With college football nearly over and the NFL ending just a month or so afterwards, pigskin fans are... oh, wait. This is the other kind of football. Sega's Football Manager franchise has long enabled obsessive compulsive soccer fans to live out their somewhat sedate dreams of managing a pro club. It looks like the developer is giving the handheld versions the same yearly release cycle that the console and PC games enjoy - as well as a nice price bump up to $9.99. Hey, it's a business, not a sport.
Leagues from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, and Wales are represented, as well as newcomers from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Some (not all) have player headshots included, and of course all of them have stats updated for the late 2012 and 2013 seasons. In-app purchases are included for the first time ever (Really, Sega? On a $10 game?) that allow you to buy stadium upgrades. You also buy new challenges, or even attract a "sugar daddy" chairman to spend money on the team and facilities. Yes, really.
Football Manager 2013 is available for any Android device running 2.2 or later, and with undemanding graphics, just about everybody should be able to play it comfortably on any hardware. Get to it, sophisticated soccer hooligans.
P.S. Gig 'em, Aggies!