The Nine Llamas

Lower League Manager  |  LLM  |  LLaMa

A Football Manager LLM Website devoted to starting in the lowest playable league in a particular nation whilst playing as realistically and honestly as possible within the confines of the game.  

The lower league management ideals consist of no cheating, no good player guides and no use of other peoples tactics.  

Picking a Starting Team? Embrace The Random

A short article explaining why taking the plunge and using the LLMPicker to select you an entirely random team from a nation you have never managed in can be so rewarding.

A Virtual Team For Life - My FM Team

Do you have a go to FM team?  I most often use the LLMPicker to get a random experience but I always fall back on one team.  This is the unlikely story of how I found my Football Manager team.

Old Grey Llama Random Team Picker

Need a starting team for FM24?  The Old Grey Llama has a sixth sense for these things and will get you off on the right hoof.  He will pick you a team from scratch or let you choose a nation first...[..]

Red Llama Club Culture Random Team Picker

The Red Llama believes that a club should be chosen based on its culture and ethos, so that you can tailor your footballing philosophy to the club you start at...[..]

Blue Llama Club Culture Random Team Picker

Need a starting team for FM24?  The Blue Llama lets you pick a side based on a multitude of criteria to get you off to the best possible start.  From club reputation to professional status, he has you covered..[..]


One Hour Rule Calculator

This is something I abide by and I know a fair few other LLaMas do too.  Primarily used when starting at part time/amateur sides, this involves only signing players within an hours drive of your club.  The LLM method for determining this would be to look at the ... Read More
Brown Llama Retro

Championship Manager

The Brown Llama takes you down memory lane giving you the lowdown on the Championship Manager series of games, the predecessor to FM He also offers you the opportunity to try them in your browser or download them to your PC.  All downloads are fully Windows 10 & 11 compatible ...Read More
Anonymous Llama Expansion Leagues

LLaMa Use Of Expansion Leagues 

Due to expansion leagues being a bone of contention amongst LLaMas the anonymous llama explains his methodology for making sure that any add-ons are LLM friendly and within the spirit of the guidelines....Read More
Green Llama Tech

10 Ways To Speed Up FM

Game running slow?  Getting frustrated?The Green Llama gives you all the tips and tricks to speed up your FM experience...Read More

Green Llama Tech

Benchmarking Football Manager 2024

Every year on the Official SIGames forums there is a benchmarking thread which attempts to gauge, via various benchmarks, how fast a system can run Football Manager.   Over the last four years I have taken up the mantle....[..]


Llama Wisdom Generator

Need a nudge in the right direction?  A quick guideline refresher?  The Old (he would say wise) Grey Llama gives you bitesize stipets of LLaMadom to keep you motivated... Read More
Orange Llama Graphics

Recommended Graphics

The Orange Llama scours the web for the best LLaMa friendly graphical add ons so that you don't have to.....Read More
Retro Brown Llama

A look at retro FM kit Styles

Over the years there have been some brilliant kit styles from simple clean designs to the more abstract and unique. ....Read More
Yellow Llama Diaries

Can Greenland become the next Iceland??

The Yellow Llama takes a frosty trip to the Arctic circle to find out
Iceland's incredible performances in recent years have caught the attention of football fans worldwide. The underdogs have brought a wry smile to neutrals pleased that....Read More

Green Llama Tech

Moving an FM Save to Another Computer

What is the best way to move a Football Manager game between different laptops?   Just bought a new computer and want to know how to move your FM save to your shiny new rig?  Need to recover a save from a broken PC?   Well the Green Llama has you covered....[..]

Coming soon.....
Bruk-Bet Mountain Blog
Pilgrim to exile blog
Take it to the Bridge Blog
LLaMa Tour Blog

LLM Community Q&A's

Lower League Manager Forum* regulars explain how they started playing Football Manager the LLM way and why they think it is the most rewarding way to play the game.

*forum sadly no longer running

Further Content

Step By Step Guide to Lower League Management