As people who know me might very well know, I am a massive Football Manager fan. Borders on obsession some times.
In the previous game, I took Renate, a small Italian team near Brescia in northern Italy, from Serie C2A to Champions League success with my crowning achievement being the treble of Champions League, Copa Italia and Serie A not once but twice.
With the release of Football Manager 12, I decided to choose a different nation to take a team from the bottom to the top. This time, I chose Basque club, Real Union. Based in the Basque region of spain, near Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao, Real Union was once a might club - about 80 years ago, winning four Copa del Reys and runners up once. Relegated from La Liga in 1932, they slowly dropped lower and lower over the following decades before slowly working their way back up, including a 1 year spell in Segunda Division in 2009/10.
My goal is simple: take this team to Champions League success and win as much as possible en route.
Season has started off quite well, undefeated through 13 games in the league, with 12 wins and a draw and only having allowed 4 goals. What is really impressive, however, is our mighty performance in the Copa del Rey, where we just beat La Liga squad Villarreal 1-0 at Villarreal.
With a solid back line with 3 or 4 young guys interchanging as my CB pairing and two solid wing-backs, Britt up front as my leading goal scorer being fed by my wingers through a mighty counter attack, I feel promotion is something I can easily guarantee come midseason.
- formulaeen posted this