Top Eleven Football Manager is a revolutionary Facebook soccer manager game, where you can compete with your friends, buy and sell players on real-time auctions, improve your stadium, and many more.
To start playing, you first need to select the nationality as well as language, create the club by naming it, choose the colors of jerseys and design the logo. After this, you join in one of the leagues with 14 teams playing already. The system is trying to group Facebook friends together, so they are able to play the same league as possible. One season lasts 28 days, and teams are playing one league match every day. The best teams (first four) are qualifying for Champions League, which will be played next season. First 7 teams from the league are progressing to the next level, and from the next season they will play the league with teams from the same level.
Since club finances are very important, you are signing sponsorship agreements for every season, which are able to sell boards around the field, players on transfer market, and tickets for domestic games. If the agreements expire, new deals will need to be signed.
To win a match, many excellent players are needed in the game. You can acquire them for the market or bring them up by yourself, which is required the training facilities and some time. With the growth of your team, your players are growing as well. After training, their ability will increase and help you win the match soon. Sometimes some players are stronger than those real football stars in real life such as Stam, Fabio Cannavaro and Ronney, and somtimes they have more exquisite skills than Thierry Henry, Messi and C.Ronaldo. All these features begin to reveal the attractiveness of Top Eleven.
Meanwhile, the effective formation and tactic for the team are also important elements in the game. Hence, it is necessary to choose a right player for a suitable position. However, it’s impossible for you to put a player with the skill ability above 90 to a side guard. Also, it sounds ridiculous.
Generally speaking, those who have a strong ability of defense should be put in the guard position. If they have good attack ability as well, you should put them to the side guards assisting your forwards. It is known to all that middle field players are the core of a team, so they are sure to be the best players who are good at passing and skills in your team.
When choosing the suitable players as your forward, you’d better select those who have excellent ability of speed. At the same time, you should remember to change your formation according to the match condition. For example, when you need to attack, 4-2-3-1 is a good choice for you. When you need to defense to protect you victory, 5-2-2-1 is an advisable selection.
Yet the biggest problem with Top Eleven is the combination of slow burning mechanics coupled with zero direction. The game has many management features and some very nice live elements, but for a new player there is no way of knowing what should be done first and when. On top of all that, everything takes so long that there is little, if anything, to do in the first sitting.