Football Manager 2016, the latest version of the legendary football management game that began life as Championship Manager back in 1992,
For the ‘Champ Man’ generation the new releases probably won’t mean much. In bygone days you could get away with saying stuff like ‘I’ll just play out the remainder of the season’ when it’s already 3am.Not anymore. We’ve got relationships, we’ve got kids to look after, and we’ve got jobs to keep.
Nowadays Football Manager takes up roughly the same amount of time as managing an actual real life football club, perhaps more. We just don’t have the time, and consequently, most of us have retired from the game.
Remember when you could finish an entire season in one evening? The likes of Alfonso Perez and Ibrahim Bakayoko killing it in CM97/98, or Cherno Samba winning titles almost single-handedly in CM01/02?
OK, well it was a long time ago, to be fair.To help jog your memory, I’ve put together a legends XI from that wonderful 01/02 version.For purely research purposes, of course, I picked Man Utd as my team for ease of signing players.