#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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#FM15: To The Top! 3.4 – Chasing a Third Title

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the last post of 2016. Hopefully this next year will be an even better year than 2016! To wrap up the year for TMOD blog posts, we’re going to go over the rest of the Division Nine season with AFC Bolnore.

We last left off in a bit of a rocky patch on the last day of December 2016. Our performances were wins for the most part, but injuries at poor times coupled with sub-par performances during those wins and several losses had let me down a bit. I don’t expect my team to win every single match and have numerous consecutive invincible seasons, which seems extraordinarily unreasonable, but I do have a winner’s mentality, and I have a really high expectation for my team. Now, let’s get to business… Did we meet those expectations?

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#FootballMogul2012: 1.2 – The Team

Welcome back to the blog, ladies and gentlemen. On Tuesday I shared the introduction to a game series I had discovered called “Football Mogul” where I took over as the general manager of the New England Patriots in their 2001 season.

We ran out of time before we could cover the roster and other team details, so this post will get into that in some more detail and show off the game interface before we get into the actual playing of games.

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#FM15: To The Top! 3.3 -Disappointment

You ever have one of those sessions where you want to chuck your laptop across the room knowing you can’t replace it? Well, the end of 2016 has been giving me that feeling. In fact, this gif of Klopp throwing a bottle at the ground is summing up my mood perfectly.

We’re sitting second and consistently challenging for the title, but as my old man used to say, second place is the first loser, and even if it’s an automatic promotion, I still don’t want to accept second best if I’m capable of challenging for first.

Let’s quit moaning and get to covering the results.

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#FootballMogul2012: 1.1 -Introduction

I have to write out “Football Mogul” because it would be way too confusing on a Football Manager blog to abbreviate that to “FM”. Wouldn’t want to accidentally deceive someone!

This is a bit of a different blog idea. I found a game developer called Sports Mogul Inc. who make baseball and American football games where you’re basically the general manager of a Major League Baseball or National Football League team. It’s not as in-depth as Football Manager or Out of the Park Baseball, which is basically an in-depth baseball equivalent to FM, but it is something different to do.

I’ve not outright said it, I don’t think, but it’s not a secret anyway that I’m an American. I love association football and watch the hell out of it, but baseball and American football are our true national sports and pastimes. I know I’m a competent soccer manager, but can I be a successful general manager/head coach of a National Football League team as well?

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