Ultimate Soccer Manager 98/99

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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    You can forget your Football Manager games, this was the best football management sim ever. Any game that has the option to accept bungs and to ask teams to throw a game for cash is a winner in my book. Also it had music that would loop ever minute or so that has burrowed its way into my brain and will never leave.

    If anyone could point me in the direction of something that would let me play this game again, I would appreciate it.
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    Alwyn Got rid of his pee

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    Premier Manager 98 is > this in my opinion.

    Fat Ronaldo and Mijatovic up front...oh baby.
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    Xander45 Know-It-All Champion May 2009

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    Greatest manager game ever, the music, the commentating "Peschisolido!", the fact you could offer Bungs to fix matches, assigning "plays" like Route 1, the individual training system.

    Choosing your sponsers, building silly amounts of magazine stands, using a car park to save your game, did i mention the music?

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    Poor mans Championship Manager

    CM 97/98 was the best football manager game of the 90s
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    Xander45 Know-It-All Champion May 2009

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    Did Championship Manager have a Grandmother mode? I think not.
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    Ixion Full Member

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    Loved Ultimate Soccer Manager. Probably spent more time on it than Champ Man back in the day.
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    What manager in the world has the authority to set prices of burgers at vendors outside the ground :lol:

    Great game
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    Genius
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    RedMist99 Full Member

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    I managed to get hold of it recently. I'll pm you when I get home
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    god i fecking loved this game

    der der der - der der der

    I made a team out of all the kids in my class.
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    stubie Full Member

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    Whats a Grandmother mode ?
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    Difficulty setting
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    stubie Full Member

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    Premier League Football Manager 2000 was another decent game back in the 90s.
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    basically just really really easy

    der der der- der der der-
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    The best bit was the loans system, players couldn't turn down loans, so you could set yourself up as manager of all the big clubs, and send the likes of Batistuta and Ronaldo on loan to Rushden and Diamonds. My Rushden team used to win everything :lol:
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Oh cool, thanks man. Appreciate it.
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    Xander45 Know-It-All Champion May 2009

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    Speaking of manager games with amazing background music, anyone remember this?



    Good old Sir Bobby.
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    It was awesome. It wasn't as good as CM 97/98, but it was awesome.

    Of course, it was completely arcade. Almost every single team in the world demanded that you win the league/grain promotion. I used to start as Carlisle, since they were one of the few that didn't.

    Another great game was ***LFM99, FA Premier League Football Manager 99. Well... not great, per se. It was fun, anyway. You could play in the Cup Winners Cup as Chester in the second season, since there were a lot of players around who, if you just knew who they were, were cheap and good. Lots of Icelanders. And of course, if you put the ticket price up to 100£ or 200£ (can't quite remember), you suddenly got full attendance.
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    bloody hell, been a long time since i've seen these.

    ultimate manager with its burger vans was class (and the bungs as well). premier manager was a load of shit from what i remember though, looked good but was in fact rubbish.

    my favourite ever management game was champ 93-94. although cantona always insisted on going abroad and there was nothing you could do about it. that was gay.
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    Xander45 Know-It-All Champion May 2009

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    It's true, although the highlights for each game were great with some quality commentary. But it did take up an entire memory card of space.
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    Bloody hell that brings back some memories of playing this after returning from school.

    Andy Cole was lethal in that game
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Anothe great thing was that the players who played for teams outside of the available leagues, like Benfica etc, never retired; I remember my regens running rings around a 48 year old Zahovic.

    I need this game back in my life.
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    If anyone would like to get there hands on this drop me a pm
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    USM was pretty great, I'll agree, but I present to you my first encounter with management sims: The Manager

    The awesome match screen:
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    I remember we used to gather three or four kids at my house and play it from the moment we got home from school until bedtime. It was absolutely awesome!
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Anyone got any tips for running this on Windows 7? Closest I've gotten is by changes the compatibility to Windows 95 or 98, but when it loads up, the picture is split and nothing works when you click on it. Advice?
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    i loved it, liked how you could build the stadium to how you wanted it

    i remember getting sacked from united cos i spent too much money even though i won everything, should have bought kluivert, put the club over the edge :(
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Aaaaanybody?