Rewriting the original Football Manager has been a pleasure and fun. Playing it is even better. I talk about the experience of playing because this is what the game is all about, how it feels when you play.
I was playing as Torquay United, in the second division, to get there I had clocked up a lot of debt, about 80 million towards the end of the season. I deliberately cut back on and sold players to reduce the debt, and it was working, but at the expense of team performance. A 4-3 defeat at Blackburn pushed me down to bottom place with just 1 game to go!
My last match was against Newcastle. I scraped together all my best players and sweated it out. I had to win, 0-0 for a long time then close to the end…
What a relief!
I really felt the stress. If I had been relegated with so much debt, I would have been fired as Manager. Now I have another season to build. This is what the game is all about 🙂
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