The 1980’s Football Manager: Upcoming Game

A screenshot for the upcoming game: 1980's Football Manager (picture taken from
A screenshot from the upcoming game: 1980’s Football Manager (screenshot taken from

Hi guys,

Today I thought I’d write a bit about an upcoming Amiga game called the 1980’s Football Manager. The reason is that the author, who is also the guy responsible for the AmigaPD website (I’ve written a post about it here) by the way, is getting close to finishing his project. πŸ™‚

What I find particularly interesting is that the game is actually set to the 1980’s. This means that you’ll find lists of players from this wonderful era of football, references to films and pop bands, as well as old pictures of cars and stadiums. This will be fun!

The author has listed the features of the game on his website. I’ve included them below for you to read:

  • 4 Skill Levels
  • Messages from the Chairman
  • Transfers
  • Player Agents
  • Corruption
  • Training
  • Pre-Match comments
  • Game Commentary
  • Half time team talks
  • Post Match Interview
  • Bank Loans
  • Stadium Improvement
  • Finance
  • Messages

Interesting stuff, isn’t it? Looking forward to put some extra effort into the corruption part, since I’m not that good at football. πŸ˜‰ Anyway, let’s have a look at some screenshots from the game:

Excellent! (screenshot taken from
Excellent! (screenshot taken from

Love the picture of that car. Fits the retro theme of the game perfectly. Here’s another picture, this time featuring the Police:

Crowd trouble? The Police is there to serve and protect. (screenshot taken from A screenshot for the upcoming game: 1980's Football Manager (picture taken from
Crowd trouble? The Police – ready to serve and protect. (screenshot taken from

Here’s another one:

The fans (screenshot taken from Crowd trouble? The Police is there to serve and protect. (screenshot taken from A screenshot for the upcoming game: 1980's Football Manager (picture taken from
The fans (screenshot taken from

I’m really looking forward to see the final version of this game. I love the idea of basing such a sports game on the 1980’s. Maybe it’ll inspire others to do similar stuff in the future? For us that enjoys travelling back memory lane, such games are a bit more interesting than usual.

There is a lot more I could say about this game, but if you want to know more, I recommend you visit the official website of the game. It can be found here. There you’ll find tons of screenshots, videos and information. πŸ™‚ Before I’ll stop writing, here’s a small preview video (from December 2011) from the game. Enjoy!

Have a good weekend folks! πŸ™‚


  1. I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?


    • Hi Mark,

      Many thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting. πŸ™‚ Sadly I don’t know of a specific release date yet, but according to the author it is nearing completion. Hopefully it’ll be released in time for Christmas.


  2. Hi – I am the creator of the game and after a weekend of coding its now pretty much as close to being finished as it will get – it was my first ever program and basically I did everything you shouldn’t do when planning and making a game but learnt so much from the process.

    The game is available for final play testing and any major bugs will be removed but no new features will be added – I might consider a sequel 1981 Manager which would contain real players names for each team – FA Cup _ League Cup – maybe European cups – and playing styles to choose from – better font for the text – team and player editor so those wanted to use current team data could do. But I wouldn’t start this until Xmas at the earliest but more likely summer next year –

    The link below is where you can download the latest version – and leave and feedback about bugs

    If anyone wants to spend some time improving the presentation by adding new fonts to make it look less AMOS then I can supply the source code – the idea was really to inspire non coders to have a go and making Amiga games by sharing routines and hopefully get more games up and running – that aim unfortunately didn’t seem to happen – maybe it will with the next project.

    Anyway thanks for all the kind comments – I hope you enjoy it –


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