From your main menu you have 6 options.
PRESS 1 To change player name. (Screen 1) will list players No's 1 to 11.
Press enter for: (Screen 2) player No's 12 to 25.
Press (Y)es to change player's name.
Enter player number (i.e. 1 - 25) and then enter new name.
Press (N)o to return to menu.
PRESS 2: To change Team name follow same procedure for change player name.
NOTE: Highlighted No's (1 - 5) on right of team name indicate team strengths.
3 = Strong 2 = Good 1 = Pair
PRESS 3: To list full squad details of your Team.
(SCREEN 1) will list players 1 - 11.
(SCREEN 2) will list players 12 - 25.
These Screens will give the following details for each player.
Details from left to right.
(T)ype (i.e. Goalkeeper, Defence, Midfield, Attack).
(A)bility Rating 1 - 5
(F)orm Rating 1 - 5
(C)aps No. of International Matches previously played.
(G)oals No. of goals scored (in current World Cup Campaign).
PRESS D: for Discipline Table.
This will list players facing match suspension based on the following:-
Sending Off 6 PTS
Booking 3 PTS
6 PTS Automatic Match ban. Press enter to continue.
PRESS 4: for fixture details. At the start of the Game you will also be shown
your qualifying group. You will also be shown a list of teams available for
friendly matches (to be played at home).
You must select 2 teams from this list before proceeding. CAUTION take
care to enter team No's only. Type in Team No. and press enter.
After qualifying for the finals you must select 3 teams for tour matches
You will also be shown your Quarter Final Group.
You will have the option to press (R) for full Results Table and/or (L) for
current League Table (if applicable).
PRESS 5: To play next game.
(SCREEN 1) will display your opponent's Team details and will indicate if your
Team are playing at home, away or on neutral ground.
(SCREEN 2) will display the pre-match report.
(SCREEN 3) will display your squad details for player No's 1 - 11
Press (N)ext to list players 12 - 25.
Players not available for team selection because of injury, suspension or
because they have not been released by their clubs will be highlighted in
At the top of both screens the number of players and substitutes selected will
be displayed. IMPORTANT this display is only updated each time you press L to
PRESS C to choose player, then (P)layer or (S)ubstitute and then enter
PRESS D: to drop- then player No.
After selecting your squad press L to re-list. The screen heading will
confirm the number of players and substitutes picked.
For each match. you must select 11 players and 5 substitutes.
(SCREEN 4) Will list your final team and substitutes.
Your total team strengths will be displayed as follows:-
M = MORALE
E = EXPERIENCE
D = DEFENCE
M = MIDFIELD
A = ATTACK
F = PORN
All these factors are based on the players selected and will directly
affect the Goal Scoring Ability (GSA) of both sides. The GSA will be displayed
immediately before and during the match. The higher the GSA the greater the
chance of scoring.
NOTE: THE GSA IS ONLY A GUIDE TO WHICH TEAM IS MORE LIKELY TO SCORE BASED ON
CURRENT FORM AND ABILITY ETC. HOWEVER, THERE ARE NO CERTAINTIES IN FOOTBALL.
(SCREEN 5) The Match
You are now ready to kick off. Highlights from the game will be displayed
including corners and free kicks in and around the penalty area, and you will
have opportunities to make substitutions. Goal times will be displayed along
with the goal scorer for your Team.
At the end of the match the other result in your group will be displayed if
PRESS 6 : To save game.
Before starting your World Cup Campaign you say wish to note the following
Prepare a cassette to record, remove the ear socket from your Spectrum
and press (S)ave, start recording and then press any key.
After saving the main program press any key to save final section of program.
You will then return to the main menu.
Before deciding on your overall game strategy it is advisable to check both
the strength of the squad you have inherited and the strengths of the other
teams in the competition, particularly those in your qualifying group.
Your players ability rating will vary during your World Cup Campaign. For
example, after playing three matches (i.e. 3 caps) a players ability rating
will increase by one (subject to a max of 5). These do not have to be
consecutive matches, and the players do not have to play a full match. Of
course, an injury or loss of confidence and/Or form will also affect a
GSA Rating (Displayed during the match).
This indicates the attacking strengths of the teams. When choosing your Team
you should consider the strength of your opponent's team and your match tactics.
You can reduce your opponent's chances of scoring by playing defensive, but
this will also reduce your own chances of scoring.
As manager you can choose
any players you wish and select any style of play 4-3-3, 4-4-2 or some other
style. However, you will find it best to choose a balanced team. For example,
you will obviously increase your opponent's chances of scoring if you do
not play a recognised goalkeeper. The overall strength and weaknesses of
your Team will affect the final GSA rating of Both Teams.