Sports Imagination Publishing

Welcome to the home of Sports Imagination Publishing.

August 12th 2014 sees the launch of our first Kickstarter campaign.
The ‘World Tour of Football Management Simulation’ book is due for release in August 2015.

Both Kevin Iddon and Andy Watton are huge fans of the football management genre and have spent countless hours, weeks, months…and even years racking up the victories, defeats and chairman ultimatums to be in a position to be able to write this book.

From the first ever Football Manager (1982, Spectrum) right through to the current incumbents, with nostalgic visits to the likes of Sensible World of Soccer (PC/Amiga), Ultimate Soccer Manager (PC/Amiga/consoles) and Kevin Keegan’s Player Manager (SNES), this book will take the reader on a comprehensive, nostalgic and fun journey detailing the entire history of the football management game.

Where did it all start? What were the defining games? Which releases promised much but were ultimately consigned to the subs bench?

The current genre dominator, Football Manager (SI Games) will feature considering the quality of the games both past and present, not to mention the lost hours (and girlfriends) both authors can attribute to it.

Not forgetting the memories of FM/CM legends such as Tonton Zola Moukoko, Cherno Samba and the fictional phenom that was To Madeira.

Over the years there has been over 115 different football management simulations and we’re here to document them. With years of (virtual) management experience, the Sports Imagination Publishing team are more than qualified to take you on a no holds barred journey though them, from the genre’s beginning in 1982 right up the current dugout simulators.