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Next post is live and kicking. Post is here Hope to get 1 more post up tomorrow before the weekend...
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Nov
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New post is live Post link is here Appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
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Nov
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Next post is live https://www.fmcheapseats.com/index.php/2020/11/23/a-good-heart-to-heart-is-what-w...
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I just hope he appears at Wrexham games in the outfits of the various characters he's played in...
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Nov
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By r96Skinner On 18 November 2020 - 03:28 AM UTCBest of luck with it! I'll be following when I...
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Nov
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've got a new FM story driven blog I've just started. Appreciate any feedback negative or...
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Nov
3 weeks ago
I like it, but it's getting tedious whenever you switch pages your mouse is hovering over a men...
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Nov
3 weeks ago
Chapter 39 As quick as a ticket in a New York minute Things in football generally move quite fast. One minute you’re riding the wave of success winning the cup and finishing fifth in a tough league full of world class players, the next you’re...
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Oct
1 month ago
Part 4 – There’s no place like home Chapter 36 - Check out at the check in Before we set off for our cup final with Estoril, there was the small matter of the Europa League final, between the team that knocked us out Liverpool, and current F...
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Chapter 35 – Decisions, decisions, decisions Moments like the Braga game are what football is all about. Dias leaving for a bigger name side that gets thumped by his current team is stuff fans will talk about for years to come. They’d finish...
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Oct
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Chapter 34 - The hunger for more Being a football manager isn’t easy, if it was everybody would be one. There’s a lot of people that try to become one, and a lot of those people fail. Of those that do succeed, not many get to experience succe...
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Oct
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Chapter 33 – Mass exodus Tiago Dias didn’t have the decency to allow me or the club to sit down and discuss extending his deal, which I thought was a dick move if there ever was one. Little did I know he wasn’t the only one that was tal...
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Oct
1 month ago
Chapter 32 - Ups and downs, smiles and frowns It was August 2024. The draw for the Europa League was made.  Famalicoa were drawn against Marseille of France, Feyenoord of Holland and Standard Liege of Belgium. We were the underdogs in the group and...
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Oct
1 month ago
I love Greek saves in FM. Good luck!!
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Oct
1 month ago
Chapter 31 – One night in Denmark The fans in Denmark gave us a warm reception. By warm I mean an intimidatingly hostile reception. It felt as if all 4 stands were against us that night in Brondby. We managed to take around 400 of our own fans, but...
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Oct
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Chapter 30. All rise The Benfica win really put the confidence in our team from that match on as we were not only hard to beat, but we didn’t lose much from then either. Pacos De Ferreira, Maritimo, Arouca, Varzim, Feirense, Olerios, Estoril, Gil...
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Oct
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Chapter 29 – Massimiliano Allegri, we meet for the first time. I didn’t say, but the first time we met Benfica in my first season in Portugal’s top division, Massimo Allegri missed the game through illness. His assistant took control of...
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Oct
1 month ago
Titled 3 man poacher attack - actually uses 3 false nines
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Oct
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Chapter 28 – It’s all go from here It didn’t matter that we had 2 opportunities to go up as champions, Academica Coimbra & SC Farense were both soundly beaten by a striker-less formation, and a (supposedly) unknown manager with a te...
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Oct
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Chapter 27 – No strikers, no problem Up to now I’ve not been arrogant in my words. At least I don’t think I have. But something happened to me in Portugal. I came out of my shell a bit and became different in myself, arrogant maybe not,...
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Oct
1 month ago
Awesome this mate. Can't wait to see you tear the prem a new one!!
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Oct
1 month ago
If it was me doing this, I would literally start at whatever team is the lowest rep from all the playable teams at the start and go from there. If you've got all SA countries loaded, my guess is a team from Peru, Paraguay or Bolivia will be the lo...
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Oct
1 month ago
Love a good South American save, there's never enough of them! Good luck, following.
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Oct
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Massive point difference, unless some catastrophic form hits you're going up as champs! It's a matter of when not if!
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Oct
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Chapter 26 – Hardball? No, Moneyball Before the rest of my staff were with me at Famalicao, there was just myself, Jose and Steve Grayson, and we did some analytical thinking. We pulled up all the stats of each player, and every other player in the...
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Oct
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Chapter 25 – I’m from Winnipeg, you idiot! Portugal is such a lovely country, really it is. I knew it was a nice place from my meetings with Jorge Jesus, but I really started to appreciate it once I started at Famalicao. From the minute I wal...
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Oct
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Cheers mate Glad you're enjoying it.
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What a cliff hanger to leave us on mate!!!
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Sep
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Chapter 24 – The Canadian Man O’ War Once I’d finished talking to Jorge, my mind was kind of made up. I was hopefully going to take my skills and experience as a manager over to Portugal. Jorge’s agent had contacts all around the...
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Chapter 23 – The night the line was crossed. I wasn’t nervous heading into the second leg. We had Cifu playing well, a midfield trio playing really well but we were susceptible at the back on occasion, as were a lot of teams in the Segunda Di...
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Chapter 22 – The last dance saloon April saw us lose to Real Betis after I turned them down, the caretaker getting his first win at my expense. Orihuela took points from us, as did Reus and Grenada which meant for the first time in my career, we&rs...
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Chapter 23 – Regista nights. During my third season in Andorra, my stock as a manager began to grow some, and as I had already discussed, privately, with my father how a manager can get noticed and move on, and taking into consideration my waning r...
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Sep
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Chapter 23 – Regista nights. During my third season in Andorra, my stock as a manager began to grow some, and as I had already discussed, privately, with my father how a manager can get noticed and move on, and taking into consideration my waning r...
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Sep
2 months ago
Chapter 22 – The great Andorran hope. I didn’t want to get relegated. Wait that sounded stupid. What I meant was I really didn’t want to go down because we’d done so well to get here. Obviously anyone would have said they would pr...
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Sep
2 months ago
Chapter 21 – Come in Number 9 There’s moments in your life that when you think back you just sit, or stand or whatever you’re doing and just smile. I was like a father that had seen his kid just get picked for the school football team,...
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Sep
2 months ago
Chapter 20 – Lost in battle In the build up to the new season, it was announced that finally the United Kingdom would be leaving the EU. This wouldn’t affect me at that time in Spain, and the details of the new work permit rules would be anno...
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Sep
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Chapter 19 – A blossoming love / hate relationship After becoming 20 thousand euro richer, in the days after the play off win, most of the attention was not on me or the players, but on the owner Gerard Pique. All the reports were saying how he had...
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Aug
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Chapter 18 – I’m not crying, you are! For the first time in a number of weeks, we had a pre match press conference before our return leg against UCAM, and the reporters were certain that in UCAM’s home ground Nueva Condomina, the fans w...
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Aug
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Chapter 17 – There’s no way we’ll do it. I remember having a team meeting in Andorra with only 2 games go, and our top scorer was striker Cifu, who had scored an incredible 38 goals for us at that point. All we needed was to win 1 of ou...
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Aug
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Chapter 16 – The name of the game is inconsistency. I vividly remember Jonathan Forte telling me he was nervous heading in to the game against Athletic Bilboa, he’d been used to playing in England, and as a back to goal center forward. But in...
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Aug
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Part 2 – Heading North?... Chapter 15 – Just a small town guy On my first official day as FC Andorra manager, I spent time with the chairman as well as Gerard. After the formalities were done, I had to find a place to live, and wasn’t...
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Aug
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Chapter 14 – The beginning of the end, or the end of my beginning? As I stood there and watched Liam Walker rifle in a 35 yard thunderbolt with his left foot that 2 keepers wouldn’t have saved, I knew there and then it was time. A fitting way...
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Aug
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Chapter 13 – The heat is on. Before the start of my third season as a manager, Stuart Rodriguez must’ve had too much champagne as he told me he expected the club to win all 3 competitions this season, the league, the Rock cup and as we won th...
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Aug
3 months ago
Chapter 12 – Oh God, not my nose! That night myself, Javier and the team, all 24 registered players had played a part in our league and cup double, had done the next logical thing – party all night! We had a small celebratory party after the...