Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community


FM Assistant Researchers
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won



About Stuniverse

  • Rank
    Derby County Researcher


  • Biography
    FM enthusiast and Rams fan, I am the FM Researcher for Derby County. I provide updates on my save(s) regularly in the Career Updates section on here - my FM20 save is called Stuniverse’s FM20 Adventure. My FM19 save was a Derby County - Director of Football Challenge, with Rams legend Igor Stimac in the starring role as DoF. Derby County season ticket holder and member of the Derby Telegraph's Rams Fans Panel.

About Me

  • About Me
    Live in Derbyshire.

Favourite Team

  • Favourite Team
    Derby County

Currently Managing

  • Currently Managing
    Falkirk (See Career Updates)

Recent Profile Visitors

2,042 profile views
  1. Game date: 12 Jul 2019 MACDONALD JOINS BAIRNS FOR THE SEASON BairnsNews: New manager Stuniverse secured his first signing for Falkirk today when he brought in 21 year-old left-back Calum Macdonald for the season on loan from Blackpool.
  2. Game date: 8 July 2019 THREE BAIRNS TRIALISTS BairnsNews: Here's a closer look at Mo Adams, Simon Dawkins and Timi Elsnik who played for Falkirk against Stirling University today.
  3. Game date: 8th July 2019 Pre-match v Stirling University (H) - Friendly (1) Match Preview BairnsNews: How do you approach this one? Is it about fitness, performance, or winning? Stuniverse: I've only been here a couple of days so it's mainly about fitness as we plan on giving 22 players 45 minutes each. It's also about performance, to an extent, to see if the players are taking on board what we want from them and whether this system suits them. But yes, I won't lie, a win would be nice. Team Selection Doubtful: Denny Johnstone (knee - 45 mins) BairnsNews: No place for Johnstone today? Stuniverse: Denny is still recovering from his knee injury. Our medical team reckon we can get 45 minutes out of him but there's no point taking risks this early in the season. BairnsNews: Three trialists on the bench. What can you tell us about them? Stuniverse: Timi Elsnik is an attacking midfieder and Simon Dawkins is a left-winger. Both are free agents. Mo Adams is a defensive midfielder from Atalanta United in the USA. We heard he might be interested in a return to the UK. Post-match: Falkirk (0) 1-1 (0) Stirling University BairnsNews: I know you said this wasn't about winning but you must've expected to win against a University side? Stuniverse: I thought we did more than enough to win. We defended well, moved the ball well, and created more than enough chances to win the game. But we didn't get enough attempts on target and that's something we'll need to work harder at and do better. When David McMillan gave us the lead late on, I thought we thoroughly deserved to be ahead and, but for a freak own goal off Timi Elsnik, we would've won the match. BairnsNews: Will you be looking to sign any of the trialists? Stuniverse: I thought all three of them did well but it's too early to say whether we can do a deal for any of them. Please LIKE if you enjoyed this update and FOLLOW the thread so you don't miss future updates.
  4. Game date: 8 July 2019 MOTHERWELL APPOINT CORR BairnsNews: Motherwell (Premiership) have today appointed Falkirk's Chief Data Analyst and Scout Liam Corr as a Scout.
  5. Game date: 7 July 2019 FALKIRK - PRESS CONFERENCE Falkirk Football Chronicle BairnsNews: What made you choose Falkirk? Stuniverse: The Chairman offered me the job [laughs]. Well, to be honest, we came to Falkirk on holiday in the summer and fell in love with the place. My wife loved the Kelpies that are just across the way there. In my mind, Falkirk are a Premiership side and it's our job to get The Bairns back there. Sky Sports News BairnsNews: The Board are expecting you to win the Division. Is that realistic? Stuniverse: We're in League 1 and we want to get back to the Premiership. To do that, we have to gain promotion to the Championship first. We have a good squad of players here and I'm confident they can get the job done. Scottish Football Express BairnsNews: What are your thoughts on Falkirk not having a Youth Academy? Stuniverse: Well, it's the way the Board have chosen to go. It's not the direction most Football Clubs go in but that doesn't mean a great deal. It's an interesting choice but it's the way the club is set-up. BairnsNews: Interesting indeed, given that the club culture is also to sign players under the age of 23 for the first team? Stuniverse: Yes. I knew that when I took the job. The Board want to run this club a certain way and I understand that. Falkirk Football Chronicle BairnsNews: It's only a friendly against Stirling University but are you looking forward to your first game in charge tomorrow? Stuniverse: Yes. Of course. The players have looked good in training but you only really find out about them in game situations. Tomorrow we'll look to give everybody a 45 minute run out and then take it from there for the next friendly and then the Betfred Cup games. FourFourTwo BairnsNews: Any truth in the rumours you'll have a few trialists in the team against Stirling Uni? Stuniverse: Maybe. You'll have to wait and see. Scottish Football Express
  6. Game date: 7 July 2019 STUNIVERSE MAKES GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION BairnsNews understand from unnamed sources at the club that Falkirk manager Stuniverse made a good impression on the Bairns players at the first Team Meeting. Stuniverse told his players that they were good enough to win Ladbrokes League 1 and that was exactly what they should be aiming for. This, we understand, was well received by the players as was the Code of Conduct which Stuniverse had changed slightly from the draft captain Gregor Buchanan had presented on behalf of the players.
  7. Game date: 7 July 2019 BAIRNS - JULY FIXTURES BairnsNews: Falkirk will kick-off their pre-season with friendlies against Stirling University and Ladbrokes Championship side Alloa Athletic, before playing four matches in the Betfred Cup Group E against Morton (Championship), Queen of the South (Championship), Motherwell (Premiership) and Airdrie (League 1).
  8. FALKIRK - CLUB VISION and FINANCES BairnsNews: The Falkirk Board of Directors expectation for this season is for new manager Stuniverse to deliver promotion by winning Ladbrokes League 1. Even though the media pundits have made Falkirk favourites to lift the title, this will still be a big ask for rookie manager Stuniverse.
  9. FALKIRK - BACKROOM STAFF Board of Directors Manager - Stuniverse Goalkeeping Coach - Derek Jackson First Team Coach - Lee Miller First Team Coach - David McCracken Fitness Coach - Graeme Henderson Chief Data Analyst / Scout - Liam Corr Data Analyst - Nathan Flight Chief Doctor - Chris Milne Head Physio - Ross Grady
  10. FALKIRK - FORWARDS 9. Declan McManus (on loan) ST(C), AM(RL) 10. Denny Johnstone ST(C) 18. Conor Sammon ST(C) 29. David McMillan (on loan) ST(C)
  11. FALKIRK - MIDFIELDERS 6. Morgaro Gomis DM, M(C) 7. Aidan Connolly M(L), AM(LC), M/AM(R) 8. Ian McShane M(C) 11. Ross MacLean M(R), AM(C), AM(R) 12. Michael Tidser DM, M(C), AM(C) 14. Louis Longridge AM(RC), AM(L), ST(C) 17. Robbie Leitch M(C), DM 19. Lewis Moore (on loan) M(L), M(R), AM(L) 20. Aidan Laverty M(R), AM(R) 21. Charlie Telfer M/AM(C), AM(R)
  12. FALKIRK - DEFENDERS 2. Michael Doyle D(RC) 3. Paul Dixon D(LC) 4. Gregor Buchanan (Captain) D(C) 5. Mark Durnan D(C) 15. Lewis Toshney D(RC), WB(R), DM, M(C) 16. Gary Miller D(R)
  13. FALKIRK - GOALKEEPERS 1. Cammy Bell 31. Robbie Mutch
  14. Game date: 7 July 2019 FALKIRK SQUAD BairnsNews: This is the first team playing squad new Falkirk manager Stuniverse inherits: Players out-of-contract at the end of the season:
  • Create New...