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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.
 
Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson, comedian Tony Jameson and football journalist and author Iain Macintosh discuss the bestselling football management game, Football Manager. The game allows you to live out the ultimate dream of managing your favourite club — you make the big decisions, you decide on transfers, tactics and substitutions Hosted at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.
 
We welcome you to an all new, exciting and awe inspiring podcast on the wonderful world of Football Manager. Throughout the weeks ahead, we will discuss the joys of Football manager, the reason why we play it, the teams we love, the teams we hate to play with and against, the players that are awesome and the not so great. We will also be showing videos of our own experiences in game and looking at all things Football manager.
 
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And just like that, European competition has rolled around. This week, despite seeing a twelve-day international break, we've got a lot going on. It's our first FM22 transfer deadline day, which in Turkey happens to be 8 September and also the last day for squad registration before early January Shane's bound for Cyprus as the Europa Conference Lea…
 
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 o…
 
A huge part of FM and success is your squad morale. In today's podcast we look more in depth at how the lads manage their morale, what they do to improve it and one or two tips that you might not know of. We also have save updates from a returning Madd and Doop's GOAT challenge. If you've enjoyed the podcast, please leave a 5 star review on iTunes.…
 
Oh, hello regular season, it's been a while! With pre-season in Turkey wrapping up, it turns out we've got a couple of very important play-off fixtures to get through if we're to achieve some part of our boards' targets for 2021/22. Last week we found Shane knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers so we're both into the final Europa League pl…
 
Iain Macintosh speaks to Russell Hammant from Sports Interactive to give you the comprehensive guide to hiring, and firing, in those crucial non-playing roles. Alvaro Romeo from The Totally Football Show takes us to the beautiful Galician town of La Coruña in Northern Spain for More Than A Score. Joe Devine, the big cheese or queso grande of Tifo, …
 
After a couple of podcasts with special guests, it's time for a well overdue bumper save update! Dave, Joe and Doop update us on their saves from the first few weeks of FM22. Towards the end of the podcast, the squad discuss the powerful and overpowered elements of FM22 so far and if it should be classed as 'cheating' - let us know your thoughts. I…
 
Away goals don't count any more, that's what we're told. So what impact will it have as Galatasaray heading into Champions League qualifiers this early in the season? A trip to the group stages would mean massive money... This week on the podcast we're wrapping up pre-season - just about anyway - but we're taking a bit of time to analyse our squad …
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh speaks to Andrew James from Sports Interactive to get all the top tips when it comes to training. Seb Stafford-Bloor off the Tifo says hello from his home of Hamburg in More Than A Score. Alex Stewart, also off the Tifo from, passes on his FM 22 advice in What Did You Learn? Jack aka Work The Space talks about the tw…
 
It’s that time of year where we get some of the guys from Sports Interactive on the pod and ask them all sorts of questions about their history with Football Manager and the role they have at the studio. This week we’re treated to the presence and knowledge of Match Team Software Engineer, Elliott Stapley. Who To Manage: TV Special - https://5starp…
 
We asked, you answered. Football Manager 2022 is upon us and our timing couldn't have been better. With the new game dropping a little earlier than expected, it turns out we finished up life in La Liga at exactly the right time. We took to Twitter for your suggestions (and gave away a copy of FM22 in the process) on where we should start the new se…
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh unveils the shiny new Football Manager show! Speaking of shiny and new, CJ Ramson takes us through all you need to know when it comes to tactics in the fully fledged FM 22. JJ Bull takes us on a tour of Aberdeen in the first destination for More Than A Score. Amita Winehouse from The Athletic is the debut guest in ou…
 
It’s that time of year where we get some of the guys from Sports Interactive on the pod and ask them all sorts of questions about their history with Football Manager and the role they have at the studio. This week we’re treated to the presence and knowledge of Match AI QA Lead and player role aficionado, CJ Ramson. Role Models Part 2 - https://5sta…
 
It's the final chapter of our Football Manager 2021 journey but before we go, we must close out life in La Liga. There are just four games left in the league. Can Real finish on top? How vital will Atletico v Barcelona prove? Has a certain superstar kicked his last ball? Will the pressures of the Champions League prove too much? So many questions! …
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh gathers four of FM’s mightiest streamers, Zealand, Work The Space, Lollujo and Dr Benjy, for them to tell us about their very exciting network gaming plans once FM 22 launches. The Book Club returns and Iain positively drools over the calcio chronicle of Arigo Sacchi: The Immortals, written by the man himself and Lui…
 
Now that we’ve had a week or so to get acquainted with Football Manager 2022, we picked out a few things we love and loathe so far from Sports Interactive’s latest offering. For the first time in a long time, we all provide extended save updates with how our early FM22 saves are going and Madd is on quick fire (for Madd) quiz duty! Ted Lasso in FM2…
 
It's going to come down to the wire, isn't it? With two months left to play in La Liga, we're back to normal programming this week with Shane returning to the helm of Atlético and Ken gearing up to take Real into a Champions League quarter-final. With rumours circulating of an Atléti takeover, is this the episode that finally sees Mr. O'Keeffe get …
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh sits down with Sports Interactive’s CJ Ramson and Nicholas Madden to talk in detail about the biggest changes in FM22. From an unprecedented overhaul of the animation engine (the thing that powers all of your golazzos) to making set pieces more realistic and less easy to manipulate (sorry Iain) the guys give their be…
 
With the FM22 Beta release catching everyone a little off guard, we decided to have a discussion about our first impressions of FM22 from the limited play time we’ve had. We also go over the saves we’ve started with and what our future are plans are once FM22 is officially released on 9th November 2022. Madd is on quiz duty and it doesn’t last 40 m…
 
While the Cat's away, the Corkonians will play. In a one-week break from our La Liga adventure, Ken is joined by @kahunagaming339 to chat about his FM21 journey, database editing, we run the first ever FMFShow draft - live - and get set for FM22. Funnily enough, Shane's in Spain - whether he's genuinely in talks with Atlético or brushing up on his …
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh shares some sneak peaks at FM 22 (the alpha version at least) with FM streamer Kevin Chapman aka Lollujo. Your letters look at getting back into FM if you’ve been away a few years and the “joys” of playing with friends online, which for some (Iain) means using the Russian military art of deception known as Maskirovka…
 
On this week’s pod, Doop provides what could be the final Achievement Hunter save update, we talk about our experiences with international management on FM over the years and Dave is on quiz duty with a very appropriate international management quiz too. If you've enjoyed the podcast, please leave a 5 star review on iTunes. Please use the links bel…
 
This week we're blitzing through the month of March in our fourth and final season of FM21. There's two giant games against Barcelona for Ken and some redemption for Shane looks like it's on the way. Oh it's busy busy! We've got Copa Del Rey action, more Champions League action against Rangers and Manchester City and a string of lofty and frustrati…
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh talks about Building Back Barcelona with FM streamer Kevin Chapman aka Lollujo. There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson tells you to “get rid!”... It’s the No-Nonsense Centre Back. Your letters look at building Belgian B Teams and European tours inspired by cherished FM saves. And in this week’s What Else Do You …
 
As with most of the FM community right now, we’re in full on preparation mode as the Beta for FM22 is fast approaching. We have a quick discussion about the second episode of ‘In The Studio’ that Football Manager released before we started recording. Then we walk down memory lane and decide on our communal team of the year for FM21! If you've enjoy…
 
Have you ever had those moments in Football Manager where you know the curly finger is coming? How do you approach it? Beg for forgiveness? Plead your case? Tell the board that they're the ones who need to get in line? Well, for one of our intrepid managers this week, the board comes calling. Days are numbered, players are frustrated, but when you …
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh chats all things FM streaming and YouTubing with Zealand. There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson tells you to push out wide apart from the times you also come inside… it’s the madness of the Inverted Wingback Your letters resemble more of an agony aunt column as we come to terms with saying goodbye to FM21 among…
 
As Sports Interactive dropped a video going into more detail about some of the headline features for FM22, we though it'd rude not to offer our opinions on what they've revealed so far. Dave also provides a quiz written by MaddFM but delivered in record time! Sorry not sorry Patrick... Subscribe to the WeStreamFM YouTube channel here: https://www.y…
 
January brings renewed hope, new year resolutions, a transfer window and, oh yeah, Real v Atlético, baby. We're into our final season of FM21 action and it's been a long road so the countdown to FM22 starts now. Between here and then we've got a lot of things to wrap up when it comes to life in La Liga. So this month (January) we've got Our first t…
 
In this episode, Iain Macintosh and Seb Stafford-Bloor off the TIFO delve into the tantalising trailer for Football Manager 22. There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson tells you to “push up because he’ll sit”… it’s Centre Midfield Defend Your letters ask if FM has an adjustable difficulty setting, except just always being hard, and how to preve…
 
As things start winding down for FM21, we decided to ask ourselves how we decide on who we select as captain. Doop provides us with an update on his Achievement Hunter save, where he's edging closer and closer on getting all of the FM21 achievements. There's also a quiz from Madd too! Subscribe to the WeStreamFM YouTube channel here: https://www.yo…
 
Football Manager 2022 is on the way and we're still in Spain but we're cruising towards Christmas with some Champions League success along the way. This week we kick off with a look at some of the early Football Manager 2022 features before working through the thick of our December in La Liga. Can the working man's club turn a corner? Will Haaland …
 
In this episode, Alex Stewart off the TIFO runs the rule over using the Moneyball philosophy in Football Manager. There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson pulls the strings in the middle of the park with the Deep Lying Playmaker. Your letters touch on Player Preferred and Moves and, unexpectedly, The Good Friday Agreement... Plus we’ve got a new…
 
As FM22 starts to get nearer we thought we best hurry up with what we'd like to see included in the new game as well as predicting what features we think will absolutely be included too. We reveal the winner to last week's giveaway in conjunction with Scouted Football, Matt provides a long overdue update on his Bournemouth save and Madd is on quiz …
 
Episode 34 is in the wild and on this week's podcast we've managed to get the whole way through an actual month in game, meaning we're clearing the end of October in Spain all the way through to the start of December. The fixtures list is a mess, the injuries have mounted up, star players need resting, team meetings are dividing dressing rooms and …
 
In this episode, writer Joel Golby talks to Iain about why he loves this game so very, very much despite it so often not loving him back. There’s a Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson runs the channels, drops deep to join in the build up play and puts the ball in the net with The Complete Forward. And on the theme of love, your letters talk about Mot…
 
This week we talk about the identification of talent and give our collective 'Wonderkid XI' for FM21 now that FM22 has been confirmed as a thing! Conveniently, we're also running a competition in conjuction with Scouted Football so make sure you keep those ear flaps open to hear how you can enter. Curty gives us an update on his Arsenal save that i…
 
Ooooooh-sasuna where the winds go sweeping down the plains... It's been an interesting week in Spain, and by week we mean month as we get through October's helping of league and Champions League games for episode 33 of The Football Manager Football Show. In Champions League action this week we're coming up against Liverpool, Anderlecht, Porto and C…
 
In this episode, we’re looking at data: xG, player ratings and reasons why it’s not your fault you just lost 3-0 to a side that had three shots on target when you had twenty... Elliot Stapley from Sports Interactive is on duty to debunk the digits. There’s more Position Of The Week as CJ Ramson takes us off the touchline and inside to the world of …
 
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