Football Manager Stole my Life 20 Years of Beautiful Obsession

Iain Macintosh, Kenny Millar and Neil White

It’s the best game I’ve ever played – it is a game, isn’t it? — Robbie Williams

Football Manager Stole My Life lifts the lid on the cult of Football Manager (FM). It is an easy-to-read, highly illustrated, light-hearted guide to the game’s lasting impact on popular culture. We hear from the gamers whose lives have been taken over by FM, a game cited in 35 divorce cases in the UK. There are interviews with the players who become world beaters in the game, but in real life never make the big leagues. The incredible scouting network of Sports Interactive is revealed. We speak to the men who make the game, and put an FM addict on the psychologist’s couch to discover what 20 years as a virtual football manager has done to him.

Iain Macintosh is a football wit of the first order and now runs thesetpieces.com
Kenny Millar writes on football for The Scottish Sun and is Facebook friends with Tonton Zola Moukoko
Neil White is one half of BackPage, and plays FM on his phone on the way to work