“A journey, I reflected, is of no merit unless it has tested you.”― Tahir Shah, In Search of King Solomon's Mines "I think I will just fucking sleep for a week."― FMheathen, Salford 1: A (very singular) dream come true There is a certain kind of masochism required to endure a long save in Football manager, one that … Continue reading FINAL La Libération de Caen #12: SM Caen, les Champions de France!
A coup de grâce (/ˌkuː də ˈɡrɑːs/; French [ku də ɡʁɑs] for "blow of mercy") is a death blow to end the suffering of a severely wounded person or animal. - Wiki 1: Beating PSFG I had a feeling in the last blog La Libération de Caen #10: "Sorry Neymar new phone who dis?" that it would happen. … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #11: Beating PSFG, a nearly men adventure
“It's better to burn out than to fade away.”Neil Young "An 8k fucking transfer budget?!!!!!"FMheathen So it finally happened, I had to bite the bullet and let my 17-assists-a-season-buddy Neymar go in possibly one of the saddest moments I've had in any edition. Saying that, I did make 350k (all profit) off him so fair … Continue reading La Libération de Caen #10: “Sorry Neymar new phone who dis?”
"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
"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!
"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?
"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
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
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
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