Seville. Diego Maradona is not meant to succeed in Seville, it seems. A failure as a player and a failure as a manager.
After 6 months without a job, I was approached by Napoli – the club where Diego Maradona as adored for so long. I may have left under slightly tense relationships but now I’m back and ready to restore the love the people of Naples have for me.
Episode 106 of the podcast featured the almost veteran of the FM community now, Dan Gear. If you want a run down of the community content that was featured on the podcast, you’ve certainly come to the right place!
Len, from popular FM community site, FMInside, joined George (and Ed for a short period) on the pod for episode 105.
Have a listen for Len’s top tips for players to sign in each position. If you end up signing any of them, let us know how they get on! Here comes your written round-up of the community section. If there’s anything you’ve read that you think deserves a plug on the podcast, just let us know at any time!
For a while now, I’ve been fascinated by Monchi. The Sevilla Director of Football is one of football’s best dealers – buying some of the world’s best talents for low prices and selling them for a high profit. Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Sergio Ramos are just a few of the stars who have passed through Sevilla, earning the club a major profit.
It’s a model that is often used in the stock market – buy low, sell high, but Monchi has applied it to football.
This summer, he is off to Roma, where it will be interesting to see how he will transfer his methods.
Episode 104 of the Deep Lying Podcast saw one of the community’s biggest YouTubers, Work the Space, join Ed for a chat on all things Football Manager! They discussed their usual save updates, Jack gave his views on media consumption across the community, plus what I hope will be a new recurring feature, Ed’s quickfire questions!
Have a listen to the pod, and while you are, scroll down and check out the community picks from the last week.
After months of talking about it on the Deep Lying Podcast, my time at Crystal Palace has finally come to an end.
I’ve taken the team from a relegation threatened bunch of mediocrities to Premier League solidity and two cup semi finals. I bought in a bunch of talented youngsters – including Kasper Dolberg, Franck Kessie and Charlie Taylor – that the team can be based around for years and I’ve left the club in a better place than when I’ve started.
Of course, it would have been nice to continue. I turned down a contract from the board in the autumn of the third season and never received another one. And while I know I could have added another version of me to the game and carried on, I decided to do what I thought my in game character would do and take an ambitious job abroad to further my career.
Still, despite departing for the bright lights of Hoffenheim, there’s been plenty to look back on. So here’s my summary of my three seasons in charge of Crystal Palace which have, to be fair, been some of the most enjoyable I’ve had in the recent version of Football Manager.
Tactics special klaxon! It’s been a while, but George returned with a tactics special and he was joined by one on FMSlack’s resident tactical boffins, FMFutbolManager. They took on questions from the community and tried their god damn best to answer them. Have a listen, and then come back here for the quick links off to the community section plugs.
The Deep Lying Podcast train is rolling on, and episode 102 features the unique talent that is Jonny Sharples. He’s unique in a couple of ways. Firstly, he’s still playing FM13. And secondly, he’s managed perhaps the most famous Football Manager newgen of all time, Ivica Strok. Have a listen to get the lowdown on Strok, and the guys delve into the world of 2058.
Here comes my picks from across the community over the last week. They appeared on episode 101 of the podcast, and so did Teach FM. Have a listen if you haven’t done so already!
Where have the last two years gone? George and Ed have hit episode 100, and it’s an absolute corker for your listening pleasure. You’ve got an hour with Miles Jacobsen, Mr. Football Manager himself, plus an interview with Mark ‘Chappers’ Chapman, plus the chaps take us through their DLP awards. If you haven’t listened already, then I’d seriously recommend you do.
There wasn’t a community section on the pod itself, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything from the community to plug. Here are your usual weekly picks from me.