Dictate the Game are a multi-cultural team with team members located all over the globe. We come together with a shared passion for football, and Football Manager. Learn more about us below.


Ryan is an avid Everton fan, as well as being the original founder of Dictate The Game. Having set the website up back in 2015, on his own, he has slowly but surely grown the team. You can find him writing about all things Football Manager, but particularly guides. Occasionally you will hear him on the podcast.


Luke has been part of the Dictate The Game team since September 2016. Some of his most prominent writing includes the Bradshaw saga which concluded with Livin’ the Dream, but he also writes a lot of MLS-related articles. Luke’s favourite teams include Ipswich Town, Halstead Town and New York Red Bulls.

Pelham (FM Tahiti)

Pelham writes about stats, tactics, editing, hoofball, and experiments. He’s a numbers nerd and has been playing since CM97. Whilst supporting Huddersfield and Yorkshire IFA, he loves special edited databases and normally plays a save every year in his special Tahiti variant. More Tahiti and story related blogs can be found at FMTahiti.com.

Ihor (Crusadertsar)

Ihor aka CrusaderTsar has had many notable series on the site including The Dynamo Project, Running with Wolves, The Young devils at Manchester United, and The Total Football Journeyman. Famous for his passion and attention for detail, the Ukrainian born writer joined the team from the SI forums.

Cait (Old Lady Plays)

Cait is a 50+ retired translator and grandmother of five. She played, refereed, coached, and administered the game for 43 years, and has played FM since it was CM3. She also creates on YouTube. She can communicate in :us::gb::ru::jp::fr::de::es:.

Fernando (Rock’s End FM)

Fernando (Rock’s End FM) is relatively new to the FM blogging scene. Coming from Argentina, he’s a die-hard Bielsa fan, a Vélez Sarsfield supporter and also follows Arsenal. You can find his FM writing at Rock’s End FM, where he does save-based series, as well as other FM projects.

Mikael (Mikaelinho FM)

A Swedish blogger who has been playing and loving the CM/FM series since ancient times. Likes to blog about both story-driven save update series and occasional player development experiments. Loves a good spreadsheet and youth development saves. Show me your wonderkid and I’ll show you mine!

Guy (FM Vars)

Guy originally joined the Dictate The Game team a number of years ago, most notably writing his Moneyball saves which were hugely popular within the FM community. Due to university, he took a backseat during FM20 but he is now back and raring to go and create amazing new content for us on FM21…maybe he’ll even do some Moneyball…

Andrew (RegistaFM)

Andrew has been around the FM scene for a while, first appearing on The Dugout website back in 2011. Formerly a blogger, he moved to Twitch in 2018, managing his hometown side Maidstone United for last three years before signing with Dictate The Game. A Football Manager researcher for his hometown club, his other favoured sides include Manchester United, Luton Town, Wolfsburg and Panathinaikos.

Craig (The FM Way)

Seattle Red (aka FMCheapSeats)

Seattle Red is the founder and voice of From the Cheap Seats, a blog which hosts detailed, narrative-based career updates from various writers. A lawyer, father, and former goalkeeper, Seattle Red’s saves are known for featuring irreverent narrative threads (and non-sequiturs), strikerless tactics, and a merry band of secondary characters wreaking havoc in the background. Follow Seattle Red on Twitter, to learn more.