fmanman.jpg The always wonderful Wonderland blog (which was mentioned in Entertainment Weekly recently, congrats Alice!) has managed to spot a fun story about a UK soccer fan applying for a soccer management job, and citing his experience playing the Football Manager video game as his main qualification.

According to the application letter: "My Football Manager 2005 experience has included league, Cup and European experience and has allowed me to become an expert in work permits, scouting, tactics, and man management." And really, it is a good question - since poker players go from playing online poker to winning the World Series of Poker, why can't armchair coaches do the same?

Even better, in this case, the Chairman of the real-life soccer club in question, Middlesbrough, replied, commenting: "Quite frankly we were of the opinion that your tenure with us would have been short lived, as your undoubted talent would result in one of the big European clubs seeking your services." That showed him!