Football manager by post?

Used to do it all the time. M&E sports i think was the one we used to do. To buy someone you had to ring up some random kid on the phone, organise the deal and then both put it down in your transfer section of your sheet. If it didn't match up then the deal wouldn't go through.

You'd then stick your £2 a week onto the sheet with selotape and try to disguise it so the postman wouldn't rip it open for his bacon sarnie.
 

Wansbeck Viking

Central Defender
From what I can remember I played something like this circa 95.

You posted in your fantasy team, selection etc for a few quid then had to wait the following week to see if you’d won. Some bloke had a team called St. George’s thundermen that won everything.
 

Mark1984

Full Back
Think I'd totally forgotten I'd even done this! Cheers Smb for brining back some "great" memories.

Remember choosing your favourite teams and hoping you'd get Sunderland. Then when you did it would be some strange alternate universe version where we'd signed Daniel Amokachi and all our recognisable players had been pillaged!

Then getting home from school and my mum (live down south sorry) telling me I missed a call from the Norwich manager!

I had a slight advantage because my Dad had a fax machine iirc.

What a mental world.

Stuck to Champ Man and Sensible World Of Soccer mainly as you didn't have to talk to real people... Now there's a life lesson for you!
 
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Wildfire

Goalkeeper
It was mint at the time like, I managed Bolton in one, and rang a lad up in rossendale (whereever that is) to try and sign a player and then after agreed both sent in transfer sheets that week and they new player would be printed in my squad the next week, used to love waiting for the post to see if I’d won me match that week !
It actually sounds canny good that. Better than just playing it on a computer.
 

Fray Bentos

Midfield
Played it early to mid 90's. Sure it was called Soccer Supremos, or something similar. Excitement of hoping the postman arrived before I left for school to check my teams result.

Then when I got home preparing for the next week, picking team, submitting transfer bids etc.
 

3.142

Midfield
played for at least one season mid nineties. pretty sure I ended up getting promoted but can't remember who I was managing.

Saturday morning it would come through the post with the match report and then needed to get back to them a few days later with team selection etc for the following weekend.

cost about £1.50 a week I think!
 

houst69

Striker
The one I played had made up team names, I was AFC BlackCats and the lad I mentioned earlier who was in Nottingham his team was called Tricky Trees
 

JL1985

Winger
This game sounds absolutely barmy. Imagine these days phoning up a young kid asking if he has any defenders for sale.
 

Wansbeck Viking

Central Defender
Played it early to mid 90's. Sure it was called Soccer Supremos, or something similar. Excitement of hoping the postman arrived before I left for school to check my teams result.

Then when I got home preparing for the next week, picking team, submitting transfer bids etc.
Aye, I think that was the one I played. If you didn’t pay your fee your team was selected randomly I think.
 

Gav33

Midfield
Used to love it back in the early 90s. Couldn’t afford it on my own so co-managed with a mate. Would be so excited when the post came on a Wednesday. It was clearly some kid in his bedroom who had his first dot matrix printer.

Eeee, PBMs.
 

Beaverbrooke

Midfield
Yep, played a few.
Was Swindon in one called glory seekers, and Iceland in another, and there was another where you drew your teams formation out. . .

bugger, memory failure.
 

kewps

Goalkeeper
Remember having to go to the post office to get postal order to send off for managing Port Vale. :cry:
I remember having a budget and had to put so much money here and there for match day fees, Police, stewards, catering.
 
I was in one called the beautiful game, me and quite a few lads from school were in it. £2 a week, used to sellotape the coins onto the sheet :lol:.

Loved it at the time, although transfers used to fall through all the time.
 

cjt

Full Back
Remember playing this at 12/13 in the mid eighties, waiting for all that paperwork coming through, wasnt real teams but made up ones then
 

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