FMS Podcast

Here at Football Manager Stories we now have our own Podcast. This will be an ongoing Football Manager Podcast specializing in quality and relevance. Below are all the episodes including many interesting topics such as FM 2012, FM 3013, FM 2014, our stories, tactics, real life football and much, much more. Just click on the links to listen, or scroll to the bottom of this page for instructions on how to subscribe to our feed and get this great Football Manager podcast on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

FMS Podcast: Series 3 Episode 1

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan.

Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes

Content: Today is all about FM 2015 as Jake and I dissect all the new features, offer our opinions and discuss how the new game will look, feel and play. We’ll cap the first episode of series 3 off discussing who we’ll manage in the new game and what challenges we fancy.

Click here to play the FMS Podcast, series three episode one

FMS Podcast: Series 2 Episode 4

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan.

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Content: Today we discuss the absence of sliders in FM14, is it the way forward and how has this huge change in tactics effected this years edition. Next up we discuss one of the best cheap wonderkids in FM14 and tactic fantastics will offer an insight into how you create tactics and what not to do. LAstly we finish on the quiz and listeners questions from the previous episode.

Click here to play the FMS Podcast, series two episode four

FMS Podcast: Series 2 Episode 3

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan.

Guest: Jerrod from Clear Cut Chance

Duration: 1 hour 4 mins

Content: Today we are joined by Jad, one of the editors for Clear Cut Chance. We’ll quiz him on what this Football Manager magazine is all about and try to get some insider information. Then Jad will stay behind to discuss FM14 tactical systems and how best to approach tactics in this years game before we all discuss Balanta, the must have wonderkid. Then its time for Jake and Darren to battle out the quiz and your questions from the previous episode.

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FMS Podcast: Series 2 Episode 2

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan.

Duration: 54 minutes

Content: Today we analyse the new game, from our favorite FM 2014 additions to areas we struggle with. In To Madeira’s corner we analyse Alen Halilovic, an immense wonderkid from this years game. Tactic Fantastics will feature Darren’s 4-5-1 before we take on a new quiz and your questions.

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FMS Podcast: Series 2 Episode 1

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan.

Duration: 45 minutes

Content: The new series begins and episode one is a corker. We analyse the FM 2014 new features, including the new look tactics and how they work, real time editor and much, much more.

Click here to play the FMS Podcast, series one episode one

FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 12

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 3 mins

Content: Today we scour through FM14 news and new features, the To Madeira Corner features our favorite players, Tactic Fantastics is all about the 4-5-1, Darren tries to extend his lead in the quiz and we answer your questions from the previous episode.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 11

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 5 mins

Content: The new and improved FMS Podcast features a completely revamped look. We’ll be talking about the latest FM news including FM14, The To Madeira corner sees us discuss Stanciu, Tactic Fantastics includes a heated debate on the 4-4-2. Then it’s quiz time and don’t miss the listeners questions.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 10

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 51 mins

Content: We’ll be talking about our FM13 saves, discussing the games new patch, 13.3, all its flaws and glitches as well as the Football Manager leaderboards. Then it’s quiz time and don’t miss the listeners questions, Gerald has stayed at home again!

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 9

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 5 mins

Content: We’ll be talking about our FM13 saves, discussing the games new patch and all its flaws and glitches. Then it’s quiz time and don’t miss the listeners questions, Gerald has stayed at home this time!

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 8

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 5 mins

Content: We’ll be highlighting the best FM13 stories from our Forum, talking about our in game experience and spreading some Christmas vibes. Then it’s quiz time and don’t miss our hilarious outtakes/bloopers, they’re worth the wait!

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 7

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour

Content: We’ll be going into great detail on FM13, talking about our in game experience and analyzing the new features. Then it’s quiz time and we’ll answer some of your questions from episode six.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 6

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Content: We’ll be going into great detail on FM13, discussing the new features and how they will effect the game. Then its onto real life football as we analyse Liverpool’s start to the season and Mancini’s persistence with 3 at the back. Darren will try to catch up in the quiz and we’ll answer some of your questions from episode five.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 5

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Guest: Johnny Karp!

Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

Content: We’ll be discussing the recent transfer deadline day and making some predictions for the season ahead, Johnny Karp will join us for a very special interview, Darren will try to catch up in the quiz and we’ll answer some of your questions from episode four.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 4

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Content: We’ll be discussing FM 2013, looking at what we want to see and what Sports Interactive may change for the next edition,  then its time to talk Football as we discuss the Olympics and most recent transfer gossip, then Darren will try to catch up in the quiz and we’ll answer some of your questions from episode three.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 3

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes

Content: We’ll be introducing a few stories from around the FMS community, some in the forum and others from the main site,  then its time to talk Football as we discuss the Euro Championships including an in depth chat on the England v Italy game pre-match of course, then Darren will try to catch up in the quiz and we’ll answer some of your questions from episode two.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episode 2

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan. 

Duration: 1 hour

Content: An update from Darren’s Scarborough story revealing all the juicy gossip on some big news and a massive change to the story, information on Jake’s new network story with Monzz, interesting views on the Euro Championships, potential summer transfers, latest manager movement, discussion on England’s chances against France, a quiz and answers to your questions from episode one.

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FMS Podcast: Series 1 Episiode 1

Hosts: Darren Smith and Jake Lenahan

Duration: 1 hour

Content: An introduction to the Podcast and what we’re all about, Darren’s Scarborough story, Jake’s youth challenge story, updates from the forum, scouting network, Euro Championships, potential summer transfers and a quiz.

Click here to play the FMS Podcast, episode one

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Alternatively just go to iTunes on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad then find the podcast section and search for Football Manager Story Podcast, the download will be available there.

Comments
  • denson

    Good idea this is,
    Just wondering are you still doing goal of the week?

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Thanks Denson, I know that we aren’t doing the goal of the week here on the main site but a while ago it was available in the forum…maybe check there to see if its still available.

      • denson

        It was a good listen and i hope you continue doing these!
        and thanks i found it on the forum.

        • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

          We certainly will mate, there should be another one due at the end of next week.

  • Steesh85

    This is awesome. Now i have something worthwhile to listen to on the long walk to work. Keep up the good work lads.

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Thanks mate, we loved the idea of the sites readers been able to access the community while walking around or doing something that meant no computer, so a Podcast was the perfect choice.

  • Si Short

    Great podcast guys. I really enjoyed it. Keep up the good work.

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Thanks mate, hope you continue to enjoy the Podcast.

  • matthew mawson

    LMAO that prediction was a bit lucky :P hope you had money on lescott to score first :D

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      lol, unfortunately I didn’t back my prediction at the bookies.

  • Joel

    Hi I really enjoyed your first 3 podcasts, when is the next episode

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Thanks mate, the next Podcast will be out within a few weeks.

  • Gaurav Chaddah

    I have really enjoyed the first few podcast, they are really professionally done and they are a great listen, well worth my time, keep up the good work, can’t wait for the next one! ;) One question will there be any other FMS writers on the podcast? :)

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      The next one shouldn’t be too far away now. As for other writers on the Podcast we’ll definitely have Johnny (the sites owner) on and then we’ll go from there I think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000226724310 Thales De Mattos Oliveira

    Very nice Podcast! I hope you keep it on during the season!

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Thanks Thales.

  • Simon

    Good work on the podcasts, I listened to them all in the last couple of days – I may be in a minority – but perhaps drop the real life football section and instead run some selected stories (I enjoy listening about stories) as well as hints, tactics, players etc for FM2013 – in other words make it a pure FM podcast. Love the quiz by the way! I been playing this since the original champ manager in 1992! Until recently I never knew there was an internet world dedicated to FM, brilliant (it feeds the addiction!).

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Thanks Simon, we will take your comments on board, some enjoy real life stuff while others are like yourself.

      • Simon

        Thanks for replying Darren. Podcast is good, whatever content you guys put in. I’m currently playing a save as LFC on Beta version of FM2013 – what are your impressions of new FM? A few bugs, but a step forward from FM2012 I’d say.

        • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

          I really like the new game, it is a BETA version so there will always be bugs, but I think almost all of them will be sorted for the games full release.

  • james

    I was listening to the official fm podcast and miles said that ppl have been asking him why the games so hard he said people need to looks at player attributes and put them in the right roll like crouch into a target man role maybe a slight hint I dunno

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      Interesting but still doesn’t solve most of my problems as I have everyone in their preferred roles, I think the game is just too random, its fine when you hit form, but endure a couple of losses and things just seem far too random for me.

  • Simon

    Top podcast! I thought it was only me having issues with FM13. So I started as Liverpool, and got to christmas in first season. I was doing well, 2nd in league playing well and settled on a couple of formations that worked. Then I had a run of fixtures that included defeats; 3-0 to WestBrom (a), 4-0 Swansea (h), 6-1 Man City (h), 3-1 Villa (a), 5-0 Man Utd (a) to mention a few, it got worse. Player performances were no more than 6.1 average (before they were 7.2 upwards. I tried changing tactics etc. And to the point where its so ridiculous I have given up playing. I’m having crazy back passes, own goals, forwards missing open goals etc etc. I’m not playing until new patch is out, in the hope it will improve. I’m in favour of making it harder but not stupid and disregarding players and becoming farcical. At least your podcast gave me hope that its not something I’m doing wrong.

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      I’ve been plagued with the same questions mate, is it me, the game or a bit of both…hopefully SI will bring out the new patch early next month and all will return to normal, then we’ll have our answer.

      • Simon

        Hi Darren, so after a break from the game I went back to it – think I might be onto something with the match engine.
        So, I basically pay a lot of attention to the team I’m playing. Look at what formations they do well against, and ones they dont do well against and I tweak my tactics accordingly. Also note how they concede goals e.g. crosses, from the left or right etc. Also, the time they concede the goals too, to see if they start a game slowly or quickly. Again change philosophy to control, standard, defensive or attacking to suit.
        I also look at their squad and identify players doing well and on form players and target these danger men mostly but closing down or if they have a poor left foot force them onto that foot (sometimes man mark, or tackle hard depending on the player it is). As well I also always close down their full backs and goalkeeper.
        During the game itself (I have extensive highlights) I pay attention to assistant manager comments as well as my own observations and tweak players tactics during the game e.g. if their winger is running unchallenged man mark him, if assistant says someones crosses are causing problems, close him down and force onto weaker foot etc. It takes longer to go through a game, about 20-30 mins, but its worth it as since then my form has improved beyond belief. I’m not saying its the answer to the match engine issues but its helped me, maybe it can help other managers on the forum too.

        • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

          Yeah I am currently working on a three part lower league guide (the first part of which is published) that attempts to get the gamer thinking more like this. So while I agree with you there are still a fair amount of things that can’t be fixed through attention to detail, some of the ME are issues and glitches in my opinion but you’re right that with more attention and the right approach you can drastically improve your form.

  • ScottyW

    Sorry don’t know if this is the right place to ask “listeners questions” but how do you raise your youth players to be top quality, just because every time i have a decent youth prospect they never get any better, any advice?

  • Gaurav Chaddah

    Any idea of when the next podcast iOS? Really interested to hear your guys’ thoughts on the new game.

    • http://www.footballmanagerstory.com Darren Smith

      I think we’ll be recording next Sunday, so that would make it sometime the week after next.

  • Anders Limpar

    Hey, are you guys going to start a 3rd season of podcasting now that the features are revealed? Cheers from germany.

    • Darren

      We will start at some point, would have been nice before release but we have a lot to do so will depend really.

      • Darren

        You prompted us to pull our finger out Anders, we will record this weekend and have a Podcast ready next week with our thoughts and opinions on the new game.