Football Manager craze has matured into a full-grown national obsession

Fantastic article in The Guardian about one of the great PC games of our time, Football Manager (nee Championship Manager). Of all the wish-fulfilling fantasies of the digital age, few are more satisfying or inspire as much idiosyncratic devotion as FM. My favourite anecdote:

“The worst it got was probably when I reacted to getting a touchline ban by playing the game from outside my room,” he says. “I hit start, left the room, came in again at half-time, hit start and left again. It was a Champions League tie against Espanyol. We lost 1-0.”

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