Episode 23: Madness with Macintosh

This week we’re joined by author Iain Macintosh, who’s already played the beta a little bit and lets us in on a few of its secrets. The new draft mode certainly sounds like it’s shaping up nicely. And is perfectly timed for a nice drinking session.

Ed states that he’s a better manager than Iain, George makes a plea to Ed’s boss while Ed throws caution to the wind. The early signs are that the beta is definitely promising, even though George’s laptop has packed in.

Iain talks to us about his new book, The Football Manager’s Guide To Football Management. George has read the book in two sittings, and likes the soft lessons that it has to teach.

We’ve also played around with the format this week, because that’s the sort of rebels that we are. But you’ll still get to hear all of this goodness –

  • Iain talks about the different types of real world scouts, including the ones who lounge around the pool. George chases his dream job with some probing questions.
  • Ed rails against guides, because they’re essentially just letting someone else play the game for you. And that sort of defeats the point.
  • Iain’s Everton save isn’t going very well at all. But then he’s playing Champion Manager 01/02, and that means that Everton go bankrupt at the start of the first season. And no one’s buying.
  • Ed also gives out some scenarios. George has to try and get fired before Saturday’s match because the owners of PSG have decided to spend all their money on colonising Mars.
  • Iain has to convince the new owners of Everton not to replace him in the dugout with Iain Dowie. He thinks his trump card is his presentation.

There’s much more going on in the podcast too, and you can listen to it all in the SoundCloud player below. Or hop over to iTunes and search for Deep Lying Podcast.