This year’s Football Manager game (TAFKA Championship Manager, lapsed fans) will simulate Brexit in the transfer market.
Providing players with three perspective scenarios as time rolls on, the in-game economy will either have a soft Brexit, with free movement of players and staff around the EU; an exemption made for sportspeople similar to entertainers; or a hard Brexit that restricts movement of players and staff.
Says creator Miles Jacobson:
“We usually try and keep politics out of the game because nobody wants it rammed down their throat.
“But we were left with an interesting situation this year when the people of Britain voted to leave the EU and it wouldn’t have felt right to leave that out. It’s something we had to reflect in the game.
“So we sat down with the research guys and started to plan how we might put it in.”
So basically being Irish this summer means having to cheer for a for a foreign team. Not the most craic during a world cup as ideally we want Ireland to be competing. But they aren’t so lets get on with it.
But we had an idea here in Atomic. What if we supported other teams that wear green? An alternative #COYBIG?
So we created four posters for Nigeria, Cameroon, Algeria and Mexico
Ahead of this evening’s match [Vs Sweden at Lansdowne Road, Dublin] Three, primary sponsor of the Irish football team, took Richard Dunne, David Forde and Conor Sammon aside for a quick test of their general and football knowledge. The players were quizzed by Matthew Nolan (9) and Matthew Hanley (8) from St. Oliver Plunkett School Malahide, who found out if what they thought of Thierry Henry, and if they knew the words to the national anthem.