Ironically in a day and age when we do have the perfect football manager sim in the form of the current Football Manager series, I no longer obsess over footy manager sims as much as I did back then.
The last football manager sim I bought was Football Manager 2012 and it turned me off footy manager games because of all the time and effort that you had to plough in just to pick a team and set up tactics.
In my opinion the detailed nature of this generation of manager sims take away the fun of the older sims.
It's with that sentiment in mind that I started to compile my own list of football management simulations that I feel have had the biggest say in my life as a virtual football manager.
Looking at the list you will see a lot of Amiga games as the machine had such an array of great footy manager sims on it.
Let us get started with the grandaddy of all football manager simulations........
Football Manager 2 was where the obsession started for me......a game where I could watch the highlights of my team as they played out matches against english football's elite. One rating for each player was all you needed to make decisions and I loved it. Kevin Toms you are a legend for making this awesome game!
2. World Soccer Manager (Atari 800 XE/XL)
3. Championship Manager 93 (Amiga)
4. Ultimate Soccer Manager 2 (PC)
5. Premier Manager 2 (Amiga)
6. 1st Division Manager (Amiga)
7. LMA Manager (Playstation 1)
8. Football Tactician 2 (Amiga)
9. Sensible World Of Soccer (Amiga)
10. The Manager (Amiga)