Scoring, Nantes FC style.

It’s here. It landed on my Steam (metaphorical) doorstep a fortnight ago and I plunged straight in, ripping open the (metaphorical) envelope and burrowing straight into the contents with glee. There is much to like about this new version, even as a few kinks and oddities are being ironed out. The darker skin is engaging […]

AC Milan score in pre-season.

We all love a challenge, right? Here are six FM15 saves that don’t require an absurdly detailed knowledge of lower leagues and should be quick and easy to get into, but devilishly hard to complete.

TFP Issue 6 - illustrated by Paine

A new issue of the Football Pink carries a host of fascinating material and my piece on football and comics.

Barthez being, well, Barthez.

A set of links to six things I’ve recently written elsewhere.


A new book review of Mal Peet’s sumptuous children’s novel, Keeper.

Management. It's serious shit.

A review of Charles Darwen’s humorous new Football Manager inspired novel, and a chance to win it


Regular readers of my FM posts and, indeed, those subject to my anguished diatribes on social media, will be aware that I suffered a catastrophe a few months ago. In the middle of my first season at Everton, having been offered the job on the back of my resounding success at Rangers employing a Moneyball-style […]


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