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[ via IMG ] Player Manager 2003 is a soccer team management game. It is packed with features that make it the most realistic football management game available today. Features like youth teams, reserve squads, agents and tactics design make it possible for you to create a team that will be remembered for years. Whether you want to take control of a footballing super power like Manchester United, Juventus or Arsenal or start from the depths of Football Conference it is up to you to nurture and build your team.Player Manager is probably the only management game in which the MATCH DAY more...


PowerPC 333MHz+, Mac OS 9.0 or later, CarbonLib, DrawSprocket 1.7.6 or later, InputSprocket 1.7.3 or later, QuickTime 4.0 or later

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warren Member IconReview+0

well, after playing it for say...4 seasons, winning 3 champions league, 2 F.A Cups, 3 League Title, 1 League Cup and 2 Charity Shield as a manager, i think this game has really got me sticking to it for quite some time. It's comparatively better than other previous versions, but it still has some drawbacks and glitches as you go through the game.

In terms of graphic, it's just ok. still the same old 2D. The match graphic didn't change much. You can say it didn't change at all.

In terms of tactical, there are major drawbacks. The tactics are quite limited. The player play quite the same way, no matter what tactic you put. Sometimes it really depends on your luck to win a game. you could say that in the end of the day, the winning team totally relies on whether your keeper can keep his position and keep the ball out of the net, and your strikers are doing their job. Sometimes in the game, players would dribble the ball way out of the field, i mean like, why on earth would someone stand out of the pitch to receive the pass. Who in his right mind would dribble the ball out of the field when there's no one pressuring. And the goalkeeper, why couldn't he just kick the god damn ball as far as he can(when you're attacking) instead of throwing them to the fullback and centreback. You can see that most of the time, goals can be scored when the keeper throws the ball to the centreback, the centeback head the balls to the opposing striker, and out of no reason, it's a 1-on-1 situation for the keeper and then he scores. Sometimes it's really frustrating when you set your tactics so that your team would always kick the ball upfield ( you trailing behind by 1 goals, you just want to keep the ball at the opposing half), instead they always pass the ball back to the keeper.

Glithes can happen too,
for example the shortlist, if you put too many players in the short list, the last player in the short list would pop-up to the the only player you can have in the shortlist, no matter how you try to get him out of it. Like now, I'm having Jody Morris (20 of him) in my shortlist. The whole list is just his name.
When there's 2 games in a single match day( e.g FA Cup + reserve game), the game would review other matches played instead of your game in the match overview.
Sometimes, it feels that you just don't have enough time for a match, like...
to take just one freekick, it would take up to 5 to 10 minutes of the game, or even a corner, throw-in, goal kick. penalty.And there's a ballpicker this time. He won't do much help, cause he'll be only tossing the ball FURTHER FROM the corner edge(when it's a corner kick) and AWAY from the player(when it's a throw-in, goals kick..etc).

I think you all should kow wat i'm trying to tell( this game actually sucks big time) but...so far, this is the only management game that will get you INTO the pitch. That's the only reason why i'm stuck with it until now.

I really hope that ANCO would do a great deal n FIX the DAMN BUG in the game!!!.
thanks for reading anyway.

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Anonymous Member IconReview

What do you mean you can't save it? There are hald a dozen save slots! The only restriction on the demo is you only play half a season. But what a half-season! This is a great game, beats CM4 (dull, dull, dull) into the back of the net. The matches are genuinely exciting. formations make a difference as does training and player encouragement. The best soccer management game ever. And on the Mac too!

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Ronan Member IconComment+0

I cant believe you cant save it. How are people meant to consider buying this if you cant play more than one week of the game.

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Downloads 5,301
Version Downloads 2,529
Type Games / Sports
License Demo
Date 02 Jul 2003
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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