FM21-World Super League
Ipswich Tractoring To Success
Hello boys, girls and everything in between. It’s me Bad jokes back at ya once again with another blog.
Today we’re finally getting started with my main save for FM21. It’s going to be something a little bit different. I’m going to attempt to take Ipswich Town, from level twenty of the brand new FM21-World Super League to the top and hopefully beating the likes of Barcelona, Juventus, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
The Fall of The Domestic Game
After twenty years of rumours the much debated and discussed World Super League has come to Fruition. Following the bribery scandal that has plagued Fifa for the last few years and the financial crisis that has hit many lower league clubs around the world. The major footballing clubs have finally got their way and have forced Fifa to set up a new world league. This new league has twenty levels and has teams such as Blackpool,Ipswich,Cork City,Spal and Frontale competing in the bottom tier and goes all the way up to the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool,PSG, Borussia Dortmund,Porto and others all competing to be named the official best team in the world.
New Man Driving The Tractor
Following the announcement of the new world league, Ipswich was the first club to change managers. They have appointed forty-year-old ex semi-pro footballer Badjokes Gaming (We’ve looked at his birth certificate and that’s what it actually says). It’s a surprising move as he replaces the vastly experienced Paul Lambert. Despite only having a Continental A Licence and having no previous managerial experience.
To add to the challenge, we have heard rumours that there isn’t any transfer or wage budget available to be spent. Gaming has only nineteen days to prepare before the season starts. Ipswich kick off with a home game against the Mexican side Querétaro F.C. One week later the Tractor Boys have their first away game in the new era as they travel to the Congo to play Tout Puissant Mazembe.
UEFA FM Base Divison
We start our journey in the World Super League in the UEFA FM Base Divison. The twentieth and bottom tier of the new set up. Despite being the bottom tier, there are still some pretty well-known teams down at this level with the two Maccabi clubs joining Coventry, Portsmouth Kaiserslautern and ourselves in this league.
The media prediction has the Brazilians Ceará Sporting Club as the favourites to win the league. The Italian side SPAL are second-favourites to win the trophy. Disappointingly we are predicted to finish eighteenth which shows the challenge we have ahead of ourselves.
So with no transfer coming in or out of the club. This is the squad that we will be working with until January at least. Flynn Downes the twenty-one-year-old central midfielder, looks to be our best player. We’re going to be looking to build the side around him for this season and hopefully the next few years. Another youngster Luke Woolfenden looks very talented at centre back at six foot three with fourteen heading and thirteen jumping reach he could be a good option at both ends of the pitch.
Before the season begins, let’s look at how our squad compares with the rest of the league. Starting with the goalkeepers who are rated the best in the league for kicking and aerial reach. That’s as good it gets for our keepers. As we are ranked nineteenth for reflexes and seventeenth for command of the area. We are slightly below average for the other stats, which is a worry because if the league predictions prove correct we could be relying on our keepers a lot this season.
Now moving on to our defenders, we actually have some hope here as we compare favourably to the rest of the league for most attributes. We have the best heading in the division and are rated highly on strength and jumping reach. We’re also above average for tackling, marking and positioning. All that is good, but our pace and acceleration are the lowest in the league. So that means we will have to use a low defensive line this season as we won’t be able to deal with quick strikers getting behind our defence.
As good as our defence look, our midfield does not match up. In fact, when we compare to the rest of the FM21-World Super League, they are very average. We are rated mid-table in all the categories, apart from stamina for which we are ranked towards the bottom end of the league. That is a major concern as we are going to have a minimum of forty games this year. Our best attributes are technicals, teamwork and passing, so combining that with our lack of stamina means that we are going to utilise a low intensity but very pass-heavy strategy this season.
Our defence is good, our midfield is average and just to continue the downward trend our strikers are very poor, with no real stand out attributes. In fact, to drive home that point we are ranked highest in off the ball with an eleven point eight rating. Our finishing is only eleven-point Six with our heading being a very disappointing nine-point four, our anticipation is the worst in the league so answers on a postcard please for where will be getting goals from this season.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post. As ever if you have any comments, please leave them down below or let me know on Twitter. I’d love some predictions for where we are going to finish this season in the FM21-World Super League
. My next post will be a special one-off post. I’ll be managing Qatar in the brand new FIFA Arab cup, using Dodgee Gamer’s International tournament pack. I’ll be back with the next post in this save in around a week depending on how long it takes me to play through this first season. I hope you are looking forward to keeping up with this save. Also, I’ve now released a few episodes of the FM Writers Podcast, if you’re interested in listening to that or being a guest on the podcast please follow the FMwritersPod Twitter account for all the info. Thanks for reading I’ll see you next time