The more things change, the more they stay the same. So it is again as Sports Interactive and Sega bring us the latest iteration in the long-running and classic football management simulation series, Football Manager, nee Championship Manager. Alongside the obvious data update to reflect accurately this season’s realities, plus the many hundreds of subtle changes, there are a significant number of headline innovations which make this year’s version stand out compared to its predecessors. The game looks a little different, can be played in more ways than one and in some ways may surprise you. Although once you’ve spent some hours with the game and have acclimatised to the changes and you understand the new features after really getting into a save game or ten, it hits you. What Sports Interactive have managed to do better than they have for quite some time is evolve the game significantly so it feels new and better yet it is fundamentally still the same game built on numbers, choices and fantasy. The more things change, the more they stay the same.