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.

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.

Craig (The FM Way)

Jon (JonnyGamesFM)

Jon is a Canadian FM Youtuber and new blogger at Dictate the Game. A Web Developer by trade, huge football fan and music fan, Jon’s been playing since Championship Manager 97-98. Born in Middlesbrough grew up around Toronto, Canada, Jon is a massive Middlesbrough FC, Toronto FC and York United fan. Still playing football as well into his older years and a new dad to boot. Follow him on Twitter @JonnyGamesFM.

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, and an Assistant Researcher for Football Manager. 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.