Now sell it! Just do it! | Sexi Brexi #1: Stockport | Football Manager 2019 Stories

Welcome to my new FM19 series! Before you even start reading this post I’d like to ask you a favour. Help me to help you. Turn on your imagination and play along with me in order to enjoy this series as much as possible. Each episode will be preceded by a story based introduction, where I’ll hopefully be able to give the series a bit of life and colour. Continue reading

Erwin van Dijk | Eastbourne Borough #1 | Football Manager 2019 Stories

The word ‘journeyman’ is a well-known term in the Football Manager community. The dictionary defines a journeyman as ‘a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding’ yet the word is more commonly known as a person who has played for / managed multiple clubs in their career. Marcus Bent, Nicolas Anelka, Christian Vieri and Jari Litmanen are some of the most memorable journeymen to have graced football in recent years. Rivaldo, too, played for 14 clubs in his career. Erwin van Dijk is another name to add to this list. Continue reading

Closing Time | The Swedish Mafia #7 | An FM18 Story


For several reasons, both personal and work related, I didn’t have the time to finish the posts for this series in the time I hoped. As FM19 has just arrived it’s time for both me, Rolf Elgeti and Marcus Allbäck to move along. However, I hate loose ends, and I want to bring closure to this series. Therefore I will post one final episode below, where I briefly go through the final years of the series. Enjoy! Continue reading

FM19 | My Plans For The Future Of VivaLaVidaFM

Back in September of 2015 I started a blog named True FM Stories where I wrote about my journey towards managing Real Madrid after starting my career with East Fife. This blog never got off the ground and I packed it in after just a few weeks. Nonetheless, this experience in creating a blog, writing content and sharing it with a wider audience was invaluable when it came to my decision to give blogging another go in August 2016. Continue reading

Our Golden Boy | The Swedish Mafia #6 | An FM18 Story

In the last episode, manager Marcus Allbäck managed to rescue Hansa Rostock from relegation after a play-off win against Karlsruhe to secure a spot in the 2019/20 2. Bundesliga. To read about the incredible escape in more detail, follow this link. Continue reading