SCENE: Meeting room of Newton Heath FC board, Bank Street, Clayton, 12th July 1976, 2:40 pm. It is a baking hot day in the middle of a heatwave. A small table fan sits at one end of a wide teak table littered with pages of fluttering documents. Despite two open sash windows its weak efforts to … Continue reading Heathens global #2: The plans begin ..
So here it is dear followers, the announcement of my football manager 2019 save where the Heathens begin their first tentative steps towards global domination, with a network of affiliated clubs around the world as per some of the modern football franchise models such as those created by Red Bull and Manchester City. This of […]
So we've reached that silly save season time again when most of us in the FM community go rogue having either completed or lost interest in our main save(s). So not wanting to be left out, ladies and gentlemen I present to you a tasty little Ron Atkinson Welsh seaside aside save, that I have … Continue reading The Rondudno way #1: It’s you Ron, Ron, it’s you Ron, Ron..
What a season, what a run-in, what a great little save that at times had my heart threatening to jump out of my body. Yes, I am happy to tell you dear followers that we managed to do it; to leave Ronaldo's (and Dybala's et al) Juventus floundering in our wake as we stormed on … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #4: finale!
The Sacking of Roma It was all going so well as we returned to the shadow of Vesuvius that evening after beating Roma 2-1 at their awesome Stadio Olimpico, with their anthem of 'Roma Roma Roma' still ringing in our ears. But it was the silencing of it that we remembered most, when our giant of … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #3: a cruel mistress
"To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships" - Cristiano Ronaldo “First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.” - Zlatan Ibrahimovic "I have no idea when I'll be fit." - Arjen Robben Hello … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #2: Three Kings and a dodgy Greek pizza
"Napoli get their nickname 'Il Partenopei' from the siren Parthenope, who tried to enchant Odysseus from his ship to Capri. In the story, Odysseus had his men tie him to the ship's mast so he was able to resist the song of the siren. Consequently, Parthenope, unable to live with the rejection of her love, … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #1: il Partenopei chiama (The Parthenope calls)