Iain Macintosh speaks to Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive about Preseason. How do you use those crucial weeks of summer to make sure your players hit the ground running?
The Saints come marching in to the podcast as The Athletic's Southampton reporter Dan Sheldon talks us through their recent takeover and whether that makes the south coast club a more or enticing FM save.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to Germany, all of it. Seb Stafford-Bloor off the Tifo talks us through why if you haven’t taken the reins of a team in any of the Bundesligas, now is the time.
Plus your letters look at ghosts in the FM machine, whether you can put the ill-timed motivational shouts right back in your mouth and if letting the fans decide which players to sign can actually be a good idea…
Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic's Newcastle United correspondent Chris Waugh to find out if Newcastle United in real life are having as hard a time of it as he is on FM…
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the city of Malmö in Sweden. Frida Fagerlund from Aftonbladet gives us the inside track as to how we can become the next Roy Hodgson with Malmö FF.
The Athletic’s Holly Percival joins us for What Did You Learn? Holly has chronicled her first ever Football Manager save with her beloved Aston Villa. It did not go well, hearts were broken but lessons were learned and you can benefit from them!
Plus your letters look at how to bring Bielsa Ball to FM, perfecting pressing tactics and upgrading your hardware to leave lag behind.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sports Interactive’s CJ Ramson to get expert guidance on how to deal with a save when it ALL JUST GOES WRONG.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the bucolic Welsh village of Taff’s Well. FM Friday author Barry Collins takes us through the challenges of managing a side in Cymru South, the Welsh second tier.
Our new feature “What Would Fergie Do?” looks at how early era Alex Ferguson would deal with the current shower in the red half of Manchester. We speak to The Athletic's Andy Mitten to get his expert perspective.
And your letters look at release clauses, not leaving a job too soon and the glory years of Doncaster Rovers…
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Alex Stewart off the TIFO about why it’s much more fun to play with others and not just yourself, it’s Network Gaming!
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the French capital of Paris. Julien Laurens from The Totally Football Show tells us why managing Paris Saint-Germain is more of a challenge than you might think...
Book club is back and it’s the biography of Leeds managerial icon Don Revie written by Chris Evans MP.
And your letters look at computer upgrades, finding the save for you and how to sift through the sea of players released by big clubs to strike gold.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s Andre Sinclair about Dynamic Management Stats, the things that make you, YOU.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to Eastern Canada and the city of Halifax to explore managing HFX Wanderers FC. Joshua Kloke from The Athletic is your guide…
YouTuber RDF Tactics joins us for What Did You Learn with some great tips on how to get over those FM 22 gegenpressing woes.
And your letters look at very violent conduct, scouting in South Korea and looking after your Registas….
In this episode, Iain Macintosh gets an update on the 22.2 update from Sport Interactive’s Nic Madden. And yes near post corners come up…
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte and the club where the Brazilian Ronaldo, El Fenomeno, made his professional debut: Cruzeiro. The Athletic’s Jack Lang gives us the lowdown.
Book Club is back with Jason McAteer’s autobiography: Blood, Sweat and McAteer.
And your letters look at Newcastle (sorry Iain) and delve even deeper into the Data Hub.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh delves into the Data Hub with Elliot Stapley from Sports Interactive.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the capital of Argentina and a team founded by railwaymen. Rock’s End FM is our guide to a cult favourite from Buenos Aires Club Ferro Carril Oeste.
Wolverhampton Wanderers most exciting signing of the summer wasn’t new gaffer Bruno Lage but it was in fact FM streamer Clayts. He joins us to talk about streaming for a Premier League club.
And finally Ben aka Doctor Benjy joins us to tell you why you should play Cities: Skylines when taking some time off FM in What Else Do You Play?
Iain Macintosh speaks to Russell Hammant from Sports Interactive to give you the comprehensive guide to hiring, and firing, in those crucial non-playing roles.
Alvaro Romeo from The Totally Football Show takes us to the beautiful Galician town of La Coruña in Northern Spain for More Than A Score.
Joe Devine, the big cheese or queso grande of Tifo, passes on his FM 22 advice in What Did You Learn?
Plus your letters cover Build A Nation saves, increasing your reputation and a ballad for ex-Oxford United and Oxford City winger Jamie Cook...
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Andrew James from Sports Interactive to get all the top tips when it comes to training.
Seb Stafford-Bloor off the Tifo says hello from his home of Hamburg in More Than A Score.
Alex Stewart, also off the Tifo from, passes on his FM 22 advice in What Did You Learn?
Jack aka Work The Space talks about the twenty year old grand old game Halo in What Else Do You Play?
Plus your letters cover Hungarian title races, Cruyff throw-ins and save-scumming!
In this episode, Iain Macintosh unveils the shiny new Football Manager show!
Speaking of shiny and new, CJ Ramson takes us through all you need to know when it comes to tactics in the fully fledged FM 22.
JJ Bull takes us on a tour of Aberdeen in the first destination for More Than A Score.
Amita Winehouse from The Athletic is the debut guest in our new feature What Did You Learn?
The Athletic’s Holly Percival tells us why we should all give Valorant a go in What Else Do You Play?
Plus your letters ask about the best open-top bus parades in Europe, what the hell you do with Southend Utd and how best to organise training.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh gathers four of FM’s mightiest streamers, Zealand, Work The Space, Lollujo and Dr Benjy, for them to tell us about their very exciting network gaming plans once FM 22 launches.
The Book Club returns and Iain positively drools over the calcio chronicle of Arigo Sacchi: The Immortals, written by the man himself and Luigi Garlando.
Plus your letters look at the future of throw-ins and there’s positive news from one of the last survivors of the Community Challenge: success with SUNDERLAND.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh sits down with Sports Interactive’s CJ Ramson and Nicholas Madden to talk in detail about the biggest changes in FM22.
From an unprecedented overhaul of the animation engine (the thing that powers all of your golazzos) to making set pieces more realistic and less easy to manipulate (sorry Iain) the guys give their best bits of advice for navigating the new changes in the game.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh shares some sneak peaks at FM 22 (the alpha version at least) with FM streamer Kevin Chapman aka Lollujo.
Your letters look at getting back into FM if you’ve been away a few years and the “joys” of playing with friends online, which for some (Iain) means using the Russian military art of deception known as Maskirovka...
And in this week’s What Else Do You Play, JJ Bull takes us through Call Of Duty: Warzone.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh talks about Building Back Barcelona with FM streamer Kevin Chapman aka Lollujo.
There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson tells you to “get rid!”... It’s the No-Nonsense Centre Back.
Your letters look at building Belgian B Teams and European tours inspired by cherished FM saves.
And in this week’s What Else Do You Play, Joe Devine off the TIFO tells us all about Rocket League.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh chats all things FM streaming and YouTubing with Zealand.
There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson tells you to push out wide apart from the times you also come inside… it’s the madness of the Inverted Wingback
Your letters resemble more of an agony aunt column as we come to terms with saying goodbye to FM21 amongst other things...
And in this week’s What Else Do You Play, Seb Stafford-Bloor gives us his pitch for why you should also play... Red Dead Redemption 2.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh and Seb Stafford-Bloor off the TIFO delve into the tantalising trailer for Football Manager 22.
There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson tells you to “push up because he’ll sit”… it’s Centre Midfield Defend
Your letters ask if FM has an adjustable difficulty setting, except just always being hard, and how to prevent coming back to the game after a few years break and not be completely overwhelmed…
Finally, in this week’s What Else Do You Play, Alex Stewart gives us his pitch for why you should also play... Civilisation VI.
In this episode, Alex Stewart off the TIFO runs the rule over using the Moneyball philosophy in Football Manager.
There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson pulls the strings in the middle of the park with the Deep Lying Playmaker.
Your letters touch on Player Preferred and Moves and, unexpectedly, The Good Friday Agreement...
Plus we’ve got a new feature where we talk about games we like to play when we need to consciously uncouple from FM for a bit. First up it’s Iain and Crusader Kings III.
In this episode, writer Joel Golby talks to Iain about why he loves this game so very, very much despite it so often not loving him back.
There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson runs the channels, drops deep to join in the build up play and puts the ball in the net with The Complete Forward.
And on the theme of love, your letters talk about Motherwell’s Jason Cummings (in FM where he’s actually played there and not IRL of course) and you present us with more bold challenges you want to take on in FM 22.
In this episode, we’re looking at data: xG, player ratings and reasons why it’s not your fault you just lost 3-0 to a side that had three shots on target when you had twenty...
Elliot Stapley from Sports Interactive is on duty to debunk the digits.
There’s more Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson takes us off the touchline and inside to the world of the Inverted Winger.
And your letters look at mobile mode, what you promise yourself you’ll do differently on FM22 and much more.
In this episode, do you want to change the very fabric of the game, the basic parameters of FM existence? Well look no further!
Freddie Sands from Sports Interactive tells us all about editing the Football Manager database...
Position Of The Week is back as CJ Ramson explores the madness of using a Mezzala in midfield...
We’re winding down the Sunderland Challenge and finding out how you’ve all done. A lot better than Iain by the sounds of it...
Plus the Bundesliga Challenge comes to an end. Auf Wiedersehen, mein Freund...