With the release of the next instalment of the Football Manager series, everyone here at Sporting Loft cannot wait to grasp the football steering wheel and drive down the road to glory!

As a passionate Football Manager lover, I like many, love to pick my favourite team and implement my own tactics onto an already established squad.

It’s the FM bread and butter really – it is only after this initial first save do many branch out to other game modes or alternate save files.

This year, Sporting Loft wish to go on a journey with YOU, our valued readers. The now well established game mode of ‘Create a Club’ has caught our eye and we wish to embark on a challenge that will directly involve YOU, the readers.

Therefore, I am very proud and honoured to announce the birth of Sporting Loft Football Club aka SLFC.

This brand new club will be managed by me (Alex), however many of the key decisions will be put out to you guys to vote on! I mean, what is a coach without his backroom staff – am I right?

The team will start in the lower leagues and together, we will attempt to lead the club to the premier league and hopefully beyond!

Every other week there will be a full update as to where the club is at and what decisions need to be made and with each update a new poll will be released on Twitter for a new set of votes.

Keep your eyes on Twitter for ‘SLFM – Road to the Premier League’ updates and polls – in which YOU can have your say on the key decisions.