Excitement is slowly beginning to build as, strange as it seems, we're under a month away from the start of the first-ever World Cup to take place in the middle of the European football season.
Believe it or not, we're only nearing the halfway mark of the Football Manager 2022 lifecycle. That means you still have six months of adventures waiting for you in FM22 so, if you're bored of your current save or looking for a new challenge, then now is the perfect time to kick it off.
Way back in August 2019, fledgling English football manager Robí di Lathamé took the reigns of Sporting Lisbon. Now, 21 years later at the age of 56, I was preparing for my final match as a football manager.
Denmark had made their way to the European Championships of 2032 after just about edging their way through the qualifying group. And the entire nation was on edge awaiting our draw for the big tournament.
Denmark were feeling quietly confident about appearing at Euro 2032 after being handed a qualification group alongside Scotland, Poland, Kosovo, Malta and the Faroe Islands.
I'm the kind of Football Manager player that usually starts with a club and sticks with it in an attempt to build it into the world's greatest. But after six seasons in Portugal and five in Spain, I was reeling from being given the sack by Valencia and down the job centre.
Last time out, we'd taken the USA to the World Cup quarter-finals and only narrowly missed out to hosts Italy with a 1-0 defeat. But now, having taken the States as far as I thought we could realistically take them, a new opportunity had arrived with Denmark.