#FM15: To The Top! 4.7 – End

Welcome back to the blog, people. It’s time for what may possibly be the last regular update to the To The Top! series for the foreseeable future.

Truth be told, I’m burned up of it. I was enjoying the challenge of the save at first and I’m still curious how St. Ives Town will fare in the coming years with an announcement of administration looming ever closer as days tick on, but this series in its current format isn’t really working out for me.

I really enjoyed the creative writing for the first couple seasons, and I enjoyed the last month and a half or so of super productive blogging, but it’s too much of a strain to play the game and have such regularly scheduled posts, and I’ll get into this after the cut before moving on to what games I’ve played since the previous update.

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#FM15: To the Top! 4.6 – Long-term Injuries

Ladies and gents, we’re now into and out of the transfer window, and we’ve got another half-dozen matches to cover and get out of the way before pressing on towards the end of the season. Unfortunately, despite my best intentions coming into the transfer window we made no business. The players that I liked were there, but the deals weren’t, and as I’ve said in the previous posts, we need to be pinching pennies and running a tight ship.

As much as I’d like an improved squad for the second half of the season, I am not willing to take on more expenses before the end of the season if the demands are unreasonably high.Let’s just cover our matches, shall we?

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#FM15: To The Top! 4.4 -The Higher Tempo Way

Welcome back to the blog and the To The Top! series. As you’ll recall from the previous post we departed AFC Bolnore and decided to take over Saint Ives Town FC in the Regional First divisions above the Counties Leagues.

I said in the last update that the team was in an absolute mess and I wanted to set up some goals for the next while in charge of the team and see if we can un-FUBAR this place a bit.

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#FM15: To The Top! 4.3 – The Saints

It’s time for a new blog post to provide an update on the status of my AFC Bolnore save. And, here’s the big news: I’ve made up my mind to depart from AFC Bolnore and advance my career forward without them.

As I said in the last update, I was feeling a burnout with AFC Bolnore, because I didn’t have any short-term challenges to work towards in the decade I’ll have to spend in amateur leagues, and floated the concept of leaving the club and changing the format of this save from taking AFC Bolnore to the top to just advancing my personal career towards the top from the local reputation I had at the start.

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#FM15: To The Top! 4.1 – A Solid Start

Welcome back to the blog, ladies and gentlemen. It’s the first blog post of 2017. Happy New Year. Hopefully it won’t be so crappy as last year, with the deaths of Bowie, Prince, Nancy Reagan, Mohammed Ali, Alan Rickman, Brexit, POTUS, I need to stop, before I depress myself.

Anyway, it’s time for season four! Last season we won Division Nine, and we’ve gotten started on the Division Eight season. Let’s get to the new changes that have gone on behind the scenes and recap the start of the season.

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