As you may recall, I am a Football Manager in my spare time. Not a real one, but one limited to digital escapades. And, from big screen to medium screen, I recently purchased Football Manager 2021 Touch Edition for my iPad.
The layout of the smaller-screen app is familiar to the big-computer version, but different enough to have a slight learning curve. Once you’ve orientated yourself, it’s game on! By which I mean managing the biggest football spreadsheet to success!
On my previous outing, I took charge of Oldham Athletic. This time, I replaced the manager of Ipswich Town and have had a very successful run on the first half of my first season in charge.
I’m fifteen games in and topping the table. The media reports that the club are exceeding expectations – and with around 11 players out injured, I’d agree. This success will not last.
What’s odd is that the board isn’t too happy about the signing of one of my two signings so far; ex-Manchester United youth player James Wilson, nabbed from Salford City for £185k.
On his debut match, he scored two goals. Out of the 20 goals we’ve scored in league games, he netted 11. More than half. He’s my super striker! And his weekly salary is mid-range compared to the rest of the squad. Well worth the money, I’d say. He is single handedly saving my season.
Anyway, onwards and (fingers-crossed) upwards!