D&H Games
Sport: Management
ZX Spectrum 48K

Chris Jenkins
Chris Bourne

It must be getting hard to think of new titles for football simulations, what with Football Manager. World Cup Fiasco (sorry. Carnival), Soccer Boss, International Soccer and so on ad nauseam. If you seriously think that simulating it on a computer is worthwhile when you could be watching it on the TV or even playing it in the sunshine, Football Director has all the features you could want: four leagues, twenty teams each, definable teams, substitutions, sending offs, buying and selling players and shares, finance, tax, even sackings and crowd violence. Graphics are non-existent, instructions are minimal and there's an adorable feature by which after you've saved a game position to tape, the program crashes at the end of every season. If you can put up with that, then you should get a fair kick out of Football Director. (Kick - geddit?) More sophis than Football Manager, Director may be, but then that's now a quarter of the price.

Label: D&H, 19 Milne Road, Stevenage, Herts SG2 8LL
Author: Huggard & DeSallis
Price: £8.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: none
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

Another attempt at a football management game - aren't there enough about? Bit pricey too.