Your first task is to choose a squad while keeping your wage bill below £100,000 - which may well explain to you our initial reliance on Eastern European bruisers and aging Italians. Once you’re happy with your selection, it’s time to start delving into the transfer market, which, just like in Football Manager, is already looking like being one of the game’s most instantly enjoyable features.
Teams can transfer-list their unwanted players, after which, you and your rivals have a designated time period (usually 24 hours) in which to place bids. Once this time-frame has expired, whoever has the highest bid gets the player. However, if you’re of an impatient ilk, you can also stump up a pre-set price to buy the player outright and instantly trump all other bidders in one Chelsea-esque swoop.