Guide to the 92/93 DB – I love you, Irishman

The Guide to The MadScientist’s 1992/93 Database for Football Manager 2022 lands in England, as we continue to dive into the story of some of the most interesting teams and players of the era looking for the best saves to enjoy that piece of artwork of a database. For our third episode, we zero intoContinue reading “Guide to the 92/93 DB – I love you, Irishman”

The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 3

My office at Brawijaya Stadium was a comfortable and refurbished room, with wide, tall windows overlooking the training pitch and letting in a lot of sunlight inside. It had been part of my contract renegotiation, with Mr Susilo Tri Indrajaya making a much more concerted effort in my interests now that he was looking intoContinue reading “The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 3”

Guide to the 92/93 DB – Indomitable Warrior

We continue in our search for the best saves on The MadScientist’s 1992/93 Database for Football Manager 2022. diving into the story of some of the most interesting teams and players of the era and making the case for a save with them. For our second episode, we travel some 2,000km east, from Seville toContinue reading “Guide to the 92/93 DB – Indomitable Warrior”

Guide to the 92/93 DB – Diego in Sevilla

The MadScientist’s 1992/93 Database for Football Manager 2022 is a truly astonishing piece of work, with hours of work researching and editing the game. It allows us to go back in time and enjoy a different era of football in the game, with the greatest heroes of the past. However, after a long and well-spentContinue reading “Guide to the 92/93 DB – Diego in Sevilla”

The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 2

It was my first day. I was bending over the bathroom sink. Not one of the three taps could work, which was probably the reason the whole thing was out of order. That made it a perfect hiding place. “What the f*ck am I going to do?”, I said to myself. I checked my watch.Continue reading “The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 2”

Spirit of ’86 – Vindication

Vindication Dreamers will often fall short. We must always shoot for the stars, but never lose track of the fact that, usually, we’ll never reach them. Michaël Asau’s tenure at Vejle ends in much the same way. All along this season, I could catch glimpses of it when we met, or during matches. A tiredness,Continue reading “Spirit of ’86 – Vindication”

The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 1

“You want what?”, said the tourist agent, visibly confused.“An open ticket to any of these countries”, the young man sitting in front of her replied.“But… well, for starters, that’s not how an open ticket works. And secondly, you can’t just fly away to any given country. We’re in a pandemic, there are controls to pass,Continue reading “The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 1”

Spirit of ’86 – Parken

Parken The Parken Stadion sits in the Indre Østerbro district, Copenhague, just a tad under 200 kilometres from Vejle’s ground. It was inaugurated in 1992, after two years of construction and it replaces, of course, the original Parken, the Københavns Idrætspark.  The original stadium was the theatre for the Danish Dynamite’s most iconic moment, atContinue reading “Spirit of ’86 – Parken”

Life and Times… Arsène Wenger – The Later Arsenal Years

In 1989, directors Robert Enrico and Richard T. Heffron put together one of the most ambitious historical films in history, “La Révolution Française”. It was an enormous multi-cultural production, made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. The film was split into two parts, “Les Années Lumière”  (translated for the English version asContinue reading “Life and Times… Arsène Wenger – The Later Arsenal Years”

Life and Times… Arsène Wenger – The Early Arsenal Years

In pondering how to start this article, I wondered how many directors made acquaintance with their next manager whilst playing charades at a party. Can you imagine Mourinho playing Pictionary at Abramovich’s or Sacchi singing home karaoke with Berlusconi? Actually, I can picture that last one. Of course, David Dein didn’t meet Wenger at hisContinue reading “Life and Times… Arsène Wenger – The Early Arsenal Years”