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Football Manager Handheld 2014
Managing expectations
by Jon Mundy 19/11/2013
Product: Football Manager Handheld 2014
Developer: Sports Interactive
Publisher: Sega
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Simulation, Sports
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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If a football manager isn't careful they can be typecast, just like an actor.

Perfectly decent, dependable managers such as Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis will probably never get a crack at a top job.

Whether it's down to their not being ambitious enough, not playing sufficiently attractive football, or simply speaking with an unfashionable accent, there's a glass ceiling in place above them.

Football Manager Handheld 2014, while predictably engrossing and accomplished, leaves us wondering whether it's climbed as high as its current approach to the job will allow.

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Football Manager Handheld 2014 remains the best football management game on iOS, but it’s a big fish in a small pond. Other platforms have shown that a portable version of the full game is viable, and should be the target from 2015
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 6
Overall: 8
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