Once the formation is in place and your tactics are set, the game
can begin at a specified time. As the simulation of the game at
FMO is live, each participating team manager can be instantaneously
there at the game and therefore follow your teams game without any
kind of delay or evaluation periods.
The exact time of the game‘s kick off can be found, for example, on the
‘Office computer‘ on the ‘Office‘ page,
or via the ‘Gameday & Table‘ site of your team‘s league.
During the live match, each team manager involved can have a direct influence
on the game, through changing the players positions, substituting
players in and out or by adjusting the team‘s tactics. Direct commentary
keeps the team manager informed of what is happening on the pitch, as well
the current status of all the other games that are also in progress -
you are always kept in the picture.
The game‘s playing time is three time faster than real time,
for example, the first half lasts 15 minutes as opposed to
the real time of 45 minutes. There is a 5 real minute period between
each game halves. A display panel tells the manager of the game‘s
current game time and also the current score.
Live Commentary & League Results
Through live commentary you will be kept informed of what his happening
on the pitch through the course of the game. Comments regarding
scoring opportunities, goals, yellow and red cards, substitutions,
tactical changes will appear live on the live ticker.
Usually a game will be played simultaneously with other games
from the same competition, therefore all games from the league
all start at the same time on each gameday. The latest scores from
these games are displayed in the ‘League Results‘ box.
Player and Team Strength
The strength of the players and therefore the strength of the team
gradually decreases through the course of the game.
The degree of the reduction in strength depends on several factors.
General fatigue is subject to every player as the same level
of performance can not be maintained over the course of the whole season.
The endurance of a player significantly influences the degree of strength
reduction. The further away the players endurance value is from the 100 mark,
the quicker he will loose his strength during the games duration.
The tactical tools of ‘Commitment‘ and ‘Pressing‘ also have an
effect on the decline of the players strength throughout the game.
Substitutes Bench and Substitutions
All the players that are not in use or not on the playing field are found
sitting on the bench. During the course of the game a maximum of three players
can be substituted. To make a substitution, you simply drag the player you want
to take off the field with your mouse and drop onto the bench.
To substitute in his replacement you do the exact same but drop
the player from the bench onto the field instead.