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Costs: Free
Frequency: twice weekly
Email: [ok]
URL: [ dead link ]
Type: Free soccer football management game
Last-Update: 2009Feb09
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, www, mixed, modern, rpg, sports, opensource


BOTN is a free online football (soccer) management game. Each manager selects a team from the English Premiership or Division One, then takes control of their transfers and tactics for each match. BOTN was founded in Feb. 2004, and has been running roughly alongside the real life football seasons since then (give or take a few months here and there!). BOTN uses the ESMS+ software to simulate matches.

The great thing about the game is the fact that it can be very long term (some managers have been around for all four years), and given proper management any team can gain success in the long run. Of course, feel free to try it out for a short time to see if you enjoy it. Many other ESMS sites have no history and may close at any time, but if you join BOTN you can be sure your efforts wont be wasted.


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Greg Lindahl