Lifting Wales #4: Stick or twist?

So, after a little excursion into tactics in Lifting Wales #3: Analysing to stop losing it's been a while since the last update for the save proper. That said, let's crack on and let me show you how my concerted assault to lift Wales' Euro coefficient from the gutter is progressing. A 5 year ramble … Continue reading Lifting Wales #4: Stick or twist?

Lifting Wales #3: analysing to stop losing

You know the feeling, you are smashing through results, finish second in the league and get further in Europe than ever then all of a sudden the AI finds you out and you start to crash like a 5 year old the morning after being locked in to Woolworths all night with the pick and … Continue reading Lifting Wales #3: analysing to stop losing

Lifting Wales #1: a touching test

1: Intro Let’s be straight, football managers are most definitely not altruistic when it comes to sharing success with other managers. Instead they are tigers, stalking weakened prey ready to dive in for the final death-dealing bite (for this read Klopp in his 5 nil destruction of United yesterday, the 24th October 2021) or they … Continue reading Lifting Wales #1: a touching test

Creating 1902 #1: a labour of historical love, part one

1: Why 1902? We get our FM inspiration from odd places sometimes and as I am sure you will know if you've been here before and followed my Newton Heath odyssey mine is normally rooted in footy history. However what I didn't expect was the way that this particular FM rabbit hole would become an … Continue reading Creating 1902 #1: a labour of historical love, part one

Heathens Rising #3: slipping on the doormat

"I have no idea why he signed me, I haven't kicked a ball in two years and was working in a kitchen." Habib Makanjuola, on arriving at New Bank Street, April 2021 1: A cautionary editor's tale Idiot. Absolute idiot. It took me all of a month in-game to realise it, that blinded by my … Continue reading Heathens Rising #3: slipping on the doormat

Heathens Rising #2: how the mighty fall

.. for him to guide them to 5 trophies in one season only for the chairman to sell everyone, sack him, take the club into administration and get relegated three years later? Yes, I do think FMheathen is a fool to go back! Jürgen Klopp"No, I don't think there is a Spanish word for knobhead." … Continue reading Heathens Rising #2: how the mighty fall

Heathens Rising #1: prologue

"It is a place of filth, ruin, and uninhabitableness, Hell upon Earth."Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England 18th January 1902: Bank Street, Manchester. The rain arrives suddenly in sheets, drum-beating small windows thick with grease and grime in a futile effort to erase the reflections of a thousand factory chimneys that … Continue reading Heathens Rising #1: prologue

By the gasworks wall #6: Man Utd vs Salford, Manchester Guardian ‘The Red Side’ editorial, 28th January 2023

symbiotic/ˌsɪmbɪˈɒtɪk/ adjective BIOLOGY Involving interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association.Denoting a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups.Oxford English Dictionary 1: Symbiosis in Salford There is an almost universal hatred for the half and half scarf among many football fans who actually attend games in this era. The mere suggestion … Continue reading By the gasworks wall #6: Man Utd vs Salford, Manchester Guardian ‘The Red Side’ editorial, 28th January 2023