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Dictate the Podcast - a Football Manager pod

Welcome to the Dictate the Game podcast. The podcast for the dictatethegame.com website, covering all things Football Manager. We discuss our own content, content from the community and much more including interviews with both content creators and people from SI.

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E10: Anti-Football, Alternative Teams and Painful Memories

In  this week's episode SimonK, FMVars, Ryan and FMTahiti cover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com. We talk about 5 alternative teams to manage now the new update is out, anti-football Atletico style, and generally say thanks for listening to the pod when there are better things you could be doing. Looking at the community we mention a reddit article (mentioned by PaulWilks, thanks!) that takes Milwall and turns them into the most aggressive team in the world (by hurball). We field a couple of questions about our most painful FM and general football memories, what we get up to on pancake day, and issues with central striker play in the match engine.

50mins

1 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E3: Total Football, Anchormen and Ryan sh*gs pancakes

In this week's epiosde we talk about some of the recent Football Manager 2020 articles at  Dictatethegame.com, including a Total Football article, and how to use the Anchorman player role in FM20.  We talk about what we have been looking at in the community such as OliverJensen's article on there's only one ball, and tommysboysonfm article on player development costs when doing your transfers deals. We also took questions from community. Some about the game, graphics and Match Engine, and some that reveal Ryan's deep seated fetishes.

46mins

7 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E9: Resultism, Atletico Madrid, and New Patch Tactics

In  this week's episode SimonK and FMTahiti rattle through some of  the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com. We talk about Simon's latest Red Star post, covering 30 ways to get the result at all costs. Number 11 is a firm fave. In the process we obviously rave about Big Sam. We also dicuss the latest Pacific FC article from UW, the latest installment of Luke's Around the World series, and a great guest article on managing through a crisis by BlackSeaFM. Looking at the community we mention inspiration from the Coaches Voice and COPA90, as well as articles old (3 Carat Diamond Midfield) and new (the 3-6-1) from Strikerless. Another article to put on your radar is FMEadsters latest Pripyat update. We field a couple of questions about how we are doing with the new patch, and from Dodgee Gamer whether we use pre-match scouting reports to make tactical changes.

1hr 2mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E7: Worldwide Journeyman, Preparing for FM, & Bolton at their Peak

In  this week's episode SimonK, Ryan and FMTahiti rattle through some of  the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com. Luke's recent article trekking around on a worldwide journeyman is covered, as is Simon's recreation of peak Big Sam Bolton with his Red Star Wrexham side. We waffle on a bit. Out in the community we have been watching along with Doop's charity stream (get giving if you haven't already),  advanced FM tips from Old Lady Plays on youtube, and real world football inspiration on COPA90. We take a stab at questions from Dodgee Gamer about how we prepare for FM sessions, and how many tactics we train.

1hr 2mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E5: 100 goal strikers, Flexible Tactics, and Finding the Hotdog

In this week's epiosde The Northman, and FMTahiti keep it short, sweet and 100% professional as they talk about  some of the recent Football Manager  2020 articles at  Dictatethegame.com, such as creating 3 flexible tactics that require little to no subs when swapping between them. We talk about what we have been looking at in the community such as  theFemaleFootballManager's (FFM) custom spreadshees, AcordingtoFM's Red Bull Hotdog, and recent blogs from LutterworthFox, and BrooklynFM. TheNorthman also calls out claims you can't have a 100 goals a season stikers, and points out recent success from Acidphire. We also discuss the Danny Roberts 1000 career goal challenege from the SI forums. We  took no questions for this weeks ramble. But if you do have any please get in touch. Likewise if there's anything you have been reading or watching that you think we should be look at let us know @DictateTheGame

36mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E4: Manchester Derby, Player Traits, and Over Priced Pork Pies

In this week's epiosde FMVars, The Northman, and FMTahiti talk about some of the recent Football Manager  2020 articles at  Dictatethegame.com, such as how to used expected goals (xG) against to work out whether your keeper is actually any good.  We talk about what we have been looking at in the community such as  FMStag's spreadsheet, Dirigo FM's journeyman, Loki Doki's journeyman on YT, Fox in the Box's FM101 series on YT, and  MikaelinhoFM's Carrington Youth challenge. We  took questions from community. Some about how to play against 10 men, which player traits we go for, and if we create virtual managers.  Our quiz this week is about the Manchester Derby, and you can play along by checking out the images we used here: https://twitter.com/DictateTheGame/status/1205865642320117761?s=20 

1hr 1min

14 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E6: Public Beta Match Engine, Moneyball, and the Rise of Red Star

In this week's episode FMVars, SimonK and FMTahiti rattle through some of the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com since Christmas, including the start of the FM20 moneyball series, and Simon's Red Star community owned club series. Plenty of inspiration is found in a combination of stats and our Lord and Savoiur Big Sam.  We also chat a little about the Public Beta ME that has come out recently and the impact it has had on our games, as well as the inspiration for FM that is Tifo.

49mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E8: Ryan (FM) Touches himself, Proud Pulis, and Patch Problems

In  this week's episode SimonK, Ryan, Paul aka The Northman and FMTahiti rattle through some of  the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com. We talk about Ryan's deviant (FM) Touching, Samba Jogo Bonito from Crusadertsar, Toby's deep lying playmaker, and FM Tahiti making Pulis proud. Looking at the community  we cover lulls in content creation, and how it's all about enjoying what you do and watching/reading what people enjoy themselves (helpful right?). We touch on creators such as FM Stag, Seatle Red at From the Cheap Seats, and BeardedFM. We briefly talk patch problems and our reaction, before Ryan once again diverts us towards his food fetish with questions about our favourite biscuits.

54mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E16: Welcome to Aswijan!

In this week's episode we welcome guest Laura aka Chilled Moose to the pod. OldLadyPlays, Ryan, FMTahitifrom Dictatethegame.comchat with Laura about the superb Aswijan database, immersion, narratives and stories, and fixing player faces with Laura's face packs. We of course also field questions, and talk about pancakes. Vegan recipe on demand. You can find Laura at @ChilledMoose, the Aswijan information here, and the patreon here.

55mins

19 May 2020

Rank #9

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Dictate the Podcast - S2 E15: FM Stag, Heading Bricks, and Retro CM/FM

In this week's episode we welcome guest and blogger FM Stag to the pod. OldLadyPlays, Ryan, FMTahiti from Dictatethegame.comchat with FM Stag about about music references, their retro themed save at fmstag.com and Alan Smith heading a brick. We field a few questions from the community and talk about some of the best/worst things from previous versions of FM.

57mins

8 May 2020

Rank #10