Pass the Parcel - Pentagon Challenge

wr1097

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I want to start a Pass the Parcel game a bit different from the others. A journeyman save would be a challenge because of the fact that the people playing would have to take a unanimous decision on the manager's career - whether he takes a top job, or starts from the bottom again or takes over his favourite club should he get the opportunity.

I already have one player willing to join, so I only need one more. There are a few conditions though:

1. We will start the save as a South African with Sunday league rep. Instead of starting unemployed, the manager will take over the team predicted to finish last in the National First Division (2nd division in South Africa). This is to save time and avoid having one player go unemployed through his six months.

2. The player should be able to complete his six months within a week. I would have set 2-3 days but this may not be possible due to the fact that we could be playing with a set of unknown players and we may need more time to assess our squad.

3. Any time you wish to apply for a job/are offered an interview, you must stop the save at the point where you want to apply/before you attend the interview and consult with the other 2 managers (via private message) on what you do next.

4. Updates on the save can be monthly, bimonthly or you can also do all six months at once - that is not a problem. It just has to be informative enough that the next player can go into the save without having to track back too much.

Hopefully, we can turn this into a successful career!

The three players participating are:
1. wr1097
2. Fm14KmD
3. Jxck

Career History

Season
Team
Division
Position
Cup 1
Cup 2
Continental Competition
2013-14
Roses United (South Africa)
NFD
ongoing
Nedbank Cup - Eliminated in Prelim. Rd.
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kiedude

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****, I wasn't quick enough :p It's alright, seems like a good idea, and I bet it'll be a good read :p
 

Fm14KmD

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Ok, I'll start up the save in a little while. I assume you have read the rules?
Yeah! Ive read them! Can I Have the save second please? Cause I have exams soon? So the sooner I get the save the better really.
 

Fm14KmD

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When you starting the save? Cant wait to play this!! Also Am I Aloud to be second? Sorry for spamming
 

wr1097

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When you starting the save? Cant wait to play this!! Also Am I Aloud to be second? Sorry for spamming
I've sent a message to the other player regarding the order. I'll start the story in an hour or two and have an update ready.
 

wr1097

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AND OFF WE GO!!!

The Setup

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Only South Africa has been loaded for now with the the "top 5" on view-only.


Meet the Manager

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Winston Morris - just picked a random name from the menu.


Where are we headed?

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As I said in the first post, the challenge would begin by taking over the team predicted to finish last in the NFD - Roses United from Bloemfontein.

Poor training facilities - this job seems less appealing by the minute.
Off we go to pre-season.

 

wr1097

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Going to be doing bimonthly updates

Season 1 - 2013/14

July-August

Transfers

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There was about ?200K in the transfer budget but most of it was moved over to increase the wage budget. Luckily, the 3 players I bought didn't demand any loyalty bonuses. Tried to offload a couple of players but there were no takers.

Key Players

There's no point in dong a squad overview so here are 3 key players.

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I'm not very hopeful of anything but a mid-table finish, but that's the point of the challenge, you have to be prepared to build up a career.

Pre-Season

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Not very convincing. The fact that the first 2 losses were against first division teams was a relief. The third loss, though was unacceptable.

Results

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This is bad. We put up a fight with both our opponents, but they were too strong for us and scored twice in the opening half hour. We pick up only a point and will have to improve.


 
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