- Nov 11, 2014
I was a little reluctant to start writing a new save as I've been rather busy lately and struggled to get into a save in FM21 since my early Wrexham one. However, having slowly been slugging away at a new career I thought I'd share my last attempt at actually winning some top tier silverware in this year's edition.
So I will be replicating my usual one nationality saves, but returning to my roots and giving it a crack back in England. I did do this at the end of last year but actually found it a little easy starting with my Leicester side (https://fm-base.co.uk/threads/leicester-city-foxes-become-lions.163650/), so have decided to give it a crack with Bristol City instead.
Having just moved to Bristol recently I thought they'd be a good team to start this challenge with, and they actually had a really good core squad of English players to make the transition easier. Now I have actually already played 18 months into this save already so I shall quickly do a quick recap of the current situation.
We managed to secure promotion to the Premiership in our first season, having battled our way through the playoffs. Had Norwich not picked up an early red, they probably would have beaten us, but luck was on our side that day and we manage make it to the promised land after a good season whereby I bought in no new players.
We are now at the 1st January 2022 and struggling to keep our heads above water in the Premier League having not won a game in our past 11 fixtures. I anticipated a relegation scrap this season and avoiding relegation is our only real objective this season, whilst establishing a core side of English players.
Here is an overview of our current squad after a rather busy transfer window last summer following our Premier League cash injection. We now only have 5 non-English players in the Senior squad of which Kalas is the only first team regular.
Tyrese Campbell was our big summer signing for a record £18.5 Million. Following Stoke's relegation to League One they had to lower their asking price and I decided to splash the cash on the U21 international. He is already proving to be invaluable for us this season with 8 goals in 17 league appearances and will be key to our survival challenge.
Tom Holmes was transfer listed for just £3 Million by Reading and a transfer fee I happily paid. He is already one of our best players and at just 21 years old has plenty of time to develop further and will hopefully have a big future ahead of him with Bristol City.
Jake Cooper was another powerful centre-back I brought in over the summer. He wanted to leave Millwall and was listed for just £3.9Million and another bargain in my eyes. I'm a big fan of trying to get the most out of set-pieces and having a 6'7" centre-back with springs in his feet is the perfect player for me.
We still have some budget available to maybe bring in a new face, but I'm relatively content with our squad depth at the moment, so would only be signing a player if they will make a first team impact.
That was a very brief overview of the past 18 months of the save, but essentially the story starts now, as we try and keep ourselves in the Premier League.