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Ana - A Journey Home, The End Of My Story And From Writing Forever


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#1 Ana Garcia

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:12 PM

Hola or indeed hello to everyone!

 

So once again I said I would take a break until next year but having been bought the new game as an early Christmas present I decided to start a new game and one team stood out more than any other.

 

Many of you know that I was born in Spain in Barcelona which is half right I guess! I did live in Barcelona but I wasn't strictly born there as I born just a few miles away in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat is still technically Barcelona and is actually one of the most populated cities around!

 

When I lived there it wasnt as it is now, it was a really poor area and now is improved so much is like a new place and for me is the place I would call home. Some family still live there and is the place I feel most comfortable so what better place to write a story, my home country and my home town.

 

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Centre d'Esports l'Hospitalet, which can be shortened to Hospitalet for all you English writers or you can add the L'Hospitalet for the correct way of saying!

 

I was born and lived here for maybe six or seven years and some of the rivals we have are places I also lived but mostly Badalona which is where I lived until we moved away so for me is not a rival. ;)

 

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Nice stadium and a lot better facilities than my previous journey in Turkey, in fact we actually have good training facilities and a perfect pitch which is not grass but is ok a much better starting point than previous games I have done.

 

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The finances look not too bad but this is Spain and economically the country is not doing so good which is another reason that I wanted to start here and rebuild using my own personal style of managing the finances as well as I can.

 

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The team is actually pretty good and a little fun fact is that this team actually won their division last season! A little more about the structure below but lets just say they lost in the playoffs so failed on promotion so what fun I will have! :)

 

I guess is tricky to pick out the best players as I think David Haro is probably my best player but I will go with what the game says in the on loan (from Barca!) Jordi Quintilla and forward Kabiru Akinsola (You can click there names for their profile pictures).

 

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Ok here we go the incredibly confusing Spanish lower league rules! We always try to keep them as confusing as possible is just the Spanish way I guess!

 

The squad rules are easy no squad bigger than 22 players and a maximum of 16 players aged 23+ meaning we need a minimum of six under 23 players easy maths right!

 

This is to ensure we use our youth academies and sign younger players and also keep squads small to save money which is a pretty good idea when you think about it.

 

Now the league rules is actually quite simple but try and put yourself in my position a fluent Spanish speaker in a second language trying to explain to a majority of English speakers as their first language, is hard right! So I do apologise if is a little hard to follow but I will do my very best. :)

 

So division two (Segunda Division B where we are now) is split into four groups, each group contains 20 teams so is a total of eighty teams. They are divided into regions so for example Catalunya is obviously where we are being from Barcelona so is group three and all the teams in our group are based around there.

 

Group two is teams from the Basque and surrounding areas and so on so, the playoffs are even more complicated so I guess is better to explain if I can get their is easy I hope!

 

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So the final picture and a really nice summary of our club, my hometown club! My aims so far are unclear I guess is just to build this team my way and to play back in Spain something I havent done since my Real Union story over 5 years or so (In real life!), I think is a good time to come back!

 

As you all know this story will be slowish due to my incredible slow typing and the constant struggle for free time so it will be an update every week or so which is an acceptable pace I guess, as always any questions you have feel free to ask and hopefully is an interesting team and place for you to read, follow and fingers crossed enjoy. :)

 

Edit - Corrected most of my horrible English, I think! :) (Is no auto-correct again as I try to improve my English!)


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:28 PM

An epic begins. Best of luck Ana, nothing more satisfying than bringing a local club to glory. Looking forward to it already!



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:56 PM

As always it should be an interesting read :)

 

I hope that FM14 will prove to be a smooth experience, best of luck in your challenge and cheers for a good start!


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:37 PM

Good luck Ana!

I remember doing an FM13 save with Cartagena, winning one of the Segunda B divisions but not getting promoted because we didn't win the correct playoff phase! I was absolutely gutted at the time. :(

 

Looks like the club has very good training facilities considering what division they are in. :)


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:41 PM

Best of luck Ana. Always best when you go back and write a story from your roots :)



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:46 PM

Looks like a great team you got there!  cant wait for more!  Keep it up!



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

Best of luck, I will follow this until the end :)


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:27 AM

Good to have you back writing Ana! I've got no doubt that it will be another quality story, good luck!  :)


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:43 AM

Great idea! I didn't know that this club was so close to the Primera!? What are your predictions for the first few seasons? I assume you will have to fight it out with other Spanish Giant's "B" teams yes? Best of luck and looking forward to it!

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:21 AM

Yay, great to see you back in action Ana! :) 

 

Hospitalet is a great choice, should be a fine journey. You should get Barcelona as a parent club given the geographical vicinity. Best of luck! 

 

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:49 AM

Hey Ana

 

That was a short break but I'm so pleased it was :) You must heave been reading my mind as I was shopping in Metro (like Tescos) a couple of days ago I was thinking about you and another "Spain story". What a great choice by the way!



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:31 AM

Best of luck with this, I can't wait to see how the story unfolds.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:45 AM

Hell yeah :) I will definetely follow that :D


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

chica, muy bueno ler una nueva storia sua!

we're ready for more epicness! bring it on! ;)

 

as for the city's name, for me (an 'almost' spanish speaker) it is a bit non-spanish. it sounds more like french. tenéis palavras que terminan con t?

 

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 01:30 PM

What a great choice of team, it leave a very nice future ahead! And as Johnny pointed out, a partnership with Barça would represent a huge boost for the club :).

 

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

chica, muy bueno ler una nueva storia sua!

we're ready for more epicness! bring it on! ;)

 

as for the city's name, for me (an 'almost' spanish speaker) it is a bit non-spanish. it sounds more like french. tenéis palavras que terminan con t?

 

hasta luego!

Because the club is based in Barcelona (Catalunya) i am guessing because L'Hospitalet is based in this area the club's name is in catalunyan!! Catalunyan is sort of a variation of the spanish language (they'd kill me for saying that xD) so it is similar to spanish but different!! To me it looks like a mix of Spanish and French


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:54 PM

Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out! If your previous stories are anything to go by it will be very very good!!

I enjoyed going "back to my roots" with Povoense so i really hope you enjoy it as much as i did


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

People say an FM career is better when the club has a meaning to you, and this one certainly does. Good luck :)


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:02 PM

 

chica, muy bueno ler una nueva storia sua!

we're ready for more epicness! bring it on! ;)

 

as for the city's name, for me (an 'almost' spanish speaker) it is a bit non-spanish. it sounds more like french. tenéis palavras que terminan con t?

 

hasta luego!

Because the club is based in Barcelona (Catalunya) i am guessing because L'Hospitalet is based in this area the club's name is in catalunyan!! Catalunyan is sort of a variation of the spanish language (they'd kill me for saying that xD) so it is similar to spanish but different!! To me it looks like a mix of Spanish and French

 

 

i thought as much. but if we're right, i was totally unaware of the fact that catalunyan resembles french, ignorant me. both spain and portugal have so many dialets, it is really interesting. i once heard a man from valencia talking and he used his tongue in every "s" and "c", it was really different from what i knew at the time. coincidently, we were talking about football and he was talking about zubizaretta ("dsth"ubi"dzth"aretta) being waaay better than valencia's canizares (cani"dzh"ares) ^_^  maaan, there were so much tongue in that sentence it made it impossible for me, who doesn't speak spanish well, to understand. we're used to portuñol here, the mix of our language and the south american spanish, which is way easier for our ears.



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 07:40 PM

When a team means so much it makes the story so much better, can't wait for this Ana, good luck.


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