- Apr 7, 2009
LIFE AFTER ADURIZ - ATHLETIC BILBAO
Right here we go. I have had 2 bites at the cherry with Bilbao this year but havent quite done a long save with them for reasons out with my control and possibly in my control lol. With my joint save with Stonecold that kind of killed my Newcastle save so after pondering who to go next I felt I was cheating myself by not doing a proper long term save with my favourite FM team Athletic.
It will be even tougher this time round though as of course the veteran striker, Aritz Aduriz, has retired and as I am using an up-to-date database I am without his services! Not good. I will not be him as manager though. I couldnt be manager of Athletic and not be the god that is Aitor Herrera.
Most of you will know that when managing Athletic I can only sign players of Basque nationality or Spanish players 16 years and younger so it really is a save that rewards top quality youth development or the ability to poach other teams prospects.
The aim of the save is naturally to become not only the most successful team in Spain but also in Europe. There are side goals too. I would like my B team to continually win the 2nd tier in Spain while becoming national team manager is also an aim.
Founded - 1898
Nickname - Los Leones (The Lions)
Stadium - San Mames
Capacity - 53,289
- La Liga (8): 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1942–43, 1955–56, 1982–83, 1983–84
- Copa del Rey (23): 1903, 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1944–45, 1949–50, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969, 1972–73, 1983–84
- Supercopa de España: 1984, 2015
- Copa Eva Duarte: 1950