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"How much?!?!?" Time to negotiate with LMA Manager 2006's new Transfer System

New Transfer System to bring greater depth and more realism when signing players in LMA Manager 2006, coming this October to PlayStation 2 and Xbox.


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With just over two months until the new 2005/2006 football season kicks off, it's the transfer market that every manager's mind is focussed on right now.

A critical period in the football year, all the tense negotiations, finances and contract details of the transfer market are being implemented into a new and hugely detailed Player Transfer system for LMA Manager 2006, coming this October for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

With LMA Manager 2006's new game and database engine providing the power, the new Player Transfer system delivers greater depth and more realism than ever before.

The system's new player-search and scouting options will help identify your target. You can then use all the shrewdness of a modern manager, thanks to a brand new series of dealmakers to persuade the biggest clubs to allow their star striker to talk to you. Staggered payments, player swap-deals, sell-on fees, transfers in advance and appearance bonuses are all introduced, making for the most sophisticated transfer negotiation system ever.

Every manager in LMA Manager 2006 is truly an individual thanks to the brand new artificial Intelligence (AI). The AI determines exactly how the board of your rival club will respond to the deal and how aggressively they'll negotiate.

As well as looking at the deal on the table, clubs will assess exactly how highly they rate each player, both now and also future potential.

They'll consider who's injured or banned in their team right now before deciding if the squad has sufficient depth to do without a specific player and whether their board's finance director would explode if they didn't accept your offer!

The AI also manages how astute your rivals are in playing the transfer market and whether they can tell a Brazilian wonder kid from a carthorse.

And that's just the club dealt with. Next comes the delicate contract negotiations with the prima donna striker himself... and his agent. Of course, you can offer a generous contract with a whole slew of personal bonuses and intricate clauses, but the object of your attention will also be assessing your club reputation, your ambitions, and style of play.

He'll also deliberate over whether he'd get regular first-team football and even if he has friends at your club before signing on the dotted line. How unhappy he is at his current club can also tip the balance for you, so keeping an eye on the news headlines in the new 'Football One' media section can certainly pay off.

Delivering the most powerful edition of the award-winning console management game, LMA Manager 2006 is set to be the pinnacle of football management games on current-generation consoles when it launches this October for PlayStation 2 and Xbox this October. Get in training for this must-play fixture at the game's website and ever-busy forums at www.codemasters.co.uk/lma2006

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LMA MANAGER 2006: The best football management game for PS2 and Xbox just got better!

  • New game and database engine for the most powerful LMA ever
  • More real football management at all levels - from grass roots, domestic, to European and more teams to manage than ever before.
  • The most realistic Transfer Market system with complex contract negotiations.
  • The continued evolution of the 3D-match to show player reactions as the match progresses.
  • All new look and contemporary styling for intuitive interface and stats screens.
  • More teams than ever for real football management at all levels: grass roots, domestic, and European.
  • New 'Football One' Interactive TV station - your window on the football world.
  • More real-life stadia with more customisation options than ever before.
  • New fully featured Training section with 3D Training Match and In-Depth Training Report.
  • Online Content Sharing: More interactive elements for the massive LMA online community.
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