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The Belgrano Diaries Part II – The Big Interview

‘You can’t take life too seriously’ – Peter Sharland on life in Argentina, supplying some of the biggest clubs in the world and managing a national team and a club side In ‘The Big Interview’ this Sunday journalist Tom McIntyre travels to Cordoba in Argentina to meet the Englishman making his mark in South America… […]

The Belgrano Diaries Part I – The love of the game

Welcome back to asharlandabroad and the first of three short(ish) diaries that should help give you a brief overview of my time with Belgrano on FM20. First of allow me to apologise for the corny title, I spent a while trying to come up with something better but couldn’t so here we are. I wanted […]

Don’t call it a comeback – A Kaizer Chiefs story

Insert your favourite “I’m back” GIF here. Can it even be a comeback when most people don’t know who you are? Yeah sure it can, why not. For those of you who have stumbled onto this and don’t know who I am, here’s a quick summary. My name is Pete Sharland and I used to […]

A Sharland Abroad – A Little Update

Hello!So it’s been a little while since I last posted and I’d love to be able to tell you that in that time I’ve ploughed through the next season with Real Sociedad but sadly I’ve barely got a few days into the transfer window.Work’s been hectic but in truth I’ve just hit the wall that […]

A Sharland Abroad Part 6: Viva Espana!

Hello!So it’s been a little while since I last posted and I’d love to be able to tell you that in that time I’ve ploughed through the next season with Real Sociedad but sadly I’ve barely got a few days into the transfer window. Work’s been hectic but in truth I’ve just hit the wall […]

A Sharland Abroad Part 5: This is Frank-ly Ridiculous

Hello! You may have only just finished reading Part 4, or indeed not even read it yet, but here’s Part 5! In Part 4 we had just finished a disappointing first season with Portland that saw us finish outside the play-offs. The board were not amused and I was under pressure. I’m going to break […]

A Sharland Abroad Part 4: TIMBERRRRRRR!

Welcome back! Now if you remember last time I had just resigned from my position with Argentina’s U20 side with offers from Corinthians, River Plate, Portland Timbers, New York City FC and FC Zurich. Firstly allow me to apologise for the delay, I was on a string of early shifts at work and when I […]

A Sharland Abroad Part 3: Tournament time

SAM U20 So when I left you last time I had just had my captain and star man Santiago Ascacibar ruled out for the first tournament of my reign, the South American U20s. For some reason FM likes to confuse you and make it seem like it’s an U17 tournament given it’s called ‘Campeonato Sudamericano […]

A Sharland Abroad Part 2: Getting down to business

On my first day in charge of the Argentina national team I must admit that I got a little giddy. Giovani Lo Celso, Cristian Pavon and Sebastian Driussi. Those were just three of the names that greeted me when I loaded up my squad for the first time and with that front three I must […]

A Sharland Abroad Part 1: Introduction

So why am I back?I’ll try and keep this short. In the first instance you might not even realise I’m ‘back’ and that would be understandable. Towards the end of FM16 I started my blogging life on the DLP’s website with a save about Empoli. Having done a lot of FM writing but never actual […]

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