Newest Review: ... are extensive and allow you to pick your players, substitutions formation, tactics such as long ball and tackling aggression and how at... more
Free footy manager game
Member Name: Superjim03
Advantages: Free fun football manager sim
Disadvantages: Not a huge amount to do once the team is set up
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league (or whichever team you are managing plays) and whilst this is realistic it does seem to be about five years out of date, it's certainly a few years since Bradford City enjoyed these lofty Premier League heights.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.
Summary: Worth a look for footy fans