The Nearly Men
Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
This archive is dedicated to Seattle Red’s FM 20 save which chronicles the exploits of Danish/Dutch manager Nicolaj Bur in his attempt to bring redemption for the “Nearly Men” of Europe.
The 2054 Open Thread: Unemployed for the first time in years, Nicolaj Bur searches for the hidden truths of life on mid-90s television reruns while waiting for the “right” position to open up.
The 2053/54 Open Thread: As Club Brugge mount a new assault on Fortress Europe, Zlatan meditates on whether imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perhaps, but only in the Oscar Wilde sense.
The 2052/53 Open Thread: Nicolaj Bur enters his fourth year at Club Brugge with high expectations and a singular purpose, as the siren song of the Champions League beckons.
The 2051/52 Open Thread: Zlatan was on a very strong horse tranquilizer today… He wasn’t waving hello to anybody… Except… Maybe to a horse.
The 2047/48 Open Thread: Fiorentina look to capitalize on a successful campaign and mount their first serious title challenge in decades.
The 2046/47 Open Thread: Nicolaj Bur returns to Florence after World Cup disappointment, with Fiorentina ready to take their first strides in Europe under their charismatic Danish/Dutch manager.
The 2045/46 Season Review: Were Nicolaj Bur’s Fiorentina able to claim a spot in Europe…or did Sampdoria pip them at the post again? Forgive, but never forget.
The 2042/43 Season Review: Nicolaj Bur’s Stade de Reims battle to defend their Ligue 1 title while hunting for European success.