Date Joined: 
1999
Club supported: 
Liverpool
Nationality: 
English
Games worked on at SI: 
CM3-CM4 series, FM2005, EHM, OOTP Baseball, Football Manager Live, Football Manager Online
Games worked on away from SI: 
None
Favourite All Time Footballer: 
Kenny Dalglish
Favourite Sport other than Football: 
Cricket
Favourite Game (other than FM of course!): 
FIFA
Proudest moment in your career: 

On a personal level nothing compares to the day my son was born.

Professionally there are many but a few highlights from my time at SI (in no particular order).

  • Watching Football Manager come (back) to life. A fantastic transition against the odds.
  • Getting FML to market and being involved in a subscription based service. That whole experience taught me and the FML team a great deal.
  • Releasing OOTP Baseball 2007, Metacritic’s “PC Game of the year” in 2007.
  • Eastside Hockey Manager. A game ahead of its time and before I’m gone from this world it must return.

Favourite SI Stories:

  • Eating around seven of Robson Browns Millionaire shortbreads in one day which is an office record.
  • Catching Pete Sottrel cheating in our office network game by having the database open and scouring it for new talent.
  • Beating Graeme Kelly at FIFA and snooker daily for the last eight years.
  • Developing and refining my “SI coder bullsh*t radar” which alerts me whenever I hear dodgy time estimates and technowaffle. Marc Vaughan often sets this alarm off when he returns from Miami. Andreas Tsiapis and Carey Hickling set this alarm off daily.
  • Watching Miles do a Kanchelskis “step on the ball” in the office and his subsequent fall from grace. We heard about this accident for weeks.
  • Witnessing Pete Sottrel’s amazing hairstyles and beards over the years. He’s gone from looking like Zach Galifianakis to David Beckham with Mohican. More recently he’s taken to looking like a farmer heading to market or member of the church. Very frumpy.
  • Listening to Marc Vaughan’s CD collection which includes B*witched and Savage Garden.

The SI Team

The Sports Interactive studio is now just shy of 100 employees spread across Development, Production, QA, PR & Marketing, Analysis, Commercial and IT. Sports Interactive is headed up by Studio Director Miles Jacobson and creators of Football Manager, Paul and Ov Collyer, are both still at the studio concentrating on their passion for programming. 

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