Realism In Football Manager – WFO10

In This Episode…

FM19 is widely regarded as the most realistic version of the game to date.  However, where does it go from here? Where do SI draw the line on realism?

Possible features to make the game more realistic:

  • Activities such as spying on opposition training sessions
  • Giving all gate money to lower league opposition – Abramovich did that when he first took over.  He gave Notts the £250k match money as they were in administration
  • Manager sent off during a game – which would require being able to interact with the match officials
  • Players failing drugs tests, going out on benders before games etc.  Player behaviour in other words.
  • Club takeover by fraudsters, pushing the club further in to the mire
  • Clubs getting fined for the behaviour of their fans – affecting the finances of said club.
  • Club bans from competitions due to fan behaviour
  • Clubs having to play games behind closed doors, due to behaviour of fans
  • Club owner/chairman goes into meltdown.  Posts dick pics on twitter, puts the club up for sale.
  • Manager gets involved in dodgy dealings.
  • Death of players

What do features like these add to the game, if anything?

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The Ideal Football Manager Save – WFO08

In This Episode…

We discuss our ideal Football Manager save’s.

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Football Manager Challenged Me! – WFO7

In This Episode…

We discuss ways to spice up your Football Manager save with challenges.  The challenges discussed:

  • Bottom to the top with club and solo
  • Journey man
  • Club legend
  • Director of football
  • Youth only/ regen
  • Raising a nation
  • Free transfers 
  • Fan owned club

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FM19 Mansfield Town: The Boring Pre-Season Post

The Envy

I wonder if other Football Managers look at their competition’s teams and wish they had this player, or that player?  As a Notts County fan, it begrudges me to say Mansfield have a good team.  Having been with them a full pre-season, I now know why they have dominated Notts in friendlies. Continue reading “FM19 Mansfield Town: The Boring Pre-Season Post”

FM19 Mansfield Town: The Mansfield Chav Weekly Webchat #1

Mansfield Town begin their new era under Mark Dowding on the 7th July when they take on Gillingham, at home,  in the first friendly match of the summer.

It will be the first game in the dugout (well he’ll actually be watching from home) as Stags boss for the die hard Notts County fan, having been officially unveiled last week.

But he faces a tough test in his first game in charge, trying to manage his team from a remote location.  This could be the barometer for things to come this season.

As usual our man Tina Twelvefinger will be at the game and she will be online to take your questions from 1pm. Continue reading “FM19 Mansfield Town: The Mansfield Chav Weekly Webchat #1”

FM19 Mansfield Town: The Set-Up

Get Them Out Of League 2

As a lifelong Notts County supporter, the last few years have been tough.  What has made it worse is our awful record against Mansfield Town.  They’re our biggest rival in League 2, its our local derby.  So to see them beat us time after time, grrrr.

I have one goal: GET THEM OUT OF LEAGUE 2!  The initial idea was to get Notts out of the league, but I’ve failed at that so many times (Editors Note: something that so painfully replicates real life), it feels like an impossible task. Continue reading “FM19 Mansfield Town: The Set-Up”

Managing Expectations In Football Manager – WFO04

In this episode…

Sam and Mark discuss how they manage the expectations of the club board, the players and themselves in Football Manager.

Areas covered in the episode:

  • Board expectations; such as silverware
  • How do we manage a team to achieve the best chance of winning trophies
  • Managing finances using signing and player development and how this affects our ability to meet expectations
  • What do players expect from us as managers
  • Contract talks
  • Motivational team talks and tactics
  • Realistic/ambitious expectations we have from the players

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FM19 – SAFC Save: That Didn’t Exactly Go To Plan

The Plan

The plan with Sunderland was to take them to the Premier League and to establish them as a top tier team. The steps were very simple:

  • Get out of League 1
  • Whilst in League 1 use the opportunity to develop young talent, by giving them first team football.
  • Use the big transfer budget to sign as many young players as possible – they were going to form the backbone of the club finances and playing side for years to come.

As plans go, those three steps were very simple and I certainly made good progress on the second two points. Continue reading “FM19 – SAFC Save: That Didn’t Exactly Go To Plan”

FM19 – SAFC Save: A Glorious Start

Expectations

Being a Football Manager in real life must be a tough job. All the ego’s, (un)realistic expectations, a simple game that somehow is made complicated by the unpredictability of 22 players on a pitch.

Being a Football Manager of Sunderland can be a glorious opportunity, for the right man, or it can be a poison chalice.  The owners and the fans expect the team to win League One this season, rightfully so as they’re a big fish in a small pond. Can a first time manager pull it off? Continue reading “FM19 – SAFC Save: A Glorious Start”