Football Manager 2018: 10 teams that will be the most fun to manage
The FIFA freaks have already got their share of the pie but the real football geeks with their mind-numbing routines and beer-chips number crunching madness are waiting keenly with Sports Interactive's Football Manager franchise returning with their latest iteration available at 25% off if pre-ordered from Steam till October 9th.
The game's beta will become available later this month and potential managers will have already begun scouting their targets and chalking up devices to take Basingstoke Town FC on expanded databases till the Champions League or maybe become a true journeyman ala Quique Sanchez Flores.
For those of you who have not decided which club to look at here are some pre-game options you should consider.
Special mentions to Sunderland, Spurs, Barcelona and Hoffenheim.
#10 Chippenham Town FC
For all of those players who believe that game should be more difficult than it already is, we have Chippenham Town FC, at the very bottom of National League South, qualifying to the highest league ever in their history via a Southern Premier League win last season. This is a traditionalist's challenge 'Road to Glory'. Can you take them to the Premier League? And maybe win it?
For those who fancy a long haul, there ain't many tougher saves out there.