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Manager Handbook

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04:08:25 | 19/08/2022

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Introduction

Football Strategy is an online football (soccer, if you’re American) management game. Something new is always happening to your team, competing managers and the leagues you’re involved in. Managers may log in at any time to find out what has happened since their last session, view upcoming events, and make new, fun managerial decisions.

For a better understanding of how the game works, it is recommended for new managers to read the manager handbook.

The Football Strategy community is forever growing. Teams are getting stronger, divisions are getting tighter, and managers are continuously finding more ways to get ahead.

Join in on the discussions at the forums, where managers figure out the best tactics for their side and offer suggestions to help improve the game even further. Alternatively, come in to chat with Football Strategy’s active staff team, who are working on the game daily, and interacting with the community frequently to find out how the game may be improved.

Categorized by the colour, their club’s name is written. The four types of clubs are:

  • Blue represents staff members.
  • Yellow represents PLUS subscribers.
  • Black represents active players.
  • Green represents bot, AI-controlled clubs.

Rules

Football Strategy was built to be fun and to serve fans and managers. To help keep the game fun and fair, certain rules must be followed:

  • 1. Every user is allowed to own and operate only one club account. Club accounts that share computer access must contact an administrator via the contact form. Interaction of any sort is not allowed in-game if computer access is shared.
  • 2. Your club account belongs to you, and it is against the rules to sell, exchange, or trade your club account.
  • 3. Users found to artificially raise transfer prices to gain an unfair advantage are liable to be suspended from the game. This is to ensure all dealings on the transfer market are fair, transparent and kept to realistic market values.
  • 4. It is prohibited to use offensive languages such as profanities, pornographic allusions, racist comments, any form of threats, and sharing of illegal material. Such behavior will not be tolerated, and offending accounts will be suspended.
  • 5. Except in cases approved and specified by the administrator, the use of third-party software is not allowed. Violation of this will result in suspension.
  • 6. To keep our servers optimized for smooth gameplay, our player databases are constantly purged of inactive players. If an account is inactive (meaning you do not log in) for over 60 days, it will be automatically deleted unless you are a PLUS subscriber.

By violating the game rules, managers risk permanent suspension of their accounts.

Activities within the game are constantly being monitored to ensure a fair playing ground therefore the players should refrain from any violation of stated rules.

Timing & Schedules

The game is designed to be always playable for football managers, at any time.

Clubs can be managed successfully without the need of playing daily. Advance setup may be done for everything from future line-ups for competitions, training schedules and youth development plans. Managers will find that time, tactics and enthusiasm invested into the club are usually rewarded with top results from their teams.

A season consists of 16 weeks (week 0 to week 15). Here is a basic rundown of events managers can expect to happen each week:

// Every day (23:00 [FS] Time)

  • Maintenance is scheduled from 23:00ST to 00:00ST.
  • Competitions are updated.
  • Training points are updated.
  • The injury status is updated.
  • Youth Academy prospect’s progress is updated.

// Monday

  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 U21 team National Cup matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 U21 team National Cup matches.
  • Fanbase count and mood are updated.
  • The ranking for primary and U21 teams is updated.

// Tuesday

  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 primary team National Cup matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 primary team National Cup matches.

// Wednesday

  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 U21 team friendly matches.
  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 U21 team FS Cup matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 U21 team friendly matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 U21 team FS Cup matches.
  • New prospects for your U21 Academy are introduced.
  • Staff seminars are updated.

// Thursday

  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 primary team friendly matches.
  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 primary team FS Cup matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 primary team friendly matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 primary team FS Cup matches.

// Friday

  • Finance is updated.
  • TV Rights are paid to your club.
  • Sponsors pay their season subscription.

// Saturday

  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 U21 team League matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 U21 team League matches.
  • New prospects for Youth Academy are introduced.
  • Staff seminars are updated.

// Sunday

  • 12:00ST: Time zone 1 primary team League matches.
  • 20:00ST: Time zone 2 primary team League matches.

// Week 15: Last day (Sunday)

  • Promotion/relegation matches take place.
  • National Team election starts (First Season).
  • National Team bonuses are sorted (Second Season).
  • National Team auctions are listed (Second Season).
  • Associates pay their season subscription.
  • Sponsors pay their bonus payout.
  • Leagues are sorted.
  • Players gain age.
  • The values and wages of players are updated.
  • The wage of staff members is updated.
  • Player cards count reset.
  • Associates price adjustment – open until Friday and set by marketers for the remainder of the season.
  • Match ticket prices selection – open until Friday and set by marketers for the remainder of the season.
  • Match ticket prices selection - open until Friday (automatically chosen if not selected).
  • Staff members are generated.
  • Player & Staff requests - open until Friday (automatically reject all requests if none are selected)

// Week 0: First day (Monday)

  • Cups are sorted.

// Timezone 1

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Wales

// Timezone 2

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Guatemala
  • Israel
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam