Touchline (DOS)

Touchline DOS The game's title screen


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Touchline is a single player, shareware, football management game based on the English leagues as they were prior to 1992 when the Premier League began. It claims to be the first management game with 'LUCK programmed into it.'

The player takes control of a club in Division 4 and must manage it to top of the First Division. The player can control most aspects of the game, this is a list of the main features taken from the documentation: "You select the team, decide on player coaching, choose team tactics, Manage team finance, organise incoming and outgoing transfers and supervise the club employees.".
Teams can consist of up to twenty players each of which can be customised.

Whatever team the player picks they start in the lowest division. All the player names are fictitious but the team names are genuine and the leagues are based on real positions around 1990 when Millwall, Norwich, Charlton and Coventry were all in the top division.

Games can be saved and later re-loaded as required, however to prevent any cheating there is a limit to 5 saves per season.


Touchline DOS There are lots of statistics to view. This is the player management screen.
Touchline DOS Having selected a team the player then chooses a sponsor. 
Each sponsor pays a different amount for the privilege
Touchline DOS This is how games are depicted. 
The pitch shows the team formations
There's a clock, currently showing 92, which counts the match duration.
Goals, bookings etc are reported on the right
Touchline DOS This is Division Four. 
Charlton is the team the player selected from Division One

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piltdown_man (151727) added Touchline (DOS) on Jan 27, 2015