I don’t get to read as many 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 decided to curate my own list of some of the best FM bloggers out there.
This list will be added to as I discover more creators and I will do my best to keep it updated throughout Football Manager 2020 and into new versions of the game. If you have a blog that is not on this list that I’ve forgotten to add, or you think I would be interested in reading your content, please drop me a comment below.
At some point, 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 best FM bloggers.
Creators Corner – The Best FM Bloggers
First up, in no particular order, these are the Football Manager 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!
Tony is most well known for his FIBRA approach and is well known as one of the best FM bloggers out there. 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
Ondrej is the go to for all things set pieces. But this is a bit of a disservice to the other fantastic blogs he writes 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. Without doubt one of the best FM bloggers right now.
• website fmrensie.net • twitter @fmrensie
Samo is famous for the FM Slack which he setup for a bunch of us degenerates to chat Football Manager 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
James doesn’t blog anywhere near enough for my liking but when he does they’re usually filled with FM truth bombs and are very insightful, his posts on the modern full-backs most recently was excellent!
• website fmpressure.com • twitter @fmpressure
Dan is 51% of the GrassNGear podcast, the other half and a bit to FM Grasshopper. He is a regular Football Manager blogger as you will see from the feed below. He is also a TV and film critic on the twitters.
• website dgear86.wordpress.com • twitter @dgear86
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.