Football Manager Stole My Life
20 Years of Beautiful Obsession
Iain Macintosh and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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 FM.
What it means to be an anarok
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover, and whilst I find the interviews rather dry in parts, I think the book on the whole someone manages to informatively cover the rise and success of the CM/FM phenomenon, whilst also providing a bucket load of laughs along the way.
In my opinion, the sections on what has happened to former FM/CM (although Mads Jorgensen, Chucks Nwoko, Julius Agahowa and the one and only Maxim "Belarus's answer to Dennis Bergkamp" Tsygalko were somewhat conspicuous in their absence), gamers' tales of addiction and Iain Macintosh's first hand humorous account of an alternate past offered by a recent CM01/02 (Inter spending £74m on players such as Harry Kewell, Igor Biscan and Wes Brown and still not achieving success as well as Sam Sodje making David Jones's England 2004 squad were particular highlights).
Buy it! It'll make you feel better about been such a footballing anarok, solely for the reason that it reminds you that there are people out there who are even more of a footballing anarok than you (and me and one of my friends once went out dressed as Jason Lee and Andrea Silenzi on Halloween).
Easy to read book, a bit disorganised though. There are lots of pages that don't render we'll too, with images appearing for half a second then disappearing. Using the iPad 2.
- Category: Football
- Published: 10 August 2012
- Publisher: BackPage Press
- Print Length: 224 Pages
- Language: English