Cadbury Athletic FC

Cadbury Athletic are an amateur club based in Birmingham, they currently play in Division 1 of the Midland League. Affiliated with Cadbury’s, they are known as The Chocolate Men.

They are also the team I’ll be playing as during FM21.

Over recent editions of FM, I’ve been guilty of flitting from one save to another – in FM20 I went through several saves and never stuck to one for more than 3 seasons.

I’ve been playing Football Manager since it was Championship Manager, so many many years, and the saves I remember most fondly are those where I spent multiple seasons at one club – my absolute favourite being FM08 where I spent 30 at Brentford!

For FM21 this was something I wanted to recreate but it needed to be the right team – I started off managing Chivas in Mexico but didn’t gel with them. I also wanted something the FM community would engage with which, from experience, is usually British based. That’s when I remembered about the amazing level 10 database from TheFMEditor.

I wish I could say there was some involved process with choosing Cadbury Athletic, or that I had a local affinity with them, but I don’t. I chose them because I like chocolate and because they play in a purple that matches my FFM logo.

It also gave me the opportunity to use the best manager name there is for a chocolate-loving Female Football Manager. So, put your hands together, and please welcome the new manager of Cadbury Athletic… Veruca Salt.

Veruca Salt - Cadbury Athletic Manager Announcement
She asked Daddy to buy her a chocolate factory, but he couldn’t afford it, so he got her an amateur football club in Birmingham instead

I won’t be using the blog to document every aspect of the save but I will be posting an end of season round-up and some milestone progress along the way. In the meantime, head over to my Twitter for more regular updates on how the save is going!


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