I feel like my Cremonese save has stagnated somewhat in terms of how interesting the updates can possibly be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still immensely enjoying the save personally but I’ve always felt that with FM writing it’s the struggle, the problems, and the potential overcoming of such things that makes them gripping. I worry that a constant parade of; hey I won this, this, and this just isn’t a satisfying read for most people. Which is why I’ve been trying to improve my update style a little to compensate. However, I’m so far in with Cremonese – a save I really do enjoy – and FM 17 is now just 10 weeks away so I feel like starting anything new would be rather unfulfilling given that I derive so much of my satisfaction from long-term, youth development based saves.
The only solution I’ve come up with to this predicament is to look forward towards what I plan to do with FM17 and to try and avoid this situation with that iteration of the game. To that end, I’m currently generating more challenging save ideas to take into FM17 and I plan to rotate between two or three saves to try and keep things interesting. It’s early days but so far I’m looking at a long-term purely academy based save idea where the aim will be to solely rely on a team’s youth academy for players, possibly with Auxerre. I would also like a talent production/finishing school save in a smaller league, such as Norway/Iceland, or even Argentina where selling players is a necessity as it has been too easy to hold onto players in the English, Italian, and German leagues over the past few FM’s. I may also take on a more quintessentially me like save looking to bring a team from the lower leagues to Champions League glory but in a smaller nation that I usually tend to. Perhaps some form of Journeyman save could work, though I do struggle with jumping from club to club.
Anyway apologies for the early morning ramble but if anyone has any feedback then I’d appreciate it.