Football Manager is probably one of the most recognizable managerial game in the world, especially when it comes to football.

The game’s database and user friendly interface has made many football fans addicted, with some actually losing sleep and jobs over it.

This time around, the creators of Football Manager decided that they should expand the game to mobile phones by introducing the Football Manager Mobile 2017 (FMM2017).

The user interface (UI) for FMM2017 isn’t something new to be honest, especially if you have been playing this gaming series since it was known as Championship Manager (CM).

FMM17 game
A familiar match engine.

In fact, the UI is so familiar that it is almost exactly like the CM days. The live games however do have an addition, with live dots showing movement of players.

THE PLUS SIDES

For Football Manager fanatics, being able to bring the game practically everywhere on a small device like a smartphone is really something.

FMM17 Leagues options
There’s 15 leagues to choose from at FMM17.

The user interface is easy to understand and even new players are able to play and there’s 15 well known leagues you can play on.

My personal favourite about FMM17 is the ability for me to create my own team, and lead it down to victory. Basically, FMM17 allows players to change a team name to a custom one, and play as usual. This is a superb way to ensure one stays loyal to a particular team.

THE DOWNSIDES

FMM2017 feels rather repetitive when you play it for a while because it is missing key items like team and player history.

The small database means that transfer options are limited and difficult, while new game rules are largely non-existent.

FMM17 Scout report
There isn’t many players in FMM17, but scouts are still available to give an authentic feel of being a manager

Due to the size, tactic selection is also limited, and there’s a lot of exciting features on the full version Football Manager, missing.

VERDICT

FMM2017 will still be any Football Manager fans best friend when they are on the go, but if played way too often, it can become boring due to its constant repetitiveness.