The new season is almost upon us, and as I desperately hope Arsenal replace Almunia in goal with someone who doesn't grease their gloves with frictionless gel, football fans across the country can get their hands on Championship Manager 2010 for the costly sum of... wait for it, drum roll please, sweeping orchestral notes... Absolutely nothing! Simply by signing up to the Telegraph's Fantasy Football league, you'll then receive a copy of CM10, free of charge!
There's a slight catch...signing up will set you back £6 for a team, but that would have happened anyway. So whilst technically free, it'll still cost you £6 if you see what I mean.
- Click here to nab a free copy of Championship Manager 2010 when you sign up to The Telegraph Fantasy Football League for £6
It's a simple process. Simply sign up for The Telegraph's Fantasy Football leagues, pick your team from a variety of players with a healthy budget, and then expect a copy of CM10 in the virtual mail! Not much else to say here. Price-comping this deal is a little like comparing Tony Adams to Pascal Cygan. You know which is better, you know what you'd rather want, and you have no idea why you're wasting your time considering it.
As this is a free deal sort of, I feel somewhat inclined to tell you that I don't actually rate the CM series. Not anymore. The gifted team behind Football Manager, a far superior game in the exact same field, once spearheaded development on Championship Manager, their now rival, but corporate shenanigans resulted in the team relocating elsewhere, taking with them only their skill and their craft. CM simply lacks the elegance and the indescribable reward of Football Manager. Over the years, it's tried ever so hard to replicate its rival's success, but is still some way off the mark.
Thanks to boogieben and bonchai at HUKD