Heathens resurrected special: an alternate history part 1 – 1878 to 1970

Introduction The following post is, for me, an important part of my Football Manager 2018 Newton Heath 1878 save, which I consider to be essential reading if you want to enjoy the save to its fullest in the spirit in which it is intended.  Namely as a fictional retelling of an alternate history in which … Continue reading Heathens resurrected special: an alternate history part 1 – 1878 to 1970

Heathens resurrected #8: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michael Dal Basco

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1827 "For fuck's sake you ignorant fucking FM bastard I said overload!" FMtotality, vs Man City U23s, 2018 Ahhhhh patience is indeed a virtue and, being a complete impatient nutter off the field, my alter ego FMtotality appreciates a slow walk in the FM … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #8: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michael Dal Basco

Heathens resurrected #7: an (almost) sensible second season review

A little bit good, a little bit bad DOCTOR: So Stanley, do you want the good, the good or the bad news? STANLEY: Two goods? Ok I'll have one of them first. DOCTOR: Well the first good news is that you've lost two stone since you come to hospital. STANLEY: Great, I've always been a bit … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #7: an (almost) sensible second season review

Heathens resurrected #6: Dad and Lad United

So we did it fellas.  God knows bloody how but my first objective has now been achieved and the mighty Heathens have survived my first season in charge, despite a run-in of 5 defeats, 14 goals against and a mighty, almost certain league record of 107 mistakes in those 5 games alone.  I am so … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #6: Dad and Lad United

Heathens resurrected #4: .. mistakes and a knackered tree

So it is now mid-December 2017 and while Gavin the brew boy is busy putting up that knackered two foot tree he bin-dipped from the back of Aldi I thought I'd give you a short update to how this job is going so far, and for this I only have three words to start with. … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #4: .. mistakes and a knackered tree

Heathens resurrected #3: building the foundations

So it has been an interesting first month at my office in Bank Street.  I've got the new brew boy Gavin painting the anaglypta a nice misty buff as we speak and I've done well avoiding the missus who apparently wants me to watch crap tv with her instead of playing our beautiful game.  If … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #3: building the foundations

Heathens resurrected #2: Absolute beginners

So here we go fellas, the Newton Heath 1878 save proper.  You may have already seen the first episode of the youtube version here, but this short post will hopefully add some more info anyway, which is my intention in doing both.  In this post I am going to cover the first database test, pressing that … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #2: Absolute beginners

Heathens Resurrected: an FM18 labour of love (prologue)

There comes a time in one's life when we evaluate our derivation, where we look back and try to align who we are within our daily existence by finding out where we came from at a deeper level.  Those who have been through it know that it often comes with a combination of age and the … Continue reading Heathens Resurrected: an FM18 labour of love (prologue)