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Manchester United’s New Boss Cut His Teeth On Football Management Games

Caretaker Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær has had an incredible run since taking over from Jose Mourinho, which has been a bit of a surprise considering how dreadful United had been until the switch, and how Solskjær’s last Premier League experience had been relegation with Cardiff City.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Goodbye, Sports Game Cover Man, You Will Be Missed

While other sports games change their cover athletes every year, strategy stalwart Football Manager has for over a decade stuck with the same basic template: show a man from the nose down, usually in a suit, usually with a scruffy beard, standing around looking like the boss. For this year’s Football Manager 2019,…Read more… Continue […]

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Soccer Fan Travels Halfway Around The World To Visit Tiny Club He Plays On Football Manager

You’d think that Runcorn Linnets, the name of an English soccer club currently competing in the North West Counties League a whopping eight divisions below the Premier League, wouldn’t hold much importance outside of the tiny pocket of ostensible fans tucked away in northern England. You’d be wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at

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Video Game Error Tricks Bolivia Into Claiming French Football Player

Ruben Aguilar is a young French footballer who plays for Montpellier in Ligue 1. He is French, but an error in the Football Manager series of video games has given cruel, false hope to a South American nation starved of international talent.Read more… Continue Reading at

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2006 Video Game Predicts Sports Stars Of 2017

The Football Manager series has a well-deserved reputation for knowing a lot about the sport it covers, to the point where its vast network of scouts are as respected as those working for actual professional clubs. But boy, even by those standards, Football Manager 2007 was on some crystal ball shit.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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