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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 6

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. The last update saw us nestling comfortably in second […]

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Reminiscent Rams

I wasn’t born when the Derby County team assembled by Brian Clough stormed out of the second division and rose onto become the champions of England.  But my dad was and I’m surprised that he refrained from naming me Colin, Roy or Kevin, after one of his heroes. Brian Clough and Peter Taylor may have […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 5

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. We’re six games into the season and it’s fair […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 4

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. It’s been a sluggish start to my new era […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey Part 3

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. I’ve barely had time to enjoy a pint of […]

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Retro Football Manager: The Newcastle Odyssey

Sid Lambert is a 43-year-old man playing Retro Football Manager on his iPhone. He’s gone back to 1995/96 to take over Newcastle United and put right what once went wrong: beat Manchester United to the title. And he’d love it if he beat them. Love it. The King is Dead, Long Live the King. After […]

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A game within a game

Football fans worldwide will be celebrating 2022 – to mark the 30th Anniversary of the series once known as Championship Manager, now Football Manager, a game, within a game. A game that’s story begins with two brothers: Paul and Oliver ‘Ov’ Collyer, deciding to try and make their own game of football management. “Checking out […]

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Breaking the hex at Ibrox

Why Steven Gerrard is breaking the hex at Ibrox It’s taken him a while to get going but having romped to the Scottish Premiership in style this season, overseen some memorable performances in Europe and with a domestic double still very much in his sights, Steven Gerrard is bucking the trend of so many England […]

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