#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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#FM15: To The Top! 3.2 – Finding Momentum

Merry Christmas, or whatever your religious holiday is for this time of year. I hope you had a good one! I did. Or, at least I hope I did, because if I’m being honest, I’ve played so much Football Manager that with my updates scheduled the way they are and with my doing shorter updates instead of long season-wide updates, I actually wrote this two weeks ago!

It seems like all of the good matches are saved for Boxing Day, and we’ve got some great ones to share today, so let’s get to it, shall we?

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#FM15: To The Top! 3.1 – A Rocky Start

It’s time for the next update to our AFC Bolnore save. Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re now in season three and Mid-Sussex Football League Division Nine following two consecutive title wins from Division Eleven and an undefeated league season last year. It will take 23 promotions from the bottom to make it to the English Premier League, which is of course our goal, and two are down!

We’re riding on a high, needless to say, club morale at an all time high, with the board, the fans, and the players ecstatic at our quick rise through the leagues since I took over. Can we keep the momentum going as we look to settle ourselves into this new league?

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#FM15: To The Top! 2.5 – Invincible Bolnore!

Welcome back, it’s time to wrap up season two in charge of AFC Bolnore in what will certainly be a long post, because there’s quite a lot to cover. As you will gather from the title, “Invincible Bolnore!“, we’ve finished the league unbeaten! Our team always had the gap in quality from being able to secure so many Mid-Sussex D1 players for the team, but it’s nice to see it on paper that we finished unbeaten, especially considering some of the results that could have easily ended up different.

As you’ll recall, we were in a battle to win the Tester Challenge Cup, win the league, and survive a board takeover in the last part. Let’s get to work.

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#FM15: To The Top! 2.4 – Board Takeover?

Remember in part one of this season when I said that Tony was willing to listen to offers for the club? Well, it’s time now, and a local businessman is negotiating with him for ownership of the club.

Before we get to that, however, we’ve got a couple of months and a handful of matches to cover, so let’s get down to business, since this will probably be a decent length post even without a few paragraphs of creative writing thrown in.

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