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Football Manager Stole My Life: 20 Years of Beautiful Obsession [Paperback]

Iain Macintosh , Kenny Millar , Neil White
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
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10 Aug 2012
Football Manager Stole My Life lifts the lid on the cult of Football Manager (FM). It is an easy-to-read, highly illustrated, light-hearted guide to the game s lasting impact on popular culture. We hear from the gamers whose lives have been taken over by FM, a game cited in 35 divorce cases in the UK. There are interviews with the players who become world beaters in the game, but in real life never make the big leagues. The incredible scouting network of Sports Interactive is revealed. We speak to the men who make the game, and put an FM addict on the psychologist s couch to discover what 20 years as a virtual football manager has done to him.

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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: BackPage Press Limited; First Edition edition (10 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956497179
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956497178
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Iain Macintosh writes about football for numerous publications in Asia, USA and the UK and is one of the Football 50, the top football writers on Twitter according to TEAMtalk. Kenny Millar is a sportswriter for The Sunday Post. Neil White is a former sportswriter for The Sunday Times. All three are Football Manager addicts.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, must have book for FM fans 6 Nov 2012
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This brilliantly witty, well-written and in-depth analysis of the Champ Man / FM series is a joy to behold for any fans of the game. It takes us from the early dark days to the current day multi-million pound franchise.

Entertaining accounts and stories are provided by normal fans, scouts, software developers, celebrities and footballers alike. The numerous Tweets, anecdotes and real-life stories will keep you entertained for days (I couldn't put it down, and read it inside 2 days).

The book covers many fascinating chapters, including FM legends that never cut the mustard in real life (Tonton Zola Moukoko, Cherno Sama and the ilk) and other sections giving an in-depth analysis and user guide on training, tactics, scouting, contracts, youth policy, meeting the press, etc etc.

In summary, if you like the games, you'll love this book and a nostalgic warmth will fill warm your heart as you read each page.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super! 5 Feb 2013
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Great read, it's inspired me to 're-start my old FM game! Only downside...no chapter on Supat Rungratsamee! Great player, great game and great read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Football Manager Stole my life 29 Jan 2013
By Barry
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Great read laughed so hard at the player interviews. Would highly recommend to any gamer that plays this game. Great Service product arrived quickly as well
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I recently purchased this book and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised. Back in the day (summer 2002) I first began playing this game and became hooked ever since, so it was a real treat when I finally got this book. Reading about players like Ryan Williams, Stefan Selakovic, etc reminded me exactly why this game is such a phenomenon.

A MUST READ FOR ANY FM/CM FAN OR FOOTBALL FAN IN GENERAL!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read in 2 days 9 July 2013
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As addictive as the game, a great book. Funny and nostalgic.
I finished it in two days. A great read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By hmm
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My 14 year old son loves this book & keeps annoying me by reading me bits that he thinks I should know & by laughing out loud as he reads to himself!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Simply Brilliant 13 Aug 2012
By Reedy
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Well i ordered the book as i love Football Manager. The book arrived this morning, and I'm Obsessed with it! I Havent put the book down since i got it, it tells you the ups and downs of experiences in the game and a lot of interviews with former legends of the FM Game. If anyone plays Football Manager, this is a MUST Buy. You'll love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iain Macintosh is a legend 25 Jan 2014
By Tim
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The only thing that could've made this book better was Ibrahima Bakayoko sitting in the hole behind the front two, this boom reminded me of the agony and ecstasy of the days of my life that have gone into this game
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry - this is terrible
Bought this for a very low price on Kindle deal of the day. It's very very poor. Don't buy it.
Published 1 day ago by Chris Widgery
4.0 out of 5 stars FM
FM, whats not to like
Published 12 days ago by Torkel Julius Christiansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Brung back a lot of old memories of the game. Though I do still play the game it's not the same.
Published 24 days ago by Gilbert Brittain
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
An excellent book that was as addictive as the game. funny stories and interesting chapters. good service provided by seller.
Published 28 days ago by david gilgun
5.0 out of 5 stars Return serve
Had to counter-act the pointless detritus from Ryan Hanson. Superbly written and perfect for people interested. Football Manager in book form (kind of).
Published 2 months ago by sam wilson
1.0 out of 5 stars Book
Would put no stars if possible, bought it for a friend but then again i hate foot ball but he will enjoy it.
Published 2 months ago by Ryan Hanson
3.0 out of 5 stars Bob Jones
Great flash backs for a long time player and fan of the franchise.
Not such a huge reader of the fan fiction which takes up about the last 15%+ of the book, but that's... Read more
Published 3 months ago by BG
5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Svindal Larsen
Made me wish I had held on to my Everton '98 shirt so that i could put 'Svindal Larsen' on the back for 5 a-side night!!
Published 4 months ago by C. Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Great read from CM/FM fan!
Recommend you read it soon as possible :)
For football fan football manager fans read it :)
Published 4 months ago by Charles Richards
5.0 out of 5 stars Succinct
Bought for a Christmas gift which went down very well. Accurately describes life with a footie manager addicted man !
Published 4 months ago by Elsie Garcia
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