Whatever your thoughts on the whole Footy Manager/Championship Manager fisticuffs, there’s no denying Champ Man PSP is a true miniature marvel. All the leagues are there, all the players are there, and – frankly – it’s incredible that something this mind-bogglingly comprehensive has all been squeezed right down into just a few inches of circuitry.
Unfortunately, while it’s fairly simple to construct a solid defensive line, we seemed as toothless as Sunderland in front of goal.
No matter what team we faced, tactics or mentality we used – even gung ho – we tended to dominate possession while lacking a killer instinct. And games without goals equals a major lack of fun. There are also a few odd bugs. Having brokered a deal to sign Robin Van Persie in a swap deal for Morientes plus £6 mil, we were informed the transfer had collapsed owing to a lack of funds at Arsenal’s end! Go figure…
Still, the potential is certainly there for something special. If the next instalment can learn to relax a bit, maybe we can all have some real fun.