Date: Tue 30 Oct 2012

Bala Town featured in Football Manager Book

Football Manager Stole My Life - 20 Years of Beautiful Obsession by Iain Macintosh

Bala Town are feured on pages 164 & 165

Bala Town are feured on pages 164 & 165

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 psychologists couch to discover what 20 years as a virtual football manager has done to him.
This is a superb book, witty and very funny as well as informative. It sends me down memory lane, a trip from which I never want to return. Don´t bring me Sergio Aguero, bring me David Collins and Tonton Zola Moukoko.... This is exactly what this book does. Definitely one to talk about with your mates. It will bring a smile to your face.
Bala Town FC are featured on pages 164 & 165 in a chapter titled Game Change. Basically a worldwide challenge was thrown open to play as Bala Town for five seasons and see how far you could take Bala Town. The resulting winners actually came to Maes Tegid to watch the real team play!
There are witty quotes from famous people such as Robbie Williams, Ant & Dec, Plan B & James Corden to name but a few who are hooked on the game. My favourite quote comes from Paolo Nutini who explains whilst on a world tour supporting Led Zeppelin that he did an early sound check, then watched Foreigner sound check ‘I want to know what love iiisss’ before settling down to watch Led Zeppelin sound check but instead getting lost/engrossed playing as Nottingham Forest on Football Manager. Led Zeppelin, Football Manager, Led Zeppelin, Football Manager, which one do you love the most!!!!
The book is written by Iain Macintosh, Kenny Millar & Neil White and published by BackPagePress. A donation is made to War Child for every copy sold; the book is available from all good book stores as well as from online retailers.
If you´ve ever played Football Manager/old Championship Manager this is a great book to read.

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