You may select ANY EUROPEAN Country of your choice or accept the built-in
ENGLAND squad of players provided.
The month is July. You have just been offered the opportunity to manage a
national team and prepare for the forthcoming Nations Cup Finals in two years
Your first qualifying match is in October and have up to 100 players all
knocking on the door for International recognition.
The game runs on a 4 year diary, two years Nations and 2 years World Cup. ALL
OTHER COUNTRIES are COMPUTER MANAGED and will be attempting to achieve the same
success.... so USE YOUR WITS. EVERY PLAYER for EVERY COUNTRY will have
INDIVIDUAL abilities, talents, shortcomings etc.... so TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT.
Hark!... the National Anthems playing... time you made your way to the
dugout... the match begins.
Menus will automatically change colour and the cursor will avoid any option
that is not available.
All countries have individual maximum and minimum ability ranges that are
distributed to each squad player. This will guarantee the players performing to
their realistic capabilities.
MANAGING ANOTHER COUNTRY
YOU MUST ENTER a MINIMUM of 30 PLAYERS (maximum 100) FOR YOUR SQUAD plus their
playing position. You may also enter his club (max 30). If you choose not to
use this last option... then leave blank. The LAST club entered will appear for
each player unless deleted or altered. TO FINISH SELECTION type the word EXIT
in PLAYERS NAME SPACE.
The date will automatically advance to date of next fixture so as to avoid
unnecessary key pressing.
Current squad players will be highlighted by asterisk.
Reports will be available for teams either watched or scouted
NOTE... individual players throughout the game will alter according to their
form etc, so keep a regular check. Scout reports are only valid up to ONE YEAR.
Thereafter it will be deemed out of date. NOTE.... you are NOT permitted to
watch other internationals on the same day as your own fixtures.
TABLES & FIXTURES etc
League tables plus all results and fixtures for either the NATIONS or WORLD CUP
are available. To avoid unnecessary searching, the cursor will automatically
appear at the group your own country is involved in. NOTE: ALL EUROPEAN groups
will be in groups 1 - 8 ALL SOUTH AMERICAN groups 9 & 10 The REST of WORLD
groups 11 - 13. NOTE: Four team groups = ONE qualify, NOTE: Five team groups =
This will scroll ALL fixtures for current month. NOTE: CUP MATCHES are
displayed in another colour
Only TWO fixtures may be arranged within any one month. The EXCEPTION to this
are TOURS. Only ONE tour is permitted per CALENDAR YEAR.
Only ONE tour is permitted per calendar year. A tour will consist of FIVE
matches within TEN DAYS. Enter the DATE you wish the tour to COMMENCE then
enter the Opposition. A maximum squad of 25 players may be available for any
tour. Opponents have the right to decline a fixture. This may be for several
a) Unable to raise a satisfactory team (example - injuries)
b) Committed to other forthcoming friendly fixtures.
c) Requiring a rest from too many previous matches.
d) Do not consider you worthy opponents.
NOTE: It is advisable to have reserves for all departments as REPLACEMENT
PLAYERS are NOT PERMITTED on tour should injuries occur. HINT: It a player
plays a game within a few days of a previously played match his STAMINA will be
affected which will automatically affect his abilities, so select your team
carefully and save your best players for important matches especially if you
qualify for the FINALS!
Superb programming enables ALL features, both cup games and friendlies, to be
played within a total speed of less than a second. Therefore all goal scorers,
goal times and match statistics are completely genuine.
The MATCH YOU PLAY/WATCH has been slowed down to allow you to follow a
comprehensive running commentary. This maybe SPEEDED UP or SLOWED DOWN
TACTICS . . . may only be altered during a game at either half time, full time
if extra time is required or during substitutions.
INJURIES . . . when occurring will affect the players running ability plus his
skills throughout the remainder of the game. If you tactically assign one or
your players to be aggressive towards an opponent beware that a booking or
sending off may occur as well as the likelihood of the opposition seeking
BOOKINGS & SENDINGS OFFS
A player maybe booked only once during a match. A further booking will result
in a sending off. Sending off offences will incur up to a three match ban.
NOTE: All players stretchered off or considered severely injured will he
removed from the squad. A club will not release a player it considers unfit. A
player sent off cannot he replaced.