|Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager|
|KENNY DALGLISH'S SOCCER MANAGER|
ABOUT THE GAME
Kenny Dalglish's Soccer Manager is a highly graphic simulation of managing a
football team. It features 4 divisions, promotion, relegation, buying, selling,
job offers, injuries, suspensions, internationals, loans, detailed statistical
records of players season and career records, league games, cup games, 'live'
instant replays and a whole lot more...
The game is quite simple to operate. So if you want to 'get started' now just
start clicking. I would however recommend reading the instructions ('yawn') to
pick up some of the finer points, they may help you get out of the fourth
This is your 'base' - most screens return you back here. Just click on an ICON,
and you will be taken to another screen. For example the icon of the empty
boardroom will allow you to seek advice from your fellow members of the board.
This takes you to a new screen showing, your six members of the board. To exit
this screen click anywhere on the screen but not on an icon! The board are:
Having looked after the club for several years he knows what he wants from you
and he'll tell you how he rates your performance.
He tells you who's currently unavailable, due to injury, suspension or being on
international duty and when they are likely to return.
He assesses your current first 11 and gives an honest opinion on their ability.
He does this by rating each player on a score between 1 and 99 - the higher the
score the better. He'll give you the average rating for defence, midfield and
attack. A good average for a team in the fourth division would be around 50 -
however a rating of this level in the first would mean you ire a likely
candidate for relegation.
He'll tell you who's available TO BUY and give a profile of the player stating
amongst other things position, number of games played in their career and goals
scored. You will be only offered 2 players a week. You then have the chance of
buying the player or EXITING from the scout.
Not strictly a member of the board - but on hand to LOAN money but only up to
your credit limit. The higher the division the more credit the bank will allow.
Remember interest on the loan is due each week.
He'll keep you informed as to the clubs financial position, stating outgoings
such as the player's wages.
Use these men to keep yourself informed.
This displays another screen, where you are able to click on the icons - just
like previously and find out:
Details of the next fixture, who the opponents are, whether it's home or away,
a league or cup game and what your chances are.
See your current first team squad. Besides what position and their ability, you
can also find out how many games played this season (SP), goals scored this
season (SG), games played in their career (CP) and the total number of goals
scored (CG). Note - Ability of around 50 would be quite good in the fourth
division - but terrible for the first.
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You will first see your reserves that play in defence (Goalkeepers, backs,
etc.). Then by clicking on NEXT your Midfielders appear. Finally, another click
on next gives you your ATTACKERS.
If you have less than 11 players in your first team a message will appear and
you can click on ANY of the players names to ADD them to the First 11.
An asterix denotes your first eleven, match team.
By first dropping players from the First 11 and then adding reserves you can
alter the formation of the team. Success depends on having a good squad and
finding the right formation. A forward line of left Wingers would not perform
This starts the match, you will be asked if you want to set the players
positions. If you say yes a pitch appears with the opposing teams 'likely'
composition. Point at the area of the pitch where you want a player to be and
click - he will appear. Repeat process for the other 9 outfield players (The
Goalie knows where he's playing!). It is important to find the right balance
for the team - too many defenders or too many left sided players will decrease
your chances of success.
The match will then take place and the RESULT will appear. Click once and the
other match results will be displayed.
If 'match highlights' are shown you will see the goals and near misses -
remember you're the team in red!! The goal scorers will also be named and the
time of the goal will also be shown.
Shows your current league standing. Remember 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw
and none for defeat. At the end of the season the top 3 clubs are promoted and
the bottom 3 are relegated.
This works much the same as the 'Reserves' screen - however having clicked on a
player instead of being added to the first 11 you will be given the opportunity
to SELL the player - assuming you accept the offer.
Back on the opening screen this icon is used to decide what information you
Normally on a screen (like the first 11) you see:
- Players Name
- Players Position
- His ability (1 to 99, 99 is the best)
Clicking on the video camera and calling up the same screen will display:
Games played this Season (SP)
Goals scored this Season (SG)
Games played throughout career (CP)
Goals scored throughout career (CG)
Then, you can switch on/off the match details, a textual description of the main game highlights which replaces the original sprites action on C64.
Your chance to save a game - so that you don't have to start at the bottom all
the time. If you wish to always start a new game with your favourite players
load the game in, change the players and the teams name then SAVE it!
This allows you to reload a game in.
There are lots more features that you'll have fun finding out about - just
click away and see if you can be as successful as Kenny Dalglish.
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