It is a stripped-down title that has all the addictiveness of a Sim without the density. There are limited tactical options, from picking positions to selecting "players to watch". But there are no team talks, press briefings or lengthy transfer battles. It's Football Manager without the fuss.
The matches last eight minutes and cannot be skipped but they're (usually) engaging – tactical changes have a genuine and satisfying impact on proceedings – and playing them allows training cards to be awarded that can be combined to boost players' stats. More cards can be won by facing tougher opponents, but losing will bring down that all-important approval rating.
It may not be a title that will suit the football management connoisseur, but there's plenty to enjoy here for anyone seeking an entertaining, lighter take on the genre.
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