Category Archives: The Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu

a new club born in Florence and it’s ambitions of making it to the big stage of world football under the guidance of Mr. Condescending himself – Martin Toss

Part V: Promotion threesome in Florence

Back to back to back? Surely threesome sounds better…Not that I’d be very far from the more literal interpretations of that given my half-shaved beard and weird accent started attracting way more attention than I thought it would from the overwhelmed feminine set of supporters. And yet as inexperienced in those matters I believe myself to be, that’s hardly the most exciting thing that’s going on right now. We’ve done it! Continue reading Part V: Promotion threesome in Florence

Part IV: Back-to-back promotions and the low-risk 442

Yes, you read that right. From the last part of this series, which brushed off the final bits of the initial set-up we’re now two years ahead in Florence. And what a couple of years these have been….To sum it up, those local boys playing for us with literally no pay whatsoever, have just lifted the club from the obscurity of amateur football all the way to Serie D.  Continue reading Part IV: Back-to-back promotions and the low-risk 442

Part III: Creativity, Intelligence, Technique – A Club Strategy

As my Italian swear-word vocabulary is vastly improving, along with developing predilections to specific types of pasta, one could say I’m settling in quite nicely in Florence. Still, nothing beats my appetite for football at the minute. Since that infamous phone call at 4 in the morning after which I’ve learnt I’m now the manager, I’m taking things as seriously as one possibly can. I’ve even been given funding to get better at it: Continue reading Part III: Creativity, Intelligence, Technique – A Club Strategy

A Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu: Part II – Ritornello

Two days in Florence and I’m already a different man. Can’t help but thinking… you know what? People actually want to enjoy themselves here compared to that nihilistic, self-sabotaged mindset you encounter in the UK. Aye, it does help grow the necessary, darker parts of the heart, but it seems not everyone’s so keen feeding themselves stories of life’s futility… certainly not here. On my way to the Piazza de la Signoria, I stumbled upon a meeting that was taking place in one of the more discrete bars around. And guess my absolutely unexpected delight at finding out what it was about and who was attending… Continue reading A Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu: Part II – Ritornello

The Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu: Part I – Prelude

Hi everyone and welcome to this story 🙂 As you might have noticed from my previous work, I’m not usually too deep into story-telling, however I’ve found that this is the most important part of any FM project that I’m doing. If there’s a narrative – there’s drive, there’s hope and there’s focus. Continue reading The Florentine Renaissance Deja-Vu: Part I – Prelude