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SoccerManager.com is free of charge. You manage your team using your web browser. Matches are played at least twice a week. You can log on at any time to check the status of your squad, check results and fixtures, make player transfers or just have a chat with the rapidly expanding SoccerManager.com community!

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      09.03.2014 13:40

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      i have played this game for around a year or so with different teams and to be honest got so fed up with some of the stupid score lines, ie i was barcelona and when i played against some of the computer teams that were rated around 87 and my team 94 there goalie would play a blinder and save everything while they would have 3 shots on goal and score all 3.the results seem to be based on your goalie playing poorly or their goalie having a blinder regardless of how good your players are. rubbish game dont waste your time.

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      06.02.2012 16:59
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      Worth a look for footy fans

      I stumbled on this Internet site a few weeks ago while browsing the Internet in a glassy-eyes late night fashion. I thought it might be worth a look and signed up with the usual e-mail address and password requirements.
      I logged in the next day and before I knew what was going on I found myself the proud new manager of Stoke City FC. The basic idea of the game is to manage your allocated team to football greatness in the style of your choosing. The options are extensive and allow you to pick your players, substitutions formation, tactics such as long ball and tackling aggression and how attacking or defensive you want the team to play.

      There is also an in depth transfer system which enables the manager to sell poorly performing or aging players and replace with highly rated new ones. Subject to sufficient funds in the virtual account of course.

      The main body of the game is in the Premier league (or whichever team you are managing plays) and whilst this is realistic it does seem to be about five years out of date, it's certainly a few years since Bradford City enjoyed these lofty Premier League heights. The players are also actual players which makes the game more fun than other comparable games. Freindly games can also be arranged with fellow human players or the computer controlled teams although I haven't worked out what the benefit of taking part in these is. There is also the opportunity to manage international teams although this seems to involve a paid subscription. The rest of the managerial simulation is free to play.

      I have only played about four games and after a couple of heavy defeats I seem to have the team playing a bit more cohesively and managed a 3-0 win against Tottenham in my last game.

      Whilst the game is fun there doesn't seem to be a great deal to do once you have set up the team style and squad and done a few transfers. Maybe I haven't found some of the other options yet, similar games involve more scouting for young players, stadium management, interaction with the press etc. i will update the review if I discover any further options.

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        08.12.2011 12:45

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        I've been playing another, even more virtual manager game for almost 4 years now and started additionally my SM career 6 months ago. In comparison it is way more fun to have real players regarding their skills and their reputation in real life. The down side of SM is the commercial aspect as you can only participate in certain championships, manage a national squad and opt for a really good team in a new league if you pay the monthly fee - which is way too high. Another unbearably bad thing is the lack of communication with the officials - it's practically absent, almost as if you deal with a ghost.The bottom line is, if you do not take this game too seriously it is fun and a good distraction from work.

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        22.07.2011 19:18
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        Top free football management game!

        This online role playing game is the best in its class and it is free!

        If you want to put yourself in the footsteps of managers such as Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger then sign up to this game!

        Once you get the grasp of where everything is and how to do things on your home then its a breeze!

        The player database is HUGE and is updated daily!!

        Player ratings are changed constantly in realtime so you can become and entrepreneur and buy players who you think will rise in ratings and then sell later for a profit!

        Take control of your very own squad and lead them to victory and silverware!

        Lots of formations and tactics to be changed, choose who will be your target man or playmaker, choose who takes the free kicks and penalties!

        Compete against hundreds of thousands of other managers and attempt to become the best!

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        26.07.2010 13:27
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        Great game you must try it out if your a football fanatic.

        If you have a great passions for football and are highly addicted to games like football manager and championship manager then you will love this. The only difference between those and this website is that soccer manager is completely free no charge what so ever you can even manage two clubs a once.

        Iv been on this website for around one year now and i think its fantastic. But in a way very unrealistic for example I'm Burnley and i have just bought Alexander del piero and xabi alonso. Aslong as you are at a club with money you can buy anyone you want. For example on my other club i am Blackburn and i was given 150 million transfer budget at the start of the season i could buy anyone.

        But there are many positives to this website you can play in the same league and challenge all your friends when its like this it is very fun and exciting to beat your friends. You cant get sacked at your club who ever you are i am 3 million in debt i have not been sacked you could take that factor either way.

        The layout is very easy to use for example tactics, league tables and even newspaper articles which can e written by anyone in the same game world that means league.

        Overall soccer manager does live up to the great football manager i still cant believe its free but you can upgrade if you wish to pay for a big price tag which is not worth it.

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        21.03.2010 11:08
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        Excellent game to play with your friends!

        Throughout the majority of my teenage years, I had a couple of teams in play-by-mail/play-by-e-mail fantasy football games - the best being In Off the Post but after several years certain setups become quiet and the game becomes a bit hackneyed, although the brilliant thing about IOTP is surely the amazingly up to date and deep database. I gave it up completely when I was about 18 only to return for a short time about two years ago, the game no longer whet my appetite anymore and I saw it as a waste of money.

        Like many other men (and some women too) out there, I still get drawn in by football management games and the Football Manager range does a lot to ease the need for footie management gaming! Facebook have teamed up with soccermanager.com to provide what has to be one of the best real player football management games on the net and all for free!

        I've not been playing that long on this game but I'm already well at home, I've got a decent knowledge for players around the world and the database is very large with the player ratings just about spot on. The transfer market is a bit easier to negotiate than in real life which takes away a bit from the realism but makes gaming more fun.

        I've steered Nottingham Forest into 1st position in our division and signed some gems for the future, control of tactics and transfers is all very straight-forward and this is an awesome platform to play against your mates and then gloat about beating them by publishing the results on facebook!

        Check it out now, you won't regret it!

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        21.02.2010 17:11
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        10 / 10

        This is an online football management simulation game, which is free to play for anyone.

        Firstly you'll have to register an account, which is quick and easy. You just have to enter all the normal details and go through the normal process.

        Once you're registered and logged in you can set about picking the team you want to manage. There are hundreds of different "worlds", each containing various teams in a super league format. There are more than one team within the game, but only one per world.

        You could either just go into a random world or you can use the search function to look for a specific one if you have friends already playing.

        As a free member you can manage up to 2 clubs, although I prefer to just take control of one. I don't see the point in managing two clubs; I would just be trying to buy the same players. The only reason to manage two teams would be to make your manager stats better; this could backfire though and make your stats worse.

        You can pay a membership fee to become a 'gold member'. The advantages of this include:

        International Management
        Create your own game world
        Support tickets prioritised
        More tournaments to play

        You can buy various levels of gold membership, these are:

        £1.99 - 1 month
        £14.99 - 1 year
        £19.98 - 2 year

        There are multiple payment methods including the usual credit / debit cards. Paypal is also an option, which I always think is good.

        Once you have got your club(s) picked you set about doing the normal management things.

        There are plenty of various formations, which you can use, and you can set instructions to players like who is the playmaker and who takes the penalties, etc

        Selecting your team works much in the same way as Football Manager, by simply dragging players onto the tactics board, but you will have to confirm the changes or it will just go back to the way you found it.

        You don't actually get to see the game being played, so you can set instruction for certain periods in the game, such as to defend if winning or to bring on a substitute at half-time. Creating subs can be a good idea since players do tire and will have to be rested at times.

        Once you have the tactics sorted out you can start thinking about buying and selling some players. The transfer market is a lot better than I expected. You search for the player you are looking for and then make a bid for the player.

        This can be quite frustrating if you make a bid for someone and the manager of the team hasn't logged in for a few days and you are left waiting. Each world does have a limit though and if you don't login within a certain amount of days you are sacked as manager.

        Another good thing about the game is that despite the limited number of teams in each world (usually about 30) you can buy players in from other worlds, which greatly increases your scope for buying players.

        Another aspect of the game worth mentioning is the finance system. It works in the way you would expect of a proper club, with money coming in form tickets, TV revenue and merchandise and money going out due to players wages.

        The layout of the game and the website is also good. It takes a little while at first to figure out where everything is, but you soon get the hang of it. For such a detailed online game the layout is very good and allows you to just get on with playing.

        The last thing is of course the matches themselves. You will usually have a round 2 games per week depending on cup involvement. You receive an email once the games are played telling you the results are in. Then you go to the website and can either just click to see the score or go through a very long, boring and dragged out commentary of the game.

        Overall soccermanager.com is an excellent game. Since you can play it for free it is well worth joining for fans of management sims. It is very realistic but not Football Manager standard. The basics like the transfer market, tactics, finances and player condition (mood, morale, fitness) are all there, all within a well laid out game and website. Excellent.

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          16.05.2009 01:49
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          A very very godd game, give it try to see for yourself!!!

          This is a free to play or subscription based on line soccer management sim. It is highly addictive, I can vouch for that.

          The selection of clubs to pick from is second only to Football Manager on the PC. Be it Glentoran, Porto, ManU, or Boca Juniors they are all there to choose from.

          Getting started. You will need to sign up and register first before picking your side, most people will sign up for free at first to test it, there are some perks to getting a subscription which I will detail later. Once you are registered you will select the side you wish to manage and you will be given a range of leagues that have that team available for you, a lot of the bigger clubs are generally unavailable as you would imagine they are very popular. The leagues available range from English championship, Euro, World Leagues to well whatever the league creator wants in their game.

          Once in the game it is very detailed, a lot more detailed than a lot of management sims out there that cost you £40 a pop.

          Tactics. You select your best eleven by simply clicking and dragging your reserves/subs onto the starting line-up. There is a detailed formations section here also where you choose your formation, style of play, crossing , passing, tackling, to be honest it covers most aspects I can think of. You will also select your kick takers, captain and throw in takers here. In the tactics section you will also choose your in game substitutions, you can create new ones each time you change your line-up and you pre-determine when they are made, 1-0 up or 1-0 down, 60 min or 75 min, the choice is yours. Obviously there are a few more options than those I have detailed for subs.

          Transfers. There is a full transfer market in operation, but the window period will be set by the game creator so have a look at the game rules so you can balance your team. You can choose from an extensive transfer or loan market or if there is a particular player you are after you can search for him and place your offer for him that way. There are also some free signings available for nominal fees and you will need to set this criteria when searching for a player to see all the available free's.

          Game World. Through the drop down boxes on the top of your page you will be able to view all the leagues in your game, have a detailed look at your player, match reports, your fixtures ect, everything is covered.

          Finances. You have a finances section, and for me this is the only let down, it is pretty basic with no wage/transfer budgets, you just spend what you have, its the only part of the game that really lacks realism. A bit more freedom with your finances and the ability to negotiate contracts would really give this game the edge.

          Subscription. Its pretty low, you usually get an offer for a years subscription for around £10 to £15 and for this subscription you can manage international sides and be part of "elite" leagues where you need passwords and the game play is a bit more advanced with champions league type tournaments. I haven't tried the subscription so excuse my lack of details.

          Another great thing is that you can manage two sides al be it in different game worlds but its a nice feature. You can also get offered new jobs and your chairman can sack you.

          If your hooked on footy and have a bit of spare time this is a must, its probably a bit to detailed for the odd day fan. You will find yourself caught up in this game and really getting into it, I can never wait to get my results on Tuesdays and Saturdays, these are the designated game days..

          Jump in and be prepared to get hooked!!

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          24.01.2009 20:14
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          A football game for the masses

          Soccermanager.com is a totally free football management game that brings you a real sense of ownership of your very own football club.

          The best aspect of the game is being able to be in a league with your friends and also complete strangers and have real football banter that goes back and forth as results come in and transfers are dealt with.

          To begin with, you need to sign up and upon doing so you will be given a managerial rating of 40. This goes up by 1 point a week regardless of performance. You are given two team slots in which you can enter game rooms and choose an available team to manage. If you are lucky, you will land on one of the just created games that are started daily and will be able to land one of the big clubs like Manchester United, Milan or Real Madrid. In all likelihood those teams will be taken and you will have to go for lesser teams in hop of maybe landing one of those jobs when they become available.

          Once assigned to a club, you can handle everything team related and the board will do the rest. Player transfers involve straight cash, swap deals and loan deals and can prove to be really rewarding once complete. Tactics are important and things like form, morale and fitness need to be considered at all times. It is not simply a case of putting the top rated 11 players on the pitch.

          You can of course face the sack for poor performances, just like anyone else.

          After 5 weeks and upon getting a 45 managerial rating, you get a 3rd team slot to work with.

          Matches are played generally every 3 days, so if you work your 3 clubs right you could have a game a night. Cups also get put into the calendar.

          Should you get really into this game, you can purchase a gold membership for £15 and this will allow you to create games as well as manage up to 10 clubs.

          It is a great concept and one every football fan should try.

          My husband and I love to see who can finish highest.

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            20.08.2008 11:14
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            A really good online managment you can enjoy with others around the world

            Soccer manager is a free to play online football managment simulator game.

            Its quick and easy to set up and as stated its free to anyone and everyone.

            You start out by registering your details then you can jump straight in and pick the team of your choice depending on availability. With new setups being creted every few hours its not hard to choose a team that you like.

            You can choose to play in a number of countries ranging from England across to the rest of europe.

            The game itself contains actual real players and it is your job to pick and manage the team as well as set tactics, make substitutions, balance the books and jump into the transfer market to make that big signing.

            The game does offer people the chance to become a Gold member which gives them exclusive access to things like being able to manage up to 10 different clubs in different setups rather than the 2 allocated for free members. Also they can create and setup their own leagues. Want to have Manchester United in the same division as Real Madrid? No problem this can be done.

            The game itself is open to the community so the developers rely on feedback and suggestions to help improve the game so if you think you have an idea that you would like to see incorporated into the game you can create a support ticket which they will review and implement if it can be done.

            Games are played two times per week with the odd cup game thrown in between and all you have to do is make sure you have set your team up hours before hand and sit back and your ready to go.

            Fans of football manager should enjoy this game. Although no way near as complex as football manager it is a good game to play and will keep you occupied at work.

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              19.08.2008 17:28
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              Free Online Soccer Managment

              Soccermanager.com is a free to everyone, online football management simulator. Members can choose from a huge selection of teams, from playing in a traditional real life English league or managing a team in Spain, Italy etc. 2 New setups per day are created which usually involve a rush of people trying to get in straight away to get Man U, Chelsea and the other top teams. If your patient with this and try each day you'll get a big team sooner or later. There are other member's leagues from people who have become Gold Members (more in a second) and can feature all sorts of different league layouts and mixtures of teams.

              It's simple to register with little difference from any other websites about. You can pay £10 for a Gold Membership which will allow you to manage up to 10 teams at once (free membership goes up to 3 at once depending on length of membership), and get to be the moderator for their own league, but this review is about the free section of the game.

              Matches are played twice a week (usually saturday and wednesday nights) with the user selecting his team, formation, subs and tactics. Once the match has been played you can them go into a match report and see exactly what happened in your match in text format. Everything from possession, amount of shots on target, formations, line ups etc are included in here.

              Player skill ratings are based on real life player performances (with ratings going from 60-99 generally, with 90 and above generally being international quality players), with the SM moderators reviewing different leagues and players on a week to week basis. A great tactic for your team is to buy young players that are doing well in real life but may not be very good in SM. You can purchase them cheap then if your guess is right they may get better and have a large sell on value.

              There are many extra features such as player shortlists, a newspaper you can write your own articles for, top 20's for transfers etc, club and set up histories, and much more.

              The game has a built in cheat prevention system to try and prevent people signing up to multiple accounts and taking more than one team in the same setup, or trying to buy/sell players between themselves. Occasionally a transfer that has nothing wrong with it will get blocked which can be frustrating. I just lost out on Benzema because of this.

              The interface is easy to look at and even easier to navigate with all sections across the top of the screen with drop down menus for each one.

              It's a game for the long haul but also one you don't need to spend too much time on, logging in 2-3 times a week should be sufficient unless you have competition to buy a player. If your looking for a league to get into and are not bothered about getting a big team come join English Championship 112, where I'm Leeds United in the top division (and former title winners lol).

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