New

Blog post #1

Hello and welcome to my Football Manager blog.

I’m an avid football fan that has played football manager style games since the days of Premier Manager (Premier Manager 98 being a personal favourite). Since then, there have been many iterations of Football Management Sims, all donning their unique take on the world of football management.

Football Manager developed by Sports Interactive has been one of the most popular series for over a decade now. A series that doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.

To me, Football Manager is all about the journey. The journey you take with your players. From humble beginnings to world champions. From a 16 year old wonderkid to¬† a FIFA Ballon d’Or winner and everything in between.

Over the years I’ve always followed other people’s journeys whether it be via YouTube from the likes of Second Yellow Card & DoctorBenjyFM, or through other blogs such as True Football Manager.

But now I thought it was high time I start to document my own journey through the Football Manager world. So this will hopefully be the first of many.

I aim to start a new FM17 save just before FM18 comes out so I can start to create a rhythm and style to my blogs. No doubt this will change over time, but I’ve got to start somewhere, and I didn’t want to start fiddling with a new blog right when the new iteration of Football Manager rolls out.

Since FM18 is due to release on 10th November, there is no time for a long-term save. With this in mind, I will be managing a big team within the Premier League that could provide an interesting short-term save.

Watch this space to see who I choose.

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