Championship Manager: Season 99/00 - PC

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Also for: Power Mac
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Static screen Genre:
Strategy: Management
Sport: Football - Soccer
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Sports Interactive Soft. Co.: Sports Interactive
Publishers: Sold Out (GB)
Eidos (GB)
Released: 3 Dec 1999 (GB)
Unknown (GB)
Ratings: 3+


The finest football management series of all time returns bigger and better than ever. Eidos and Sports Interactive have really pulled out all the stops this time around, with Championship Manager Season 99/00. The kitchen sink doesn’t make an appearance, but almost everything else does. The sheer amount of research that has gone into this title is mind-boggling.

Championship Manager Season 99/00 features updated competitions and rules, and in-depth club information from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, the UK and Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United States. The pick of the crop of the world’s footballers is at your fingertips. The huge database also contains the very latest transfer dealings, so if you are looking to secure the services of your favourite player, you’ll know where to find him.

Managerial frustrations abound when your squad is disrupted by international call-ups, and as there is a full simulation, plus ‘B’ teams and Under 21 Internationals to take into account, you may find yourself calling on your reserves from time to time. The ability to assign scouts to individual players, clubs or tournaments is therefore essential, to keep your team’s performance on track. You can even have a scout dedicated to unearthing the cream of youth talent, and as any true football fan knows, the grass roots of the football academy is imperative to the future of your chosen club. Short-term solutions can be found in the transfer market: why not monitor the players at the delightfully-named Petrochemia Plock of the Polish League? Or maybe you could pursue the little-known Aruban striker, Brutil Kwakman? Just imagine the terrace chants when he takes to the pitch…

Championship Manager Season 99/00 is total immersion in footy management. Of course, the wheelings and dealings within your chosen club are right there in front of you, but there’s the rumour-mill to consider too. Media involvement, transfer talk, dressing room unrest, it’s all here, and it’s very realistic and so addictive. Top of the league and going from strength to strength, Championship Manager Season 99/00 is a winner.