Sega announces new Football Manager

The latest in the popular management series will be out by Christmas for PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PSP.

Football Manager 2007, the realistic management simulation from Sports Interactive, will be released in time for Christmas this year in Europe. More than 100 new features will be added for the title, which will be available for the PC, Mac, Intel Mac, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Portable (as Football Manager Handheld). No release date has yet been announced for the North American version, known in that region as Worldwide Soccer Manager.

Among the major new additions is feeder clubs, which allow large and small clubs to form a partnership. Small teams will gain the benefit of loaned players, who they would not normally be able to attract, while the larger teams will be able to give their youngsters some essential match experience, among other things.

Both the scouting and youth team systems have been completely revamped in order to make the game experience more realistic. Full youth squads will now be available for those teams that have a youth setup, while scouts will improve their knowledge over time and deliver more information about the players and teams they are watching.

Other improvements include additions made to media interaction and half- and full-time team talks, as well as the addition of a prematch chat. Enhanced tool tips and interface customization have also been tweaked.

Football Manager Handheld will see further playable leagues added, as well as network support for multiplayer games. For more information on the various new features, head to the Football Manager Web site.

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22 comments
emeritus
emeritus

I hope they take their time and make this game bug free, it gets annoying having to wait a couple of months for them to bring out updates to make the game playable.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Ok what I mean by that I know people play it I did when I was younger but if you think about it in the US you have NHL,NFL,NBA,MLB, no NSL that being National Soccer league. Sorry if you thought I meant it is not a real sport it is just in the US it is a pass time not a sport and if you try to tell me it is show me where it is and I change what I said but until I hear that the US will have a team for each state in the US it is not a sport over here so sorry if I offended any one I did not mean to do that. I think Football is a good game but over here it is called Soccer and it would be neat to see some day picking your favorite team in the US but for the time being it is not going to happen so sorry again If I made any one mad.

runstalker
runstalker

Dear blackIceJoe: you said, "In the US it is not a sport." That's really quite odd. This whole "MLS" thing must be a mass hallucination shared by hundreds of thousands of Americans.

ardavies1
ardavies1

Well, maybe not like Arsenal with Beveren, but yeah, I've been hankering for a feeder club in FM'05 (which is still one of my favourite games). It's good to see that after all these iterations they're still putting new features in.

kelvinhole
kelvinhole

Great news. I'm not even through with the first one and then they're saying they're releasing another version though! Anyway, feeder clubs a la Arsenal with Beveren sounds great.

Blazer88
Blazer88

Good for those that like this kinda game I guess.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

I agree LordGamer0001, alot of parents have their children in soccer leagues here in the US. It's the most popular summer sport activity here, while driving around on the weekends, I see more kids playing soccer more than any other sport. See alot of softball too.

xJasminex
xJasminex

Ah.. This will intrest my bro.. :XD

Gaara79
Gaara79

whoa.. Id better hurry up and get those online achievment of the 06 versionwhile i still can

haolian12
haolian12

the PSP version is scaled down.... for this year'siteration, each team can only have a max of 30 players * i hate ignorant people who thinks only American sports are the only sports in the world.... Football is way bigger than any sport you guys have, so there

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

How can you squeeze so much info into a UMD??

Jeff
Jeff

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blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

makeyourself181 what I meant by that is that in the US it is not a sport so do not get all upset over nothing.Even though it would be cool to see a team for each state I think it would be a neat Idea but just do not see it happening. Not saying it should not be one but like I said I see it not coming to be a sport in the US any day soon. Maybe I should have added US but I thought it was a given. Also if you read the whole thing I said I hope it sells well so next time read the whole thing not one part. Also I never said I do not like it just as a whole the US does not so I am not an idiot.

eldongrant
eldongrant

I 've enjoyed playing Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006. Lots of fun and it is a real game and sport. Can't wait for 2007.

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

It won't come out in the States unfortunately, but not like I care, I'll be ordering it off of Ebay, just like I have for all the previous games in the series since 2001 :). Football Manager RULES!!

makeyourself181
makeyourself181

"Not a sport and Do not see it coming to be one any day soon but hope it sells a lot Sega needs to come back soon as a great leader in games." Why comment at all then, you idiot? Anyway, I hope this does come out in the states, I've been trying to get my hands on Football Manager 2006 off Ebay, but it isn't cheap.

kanoots
kanoots

Didn't the last one just come out like a month ago?

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Good for them I wonder if it will be any good. I wonder if it will ever come to the Us most likely not and could care less if it does Us hates Soccer. Not a sport and Do not see it coming to be one any day soon but hope it sells a lot Sega needs to come back soon as a great leader in games. All I really need to know from Sega is when the game Nights 2 is going to come out and if it really is going to go on the Wii also known as the Revolution and if not no need for the Wii at least for the first year. But good news for Europe I hope it sells real well.