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Diamond in the Rough
Mresuperstar
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Diamond in the Rough | By Mresuperstar
Pro Cycling Manager 2018 & Football Manager 2018 Story

There comes a time when every athlete makes a decision about their future.
Some come to the realization they aren't good enough and move on.
Others, like me, are told to give up one sport to focus on another.

Cycling or Football? Why not both.

Biography

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Marcus Diamond

Birthday: November 21, 1999
Birthplace: Canvey Island, England
Nationalities: England, Great Britian
~ Scotland (Mother)
~ Nigeria (Grandfather)
Height: 6'0" (183cms)
Weight: 185lbs (84kgs)




Backstory

I grew up a Tottenham supporter because of my father. Nearly every Saturday on game day we traveled into the city to see the Hotspurs play at White Hart Lane. The roar of the crowd sucked me in at a young age.

But then my father passed away in a freak accident doing construction work. I was 12 and was left to be the man of the house. My mother has been doing her best to support us — my younger sister Alison and I — but times have been hard.

I earned my GCSE this past year, and I'll be turning 18 in a few months. I had aspiration to go to a University, but we just don't have the money.

I've been working odd jobs here and there, but the only thing I've truly been good at is sports. I've recently joined a summer league football team to meet new friends and keep my legs fresh. But, that's not the only sport I love.

After my father passed away, I started to ride my bicycle to White Hart Lane and beg for tickets outside of the stadium. Some days I got lucky and was able to scalp tickets for a profit and see the game. Other times I trekked the six-hour round trip to be scolded at and left with nothing.

It didn't really hit me that a path in cycling was even an option until the Tour de France rolled through London in 2014. That inspired me to really start training.

I worked my way up through the amateur cycling ranks, much to the dismay of family and friends who thought I was wasting my time on a stupid hobby.

Well, the joke is on them. London-based JLT Condor invited me to a prospect camp with a handful of other amateurs this weekend. But, to at least keep my mother happy, I also signed up for a preseason free agent camp later in the week to perhaps make a lower tier football team in the area.

Who says I can't play both sports?
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Marcus Diamond (born 21 November 1999) is an English footballer, who currently plays for his hometown club of Canvey Island FC, and is also a professional cyclist with the British Continental Tour JLT Condor cycling team.

Diamond made his first-team football debut for Canvey Island on August 19, 2017, in an Isthmain League First Division North match against Norwich United.

He scored his first professional goal on December 2, 2017, against Potters Bar on a 25-yard, first-time strike off a free kick layoff by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Diamond made his debut for JLT Condor cycling team on February 18, 2018, at the GP Laguna Porec and finished 22nd.
Edited by Mresuperstar on 18-07-2018 16:33
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Basic Information

This three-day camp is designed to evaluate cycling talent.

Cyclists start out at the very bottom and must prove their capabilities to our scouts over the next few days. We have roster spots to fill next year, so impress us and perhaps a professional cycling contract is on the horizon.

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Training Camp - Day 1
*Community Growth Development*

Help discover Marcus Diamond and develop his cycling attributes.

Spoiler
- Each member gets 3.0 points to spread however they like over the 13 attributes listed above. One post per member.
- Stats work on a decimal system starting at 55.0.
- Stats are bumped up in PCM when they hit that number, ex. 55.9 = 55 in-game, and 61.4 = 61 stat in-game.
- The decimal numbers will remain hidden.
- There is a threshold for each stat when more points are needed to increase that stat. It's start off on a 1-to-1 scale where 1 point equals 1 stat upgrade. However, the scales get exponentially further and further apart the closer that stat gets to the maximum of 85. The increasing scale will also remain a mystery.

Comment below to provide stat upgrades. Make sure to stop by the next two days as well to see how Marcus is progressing and provide more input.
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Spoiler
Let's lay some groundwork:

+ 2,0 Flat
+ 0,5 Resistance
+ 0,5 Hills
(if I understood the decimal thing correctly)

 
jseadog1
You totally took an idea I had been drafting for months to do a baseball and cycling story :lol: You beat me to it! I was fairly close to putting it in action!

1.0 = Mountain
0.5 = Hills
0.5 = Acceleration
1.0 = Stamina

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redordead
This looks exciting love the format. C'mon Marcus get in there!! Grin

1.0 = Mountain
1.0 = Hills
1.0 = Resistance
 
Aquarius97
Great to see you back in the story section! Banana

Spoiler
Acceleration = 2.1
Cobble = 0.3
Flat = 0.2
Resistance = 0.2
Recovery = 0.2

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viking90
Nice one!

1.0 Acceleration
1.0 Mountain
1.0 Recovery
 
jandal7
2.0 Resistance
1.0 Cobblestones

Love the look of this Mre, very excited Grin
30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
23/01/18 - trekbmc said "All the best riders, Krasnopero, Bakario, Thor, Laporte, Fabio Carbonara"
19/07/18 - Robbie McEwen said "[Dani Navarro] even looks in pain at the sign-on!"


[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [CT] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing p/b Octagon
[CX] Listerijns & BoK
The Carbon Throne

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Psst, CT teams. Over here...
 
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Tamijo
Nice Wink

0.5 = Prologue
0.5 = Mountain
1.0 = Time-trail
1.0 = Downhill
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If you're interested in weird music:
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Training Camp - Day 1 Results

We all looked at each other, eyeing up our competition. I'd had never been in such a hostile, cut-throat environment before. We were all here for one reason: outshine each other and prove we belonged here.

I noticed right away that I had clear size advantage over everyone else. While that would have been a huge bonus on the pitch, on the tarmac it's mostly seen as a hindrance to be lugging around my weight.

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Overall, I think I had an average day. Could have been better and could have been worse. Right in the middle of the pack. Hopefully, I can stand out more tomorrow.

Evaluation

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Training Camp - Day 2
*Community Growth Development*

Help discover Marcus Diamond and develop his cycling attributes.

Spoiler
- Each member gets 3.0 points to spread however they like over the 13 attributes listed above. One post per member.
- Stats work on a decimal system starting at 55.0.
- Stats are bumped up in PCM when they hit that number, ex. 55.9 = 55 in-game, and 61.4 = 61 stat in-game.
- The decimal numbers will remain hidden.
- There is a threshold for each stat when more points are needed to increase that stat. It's start off on a 1-to-1 scale where 1 point equals 1 stat upgrade. However, the scales get exponentially further and further apart the closer that stat gets to the maximum of 85. The increasing scale will also remain a mystery.
- Comment below to provide stat upgrades

Progession Potential: If two stats reach 60 after the second day of training camp, Marcus Diamond won't be cut from the camp a day early.

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cunego59
Flat +2
Resistance +1
 
Tamijo
Training Camp - Day 2
0.5 = Prologue
0.5 = Mountain
1.0 = Time-trail
0.5 = acceleration
0.5 = Hill
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If you're interested in weird music:
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Aquarius97
Going crazy Pfft

Acceleration = 3.0
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1 - MTN
1 - HIL
1 - STA

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cio93
Stamina +1.5
Flat +1.0
Cobbles +0.5
 
redordead
Training Camp - Day 2
1.0 = Mountain
1.0 = Hill
1.0 = Recovery
 
jandal7
Resistance 2.0
Cobbles 0.5
Hill 0.5
30/12/14 - matt17br said "Sutty's birthday is more important than [Jesus' Birthday]"
23/01/18 - trekbmc said "All the best riders, Krasnopero, Bakario, Thor, Laporte, Fabio Carbonara"
19/07/18 - Robbie McEwen said "[Dani Navarro] even looks in pain at the sign-on!"


[ICL] Santos-Euskadi | The Life And Times | [CT] i.imgur.com/c85NSl6.png Xero Racing p/b Octagon
[CX] Listerijns & BoK
The Carbon Throne

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i.imgur.com/RPIlJYr.png

Psst, CT teams. Over here...
 
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viking90
1.5 acceleration
1.5 fighter
 
sutty68
1.0 - Mountain
1.0 - Hill
1.0 - Stamina

Good luck with this by the way Cool
 
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