This year, we're bringing the Bottom At Christmas experiment back but on a bigger scale, with leagues in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain available to choose from. First up, is Southampton!
FM Guide | 66 Summer Transfers That Could Affect Your FM23 Saves
The other day I was casually scrolling through The Guardian's excellent interactive transfer feature and noticed plenty of transfers I didn't know about and could affect our enjoyment of FM23.
FM Experiment | Old Firm In England | Celtic & Rangers In Non-League
What would happen if Celtic and Rangers entered the English football pyramid in non-league?
Bottom At Christmas | Season 4: West Ham United
Big Sam Allardyce got his first taste of failure and relegation as his beleaguered Blackburn Rovers dropped into the Championship with barely a whimper in the 2023/24 campaign. However, there was no time to hang around as we simmed ahead to Christmas Day 2024 to discover the fourth task on this Football Manager Experiment.
Spending Saudi Gold | Season 4: £1 Billion Later…
Newcastle United finished 2nd in the Premier League in 2023/24 - only behind surprise title winners Tottenham. But a bumper transfer budget meant 'Director of Football' Alan Shearer had a busy summer ahead of him.
Sempre Samp | Part 11: Chasing The Scudetto
At the halfway mark of the Serie A 2025/26 season, Roberto di Lazaró had led his Sampdoria side to the top of the league and enjoyed a six-point lead over Inter Milan. That meant a first Scudetto since 1991 was within sight with 21 games remaining.
Sempre Samp | Part 9: Andreas Schjelderup Dominates Serie A
Despite going unbeaten through the first half of the 2024/25 campaign, Sampdoria went into the winter break somehow trailing Inter by five points - as the leaders had only failed to win twice and only conceded four goals in 17 games.
Sempre Samp | Part 7: Captain Candreva Retires In Style
Roberto di Lazaró's Sampdoria side was once again defying expectations as they sat third in Serie A and were the competition's top scorers heading into 2024.
Sempre Samp | Part 6: Winning at Real Madrid!
Sampdoria had massively exceeded all expectations by finishing in third in Serie A in 2022/23. However, season three was likely to be much more of a struggle as the club looked to balance competing in the Champions League with the league on a shoestring budget.