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“This is not the intro to a Journeyman series, no.This is just a tribute!” 2020 was weird… Forget the pandemic, we’ve all had to endure that and if you’ve made it on here, well done, you’ve fucking smashed it. Around March, on a complete whim, I bought Football Manager 2020. I genuinely have no idea … Continue reading JOURNEY TO THE JOURNEYMAN


A WELCOME TO HV & CV QUICK FC Although my posts here at have been real world football based. I wanted to try something different that I can hopefully be a bit more consistent with and give me something to focus on away from my stream save. Welcome to the Netherlands 4th tier. OVERVIEW … Continue reading WELCOME TO HV & CV QUICK


KNAPPENSCHMIEDE… Knappenschmiede – it’s not just the name of Schalke’s youth academy; it is a seal of quality in German football. It is there that talents are moulded, prepared for professional football and forged into FC Schalke 04 players. As I began to discuss in the opening post, FC Schalke 04 are well known for … Continue reading S01E02 – KNAPPENSCHMIEDE


PROLOGUE… The date is May 2014, FC Schalke 04 are listed by Forbes magazine as the 14th most valuable football club in the world, they’re regularly playing in european competition and finishing as high as 2nd in the Bundesliga. Fast forward to the present day and they are rooted to the bottom of the league … Continue reading S01E01 – DER JUNGBRUNNEN