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aka "Marty Stu plays soccer"

Previous threads :
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/2631545/
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/2658686/
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/2686526/

Characters :
https://i.imgur.com/7bmwofu.gif

Brief summary :
You are Jordan Key, an american soccer player from Cincinnnati.
At the age of 17, you surprised everyone by showing some serious skills in an otherwise forgettable game ; you quickly became one of the most promising youngsters of the country. At the age of 18, you brought Cincinnati to the Premier Development League playoffs final, only to loose at the end of a stressful penalty shootouts. Your performances were incredible, and after your 19th anniversary, you were recruited by Bangor City, a team from Wales.

Despite being far away from home, you like this place. Your neighbours are cool and you made some friends. Regarding your career, the head coach used you as a substitute most of the time, but you slowly became more and more important, until you made it to the starting eleven. At the end of the season, you managed to finish at the 1st place of the championship, and qualify for the Champion's League.

Throughout the season, you also discovered what it's like to have the medias around you ; but just like many of your teammates, you don't really like them and their thirst for scandals. Your agent wants you to be more "pretentious", so you'll get more attention...but you don't feel like it. However, you still got your 15 minutes of fame after scoring some stunning goals that went viral on the Internet.

You are now 20, and you are playing your very first CL game against Copenhagen...
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This two-legged game is important, it's a playoff match that could qualify Bangor for the CL group stage. You won the first round 2 - 1 at home, and you are now playing away. You're in the lockers, the scoreboard displays 1 - 1. Technically, you are qualified. But it's not over.

Ian Miller, your head coach, seems angry. Bangor is doing good, but the anxiety makes him mad at everyone, especially the defenders. Jeremy, your teammate with a big ego, doesn't like being yelled at. He stands up, and starts arguing with Ian. Things are getting dangerously intense, it's really not the right moment...

> "Wow guys, calm down !" (Might make Ian angrier)
> "SHUT UP !" (Might make Jeremy angrier)
> Don't intervene
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>>2720591
>"Wow guys, calm down !" (Might make Ian angrier)
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>>2720591
>"Wow guys, clam down!"
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>>2720591
> "Wow guys, calm down !" (Might make Ian angrier)
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>>2720591
> "Wow guys, calm down !" (Might make Ian angrier)
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>>2720591
>"Wow guys, calm down !" (Might make Ian angrier)
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>>2720700
>>2720829
>>2721099
>>2721206
>>2721942
"Wow guys, calm down ! We're leading against Copenhagen ! Even if we loose in the end, we did great, so there's no need to be upset. And I'm pretty sure we won't loose."

You stand up and speak with a soft voice. Jeremy seems soothed, but Ian looks infuriated. You see that the older players are cringing, you begin to regret saying that.

"Who do you think you are ? Do you think I'm angry just because I wanted to ?" says Ian between his clenched teeth. "You're 20, you're not the manager, you're not even the captain, you're just a young blowhard who runs fast. I'm not here to be calm, I'm here to win, and I know this situation better than you do. Stop trying to be a hero."

You sit down. Ian is enraged, you're somehow terrified. It's probably better to focus on the game, and forget this little argument...

47th minute. Not even 2 minutes in the second half, and Copenhagen already hit the post. You've been warned.

You have the ball in the centre circle, you're surrounded by Danish players...

> 1 : Run towars the right wing, only confront one opponent (32%) (Will lead to a mostly uninteresting situation) (1D100)
> 2 : Get through the defence from the left side, confront 2 opponents (32% * 2) (Will lead to an interesting situation) (2D100)
> 3 : Stay in the central axis and humiliate those mofos, confront 3 opponents (32% * 3) (Will lead to a WONDERFUL situation) (3D100)
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Rolled 26, 44 = 70 (2d100)

>>2722006
>2 : Get through the defence from the left side, confront 2 opponents (32% * 2) (Will lead to an interesting situation) (2D100)
>>
Rolled 70, 36 = 106 (2d100)

>>2722006
> 2 : Get through the defence from the left side, confront 2 opponents

I don't think we ever passed a 3 dice check, not gonna test our luck now.
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Rolled 45, 7 = 52 (2d100)

>>2722006
> 2 : Get through the defence from the left side, confront 2 opponents (32% * 2) (Will lead to an interesting situation) (2D100)
Holy shit, calm the fuck down Ian. You're stressing everyone out.
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>>2722024
>>2722105
>>2722108
You decide to go left. Not too many defenders to outpace, not too far from the goal, just perfect. The first defender tried to brutally tackle you, but you keep the ball. The second defender, however, sacrifice himself and gets the ball back, after a weird move. Copenhagen regains the possession.

61st minute. The entire squad of Bangor City is regrouped within 35 yards. Copenhagen is trying really hard to score.

A danish midfielder get the ball 25 yards away from your goal. His chest leans forward, he raises his right leg...he's gonna shoot from afar. Jeremy reacts immediately and throws his body towards the opponent, but you're afraid he might not prevent the shot.

> 1 : Gently tackle the dude (8% chance it works, if you fail, Jeremy still has a 24% chance of stopping the ball. If he fails as well, you still have a 50% chance that the Copenhagen player misses his shot) (3D100)
> 2 : Tackle brutally (16% chance it works. If it doesn't, you commit a foul which stops the guy anyway) (1D100)
> 3 : Don't intervene (24% chance Jeremy stops the ball. If he does, you can launch a counterattack) (1D100)
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Rolled 29, 36, 47 = 112 (3d100)

>>2722151
> 1 : Gently tackle the dude (8% chance it works, if you fail, Jeremy still has a 24% chance of stopping the ball. If he fails as well, you still have a 50% chance that the Copenhagen player misses his shot) (3D100)

Please make it!
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Rolled 72, 37, 83 = 192 (3d100)

>>2722151
>1
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Rolled 57, 96, 68 = 221 (3d100)

>>2722151
> 1 : Gently tackle the dude (8% chance it works, if you fail, Jeremy still has a 24% chance of stopping the ball. If he fails as well, you still have a 50% chance that the Copenhagen player misses his shot) (3D100)
What happens if we tie and not win?
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>>2722268
You won the first game 2 - 1, so a tie would mean that you qualify.

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>>2722165
>>2722256
>>2722268
You throw your leg forward. The guy moves to the right to avoid you. Jeremy can get him now...but he comes too late and barely touch the other player. Quickly, he kicks the ball...and it goes just over the crossbar ! Thank God, he shot a few inches too high...

75th minute. You're 15 minutes away from one of the greatest achivement in Bangor City's history. You're in your own penalty area and you got the ball, but Copenhagen's players are all around you...

> 1 : Keep the ball and get out of this trap all alone (32%) (1D100)
> 2 : Short pass to a teammate near you (46% ; he has a 70% chance of knowing what to do with it) (2D100)
> 3 : Long cross to the middle of the pitch (19% ; if you succeed, Copenhagen won't come back right away) (1D100)
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Rolled 97, 28 = 125 (2d100)

>>2722284
>2 : Short pass to a teammate near you (46% ; he has a 70% chance of knowing what to do with it)
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Rolled 84, 92 = 176 (2d100)

>>2722284
> 2 : Short pass to a teammate near you (46% ; he has a 70% chance of knowing what to do with it) (2D100)
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>>2722290
>>2722292
Surrounded by your opponents, you decide to give a short pass to a close teammate. But the exhaustion, both on a physical and a psychological level, makes you miss your pass. An opposing striker runs forward and intercepts the ball.

You fucked up. You really fucked up. Your teammates were ready for a clearance. The defenders have lost their balance, the goalkeeper is now alone in front of two strikers. The only way you could make up for your mistake is by provoking a penalty...

> 1 : Comes back and tackle one of the dudes (If you roll 1, 2 or 3, you get the ball without provoking a penalty. If you roll above 90, you don't even touch the opponents. Otherwise it's a penalty.) (1D100)
> 2 : Let Jamie take care of it (5% chance he saves it) (1D100)
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Rolled 68, 47 = 115 (2d100)

>>2722284
>2
You updated to fast, I wanted to roll
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Rolled 91 (1d100)

>>2722308
>1
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>2722308
>> 1 : Comes back and tackle one of the dudes (If you roll 1, 2 or 3, you get the ball without provoking a penalty. If you roll above 90, you don't even touch the opponents. Otherwise it's a penalty.) (1D100)
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>>2722320
>>2722330
You run back and tackle the guy brutally. You're not proud of this, but this is the best you could do. You get a yellow card for that. You prepare yourself to be killed by Ian at the end of the game.

Penalty for Copenhagen. If they score, it would make it 2 - 1, which means you would have to go in extra time.

> Roll 1D100. If it equal to 80 or above 80, Jamie saves it or the Copenhagen player misses his shot.
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>2722369
> Roll 1D100. If it equal to 80 or above 80, Jamie saves it or the Copenhagen player misses his shot.
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>2722369
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>>2722381
>>2722373
The Copenhagen player takes a few steps backward. He is known for kicking really hard, and with a qualification for the CL at stake, he won't go easy on your goalkeeper

The referee blows, the shooter walks to the ball, he KICKS...HOLY CRAP, IT'S ON THE CROSSBAR ! The ball bounced off the crossbar ! Still 1 - 1 !

92nd minute. Copenhagen got one last free kick. The goalkeeper is helping his teammates, the small welsh team is about to surprise everyone, but only if the Danes don't score...

> 1 : Help your defence (Somehow forces the guy to shoot directly at the goal ; he has a 75% chance of missing it) (1D100)
> 2 : Go in the wall (Somehow forces the guy to kick an aerial pass into the penalty area ; his teammates have a 50% chance of NOT touching the ball, and if they do anyway, they have a 50% chance of NOT scoring) (If that's unclear : you should roll under 50) (2D100)
> 3 : Stay right next to the keeper (The guy has a 65% chance of missing it ; but if he doesn't miss it, you have a 50% chance of deflecting the ball) (2D100)
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>2722431
>> 1 : Help your defence (Somehow forces the guy to shoot directly at the goal ; he has a 75% chance of missing it) (1D100)
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>2722431
>1
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>>2722442
>>2722436
The guy kicks the ball, it's touched by someone in the wall, and it goes outside the pitch. Corner kick, the stress is unbearable.

You have to make one last effort.

> 1 : Stand at the near post (25% chance to intercept it ; if you don't, your teammates have a 40% chance of intercepting the ball) (2D100)
> 2 : Stand at the far post (Your teammates have a 50% chance of intercepting it. If they don't, you still have a 10% chance of avoid the goal.) (2D100)
> 3 : Stay as close as possible to the corner of the pitch to destabilize the guy who kicks (They're a 15% chance it works ; if it doesn't, your teammates have a 45% chance of saving it) (2D100)
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Rolled 3, 49 = 52 (2d100)

>>2722507
> 2 : Stand at the far post (Your teammates have a 50% chance of intercepting it. If they don't, you still have a 10% chance of avoid the goal.) (2D100)
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Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d100)

>>2722507
>> 2 : Stand at the far post (Your teammates have a 50% chance of intercepting it. If they don't, you still have a 10% chance of avoid the goal.) (2D100)
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>7, 8
That's pretty good
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>>2722520
>>2722522
You stay at the far post. The ball approaches, your teammates jump...and they deflect the ball out of the penalty area !

The referee blows, it's over ! It's over ! Bangor City is in the group stage of the Champion's League, can you believe that ? The crowd is silent (it's mostly danish supporters), the opponents lay in the grass. They will play the Europa League, but it's nothing compared to the journey you're about to make...

Of course, the CL is gonna be awful for you. You'll be surrounded by teams that are far better than anything Wales has to offer. But just for one moment, just for one day, you're allowed to enjoy the sweet taste of victory.

While getting out of the pitch, a journalist comes close. He wants to talk to you.

> "Sure, let's talk."
> "Sorry, I have to go. Maybe later."
> "Get out of my way, you mediatic scavenger"
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>>2722555
>> "Sure, let's talk."
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>>2722555
What level was our team compare to this one?
I know that Copenhagen is level 12 out of 20 levels right?
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>>2722555
>"Sure, let's talk."
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>>2722560
I dunno maybe 7 or 8.
I should make a real scale that would apply to all teams.

>>2722557
>>2722562
"Sure, let's talk."
"Mr Key, it is obvious that Bangor has been lucky today. The question is : do you think you can keep winning against all odds like tonight ?"

Something tells you that this journalists doesn't want to be nice to you.

> "Of course we've been lucky and this won't last. Come on, do you really think anyone beside me has talent in this team ?"
> "We've been quite lucky and once we'll meet big teams, it'll be significantly harder."
> "Right now, I only want to enjoy the night and not think about tomorrow."
> "We worked hard to get there. You'll see other "surprising" results this season, I can guarantee it."
> "Against all odds ? We completely deserve this win. And I think Bangor will surprise everyone this year."
> Other
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>>2722625
>"We worked hard to get there. You'll see other "surprising" results this season, I can guarantee it."
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>>2722635
+1
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>>2722625
> "Right now, I only want to enjoy the night and not think about tomorrow."
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>>2722625
>"We worked hard to get there. You'll see other "surprising" results this season, I can guarantee it."
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>>2722635
>>2722705
>>2722893
"We worked hard to get there. You'll see other "surprising" results this season, I can guarantee it."

You're standing up for your team and making promises. Good thing. The journalist asks you another question.

"The Champion's League will make you play at least six more games this season. Do you think you can physically handle such a complicated schedule ?"

> "We will do it. We have enough talent and enough stamina to play in two competitions at once, I'm sure of that."
> "It will be hard, but as professional athletes, we can optimize our trainings."
> "Who knows ? I'm not a soothsayer."
> "It might have some consequences at the end of the season. We'll fight, but we're not used to that."
> "We'll have to temporarly put aside the champioship if we don't want to be ridiculous in CL"
> Other
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>>2722962
>> "It will be hard, but as professional athletes, we can optimize our trainings."
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>>2722962
> "It will be hard, but as professional athletes, we can optimize our trainings."
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>>2723106
>>2723415
"It will be hard, but as professional athletes, we can optimize our trainings."
"Okay, one last question...tonight, you qualified without Tom O'Hara on the pitch. Do you think he is still useful to the team, considering his age ?"

> "Are you kidding ?! He's the best striker in the entire Welsh championship ! Stop being so ungrateful."
> "He might be getting old, but he is still a key player of the team. We only qualified because his substitute played well."
> "Just ask him or the head coach, they know better."
> "It's true that we can win without him...but he still has some talent."
> "I think it's time for him to retire."
> other
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>>2723825
> "He might be getting old, but he is still a key player of the team. We only qualified because his substitute played well."
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>>2723831
"He might be getting old, but he is still a key player of the team. We only qualified because his substitute played well."

The journalist walks away. Phew. Clearly, he had bad intentions, but you manage to not give him the scandal material he was looking for. Why the hell are they so mean ?

You come back to Wales and wait for the group draw...

----------------------

Okay here is how it works. You have 3 lists, you roll 3D10. The roll will show you which teams will be in your group (ex : 1,1,1 will make you play against Real Madrid, Porto and Roma). If you see a roll that looks interesting, you can vote for it, and the post that gets the most votes is chosen.

The "level" is based on the UEFA ranking so don't worry if some clubs are surprisingly low.
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Rolled 4, 6, 7 = 17 (3d10)

>>2723863
We are so dead.
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Rolled 2, 1, 2 = 5 (3d10)

>>2723863
Let's pray for an easy group
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>>2723943
A-anon...
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Rolled 9, 8, 4 = 21 (3d10)

>>2723863
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>>2723967
Voting for this one
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>>2723967
Looks like the easiest one we'll get. Voting.
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>>2723967
>>2724002
>>2724008
Arsenal (level 18), Basel (level 16) and Schalke (level 15). Those are the 3 teams that you will confront in this Champion's League group stage. It could have been worse, even though it would be a miracle to get just one point in such a group.

After that game against Copenhagen, Ian is still mad at you, both for standing up for Jeremy while you should have kept your mouth shut, and for that mistake you made. As a punishment, he wants you to play the next match, against Aberystwyth Town (level 6), only 4 days after Copenhagen.

If you play well, you will make Ian swallow his pride. However, you have an increased chance of getting injured. You can still refuse to play...

> Play that game and show Ian that he owes you more respect
> Don't play
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>>2724182
> Play that game and show Ian that he owes you more respect

Game on.
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>>2724182
>Play that game and show Ian that he owes you more respect
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>>2724204
>>2724490
You COULD be a dick and make Ian even angrier, but the whole team could suffer from that. Instead, you do the exact opposite : you'll show him that without you, the team won't go anywhere. That's why you accept to play that game against Aberystwyth (...I'll call them Abery' from now on).

After less than 10 minutes, you realize that your muscles hurt. After all the effort your made recently...you understand why.

12th minute. The goalkeeper misses his clearance. The ball lands in your feet, you're 35 metres away from the goal, the GK is just between the goal and you...

> 1 : SHOOT (54%) (1D100)
> 2 : Keep the ball and dribble the GK (50%) (1D100)
> 3 : Stop and wait for your teammates (no roll needed)
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>2724629
>1 : SHOOT (54%) (1D100)
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>2724629
>1 : SHOOT (54%) (1D100)
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>>2724697
You kick. Not too hard though : you want the ball to describe a nice, beautiful curve. The keeper jumps, but he is too short to even touch the ball. It bounces on the goal line, and goes into the net. 1 - 0 for Bangor.

36th minute. Corner kick for your team. The opposing defenders manage to kick the ball away from their goal. You see that the ball is heading towards you...

> 1 : Remember that Pavard goal against Argentina ? Do that. (7%, might make you famous ; if you roll above 80%, you can hurt yourself) (1D100)
> 2 : Stop the ball and start dribbling through the defence before shooting (50% * 2 then 54%. If just ONE of those dice is above 90, you can accidentally hurt yourself) (3D100)
> 3 : Give a short pass to the centre forward, on your left (65% ; he has a 25% chance of scoring) (2D100)
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Rolled 41, 72 = 113 (2d100)

>>2724900
>3 : Give a short pass to the centre forward, on your left (65% ; he has a 25% chance of scoring) (2D100)
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Rolled 20, 13 = 33 (2d100)

>>2724900
>3 : Give a short pass to the centre forward, on your left (65% ; he has a 25% chance of scoring) (2D100)
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Rolled 57, 85 = 142 (2d100)

>>2724900
> 3 : Give a short pass to the centre forward, on your left (65% ; he has a 25% chance of scoring) (2D100)
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>>2724919
>>2724941
>>2724950
You deflect softly the ball to your teammate. He gets it, pushes it a little bit, and shoots hard...it's in the goal ! 2 - 0 !

During the halt-time, you don't talk to Ian, you don't even look at him. He doesn't try to talk to you neither, maybe he IS swallowing his pride.

49th minute. Free kick for you. It's far from the goal, Abery' didn't even bother putting a wall in front of you, they think you're too far away from the goal to be immediately dangerous.

> 1 : Shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
> 2 : Long cross in front of the goal (34%) (1D100)
> 3 : Short pass to a close teammate (no roll needed)
> 4 : Short pass to a teammate but immediately ask for the ball afterwards (65%) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 29 (1d100)

>>2725082
> 1 : Shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 70 (1d100)

>>2725082
> 4 : Short pass to a teammate but immediately ask for the ball afterwards
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>2725082
>4
>>
Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>2725082
>1 : Shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>2725082
>Nat 1
>> 1 : Shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>2725082
>> 1 : Shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>2725149
+1
>>
Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>2725082
> 1 : Shoot from here
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>>2726056
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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>>2726056
All star
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>>2726056

Eat shit Ian. We can do more than just ran fast.
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>>2726056
Wew
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>>2725149
>>2725279
>>2725434
>>2725587
>>2725623
>>2726056
You shoot from here because...why not ? You're already leading 2 - 0, that would only be extra fun. You take a few steps backward, a kick a weird knuckleball. At first, everyone thought the GK could save it. But suddenly, the ball shifts to the left. The keeper looses his balance ; the defenders are shocked ; your teammates jump for joy. 3 - 0, and another incredible goal for you !

65th minute. You're being substituted, and it's a good idea, because your legs really started to hurt. As you walk out of the pitch, you notice that Ian doesn't compliment you. He rarely compliments anyone whatsoever.

> "Not bad for a blowhard who can only run fast, huh ?"
> "That was cool."
> "Hey, actually you were right. I really should focus on my performances. Maybe one day it will allow me to play with a good head coach."
> Don't say anything
> Say something else (write)
>>
>>2726846
>Don't say anything
Fuck him, he's an asshole, no need for more stupid drama
>>
>>2726846
> Don't say anything

We'll just move next season.
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>>2726849
You don't say anything. Things will work out eventually. Just keep showing him that YOU are the real boss of the team, and one day, he will understand.

You sit down on the bench and watch your teammates play. Nicole, the club's physio, sits next to you.

"Jordan, I saw you were limping when getting out of the pitch. Your legs hurt, don't they ?"
"Well...yeah...I mean, I've made some big efforts recently, and I haven't slept a lot...so maybe I need some rest now."
"You definitely do. Let me take a look at your legs."

She's so sweet and caring. You almost want to call her "mom". She grabs your calf and forces you to extend your leg. Now that your muscle is "cold", it aches more than it usually does.

"How does it feel ?" she asks.

> "Absolutely unbearable. I should rest for a full month, maybe more." (You will miss the CL game against Arsenal and Basel)
> "It's painful, I can't play next week if things stay that way." (this is the most honest response) (You'll miss the game against Arsenal)
> "It hurts, but I can handle this."
> "Meh. It's BARELY uncomfortable. I could play again tomorrow."
>>
>>2726879
> "It's painful, I can't play next week if things stay that way." (this is the most honest response)

No need to lie to her.
>>
>>2726879
>> "It's painful, I can't play next week if things stay that way." (this is the most honest response) (You'll miss the game against Arsenal)
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>>2726879
>> "It's painful, I can't play next week if things stay that way." (this is the most honest response)
>>
>>2726879
> "It's painful, I can't play next week if things stay that way."

The worst thing we could do is play against Arsenal and be shit, and make the injury worse. Also never lie to your doctors or physios, because they fucking know a lot more about the body than you do.
>>
>>2726882
>>2726888
"It's painful, I can't play next week if things stay that way."

You know your schedule. You're going to miss that game against Arsenal. But if you would have forced yourself to play, it would have had some awful consequences on your physical condition.

"Okay Jordan, it doesn't seem too serious. But you've been pushing a little too hard this week, you need to be taken care of."
"So what should I do ?"
"Go to a massage parlour, you'll recover faster."

When you were in high school, "massage parlour" meant "brothel" to you. It takes you a full second to understand what Nicole is talking about.

"Ooooh...an actual massage parlour..."
"Yes, why ?" asks Nicole while raising an eyebrow.
"N-nevermind..."
"So, you're getting a massage ?"

> "Sure, sounds cool."
> "Isn't that...your job ?"
> "I don't like having girls caressing my naked oiled body."
> other (write)
>>
>>2726942
>"Sure, sounds cool."
>>
>>2726942
>> "Sure, sounds cool."
>>
>>2726942
>> "Sure, sounds cool."
>>
>>2726942
>> "Sure, sounds cool."
>>
>>2727380
>>2727562
>>2727578
"Sure, sounds cool."

The next day, you're waiting in a small massage salon at the south of Bangor. You have a medical prescription signed by Nicole in your left hand. Funny how getting your legs massaged is considered "medical treatment", and is partially covered by your health insurance. This place looks nothing like a "medical" building.

A woman come to talk to you. She has a familiar face, but you can't remember where you've seen her before...

"Sir, please come inside." she says with a kind smile.

You follow her. She brings you to another room and ask you to remove all your clothes except your underwear, and put a towel around your waist.

> Ask her "Excuse me but...have I seen you before ?"
> Say nothing
>>
>>2726942
> "Sure, sounds cool."

Ask for recommendations, because getting that wrong could be awkward.
>>
>>2727956
>> Ask her "Excuse me but...have I seen you before ?"
>>
>>2727956
> Ask her "Excuse me but...have I seen you before ?"

I wonder who it is.
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>>2727970
>>2727968
"Excuse me but...have I seen you before ?" you ask behind the curtain, as you remove your clothes.
"Well, if you've already been to this massage parlour, yes. I only have two colleagues here, so it's very likely that you remember my face."

You've never been here before, so it can't be that. What if...what if she was one of the strippers you saw when you went to the strip club with George and Tom ? Or maybe she's one of the numerous fans that come to see you while training. Or maybe that's a childhood friend from Ohio ; you noticed that her british accent is slightly different from what you've heard so far.

> "Do you have a part-time job ?"
> "Have you worked somewhere else before ?"
> "Do you like football ?"
> "Do you come from America ?"
> Say nothing
> Say something else (write)
>>
>>2728014
>> "Do you come from America ?"
>>
>>2728014
>>"Do you come from Merica?"
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>>2728014
>> "Do you come from America ?"
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>>2728069
You lie down on the table. The girl stands up and wash her hands before massaging you.

"Do you come from America ?" you ask.
"No, I come from Llandygai. Why ?"
"Oh, for nothing..."

She's getting confused. She stops smiling, and her face looks even more familiar now. You have it on the tip of your tongue.

> "What's your name ?"
> "Do YOU know my face ? Because I'm sure I know you, but I can't remember why."
> "Do you have a doppelganger that I might have met somewhere ?"
> Stop trying to figure out who she is
>>
>>2728376
>> "Do YOU know my face ? Because I'm sure I know you, but I can't remember why."
>>
>>2728376
> "Do YOU know my face ? Because I'm sure I know you, but I can't remember why."
>>
>>2728376
>"Do YOU know my face? Because I'm sure I know you, but I can't remember why."
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>>2728376
> "What's your name ?"

Guessing it's Emily's sister
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>>2728391
>>2728396
>>2728423
>>2728441
"Do YOU know my face ? Because I'm sure I know you, but I can't remember why."
"No...I don't think I know you..."
"So...what's your name ?"
"Davies."
"I mean, your first name"
"Oh. It's Juliet."

Ooooooh. Juliet. That's it. That's Emily's sister. It's obvious now, they have the same facial features and almost the same voice. She's like a "prettier" version of Emily. You feel irrationaly relieved now that you figured out who she is.

"Hey, do you have a sister called Emily ?"
"Oh, okay, I got it. You're Steve, right ? You're either Steve or Jordan, because those are the only people she knows."

You giggle.

"I'm Jordan. Nice to meet you."

Juliet starts massaging you while talking about her sister. Apparently, she likes you, but you already knew that.

> Talk about Emily
> Talk about Juliet, learn more about her
> Stay silent until the end of the massage
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>>2728541
>Talk about Juliet, learn more about her
>>
>>2728541
>> Talk about Juliet, learn more about her
>>
>>2728541
> Talk about Juliet, learn more about her
>>
>>2728541
>Talk about Juliet, learn more about her
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>>2728548
>>2728557
>>2728561
>>2728609
"So...tell me more about yourself."
"Well, Emily has probably told you a lot. We live together since a long time, we had a brother that hated us...what do you want to know ?"

> "Your hobbies"
> "Your dreams"
> "Your relationship with Emily."
> "Your bra size ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)"
> other
> "Nothing actually"
>>
>>2728701
>> "Your relationship with Emily."
> "Your bra size ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)"
>>
>>2728701
>"Your relationship with Emily."
>>
>>2728701
>"Your relationship with Emily."
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>>2728705
>>2728907
>>2728991
"What's your relationship with Emily, exactly ?"
"What a weird question. I think she's everything to me. We've been really close ever since we were kids, we share everything, and even today, I still take care of her. What's YOUR relationship with her ? You like her, right ?"

> "I barely know her."
> "She's a friend."
> "She's a GREAT friend."
> "I want to get into her pants."
> other (write)
>>
>>2728701
>> "Your relationship with Emily."
>>
>>2731877
> "She's a good friend."
>>
>>2731877
> "She's a good friend."
>>
>>2731909
>>2731993
"She's a good friend."
"Yeah, I think she feels the same way. You are one of the few people who actually takes time to be interested in what she does."
"You mean drawing maps, writing fictional biographies and imagining new languages ? Yeah, that's...intriguing. Does she do other things ?"

An amused smile appears on Juliet's face.

"You have no idea how many hobbies she has. She's fond of cooking, cartoons and gangster movies. I admit, she cooks really well. Oh, and she plays a lot of video games that involve genealogy, she's fascinated by that."
"...like...which games ?"
"The Sims, Crusader Kings, and that's all I remember. She also has that weird appeal for Stereophonics, and recently, she wanted to do some tabletop roleplaying game."

> "So...she's normal, after all ?"
> "Do you spend time with her ?"
> "Isn't that exhausting to take care of an aspie ?"
> "Are you into the same hobbies ?"
> "Tell me about your brother..."
> other
> Don't say anything a let her massage you in silence
>>
>>2732077
> "Do you spend time with her ?"
>>
>>2732077
> "Are you into the same hobbies ?
>>
>>2732077
> "Are you into the same hobbies ?
>>
>>2732077
> "Are you into the same hobbies ?"
>>
Congratulations to South Africa for winning the World Cup!
>>
>>2732508
kek

>>2732505
>>2732424
>>2732346
"Are you into the same hobbies ?"
"Not really. I like the way she cooks, but otherwise I just leave her alone. Personally, I'm into chinese culture."
"What do you mean ?"
"Their philosophy, their traditions, their beliefs, their medecine...it's just so fascinating."

> "Are you into anime ?"
> "How do you even practice that hobby ?"
> "Hey I'm also into asian culture, especially their porn"
> "That cool, tell me more about it."
> other
>>
>>2734092
>"That cool, tell me more about it."
>>
>>2734092
> "That cool, tell me more about it."
>>
I think it would be cool if we got a rival character, like that dude from Thunder Bay
>>
>>2735141
I write that down, it might be useful very soon...

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>>2734124
>>2734829
"That cool, tell me more about it."
"Well...for example, I know how to practice acupuncture. I have a lot of clients who come here for this. Wanna try ?"

> "I don't really like needles."
> "How much does it cost ?"
> "Sure."
> "Does it have any side effect ?"
>>
>>2735464
> "Does it have any side effect ?"
>>
>how much does it cost?
>>
>>2735477
"Does it have any side effect ?"
"Not if the doctor is competent. And guess what, I am competent !" she says with a big smile. "The only effect it will have is reduce muscular pain and make you more relaxed. So, wanna try ? It's 20 pounds."

20 pounds is nearly 27 dollars. That's...somehow expensive for a medical treatment that doesn't even work, according to science.

> "Okay, I'll try." (50% chance it actually give you 1 stamina point. If you roll above 80, it might TAKE you 1 stamina point) (1D100)
> "Sorry, not interested."
> other
>>
Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>2735579

> "Okay, I'll try."
>>
Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>2735579
>"Okay, I'll try." (50% chance it actually give you 1 stamina point. If you roll above 80, it might TAKE you 1 stamina point) (1D100)
>>
>>2735579
>Okay I'll try
>>
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>>2735601
>>2735607
You accept. It's not THAT expensive and it will be a new experience for you. Moreover, you're indirectly paying Juliet's wage, so everyone benefits from that in the end. Weirdly enough, this is one of the most relaxing things your ever did, so relaxing that you could almost feel your body regenerate itself as Juliet inserts the needles in your skin.

Do you all remember how we use those stamina points ? Just say yes or no, I simply want to make sure before going to the next post.
>>
>>2735756
+10 to a DC to make things easier and pull off nutty shots right?
>>
>>2735756
Yes
>>
>>2735756
>Hey, not that I doubted it, but you really are good at this acupuncture thing!
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>>2735830
Okay thanks guys

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You thank Juliet and compliment her acupuncture skill. You never thought you'd get ASMR with needles, but it happened.

Fast forward to two weeks later. You missed the CL game against Arsenal and a championship game against Cefn. Even if Bangor City won that championship game (3-1), and kept their 1st place, this won't make up for the heavy defeat in CL (6-0).

1. Arsenal, 3pts
2. Schalke, 3pts
3. Basel, 0pt
4. Bangor, 0pt

You're now ready to play again, and it will be a CL match against Basel (lvl 16).

8th minute. You get the ball in the middle of the field. The swiss defence is scattered...

> 1 : Long cross to Tom (16% ; 50% chance he scores) (2D100)
> 2 : Short pass to George (41%) (1D100)
> 3 : Solo rush to the goal (2 * 28%) (2D100)
>>
Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>2736173
>> 2 : Short pass to George (41%) (1D100)
>>
>>2736173
> 2 : Short pass to George (41%) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 45, 49 = 94 (2d100)

>>2736173
>1
>>
Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>2736173
>> 2 : Short pass to George (41%) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>2736173
> 2 : Short pass to George (41%)
>>
Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>2736238
+1
>>
Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>2736173
> 2 : Short pass to George

Hoo boy, all these bad rolls for passing, our highest stat.
>>
Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>2736173

> 2 : Short pass to George (41%) (1D100)
>>
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>>2736178
>>2736205
>>2736209
>>2736238
>>2736251
>>2736269
>>2736277
You try to give a short pass to George, so he can run on the left wing and create a dangerous situation. Instead, your kick is too weak and ends up between the feet of a Basel player.

Your mistake has huge consequences. Immediately after retrieving te ball, Basel attacks and score at the end of a collective movement. Your defence couldn't do anything to stop that. 1 - 0.

24th minute. You're receiving an aerial ball near the penalty area, from your right.

> 1 : Deflect the ball to your left winger (41% ; 20% chance he scores) (2D100)
> 2 : Stop the ball, control it with your feet and shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
> 3 : Stop the ball and start dribbling between the defenders (28%) then shoot (30%) (2D100)
>>
Rolled 61, 52 = 113 (2d100)

>>2736279
>> 1 : Deflect the ball to your left winger (41% ; 20% chance he scores) (2D100)
>>
Rolled 88, 87 = 175 (2d100)

>>2736279
>> 1 : Deflect the ball to your left winger (41% ; 20% chance he scores) (2D100)

>Immediately after retrieving te ball, Basel attacks and score at the end of a collective movement. Your defence couldn't do anything to stop that. 1 - 0.

Holy shit. We're in the CL way too early.
>>
Rolled 25, 81 = 106 (2d100)

>>2736279
>1
>>
Rolled 20, 28 = 48 (2d100)

>>2736279
> 1 : Deflect the ball to your left winger
>>
Rolled 17, 68 = 85 (2d100)

>>2736279
> 3 : Stop the ball and start dribbling between the defenders (28%) then shoot (30%)
>>
Rolled 70 (1d100)

>>2736279
>> 2 : Stop the ball, control it with your feet and shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
>>
>>2736301
Should we use a stamina point on this?
>>
Anyone else want to roll before we use a stamina point for this one? >>2736301

On that note, how does our stamina make others perform better? Do we just scream at them until we lose a point? Not complaining though.
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>>2736282
>>2736289
>>2736294
>>2736301

>>2736307
Let's say you do.

(wait for next post)
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>>2736313
I dunno I guess our pass is so amazing it inspires the other players or something.
>>
>>2736289
>Holy shit. We're in the CL way too early.
Yeah we are, but watch how many team offers we're going to get after this season. Last year we had a offer from Scotland after this we're have offers all around Europe
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>>2736313
Just like Ngolo Kante, you're playing so well the whole team gets better

---------------------------

You hear George calling you. You see that the defenders are focused on you, so instead of scoring, you gently push the ball with the top of your head, just enough to give it to your teammate. George is now alone in front of the keeper, he shoots...and it's in ! 1 - 1 ! Bangor equalized !

44th minute. Dangerous opportunity for Basel.

> 1 : Run towards the guy and tackle him (6% ; if you roll between 7 and 50, it's a free kick for Basel) (1D100)
> 2 : Wait for the guy to come near you then tackle him (24% ; if you roll between 25 and 50, it's a penalty for Basel) (1D100)
> 3 : Move back to your goal (34% chance you're in the trajectory of the ball. If you roll between 35 and 60, the goalkeeper gets it. Be careful : the other guy might kick really hard and it COULD hurt you) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 18 (1d100)

>>2736375
>> 2 : Wait for the guy to come near you then tackle him (24% ; if you roll between 25 and 50, it's a penalty for Basel) (1D100)
I don't want to get hurt
>>
Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>2736375
> 1 : Run towards the guy and tackle him

A freekick is better than a penalty or injury.
>>
Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>2736375
> 3 : Move back to your goal

Chances on the others are garbage.
>>
>>2736400
>>2736426
You sure you don't want to vote for him >>2736396
>>
>>2736426
>>2736400
My roll is a success
>>
>>2736461
Sure.
>>
>>2736396
Supporting
>>
Actually, I should have kept my mouth shut and roll 1d3 to satisfy my sadistic impulses

--------------------

You don't give the striker the opportunity to score. You come close to him and don't let him go, and after a few seconds of intense efforts, you eventually get the ball back. Good work.

Half time. For you very first CL game, you gave an assist. Not bad. But you also made a terrible mistake, and Ian, as a demanding manager, won't forget to remind you of that. Nothing suprising here.

Except this time, he seems weirdly agressive towards you.

> "What's wrong with you ?"
> Nevermind, focus on the game
>>
>>2736533
>> Nevermind, focus on the game
>>
>>2736533
>Nevermind, focus on the game
>>
>>2736533
> Nevermind, focus on the game

He's probably getting fired. Forcing us to play against the shit team meant we missed the Arsenal game. I mean we still would have lost but the media probably ripped him apart.
>>
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>>2736534
>>2736564
You tell yourself that he's just trying to crush your ego. Meh, whatever. Just let him yell at you and focus on the pitch.

65th minute. Since the beginning of the second half, the game has been atrociously boring. Bangor is defending, Basel is keeping the ball and making useless passes over and over again. Basically Russia v Spain during the 2018 WC.

You decide to "push" a little bit and try to steal the ball from the opponent's feet. It doesn't work, but one of the defenders, surprised by your sudden aggressiveness, makes an awful pass that you intercept.

You're in a good position...

> 1 : Dribble the last defender (28%) and shoot (30%) (2D100)
> 2 : Shoot from here (10%) (1D100)
> 3 : Wait for the defender to come close then dive (75% chance the referee blows) (1D100)
> 4 : Go to the left side of the pitch and wait for a teammate (no roll needed)
>>
Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>2736677
>> 3 : Wait for the defender to come close then dive (75% chance the referee blows) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 33, 16 = 49 (2d100)

>>2736677
> 1 : Dribble the last defender (28%) and shoot (30%) (2D100)

I know diving is the best option, but it seems cheap.
>>
Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>2736677
>3
>>
Rolled 83, 40 = 123 (2d100)

>>2736677
> 1 : Dribble the last defender (28%) and shoot (30%) (2D100)
>>
Rolled 20, 34 = 54 (2d100)

>>2736677
> 1 : Dribble the last defender (28%) and shoot (30%) (2D100)
>>
>>2736713
Support
>>
Rolled 7, 15 = 22 (2d100)

>>2736677
>1
How many more games do we have in the season OP? So we know if we can go all out with a stamina here
>>
>>2737438
>7
>15
Pretty Good
>>
Rolled 10, 24 = 34 (2d100)

>>2736677
> 1 : Dribble the last defender (28%) and shoot (30%) (2D100)
>>
>>2737536
>10
>24
Pretty Good, another success
>>
Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>2736677
2
>>
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>>2737438
>How many more games do we have in the season OP?
If you want to play all CL games, that will be at least 5 more. If you don't want to play them all, maybe 3 or 4.But maybe I'll do something for the next transfer period in winter.
...do you want to play all Champion's League matches ?

--------------

>>2737536
>>2737438
>>2737350
>>2737087
>>2736713
There's only one defender in front of you. You accelerate and easily run past him. You are now alone with the keeper. You choose to shoot softly, with the inside of your right foot, in the bottom right corner of the goal. You kick...and it's 2 - 1 ! 2 - 1 ! Bangor City is leading !

Basel has been warned : you are also able to take advantage of every single mistake they might make. Now comes the difficult part, where your opponents actually try to score.

69th minute. You have moved all the way back to your own penalty area. Basel has been trying to get throught your dense defence, but that's not easy. They are now trying to shoot from the outside of the box...

> 1 : Tackle the guy who's trying to shoot (6% ; you commit a foul if you roll between 7 and 50. You might even hurt yourself if you roll between 90 and 100) (1D100)
> 2 : Don't intervene (50% chance the guy misses his shot) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>2738649
> 2 : Don't intervene (50% chance the guy misses his shot) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>2738649

> 2 : Don't intervene
>>
Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>2738649
> 2 : Don't intervene (50% chance the guy misses his shot) (1D100)
>>
>>2738660
>>2738657
>>2738655
You choose to not intervene. Considering the situation, the score, and the issue of this game, it's very likely that you'll commit a foul if you touch him. And it was the right decision : the Basel striker kicks too hard and too high, he compeletely misses his target.

Unfortunately, you couldn't hold your advantage any longer. At the 84th minute, Basel equalizes on a corner kick, and it's completely deserved.

You COULD stop here and consider that one point is enough, but Tom wants to take some risks. He wants to do the "american football trick", where all the players move forwards directly after the kick-off, so that the defence does not have time to react. Really useful to score directly after conceding a goal, but quite risky if it doesn't work.

> Take that risk
> A tie is good enough, let's play in defence and wait for the end of the game
>>
>>2738715
>1
Fuck it lets go boys.
>>
>>2738715
> Take that risk

Hold on to your seats boys. We're going in hot.
>>
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You agree to take that risk.

Immediately after the kick-off, all your teammates rush towards the opposing goal. You can clearly see that the field is divided in 3 zones. Depending on where you send the ball, it can lead to different situations, which can all result in a goal...

> 1 : Long cross to the left (16%) (80% chance of scoring if you make a good cross) (2D100)
> 2 : Long cross in the middle (16% * 2 ; if just ONE of your rolls is below 16 or equal to 16, it's considered a success.) (60% chance of scoring if you make a good cross) (3D100)
> 3 : Long cross to the right (32% * 2 ; only one good roll is needed. However, this doesn't lead directly to a goal, but to another goal-scoring opportunity) (2D100)
>>
Rolled 16, 36, 1 = 53 (3d100)

>2
I'm feeling lucky today.
>>
Rolled 17, 31, 86 = 134 (3d100)

>>2738740
> 2 : Long cross in the middle
>>
Rolled 84, 37, 57 = 178 (3d100)

>>2738740
> 2 : Long cross in the middle
>>
>>2738775
SUPPORT
>>
>>2738775
Nice, I think that's a success
>>
>>2738775
Awww yiss
>>
>>2738800
It is indeed

>>2738775
>>2738787
>>2738788
>>2738799
You kick the ball directly towards the goal, since you have two teammates in that direction. The first one completely misses his intervention ; the second one, seeing that the cross is slightly too powerful, decides to just throw his leg forward.

And then, a miracle happens. The very tip of his left foot hits the ball JUST at the right moment, deflecting it JUST enough so the ball is JUST one inch out of reach for the keeper. You see your teammates jumping, you hear the crowd cheering, you understand that Bangor scored. 3 - 2, absolutely astonishing !

The score stays the same until the end of the game. You did it ! You won against Basel ! Half of your teammates can't even stand up, this game was one of the most physically demanding you ever played.

1. Arsenal, 6 pts
2. Schalke, 3 pts
3. Bangor, 3 pts
4. Basel, 0 pts

What's more important are your stats after this game. One goal and two assists for an american 20-year-old playing with a welsh team...it sounds too far-fetched to be true.

At the end of the game, Tom and George come talk to you. You recognize this mischievous smile...

"Hey Jordan, wanna celebrate this victory ?" ask Tom.
"What do you mean by this ?"
"I dunno, going to the strip club, going to the bar...or maybe you could invite us to your place ! You know what, I'll let you choose."

> "Strip club !" (What George prefers)
> "Let's drink !" (What Tom prefers)
> "Follow me home !"
> Something else
> "Actually, I don't feel like it."
>>
>>2739071
> "Let's drink !"
>>
>>2739071
> "Strip club !" (What George prefers)

I wonder how the atmosphere is in Bangor after all this
>>
>>2739071
>> "Let's drink !"
>>
Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>2739071
>"Let's drink!"
Time to get FUCKED UP, rolling for what tier of drunk shenanigans we get up to.
>>
>>2739091
>>2739152
>>2739215
"Let's drink !"

You decide to put your liver at work tonight. Tom and George are up for it, but Tom is CLEARLY the happiest here.

A few minutes later, as the head coach is still in press conference, you are already heading to the closest pub...

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It is now 1AM, and you're entering in your 4th bar. Dammit, there's more bars in this city of 20 000 inhabitants than in the entire state of Ohio. You can't walk straight anymore, but at least...you can still walk, contrary to Tom who is so SMASHED he can barely stand up. Some fans recognized you and paid your drink, which only made things worse (or better depending on your point of view).

The bar you're entering right now is probably the biggest, or one of the biggest in Bangor. It's full of students in there. As you order another beer, you notice a group of cute girls. Tom and George tell you that those girls have been staring at you, and that you should go talk to them.

> Do it (write the first thing you say to the girls)
> "...you're kidding me ?"
> Ignore the girls
> Do something else (write)
>>
>>2739352
>"... you're kidding me ?"
>>
>>2739352
>"Which one of you girls likes soccer?"
Full cringe engage.
>>
>>2739763
Support
>>
>>2739763
>>2739786
You approach the girls. You remember that scene in Narcos where Steve meets his wife in a bar. Stay cool. Be confident. They don't care about what you say, what matters is how you say it. Even if things don't work out, this is gonna be fine...

"Hey, which one of you girls likes soccer ?"

The girls look at each other before saying that they don't really like soccer. They're smiling, maybe you're making a good impression.

"Why ?"
"Well...you're looking at a professional soccer player that just won his first Champion's League game."

You say that in a quirky way, which makes some girls giggle.

"Where do you play ?" ask one of the girls.

> "Bangor...and you ?"
> "Bangor...or should I say...Bang her ?" (point at the cutest girl in the group)
> "On a soccer pitch, why ?"
> "In your pants, baby."
> Other, less autistic response (write-in)
>>
>>2740805
>> "Bangor...or should I say...Bang her ?" (point at the cutest girl in the group)
Ahahaha let's go full autist.,
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>>2740811
"Bangor...or should I say...Bang her ?"

Some girls laugh, while the others look shocked. This is probably the cringiest thing you could say. The girl you're pointing at has a completely unamused face. She responds without even looking at you.

"If I had a gun, I would really be happy to go 'BANG' with you."

> "But you don't have a gun ! So let's fuck !"
> "If I had a gun, you would have no choice."
> Don't respond, make a 360 degree turn and walk away
> Find a better answer (write)
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>>2740842
Is there anything we can use to show a cool soccer trick? I want to dig the hole deeper without having a restraining order filed against me.
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>>2740853
There's a crumbled up piece of paper on a table. You could use that to impress the girls, but there are two problems :
1 - This is not really bouncy
2 - You're not used to this kind of tricks

> Try anyway (10% chance the girls are impressed ; if you roll between 11 and 30, at least one of them will be impressed, but not all of them) (1D100)
> Don't try and say something
> Don't try and walk away
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>2740877
>Try anyway
Activate contingency plan delta! If we do well they'll know that we're the next big name in football and not lying to get in their pants.
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>>2740882
Am I the only one here right now? Seems kinda dead.
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Rolled 33 (1d100)

>>2740882
Rolling
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>2740877
>Try anyway

The new Captcha is an absolute pain in the ass
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>>2740884
Depends on the time
I'm pretty sure most of the people who play are from the US, so right now they must be at work or sleeping or doing something with their life instead of posting on an anime imageboard :'(

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>>2740882
>>2741049
>>2740886
You pick up the small paper ball.

"Hey girls, watch this." you say with a voice full of confidence.

Unfortunately, you're only used to actual soccer balls. You push the cringe even further by not being able to juggle with the paper ball for a full minute. After several failed attempts, George comes to your help.

"Please forgive our friend, he's a little too drunk."

He gives you another pint. You keep drinking and forget about the women. Eventually, a guy with Bangor City's jersey recognizes you and offers you another drink. That was good evening.

As you walk home, alone, you feel...sick. You're pretty sure you've drank a little too much. Since you're walking by a pizzeria (the only one to be open at night), you could eat something to lower your blood alcohol...

> "Let's eat a pizza"
> "Let's just go back home and drink water"
> "I can handle this without eating"
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>>2741113
>eat pizza
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>>2741113
>"Let's eat a pizza"
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>>2741113
Tbh this was the outcome I wanted.
>Pizza
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>>2741113
>> "Let's eat a pizza"
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>>2741130
>>2741193
>>2741295
>>2741342
You enter the pizzeria. You know it's a good pizzeria because the cashier wears a Juventus jersey. You order the greasiest pizza you could find and sit down. You have trouble walking, you've never drank so much in your entire life ; you can't even make a complete sentence without struggling to find your words every 5 seconds.

You sit down and notice that some dudes are staring at you. Little do they know, you just won a Champion's League game. You look like an average alcoholic. While eating your pizza, you receive a phonecall. It's Jacob Levinstein, your agent. Shit, it's 2 am, what does he want ?

> Answer
> Don't answer
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>>2741453
>Don't Answer
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>>2741453
>Don't answer
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>>2741453
>> Don't answer
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>>2741453
> Don't answer
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>>2741453
>Answer
What could go wrong?
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>>2741561
>>2742192
>>2742283
"Fuck that guy" you tell yourself. "He could have woken me up...if I was sleeping."

You enjoy your pizza, drink your soda, and go back home, completely ignoring Jacob's phonecall. Needless to say, you still staggered a little bit when walking back home. The next morning, you have a mild headache and you want to throw up...but it's tolerable. You don't even need to take an Aspirin, so...that's fine.

Fast forward to one month later. You've played two CL games during this time span, and you lost both of them. 3 - 0 and 4 - 0, both times against Schalke.

1. Arsenal, 10 pts
2. Schalke, 9 pts
3. Bangor, 3 pts
4. Basel, 1 pts

You can't qualify for the CL knockout phase anymore, but you can still try your best to qualify for the EL knockout phase (if you finish at the third place). Today's game is against Arsenal ; you're playing at home, so this could give you a little advantage (Exceptionally, Arsenal is level 16 instead of 18).

39th minute. So far, this game has been terrible for Bangor. Arsenal is leading 2 - 0, and it's completely deserved. You get a free kick near the penalty area, which give you the opportunity to be less ridiculous.

> 1 : Shoot directly (31%) (1D100)
> 2 : Give an aerial pass to whoever is in the surface (41% chance a Bangor player gets it ; 75% chance he scores IF he gets the ball) (2D100)
> 3 : Long cross to the left side of the pitch (15% ; if this results in a goal, it will destabilize Arsenal's defence) (1D100)
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Rolled 63, 29 = 92 (2d100)

>>2743092
> 2 : Give an aerial pass to whoever is in the surface (41% chance a Bangor player gets it ; 75% chance he scores IF he gets the ball) (2D100)
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Rolled 96, 29 = 125 (2d100)

>>2743092

> 2 : Give an aerial pass to whoever is in the surface

Well, we can't save Bangor in every game I suppose. Damn Schalke is just beating us up.
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Rolled 16, 55 = 71 (2d100)

>2 aerial pass
I really like how this runs during my job so I have something to do in the downtime. Go Bangor!
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Rolled 80, 45 = 125 (2d100)

>>2743092
>> 2 : Give an aerial pass to whoever is in the surface (41% chance a Bangor player gets it ; 75% chance he scores IF he gets the ball) (2D100)
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>>2743111
Also can't format shit because I'm phoneposting scum, such is life.
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>>2743113
If it makes you feel better, you're the only one who rolled low enough. Good job!
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>>2743101
>>2743111
>>2743112
Everyone expects you to shoot, but instead, you're gonna kick the ball in the air, and hope that a teammate catches it. And things go just as expected : one of your teammates, taller than everyone else, manages to deflect the ball to the right side of the goal, whereas the keeper was going to the other side. 2 - 1 for Arsenal, but Bangor isn't dead yet.

57th minute. Arsenal scores another goal, making it 3 - 1. This one was the result of a beautiful collective move ; once again, you can't say that they've been lucky, this was pure talent.

64th minute. Corner kick for Bangor. You stand at the penalty spot, and the ball goes towards you...

> 1 : Score with a header (20%) (1D100)
> 2 : Put the ball in front of the goal, so a teammate can get it (41%) and score (48%) (2D100)
> 3 : Stop the ball with your torso, control it with your feet (65% chance you keep the ball and no opponent steals it from you), then shoot (31%) (2D100)
> 4 : Attempt an overhead kick (1%, might have HUGE consequences) (1D100)

Let me remind you that you have 4 stamina points to spend, which means that you could, theoretically, add up to 40% to all those probabilities
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Rolled 9, 31 = 40 (2d100)

>>2743230
> 3 : Stop the ball with your torso, control it with your feet
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>2743230
>1 : Score with a header (20%) (1D100)
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>2743230
> 1 : Score with a header

We rarely score with our head and seeing we already passed the dc, why not. Though, this is the first time two options passed so early.
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>>2743257
You decide to score using your head. You're a little too far from the goal, but there's no defender in front of you to prevent you from scoring. You jump at the exact right second, quickly tilt your head to give it some momentum, the ball bounces off your head, it goes above the keeper...and IT'S IN ! 3 - 2 ! Damn, you put so much rage in this headbutt ! It's almost like you're saying a big "Screw you" to Arsenal.

84th minute. You get a counterattack and end up in a situation where you, and two of your teammates, confront 3 defenders. Your right winger has the ball.

> 1 : Ask for the ball, get through the defence all alone (28%) (1D100)
> 2 : Ask for the ball, and quickly give it to George, your right winger, in order to confuse the defence (41% chance you make a good pass ; George has a 68% chance of scoring) (2D100)
> 3 : Don't ask for the ball and let your teammate play all alone (unknown outcome, no roll needed)
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Rolled 93, 14 = 107 (2d100)

>>2743339
> 2 : Ask for the ball, and quickly give it to George, your right winger, in order to confuse the defence
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Rolled 45, 80 = 125 (2d100)

>>2743339
>> 2 : Ask for the ball, and quickly give it to George, your right winger, in order to confuse the defence (41% chance you make a good pass ; George has a 68% chance of scoring) (2D100)
3rd option interests me but this seems like the best idea
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>>2743340
You ask for the ball, but the pass your receive is too powerful and you can't control it properly. It hits your knee and goes directly in the goalkeeper's gloves.

A few minutes later, the game is over. You scored once and delivered one assist. Not bad, especially in a CL game against a team like Arsenal. Sure, you lost, but you did well. Unfortunately, Basel won against Schalke, which means that you are virtually eliminated from all european competitions (there's still one game left, though).

1. Arsenal, 13 pts
2. Schalke, 9 pts
3. Basel, 4 pts
4. Bangor, 3 pts

As you walk out of the pitch, journalists are waiting for you in the hallway. You wanted to avoid them, but you were quickly surrounded, so you just accepted to answer their questions.

"Mister Key, how do you feel about this game ? You lost, but you fought well and didn't loose hope. Are you frustrated ?"

> "I am frustrated. Arsenal was protected by the referee and they have been lucky as hell."
> "A little bit. I think we deserved more than a defeat, after all we've done."
> "I can't really tell how I feel right now."
> "This is better than what I expected, I'm not really disappointed."
> "This is a great result. Despite the defeat, I'm proud of my teammates."
> Say something else (write-in)
> Walk away and don't answer that.
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>>2743390
>"This is a great result. Despite the defeat, I'm proud of my teammates."
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>>2743390
> Say something else (write-in)

"Obviously I'm disappointed by the defeat, but we did well against better opposition, and I'm proud of the way the way my teammates played."

Think we want a finer line on the comment, you should never be happy at losing, but we also have to recognize that we we actually did well to get this much.
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>>2743433
Yeah this one
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>>2743401
"Obviously I'm disappointed by the defeat, but we did well against better opposition, and I'm proud of the way the way my teammates played."

You don't appear too sad, but most importantly, you showed some respect towards your teammates. You sound like the "good guy" of the team.

"Mister Key, they have been rumors that you and your head coach don't get along. Can you tell us more about this ?"

Geez, where does that come from ? It is true that, since the day you dared respond to Ian Bellamy, he seems much "colder" when he talks to you ; he obviously doesn't like people who question his authority. But how did the journalists learn about that ?

> "It's true. We have a lot of disagreements and one of us needs to step back before it gets even worse."
> "I admit, he has quite a bad temper...did someone tell you about that, or do you just know his reputation ?"
> "He's my manager, I have nothing to say about him."
> "We don't have to get along. He's a good coach and that's all that matters."
> "I don't hate him, and I don't know how you came up with those stupid rumors."
> Something else (write-in)
> Walk away
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>>2743488
>> Walk away
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>>2743488
>He's a good coach and that's all that matters."
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>>2743495
>>2743512
Why not both?
> I don't hate him, he's a good coach and that's what matters
Then walk away
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>>2743495
>>2743512
"He's a good coach and that's all that matters."

You quickly run away. There are looking for drama, but they won't get it from you. They plead you to stay, but you ignore them. Good riddance.

Fast forward to two weeks later. You're playing against Basel (lvl 16), and this will be the last game of this CL group stage. You can't qualify for the CL knockout phase anymore, but you can still hope for a third place. You have no choice : you have to win.

3rd minute. This does not start well for Bangor ; Basel scores the first goal. 1 - 0 for the Swiss. Tom asks you if you want to do the "american football trick" again.

> "Let's take that risk"
> "It's too early, come on."
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>>2743619
> "It's too early, come on."

They're not going to let us get away with that shit again.
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>>2743619
>"It's too early, come on."
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>>2743703
You refuse to take too many risks. You have two goals to score, and plenty of time ahead of you. Let's do that the regular way.

22nd minute. Basel has been playing your half of the field for a long moment. The whole opposing team is within 50 yards of your goal. Jeremy Campbell, your defensive midfielder, intercepts the ball and reaches the centre circle. He makes a through-ball and, as you run to get the ball, you look at what you can do with it...

>1 : Run as fast as you can and shoot (Since you'll be out of breath at the end of your rush, you only have a 14% chance of scoring) (1D100)
> 2 : Long cross to the penalty spot (16% chance someone receives it ; 80% chance he scores if he actually receives the ball) (2D100)
> 3 : Cut inside (50% chance the defender falls for it) and shoot (31%) (2D100)
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Rolled 46, 81 = 127 (2d100)

>>2743803
>3 : Cut inside (50% chance the defender falls for it) and shoot (31%) (2D100)
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Rolled 76, 81 = 157 (2d100)

>>2743803
> 3 : Cut inside (50% chance the defender falls for it) and shoot (31%) (2D100)
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Rolled 85, 35 = 120 (2d100)

>>2743803

> 3 : Cut inside (50% chance the defender falls for it) and shoot (31%) (2D100)
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Rolled 40, 53 = 93 (2d100)

>>2743803
3
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Rolled 31, 57 = 88 (2d100)

>>2743803
> 3 : Cut inside (50% chance the defender falls for it) and shoot (31%) (2D100)
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>>2743811
>>2743877
>>2743894
>>2743897
>>2743911
You change direction abruptly, which makes the defender loose his balance and fall in the grass. You now have to deal with the keeper, you get closer, you shoot...oh, come on ! This wasn't even on target ! Ridiculous !

45th minute. Just a few seconds before half-time, Tom O'Hara, your striker, misses a huge opportunity. The ball lands in your feet...

> 1 : Shoot from here (31%) (1D100)
> 2 : Pass it to Tom (41%) and let him score (75%) (2D100)
> 3 : Keep the ball and outrun the defender (28% ; if you roll between 28 and 35, he might commit a foul) (1D100)
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Rolled 65, 74 = 139 (2d100)

>>2744048
>> 2 : Pass it to Tom (41%) and let him score (75%) (2D100)
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Rolled 53, 8 = 61 (2d100)

>>2744048
>2
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Rolled 69, 44 = 113 (2d100)

>>2744048

> 2 : Pass it to Tom (41%) and let him score (75%) (2D100)
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Rolled 62, 37 = 99 (2d100)

>>2744048
> 2 : Pass it to Tom (41%) and let him score (75%) (2D100)
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Rolled 33, 82 = 115 (2d100)

>>2744048
> 2 : Pass it to Tom (41%) and let him score (75%) (2D100)
How many games left this season?
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Rolled 5, 33 = 38 (2d100)

>>2744048
2
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Rolled 72, 98 = 170 (2d100)

>>2744048
>> 2 : Pass it to Tom (41%) and let him score (75%) (2D100)
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Rolled 56, 40 = 96 (2d100)

>>2744048
>2
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>>2744153
>How many games left this season?
You'll see ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

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>>2744093
>>2744121
>>2744134
>>2744140
>>2744153
>>2744258
>>2744807
>>2744855
You give it back to Tom with a short, fast, accurate pass. In less than a second, he blocks the ball under his left foot, and kicks it with his right foot. The goalkeeper wasn't expecting that, and he doesn't react fast enough to catch it. 1 - 1.

71st minute. Still 1 - 1 on the scoreboard. If it doesn't change, Basel is qualified for the EL knockout phase, and Bangor will finish at the last place of this group. The Swiss know that, which is why they are starting to waste time and provoke useless brawls.

Basel is making a substition. The player who walks out of the pitch takes his time. He walks REALLY slowly, so slowly that the crowd starts booing him. The referee should give him a yellow card for wasting time like this ; since this player already has a yellow card, this would expel him from the pitch, and give a small advantage to Bangor. However, the referee doesn't like having people telling him what to do...

> Go talk to the referee and ask for a yellow card (50% chance he is convinced ; if you roll between 90 and 100, YOU get a yellow card) (1D100)
> Yell at the player who is being substituted so he walks faster (No roll needed)
> Don't do anything
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>2744927
Fuck it, we're in the last game anyway. Nothing to lose.
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>2744927
> Go talk to the referee and ask for a yellow card (50% chance he is convinced ; if you roll between 90 and 100, YOU get a yellow card) (1D100)
>Walking Slow, he deserves worst than getting kicked from the game
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>2744927
>> Go talk to the referee and ask for a yellow card (50% chance he is convinced ; if you roll between 90 and 100, YOU get a yellow card) (1D100)
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Rolled 91 (1d100)

>>2744927
>Go talk to the referee
Can you explain this option, I don't watch Football
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What have you done Anon
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>Can you explain this option
It's not really an option, it's just that you can influence the referee by screaming at him. Pretty dure it's actually forbidden by the Laws of the Game.

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>>2744941
>>2744958
>>2744978
You come close to the referee and tell him, with a confident tone :

"Sir, this dude is making fun of us. He's wasting too much time, you're not gonna let him defy your authority like this, are you ?"

The referee wait for a few seconds, while staring silently at the Swiss player. He finally blows his whistle and call him. Yellow card, immediately followed by a red card. Basel's manager protests, but the referee is right.

(From now on and until the end of the game, Basel in now a lvl 14 team)

88th minute. You've been keeping the ball for a long moment, but Basel's defence is dense. You have the ball, you have to try something...

> 1 : Shoot from here (34%) (1D100)
> 2 : Run into the defence then dive (unknown consequences)
> 3 : Seek help on the wings (45%) (1D100)
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>2745042
>1 : Shoot from here (34%) (1D100)
Rollerinho
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>>2745050
Well that just sucks
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>2745042
> 1 : Shoot from here
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>>2745068
>miss by 1
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>2745042

> 1 : Shoot from here (34%) (1D100)
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>>2745042
supporting >>2745077
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We're carrying this team so hard we're going to risk a back injury if this keeps on.
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>>2745077
>>2745068
>>2745050
"Fuck it, we've got nothing to loose" you tell yourself. You shoot from here, as hard as you can and not too high. It's slightly deflected by a Basel player, but it's not completely stopped. The goalkeeper sees the ball at the very last second. Too late to react ; the ball goes into the net and makes your entire team go nuts. 2 - 1 for Bangor, you're qualified for the EL !

But it's not over. Basel decides to use the "american football" trick : send every player in your penalty area, and try to score at the end of a confusing movement.

You see the ball floating in the air, you can anticipate which player is about to get it...

> 1 : Use your body to hinder the guy (7%, you commit a foul if you roll between 8 and 15 ; if you roll above 16, you fail completely, and your defence has a 65% chance of intercepting the ball) (2D100)
> 2 : Stay in front of your goal (70% chance of intercepting the ball) (1D100)
> 3 : Use your header skill to reach the ball before the Basel player (23% ; if you roll between 24 and 40, you accidentally commit a foul. If you fail, your defence has a 65% chance of intercepting the ball) (2D100)
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>2745171
>2 : Stay in front of your goal (70% chance of intercepting the ball) (1D100)
>>
Rolled 53, 68 = 121 (2d100)

>>2745171
>> 3 : Use your header skill to reach the ball before the Basel player (23% ; if you roll between 24 and 40, you accidentally commit a foul. If you fail, your defence has a 65% chance of intercepting the ball) (2D100)
I believe!
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>2745171
> 2 : Stay in front of your goal (70% chance of intercepting the ball) (1D100)
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>2745171
>> 2 : Stay in front of your goal (70% chance of intercepting the ball) (1D100)
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>>2745176
>>2745185
>>2745275
>>2745426
You decide to stay in front of your goal and help your goalkeeper, by somehow covering the left side of the goal. Good decision : Basel's player try to score by shooting from the other side, but this only made them loose control. Jeremy, your defensive midfielder, kicks the ball to the other side of the pitch.

At the final blow, you and your teammates burst in joy. You somehow managed to finish at the 3rd place, and qualify for the EL knockout round.

1. Arsenal, 14 pts
2. Schalke, 10pts
3. Bangor, 6 pts
4. Basel, 4 pts

This game was played in Switzerland, and despite being away from home, in a city that you don't know at all, Tom and George want to "celebrate" again, before flying home tomorrow...

> "Again ? Are you trying to burn my liver ?"
> "Sur, be can we do something that does not involve alcohol ?"
> "Sure, I'm ready !"
>>
>>2745519
>> "Sure, I'm ready !"
Drunk Jordan adventures.
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>>2745519
>> "Sure, I'm ready !"
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>>2745519
> "Sure, I'm ready !"
Let's not drink that much alcohol this time
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>>2745553
>>2745584
>>2745647
"Sure, I'm ready !"

You put your classiest outfit and go out with your two teammates. You really are becoming friends with those guys...well, you've known them for more than a year now, so it's a good thing you became somewhat friend with them.

You go in a bar and start drinking. For some reasons, you have no problem talking to random girls and trying to seduce them. Even though it doesn't work...

> Keep trying to pick up chicks
> Stop the cringe now and carry on with the actual story, you boring QM !
>>
>>2745725
>Keep trying to pick up chicks
>>
>>2745725
> Stop the cringe

Really can't imagine Jordan getting anything done in a country in which he speaks none of the main languages, unless we've been secretly learning for our inevitable move.
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>>2745725
>Stop the cringe now and carry on with the actual story
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>>2745776
>>2745780
Your "pussy hunt" wasn't really successful. One girl, who spoke with a strong german accent, told you that you were cute, but that's the most you could get.

24 hours later, you're at home, trying to catch up those hours of sleep you missed. You don't remember every detail of what happened last night ; you drank a little too much. You still feel sick this morning. But that's fine.

You look at your phone. 17 missed calls from Jacob ? What the hell ?

> Call him ?...
> Don't
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>>2745824
>Call him
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>>2745824
> Call him
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>>2745826
You decide to call him. This is getting weird, he answers almost immediately, as if he were waiting for you.

"Hey...Jacob...I saw that you called me..."
"Yeah, and you ignored me. You really shouldn't have."
"So...why did you want to talk to me ?"

You feel embarassed. Jacob speaks with the same tone as an angry father talking to his son.

"I'll go straight to the point. There are hundred of pictures of you getting drunk on social medias. Every website dedicated to Bangor City FC is flooded with memes based on your alleged alcoholism...this is getting out of hand, it's only a matter of days before the tabloids seize the opportunity."

> "Yeah, what's wrong with that ?"
> "Who took those photos ?"
> "What can we do about that ?"
> "Do I look like I care ?"
> "This will make me some publicity. You should be happy."
> Other (write)
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>>2745864
> "What can we do about that ?"

I mean it's his job to sort this stuff out.
>>
>>2745879
this
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>>2745879
"What can we do about that ?"
"Well, first, focus on football and only that, and don't get drunk in public ever again. You don't want people to think you're a worthless piece of trash, do you ? So no more alcohol, no more party. Keep being the good guy everyone thinks you are."
"Wait, why are you giving me instructions ? Do you even do something ? I mean, you're supposed to take care of my media image."

Jacob suddenly gets angry.

"Oh yeah, because I'm lazy, huh ? I've been talking with the journalists, I've been giving a bajillion of phonecalls, I've tried my best to convince them to NOT publish any embarrassing picture of you. This is what I'm doing : damage control. Have you ever heard of Tom's story ? That he could have played for Arsenal, but the media destroyed his reputation ? Well, right now, with you, I'm living this all over again."

> "I know that story, it won't happen to me."
> "You're not doing shit. Let me talk to the journalists personally."
> "It's too late, the social networks have more influence than tabloids. Now let me sleep."
> "Oh God I'm sorry, I'll behave."
> Other
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>>2745958
Wasn't Tom's story he could have played for West Ham?

> Other

"Look if awkward photos of players was enough to ruin careers, half of the world's best wouldn't be where they are. Yes, it's stupid and looks bad, but what 20 year old athlete hasn't looked stupid. Heck, players have been caught taking cocaine, and they're still playing sports at the top level. Also Tom's story, yeah partly his drinking, but also it's because he gave up, he saw he'd not improved in 5 years, and gave up, I've heard that from himself, not a tabloid side story, or rumors, from his own mouth.

Now you know I'm going to play football the way I have been, I'll keep the good guy image, because that's who I am. I'll even stop partying for you, but you have to recognize the way things are."

I really can't figure him out. He want us to get media attention, then panics the moment we get it. He immediately wanted us to move despite being to clubs who wouldn't actually pay a lot for us, which would mean a poor cut on his end.
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>>2745958
>> "I know that story, it won't happen to me."
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>>2745981
Also, just checked the archive, it was West Ham, so if that was intentional slip up by him add in a bit about him not even remembering his warning story properly.

If not then meh, the rest of it still stands.

Also if we do move clubs, maybe look into getting a new agent afterwards who actually believes in us as a player and not as a cash cow. I mean if tom is his player he could have at least tried to sort that shit out, and clearly he won't go the extra mile for us. Don't do it yet, because he'll be salty and release the tabloid stuff.
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>>2746035
We're going to need a new agent after the season, once we get ask to play some bigger/better team.
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>>2746046
I'd rather move first, so Jacob will get his bonus or whatever and won't be worried about us leaving so much, and after we've moved use the contacts at the new club to get a different agent, especially if we go to mainland Europe.
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>>2745981
>Wasn't Tom's story he could have played for West Ham?
...Yes, that's it
Damn I have a bad memory. Next time, I'll check older threads to avoid continuity issues.

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>>2745981
You explain to Jacob that you're not the first player, nor the last, to be caught doing stupid things. You even call him out on Tom's story. He listens carefully.

"So...I let the media do what they want, I'm not mad at you, and you promise to behave ?" he says.
"Yes, let's do this. Also, why are you mad at me ? Don't you want me to get media attention ?"
"I do. But without the bad reputation. I always take Ibrahimovic as an example. He is the perfect mediatic character. Healthy habits, good player...and he likes to boast, and that's why people will remember him."
"Yeah, well...I don't really care about being remembered, I just want to have a good career."

You hang up the phone. This agent is a real pain in the ass, and the media are a bunch of assholes. Nothing new.

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Fast forward to december. The team you'll be confronting in the EL round of 32 will be chosen by drawing lots.

Same principle as before; roll 1D8 and vote for the best option.
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Rolled 2 (1d8)

>>2746210
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Rolled 4 (1d8)

>>2746210
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Rolled 8 (1d8)

>>2746210
What's our stamina?
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>>2746248
If we beat Basel I think we can beat Moscow.
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>>2746301
I would rather us play against Salzburg since it'll be the easiest choice.
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>>2746210
>>2746257

Voting
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>>2746257
Support
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>>2746257
>What's our stamina?
I think it's 4 / 20 >>2736314


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You got the easiest choice : RB Salzburg. You will play this game in february, in two months, which gives you enough time to rest.

Fast forward to January, after the Christmas break. Just like each year, you came back to Ohio, you visited your family, you stayed two weeks then flew back to Wales. Nothing wrong here.

But today is quite a special day. There's a new guy in the training centre. The first thing you notice is that this guy looks old. He must be 30 years old, maybe a little more. Is he even a player, or is he the new physio ?

You come closer to him. He shakes your hand.

"Hi. I'm Bill, Bill Evans. Nice to meet you. You are Jordan Key right ? I've heard a lot of good things about you."

You kinda recognize him. He used to play for Huddersfield, or something like that. That's one of those old players who want to end their career peacefully by playing for small clubs. His experience could be useful for a young guy like you.

"Nice to meet you. Which position do you play at ?"
"Centre attacking midfielder, what about you ?"

Wait a second, that's your position !

> "Are you some sort of rival ?"
> "Same position, funny huh ?"
> "Cool, you will give me some tips !"
> other
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>>2747296
>> "Cool, you will give me some tips !"
It's possible he's our substitute, and the boss man is planning when we leave the team, which would be after this season. Since we're playing too good for our level, we're going to get pick up after this season.
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>>2747296
> "Cool, can you give me some tips? It would be a pleasure to learn from someone with a lot of experience."

Phrased it a bit better so it doesn't sound like we're demanding something. Looks like a cool dude.
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>>2747296
>"Cool, you will give me some tips !"
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>>2747300
>>2747312
>>2747313
"Cool, can you give me some tips? It would be a pleasure to learn from someone with a lot of experience."
"Of course. I think we're going to spend a lot of time together actually. I know you have potential, I'd be happy to help you get the most of it. Maybe in a few years, when I tell my children that I played with Jordan Key, they'll be impressed."

You speak with this guy for a few minutes. He obviously like you, but through his eyes, you must look like a child to educate. He always calls you "kid", he rarely says your name.

What's more important is that this guy plays better than you. Sure, he is slower and he gets tired faster than you, since he is 34 years old ; but he has that weird instinct that makes him so useful on the pitch...it's almost like he can feel what's gonna happen several seconds before it actually happens. Clearly, you have a lot of things to learn from that guy.

At the end of the training, as everyone walks out of the pitch, he puts his hand on your shoulder.

"Do your legs hurt ?"

> "...What ?"
> "Not really."
> "A little bit." (honest response)
> "Yeah, a lot."
> other
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>>2747324
> "A little bit." (honest response)
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>>2747324
>"A little bit." (honest response)
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>>2747328
>>2747334
"A little bit" you respond. You don't really know why he tells you that, so you just give the honest response.
"Fine. We keep training, then."
"What ? But...why ? I'm already tired enough !"
"If only you knew how many talented youngsters didn't meet the expectations...come on, keep training. This is not gonna injure you, I promise."

> "Okay then." (-1 stamina point, +1 in whatever ability you choose)
> "No thanks."
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>>2747340
> "Okay then." (-1 stamina point, +1 in whatever ability you choose)

We have 3 more, that should be enough. So what are you guys thinking of improving? I feel like either dribbling or crossing. A bit more partial to the latter because seems like we have more crossing than dribbling.
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>>2747356
I'd say crossing, we've missed a lot of opportunities through it.
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>>2747340
> "Okay then."

I'd wanna say shooting, our passing is great, but I'd want to at least have two skills up above 10 as soon as possible. I don't think 1 point will make much of a difference to our crossing, that's probably best left til the end of the season.
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>>2747340

> "Okay then."

1 for crossing.




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