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Franjo: A Journeyman Story (New Episode Every Week Day)

  1. Franjo: A Journeyman Story (New Episode Every Week Day)

    Hi all,

    I recently started posting written episodes of my new Journeyman story every week day.

    There are currently 10 episodes and 2 mini episodes out, hope you enjoy.

    And I'd be really grateful if you would provide constructive feed back as I've not written... anything before really!

    Cheers,
    Franjo

    Save Us Franjo (Franjo: A Journeyman Story – Ep1)https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...s1e%ef%bb%bf1/
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  2. Are you a robot? Superb stuff.

    Will you be posting any updates in this thread or all on your blog?

  3. Apologies for the double post (is that a thing here?) but I'm just up to episode 4.5 and this is an absolutely brilliant read. What a result against Hammarby!

    It'd be great if you do decide to post updates on here but either way I'm following.

  4. good read that

  5. As if we have to wait till Monday to find out what happens in the last game of the season...
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Sammuthegreat View Post
    Apologies for the double post (is that a thing here?) but I'm just up to episode 4.5 and this is an absolutely brilliant read. What a result against Hammarby!

    It'd be great if you do decide to post updates on here but either way I'm following.
    Thanks mate!

    I wasn't sure how story episodes with no FM like 4.5 would go down so really glad you liked it! Thanks for the feedback!

    I'll try to keep this thread updated yeah

  7. Quote Originally Posted by TheBattman View Post
    good read that
    Thanks mate, glad you're enjoying it!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Sammuthegreat View Post
    As if we have to wait till Monday to find out what happens in the last game of the season...
    Yeah that timing worked out really well/badly depending on how you look at it glad you're interested in reading on though!

  9. The final league match of the season's episode is out now!

    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...an-story-ep11/



  10. Damn.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Sammuthegreat View Post


    Damn.
    Cheers Back on the hunt tomorrow don't you worry


  12. Amazing. The creek where heroes are born.

  13. good to see you stay away from England. looking forward to the next stage of this adventure

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Sammuthegreat View Post
    Amazing. The creek where heroes are born.
    Yeah! Hero Creek as I'm calling it is my new favourite place!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by TheBattman View Post
    good to see you stay away from England. looking forward to the next stage of this adventure
    Thanks mate, glad you're enjoying it. And yeah no sense in spending the low reputation days in England is there, there's so many awful but interesting leagues out there!
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  16. I'm knee deep in a journeyman save of my own at the moment (on FM16 so can't post updates), and after 3 seasons in the lower leagues in England (Vanarama South with Chelmsford, Vanarama National and League 2 with Accrington) I came to the same conclusion - England is dull. I was out of work for over six months after quitting Accrington (the day after winning League Two) before Pescara took a chance on me - they were bottom of Serie B at the time. Absolutely LOVING it at Pescara - the player registration rules are impenetrably bizarre but it's such a breath of fresh air.

    ...anyway, that's all completely irrelevant to this story, which continues to be awesome. Those promotion and relegation rules are brilliantly overcomplicated.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by Sammuthegreat View Post
    I'm knee deep in a journeyman save of my own at the moment (on FM16 so can't post updates), and after 3 seasons in the lower leagues in England (Vanarama South with Chelmsford, Vanarama National and League 2 with Accrington) I came to the same conclusion - England is dull. I was out of work for over six months after quitting Accrington (the day after winning League Two) before Pescara took a chance on me - they were bottom of Serie B at the time. Absolutely LOVING it at Pescara - the player registration rules are impenetrably bizarre but it's such a breath of fresh air.

    ...anyway, that's all completely irrelevant to this story, which continues to be awesome. Those promotion and relegation rules are brilliantly overcomplicated.

    Yep I couldn't agree more. Glad Pescara have livened it up for you! Glad you're enjoying it bud, I'm having a great time writing it. And yeah those Portugese leagues are ridiculous. Can't wait to finish in a comfortable 4th place or something and find out that I get relegated anyway because of the secret Portugese Championship rule that says the 4th placed team gets relegated if their manager is English and Jupiter is in alignment with the Sun. Crazy league.

  18. Episode 13 is out now!

    A New Day In Hero Creek

    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...an-story-ep13/

  19. Some decent players in there. By the time I got through your defence I was thinking "are they ALL "fairly loyal" personalities?" And by my reckoning your team is entirely right-footed...

    I reckon get your wingers swapping positions as much as possible. Could be very effective.

    I just can't wait to see what you make of the ridiculous league structure...

  20. Haha the thing is I'm awful at looking at personalities, I really need to start doing it but I always forget! But yeah you are correct, all of the starting line up are right footed not ideal but the players are WAY better than i expected so can't really complain. And yeah I'll definitely get them swapping at some point, not gunna leave it on by default while we're all getting settled though I don't think

  21. Yeah I always forget to look at personality too. Usually if there's a rotten egg in the squad it becomes clear fairly soon... otherwise I seem to end up with some model pros in there just by the law of averages, and through tutoring I end up spreading the Mo-Pro poison throughout the rest of the squad before too long. Definitely rate your chances of beating the drop, random and arbitrary rules aside.

  22. Cheers mate, hope so!

  23. The Mid-Season Break (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep14): https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...an-story-ep14/

    Nuno (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Mino-sode 14.5): https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...ini-sode-14-5/

  24. I still liked Lost too!!!

  25. Good lad! I knew there would be... others

  26. The Magina Vonologues (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep15):
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/1357/


  27. Nailed it.

    High defensive line? If so, pretty risky with two big slow knackers at centre half...

  28. Haha I'll address that soon

    New episode and Mini-sode are here

    The Tagus Piranhas (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep17)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/1510/

    Project: Meatloaf - Part 1 (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Mini-sode 17.5)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...ini-sode-17-5/

  29. Fuck Nuno.

  30. I'm with you bud :/

    another mini-sode and episode are up!

    Project: Meatloaf - Part 2 (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Mini-sode 17.5.5)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...i-sode-17-5-5/

    Project: Meatloaf in action (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep18)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...an-story-ep18/

  31. Seems like the tactical switch has been positive! I was going to say it looked EXTREMELY offensive, but I guess as long as you have some more defensive setups to switch to as and when, then you'll probably be OK.

    On another note - are you planning on keeping to the one-match-per-episode structure forever? Could take a while to get to the top at that rate...

  32. Yeah i'll be chopping and changing as required tactically

    And funny you mention that! Next week will be 2 matches per ep to see us through to the end of the season. I was originally planning to do monthly updates but ended up really enjoying the detailed 1 match eps, and I'll probably move to something like that when we play in a league with more games

    Edit: In fact tomorrow's ep is 2 matches too, but... not out of choice you'll see what I mean
    Last edited by WTFranjo; 17/05/2017 at 10:28 AM.

  33. I'll be reading either way mate, really enjoying it so far.

  34. Nice one thanks mate I might actually do some kind of poll at some point as when I stop to think about it daily month-long episodes is a ridiculously unfeasible idea haha. That's future me's problem I suppose!

  35. New Episodes:

    The Green Island (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep19)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...n-story-ep-19/

    The One True Giant Slayer of Hero Creek (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Mini-sode 19.5
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...ini-sode-19-5/

  36. New eps! Happy Friday!

    Boa Sorte (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep20)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/1873/

    Connect 4 (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Mini-sode 20.5)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/1875/

  37. Blimey, a Hannibal reference.

    From the descriptions it seems like Hurley is class...

  38. And a Dragonball Z one too! Flippin'eck

  39. Haha top marks, although you've just mentioned 3 TV Show references in 2 comments so maybe I should dial it back Yeah Hurley is excellent, tempted to swap him to a deep lying playmaker though as he gets the most joy pinging long passes forward. But then he has got a goal in him as an attacking centre mid too... In either case, probably my best signing so far he's class

  40. New episode out!

    Miniature Heróis (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep21)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/1976/

  41. Funny how much more balanced tactics are when you have a grunt in midfield doing the dirty work... then again, Real Madrid managers since the dawn of time have failed to understand this, so there's no shame

  42. Well that's the thing it's all about balance, and sometimes a holding man can make you too light up top, especially if you've only got defensive full backs! Still working it out but we're getting there

  43. New ep!

    Nothing Compares (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep22)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...an-story-ep22/

  44. I HATE it when teams go straight up the other end and score after my team does - seems to happen so bloody often in this match engine. Cracking pair (waey) of wins though, presumably that puts you up to 2nd?

  45. You might be right! I'm seeing that kind of thing a lot in this save. Haha cheers and yes it does! 2nd is ours to throw away!

  46. New episode out!

    Franjo votes Pedro (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep23)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...an-story-ep23/

    Roger's Story (Franjo: A Journeyman Story - Ep23.5)
    https://wtfranjo.wordpress.com/2017/...ini-sode-23-5/

  47. Roger

    I legit love Hurley. Especially since I do picture him as big fat Hugo from Lost.

    Benjamim seems like a manager's dream too. A Portuguese Owen Hargreaves.

  48. Quote Originally Posted by Sammuthegreat View Post
    Roger

    I legit love Hurley. Especially since I do picture him as big fat Hugo from Lost.

    Benjamim seems like a manager's dream too. A Portuguese Owen Hargreaves.
    haha I'm with you on all of that! I too picture Hurley as the actual Hurley and yep, Benjamim, who looked bang average at first sight, is excellent. He's our Hargreaves and our Milner!

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