So we've reached that silly save season time again when most of us in the FM community go rogue having either completed or lost interest in our main save(s). So not wanting to be left out, ladies and gentlemen I present to you a tasty little Ron Atkinson Welsh seaside aside save, that I have … Continue reading The Rondudno way #1: It’s you Ron, Ron, it’s you Ron, Ron..
What a season, what a run-in, what a great little save that at times had my heart threatening to jump out of my body. Yes, I am happy to tell you dear followers that we managed to do it; to leave Ronaldo's (and Dybala's et al) Juventus floundering in our wake as we stormed on … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #4: finale!
The Sacking of Roma It was all going so well as we returned to the shadow of Vesuvius that evening after beating Roma 2-1 at their awesome Stadio Olimpico, with their anthem of 'Roma Roma Roma' still ringing in our ears. But it was the silencing of it that we remembered most, when our giant of … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #3: a cruel mistress
"To me, being the best means proving it in different countries and championships" - Cristiano Ronaldo “First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog.” - Zlatan Ibrahimovic "I have no idea when I'll be fit." - Arjen Robben Hello … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #2: Three Kings and a dodgy Greek pizza
"Napoli get their nickname 'Il Partenopei' from the siren Parthenope, who tried to enchant Odysseus from his ship to Capri. In the story, Odysseus had his men tie him to the ship's mast so he was able to resist the song of the siren. Consequently, Parthenope, unable to live with the rejection of her love, … Continue reading The Old Lady and Ronaldo #1: il Partenopei chiama (The Parthenope calls)
Like pretty much everyone I have always used gaming as an escape and when it comes to FM, for many years for me it has even been an escape from the English leagues as well. I have always been of the opinion that you play the game as you want and in the past I … Continue reading Edited leagues part 2: a busman’s holiday with the real Corinthians
Hello and welcome to a slightly different blog that explores a side of FM that some hardened fans don't often access, namely pissing about in the editor to create your own complete fantasy/edited league or downloading one created by someone else. Already I can see some of you hitting the back button but bear with … Continue reading Edited leagues: your final FM18 fantasy?
Welcome back to a frost-nipped Bank Street on this January morning. The kettle's on and I have a little something special in the kitchen that should warm our cockles, a lovely bottle of Shackleton whisky, recreated from the same blend that the great explorer took to the ice over a hundred years ago. I mention … Continue reading Heathens resurrected 14: Stopping the (gut) rot to end a bad run
In all my experience of playing FM, one of my favourite of all the innovations has been the edit nickname feature, which allows you to set a custom name for any player in the game. In my opinion this is a seriously underused feature that can enhance gameplay, track player details, assist with tactics and … Continue reading Why you should consider using acronym nicknames in Football Manager
11am 7th May 2018: GREGGS' PASTIES CONFERENCE SUITE, BANK STREET FOOTBALL GROUND: GAVIN THE BREW BOY: Ahem .. the gaffer has asked that I act as his ... ahem .. press officer today as we can't afford a proper one. He'll be here in a minute so can the three of you take your seats … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #5: end of season press conference