Sign in to follow this Followers 5 Adding Flavor To Your Career BatiGoal March 8 24 replies 1,985 Views Report · Posted March 8 (edited) There's nothing worse than starting a career with high hopes and losing interest after a couple seasons in. Every career you play needs to have that something that makes you want to pick up your device and continue the journey. You need to want to enjoy the full ride as much as you need to want it to last forever. And when it does end you need to feel sad it has and wish it could last just a few moments longer. That's the added flavor every career needs to make it last. To make it memorable. To make it "live". There's a few things you can do to add that little extra flavor to your career. Read Up On The Club's History Would you watch a final without looking at the line-ups? Without any pre-match talks? Without a glance at what both finalists achieved and had to go through to get where they are? It's exactly these sort of build-ups that your careers need. There are so many amazing facts to discover or re-discover when you read up on your chosen clubs' history. The talents that have come up through the academy. The fairytale championship title run. The darker and gloomier days each and every club carries with them that should motivate every staff member, player or manager to avenge and try to make it forgotten. Knowing what your club stands for and knowing what it has achieved over the years and decades really adds a lot to your career and makes you want to make it a successful journey. Win for the club. Read Up On The Player's History This is one of the best build-ups you can have when you're playing a career, especially challenges where your chosen players play a central role. Read up on his life. Where he began his professional career, the clubs he's succeeded or failed at before he decided to join yours. But go even further back to really add that extra flavor your career needs. These players are people. Where he was born, his hometown, how he and his family struggled before he realized his footballing dream. It takes only a few minutes but will add hours of enjoyment in a career. Perhaps it's a way to live the dream we ourselves failed to realize through them by getting to know them a little better as a person and before they became these famous footballers. Knowing your players' backgrounds adds huge amounts to your career and really makes you want to play till the very end until you succeed. Play for the players. Remember/Reward Club Legends It can be something as simple as bringing back former club players you love or want to see playing in that shirt and in that stadium again. But what I'm more refering to is rewarding those who have done so much for you and the club. A player with several hundred appearances for the club or hundreds of assists or goals surely doesn't deserve to be brushed aside as soon as they hit their late 30s. Keep them in the squad if they're willing to accept their new role. Be proud seeing their name when you scroll through your squad. It motivates youngsters to see their childhood heroes with them in the dressingroom. The pre-game peptalk surely can do no harm to the team. You can even go as far as offering them a position in your staff despite having an abundance of quality coaches at your disposal. Sometimes it isn't that what your career needs, it's that romantic story that makes you play on. It's this type of flavor that can keep your motivation and interest up when playing long careers. Cherish your club legends. Relive Clubs' Glory Days This can be seen as a side challenge to your career. Look up your club's/player's stats or records and try to achieve or even break these. When you're playing smaller teams it's especially refreshing to win the trophies that are still missing in the trophy cabinet thus have never been won before by any manager at the club. It may not be as big an accomplishment as your main challenge but it certainly adds that bit of flavor knowing that you've just won your club's first Cup or Championship. Bring back the club's best days. Emulate Clubs' Playing Style This can be the most difficult of all to achieve but it could also be the most rewarding in terms of adding that extra 'feel' to your career. Of course we mustn't forget that every new manager is unique and brings his own approach and playing style to the club, but the club has its DNA imprinted in every hardcore fan's heart and they want to see their beloved team play a certain way. Think about the great AC Milan side in the 90s, the other Italian giants Torino back in the 40s before that terrible disaster struck and took their players, the Total Football of the mighty Dutch that conquered the world in the late 70s early 80s, or perhaps the entertaining yet effective style Dortmund fans can't live without. We are of course dependent on the squad players at our disposal, but if you manage to identify your clubs DNA and emulate how the fans expect to see your team play it's hugely rewarding and really adds that special 'feel' to your career what no challenge, achievement, player or manager can. It is in my opinion the flavor that adds the most to any career when you successfully emulate the club's formation and tactics that all fans identify with. Give back to the fans. I hope any of these add that little bit of extra that your careers may be lacking or that it has helped you to re-discover or re-energize the enthusiasm in your career or the interest in the game itself. Thanks for reading and feel free to drop a comment. Edited March 9 by BatiGoal 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Share this with others!