My Managerial Career Does Not Begin Well...
Monday, March 3, 2008 8:36:33 AM
Having played Football Manager Live a lot this weekend, I've come to the conclusion that I am really bad at managing a football team. My fledgling career at the obscure Nottvery Athletic team started well, and I won my first two games. I was playing with my trusted 4-4-2 formation, and all was well. I lost the next three games, however, but managed to get back to winning ways with my sixth game. Three wins and three losses. I was happy with that form.
I think I was one of the first people in the Game World (there are seven different worlds in FML), and when other managers started signing up, I think I became out of my league. A 9-0 drubbing, followed by two 5-1 defeats made me think something isn't right with my team. I signed a couple of new players on trial, changed my tactics, but this had no effect. I have now lost twelve games in a row, and morale is low.
But credit to Sports Interactive; they have created on heck of a game. Even now, with no hope of victory, I want to jump back in and play more. The game emails me with news about my team when I'm not playing, teasing me, willing me to play it. Right now I'm at work, and I can't help thinking of formations and tactics, and how I can turn things around for my team.
I thought the normal Football Manager was addictive, but FML is a whole new ball game.