Since Football Manager were established around 20 years ago millions of addicted fans have embraced the game with their hunger to improve themselves and to fully understand more about the fascinating sport, football.
Since the birth of Championship Manager (now known as Football Manager by Sports Interactive) the kids of that time has made an huge impact on how the game should become by being part of of the cultural evolution where tactical understanding and use of player roles have become mainstream. For many Football Manager have been a way to merge their football interest with Football Manager.
This was also the case of the founder of Passion4FM.com, who wanted Football Manager by Sports Interactive to be as realistic as possible to further increase the engagement and knowledge about the game, hoping Football Manager could become a realistic simultaneous football management game which lets you feel you are a true football manager.
We believe the game will be more fun when it’s as realistic as possible letting you discover the true wonder, the pros and cons of being a world class football manager in the likes of Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho or Josep Guardiola.
Bet let’s cut to the point, as I’m sure you wonder how Passion4FM.com was founded and the reason behind starting a new (some would say another these days) Football Manager blog.
Sharing The Football Manager Addiction
Like the addicted fan of Football Manager series that I am, I had eagerly waited for news about the new version of Football Manager, FM 2013, for quite some time already. I had just enjoyed one of the best versions of Football Manager series ever created, a relationship which goes all the way back to the years when Sports Interactive FM was called Championship Manager, when it hit me how passionate I am for the Football Manager series… or as my family and friends would say… How addicted I am to Football Manager.
And believe you me, I can’t stand a day or a week without playing this marvelous computer game. Hours have been spent on scouting for exciting objects such as former wonderkid Tijani Babangida or legendary Cherno Samba, creating average tactics and trying to develop good prospects into world class players.
When Football Manager stole my heart for around 18 to 20 years ago, the Passion for Football Manager started. I will not claim to be a gamer, as my record list of other computer games and console games ever played is short, but still someone would claim me to be a real Football Manager veteran.
For me Football Manager will never be a game, for me it’s a great scouting tool for new young talents. For me Football Manager is not about hunt for glory or developing newgens into world class players. For me Football Manager is computer managing and coaching, converting real life soccer to the most realistic football game ever created! For me Football Manager is tactics, training, tactical analysis, team management and scouting. Football Manager is a huge part of my life, right next to my family.
But let’s get back to when my blog was started.
I had just experienced a typical Norwegian summer; cold, windy and many heavy rainy days. I would soon celebrate my 31st birthday. Perhaps the game would be released on my birthday this year also?! As usual, I would say, I had played Football Manager 2012 almost every day since its release and had huge expectations for Football Manager 2013. Maybe it was the need to help others, maybe I was just bored from rainy days? But evidently it hit me; Why not share my experience for the benefit of others. My experience with blogging was little, but the joy for the game was huge. Everything else is history.
That was the starting point for my Football Manager blog.
About The Founder of Passion4FM.com
Welcome to my Football Manager blog Passion4FM.com – a blog that helps you to understand the connections between the different areas of Football Manager – from tactics to training, scouting to dipping your toes into the transfer market and how it influence finances and football philosophy – aiming to make the game easier to play!
My name is Espen and I’ve played Football Manager half my life, an addiction which started with Championship Manager 93. Some would describe me as one of many true Football Manager veterans on the scene, even though I have never made any remark before starting writing on the Passion 4 Football Manager website.
Passion4FM was founded to combine my two hobbies football and Football Manager with the single wish to help others find the game more fascinating. Little did I know that my blog would get more and more popular and that people find my ideas, tips and visions about the game interesting.
If you are a first-time visitor of my Football Manager blog I can be described as a humble, down to earth guy, who is known for my positive and energic hard working attitude. I will never claim to be an expert, but likes to share my knowledge and experience to help others. The dirty secret about me is that I’m a perfectionist; always looking to improve myself, my performances and work, and finally increase my knowledge and experience to further improve.
I would think my Football Manager personality would be resolute as I’m very determined.
In regard to Football Manager, I have a real passion for creating tactics and is intrigued by the tactical aspects of the game. I like to develop youth instead of buying big names and has a heart for scouting for new promising talents and future wonderkids both in real life and in Football Manager.
My favorite football clubs are FC Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam – two clubs famous for their youth development – something that’s close to my heart.
To get to know me further, please check out my latest articles published at Passion4FM.com
For personal inquiries – please contact me at espenh[@]passion4fm.com
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