Category Football

New FM Anthology to buy

The Men Who Stare At Goals: A Football Manager Anthology is now available via Amazon, as well as through our TicTail shop. Described by me as very good, and featuring Iain Macintosh, Joe Devine, Sam Kelly, and loads of other great writers, it’s a treat for FM fans, gaming fans, and football fans alike. Get it. […]

Great Books About Football

Here at Put Niels in Goal, we love a good football book. While the shelves of your local Waterstones might heave with shoddily written autobiographies, there has also been some genuinely insightful, intelligent stuff written about football. Here is a round up of some of the best football books on the market. It’s not exhaustive by […]

Review – Small Time: A Life in the Footballing Wilderness

A career spanning such heights as the Orlando Lions, Borehamwood F.C., and a trial at Brentford under Steve Perryman – it’s as much as career as it is the absurdly difficult question a pub quiz machine chucks at you to deny you a £20 win. It’s also goalkeeper Justin Bryant’s meandering journey through the ‘footballing […]

In conversation with This Fan Girl

First things first: women’s football shouldn’t be called women’s football. It’s just football. That semantic assertion in place, football belongs to everyone, and women are fans as much as they are players. Nonetheless, when images of female football fans are shown in the media, they tend to be of a certain sort, and much of […]

Shots on Target Coefficient

So having just posted something backing up a uMAXit piece I wrote, Simon Gleave made a suggestion about incorporating shot conversion rate against. So, I have done that. I’m going to call it Shots on Target Coefficient – STC = (SOT/SOTA)*(SCR/SCRA) In other words, STC equals shots on target divided by shots on target against, all multiplied by shot […]

A statistical formula that correlates strongly to league position

Following up on a piece I wrote for uMAXit, here are some stats

The Men Who Stare At Goals: An FM Anthology – now available to buy!

You can now buy The Men Who Stare At Goals: An FM Anthology, from PNIG’s very own Tictail shop. Featuring some superbly talented writers like Chris Darwen, Joe Devine, Lee Scott, Dave Black, and Jonny Sharples, as well as an introduction from me and a foreword by Iain Macintosh, it’s a must-have for any FM fan. […]