17 episodes

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.

    16. Happy Update Day

    16. Happy Update Day

    Iain Macintosh is here to share in the joy that is the FM21 Update, and more importantly get those at SI to tell you all about it. There's also all your letters answered, well some of them at least, the book club is back, and there's a very important community centre too. Plus Alex Stewart returns for the Bundesliga challenge.

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    • 41 min
    15. Sexy football

    15. Sexy football

    This week: why press when you can caress? Your guide to playing sexy football. We’ve got your letters including, “How much database is too much database. We're heading to Bordavia to find out what that's all about. And there's Alex Stewart and the continuation of the FM Challenge.

    • 38 min
    14. What do you do when it all goes wrong?

    14. What do you do when it all goes wrong?

    This week: what do you do when it all goes wrong? Tom Davidson from SI is here to answer those burning questions and help you keep your head up, and importantly, your job.
    There's that plus Terry Venables stars... in book club, we have the community centre open, and the latest in the FM Bundesliga Challenge.

    • 42 min
    13. Gegenpresse and German quests

    13. Gegenpresse and German quests

    This week the gegenpresse. How does it work in FM? How do you work on it in training? And where are you possibly going wrong with it? SI's Jack Joyce is here to answer those questions, and more about the much utilised tactic. Plus we open up the Football Manager Community Centre, the book club returns, and we answer your letters. And there's the FM Bundesliga Challenge as Iain takes on Tifo's Alex Stewart
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    • 37 min
    Episode Twelve: Second Season Syndrome

    Episode Twelve: Second Season Syndrome

    We've talked plenty about first seasons on this show, but what about second seasons? What do you do in the summer? Do you frantically slap the continue button until the games start again? Or do you go and watch international tournaments? We're joined by Alex Stewart from TIFO for the final show of the first series.
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    • 29 min
    Episode Eleven: Mobile, Touch and an Online Six-Way

    Episode Eleven: Mobile, Touch and an Online Six-Way

    Is FM21 too big for you? Do you look on from the sidelines as everyone else piles in; too scared to let it back into your life? Perhaps FM Touch or FM Mobile are for you. Iain Macintosh chats to Alex Pitt from Sports Interactive about the compact, less time-consuming versions of the game. 
    PLUS, Ben Mouncer from the Norwich City flavoured 'On The Ball' podcast talks about the six player online game he started in March 2020. 
    PLUS, Your letters and a Big Sam Special Book Club. 
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    • 28 min

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