It’s very rare when you are part of a community that exists solely online that you are shocked or sincerely saddened to hear of the death of someone that you never met personally. But today I logged on to the Sports Interactive tactics forum to the shocking news that of early August SFraser had died.
The news was a little slow getting to me due to the fact I wasn’t playing or writing too much about the game over this time I had no reason to go checking the SI forums so forgive my lateness on the issue.
But I felt that it was only right to pay respects to Steven Fraser because of the influence that he has had on this very site.
If you don’t hang around the Sports Interactive forums you probably know very little about Steven, but a passionate Manchester United and Football Manager fan he would debate in-depth and with steel his view regarding both. Considered one of the forefront thinkers in Football Manager tactics he embraced the simulation aspect of Football Manager and wrote many guides that informed, educated and entertained.
Infact much of his writing has inspired a lot of my latest posts. As you will have seen me mention in a lot of his ideas of staff and youth development all of which ideas I wish to take further in 2012.
His opinion and personality could really heat debates up and may not have pleased everyone he was someone that everyone held with great esteem and respect and what a better tribute could their be other than his own work? All of which you can find below:
I like the idea I seen in the tribute thread of making Steven a coaching regen for Man U in the game… I think a subtle and fitting tribute for what he has contributed to the community and Sports Interactive.