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The World Record For 'Longest Game Ever' On Football Manager Has Been Broken

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The World Record For 'Longest Game Ever' On Football Manager Has Been Broken

He might go by the name Darren Bland but his commitment to Football Manager is far from it.

Mr Bland has broken a Guinness world record for the longest single game of Football Manager, spending almost 174 days managing Fiorentina from 2010 to 2163.

He won Serie A an incredible 151 times.

If you wanted to know how long that is in real life, Bland spent 173 days, 16 hours and 51 minutes playing the game over a two year period because Football Manager is life and nobody will tell him differently.


Bland has described his epic journey with Fiorentina on Football Manager 2010. It's certainly one to tell the grand-children:

"In the real world I'm an 80's glory-hunting Liverpool fan, fallen on less glorious times, I had a previous save with me managing them for 80 odd years," Bland told Guinness World Records.

"But, variety is the spice and all that so, on this occasion, I plumped for Fiorentina. When I start a game with a club, I finish it with said club. Why abandon all the hard work just for some computer algorithm to muck it all up while I have to start the process all over?


"I chose Fiorentina because a) My all time favourite player had a mediocre season with them - the genius, the doctor, the bearded lord of the nonchalant style, Socrates from the wonderful 1982 Brazil team. And b) They play in purple ... Not a bad colour to look at for 154 years. If it's good enough for Prince...."

This is by far the most impressive achievement i've ever stumbled across.


Jack Kenmare
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