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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 Football

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    • 4.9 • 240 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.

    FM23 Tactics: Advanced

    FM23 Tactics: Advanced

    In this episode, Tony Jameson speaks to Jack Sarahs from Sports Interactive for our final instalment in our Tactics guide. 

    We’re on Advanced and we’ve drawn up a tactic for you which is a little… experimental.

    We’re into Season Two of the Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge. 

    How are those that have made it faring with The Owls in The Championship?

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & 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 

    • 59 min
    Injury Prevention in Football Manager

    Injury Prevention in Football Manager

    In this episode, Tony Jameson speaks to Andrew James from Sports Interactive about how to keep your players out of the treatment room. 

    RDF Tactics failed a late fitness test so Tony and Producer Steve attempt to do some tactics. 

    And our letters take us through some excellent suggestions for Yorkshiremen to sign plus playoff pleasure and pain in the Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge.

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & 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

    • 49 min
    IRL Scouting versus FM Scouting

    IRL Scouting versus FM Scouting

    In this episode, Tony Jameson and RDF Tactics speak to Jakub Szewczyk about scouting for the Polish men’s team, for real; and how that might help you on Football Manager.

    In the Tactics Garage, we tackle a listener’s Seattle Sounders save and offer some tips for how to overcome his bogey team The Portland Timbers.

    And our letters take us through troubles in the treatment room on our Sheffield Wednesday Community Challenge.

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & 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

    • 52 min
    FM23 Tactics: Intermediate

    FM23 Tactics: Intermediate

    In this episode, Tony Jameson and RDF Tactics speak to Jack Sarahs from Sports Interactive about taking the next step up in your tactical journey.  

    In the last Search For A Star before we give it a bit of a rest, we review our potential new Enganches.

    Plus our letters take us through your Community Challenge successes and to Major League Soccer.

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & 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

    • 56 min
    FM23 Tactics for Beginners

    FM23 Tactics for Beginners

    In this episode, Tony Jameson and RDF Tactics speak to CJ Ramson and Jack Sarahs from Sports Interactive about mastering the Tactical basics if you’re new to FM23.

    In the latest Search For A Star we review our potential new Half Backs and based on a suggestion from you listener, decide to try and source an Enganche.

    Plus our letters take us to the second division of football in The Republic of Ireland and the Community Challenge throws up its first faux Yorkshiremen… 

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & 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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    FM23 Winter Update

    FM23 Winter Update

    In this episode, Tony Jameson and RDF Tactics speak to CJ Ramson from Sports Interactive about the first major update to FM23.

    In the latest Search For A Star we review our potential new wide centre backs and based on a suggestion from you the listener, decide to try and source some half backs.

    Plus the first raft of reactions to the Community Challenge are in!

    The Football Manager Show is presented by Tony Jameson & 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 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
240 Ratings

240 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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