Recent News

Football Manager Handheld 2011 Confirmed

Now I can take my beloved Vikings to the Super Bowl on the go! Wait? What?
Author: Aram Lecis
Published: August 11, 2010
Alright, not really. But I can take my beloved Spurs to the FA Cup, so there is that. I have long been a fan of football management sims (soccer to us Yanks) since way back in the day when I would play the rather simply titled Shareware game "Soccer" (never have been able to find that game again) which for a DOS game I downloaded at some BBS on my 1200 baud modem it was amazingly deep at simulating the entire English leagues system, down to the club level, and had player and staff movement, stadium management and a decent game simulation system. A few years later Championship Manager came out and I was hooked all over again (although I didn't have a PC with the horsepower to play large leagues). That series morphed into Football Manager, and still is essentially the same game as the "Soccer" only with a glossier interface and deeper stat tracking.

When you realize how this game STILL can bring workhorse PC's to their knees, it is hard to imagine how it could exist on something like a PSP. Yet it has, and the answer is that it is closer to "Soccer" than Football Manager. The series on PSP features less teams to choose from, less glitz in the menus, a simpler game-day recap and less stat tracking. It remains pretty impressive and playable in this form, and the announcement of a new edition is great new for fantasy footie fans.

Football Manager Handheld 2011 will be available for release this year on PSP via download only, and it has a host of new features, including improvements in the tactics screen, a completely new skin, the updated database and improved match graphics.

“At Sports Interactive, we always strive to give the end-user the best experience possible,” said Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive.

Odds of the office getting a copy? About as good as Dag and Red getting promoted to the Premiership.