The lads over at Sports Interactive have once again generously provided a couple of PC and PSP copies of the new Football Manager 2012 for GrandOldTeam to give-away!

It hit the shops today. It´s really realistic, Everton are skint on it. Sell Anichebe and bring in David Nugent, Lee Trundle, or something.

Long gone are the days of trivial competition questions – in-line with today´s lazy internet browser – nowadays all we ask is you Facebook ´Like´ or Twitter ´tweet´ this article – icons are above to do exactly that. The wise of you will do both to double your chances…

If your “one of them” who rejects popular culture – give us a shout and we´ll include you in the draw.

Deadline for entries is Monday 24 October 18:00. The winner will be contacted direct.

The greatest job on earth is yours:

Football Manager 2012 allows you to take control of any club in over 50 nations across the world, including all of the biggest leagues across Europe.

You’re in the hot-seat, which means you decide on who plays and who sits on the bench, you’re in total control of tactics, team-talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed 3D match engine allowing YOU to make the difference!

It’s time to put your opinions to the test.

Key new & improved features for Football Manager 2012:

Manage Anywhere, Anytime
The ability to add or take away playable nations in your saved game as often as you want. Manage in that country at the start of the next season- meaning you don’t have to decide on which nations are playable at the start of your career.

Transfers & Contracts
Significant changes to the transfer and contract systems, including loyalty bonuses, better implementation of amateur and youth contracts, an improved transfer centre and the ability to lock areas of the contract negotiation when you aren´t prepared to budge. This helps you to manage your budgets and gives you flexibility in what you offer as incentives.

Scouting improvements
Using several real life scouting reports, a new in-game report was devised which includes squad analysis, tactics information and information about goals scored and conceded alongside lots of other scouting improvements, giving you all the information you need to prepare before kick-off and throughout the season.

3D Match Improvements
New animations, a whole new crowd system, improved weather system, more stadiums, plus two brand new cameras – “Behind Goal” and “Director Cam” as well as all other camera angles being reversible – meaning you can watch and analyse every aspect of every game.

Intelligent Interface
A new adaptive layout system, which means the higher your screen resolution, the more info is easily at your fingertips. The new interface also contains new filters, customisable columns, a new tactics screen, and lots of new overview screens.

Tone
A whole new level has been added to team talks and conversations, with the new tone system, which allows you to specify the way you want to say things – be as cool as a cucumber by saying things calmly or throw tea cups around by saying things with passion. There are 5 different tones to choose from with specific comments per tone.

Brand New Tutorial
Standing separate from the main game, a mode to help new players find their way around the game easily, whilst also offering tips to experienced managers on how to get the most out of the game, as well as a new in-game “how to” system.

On top of these key innovations, there are lots of areas of the game that have had huge improvements, such as the media system, press conferences, the youth system, newgens, the social networking options, friendlies, international management and many more which will be detailed in a series of video blogs over the coming months, alongside more information about Football Manager 2012.

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