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Football Star Manager – getting Torquay to the top.

I bought Toms, he looked good, and I liked his name..

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But he was not cheap. He helped get me to 2nd with 3 games to go.

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And I won well..

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And won again.

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And it all came down to the last match.

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And I had a good team

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And I lost! Now I was sweating on the other results..

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But they went my way, phew! Promotion!

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And a healthy financial end to the season filled out by a good cup run.

 

Now for Division 3, next step..

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Football Star Manager Android AND iOS

Just a few days ago, I launched Football Star Manager, my re-creation of the original 1982 Football Manager, onto Android devices in beta. I am happy to say many people are playing and enjoying the game. So now the game is in both major formats. It’s taken over a year to get to this, but it has truly been enjoyable to develop. Maybe that’s why the game is fun too.

It seems to have recaptured what made the original game so popular. It also simple to learn and play, and fast to play, it does not take long for things to happen

Here is how this recreation began, when I started writing it a year ago…

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To play, people join my mailing list on http://bit.ly/ktmail

 

 

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Football Manager rewrite- Torquay’s great escape

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!

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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…

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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 🙂

The beta is not far away and it will give you a chance to feedback on the design and content of the game. If you are not already signed up join my mailing list to take part: bit.ly/ktmail

 

 

 

 

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Real Player names, Real Team Names

I often get asked about using real team and player names in my games, my Football Management games. Originally, way back in 1982, when I started doing this with the first Football Manager, there was no issue with this. Nobody cared about it from the licence owners ..

But, even then in the original Football Manager I included a customise capability, so you can modify the game to include your favourites.

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And, in my recent game, Kevin Toms Football on iOS I included it too.

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You can expect a tool to do this in every game I write, so you will always have access to your favourite team and player names.

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17 days to go… Phew!… etc

The Kickstarter for the rewrite of my original 80s Football Manager has 17 days to go and 90% still to raise. It’s going to be a sweat to succeed but I will try!

I did an update video which also shows a demo of the game work in progress.

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I am going to keep updating during these remaining Kickstarter days. It is a new experience for me, but if it works, it will get the rewrite done, and that is worth a go! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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Sepp Blatter is innocent of course

I am sure Sepp Blatter is innocent, I am sure it is not true that the only reason he has remained president of FIFA is because of verbal threats to the various regional Football Associations that if they did not vote for him, they might find their funding allocation affected. I am sure that isn’t true. I am sure that he is repeatedly re-elected even though he is quite old now, because there are no other candidates better suited to the job. I am sure what keeps him in place is simply his energy, hard work, and … graft 🙂