Football Manager Stole My Life

Football Manager Stole My Life

Iain Macintosh Kenny Millar Neil White / Oct 22, 2020

Football Manager Stole My Life A celebration of the cult behind the Football Manager FM series of computer games which have been taking over the lives of football fans for years Meet the greatest players you never saw Discover

  • Title: Football Manager Stole My Life
  • Author: Iain Macintosh Kenny Millar Neil White
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A celebration of the cult behind the Football Manager FM series of computer games, which have been taking over the lives of football fans for 20 years Meet the greatest players you never saw Discover how one game can cause 35 divorces, one honeymoon and a police raid Go the next level with our guide to Extreme FMIain Macintosh writes about football for numerous publicA celebration of the cult behind the Football Manager FM series of computer games, which have been taking over the lives of football fans for 20 years Meet the greatest players you never saw Discover how one game can cause 35 divorces, one honeymoon and a police raid Go the next level with our guide to Extreme FMIain Macintosh writes about football for numerous publications in Asia, USA and the UK and is one of the Football 50, the top football writers on Twitter according to TEAMtalk Kenny Millar is a sportswriter for The Sunday Post Neil White is a former sportswriter for The Sunday Times All three are Football Manager addicts.

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    1. Football Manager Stole My Life is a look back at the twenty year history of football management simulation game, through development on an Amstrad CPC464 to the world beating behemoth that it is today, filled with the kind of anecdotes that a non-player would classify as lunacy but for the rest of us merely remind us fondly of our own behaviour whilst in a particularly engrossing saved game. But beyond discussions of favourite versions, legendary players and real life footballers who became hook [...]

    2. This was an enjoyable read from probably my favourite series of games ever. The reason I love the games is for their immersion and depth and level of detail that has not only gone into the games but the level of detail you put in to playing it get the best out of the experience. Unfortunately these aren't traits that the book shares with the game. Don't get me wrong, there is genuine love for the series and an affection throughout the book but the game thrives on stories that can't help but have [...]

    3. A slim book at just over two hundred pages, and not a lot of content once you take into account the number of half-blank spreads, photographs and in-chapter quotes taking up a whole page. As a consequence of this, and of the final thirty or so pages being an unfunny bit of fan fiction, I was pretty underwhelmed by this. I understand that a long and dense book on the same subject probably just wouldn't have worked, and I did get an hour or two enjoyment from it but it does feel like a amateurish [...]

    4. A fun book for FM addicts like me, it could also could be helpful in explaining your addiction to WAGS or friends. It certainly made me feel better about my own addiction. While there have been times I've played up to 5 matches a day for weeks on end, right now I only have enough time to play every two weeks. The best parts of the book were the interviews with the Sports Interactive team, and the interviews with actual players about their legendary in-game prowess. However, the fan fiction at th [...]

    5. This is a good book for those obsessives who have lost days, weeks or longer sat in a room playing football manager. This looks at the scouting systems, how possibly the next future Messi will be found on the database. Also others who did not lead up to their football manager billing. Very good read apart from the end pages which is a fictional story written from a managers perspective in Germany. I thought this was poorly written and more space could have been given to fans perspective of the g [...]

    6. Any one who has ever owned a computer an likes or loves football will have at some point played championship manager or football manager at some point and its fair to say this game would of or still dictates your life.The book is a mixture of stories and accounts from everyone who has been affected by this award winning addictive football management game.The book also has career accounts from some of the players that this games massive data base of players knowledge has highlighted as WONDERKIDS [...]

    7. Had been looking forward to reading this since I became aware of it and got it for Xmas.I liked the story of how CM/FM came about, and some of the superstar players that never made it in real life like Cherno Samba.Was pleased to hear someone else also had a regen striker called Anatoli Todorov. I had him as well and he was awesome for me!Having said that there is some rubbish in this book. The last 20 pages are utter rubbish and can quite happily be skipped.Overall, it's a decent book for someo [...]

    8. Very disappointed in this. It is a collection of snippets that could have run as 1 pagers in a weekly football magazine that have been stuck together in a 'book' format.I read an exerpt from the interview with a psychologist that was really interesting and thought it would be a sort-of-novel, maybe from a few peoples perspectives showing how it really had stole their lives.Unfortunately, that was the best part of the book and the majority of it was based upon 'in the 1999 version of the game, th [...]

    9. Totally a worthy book to read if you are into Football Manager series. It depicts stories of how FM came to be from the initial development to the current state of the company and the game itself. Stories written from the perspective of real players and fans of the game series as well as the employees of Sports Interactive. If you are a Football Manager series fan, then you will certainly relate to the book and its content!

    10. It may have some typos and minor error, but I ask you, what Champ Man/FM game wasn't free of the odd error?Great fun as a nostalgic read, brings out the inner nerd. Complete with Cherno Samba interview. That alone is surely worth five stars.

    11. The section where they track down the legends of the game is brilliant. Also, the section of how far some fans go. The false number 999 story was a particular highlight. However, psychologist & Heienheim sections were tedious to get through.

    12. For me, Football Manager Stole My Life was filled with nostalgia of the versions of the game I have spent many hours playing while in the throws of addiction, remembering previous top signings that the scouts had predicted as wonder kids, and generally reliving parts of my youth and twenties. It is a mix of a book, with some interviews from the games creators The Collyer Brothers, which take us from the beginning up until around Sports Interactive get involved. We hear from players who had been [...]

    13. It is what it is (and what it is, is bloody awful).First, a confession: I used to be a real 'Champ Man' addict and up to 2002 I played the game religiously, so the idea of a book dedicated to the series (which later become 'Football Manager' in a dispute that wasn't referred to once) delighted me immensely.The book read like classic propaganda in favour of a cause and went so far in praising the game and overplaying the importance of it in the sport of football it's almost comical. This wasn't s [...]

    14. As a games developer, a football fan and yet another person to have lost thousands of hours to this franchise, this book was immense. It was entirely relatable to me. That give it the first 4 stars.The final star was earned because ultimately it dug into the kind of depths that the game is famous for. Interviews with the creators, the researchers, the cult heroes and my fellow FMers which were filled with humour and nostalgia galore.A nice little piece at the end by Iain Macintosh who recounts h [...]

    15. The idea of the book was great - funny little anecdotes about how the game came into existence, about how some players went on to become legends in the game but not in real life, about how the addiction of this game has led to splits or divorces in some of the gamers' lives. Execution, on the other hand, could have been better.I was excited about reading this as I've been addicted to Football Manager since I started playing it 7 or 8 years back, but the book doesn't give the same feeling of "jus [...]

    16. I nice read for all those - like me - who have spent way too many hours around this game (is it a game? is it reality?). It is quite interesting to read other people's testimonies and see yourself there, remember those unknown gems who you would always sign no matter what, the great matches you've played, the unending lists of possible transfers, the frustration of losing a trophy on extra time or the pure joy of being the national or european champion. Plus, you can even find Albert Camus in it [...]

    17. I fondly remember one Friday evening, maybe some ten or twelve years ago, when I started playing a game of Football Manager after dinner. Suddenly I realised sunlight was coming through the windows and I had no idea how time had passed so quicklyThis book is an enjoyable read for all FM (and CM before that) fanatics. It could have been a great book with some smart editing, but unfortunately it feels too much like a collection of articles and blog posts. It would make a great FM magazine special [...]

    18. There's a few funny anecdotes here and there, but even for a Football Manager fan, this book is unnecessary.

    19. A really uninteresting read. I've been playing Football Manager (and Championship Manager before it) since 1993, so, yes, all the references to players that were greats of the various versions were understood and digested, but it really didn't get past the point of, "Wow, Tonton Zola Moukoko was really good in the game, wasn't he?"I don't really know what I did expect from this book, but I didn't enjoy what I did get. I wouldn't even go so far as a magazine article gone too far; I'd say a forum [...]

    20. Stick with the forums.There is little new here and the main chapters are incredibly drawn out.The opening chapters are interviews with the developers which most FM gamers would have read before.There are lists of players and plenty of articles of people talking about the effect of FM on their lives. I found these to be a little boring & throwaway at times and would have preferred a more detailed discussion & analysis.I enjoyed the final chapter chronicling the comic efforts of a FM write [...]

    21. Less Addictive than Football ManagerSorry but the excitement I had at for the this book really ended after opening the cover. The concept is a great one and many of us can relate to the obsession of many of the Football Management games. But I expected so much more. I expected less history details and more dramatic life stories. I did feel Iain was struggling to fill the pages towards the end.

    22. Great read!Just started playing Football Manager again and came across this book on . Great read from start to finish going over some of the unique stories from gamers in love with the series. Fascinating to read of its humble beginnings and how it has grown over the years!

    23. Interesting in parts but got too drawn out towards the end, where the fan stories just got repetitive. It was interesting to hear how some of the 'stars' fared in real life and does bring back a lot of nostalgia. Would have more been interesting if the book went into more detail about the company itself and the split instead of just briefly referring to it.

    24. Fun and occasionally insightful look at the terrifyingly absorbing game series. I'd have liked a bit more analysis of the nuts and bolts of the game but the nuggets from fans and celebrities were exhaustively researched and, although they could have done with a bit more editing, were often interesting.

    25. Damn you FMSML. After countless therapy bills, missed social occasions and bouts of insomnia, this book is going to draw me back into game I loved in 1993 through to 2007 ish. The book itself is bitty, some of the stories could have been longer, some dragged. But overall it allowed me to reminisce on a mis-spent youth/20s.

    26. Lectura ligera, capitulos breves. Definitivamente de interes para fanaticos de este videojuego o de videojuegos en general. Cualquier otro lector dudo que le resulte de interes. Quiza a aficionados al futbol.

    27. Good quick read about something i love. Definitely put me in the mood to play some Football Manager after weaning myself off it. I was also slightly disappointed my interview never made the final edit.

    28. One big in-joke in a book, certain parts were fantastic - the list of players who in the 1999 version of the game turn out world-class, but are actually playing semi-professional in Sweden was just great, but other bits dragged.

    29. Thought this was a great read. Could relate to ALL the stories! and took me back in time to some classic players! would highly recommend this book to those who are fans of the game and even wifes or girlfriends who want to understand why we play it SO much!

    30. I may have been in the wrong frame of mind to read this but thought it was garbage; a passable magazine interview and article padded out to book length. Also, the only thing worse than tweets being read on TV is seeing them printed in a book.

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