Our Golden Boy | The Swedish Mafia #6 | An FM18 Story

In the last episode, manager Marcus Allbäck managed to rescue Hansa Rostock from relegation after a play-off win against Karlsruhe to secure a spot in the 2019/20 2. Bundesliga. To read about the incredible escape in more detail, follow this link.


“He’s just a child and goes to school!
he’s learned to read and just stopped to drool!
He goes to the toilet and not the potto,
our Golden Boy, his name’s Kai Otto!”

The new chant bounced from section to section in the Ostseestadion as local child star Kai Otto ruled the land of the midfield like he’d never done anything else. It was impossible to grasp that he was only 16 years old when you saw the maturity in his game. The fans had taken him to their hearts straight away and the song about him had already become a fan favourite.

“He runs and shoots and likes to win,
he wins at everything he’s in!
He got blackjack, he won the lotto,
our Golden Boy, his name’s Kai Otto!”

Dubbed the new Bernd Schuster by the media and truly an exceptional talent he had become the youngest 2. Bundesliga player ever at the age of 16 years and 222 days. Hopes are already running high that he will be the player to lead the club into a new golden era and as he gets the ball just outside of the penalty box the roar of the fans rises. Like a seasoned veteran he tucks the ball away into the net, making him the youngest 2. Bundesliga scorer ever and the fans go crazy.

“With boyish charm he stole your wife,
but you’re not mad, you want his life!
He dragged her into the nearest grotto,
our Golden Boy, his name’s Kai Otto!”

Kai Otto

Our Golden Boy, Kai Otto

Players in and out

With the new transfer policy in place the options were few. With a slim budget there were nearly no German or Swedish players good enough to actually improve the team. One of the calmest transfer windows only saw two players join and two players leave the club. It’s up to manager Marcus Allbäck to basically use the players already at his disposal in an effort to improve on last season’s results.


After avoiding relegation in impressive style last season the plan was to build on the success during this season. Initially, the team struggled heavily though, only managing to secure one point in the first four games. A solid but surprising win against Bochum brought hopes up a bit, but the win was followed by an abysmal four-game run that only produced one more point to end September.



October started with a fourth straight loss, forcing manager Marcus Allbäck to go back to a familiar 4-4-2, a decision that pays off straight away. Back to back wins in October are followed by a tough November before bouncing back with 7 points in the last three games of December to make it W5D1L3 in the last 9 games compared to W1D2L7 in the first ten. The team go out with a bang as they end the year with a sensational win over 1st placed Darmstadt.


League table in December

The first half of the 2019/20 season leaves the team involved in the relegation zone again, far away from the hopes of reaching the Bundesliga. Hopefully the rise in form will continue to help the team secure some wins early on in the next year to move away from the relegation battle.

Until next time, auf Wiedersehen!

For more content by @MikaelinhoFM, do go and check out his Brommapojkarna save! Follow the link below to check out the series from the very beginning.


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