68 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 UK

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    • 5.0 • 66 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.

    How to FPL

    How to FPL

    Iain Macintosh speaks to Mark McGettigan - aka FPL General - for a special beginners guide to FPL.

    Follow the general on Twitter @FPLGeneral and, more importantly, listen to him on The Athletic FPL Podcast, which is rather fabulous

    • 14 min
    Season’s End

    Season’s End

    In the final episode of this season, Iain Macintosh speaks to Alex Stewart about Moneyballing your way through FM and his post Tifo plans. 

    Our final Legend Of The Game is decided by you!

    We have a brief update on the Arsenal Community Challenge.

    There’s another outrageous FM confessional and a real life former footballer is amongst your letters.

    • 56 min
    Ending A Season and a New Community Challenge!

    Ending A Season and a New Community Challenge!

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to The Athletic’s Art De Roche about how to get the best out of our new FM Community Challenge Team. It’s… Arsenal Football Club.

    Our next Legend Of The Game is a story of potential very much realised: Luis Enrique.

    We also look at how you end your season: is it full focus to next season as soon as the previous one ends? Or do you gleefully ride through those summer months in relaxation mode after a season long slog?

    • 41 min
    The Case For The Defence (-ive Set Pieces)

    The Case For The Defence (-ive Set Pieces)

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sports Interactive’s CJ Ramson about how to tighten up your defensive set pieces.

    Our next Legend Of The Game is Derby County’s midfield powerhouse Tonton Zola Moukoko.

    The FM Confessional is back, for your sins…

    Plus our letters discuss: an adventure around Europe’s outskirts, what would happen if the Red Bull group descended on Oxford and a lovely story about showing love for your favourite FM regens/ newgens.

    • 42 min
    Understanding Asymmetry in FM 22

    Understanding Asymmetry in FM 22

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to FM Streamer and YouTuber RDF Tactics about how to bring a little asymmetry into your life.

    Our next Legend Of The Game is Cambridge Utd’s CM2 phenomenon Tom Youngs.  

    The FM Confessional has been overrun with repentant sinners…

    Plus our letters discuss the managerial moves you regret, FM players returning to the fold and the possibility of a new Community Challenge…

    • 55 min
    Understanding Team Cohesion on FM 22

    Understanding Team Cohesion on FM 22

    In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Sports Interactive’s Russell Hammant about how to fine tune your Team Cohesion.

    Iain recently took part in the FM Playoffs, and lessons were learnt. Comedian and FM streamer Tony Jameson joins us to pick over the wreckage.

    Our next Legend Of The Game is the king of free transfers… Taribo West.

    There’s another FM Confession plus our letters have a Pentagon Challenge update as well as a tactical tweak explained using a Napoleonic naval metaphor…

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Troy Noble ,

First Rate Mate !

Good job.

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 👍🏻

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