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World Tour of Football Management Sims

The complete and collective history of the entire football management genre, from the experiences and research of two fans.

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Sensible World of Soccer, CM01/02, Kevin Keegan’s Player Manager, Ultimate Soccer Manager.
If these words induce memories of a misspent adolescence in front of a bulky PC monitor, World Tour of Football Management Sims will guide you through the back catalogue of the hits, misses and everything between in the history of football management sims.

Blackburn, Lancashire, 12/08/2014

Over the years there has been over 115 different football management simulations and this book is here to document them. With decades of (virtual) management experience, the Sports Imagination Publishing team will take you on a no holds barred journey through them, from the genre's conception in 1982 right up the current dugout simulators.

Kicking off with the likes of Football Manager (1982, Spectrum) right through to the current incumbents, with nostalgic visits to the likes of Sensible World of Soccer (PC/Amiga), Ultimate Soccer Manager (PC/Amiga/consoles) and Kevin Keegan’s Player Manager (SNES), this book takes the reader on a comprehensive journey detailing the entire history of the football management game.

But where did it all start, and by whom? What were the defining games? Which bombed out of site? Which achieved cult status and which became mega sellers?

This is what the book is about.

SI Publishing are looking to self-publish this amazing, nostalgic story and Kickstarter is their choice.
They have a whole host of amazing rewards for their backers.
These range from an early copy of the book to having your own stories and reviews incorporated into the book.

They have set a relatively small target of £5,000 that will allow them to publish the book and get it out to all readers.

With your help, their book and dream can become a reality.

About Sports Imagination Publishing

Co-authors Kevin Iddon and Andy Watton are huge fans of the football management genre and have spent countless hours, weeks, months... and even years racking up the victories, defeats and chairman ultimatums to be in a position to be able to write this book.
A true labour of love, they intend this book to take the reader through a fun and nostalgic journey through the entire back catalogue of the genre.

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Kevin Iddon – [email protected]
Andrew Watton - [email protected]

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