mairie;;top eleven;;app;;ios;;android;;football;;soccer;;manager;;nordeus;;plan of attack Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen Every woman has done it at least once; when your hubby is watching soccer you are looking to see which players are the most handsome. In your head, you select the ones that are the best looking, put together your ĎDream-teamí and wish the match would end, so you could hit the showers together... and I really wish I hadnít said say that out loud... Oh well!

TOP ELEVEN 2015

By Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen on February 2, 2015

Every woman has done it at least once; when your hubby is watching soccer you are looking to see which players are the most handsome. In your head, you select the ones that are the best looking, put together your ĎDream-teamí and wish the match would end, so you could hit the showers together... and I really wish I hadnít said say that out loud... Oh well!


Great news for those of you who want to build aforementioned team; there is a game in which you can actually do just that. Okay, truth be told, you canít judge them on their looks because you canít actually see them, but they need more than good looks to be a good team player after all! There are many things to take into account when selecting players for your team. Which position they play in, if they have any specialities and much, much more. This is a good thing, because it automatically improves your understanding of what soccer is all about, and makes you see that it is much more than 20 grown men running after a ball. Even if they are 20 young, muscular, fit, good-looking men...

But enough about that, letís have a look at the App! To start off you can select almost every language known which makes the game much easier for a soccer-noob like me. Once thatís done you get your own team and you can choose the name of the club yourself. I turned it into FC Roermond, because that is where is live.


But enough about that, letís have a look at the App! To start off you can select almost every language known which makes the game much easier for a soccer-noob like me. Once thatís done you get your own team and you can choose the name of the club yourself. I turned it into FC Roermond, because that is where is live.

The general look of the app is pretty nice and clear, in the top-left corner you can open a menu that lets you choose whether you want to change the line-up of the team, see if you can build an additional tribune for your stadium or look at the competition in general. One of the most important things to do is the line-up of your team. Every coach has his own preferences I have a 2-3-5 alignment. Now it really goes to show that playing soccer is not just about having good looks. The players need to have certain abilities. Even for a noob like me it is easy to understand the differences in players and the position they hold in the team. It is all very clear cut what is what. Although they are some side notes to take into account. First off, when changing the position of a particular player, you must hold and drag him, easy. However, when you hold the player, your phone buzzes which leads me to think that I just got a whatsapp message or email. The buzz does not add much because you can clearly see that you are holding the player. You can turn it off, which is good, but I donít see the added value. Another side note iíd like to add is that sometimes you see a little orange or red triangle which function is not really clear. I found out that it tells you that the player is not optimal in that spot but it is something which is not apparent from the get go. There is no help function (or at least I couldnít find it, so it might just be me) to tell you what it all means. This would been a nice addition.


Overall I must say, even as a female soccer-noob, it is a good app. You can easily swipe between the slides and everything is clear and looks nice. You even get the feeling you are at the game once your team is up against others. Although I just had a short time to do the review I will definitely play until the end of the season hoping my team wins, which probably wonít happen but still, one does hope...


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