La Libération de Caen #8: bienvenue Neymar!

"I hope to continue my work, winning championships with my club. The acknowledgement comes naturally for those who deserve it" Neymar, PSG 2017"I don't even know who Joey Barton is" also Neymar , Barcelona, 2013"What? I thought you said Cannes?" (possibly) also Neymar, SM Caen, 2026 Like most of us in FM I have experienced … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #8: bienvenue Neymar!

La Libération de Caen #7: a perfect storm?

"The farthest Thunder that I heardWas nearer than the SkyAnd rumbles still, though torrid NoonsHave lain their missiles by  .."Emily Dickinson Well hello there dear followers, it has been a while! Two seasons to be precise so let's have a catch up. If you hark back to the start of this save back in La … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #7: a perfect storm?

La Libération de Caen #5: hubris, man

Pride is the mother of arrogance.― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut FFS you thick bastards, just shoot!!!!!!FMheathen, Ligue 1, vs Auxerre, 29th August 2021 Talk about a rollercoaster, the number of times that FM builds us up and drops us from a great height is incredible and I guess one of the main reasons … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #5: hubris, man

La Libération de Caen #4: The Prep Effect

Preparing for the first game of the season should be easy. In fact, when you think about it should be your most perfectly-prepped game of the whole year given the time you have to do it, with all the following boxes ticked: Squad fit and rested Morale high, from that run of big friendly wins … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #4: The Prep Effect

La Libération de Caen #3: audioblogs, history and a cheeky clearance

It has been a varied week here at FMheathen blog HQ; starting with something very much embedded in real life with the much appreciated and humbling feedback from my last post Remembrance day special: Walter Tull, football hero (thanks all), which really pulled at my heart strings given the topic, and ending with a new … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #3: audioblogs, history and a cheeky clearance

Remembrance day special: Walter Tull, football hero

There are two myths surrounding football in the First World War. One, that everybody suddenly downed tools and had a kickabout with the Germans on Christmas Day in 1914 and two, that British soldiers played footie as they walked across no-man's lands towards the German machine guns. In actual fact, they were both true but … Continue reading Remembrance day special: Walter Tull, football hero