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Welcome to the Dictate the Game podcast. The podcast for the dictatethegame.com website, covering all things Football Manager. We discuss our own content, content from the community and much more including interviews with both content creators and people from SI.
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Dictate the Game Podcast: Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive

Dictate the Podcast - a Football Manager podJun 15, 2021

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Dictate the Game Podcast: Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive

Dictate the Game Podcast: Andrew Sinclair from Sports Interactive

In this week's episode Fernando is joined by Jon (JonnyGamesFM), Luke Hume and Andrew Sinclair of Sports Interactive. We talk XG, Andrew's role at SI and The Byline which Andrew is heavily involved in, and our favourite saves!

You can find all our articles and guides at
DictateTheGame.com

DTG Twitter - https://twitter.com/DictateTheGame

Fernando's Blog - https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/

Fernando Twitter - https://twitter.com/rocksendfm

Luke's Twitter - https://twitter.com/LukeHumeDTG

JonnyGames Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMzB6CMpLIEYG6v7gwuEwpA

JonnyGames Twitter - https://twitter.com/JonnyGamesFM

Jun 15, 202141:57
Dictate the Game Podcast Season 3 Episode 10

Dictate the Game Podcast Season 3 Episode 10

In this week's episode Fernando is joined by Cait (OldLadyPlays), FM Craig and Ihor (Crusadertsar) making his return to the podcast from the DTG team. We discuss the latest content from the Dictate the Game website, the Away dressing room segment where we discuss content creators outside of DTG, and some origin stories of each members first interest in tactics in football.

You can find all our articles and guides at
DictateTheGame.com

OldLadyPlays Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEuPuDSJG-i4k_Vepi-Hgeg

CraigsFM Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QLMv6CvT7zLjROErmoAmA

CraigsFM Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/craigs_fm

Fernando's Blog - https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/

Crusadertsar Content from Dictate the Game - https://dictatethegame.com/author/crusadertsar/

Apr 19, 202153:15
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 9

Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 9

We have a special guest on the pod this week and that is Zealand from Twitch and Youtube fame! Fernando is also joined by Cait and FM Craig in this week's pod we discuss the new patch for FM, the latest content from the Dictate the Game website, the Away dressing room segment where we discuss content creators outside of DTG, and Zealand talks about his experiences creating content for FM.

You can find all our articles and guides at
DictateTheGame.com

Zealand Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0sHHy5A8VUTHE_ysXeCO2Q

Zealand Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/zeaiand

Zealand Live Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCavSiAcURaXSWtfOtMonXXw

OldLadyPlays Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEuPuDSJG-i4k_Vepi-Hgeg

CraigsFM Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QLMv6CvT7zLjROErmoAmA

CraigsFM Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/craigs_fm

Fernando's Blog - https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/

Mar 24, 202157:26
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 8
Feb 22, 202149:47
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 7

Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 7

Fernando (Rocks End FM) is joined by Cait (Old Lady Plays), Luke and Ryan to talk all things FM. This week, they discuss satisfying moments in FM and defending titles as well as what content they have been consuming and answer some interesting questions on Defending and Attacking width and specific player role interactions. 


You can read all our Football Manager content at DictateTheGame.com

Feb 15, 202143:44
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 6
Feb 09, 202135:08
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 5
Feb 02, 202147:45
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 4
Jan 27, 202157:58
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 3
Jan 21, 202152:05
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 2

Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 2

We're back for episode 2 of the podcast, featuring new host but recurring guest Fernando (Rocks End FM) with Cait (Old Lady Plays), Luke and new guest Matty (FM Kiddy). They discuss how their beta saves got on, as well as finding their feet in the new edition and their first impressions of Football Manager 2021.

Don't forget the check out www.dictatethegame.com for more football manager content!

Dec 12, 202037:53
Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 1

Dictate the Game Podcast: Season 3 Episode 1

The podcast is back for Football Manager 2021! Old hosts Dom and Luke are joined by Old Lady Plays and Rocks End FM for a chat about the new features in FM21. We look back at our favourite moments from the last year in our saves and in the community, and we also discuss some new ideas for saves and content on the website! 


Don't forget to check out www.dictatethegame.com for more football manager content! 

Nov 01, 202051:36
Dictate The Podcast S2 E20: What we love and what we wish for

Dictate The Podcast S2 E20: What we love and what we wish for

We're back! This week FMTahiti returns from further nappy duty for what might be DTG's last podcast of FM20. They are joined by Old Lady Plays and Rock's End FM.

FM20 is slowly dragging itself to the finish line as the FM world gradually starts to fill with save reveals and trailers for FM21. We chat about what we've enjoyed during FM20, Internationals, FM21 saves and some of our wishes for FM21. Maradonna and Gary Lineker get a mention for vastly different reasons.

Check out Ditctatethegame.com for our articles and visit our twitter to find details on how to join our discord.

Oct 11, 202055:43
Dictate The Podcast S2 E19: Mental Health, Three up top and Parking the Bus

Dictate The Podcast S2 E19: Mental Health, Three up top and Parking the Bus

This week FMTahiti is joined by Ryan and Rock's End FM.

We chat about some of our articles over the past few weeks including FM and Mental Health, 5 teams to manage in an updated database for FM20, and using three strikers. We will be doing a special podcast about mental health in the future but in the meantime check out the article, it contains links to help and support if needed.

We try to answer whether you can park the bus, get negative about attacking midfielders, and discuss what it is we like the most about playing FM. #narrative

Check out the articles at dictatethegame.com

Check out Rock's End FM and their blog https://rocksendfm.wordpress.com/

And finally check out FMTahiti at fmtahiti.com

Aug 16, 202057:42
Dictate The Podcast S2 E18: Team Talks, South America, & FMM20

Dictate The Podcast S2 E18: Team Talks, South America, & FMM20

We're back! This week FMTahiti returns from nappy duty for one night. They are joined by Ryan, Old Lady Plays and Rock's End FM. It's been many weeks but we chat about some of our articles over the past few weeks including team talks, setting up your game and manager, managing outside of Europe, and playing FMM20/Mobile like some kind of deviant.

We cover some of what we've been watching and reading in the FM community, like FM Grasshoppers recent MLS inspired article, Guido Merry's guide to Shithousery on Strikerless, and the Versus4 competition on the YouTubes.

The gang also discuss how much they would pay for a world-class striker, and reveal in the process just how tight-fisted we all are.

Jul 29, 202001:04:54
Dictate The Podcast S2 E17: I Just Wing It.

Dictate The Podcast S2 E17: I Just Wing It.

Rookie host, Luke, is joined by OldLadyPlays, Paul aka The Northman, and special guest AJFM98. We take a detailed look through our recent articles. We play an excellent (Paul might disagree....) FM quiz based on records in FM20, and of course, as always, we discuss Ryan's pancake indulgent actitives....

Jun 10, 202001:05:36
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E16: Welcome to Aswijan!

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E16: Welcome to Aswijan!

In this week's episode we welcome guest Laura aka Chilled Moose to the pod. OldLadyPlays, Ryan, FMTahitifrom Dictatethegame.comchat with Laura about the superb Aswijan database, immersion, narratives and stories, and fixing player faces with Laura's face packs. We of course also field questions, and talk about pancakes. Vegan recipe on demand.

You can find Laura at @ChilledMoose, the Aswijan information here, and the patreon here.

May 19, 202055:60
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E15: FM Stag, Heading Bricks, and Retro CM/FM

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E15: FM Stag, Heading Bricks, and Retro CM/FM

In this week's episode we welcome guest and blogger FM Stag to the pod. OldLadyPlays, Ryan, FMTahiti from Dictatethegame.comchat with FM Stag about about music references, their retro themed save at fmstag.com and Alan Smith heading a brick. We field a few questions from the community and talk about some of the best/worst things from previous versions of FM.

May 08, 202057:13
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E14: The Quarantine Quiz
May 01, 202035:39
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E13: The MLS Tangent

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E13: The MLS Tangent

In  this week's episode OldLadyPlays, Luke, SimonKand FMTahiticover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com.

We talk in depth in particular about OldLadyPlays' article on Athletic Club and playing Basque only. We then go on tangent and talk about MLS for quite some time.

We field some questions about snacks, prepping for promotion, and our favourite newgens.

Apr 14, 202001:16:09
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E12: Players are People, Free FM, and Secret Ingredients

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E12: Players are People, Free FM, and Secret Ingredients

In  this week's episode new writer OldLadyPlays, Luke, Ryan and FMTahiti cover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com.

We talk in depth in particular about OldLadyPlays' article on treating players as people, and the benefits paying attention to dynamics and relationships can have. We talk also a little bit about applying that approach and Oblique Kick Gaming's CCL competition.

Ryan chats about the free FM time, the increase in numbers and the potential benefits of FM as we stay under some for of lockdown. With new players there is also time to consider some new content from the community. Whilst Luke is still watching Modern Family we talk about A FM Old Timer's stats laden blog with Milan, and the game changing benefits of The Female Football Manager's attribute spreadsheet (go donate and download!).

We field some questions about parking the bus, working from home, fail to give any good headset recommendations, and Ryan lets us know that the special ingredient in his pancakes is more than just love (it's MSG).

Mar 29, 202001:02:24
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E11: Shithousing Socceroos, Conceding 81 goals, and Jaffa Cakes

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E11: Shithousing Socceroos, Conceding 81 goals, and Jaffa Cakes

In  this week's episode SimonK, Luke, Ryan (briefly) and FMTahiti cover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com.

We talk in depth about Simon's shithousing Socceroo's and how exactly Luke managed to concede 81 goals with West Ham.

We cover a couple of questions about how we stay interested in saves long term, and a front three with a number ten nestled just behind. Luke also lets us know about Modern Family, and is generally slanderous when talking about Jaffa Cakes and Rio Ferdinand.

In the community we talk about Getafe inspiration, the Isle of Sodor with the Kibworth Bull, FMStag's latest offering in South America and Oblique Kick Gaming and their simulated draft league.

Ryan joins us briefly, and we waffle on.

Mar 10, 202001:19:15
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E10: Anti-Football, Alternative Teams and Painful Memories

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E10: Anti-Football, Alternative Teams and Painful Memories

In  this week's episode SimonK, FMVars, Ryan and FMTahiti cover some of the articles at Dictatethegame.com. We talk about 5 alternative teams to manage now the new update is out, anti-football Atletico style, and generally say thanks for listening to the pod when there are better things you could be doing.

Looking at the community we mention a reddit article (mentioned by PaulWilks, thanks!) that takes Milwall and turns them into the most aggressive team in the world (by hurball).

We field a couple of questions about our most painful FM and general football memories, what we get up to on pancake day, and issues with central striker play in the match engine.

Mar 01, 202050:14
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E9: Resultism, Atletico Madrid, and New Patch Tactics

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E9: Resultism, Atletico Madrid, and New Patch Tactics

In  this week's episode SimonK and FMTahiti rattle through some of  the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com. We talk about Simon's latest Red Star post, covering 30 ways to get the result at all costs. Number 11 is a firm fave. In the process we obviously rave about Big Sam. We also dicuss the latest Pacific FC article from UW, the latest installment of Luke's Around the World series, and a great guest article on managing through a crisis by BlackSeaFM.

Looking at the community we mention inspiration from the Coaches Voice and COPA90, as well as articles old (3 Carat Diamond Midfield) and new (the 3-6-1) from Strikerless. Another article to put on your radar is FMEadsters latest Pripyat update.

We field a couple of questions about how we are doing with the new patch, and from Dodgee Gamer whether we use pre-match scouting reports to make tactical changes.

Feb 21, 202001:02:26
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E8: Ryan (FM) Touches himself, Proud Pulis, and Patch Problems

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E8: Ryan (FM) Touches himself, Proud Pulis, and Patch Problems

In  this week's episode SimonK, Ryan, Paul aka The Northman and FMTahiti rattle through some of  the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com. We talk about Ryan's deviant (FM) Touching, Samba Jogo Bonito from Crusadertsar, Toby's deep lying playmaker, and FM Tahiti making Pulis proud.

Looking at the community  we cover lulls in content creation, and how it's all about enjoying what you do and watching/reading what people enjoy themselves (helpful right?). We touch on creators such as FM Stag, Seatle Red at From the Cheap Seats, and BeardedFM.

We briefly talk patch problems and our reaction, before Ryan once again diverts us towards his food fetish with questions about our favourite biscuits.


Feb 11, 202054:60
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E7: Worldwide Journeyman, Preparing for FM, & Bolton at their Peak

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E7: Worldwide Journeyman, Preparing for FM, & Bolton at their Peak

In  this week's episode SimonK, Ryan and FMTahiti rattle through some of  the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com. Luke's recent article trekking around on a worldwide journeyman is covered, as is Simon's recreation of peak Big Sam Bolton with his Red Star Wrexham side. We waffle on a bit.

Out in the community we have been watching along with Doop's charity stream (get giving if you haven't already),  advanced FM tips from Old Lady Plays on youtube, and real world football inspiration on COPA90.

We take a stab at questions from Dodgee Gamer about how we prepare for FM sessions, and how many tactics we train.


Feb 01, 202001:02:46
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E6: Public Beta Match Engine, Moneyball, and the Rise of Red Star

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E6: Public Beta Match Engine, Moneyball, and the Rise of Red Star

In this week's episode FMVars, SimonK and FMTahiti rattle through some of the recent articles released on Dictatethegame.com since Christmas, including the start of the FM20 moneyball series, and Simon's Red Star community owned club series. Plenty of inspiration is found in a combination of stats and our Lord and Savoiur Big Sam. 

We also chat a little about the Public Beta ME that has come out recently and the impact it has had on our games, as well as the inspiration for FM that is Tifo.

Jan 24, 202049:52
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E5: 100 goal strikers, Flexible Tactics, and Finding the Hotdog

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E5: 100 goal strikers, Flexible Tactics, and Finding the Hotdog

In this week's epiosde The Northman, and FMTahiti keep it short, sweet and 100% professional as they talk about  some of the recent Football Manager  2020 articles at  Dictatethegame.com, such as creating 3 flexible tactics that require little to no subs when swapping between them.


We talk about what we have been looking at in the community such as  theFemaleFootballManager's (FFM) custom spreadshees, AcordingtoFM's Red Bull Hotdog, and recent blogs from LutterworthFox, and BrooklynFM.


TheNorthman also calls out claims you can't have a 100 goals a season stikers, and points out recent success from Acidphire. We also discuss the Danny Roberts 1000 career goal challenege from the SI forums.


We  took no questions for this weeks ramble. But if you do have any please get in touch. Likewise if there's anything you have been reading or watching that you think we should be look at let us know @DictateTheGame


Dec 23, 201936:38
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E4: Manchester Derby, Player Traits, and Over Priced Pork Pies

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E4: Manchester Derby, Player Traits, and Over Priced Pork Pies

In this week's epiosde FMVars, The Northman, and FMTahiti talk about some of the recent Football Manager  2020 articles at  Dictatethegame.com, such as how to used expected goals (xG) against to work out whether your keeper is actually any good. 

We talk about what we have been looking at in the community such as  FMStag's spreadsheet, Dirigo FM's journeyman, Loki Doki's journeyman on YT, Fox in the Box's FM101 series on YT, and  MikaelinhoFM's Carrington Youth challenge.

We  took questions from community. Some about how to play against 10 men, which player traits we go for, and if we create virtual managers. 

Our quiz this week is about the Manchester Derby, and you can play along by checking out the images we used here: https://twitter.com/DictateTheGame/status/1205865642320117761?s=20 

Dec 14, 201901:01:14
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E3: Total Football, Anchormen and Ryan sh*gs pancakes

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E3: Total Football, Anchormen and Ryan sh*gs pancakes

In this week's epiosde we talk about some of the recent Football Manager 2020 articles at  Dictatethegame.com, including a Total Football article, and how to use the Anchorman player role in FM20.  We talk about what we have been looking at in the community such as OliverJensen's article on there's only one ball, and tommysboysonfm article on player development costs when doing your transfers deals. We also took questions from community. Some about the game, graphics and Match Engine, and some that reveal Ryan's deep seated fetishes.


Dec 07, 201946:03
Dictate the Podcast - S2 E2: Youth Nation Rankings, Sports Interactive Visit and the Sack Race

Dictate the Podcast - S2 E2: Youth Nation Rankings, Sports Interactive Visit and the Sack Race

We talk about some of the recent Football Manager 2020 articles at Dictatethegame.com, including the FM20 youth nation rankings. Ryan talks about his side of the visit to Sports Interactive, and FMVars runs a quiz based on the sack race. We also talk about what is going on in the community, including FMEadsters Chernobyl save and FromEleven,One's save in Serbia.

Dec 03, 201939:13
Dictate the Podcast - Season 2 Episode 1 - FM20 content we love, what we've been writing, and a trip to SI Towers

Dictate the Podcast - Season 2 Episode 1 - FM20 content we love, what we've been writing, and a trip to SI Towers

Welcome to the Dictate the Game Podcast - cleverly called Dictate the Podcast! We've got a new format and we are relaunching. Be gentle.

In this episode FMTahiti (Pelham), FMVars (Guy) and Luke talk about new FM20 content that we've been watching and reading now FM20 is out. We also talk about some of the articles available on dictatethegame.com, introduce our new section called Letters to Luke, and play a quiz that reveals just how well Jose did with Man United. Alongside all of this Luke also teases about the article he is writing - all to do with Luke and Ryan's recent visit to Sports Interactive HQ (it was a day of firsts for them, and you never forget your first).

If you have questions or comments come and find us on twitter: @Dictatethegame

Or if you have letters for luke please email: LettersForLukeDTG@gmail.com


Nov 22, 201947:39