Online Soccer Manager is a hugely popular online and mobile game that combines Football Manager with online gameplay to create an insanely fun game to play with friends.
You take control of a club – let’s say a Premier League team, though it can be any league. In my league, I am Tottenham, and am currently 2nd, just like real life. 19 other people can join and all manage a team each. The way it works is there is one match every night, 38 league games and there is also a cup tournament which are knockout matches every week or so. Over 43 days the season is played and there are also 4 ‘pre-season’ games.
A league from each country shares a transfer list, where players can be bought and sold on all season.
Existing players can be trained, too. Young players work best. One player from each position can be trained per round, and players improve by 1, 2 or 0 each round they are trained.
That is the main gist of the game – train, check results and rearrange your line up. There are also so pretty cool features that add to the realism – for example, there is a newspaper! OK, maybe the articles aren’t the best, but it is quite funny to read!
You can choose kit and stadium sponsors, and if you are a ticket holder (in-app purchases) you can do all sorts of cool things! There is also the board – three members, including the chairman who goes on and on about betting and gambling on your position in the league!!!
To finish off my post, just for fun, I am going to do a preview of tonight’s round of OSM fixtures!
Chelsea host West Bromwich Albion tonight hoping to extend their four point lead at the top of the table. Manager Grecubogg2001 has seen a slight drop in form over the past few days, but title challengers Tottenham, Manchester United and Man City haven’t been able to capitalise. However, second-from-bottom West Brom are unlikely to cause an upset tonight, having won just 1 of their 20 games so far.
That poor record is only better than that of Liverpool, who have had a disastrous season and are yet to win, only on 3 points so far. Marcel del Duca, inexperienced Liverpool boss, knows his job is on the line as they travel to Southampton tonight, and may need a good result to keep at the helm of the Reds. Their opposition, managed by max1886, are on a real high of late and have jumped to sixth in the league. Star striker Robert Lewandowski and his partners in crime will be looking to dent Liverpool’s already slim survival hopes.
Elsewhere, West Ham will be expecting victory over Aston Villa, Sunderland and Watford will play out a tightly-contested match and Everton will host Swansea, needing a win to put pressure on City in fourth. Mid-table Leicester have had a good season so far under krishbeast, but Stoke City will be buoyed by the appointment of their new boss Mr Arun after b_smith left by mutual consent last night.
Arsenal play Bournemouth knowing only a win can keep alive their hopes of a top four finish, but The Cherries are slipping down the table and may be dragged into a relegation scrap if they can’t find a win here. After being walloped 5-0 at home against Spurs, they will be low on confidence.
Spurs, however, are still buzzing and welcome 11th-placed Crystal Palace to the newly-rebranded ‘blametheblogger.com Arena’. With Clinton N’Jie and Arturo Vidal in fine form, it remains to be seen whether 2nd place Tottenham can challenge Chelsea for the title.
The Manchester clubs will need to try and keep pace with the top 2, and after a close result in the Manchester derby last night(United running out 2-0 winners), they face Newcastle and Norwich looking for all three points. With just three days to go until the highly-anticipated Tottenham-Man United clash, both teams will be trying to pick up maximum points to be on a high going into the vital match.