One-Nil Play by Mail Football
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One-Nil Football is a football management game which allows you to manage any one of 30 Major European Clubs. Once appointed as manager it will be your decisions which determine your team's fate. You will be responsible for team selection, tactics and training as well as the buying and selling of players.
The most exciting aspects of the game is that you will be competing against other soccer fans with whom you will be able to negotiate transfers, arrange friendlies etc, and also that the game is based on a three tiered super league system, where there are 10 teams in each league. This means that you are always in with a chance of promotion or relegation, the season is never dead.
One-Nil Football can be played ONLINE OR by POST (Play-by-Mail).
HOW THE GAME WORKS
When you join we will provide you with everything you need to play, including your first Club Report (squad details, fixtures etc) and a comprehensive Managers Handbook.
As manager you will be responsible for selecting your team for the next game of the season. Your Managers Orders (team selection, tactics, players for sale etc) must be submitted to us by the given deadline date. After the deadline has passed Manager's Orders from all competing managers are input and results calculated. New Club Reports are then published and so the process continues throughout the season. Each time a club report is sent out is called a turn. Each turn lasts 7 days, so you normally have at least 3 days to ring other managers, arrange transfers, and select your squad, tactics, and training methods.
Each Club Report includes: league results, league tables, cup draws, cup results, friendly results, detailed match report, match stats, transfer listed players, transfer report, messages from other managers, game stats, club financial report, updated squad list, training report, injury report. We also award loyalty points for each turn, and over time, these loyalty points can be exchanged for free turns.
When a new game is launched, every team in the game is managed. That means that you can expect very competitive games as well as high levels of interaction, and general good banter with other managers in the game. We believe that we owe it to the honest members not to tolerate cheating of any kind. Any member found to be deliberately cheating, in whatever form, is permanently banned from playing our games.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are results based on real life games?
No. Although the game uses team names and real players the results are never related to the teams performance in real life Your team's results are solely based on your own managerial skills
Can I add players to my squad?
Yes, of course. There are several methods, the most obvious being buying and selling players to and from other teams in the game, PLUS you can make a request for a player to be included in the game, and he will be offered to you for his value. If you don't take us up on the offer, he will be shown on the next transfer window. However, when he is placed in the transfer window, he can be bought by other clubs; you are no longer guaranteed him.
If I live outside the UK, can I join?
Yes, however, it must be noted that you have to play by e-mail, and also, the only accepted method of payment is Paypal.
Is there an age limit on playing?
No, players can play from any age
Are my contact details made available to other players?
Your phone number or e-mail address are only made available if you request them to be. Your postal address is NEVER given out. Members of the game can still make transfers without ever giving out any details. This is done via the transfer window system, and so long as both managers have filled in the same information on their forms, then the transfer will go through as normal
What is a turn?
The word 'turn' refers to the process of running the game (playing all the matches), printing the Club Reports (which includes match reports, results, tables, stats, transfer activity etc) and posting the report to everyone in the game. There is one turn every 7 days.
How long is a season?
There are 10 teams in each division, who play each other twice. This means that you play a total of 18 league fixtures during the season, one in each turn. There is also a cup competition each season. This is also included in the price of a turn, and 2 friendlies per team per season are also free. As there is one turn every 7 days the season will last approximately 18 weeks.
How can I pay?
The easiest way of paying is via Paypal, the online money transfer system. All you need to sign up for that is an e-mail address, and a credit/debit card. The other accepted methods are postal orders, cash, and if you are paying for a season ticket, we also accept cheques
How much is it to play?
The prices are as follows, there are discounts for buying turns in groups of 4, 9 (half season) or 18 (whole season)
1 Turn by post - £2.45
1 Turn by e-mail - £2.15
4 Turns - £9.40 post, £8.40 e-mail
Half Season - £20.70 by post, £18.45 e-mail
Season Ticket - £39.50 by post (under £2.20 per turn) or £34.00 by e-mail (under £2 per turn)
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