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Struggling with Football Manager? Leaking goals and dropping points? You need The Football Manager Show. Every week, Iain Macintosh speaks 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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Struggling with Football Manager? Leaking goals and dropping points? You need The Football Manager Show. Every week, Iain Macintosh speaks 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.

    FM 22 Update 22.2

    FM 22 Update 22.2

    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.

    • 32 min
    Understanding The Data Hub In FM 22

    Understanding The Data Hub In FM 22

    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?

    • 38 min
    Understanding Staffing in FM 22

    Understanding Staffing in FM 22

    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...

    • 45 min
    Understanding Training In FM 22

    Understanding Training In FM 22

    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!

    • 39 min
    Understanding Tactics on FM 22

    Understanding Tactics on FM 22

    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.

    • 44 min
    38. FM Streamers Assemble!

    38. FM Streamers Assemble!

    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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

TheGorgieMaldini ,

A joy

Great podcast. Excellent hosting and engaging guests. Very useful and humorous thanks

tchoonmears ,

It’s about FM so must be good.

Nice to pick up those hints and tips. And nice to hear I’m not the only one who can have a season go into meltdown!

cal90e ,

Fm!

Great podcast, the duration is perfect. Really impressed with the quality and the guests on the show.

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