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.






LLaMa Tour Blog

Pilgrim to exile blog

Bruk-Bet Mountain Blog


Take it to the Bridge Blog


LLM Picker - Football Manager 2023

Old Grey Llama Team Picker

Need a starting team for FM22? 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...[..]


Ethos/Guidelines

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 2023

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....[..]



Ethos/Guidelines

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....[..]



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.


Further Content


Sign up for the LLM Forum

Share your lower league management exploits with us over at the Lower League Manager Forum where you can post about your career and ask any questions you may have about your LLM adventure.