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Who Uses a Director of Football?

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A podcast about the highs and lows of devoting your spare time to a spreadsheet that can sack you. In Who uses a Director of Football? two friends, Lewis and Tom, catch up on the magic and madness of each other's Football Manager saves. Expect stories of: wonderkids, grizzled veterans, lazy playmakers, 4 at the back vs 3 at the back, tactical tweaks, and plenty of last minute drama.
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With Laurent Legrande (Tom) settled at Stade Rennes, how will the team have got on during Tom's trip to Asia? Will Stade Rennes be world-beaters, or will Legrande's journey to the top stall similarly to his time at Eintracht Frankfurt? Whereas how have things got on for Albert Wiseman (Lewis) in Romania, managing FCSB. Leaving everything on the cli…
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Laurent Legrande (Tom) finds himself at Stade Rennes who are delivering to the required standard. He's secure for now, but will things continue to go his way, and will he get the improvement required to drive the club, and his career forward? With the end of the regular season rapidly approaching. How is Wiseman and FCSB doing, and will they be in …
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Having miraculously survived a season at Eintracht Frankfurt, Laurent Legrande (Tom) has received the boot a mere three games in to the next season. With the Frankfurt board finally delivering a well-deserved coup de grace to Legrande's tenure. After which Laurenr took taken some time away from the game. With an aborted move to Palermo falling thro…
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Laurent Legrande (Tom) has somehow survived a season at Frankfurt, having been called into the board room with regularity. With super-subs and last minute miracles, enabling him to narrowly avoid the sack on numerous occasions. Will his ambitious youthful rebuild of the side finally pay dividends with an off-season for it all to bed in? Or will his…
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Laurent Legrande's (Tom) first season at Eintracht Frankfurt is coming to an end, and he's doing a solid if unspectacular job. It's been steady going to the end of the season. Will they get European Football? Will the promised transfer bonanza come to pass? And what is next for Legrande in his tenure at Frankfurt? Having leapt from CSA Steau Buchar…
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Laurent Legrande (Tom) has just undergone a huge move. Having narrowly missed out on a playoff place with SV Waldhof, the summer transfer window came and went and he remained at the club. However, having guided SV Waldhof positively in the league until January to a comfortable 6th place, Eintracht Frankfurt came calling. And with an offer that good…
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At SV Waldhof Laurent Legrande (Tom) is closing in on the end of the Bundesliga II season. Will he achieve back to back promotions? Or, will his wildly overachieving side find their lack of financial clout telling? Whilst at CSA Steaua Bucureşti, Albert Wiseman (Lewis) has resolved the financial crisis for now. And the team finds itself hurtling to…
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At SV Waldhof Laurent Legrande (Tom) is looking to the future with positivity. As his Waldhof side are riding high heading into the winter break. Having successfully navigated the the step up to Bundesliga 2 in a fairly straightforward fashion, with only a few bumps along the way. However, will things stay as straightforward as they are as he heads…
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After a thrilling end to his first season in Germany, Laurent Legrande (Tom) finds himself promoted. With his SV Waldhof side successfully making it out of Bundesliga 3 at the first time of asking. However, the work is far from over, as several of the key players from last year's promotion winning side have moved on to pastures new. Will he find th…
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Happy New Year and here's to a good 2024 from WUADOF HQ. In this New Year's Day episode 7 of European Jailbreak there's plenty of action from Germany and Bulgaria to unpack. In Germany, Laurent Legrande (Tom) has had an up and down start to his life at SV Waldhof. However, having slightly softened his outrageously attacking approach by dropping the…
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Having achieved all could he could with Slavia Kromeritz, Laurent Legrande (Tom) has found himself a new home. After a successful interview, he finds himself appointed SV Waldhof manager. His new home- Germany, his new division - Bundesliga 3. After being relegated from Bundesliga 2, the squad has been picked clean of stars. With the side's best pl…
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With Slavia Kromeritz having been promoted to the top flight, how will Laurent Legrande (Tom) cope with the step up in quality? A newly professionalised team, but shorn of their route through loans to easy talent, how will they recruit the caliber of player required? And with a season of fighting the odds again, will it all end up being a bit too m…
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With the second half of the season beckoning will Laurent Legrande's (Tom) Slavia Kromeritz side, make their early season success count? With the semi-pro side sat first in the Czech second flight, can his rag tag band of journeymen and loanee youngsters keep up the form when it matters? Or will it all fall apart when things matter the most? Whilst…
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Having taken Slavia Kromeritz to 5th in the Czech second flight, Laurent Legrande (Tom) is in no mood to rest on his laurels. With limited funds to improve a team operating on a shoe string budget, he's looking at creative solutions to make the next steps. Will this modest semi-pro club be able to take the next step to match Legrande's ego and ambi…
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Disgraced Swiss Ex-financier Laurent Legrande (Tom) finds himself at Slavia Kromeritz in the Czech Second Division. As the only semi-pro club in the Czech second division, he's made a decent start against the professional clubs. However, as the season progresses, will the challenge of constantly beating the odds prove a challenge too great? Whilst …
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The jailbreak begins in Episode 1 of the second season of Who Uses a Director of Football?! With our two managers finding out their fates, and being dragged to eastern europe. How will our cunning couple get on at the start of their lives on the run? Having broken out of a Czech jail by helicopter, how will Laurent Lagrande (Tom) fair in the lower …
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With the full release of FM24 nearly upon us, Lewis and Tom are back with Season 2 of Who Uses a Director of Football? A podcast about the highs and lows of devoting your spare time to a spreadsheet that can sack you. However, in Season 2, there's something underhand going on... and the boys are back for Episode 0 to lay out the schematics of this …
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The boys are back after (an even longer break) a summer off-season. With a 25th, and final, Episode of Sudamericana Adventure to wrap up this first season of Who Uses a Director of Football? With Pa being placed into retirement by Tom after winning the Brazilian top flight and the Copa Sudamericana, it's one final update from Lewis and Renzo Rivero…
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Welcome to our second ever bonus episode of Who Uses a Director of Football?: Sudamericana Adventure. In the Bigger Match 2 it's a clash of heavyweight South American titans as Pa Jackson's (Tom) Corinthians take on Renzo Rivero's (Lewis) Fluminense. In the white corner, Pa leads out his Corinthian team fresh from just winning the Brazilian Serie A…
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The boys are back after their summer break, which Tom insisted wouldn't happen! (Can you guess which one of us writes the episode descriptions?) In Sao Paulo, Corinthians under Pa's (Tom) watchful eye are closing in on the league title. However, with a chasing pack close behind will they be able to get it over the line and complete a domestic and c…
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In this one, Renzo (Lewis) and Fluminense's season takes a strange detour. Pa (Tom) concludes likely his final ever appearance in the Copa Sudamericana at the Mâs Monumental with redemption on his mind. Serious transfer business is undertaken, and epic contests have both managers talking. What more could you want from your favourite south american …
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It’s the name on everyone lips as both Tom and Lewis can’t stop saying it! Pa (Tom) is ploughing on in his league campaign, as Corinthians continue their good form. With heroics coming from some likely and unlikely players in their team. Players are going against Pa’s principles in the best way possible, not that Tom seems to mind! And with it like…
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Hello and welcome to Episode 21 of WUADOF- an early morning special recorded on a Friday morning and delivered to you first thing on a Saturday morning. In the Fluminense camp, Renzo (Lewis) has finally made it to the end of his first season in Brazil. With the domestic cup already secured will there any further success? And what will the transfer …
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We've made it to episode 20 - thanks for your continued support, we really appreciate the fact that people are listening! And whether you're a listener just listening to this as your first episode, or whether you're a seasoned veteran have been with us since the beginning, we appreciate you taking the time to our pod. In this week's episode, Pa (To…
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Due to some high speed antics filling Lewis' weekend, we're back a little later than usual with the latest update from South America- thanks for your patience. Pa (Tom) has had some time to make sense of his Corinthians squad, but how have things faired at the end of his first season in charge? Having picked picked up just over half way through the…
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The Coronation Weekend has been bountiful for Tom's FM game time. With the end of Pa's (Tom) first season in charge of Talleres de Cordoba's top flight season rapidly approaching, where will the team end up? Will anyone be joining him? And is there any way out of the current financial dire straights? And what are the next steps for here? Whilst in …
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After managing a whopping 3 games in last week's pod, Tom has been significantly back on the FM sauce this week. And whilst it's not quite reached Audax Italiano levels, Pa (Tom) is starting to grow some affections for his Talleres de Cordoba side. Especially, as the transfer window has brought some serious activity. Will any familiar faces be join…
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Having had a small amount of time to settle in at Talleres de Cordoba in Argentina, Pa (Tom) has had mixed results. Having crashed out of the Copa Libertadores before he'd even qualified for the main tournament, Pa made an inauspicious start. As the season continues, will past failures haunt him? Especially, as he gets used to Argentina's 'interest…
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In Episode 15, Pa (Tom) and Renzo (Lewis) are starting again after their successful time in Chile. Having left Audax Italiano after a trophy-less season, and with a heartbreaking exit to River Plate in the Copa Libertadores still playing on his mind, Pa is having an interesting time settling in at Talleres de Cordoba in Argentina. With only 10 days…
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In Episode 14, Renzo (Lewis) and Pa (Tom) are coming to the end of their time in Santiago. As the sun sets on their time in the Chilean capital, how will the end of their reigns at Universidad de Chile and Audax Italiano play out? With Renzo's Universidad de Chile having had a poor start to the season in the Libertadores they finally seemed to turn…
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In Episode 13, the boys are continuing to battle it out in South American continental football, but with Renzo (Lewis) relegated to the Copa Sudamericana will Pa (Tom) and Audax Italiano join him? And there's tests on an off the pitch with the with the busy domestic league season still to tackle and the mid-season transfer window providing as much …
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In Episode 12, Renzo (Lewis) and Pa (Tom) have finally made it to Copa Libertadores group stages. How will things play out in the group stages of the continent's premier competition? With both Audax Italiano and Universidad de Chile drawn against the cream of the crop in South America, it's going to be a tough test for both managers. Off the back o…
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In Episode 11, Dustings Down and Starting Agains, Lewis and Tom are back on the FM sauce after a short hiatus. How have things played out for Renzo's (Lewis) Universidad de Chile team at the back end the 2026 season. Still in the hunt for continental and domestic honours, could they go one better than Pa's Audax Italiano? Whereas for Pa (Tom) will …
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In Episode 10, Silver-where in Santiago?, competitions are being won, but by which Santiago club. Pa Jackson's Audax Italiano are hot on the heels of Universidad de Catolica as they enter the final stretch of the season. However, will they be able to keep up the title charge, or will they like Liverpool last season, fall away by competing on too ma…
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Welcome to our bonus episode of Who Uses a Director of Football?: Sudamericana Adventure. In the Bigger Match - two of the best sides in Chile will be facing off in a parallel universe showdown. It's multiverse madness, but (in true WUADOF fashion) with added wing backs! In the blue corner, Renzo leads out Universidad de Chile, currently 2nd in the…
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In Episode 9, A Shock Departure, someone is leaving, but who is going? And to where? Pa Jackson's Audax Italiano have had a very solid start to the season, lying in 5th place. However, can they kick on or will they're form trail off with star players on international duty for the Copa America? Or, will he spend large and hugely reinforce his team f…
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With Pa and Audax Italiano looking to go on their first continental run, how far can they go? Or, will they fail to even qualify to the group stages with the Copa Sudamericana’s strange structure. And how will Renzo and Universidad de Chile’s season end? Will he still be happy to have jumped ship from Arturo Fernandez Vial? Or will his gamble come …
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With Renzo eying up a new job at Universidad de Chile, will he finally get a chance to take his talents to a bigger stage? Or will he be stuck at Arturo Fernandez Vial, at least for the meanwhile, with an aging squad and a limited budgets? Meanwhile, will Pa be given a fair shot at the Chilean top flight with Audax Italiano? Or yet again, will his …
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Lewis and Tom are back with a bumper update from Chile. Surely Renzo has to get promoted this season with Arturo Fernandez Vial? What’s the outcome of Pa and Audax Italiano’s playoff campaign? Is any other club willing to take a risk on Renzo at the helm? And with plenty going on in both directions in the transfer market, are any familiar faces com…
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When you last left us, Renzo and Arturo Fernandez Vial were flying high on a 10 match unbeaten run at the top of the Chilean second division. With Ivo Mammini "Cooper" banging in the goals, and the ghost of Gustavo Gotti finally vanquished, everything was looking rosy for Renzo. However, with rising expectations, and the memory of last season firm …
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Pa (Tom) and Renzo (Lewis) are travelling in two very different directions in Episode 4 of Sudamericana Adventure, but which manager is heading in which direction? In Uruguay, how has Pa's decision to stay or go played out? Is time finally running out for Pa with limited resources and a wantaway star? Whilst, in Chile, has anyone finally replaced G…
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Frustrations are mounting for Pa Jackson (Tom) and Renzo Rivero (Lewis) in Episode 3 of Sudamericana Adventure. Pa Jackson's love hate relationship with Cerro continues, despite their promotion to the top division. How much longer can this fruitful partnership last? Whereas, over in Chile, Renzo's second season with Arturo Fernandez Vial has strugg…
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In Episode 2, Onwards and Upwards, Pa Jackson's and Renzo Rivero's South American experience is going from strength to strength. Pa Jackson's Cerro continues to be a rollercoaster. As Tom has fell in love with a swashbuckling 4-1-4-1 formation that ensures action at both ends of the pitch. Will Cerro's all action total-football lead to promotion to…
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Welcome to Who Uses a Director of Football? a podcast about the highs and lows of devoting your spare time to a spreadsheet that can sack you. In Sudamericana Adventure, the first season of Who Uses a Director of Football?, Lewis are Tom are hopping over to South America to start their second career as Journeyman managers in Football Manager 2023. …
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Welcome to Who Uses a Director of Football? a podcast about the highs and lows of devoting your spare time to a spreadsheet that can sack you. In Sudamericana Adventure, the first season of Who Uses a Director of Football?, Lewis are Tom are hopping over to South America to start their second career as Journeyman managers in Football Manager 2023. …
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