In the summer of 2015, The Set Pieces asked the question: Is it possible to return to Championship Manager 2001/02 and make Everton, comfortably the most wretched club in the Premier League at that time, great again?
You laughed. You said it couldn’t be done. And, on reflection, you were probably right.
But what about now? What about Football Manager 2017? Is it possible, on the day of release in November, to take over at Everton and win the league?
Oh, sure, the players are better and there’s money to spend now, but think about it. Unlike CM01/02, we don’t know who the next Cherno Samba is. We don’t know which tactics work better than others. We’re playing blind. There are no restarts, there is no walking away.
— thesetpieces (@thesetpieces) September 8, 2016
Just like the CM01/02 Project, we’ll be moving slowly, one game at a time. But now we can share even more information. You can actually watch the games instead of trusting our tear-stained analysis. We’ll even make the save file available so that you can have a look around for yourself.
But that’s not all.
As the season progresses, we’ll be seeking advice from real people in football. Begging for their help. We have some surprisingly big names lined up. There will be more video coverage, more audio coverage, more interaction. It’s the CM01/02 Project, but much, much bigger and much, much better.
Have you ever wondered what you could do if playing Football Manager was basically your job? This autumn, we’re going to find out…
If you’ve been left in charge of the marketing budget, you may be interested to know that we’re actively seeking a commercial partnership. If you speak to editor Matt Stanger, he can provide all the details.