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  1. Goldenballs on Tour

    Fore note: This story will follow the career of David Beckham once he leaves LA Galaxy. I will start looking for work after the 1st of December which is the end of the MLS cup. I wont be sticking at one club as this is Beckhams future journey. I will also be doing this story in a newspaper style format. Basically headlines and not chapters. I will also try do this on a monthly basis and some important events will get their own post.

    Beckham Announces Intentions:

    One day after winning the MLS Cup superstar David Beckham has announced his plans to the world. It was common knowledge that Beckham would be leaving LA Galaxy however it was widely expected he would continue playing. These reports were wide of the mark as Beckham has announced he intends to enter management instead.

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    Beckham had this to say "I would like to thank all my fans for their fantastic support over the years. They have been an inspiration to me and drove me to play at the level they were accustomed to. It is with regret that I signal my retirement from professional football but my legs are tired and im running out of gas. I do plan to remain in football and last year in secret I completed my coaching badges. I decided to do this privately as I didnt want to draw negative attention on the team before my retirement. I just hope I can live up to my reputation as a manager now and nurture some good young talent."

    General feedback is positive and most fans believe Beckham is suited to being a modern manager due to his exposure to the Media and how he thrives under the pressure. Club chairmen around Europe however are unsure if it would be a good move for Beckham to join them as it would bring a mass media attention to the fray too. At the moment there are few jobs available and nobody seems too keen on the former Captain Fantastic. Will Beckham get his feet on the managerial ladder? Only time will tell...

    Last edited by Redders; 02/12/2012 at 10:41 PM.

  2. Beckham takes the reigns at Valladolid

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    David Beckham has been confirmed as the new name on the managers door at Real Valladolid. The 37 year old Englishman agreed terms this morning and was revealed as manager at lunchtime. Beckham returns to sunny Spain where he had a spell at the giants Real Madrid. Supporter reaction has been mixed with some claiming the move as a masterstroke and others calling it a publicity stunt. Beckham will have his work cut out restoring the clubs fortunes as they sit 20th after 16 games and without a win in their last 13 games.

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    David has been given a 4 year contract worth £9,000 per week. According to sources close to the man he is chuffed to be given the chance and relishes the challenge put infront of him. First impressions will be crucial and everybody will be hoping for a positive start in their first game against fellow strugglers Celta Vigo. It is reported that Beckham will commute via his private helicopter to Valladolid from his family home in Madrid rather than move. The proposed reason behind this is that Victoria didnt fancy the lack of high street shops in the city and preferred Madrid as a home. Will this impact on Davids performance several pundits ask.

    Mr Beckham met with his staff behind closed doors and it is understood that he was impressed with the facilities and the current staff. It is unlikely that he will make drastic changes to staff or players. The only news at the minute is that he has convinced the club president to increase the wage budget by £15k a week to allow resign players and also strengthen the first team. No transfer funds are available so Beckham looks to take advantage of free transfers and loan players. One such name being mentioned at the minute is golden oldie Rivaldo. Can he be convinced to join the lowly La Liga team is another question altogether.

  3. Beckham hits the ground running

    David Beckham has defied all odds and started with a good run in his first 2 months. After 8 games at the helm the team have come out of the drop zone for the first time in the season with a remarkable record of 4 wins and 2 draws in the first 8 games. This from a team with one win in their previous 14 matches is quite phenomenal. Beckham is reportedly chuffed with the results so far. Sure there was the 3-0 defeat to strugglers Mallorca and the 3-1 home bashing by Bilbao but in their other games the team showed real character and upset the odds in a number of games. Pundits are already jumping on the Valladolid bandwagon saying with Beckham at the helm they have a real chance of staying up.

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    Attendances are up and young fans are flocking to see their local team play the attractive football Beckham has instilled already. Beckham has done this with a skeleton squad and his only acquisition so far is 33 year old brzilian goal keeper Andrade who was formerly the Marseille backup keeper. Mr Beckham has also arranged the future transfers of Juanfran and Oscar Ustari who will move in the summer when their contracts expire. Both players are considered a coup for the club and will add some youth into the creaking team.

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    Now that the team have got used to Beckhams 4-51 formation which focuses on quick bursts of overloading and large sections of counter attacking play they are expected to keep up their good form. The only problem for the young manager is that his squad is so thin that one or 2 injuries could wreck their season. Surely by the summertime the manager will be looking at bulking up the senior staff members.

  4. great start as at Vallodolid keep it up

  5. Quote Originally Posted by White army View Post
    great start as at Vallodolid keep it up
    Thanks, will try my best to keep that form up. Will be gutted if we dont stay up at the end of the season.
    Will squeeze an update in at some point today

  6. W4FC B3N's Avatar W4FC B3N
    Wigan Athletic Modern Day Legend
    Nice and easy to read.
    YippeKiYayMofo likes this.

  7. Vibrant Valladolid

    David Beckhams Valladolid have surpassd expectations again these past 2 months with an impressive run of form. 4 wins and a draw from their previous 8 games have seen the minnows propelled up to 15th place and 6 points clear of relegation with only 5 games to go. Sure there was the dissapointment of thumpings from both Valencia and Sevilla but those results aside it was a good period for the rookie manager. Most pleasing would be the draw away to suprise package Granada who are running away with the title.

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    The league table shows that with their current run of form could see the newcomers who were heavily tipped to finish bottom at the start of the season finish in mid table. Fans and neutrals alike have been praising Beckhams work and how he gets the most from an average group of players. Star player Oscar has decided to leave for pastures new with Zaragoza at the end of the season. Remarkably this is the second time this move will happen as the player moved to Zaragoza back in 2004 from the same team. Oscar will be sorely missed as he has been influential in the attacking midfield position this season. Also upsetting is the fact that the team lost 2 strikers to injury which leaves them with limited options up front.

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    Beckham has today shown off 2 academy graduates to the media. The calm spoken Englishman has touted both Iker Hernandez and Jorge to have a bright future in the game once they keep their heads down. Iker plays as a centre back and despite being only 15 looks impressive and has a 4 star potential. Jorge is 16 and posseses great speed and physical stats which make him suited to the right back role he is familiar in. Both players have signed pre contract agreements for the club which will see them continue their development.
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    May will be the ultimate test for Beckham and Valladolid as they face giants Real Madrid and Barcelona among others in their last 5 games. With safety still not guaranteed the club will have to prove they can handle the pressure and try climb the table further. There is also reports of possible transfers including the likes of Alberto Bueno wishing to leave the club. Beckham is understood to be willing to let the player leave if he can find a suitable replacement.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by W4FC B3N View Post
    Nice and easy to read.
    Thanks, really appreciate the feedback. I like to write however I also like to include some proof of results and talented players so hopefully I have found the right balance between the 2

  9. Everton Nice Guy Gramps
    Very good start. Not over the top or anything, easy layout, straight to the point. Watching this with interest. And Becks is of course legend
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  10. Make or Break for Beckhams troops

    What a nerve wrecking end to the season. 5 games and only 1 win seen Valladolid cling to the hope that Rayo Vallenco would stumble in their last game of the season. Beckham and co finished their season with a dissapointing 2-0 loss to Mallorca which left them 2 points clear of Rayo who had their final game a day later. Beckham was seen to be in attendance. To his dismay Rayo took the lead with a goal from Mikel Labaka in the first minute. Luckily Atlethic bounced back and 2 great goals from Perez sealed a win which sent Rayo down in place of Valladolid. Beckham was relieved at the final whistle and could take solace in the fact he would have a full term ahead in La Liga to look forward to.

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    Beckham had the following closing statement prepared for the press afterwards. " I am honoured to be at this club and the fans and people of the city have been very welcoming to me. I am happy to repay them by having the local team play at the highest level for another year. I have had time to evaluate the entire team and I will be making reinforcements before next season to ensure our safety. I have a wealth of targets in mind and hopefully we will have the resources to bring in a few new faces. The president of the club has expressed his pleasure with me keeping the team competitive and we hope to progress further in the coming years.

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    Beckham was then asked about the media link to the vacant managers job at West Ham in England. " West Ham are a great club and it is an exciting time for them moving to the Olympic Stadium. They looked impressive last season but they were unlucky to go down. At the moment I am enjoying life here in Spain."

    Becks then went on to praise the supporters player of the year voted for by season ticket holders. Ustaritz has been in superb form and has shown dedication and leadership at the back. The backing from the fans is completely warranted and has been an excellent role model to the younger players.

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    So there we have it. Will Becks pack up and head back to London or will he see out at least another year in Spain. At the moment nobody knows. Its unclear if even David himself knows as he refused to clarify if he was interested in the job. Stay tuned for season 2.
    Last edited by YippeKiYayMofo; 28/11/2012 at 08:06 PM.

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