Football Manager 2010
In This Iteration of Football Manager the most popular choice of team, outside of the Big Four, has probably been Notts County. The unenlightened might wonder why a team languishing in the nether regions of English professional soccerball would be the must-be team this year. It's because of the fact they're owned by, er, well, nobody really actually knows who owns them. Some sort of amalgamation of offshore holding corporations, Arabic companies and Swiss banks last I heard.
Anyway, just like the FA, FM's fit and proper persons test sees the mysterious men behind the Notts County scenes as being OK, so you get two wedges of money a year to spend, putting you far above every other team in the league.
You're spending $500k on Championship players, while, say, Northampton are scraping together enough Tesco coupons to pay the new YTS trainee. This does make playing the game rather easy, at least until you move up the divisions, but it's also a good way of getting used to all the new systems and strategies that have been introduced in the new version, all presented, of course, in a now-visually-appealing 3D match engine.
So, another year, another Football Manager and another triumph for Sports Interactive. Excuse me for a minute then, I've got to negotiate a new deal for Salif The Sheriff' Diao, my midfield enforcer.
Download Football Manager 2010
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP