91 episodes

Struggling with Football Manager? Leaking goals and dropping points? You need The Football Manager Show. Every week, Tony Jameson and Arron Falloon speak to the people who know the game best; the people who literally made the game. We give you the lowdown on tactics, recruitment, training, and anything else that might give you an edge. Don't sigh and quit without saving. Get better. Listen now.

The Football Manager Show by The Athletic The Athletic

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    • 4.9 • 244 Ratings

Struggling with Football Manager? Leaking goals and dropping points? You need The Football Manager Show. Every week, Tony Jameson and Arron Falloon speak to the people who know the game best; the people who literally made the game. We give you the lowdown on tactics, recruitment, training, and anything else that might give you an edge. Don't sigh and quit without saving. Get better. Listen now.

    The FM Show Announcement

    The FM Show Announcement

    Missing your regular Football Manager Show fix?
    Well... Tony, Arron and Steve have some news.
    We're back! In a new home.
    We'll be releasing new episodes on a new feed, which you can get to here - https://podfollow.com/the-fm-show
    Or if you want to WATCH US, go here - https://www.youtube.com/@TheFMShowPod
    You can also follow us in all of these places:
    😊 PATREON → patreon.com/TheFMShowPod
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    🐦 TWITTER → http://www.twitter.com/thfmshowpod
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    ⌨️ FACEBOOK → http://www.facebook.com/thefmshowpod

    • 1 min
    Understanding Wonderkids in Football Manager

    Understanding Wonderkids in Football Manager

    In this episode, Tony and Arron speak to Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive to talk us through searching for Wonderkids on Football Manager.

    The Tactics Showroom brings you the dark arts of spithousery.

    And your correspondence looks at conquering Klopp’s Liverpool, when they were good, and some very difficult suggestions for a; new Community Challenge. 

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & Arron/RDF Tactics and it’s produced by Steve Hankey.

    To get tickets to our live show at the Insomnia Gaming Festival, go here - https://insomniagamingfestival.com/

    • 53 min
    Understanding Promotion and Relegation in Football Manager

    Understanding Promotion and Relegation in Football Manager

    In this episode, Tony and Arron speak to Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive to talk us through the ups and downs of relegation and promotion on Football Manager.
    The Tactics Showroom brings you a Brazilian Box Midfield.
    And the Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge comes to an end. 
    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & Arron/RDF Tactics and it’s produced by Steve Hankey.
    To get tickets to our live show at the Insomnia Gaming Festival, go here - https://insomniagamingfestival.com/ 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Understanding Staffing in Football Manager

    Understanding Staffing in Football Manager

    In this episode, Tony and Arron speak to Russell Hammant from Sports Interactive to steer us through getting the best staff you can on Football Manager.

    The Tactics Garage goes to Napoli to try and help a listener struggling away from home.

    And we have our penultimate Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge round up. Which is clearly a relief for some…
    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & Arron/RDF Tactics and it’s produced by Steve Hankey.

    You can follow Tony Jameson in all of these places:

    Twitch - http://twitch.tv/TonyJamesonFM 

    YouTube - http://youtube.com/TonyJamesonFM 

    Discord - https://discord.gg/Ud9YTYQbg2 

    RDF Tactics can be found in all of these places:

    Twitch - http://Twitch.tv/RDFTactics 

    YouTube - http://youtube.com/c/RDFTactics 

    • 51 min
    Understanding Set Pieces in FM23

    Understanding Set Pieces in FM23

    In this episode, Tony and Arron speak to Sport Interactive’s Jack Joyce about mastering the marginal gains of set pieces.

    We try and build a first XI made up of players solely from the various towns of Kingston all over the world…

    And the Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge is really taking its toll on some of you… 

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & Arron/RDF Tactics and it’s produced by Steve Hankey.

    You can follow Tony Jameson in all of these places:

    Twitch - http://twitch.tv/TonyJamesonFM 

    YouTube - http://youtube.com/TonyJamesonFM 

    Discord - https://discord.gg/Ud9YTYQbg2 

    RDF Tactics can be found in all of these places:

    Twitch - http://Twitch.tv/RDFTactics 

    YouTube - http://youtube.com/c/RDFTactics

    • 54 min
    Transfers and Contracts in FM23

    Transfers and Contracts in FM23

    In this episode,Tony and Arron speak to FM Content Creator Jack aka WorkTheSpace to get some top tips for being a wheeler dealer in the transfer market and cracking those contract negotiations.

    The Tactics Garage goes to Dortmund to help get the most out of Borussia’s lightning quick left hand side.

    And the third season of the Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge is coming to an end. But where have you all ended up?
      
    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & Arron/RDF Tactics and it’s produced by Steve Hankey.

    You can follow Tony Jameson in all of these places:

    Twitch - http://twitch.tv/TonyJamesonFM 

    YouTube - http://youtube.com/TonyJamesonFM 

    Discord - https://discord.gg/Ud9YTYQbg2 

    RDF Tactics can be found in all of these places:

    Twitch - http://Twitch.tv/RDFTactics 

    YouTube - http://youtube.com/c/RDFTactics

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

RyRyOc06 ,

My favourite podcast!

If you are a FM geek then you will love this. I went back and listened to all the podcasts since the beginning and loved every single one. The little nuggets of advice have helped my FM career and it’s so good listening to other people’s stories. The last show had me in stitches over the confessions. (Please keep this section!)

Can’t wait for it to return later this year.

JNYP145 ,

Losing its way!

Loved the podcast when Iain was hosting it, but it’s focused too heavily on tactics / training now. Seems to be turning into more of a game manual than an enjoyable entertaining listen on the game we love.

XanderMD53 ,

Going Downhill

Absolutely loved this podcast when Iain Macintosh was hosting but feel a little lost with the new path it is taking.

The conversation is a little more reductive now, the questioning of guests is a little less probing and the new segment about training players in a new position is quite painful to listen to, as you have to suffer Tony and RDF literally just reading out five different attribute values, for six different players repeatedly. “His decisions are 13, his anticipation is 12, his dribbling is 9, his stamina is 14” rinse and repeat for 10-15 mins…I can use a search filter on a database guys! Tell me something I don’t know!

Maybe it makes for a better watch on YouTube, but I’ve got to the point I just fast forward through that bit now.

It is a shame.

Letters is still strong however as love hearing from the community and big fan of producer Steve!

Five stars for what is what, three stars for what it is now.

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