This is the story of Juan Day, a first-time football manager making it big at a little club called Lincoln City, and a critique of the game series that has broken marriages, forged careers, lost jobs, stolen social lives, and thoroughly consumed its players' attention for the past 20 years.
"It is Richard’s writing style that makes the piece a compelling read...Juan Day becomes a vivid and down to earth character within a virtual world, and the players of Lincoln start to grow on the reader, really personifying what are ultimately statistical icons." -Dan Bolas, Soccer Gaming
"This is something that you should definitely check out! It will change your perspective about the game. Even though you have no idea about football, it's still a good read." -reader comment
You get a zip file (~120MB) containing PDF, Kindle, ePub, and HTML versions of the book. For previews of the PDF, hit the following links.
Introduction - https://www.dropbox.com/s/qwo47xju5tjliy5/page-2.jpg?dl=0
Analysis - https://www.dropbox.com/s/zs5bymzlzsn1yhy/page-60.jpg?dl=0
Match day - https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7s8p3wvzk5l2gw/page-103.jpg?dl=0
Epilogue preview - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ljetyirslgu61zm/page-253.jpg?dl=0
The ebook contains essays on the nature of a football management simulation, scattered between Juan Day's diary entries as he (and I) navigate the world of Football Manager 2012 one day at a time.
(Republished this in 2021 as I discovered the old page was broken.)
You'll get a zip file containing PDF, ePub, Kindle, and HTML versions of the book.