FM Blogs Creators Corner

I don’t get to read as man FM blogs as I would like, but I try to catch up on other posts and videos when I have the time. I got this idea from FM Rensie who also has his own list of Favourite FM Authors. I recommend you check it out, but I think we probably follow a lot of the same people.

I will add to this list as I discover more creators and will do my best to keep it update as I discover more content creators out there. If you have a blog that that I’ve forgotten to add, or you think I would be interested in reading, or you would like to feature here, please drop me a comment below.

I will also add a YouTube and Streamers list as and when I get the time to keep my website up to date, but for now, the FM blogs.

FM Blogs – The Football Manager Bloggers List

First up, In no particular order, these are the FM blogs that I regularly read. Some deliver content more regularly than others, but they’re all brilliant writers. Chances are I’ve probably missed a couple off the list so if you notice any names missing here, just give me a shout!


FM Grasshopper

Tony is most well known for his FIBRA approach. He has been documenting the highs, the lows and the mediocre moments from his saves since 2015 (his words). You can also hear Tony on a semi-regular basis on the GrassNGear podcast, where he and Dan Gear of Bolivia fame drink alcohol, chat Football Manager and play some games.

• website fmgrasshopper.com • twitter @fm_grasshopper • podcast GrassNGear

“A Thousand Eyes” – La Plata: Mexico #FM20
Previously on La Plata: Mexico, …
“King of The Fall” – La Plata: Mexico #FM20
Previously on La Plata: Mexico, …
“El Futuro” – La Plata: Mexico #FM20
Previously on La Plata: Mexico, …

FM Rensie

Ondrej is the go to for all things set pieces. He also writes some other cracking posts on Football Manager. Under the pseudonym, Keysi Rensie, he has written many great posts on his Football Manager saves, set pieces, and tactics. He even has his own skin, Football Manager skin, which you can download from his site.

• website fmrensie.net • twitter @fmrensie

The experience with the international management in FM20
My latest experience with international …
The World Cup 2030 Mexican story
It should be several years …
Putting the national team together in FM20
My second post about international …
¡Viva México!
I decided to end my …

FM Samo

Samo is famous for the FM Slack which he setup for a bunch of us degenerates to chat FM all day! He also has a great blog, a quarterly magazine and was once a podcast host. If there’s a medium for content creation, he’s probably done it. I think he might have even streamed once.

• website fmsamo.com • magazine lattequarterly.com • twitter @fm_samo

Eskozia La Brava | El Fin
I’ve finished my sixth and …
Eskozia La Brava | Does Misfiring Matter?
I took the decision to …
Eskozia La Brava | My 4-1-2-3 Tactic
I initially planned a post …
Why Can’t I Win the Cup?
In this extra special bonus …

FM Pressure

James doesn’t blog anywhere near enough for my liking but when he does they’re usually filled with FM truth bombs and very insightful, his posts on the modern full-backs most recently was excellent!

• website fmpressure.com • twitter @fmpressure

Modern Full Backs Part 2
In the first part of …
Modern Full Backs Part 1
The role of the full …
Generic FM20 Save Update
As a save progresses, I …
FM20: Real Betis So Far…
I’ve moved forward a bit …

Daniel Gear

Dan is 51% of the GrassNGear podcast, the other half and a bit to FM Grasshopper. He is a regular FM blogger as you will see from the feed below and a film critic on the twitters.

• website dgear86.wordpress.com • twitter @dgear86

Bolton Wanderers: The End of FM20
I was going to release …
Bolton Wanderers 2035: Part One – The Last Dance
Welcome back, Well its not …
Bolton Wanderers 2034: Part Two – Back to Back
Welcome back, I’ve decided that …
Bolton Wanderers 2034: Part One – Premier League title chase
Welcome back again, Champions League …

Friday Night FM

Joe is part of the #WeStreamFM team, however, despite this, he has a blog which makes him cool enough to make this list. Joe writes an insightful FM blog where he will usually have some interesting playbook to adhere to for his saves.

• website fridaynightfm.com • twitter @fridaynightfm • podcast 5 Star Potential

The Villarreal Project: PSV Eindhoven – Extra
We’ve all heard the term …
The Villarreal Project: PSV Eindhoven – S3
Intro Another season in Holland …
The West Ham Way – Season 2
Season 2 with West Ham …
The Villarreal Project: PSV Eindhoven – S2
Season 2 of The Villarreal …

Ted Redwood

Ted Redwood is owner of the most colourful collection of FM blog posts out there. They’re also pretty bloody good. His current Der Kult series is one of my favourites. Another blogger who I wish would post more FM blog content.

• website tedredwood.wordpress.com • twitter @ted_redwood

Der Kult : The End : The liberation of world football
Wilkommen So, you came back …
Ted Talks #2 : The Football Manager Index : How to profit from profits
Ted Talks #2 Having launched …
Der Kult : XI : Champions’ neglect
Wilkommen It’s been nearly a …
Der Kult : X.II : A very vague review of the decade, ft. TedRedwood
Wilkommen Spoiler alert – we …

According To FM

Mike According is another FM blog writer who doesn’t write enough, but when he does write, they’re some of the best FM writing out there. His current Red Bull Salzburg series has some very interesting turns as Mike talks about tactical changes and player development and scouting.

• website accordingtofm.wordpress.com • twitter @accordingtofm

FM20 | Generic Save Update 2021-2022
We won the league and …
A New Wonderkid Has Entered The Game
Time has moved slowly the …
Filling In The Gaps
HGC, three letters which make …
FM20 | How To Turn Around a Bad Run
Arresting a slide has proven …

FM Athlete

I love this series by James as we follow his alter-ego Frank M. Athlete down the river Danube (Europe’s second-longest river which I’ve seen with my own eyes!) — it’s such an original idea for a save and James masters it with his great writing!

• website fmathlete.wordpress.com • twitter @fm_athlete

Down the Danube | #11 – League Reviews
Welcome back to Sofia where …
Down the Danube | #10 – Squad Rotation
Welcome back to Bulgaria where …
Down the Danube | #9 – Youth Development (Part II)
Welcome back to the second …
Down the Danube | #8 – Youth Development (Part I)
Welcome back to Bulgaria where …

From eleven, one

Managing FK Mačva Šabac from the Serbian leagues, FEO has a great FM blog and writes in wonderful detail about his save. Blogs posts are frequent, too! A great save to get stuck into on a Sunday morning (usually the day reserved for my blog reading!)

• website fromelevenone.wordpress.com • twitter @fromelevenone

Serbia 2030: Lessons Learned
Welcome back to Serbia, and …
FK Mačva Šabac: 2029/30: Knowing When To Stop
Welcome back to Sabac! It’s …
Serbia: 2029: Road To World Cup ’30
Welcome back to Serbia, and …
FK Mačva Šabac: 2028/29: Groundhog Day
Welcome back to Sabac! It’s …

FM Eadster

This is up there as one of my favourite FM blog series. The Re-Builders of Pripyat is steeped in history and fantastic creative writing. Our protagonist, Ruslan Chepiga, also makes an appearance in fm grasshopper’s latest FM blog series. I’m also very jealous of his blog images.

• website fmeadster.wordpress.com • twitter @fmeadster


FM heathen

Daz has a wonderful little FM blog where he writes about his escapades in Manchester. His current save at Salford City FC is brilliant.

• website fmheathen.com • twitter @fmheathen

By the gasworks wall #6: Man Utd vs Salford, Manchester Guardian ‘The Red Side’ editorial, 28th January 2023
symbiotic/ˌsɪmbɪˈɒtɪk/ adjective BIOLOGY Involving interaction …
By the gasworks wall #5: In Salford we trust
“The best way to find …
By the gasworks wall #4: It’s alive!!!!
“It’s alive” Frankenstein, Mary Shelley …
By the gasworks wall #3: Virtual Tiki Taka Garyball?
You might guess by the …

I will keep adding to this list as and when I find new bloggers or when I remember that I’ve forgotten to add someone. I hope you enjoy reading the FM blogs above as much as I do!

If you have a blog that you think I might be interested in, please leave me a comment below.

Oliver Jensen

Please leave me a comment below.