FM Story’s Community Awareness Podcast

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Darren and Jack from FM Story are into their third season of their great podcast, and have just started a new mini -series which focuses on “community awareness” – spreading the word about fellow FM-related websites, blogs, and content.

In the first of those episodes, RTFM is featured and reviews alongside the ever-excellent SI Sports Centre, run by our good friend Cleon. We recommended you check out his site back in July.

You can stream the 15-minute episode at acast.com, and we’re looking forward to the next one. Thanks very much for the kind words, chaps and RTFM hopes you’re enjoying the FM16 beta.

We’ll have our very own FM16 news very soon. We’re just crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s on a couple of very exciting proposals, but all signs point to us playing our first match back from our break on Sunday 15 November.

Weekend Writings: Football Manager (1982)

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David from tinytickle.co.uk recently got in touch to share his recent article taking a look at the original Football Manager, released in 1982 by Kevin Toms and Addictive Software.

First released on the ZX Spectrum in 1982, Football Manager was the worlds first football management simulation computer game. Four versions of the game were made between 1982 and 1992, selling over one million copies.

The game introduced the familiar aspects of football management as we know it now – player transfers, media speculation, financial management, reputations, cup competitions and endless league seasons. Later versions introduced tactical editors, sponsorship, text commentary and more.

This weekend, take a look at Tiny Tickle and enjoy Football Manager, 1982. You’re also able to play the game for yourself, courtesy of an embedded ZX Spectrum emulator on the page. I’m just glad to be here.


During our break before the November relaunch for the release of FM16, we thought we’d share interesting content each weekend. Please get in touch if you’d like us to show off your work!

Bank Holiday Blogging: Running The Show

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Our latest recommended blog, on today’s bank holiday here in the UK, comes courtesy of Running The Show who caught our eye with their recent post about Dortmund’s build-up play under new manager Thomas Tuchel.

The blog regularly posts interesting and knowledgeable content “for everyone in love with the beautiful game,” and recent good articles have looked at one of our favourites Adnan Januzaj, the Milanese clubs, and how it’s done in Sweden.

The blog is at runningtheshowblog.wordpress.com and @RunTheShowBlog.


During our summer break between the end of our third season on FM13 and the launch of FM16, we thought we’d share interesting content each weekend. Please get in touch if you’d like us to show off your work!

Weekend FM Writings: Pass The Bloody Ball!

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Lately we’ve been enjoying the trials and tribulations of Deportivo Cali over on Pass The Bloody Ball! Author Diego has been documenting his save with the Colombian side, bringing us match updates as well as taking in-depth looks at his squad and tactics.

Passthebloodyball by @DMendoza1969 is our recommended read this weekend!


During our summer break between the end of our third season on FM13 and the launch of FM16, we thought we’d share interesting content each weekend. Please get in touch if you’d like us to show off your work!

Weekend Writings: Addicted To FM / BTN

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This weekend, our recommended FM reading and viewing comes courtesy of Addicted To FM, who also posts on YouTube as Bust The Net. Lately, they’ve been playing LLM-style in Singapore.

Other recent uploads have included looking at the complete wingback, rejuvenating your side, the trusty 4-2-3-1, and the delightful story of their “very own George Best.”

Please check out addictedtofm.com and YouTube: Bust the Net.


During our summer break between the end of our third season on FM13 and the launch of FM16, we thought we’d share interesting content each weekend. Please get in touch if you’d like us to show off your work!

Weekend Writings: SISportsCentre.com

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This weekend’s recommended reading comes from the ever-fascinating SI Sports Centre. With a host of guest writers publishing articles from the FM universe, a particular highlight has been a mini-series on the rise of long-defunct club Sunderland Albion from resurrection to Champions League glory.

Recent publications have looked at the fictional managerial career of Dutch legend Pierre van Hooijdonk, the detailed “FM’s Guide To An Idiot” series, and in-depth looks at Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’, Brazil 1970, defensive formations and tactics, and much more.

Head over to sisportscentre.com.