FM17 | Reading FC | part XXXIV | Legends retired

If you follow my FM17 journey with Reading FC you know I decided to stick with many players from the original squad. Two of them are defender Jordan Obita and striker Dominic Samuel.

I reached the year of 2029 and I knew just before the end of this season it will be sad summer. These two players decided to retire from professional football at the age of 35.

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Fredensborg – Where my flats possibly going up for sale!

FC Kobenhavn, our illustrious neighbours were as usual running away with the Superliga. The Danish giants dominate the league year after year so getting anything from our next game would take a monumental effort.  On top of that my relationship with Kobenhavn manager Stalle Solbakken was less than amicable.

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FM17 | Reading FC | part XXIII | Trophies, Trophies Everywhere!

Hello everyone, welcome back to the virtual world of Reading FC. If you read the previous parts of my Football Manager 2017 save with this English club you know I won the Champions League for the fifth time in a row in the 11th season. 

I also wrote about the development of players from the original squad as some of them reached their thirties.

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Fredensborg – Where Superliga football aint so bad!

Funny how things work out. In my first week at Frednesborg I made an impassioned plea to our local neighbours FC Kobenhavn, I asked them to help us out and become our parent club. A link with the biggest club in Danish football would have been a huge boost. A snobby Stale Solbakken told me that a club like ours would never be good enough to send their players on loan to, so when the fixture computer picked them out as our first opponents it brought a little smile to my face.

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Fredensborg – Where football isn’t played anymore…

In a Rut – In a settled or established habit or course of action, especially a boring one.

That’s us, a winless run, a team desperate for goals with the inability to defend. How has it ended up being like this, we were so good early in the season and beat all-comers.

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Fredensborg – Where people are starting to watch football.

New season, New Division, Same problems.

After the success of last season I really needed to keep that positive feeling in the team so on the whole I wanted to retain the vast majority of the squad. The majority of teams promoted out of Division 2 ended up back there 12 months later, we would try and be the exception to the rule.

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