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Where to Download the Football Manager 2011 Demo

In the past few weeks, you’ve probably read several of our articles and previews about the upcoming release of Football Manager 2011, the strategy football game. Well, the good news is that the game will be out in the stores from November 5th in Europe (U.S. release is scheduled before Christmas). Even better news is that you can have access to the game before everyone else on Thursday 21st October. Check out the Mirror football website on Thursday to claim your free download code.

Football Manager 2011 will be jam-packed full of new features such as real-time contract negotiations for more realistic dealings with agents, a new set-piece creator, and a completely overhauled training system.

Some of the other new features include:

  • New conversational player interaction, and improved board and backroom staff interaction,
  • New match preparation system, and a revamped training module,
  • Massively improved match view with player emotions, improved graphics and goal celebrations,
  • More immersive in-game news service, and
  • Dynamic league reputations.

If you’ve never played Football Manager before, you’re in for a treat. As the software has improved each year, the level of complexity and how immersive the game gets is more incredible each year. It truly is a very authentic football management simulation game. And the level of detail is definitely awe-inspiring.

The game is certainly a massive improvement from the first iteration of Football Manager which was launched in the early 1980s by programmer Kevin Toms. You can listen to EPL Talk’s interview with Kevin Toms from 2008. Interestingly, Toms is currently working on a new football management game that is being developed specifically for the Apple iPhone.

Other news from The Mirror newspaper includes their Facebook-based fantasy game. Mirror Football Goals is a free, facebook-based fantasy 5-a-side football game built in association with Renault. Pick your team, set up your mini-league and invite your mates today.

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  1. todd parker

    November 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    how about on the iPad? Coming out on the iPad soon?

  2. NJ

    October 21, 2010 at 10:17 am


    I’m hoping for a review or maybe a link to reviews of the new Championship Manager and Football Manager for the iPhone. I bought Football Manager for my iPhone last year and have enjoyed the game….now I’d like to know if I need to upgrade? What does the community think?

    • The Gaffer

      October 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

      Football Manager 2011 isn’t available on the iPhone yet, but we’ll definitely take a look at it when it comes out. I haven’t had a chance to look at Championship Mgr yet, so if someone else can comment on that, that’d be great.

      The Gaffer

  3. JC

    October 20, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    I’m in season 18 of my tenure managing Forest – on FM 2009. I just don’t have the heart to abandon those players and upgrade to a new version (I skipped last year too). SI made the game so good they cost themselves money.

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