27 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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    • 5.0 • 48 Ratings

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.

    27. Ali Maxwell’s Community Challenge Wisdom, Create a Club Mode and a New Feature!

    27. Ali Maxwell’s Community Challenge Wisdom, Create a Club Mode and a New Feature!

    This week Ali Maxwell from The Athletic’s Zonal Marking podcast joins us to tell us how he’s managed to master the demon spawn that is the Football Manager Show Community Challenge.

    We’ve got a new feature for you called Position of the Week (steady now...)

    Your letters tackle thriving post promotion, developing youth players and Create a Club mode.    

    Plus the Bundesliga Challenge nears the end of season two with Europe in sight for Alex and Iain...

    • 33 min
    26. “Spit” Housery with CJ Ramson and Creative Community Challenge Content

    26. “Spit” Housery with CJ Ramson and Creative Community Challenge Content

    CJ Ramson from Sports Interactive joins us to tell us how to delve into the dark arts and make your side a real pain to play against.

    Our new Community Challenge managing Sunderland AFC continues to run amok in the Football Manager community. What have we done…

    Sunderland also continues to dominate your letters...

    Plus there’s the Bundesliga Challenge and Alex Stewart from the TIFO Football Podcast has had a bit of a rally.

    • 29 min
    25. New Season, New Pods, New You!

    25. New Season, New Pods, New You!

    We’re back with a brand new season AND we’re a full time, weekly pod from now on!

    Tom Davidson from Sports Interactive joins us to tell us how the Football Manager team are winding down at the end of the FM21 season and preparing for FM22. 

    We’ve got a new challenge for you, and boy is it a tough one! To get the inside scoop on our new Community Challenge managing Sunderland AFC is Connor Bromley from Sunderland pod The Roker Report. 

    Your letters also have a very heavy Sunderland theme...

    Plus the Bundesliga Challenge continues and Alex Stewart from the TIFO Football Podcast returns to talk us through a tough month for him and his Stuttgart side.

    • 44 min
    Bonus Episode!

    Bonus Episode!

    Listener! Have you ever wanted to win a Nintendo Switch for playing Football Manager? Well now's your chance! All you have to do is join Iain Macintosh, Alex McLeish, and Tom Davidson at this event here
    Plus we catch up with Alex Stewart in the FM Bundesliga Challenge

    • 15 min
    22. Top ten tips to succeed in Football Manager

    22. Top ten tips to succeed in Football Manager

    Iain Macintosh is back for one last time in this series to take you through the top ten things he's learnt, and you've learnt, so that you are set to take your save to the very next level. And remember, everything is connected to everything.
    We also have your letters, and the final part of the FM Bundesliga Challenge - did Alex Stewart survive?
    Join The Athletic here

    • 30 min
    21. Training 2.0

    21. Training 2.0

    Iain is here to remind you that training is very very important. And with the help of Dom Baker of SI they will help you level up off the pitch so you can blow your opponents away on the pitch. Plus there's your letters including one extremely helpful one which you can find out more about here and in the FM Community Centre you can find out about the glorious Aswijan here
    And of course you can get yourself an Athletic subscription here

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

AlolanMarowak ,

One of the Best

There are only a select few of podcasts that I have listened to every episode of. There are even fewer podcasts that when I see a new episode, I immediately start listening to it. This is one of these podcasts.

RodTheCid ,

Making my commute better

Just recently found FM and start playing it for the first time, this podcast has not only being very helpful but also has made my commute to and from work much better.

Thanks for this wonderful FM space

PS. Also playing Sunderland so I identify with Ian’s pain, although I haven’t been sacked... yet

Jake111234 ,

Fantastic

I listen to podcasts all the time but this is the first one I’ve ever reviewed. As a first time FM player this year this podcast has been exactly what I needed to lead Dundee United to a Euro Cup quarterfinal appearance. I can’t thank you enough Ian. This is just fantastic and has quickly become a must listen to me. Can’t wait to see what else you have planned for the future! Cheers mate!

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