It's easy to assume that everything is going to work in an edited DB when you have done countless tests and everything has, well, worked. But as I have found out to my peril several times when creating dbs it's one thing to test without you playing it and stress testing it, and another to … Continue reading Saving Preston 1946 #2: Best Laid Plans
WW2 database #2: the first 3 games.
STOP PRESS: this is before I did v2.0 which has fake players. You can get that new version from the link at the bottom of the page. So here we go chaps, enough messing about editing, let's see what it was like to manage with all the complete chaos of WW2. We start with, who … Continue reading WW2 database #2: the first 3 games.
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 #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
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
By the gasworks wall #5: In Salford we trust
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” Ernest Hemingway, South Pacific, 1949"So, like, we just go out and do what we want?"Nathan Broadhead, Kersal Labour Club, Salford, 2020 Ironically given the current circumstances and the spare time I've had it has taken me a while to get … Continue reading By the gasworks wall #5: In Salford we trust
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
Heathens global #7b: the away leg
First off, an apology. I'm sorry as this was intended to be a blog purely about the affiliate programme, but we only went and WON THE FRIGGIN' CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! But not to worry, for you can listen to the whole thing here in glorious blogcast colour! I won't give away the actual score apart … Continue reading Heathens global #7b: the away leg