A voyage into the unknown…

Whenever I fire up a Football Manager save, I almost always go for something I know. Something familiar. Something secure.
As we sit here, FM21 has been fully released for just over a month and I’m hugely into my main save with Hemel Hempstead (over on twitch – check it out!)

I’ve wanted to start a secondary save for a couple of years on FM, but never found the time. Always worried I’d neglect one over the other, or end up completely confused with whats going on where.
FM21 has forced my hand to dive into a secondary save. I’ve gone small time to start with and opening up this save…

The Pentagon Challenge!

AFTC Launched

Welcome to All For The Club (AFTC) – a new collaborative space opened by scootR for like-minded Football Manager creators who wish to write about their saves. We’re very happy you’ve found us!

We think there is nothing better than sharing your experience in Football Manager and are passionate about trying out new ideas or exploring the history of the sport as we play. We’re very excited to confirm we have two additional bloggers joining us today – Kube and MisterTomox!

We’re looking forward to bringing you our stories. Feel free to let us know what think in the comments!

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The Perfect Start – Arutanga SC

As the club begins it’s journey, Henry Romeo looked to his nation of Montserrat for players to lead the club early and for inspiration from his brother who was turning Ideal SC into a top club in the country. Reaching out to a popular name in the United States for any advice with building a foundation at a club, Jimmy Conrad gave plenty of advice to young Henry Romeo and out of passion for the beautiful game he guaranteed he would be the assistant coach for Arutanga Sports Club at least until 2022 as the foundation was built.

Welcome to the Cook Islands – Arutanga SC

With Football Manager 2021 out, and working hard on getting the databases all sorted and ready for this particular save that I have been overjoyed to start. I figured I wanted to accompany my main save this year with a blog following the story I will surely be telling.

I always have tons of ideas when it comes to obscure saves in Football Manager, last year starting in Montserrat with Manager Oliver Romeo and making it all the way to 2044 as the manager of PSG, it was a journey I wish I did a blog along with, so many characters, players and non that made the save so fun and memorable (There may be a blog on this down the line). Looking for a similar journey here, but with more initial focus!

FM21 – Rossoblù Rise

If you’ve played Football Manager, than you know that a lot of thinking can go into choosing a new save. We make a mental note for every save idea we come across. We see them everywhere, in the football matches we watch, in the stories we hear and the history we learn. It can be overwhelming at times – wanting to be able to weave all the stories we can envision. We ultimately know we have to choose just a few ideas to chase.

This year I wanted to spend more time choosing a save than I did for FM20. I desired a save that had meaning and history within football, but also was a club that I connected to personally. This can often be hard when you live in Canada and the clubs are all over the world but in this case I was lucky enough to have travelled with my wife in 2016 to Italy and discovered a city that we still talk about every week.

A Confusing Horror Show; Weymouth 2036-37

“Nobody is exempt from the trials of life, but everyone can always find something positive in everything even in the worst of times.”

Roy T. Bennett

The 2036 – 2037 season for Weymouth FC certainly did not go as expected. In fact, it went about as bad as it possibly could, which was a bit shocking if I’m being honest. If you’ve read the last blog post you already know that we had finished in the top 6, qualified for Champion’s League and strengthened the squad in preparation for the new season. So what happened?

Welcome to Weymouth FC in 2036

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

I was trying to think of a great way to start my first Football Manager blog post, and after a bit of pondering I think this quote is the perfect start. For those who aren’t familiar with my Football Manager obsession, it began in November 2018 and has ignited a passion for the game, and the sport itself. I was always a big fan of football but with the creation of the Canadian Premier League‘s Valour FC and this new game, I was absolutely hooked. Since I first picked up the game I have consumed as much football as I can, in person, on TV and in Football Manager. (I’m actually a season ticket holder for the Valour now.)