Dictate the Game Podcast 005 | Moneyball Part 2 + The Libero Diamond Tactic

This week on the Dictate The Game Podcast we talk about the much-anticipated Moneyball Part 2 and how to apply a sabermetrics type view of scouted in Football Manager!

Plus, we talk about The Libero Diamond tactic from the website and how to use a Libero in your FM saves…

… and, Dom gets mercilessly bullied by Eric, Guy, and Ryan… don’t miss it!

Join Eric, Dom, Guy, and Ryan for this week’s DtG Podcast on Apple iTunes and at the links below.


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FM19 | Moneyball | Part 2

First I want to start out by saying thank you to everyone who read Part 1. The response was really overwhelming and while I tried to respond to most comments, there are undoubtedly a few I missed. As promised, in this post we will be looking at my January Transfer Window activity, the stats for the players I signed, and a closer look at my KPIs and statistical setup.

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Dictate The Game Podcast 002 | Moneyball + MetroFanTV’s Fernando Gonzalez

Check out this week’s DictateTheGame.com podcast where the guys break down “Moneyball” (Sabermetrics) for the world of football and football manager.

We talk about the worldwide reach that we are starting to see for the website, and we’ll also talk to Fernando Gonzalez, the owner of MetroFanTV, a New York Red Bull fan channel about the rise of football in the United States and MLS.

Football, fun, Fernando and more! All on this week’s Dictate the Game Podcast. Find us on Youtube, Soundcloud, and iTunes below.


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FM19 | Moneyball | Part 1

I start a Masters Degree in Data Analytics this September, and recently I’ve been looking at how I can use Analytics to impact my favourite game, Football Manager. Cleon recently tweeted about Moneyball, and how no one has replicated it correctly when it comes to FM.

Now, I had heard of Moneyball, and knew it involved using Analytics to scout players, but I didn’t know the true extent of Moneyball, or where the definition came from. So, I watched the film.

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Dynamo Project: Improve The Odds – Guide to a Winning Tactic For The Underdog

My second season with Dynamo Kyiv is drawing to a close and once again we have lost the title to our arch-rival Shakhtar by a margin of 6 points. There are definitely things I need to improve in the league. We have not been doing all that well abroad either. Our European trophy cabinet is somewhat meager since winning UEFA Cup Winners Cup (predecessor to current Europa League competition) backĀ  in 1975 and 1986, as well as one UEFA Super Cup in 1975. In recent two seasons, there was some success but it has been overshadowed by disappointment. While we are able to handle teams of similar or lower standing than us quite well, once we are matched up with one of the elite sides from the top 5 European Leagues, we tend to lose more often than not. How do we change this for the next season? How can a continental underdog be successful against the big European clubs? Hopefully this guide will be able to answer these questions.

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