Heathens resurrected #12: Newton Heath 1878, a Goddamn Premier League team

We did it!  After 5 years and 3 promotions Newton Heath 1878 are now a Premier league team.  In one of my most incredible season closes ever in my whole history of playing FM/CM we won the league in consecutive promotions against odds of 1000-1 and a predicted 24th position (fuck you Sky Bet 🙂 ).  … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #12: Newton Heath 1878, a Goddamn Premier League team

Heathens resurrected #11: Newton Heath 1878, Championship team

Wow, just wow. My boys came good again after that January review in Heathens resurrected #10: megs by winning the playoff final in stunning style after a great and (has to be said) fortunate run-in, meaning we are now a Sky Bet Championship side: As always in my saves, we finished strong in the second half of … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #11: Newton Heath 1878, Championship team

Heathens resurrected #10: megs and a sexy tickbox

It's Gavin the brew boy's day off so without anyone to massage my feet and rub oil in my .. ahem .. temples, let's get on with my season 4 mid season January review. I'm going to use this opportunity to reevaluate the squad and see how we can continue to improve leading towards season … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #10: megs and a sexy tickbox

Heathens resurrected special: an alternate history part 1 – 1878 to 1970

Introduction The following post is, for me, an important part of my Football Manager 2018 Newton Heath 1878 save, which I consider to be essential reading if you want to enjoy the save to its fullest in the spirit in which it is intended.  Namely as a fictional retelling of an alternate history in which … Continue reading Heathens resurrected special: an alternate history part 1 – 1878 to 1970

Heathens resurrected #8: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michael Dal Basco

"The two most powerful warriors are patience and time."Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1827 "For fuck's sake you ignorant fucking FM bastard I said overload!" FMtotality, vs Man City U23s, 2018 Ahhhhh patience is indeed a virtue and, being a complete impatient nutter off the field, my alter ego FMtotality appreciates a slow walk in the FM … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #8: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Michael Dal Basco

Heathens resurrected #7: an (almost) sensible second season review

A little bit good, a little bit bad DOCTOR: So Stanley, do you want the good, the good or the bad news? STANLEY: Two goods? Ok I'll have one of them first. DOCTOR: Well the first good news is that you've lost two stone since you come to hospital. STANLEY: Great, I've always been a bit … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #7: an (almost) sensible second season review

Heathens resurrected #6: Dad and Lad United

So we did it fellas.  God knows bloody how but my first objective has now been achieved and the mighty Heathens have survived my first season in charge, despite a run-in of 5 defeats, 14 goals against and a mighty, almost certain league record of 107 mistakes in those 5 games alone.  I am so … Continue reading Heathens resurrected #6: Dad and Lad United