The Joys and Despair of Football Manager

Every person who has played Football Manager (or Championship Manager as it used to be known) has a favourite. For me, it was Football Manager 2007. It has both ease of use and enough detail to make you think hard about tactics and transfers. FM07 was so good that I did not play another version … Continue reading The Joys and Despair of Football Manager

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Creative Accounting, the Italian way

I read with great interest today that BT's value on the stock market has dropped by 21% thanks to accounting irregularities from their Italian subsidiary. BT originally estimated what the auditors KPMG called 'improper accounting practises' would cost £145 million, but has now risen to £530 million, to add to the £8 billion loss of … Continue reading Creative Accounting, the Italian way