Six Ways To Make Football Manager More Realistic. Probably.


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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8 Responses

  1. I am now going to be unable to play Football Manager/Champ Man until a “sartorial code” is introduced! I’d try (and fail) to pull off “the Vialli”

  2. Great article.

    I also think Sports Interactive should take customers mobile phone numbers and twitter accounts as part of the registration process, not telling the user what they’re actually for – a campaign of hate.

  3. copinghagen says:

    How about the ability to orchestrate campaigns of hate against referees and other match day officials who offend you by perpetrating such crimes as “being in charge of important-ish matches that you don’t win” and the like?

  4. Dave says:

    Good point – how any way we can get those pesky refs who only give you 4 minutes injury time a game out? They just don’t give you a chance. Bastards.

  5. Row Z says:

    I’m firmly in the Championship manager category too! Football manager games will never be realistic until they develop the type of holo-deck technology they had on Star Trek the Next Generation – now that I’d like to see.

  6. Jam says:

    I was always more of a SWOS man myself. CM never really got a look in.
    Like the ideas though. Perhaps a post-match interview sub-game would be good where you have a certain number of clichés to squeeze into a 30 second response. Kind of like a verbal Tetris. Bonus points for criticising the ref without getting fined.

  7. Zig says:

    For those who remember the first game in this genre back in 1982 on the ZX Spectrum, it will always only be Football Manager.

  8. Paddy Megroyn says:

    Sartorial selection would be great. If it’s raining, do I opt for the trench coat or be the wally with the brolly? If it’s really cold, should I wear a snood?

    How about post-match interaction with your counterpart while on the touchline? Skip handshake or snide remark while patting him on the head.

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