The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 8

Enough Silver Medals As I sat in my office, I watched the smoke from the tobacco go up in the air, twisting and turning, and I reminded myself of a cheesy action movie where the villain got killed as a heat tracking missile followed his cigarette. I had taken to smoking a week or soContinue reading “The Dartboard Journeyman – Part 8”

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 – 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”

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”

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”

Blood&Blue – Season 2026/27 Review

Boy, has this one been delayed, eh? Not sure if many of you were waiting for it, slowly ruining your manicures with nervous nail-biting; regardless of that, fear no more for it has arrived. When we left off, we had just escaped relegation with a late-season revival courtesy of playing the game how it’s f*ckingContinue reading “Blood&Blue – Season 2026/27 Review”

Blood&Blue – Season 2025/26 Review

Once again into the fray we go with RFC Liege. When we left off the story, Les Sang et Marine had just achieved promotion after a spectacular run that propelled us into a playoff position. However, with a surprising promotion always comes a hard time the following season; how did we manage in the BelgianContinue reading “Blood&Blue – Season 2025/26 Review”

Blood&Blue – Season 2024/25 Review

How’s it going, guys? Welcome to a new season review for the Blood & Blue. When we last left the action, we had scraped past a terrible run of form to survive another season in the Eerste Klasse B, Belgium’s second tier. With lessons learned both in economic and sporting terms, our third time atContinue reading “Blood&Blue – Season 2024/25 Review”

Blood&Blue – Season 2023/24 Review

Les Sang et Marine are back. Last time I talked about our 2022/23 season and how we survived the calamities of becoming an professional football club by overspending our way into remaining a second-tier club. Now comes the reckoning. As always, huge thanks for the support and I hope you enjoy this one! Ain’t no sunshineContinue reading “Blood&Blue – Season 2023/24 Review”