La Libération de Caen #9: Le Great Escape

"All my coaches tell me that I have been under achieving" Shane Warne "You are an idiot ... you are an idiot ... you are an idiot .."Eric Cantona, 1991, one by one to every member of a disciplinary board You know that moment when you do almost everything the board wants on a budget … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #9: Le Great Escape

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 #6: 442 my a**e

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it' is the slogan of the complacent, the arrogant or the scared. It's an excuse for inaction, a call to non-arms." - Colin Powell 1: ON THE SLOPES WITH MIKE BASSETT It's a slippery slope we get ourselves on at times in FM; that moment when winning every game … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #6: 442 my a**e

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

La Libération de Caen #2: Keep it real, FM

You know that moment when you've planned a night out with the boys but the beta comes out 24 hrs before? When you then come home from being on the piss after not even firing her up yet, never mind played a single game? Then, when FM is 'setting up the team database' and you … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #2: Keep it real, FM