Florence And The Goal Machine : Introduction FM19

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Welcome  to Florence the Italian city that is the home to ACF Fiorentina S.p.A and the club who I will be starting my FM19 save with after the Fred Pentland Challenge is now going to start after Christmas due to the working commitments of two of the participants, so whilst I am waiting to start the challenge with Villarreal I thought that I would drop anchor in Tuscany and see what I can achieve with the Viola. The club were formed in 1926 and have won the Serie A title on two occasions 1956 and 1969 some 50 years ago this coming season. The club were the first Italian Club to play in the European Cup Final in 1957 losing 0-2 to Real Madrid. Fiorentina did have some European success though when they beat Glasgow Rangers over two legs to lift the European Cup Winners Cup in 1961. The club are commonly known as The Viola (Purple) after the colour of their home shirts. They play their home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi with a capacity of 43,147. The club were deemed bankrupt back in 2001-2002 season before being reestablished in August of 2002. The club are now owned by Diego Della Valle and are looking to better times after the implementation of a sound financial strategy

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FM19 The Fred Pentland Challenge

IMG_20180819_153504Welcome, Friday 17th August 2018 and I am sat amongst friends talking football something that is very much the norm when we get together. The six of us always have some type of yearly football related competition for a small prize fund and this next year is no different except for the first time it will be related to Football Manager and will be called the FM19 Fred Pentland Challenge after we changed the name from The FM19 Super Six Challenge originally chosen solely because there is six of us in it, nothing brain storming, however once the draw was made to decide which team would be used we decided to name the challenge after one of the clubs managers. The prize pot for the winner like always will be a minimum of £1000 which is always nice to win but the bragging rights is by far the greater prize between us.

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