FM18 – Truro Tales

FM18 is here and whilst it’s taken me a little while to get fully in to the game this year I’m now all set up for my first & hopefully only long term save.

This years team of choice is a slightly odd pick I know. I’ll be honest but after listening to Extra Time’s host Chris bang on about the delights of his beloved Cornwall, I’ve decided to pitch up in Truro and see if can spark a new era for the residents of the want-away independent county.

My overall aim for this save is of course to make us the biggest team in the world, that is,  shall we call it, the long term plan. In the short term we need to get into the EFL and all the riches that brings.


A New Dawn For Truro

We rock up at Treyew Road to find the the playing squad in good spirits, they clearly respect me as an ‘Ex Sunday’ league player with my shiny new National C License pinned to my chest. I assume it’s a badge rather than a certificate. The financial situation however leaves something to be desired, independence apparently comes at a cost. We are £50k in the red to start our career and right up against our weekly wage budget. Some work to be done for sure.


Great Atmosphere in The Squad

Playing squad wise we aren’t lacking in any real areas with a pretty nicely balanced squad with maybe a couple of upgrades in central midfield and another striker the only players I really need to go after.

With the initial meetings with the board complete, they’ve agreed after a little persuasion to find us a senior affiliate. I’m not expecting a Premier League team or even a Championship team but I’ll happily take a League 1 affiliate to help bulk out my Vanarama Southern league squad. Expectations wise a mid table finish is all the board are after this season, definitely manageable


Mid Table Expectations, Championship Dreams

That’s all for this opening blog, I’ll be back in a few days with my revolutionary tactic and the first half of the season update. Viva La Truro

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