BACK Page Press have hit the back of the net with Football Manager Stole My Life, if you not a fan of Football Manager you will be by the end of this book.
If you are a
fan (spelt a d d i c t as many of us are) this book will help explain that the
weird things you do as a result of playing Football Manager are perfectly
conferences in the shower, suit on for the cup final, doodling tactics on a
notebook at your real job? Yes all normal and all sign the game has got you
What I loved
about the book though is while it’s written for the Football Manager fan, it
sells the game to a wider audience.
I know of a couple
of friends who have become rather hooked AFTER reading this book, sorry to them
in advance for mentioning it!
From the tales
of the legends of the computer game on how they got in the real game to tales
of celebrities and TV presenters who have become lost in the game, Football
Manager Stole My Life has it all.
It’s amazing to
read how many pro footballers play the game and pick themselves and how many
people have had encounters with footballers and sought to tell them about how the
pro rates in FM.
will never understand the fascination (my better half included who talks about
the dots on the screen) but those of us who play it will never be able to quit –
god knows I’ve tried!
Orient from League 2 to eight in the Premier League (CM 01/02), 33 years in
charge of Arsenal (FM 2006) and Southampton from League One to the Premier
League are among the highlights.
Wycombe on the verge of play off and possible automatic promotion cost me a
night’s sleep – only when I lost the play off final 8-7 on penalties did I
realise it was 6.10am and I had to be ‘up’ in an hour!
has to go to Iain Macintosh for the Heidenheim chronicles which close the book,
won’t spoil it but you will feel his pain and yes, understand the madness!
Bravo Back Page
Press, a man of the match performance with this one!