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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 30 Aug 21 4.13pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

One for the older folk on here. Anyone liked playing football manager games on the spectrum/C64 in the 80s?? Just found out that one of the classics from back then is available as an app for phones - Football manager which was one of the first management games ever.

I remember having it on the C64 and mates having it on the spectrum. Graphics are stick men and the gameplay is so simple its nothing like now. Might have to get a copy though and relive some memories. Available on apple and android phones. Costs a fiver.

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 30 Aug 21 4.19pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I've got a Spectrum in the loft, but never had a football game. Orbiter was one of my favourites.

Still this new version looks fun. Might be worth a punt.

 


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View grumpymort's Profile grumpymort Flag UK/Thailand 30 Aug 21 4.24pm Send a Private Message to grumpymort Add grumpymort as a friend

I prefer to player the old Champ Managers 93-94 great times.

Here is a link to them [Link]

These work on Win 10 (emu is included and pre setup)

Edited by grumpymort (30 Aug 2021 4.28pm)

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Online Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 30 Aug 21 4.31pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I remember it well. There was a game called Football Director, which was mail order only, and miles better.
You could press the break key on the Sinclair version of Football Manager, and put in Let "m" = 99999999 and have that amount of money. The only graphics you got were the block guy knocking a nearly square ball into an empty net. Attributes were 1-9. Were there names and real teams? Can't remember.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I remember it well. There was a game called Football Director, which was mail order only, and miles better.
You could press the break key on the Sinclair version of Football Manager, and put in Let "m" = 99999999 and have that amount of money. The only graphics you got were the block guy knocking a nearly square ball into an empty net. Attributes were 1-9. Were there names and real teams? Can't remember.

Football Director was brilliant spent a whole some getting Palace to the 1st division and Europe. Had to save the game at the end of the every season and every time you won more then two games on the trot it would automatically go up a difficulty level. In the days if seriously limited memory Barinski was the player who always scored against us in European matches.

 


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Originally posted by Ketteridge

Football Director was brilliant spent a whole some getting Palace to the 1st division and Europe. Had to save the game at the end of the every season and every time you won more then two games on the trot it would automatically go up a difficulty level. In the days if seriously limited memory Barinski was the player who always scored against us in European matches.


Yeah, I loved football director - the game was so tough though. Yeah, as soon as you went on a decent run it would turn the level up and you'd get injured players if the balance of the team wasn't right.
Very simple compared to today's games but still a great game.

Edited by sitdownstandup (30 Aug 2021 6.44pm)

 


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Originally posted by sitdownstandup


Yeah, I loved football director - the game was so tough though. Yeah, as soon as you went on a decent run it would turn the level up and you'd get injured players if the balance of the team wasn't right.
Very simple compared to today's games but still a great game.

Edited by sitdownstandup (30 Aug 2021 6.44pm)

I bet Mr Parish used to play it.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 30 Aug 21 8.46pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

I used to love a bit of Sensible Soccer on the Amiga. Retro games are underrated.

 

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Originally posted by BlueJay

I used to love a bit of Sensible Soccer on the Amiga. Retro games are underrated.

I seem to remember our kit on the cover - the Sash. Could be wrong.
Emylin Hughes' Soccer was great on the C64.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I seem to remember our kit on the cover - the Sash. Could be wrong.
Emylin Hughes' Soccer was great on the C64.


Yeah, I loved Emlyn Hughes soccer. Was a great game. It started off as international soccer on the 64 and came as a cartridge. Remember playing against mates at my house on it. Good thing about Emlyn Hughes was that you could change the players names if my memory serves me right. I remember places like Dixons and shops selling tvs used to leave the game playing and I'd watch some of the matches. (Apart from Match of the Day It was about the only footy you could watch on tv back then!!!!)

 


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I had a football management game for my Amiga 500. Can't remember the exact name of it but there were no real teams or player names. It was all Tom Smith, Harry Jones, Neville Brooks playing for London Rovers etc. Real generic and simple English names.

I much preferred the football 'sim' games - Sensible Soccer is the classic one. If you took the KO really quickly you could run in a straight line to the goal and score before the centre-backs could close the gap. Benfica were the best team in it from what I can remember.

I had another one on the Amiga called Goal, where the players were a bit bigger on the screen.

The major step up came when I got FIFA International for my birthday. It had commentary, and my mum and dad paid 100 to get an additional 100mb of RAM for our computer (from Allders in Croydon - they had a pretty cool computer department on the top floor where you could play some games) so that I could play it with commentary on. As that was the minimum RAM requirement the commentary still didn't play properly - it couldn't keep up with the game. I never told my parents that as I knew they'd spent a small fortune on the upgrade and didn't want them to feel bad.

I peaked at football games in FIFA '99, I made my own team, put myself in the game and played right-back - had Oliver Bierhoff, Michael Owen and George Weah up front and all other other best players in the game. That team is probably still sat on a PlayStation memory card in a landfill site somewhere in the world.

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

I seem to remember our kit on the cover - the Sash. Could be wrong.
Emylin Hughes' Soccer was great on the C64.

It was Kick Off! that had the white sash kit on the front cover

 

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