Football Manager

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Retro Football: EA Sports Write Letter To ‘Football Manager’ Designers To Reject Their ‘Unappealing’ Concept, 1991 (Photo)

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Football Manager: Alienator of spouses, eater of social lives

Back in the early 1990s, EA Sports were approached by the creatorsof the 'Football Manager' series and asked if they had any interest in developing the game they had designed in their bedroom.

Brothers Paul and Oliver Collyer were hoping to publishtheir simple football management simulator game called 'European Champions', but EA passed on the basis that there was no way on Earth they'd be able to successfully flog a sports game that featuredno "live action" .

Football Manager Director Reveals He Apologised To Harry Kane For Making His Stats So Rubbish

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The man behind the Football Manager game franchise has revealed he once felt the need to apologise to Harry Kane for saddling the Tottenham striker with less-than-stellar stats in previous editions of the ever-popular managerial sim.

Miles Jacobson, sports director of Sports Interactive (the company that develop Football Manager) revealed in an interview with the Daily Mirror that he personally apologised to Kane for misjudging his potential after being approached by the Spurs man at an awards bash.

Miles Jacobson interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.11.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Miles Jacobson, the studio director at Sports Interactive, the company that's responsible for the classic Football Manager computer game.

In the interview with Miles, he discusses the new features in Football Manager 2016, how statistics have enhanced the game, which footballers play the game, the story of how Rangers used Football Manager to try to scout one of the greatest players in the world before he was famous, how the game is being used as a scouting tool for clubs, how Brentford use technology and a moneyball approach to get an edge, how data changes everything, the partnership between Watford FC and Football Manager, and much more.

Miles Jacobson interview; World Soccer Talk Radio (11.11.15)

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with Miles Jacobson, the studio director at Sports Interactive, the company that's responsible for the classic Football Manager computer game.

In the interview with Miles, he discusses the new features in Football Manager 2016, how statistics have enhanced the game, which footballers play the game, the story of how Rangers used Football Manager to try to scout one of the greatest players in the world before he was famous, how the game is being used as a scouting tool for clubs, how Brentford use technology and a moneyball approach to get an edge, how data changes everything, the partnership between Watford FC and Football Manager, and much more.

Football Manager Classic 2015 review; Game for mobile devices is a winner

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In the past few years, the only thing I hated about playing any Football Manager game on my laptop while sitting on the couch was playing Football Manager on my laptop while sitting on the couch!

Finally, Sports Interactive has given us the game on our mobile devices that we deserve with a title that snuck onto mobile platforms late into the season.

Football Manager Classic 2015 review; Game for mobile devices is a winner

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In the past few years, the only thing I hated about playing any Football Manager game on my laptop while sitting on the couch was playing Football Manager on my laptop while sitting on the couch!

Finally, Sports Interactive has given us the game on our mobile devices that we deserve with a title that snuck onto mobile platforms late into the season.

Football Manager 2015 Review

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Football Manager 2015 Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The wait is almost over. Sports Interactive has crafted yet another great Football Manager experience for the football fans and passionate gamers all over the world; the game is due to release in four days time on various platforms.

Watch the Football Manager 2015 TV Commercial [VIDEO]

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Sports Interactive has released its brand-new TV commercial to promote Football Manager 2015, the new version of the football manager simulation game that is adored by millions worldwide.

There are no stars and few surprises in the TV commercial, but it does a good job at summing up many of the questions you'll have to ponder in the game.

Football Manager 2015 Features Enhanced Graphics, Scouting and Management [VIDEO]

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Sports Interactive has launched a new video to reveal the new features coming to Football Manager, which will be available for purchase on November 7 (or available two weeks earlier for customers who pre-order the game).

The 30 minute video (see below) is definitely worth watching as it contains an overwhelming amount of information.

WATCH ‘An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary’ [VIDEO]

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Sports Interactive, the makers of the famous Football Manager computer game, have produced a brand-new film entitled "An Alternative Reality: The Football Manager Documentary," which debuted across the UK and Ireland on October 7, and is now available for viewing on the web.

The 80-minute+ documentary examines the enduring appeal of one of the most popular computer simulation games.

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Football Manager 2017: Launch date, Price, Steam discounts and Beta version info

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Sports Interactive have announced that the latest version of Football Manager will be launched on the 4th of November this year.

Football is back ✅
Football Manager 2017 is coming

10 highest paid players at Chelsea, three shock inclusions

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10 highest paid players at Chelsea, three shock inclusions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are only behind the two Manchester clubs when it comes to the Premier League wage bill and here at Soccerlens we look at the ten highest paid players at Stamford Bridge.

Although there are no means of confirmation that these figures are spot on, the data collected by Football Manager tend to be extremely accurate and based on direct information from clubs and reputed media outlets.

5 Best Free Agent Transfers on Football Manager 2016

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5 Best Free Agent Transfers on Football Manager 2016 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football Manager 2016 is set for official release later today and if you have already played the BETA version and are looking for some transfer tips, you have come to the right place.

Not every you are managing will be afford to buy high profile players or any player at all.

11 World class bargain transfers from Football Manager 2016

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11 World class bargain transfers from Football Manager 2016 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football Manager2016 is set for official launch later today and for an avid fan of the game like me, it is time to kiss my social life goodbye.

Football Manager is easily the closest thing to the real job and the new set of features introduced in this version of the game is already earning ravereviews.

50 Football Manager 2016 Wonderkids

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50 Football Manager 2016 Wonderkids - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football Manager 2016 is set for official launch later this month and for an avid fan of the game like me, it is time to kiss my social life goodbye.

Football Manager is easily the closest thing to the real job and the new set of features introduced in this version of the game is already earning rave reviews.

Eden Hazard & Erik Lamela the world’s best, Luis Suarez at West Brom! The football world in 2042 as told through Football Manager: Part II

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Northampton Town in the Premier League, Aguero the World Cup-winning manager! The football world in 2042 as told through Football Manager: Part I

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Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11

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Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens has teamed up with Draft11.com to offer all of our readers the opportunity to win a brand new copy of Sport Interactive's Football Manager 2015.

Draft11.com is a fantasy soccer website that brings a new dynamic to the more traditional fantasy soccer system.

Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11

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Win a Copy of Football Manager 2015 with Draft11 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccerlens has teamed up with Draft11.com to offer all of our readers the opportunity to win a brand new copy of Sport Interactive's Football Manager 2015.

Draft11.com is a fantasy soccer website that brings a new dynamic to the more traditional fantasy soccer system.

Product Review of Football Manager 2015 and FM 2015 Handheld Games

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In playing Football Manager 15, it's sometimes hard to imagine how Sega and Sports Interactive can still come up with a yearly iterationthat'sfresh and interesting, which is no less true with other annualsports franchises such as Madden and FIFA. Somehow, though, they've pulled it off. I haven't played Football Manager for the last 2 years, so I can really see how it's improved.

Product Review of Football Manager 2015 and FM 2015 Handheld Games

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In playing Football Manager 15, it's sometimes hard to imagine how Sega and Sports Interactive can still come up with a yearly iterationthat'sfresh and interesting, which is no less true with other annualsports franchises such as Madden and FIFA. Somehow, though, they've pulled it off. I haven't played Football Manager for the last 2 years, so I can really see how it's improved.

Football Manager 2015 Transfers: Value for money signings

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Football Manager 2015 Transfers: Value for money signings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's that time of the year again! I wasn't talking about the international break, now that would be rather depressing. What's not depressing is, I am glad to have my coping mechanism back. Yes, I was referring to Football Manager 15.

Premier League Teams to Use Football Manager Database to Buy Players

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Several Premier League clubs are set to start utilizing the database of players used by computer game Football Manager to help scout out talent across the globe.

Everton has been reported to be using the database for a number of years, which delivers highly specific and accurate information about players in a wide range of leagues across the world.

Football Manager 2016

Football Manager 2016: Devastating 4-1-2-3 tactics [Download]

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Football Manager 2016: Devastating 4-1-2-3 tactics [Download] - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football Manager changed more than just its name since initial release in 1992. Tactics have come a long way, the old slider system which enabled us to tinker with every inch of a system has gone.

Win yourself a free copy of Football Manager 2016, two simple instructions

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Win yourself a free copy of Football Manager 2016, two simple instructions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football Manager is back with its most realistic and detailed version of the game yet.

Sports Interactive launched the game officially last month and by simply sharing a tweet and following us on social media, you could be in with a chance to win a free copy of Football Manager 2016!

Football Manager 2016: All New Squad Launched

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First look at Football Manager 2016, the latest version of the classic soccer game

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Every year, soccer fans get excited for the new titles of Konami's PES and EA's FIFA video game franchises. As much fun as they can be, those whowant a more immersive experience are excited for the latest releaseof Football Manager.

Football Manager 2016, scheduled for release on November 13, definitely follows the adage of ‘if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

First look at Football Manager 2016, the latest version of the classic soccer game

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Every year, soccer fans get excited for the new titles of Konami's PES and EA's FIFA video game franchises. As much fun as they can be, those whowant a more immersive experience are excited for the latest releaseof Football Manager.

Football Manager 2016, scheduled for release on November 13, definitely follows the adage of ‘if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Football Manager 2016: Launch date confirmed and all key features about the game revealed

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Football Manager 2016: Launch date confirmed and all key features about the game revealed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sega and Sports Interactive have confirmed Football Manager 2016 will be released in three versions and PC and Macintosh simulation scheduled to release later this year on November 13.

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Review of Football Manager Touch 2016, a streamlined, faster-paced FM experience

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Sega surprised many soccerfans by releasing a Football Manager Classic game near the end of last season and giving many mobile managers a much better on-the-go experience. Football Manager Classic 15 was very close to the same experience that you get on the PC but not without its flaws.

Review of Football Manager Touch 2016, a streamlined, faster-paced FM experience

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Sega surprised many soccerfans by releasing a Football Manager Classic game near the end of last season and giving many mobile managers a much better on-the-go experience. Football Manager Classic 15 was very close to the same experience that you get on the PC but not without its flaws.

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Twitch is a surprising home for FIFA, PES and Football Manager addicts

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If you've heard of twitch.tv, it's likely through one of two ways. One, you've been on the site yourself. Or two, you possibly heard about the absurdly popular Twitch Plays Pokemon phenomenon from a year ago. Either way, you might not know that Twitch is the home for a few of the most popular soccer games currently on the market including FIFA and Football Manager, and the site is surprisingly easy to use and a lot of fun to enjoy.

Twitch is a surprising home for FIFA, PES and Football Manager addicts

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If you've heard of twitch.tv, it's likely through one of two ways. One, you've been on the site yourself. Or two, you possibly heard about the absurdly popular Twitch Plays Pokemon phenomenon from a year ago. Either way, you might not know that Twitch is the home for a few of the most popular soccer games currently on the market including FIFA and Football Manager, and the site is surprisingly easy to use and a lot of fun to enjoy.

Football Manager 2015

Football Manager 2015 Launched – This Time It’s Personal

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SEGA Europe Ltd and Sports Interactive have release the highly-anticipated Football Manager 2015. The popular [...]

Football Manager 2015: Tracksuit Manager v Tactical Manager

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Football Manager 2015: Tracksuit Manager v Tactical Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Book it in your diary, November 7th, the day Football Manager 2015 is fully released. Known for their attention to detail, Sports Interactive have added a host of new features, from a revamped match day experience to the new interface.

Football Manager 2015: Screenshots

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Football Manager 2015: Screenshots - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

SEGA's best-selling game series Football Manager 2015 will be released on November 7th, 2014 for Windows PC, Mac and Linux.

The latest release will feature a huge number of improvements over the previous seasons, mainly designed to make the experience of managing a club more personal.

Football Manager 2015 Features Video

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Football Manager 2015 Features Video - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The wait is almost over. Football fans and passionate gamers all around the world can enjoy the brand new Football Manager 2015, as the much anticipated game will be releasingin exactly one month time from now.

Like every year, Sega interactive has come up with some cool new features; the new additions arehighly absorbing, thrilling, and challenging.

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RB Leipzig youth focus an exciting antidote to the hate

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Tottenham: Andros Townsend’s Girlfriend Takes Issue With Fine After Mistaking Football Manager For Real Life

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As the line between Football Manager and reality becomes ever more blurred, it would appear that people are now struggling to distinguish between the two.

Take Andros Townsend's girlfriend Hazel O'Sullivan for example, who yesterday made one heck of a gaffe after confronting the Tottenham winger over a supposed "fine" he'd landed for being late to training a fine she'd read about on the computer.

Seattle Sounders Wins MLS Cup in ‘Football Manager’ Simulation

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The makers of theFootball Manager computer game, fromSports Interactive and Sega Europe, have run the 2014 MLS Playoffs through its game to simulate who will be crowned 2014 MLS Cup champions.

According to the data, the 2014 MLS Cup champions will be Seattle Sounders, led by Clint Dempsey.