Dictate the Podcast - a Football Manager pod
By Dictate the Game
Dictate the Game Podcast: Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive
In this week's episode Fernando is joined by Jon (JonnyGamesFM), Luke Hume and Andrew Sinclair of Sports Interactive. We talk XG, Andrew's role at SI and The Byline which Andrew is heavily involved in, and our favourite saves! You can find all our articles and guides at DictateTheGame.com DTG Twitter - https://twitter.com/DictateTheGame Fernando's Blog - https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/ Fernando Twitter - https://twitter.com/rocksendfm Luke's Twitter - https://twitter.com/LukeHumeDTG JonnyGames Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMzB6CMpLIEYG6v7gwuEwpA JonnyGames Twitter - https://twitter.com/JonnyGamesFM
June 15, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast Season 3 Episode 10
In this week's episode Fernando is joined by Cait (OldLadyPlays), FM Craig and Ihor (Crusadertsar) making his return to the podcast from the DTG team. We discuss the latest content from the Dictate the Game website, the Away dressing room segment where we discuss content creators outside of DTG, and some origin stories of each members first interest in tactics in football. You can find all our articles and guides at DictateTheGame.com OldLadyPlays Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEuPuDSJG-i4k_Vepi-Hgeg CraigsFM Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QLMv6CvT7zLjROErmoAmA CraigsFM Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/craigs_fm Fernando's Blog - https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/ Crusadertsar Content from Dictate the Game - https://dictatethegame.com/author/crusadertsar/
April 19, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 9
We have a special guest on the pod this week and that is Zealand from Twitch and Youtube fame! Fernando is also joined by Cait and FM Craig in this week's pod we discuss the new patch for FM, the latest content from the Dictate the Game website, the Away dressing room segment where we discuss content creators outside of DTG, and Zealand talks about his experiences creating content for FM. You can find all our articles and guides at DictateTheGame.com Zealand Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0sHHy5A8VUTHE_ysXeCO2Q Zealand Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/zeaiand Zealand Live Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCavSiAcURaXSWtfOtMonXXw OldLadyPlays Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEuPuDSJG-i4k_Vepi-Hgeg CraigsFM Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QLMv6CvT7zLjROErmoAmA CraigsFM Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/craigs_fm Fernando's Blog - https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/
March 24, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 8
Fernando is joined by Dom From Sports Interactive, as well as Luke, Cait and Matty to discuss his role in managing the FM Social Media presence. He discussed his current FM21 save, some odd ideas he's been pitched and the balance between realism and fantasy in FM. You can find all our articles and guides at DictateTheGame.com
February 22, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 7
Fernando (Rocks End FM) is joined by Cait (Old Lady Plays), Luke and Ryan to talk all things FM. This week, they discuss satisfying moments in FM and defending titles as well as what content they have been consuming and answer some interesting questions on Defending and Attacking width and specific player role interactions. You can read all our Football Manager content at DictateTheGame.com
February 15, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 6
Fernando and Luke are joined by new writer Daz, new writer and one half of "Pint of Football". They talk about this week's articles, what they have been reading and watching last week and answer some of your burning questions You can read all our content at DictateTheGame.com
February 09, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 5
Today we are joined by a very special guest, Tom Davidson, PR Manager at SI Games. Fernando is joined by Dom and Luke, and they dive into Football Manager 2021 chat, including #FMThings with Kingsley Coman, FM in the real world, and much more. You can find more content at DictateTheGame.com
February 02, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 4
In this episode, stand in host Ryan chats with Cait (Old Lady Plays), Luke and Matty (FM Kiddy) about recent articles on the site, such as how to make a profit in Football Manager and whether changing a player's position in FM is worthwhile. You can find all our articles at DictateTheGame.com You can also find us on Twitter and Discord
January 27, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 3
This week, Fernando (RocksEndFM) is joined by regular Cait (OldLadyPlays) and guest Ryan (FMTeacher) where they discuss their own Football Manager 2021 saves, recent articles on Dictate the Game and articles from others that they have been reading. Plus Fernando's neighbours have a new puppy! Don't forget to check out Dictatethegame.com for more Football Manager Content.
January 21, 2021
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 2
We're back for episode 2 of the podcast, featuring new host but recurring guest Fernando (Rocks End FM) with Cait (Old Lady Plays), Luke and new guest Matty (FM Kiddy). They discuss how their beta saves got on, as well as finding their feet in the new edition and their first impressions of Football Manager 2021. Don't forget the check out www.dictatethegame.com for more football manager content!
December 12, 2020
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 1
The podcast is back for Football Manager 2021! Old hosts Dom and Luke are joined by Old Lady Plays and Rocks End FM for a chat about the new features in FM21. We look back at our favourite moments from the last year in our saves and in the community, and we also discuss some new ideas for saves and content on the website! Don't forget to check out www.dictatethegame.com for more football manager content!
November 01, 2020
Dictate The Podcast S2 E20: What we love and what we wish for
We're back! This week FMTahiti returns from further nappy duty for what might be DTG's last podcast of FM20. They are joined by Old Lady Plays and Rock's End FM. FM20 is slowly dragging itself to the finish line as the FM world gradually starts to fill with save reveals and trailers for FM21. We chat about what we've enjoyed during FM20, Internationals, FM21 saves and some of our wishes for FM21. Maradonna and Gary Lineker get a mention for vastly different reasons. Check out Ditctatethegame.com for our articles and visit our twitter to find details on how to join our discord.
October 11, 2020
Dictate The Podcast S2 E19: Mental Health, Three up top and Parking the Bus
This week FMTahiti is joined by Ryan and Rock's End FM. We chat about some of our articles over the past few weeks including FM and Mental Health, 5 teams to manage in an updated database for FM20, and using three strikers. We will be doing a special podcast about mental health in the future but in the meantime check out the article, it contains links to help and support if needed. We try to answer whether you can park the bus, get negative about attacking midfielders, and discuss what it is we like the most about playing FM. #narrative Check out the articles at dictatethegame.com Check out Rock's End FM and their blog https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/ And finally check out FMTahiti at fmtahiti.com
August 16, 2020
Dictate The Podcast S2 E18: Team Talks, South America, & FMM20
We're back! This week FMTahiti returns from nappy duty for one night. They are joined by Ryan, Old Lady Plays and Rock's End FM. It's been many weeks but we chat about some of our articles over the past few weeks including team talks, setting up your game and manager, managing outside of Europe, and playing FMM20/Mobile like some kind of deviant. We cover some of what we've been watching and reading in the FM community, like FM Grasshoppers recent MLS inspired article, Guido Merry's guide to Shithousery on Strikerless, and the Versus4 competition on the YouTubes. The gang also discuss how much they would pay for a world-class striker, and reveal in the process just how tight-fisted we all are.
July 29, 2020
Dictate The Podcast S2 E17: I Just Wing It.
Rookie host, Luke, is joined by OldLadyPlays, Paul aka The Northman, and special guest AJFM98. We take a detailed look through our recent articles. We play an excellent (Paul might disagree....) FM quiz based on records in FM20, and of course, as always, we discuss Ryan's pancake indulgent actitives....
June 10, 2020
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.
May 19, 2020
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.
May 08, 2020
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E14: The Quarantine Quiz
In this week's episode Ryan takes control and tests the FM and general knowledge of OldLadyPlays, Luke, FMTahiti from Dictatethegame.com. The prize? A free shirt from the DTG store
May 01, 2020
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E13: The MLS Tangent
In this week's episode OldLadyPlays, Luke, SimonKand FMTahiticover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com. We talk in depth in particular about OldLadyPlays' article on Athletic Club and playing Basque only. We then go on tangent and talk about MLS for quite some time. We field some questions about snacks, prepping for promotion, and our favourite newgens.
April 14, 2020
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E12: Players are People, Free FM, and Secret Ingredients
In this week's episode new writer OldLadyPlays, Luke, Ryan and FMTahiti cover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com. We talk in depth in particular about OldLadyPlays' article on treating players as people, and the benefits paying attention to dynamics and relationships can have. We talk also a little bit about applying that approach and Oblique Kick Gaming's CCL competition. Ryan chats about the free FM time, the increase in numbers and the potential benefits of FM as we stay under some for of lockdown. With new players there is also time to consider some new content from the community. Whilst Luke is still watching Modern Family we talk about A FM Old Timer's stats laden blog with Milan, and the game changing benefits of The Female Football Manager's attribute spreadsheet (go donate and download!). We field some questions about parking the bus, working from home, fail to give any good headset recommendations, and Ryan lets us know that the special ingredient in his pancakes is more than just love (it's MSG).
March 29, 2020
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E11: Shithousing Socceroos, Conceding 81 goals, and Jaffa Cakes
In this week's episode SimonK, Luke, Ryan (briefly) and FMTahiti cover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com. We talk in depth about Simon's shithousing Socceroo's and how exactly Luke managed to concede 81 goals with West Ham. We cover a couple of questions about how we stay interested in saves long term, and a front three with a number ten nestled just behind. Luke also lets us know about Modern Family, and is generally slanderous when talking about Jaffa Cakes and Rio Ferdinand. In the community we talk about Getafe inspiration, the Isle of Sodor with the Kibworth Bull, FMStag's latest offering in South America and Oblique Kick Gaming and their simulated draft league. Ryan joins us briefly, and we waffle on.
March 10, 2020
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.
March 01, 2020
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.
February 21, 2020
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.
February 11, 2020
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.
February 01, 2020
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.
January 24, 2020
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
December 23, 2019
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
December 14, 2019
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.
December 07, 2019
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E2: Youth Nation Rankings, Sports Interactive Visit and the Sack Race
We talk about some of the recent Football Manager 2020 articles at Dictatethegame.com, including the FM20 youth nation rankings. Ryan talks about his side of the visit to Sports Interactive, and FMVars runs a quiz based on the sack race. We also talk about what is going on in the community, including FMEadsters Chernobyl save and FromEleven,One's save in Serbia.
December 03, 2019
Dictate the Podcast - Season 2 Episode 1 - FM20 content we love, what we've been writing, and a trip to SI Towers
Welcome to the Dictate the Game Podcast - cleverly called Dictate the Podcast! We've got a new format and we are relaunching. Be gentle. In this episode FMTahiti (Pelham), FMVars (Guy) and Luke talk about new FM20 content that we've been watching and reading now FM20 is out. We also talk about some of the articles available on dictatethegame.com, introduce our new section called Letters to Luke, and play a quiz that reveals just how well Jose did with Man United. Alongside all of this Luke also teases about the article he is writing - all to do with Luke and Ryan's recent visit to Sports Interactive HQ (it was a day of firsts for them, and you never forget your first). If you have questions or comments come and find us on twitter: @Dictatethegame Or if you have letters for luke please email: LettersForLukeDTG@gmail.com
November 22, 2019