In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sports Interactive’s Russell Hammant about how to fine tune your Team Cohesion.
Iain recently took part in the FM Playoffs, and lessons were learnt. Comedian and FM streamer Tony Jameson joins us to pick over the wreckage.
Our next Legend Of The Game is the king of free transfers… Taribo West.
There’s another FM Confession plus our letters have a Pentagon Challenge update as well as a tactical tweak explained using a Napoleonic naval metaphor…
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to FM YouTuber RDF Tactics about the vices and virtues of playing a 4-2-4 formation.
Iain is taking part in his first FM tournament soon, and he’s nervous. So he’s asked The FM Playoffs organiser Mozza Plays to tell us all we need to know about it.
Our next Legend Of The Game is the delightful Danish Deep Lying Playmaker Jan Mølby.
The FM Confessional is back plus our letters look at a long running save in Denmark and bringing Bradford City back to the big time.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s Ryan O’Connell about being Football Manager’s Head Researcher for the National League South.
The Athletic’s Burnley reporter Andy Jones gives us a taste of what a post Sean Dyche Burnley save might be like.
Our next Legend Of The Game is Icelandic icon Andri Sigthorsson.
And our letters look at taking on the behemoths, a binge-worthy Derby Community Challenge and crunch time with Cambridge United.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic’s Liam Twomey about whether Chelsea’s recent “developments” make them a worthy challenge on FM22?
Our next Legend Of The Game is a former great hope for American soccer: Freddy Adu.
We have our first confessant to the FM Confessional.
And our letters look at a historic split in Portuguese football, playing as imitations of legendary managers and a journeyman save that starts in the Chinese second tier.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Andrew Sinclair from Sport’s Interactive about the final update to FM22.
The Athletic’s Holly Percival, the reigning FM Streamer Showdown champion, talks to Iain about what to do when you’re starting to flounder in a save.
Our next Legend Of The Game is an effortlessly consistent technical maestro and Hammarby icon: Kennedy Bakircioglü.
We have a new feature… welcome to the FM Confessional. It’s time to confess.
And our letters look at: Directors of Football, do you need them? How do you get solid green lines between your players on your tactics page and not the dreaded dotted orange? And if you hire a coach that has a different philosophy to you, will they sabotage everything you’ve tried to build?
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic’s Brentford correspondent Jay Harris about their B Team.
RDF Tactics talks us through tailoring a perfect 4-4-2 for the modern day.
Our next Legend Of The Game is ex Man Utd, Fulham and Viking legend Erik Nevland.
And our letters look at a journeyman save through South America, finally solving our near post corner conundrum and an, admittedly diminishing; number of Derby County Challenge holdouts.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic’s Holly Percival about her phenomenal feat of winning the FM Streamer Showdown….and she only started playing this game six months ago!
We’re also joined by the legendary MadScientist, creator of the 92/93 FM Database that will take you back to the days of CM1 and the angry man on the box.
Our next Legend Of The Game is one of the greatest goal scorers in CM history – Ibrahima Bakayoko.
And our letters feature Diego Di Girolamo, Wakefield in 2038 and an incredible Fort William choose your own adventure.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s CJ Ramson about mastering free kicks.
We’ve hit the third milestone of the Community Challenge with Derby County and we’re halfway through the World Cup interrupted 22/23 season.
The Athletic’s Derby County reporter Elias Burke is back and we hear how you’ve all been getting on.
Our next Legend Of The Game is ex Liverpool, Everton and West Ham midfielder Don Hutchinson.
And our letters look at another Wakefield Create a Club, more players who have followed you all the way up the leagues and how to keep your own morale up on a tricky save.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s Jack Joyce about why it’s worth swatting up on your opposition scouting.
We’ve hit the second milestone of the Community Challenge with Derby County and the first season is over. Have you managed to beat the drop?
The Athletic’s Derby County reporter Elias Burke is back and we hear how you’ve all been getting on.
Our next Legend Of The Game is CM 4 icon Supat Rungratsamee.
And our letters look at an unexpected dismissal, an update on bringing a player all the way through the leagues and: How good would The Beatles be on FM?
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s Nic Madden and CJ Ramson to get a grip on getting marginal gains from your goalkeepers.
We’ve hit the first milestone of Community Challenge with Derby County. The Athletic’s Derby County reporter Elias Burke and Producer Steve join Iain to run through how we’ve all been progressing, if you can call it that…
Our next Legend Of The Game is Belgium bulwark Anthony Vanden Borre.
And our letters look at taking a player with you all the way up the English football pyramid, your FM superstitions and trying to back out of buyback clauses.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s Andrew Sinclair about what’s new in the winter update including updated player stats, positional tweaks and versus mode.
We’re starting a new Community Challenge and it’s… Derby County. The Athletic’s Derby County reporter Elias Burke is going to join us on the way and he’s on to talk through what sort of shape the squad is in.
Our next Legend Of The Game is Ghanaian speedster Nii Lamptey.
And our letters look at the cold financial realities of Scottish football, the difficulties of dealing with Dover Athletic and the intelligence of AI agents…
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to RDF Tactics to learn about the fun that can be found using a back three.
There’s a NEW FEATURE where we look back with a nostalgic tear in our eye at iconic people from this wonderful game of ours. First up in Legends Of The Game is: Mike Duff.
We tell you how you can livestream Iain’s Newcastle Utd attempting to win the League Cup, but let’s be honest you’d only be there to watch him squirm for your entertainment…
And our letters welcome a fellow FM fan out of retirement, give a lorra lorra love to Andrea Belotti and look at how to make a team full of Leaders, with a capital L…
In this episode, numero 5-0, Iain Macintosh speaks to comedian, podcaster and streamer Tony Jameson about how his Football Manager obsession/ addiction makes for comedy gold.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to Spain’s Mediterranean coast and the gorgeous city of Valencia. The Athletic’s Dermot Corrigan tells us what to expect if you want to bring Los Che back to the top.
Alex Stewart off the Tifo brings us some Sensible Transfers to help take a team from having potential to leaping up the league.
And to celebrate our fiftieth episode we’re running through the top ten tips YOU the listener have voted for.
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Jack aka Work The Space about his ongoing Network Game with Lollujo, Zealand and Dr Benjy.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the East Midlands in England to crisis hit club Derby County. Clayts FM guides us, and by us we mean Iain, through how he turned that debt-laden ship around and how you can too.
The Athletic’s Holly Percival checks in to tell us how things are going in her first ever FM save.
And your letters look at Central Midfielders on Attack and what would the tactical lovechild of Arrigo Sacchi, Pep Guardiola and Sam Allardyce look like?
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic’s David Ornstein who gently pulls back the transfer window curtain so you can hear how close the FM experience is to it.
The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us all over the gorgeous peninsula of Italy before settling in the city of Genoa with Sampdoria. The Athletic’s James Horncastle tells us why you should be the one to bring back the era of Samp D’Oro.
Sports Interactive’s Tina Keech gives us an update on bringing women’s football into the FM universe. Could you possibly be able to help?
And your letters look at left-footed centre backs, putting faith in the youngsters and praise for the Inverted Wingback!
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….