47 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.

    Is Managing Newcastle Bad For Your Health?

    Is Managing Newcastle Bad For Your Health?

    Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic's Newcastle United correspondent Chris Waugh to find out if Newcastle United in real life are having as hard a time of it as he is on FM…

    The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the city of Malmö in Sweden. Frida Fagerlund from Aftonbladet gives us the inside track as to how we can become the next Roy Hodgson with Malmö FF.

    The Athletic’s Holly Percival joins us for What Did You Learn? Holly has chronicled her first ever Football Manager save with her beloved Aston Villa. It did not go well, hearts were broken but lessons were learned and you can benefit from them!

    Plus your letters look at how to bring Bielsa Ball to FM, perfecting pressing tactics and upgrading your hardware to leave lag behind.

    • 44 min
    How To Stop It All Falling Apart…

    How To Stop It All Falling Apart…

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sports Interactive’s CJ Ramson to get expert guidance on how to deal with a save when it ALL JUST GOES WRONG.

    The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the bucolic Welsh village of Taff’s Well. FM Friday author Barry Collins takes us through the challenges of managing a side in Cymru South, the Welsh second tier.

    Our new feature “What Would Fergie Do?” looks at how early era Alex Ferguson would deal with the current shower in the red half of Manchester. We speak to The Athletic's Andy Mitten to get his expert perspective.

    And your letters look at release clauses, not leaving a job too soon and the glory years of Doncaster Rovers…

    • 53 min
    Network Gaming in FM 22

    Network Gaming in FM 22

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Alex Stewart off the TIFO about why it’s much more fun to play with others and not just yourself, it’s Network Gaming! 

    The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to the French capital of Paris. Julien Laurens from The Totally Football Show tells us why managing Paris Saint-Germain is more of a challenge than you might think...

    Book club is back and it’s the biography of Leeds managerial icon Don Revie written by Chris Evans MP.

    And your letters look at computer upgrades, finding the save for you and how to sift through the sea of players released by big clubs to strike gold.

    • 41 min
    Understanding Dynamic Management Stats in FM 22

    Understanding Dynamic Management Stats in FM 22

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sport Interactive’s Andre Sinclair about Dynamic Management Stats, the things that make you, YOU.

    The latest edition of More Than A Score takes us to Eastern Canada and the city of Halifax to explore managing HFX Wanderers FC. Joshua Kloke from The Athletic is your guide…

    YouTuber RDF Tactics joins us for What Did You Learn with some great tips on how to get over those FM 22 gegenpressing woes.

    And your letters look at very violent conduct, scouting in South Korea and looking after your Registas….

    • 49 min
    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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

All is Temp ,

A Must Listen

Iain is a charming and honest host and he gets the people who make the game as guests! I’ve had so much fun with this podcast and playing FM has been just what I needed. Give it a listen.

AllyBain1985 ,

Magnificent

Iain is a wonderful host and I love the creative, funny and genuinely helpful content 👍🏻

ConnorP31 ,

Football Magnificent

I’m new to the FM scene this year buying it for the Switch. I wasn’t sure how to get started, which tactics to use, or how to even play at some points, but listening to this podcast made it a whole lot easier to play with the tips and suggestions the podcast brings about. Iain and his guests are very knowledge and are very funny at points with the demises in their saves. A great listen that I highly recommend.

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