Coaching Manual

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    For the management aspect of the Speedball II, you may need access to the manual, as the UI of the management screen is not very intuitive in my opinion:


    If you just want to focus on playing, here’s the match controls:

    (Excerpt page 10)


    You control the player on your team who is nearest the ball this is your control player (CP) He/she will be highlighted with an are in your teams colour above his head When the player has the ball he will have a letter above his head denoting his group position A- centre foward M midfield D defence W – winger, G – goalkeeper Each member of the team can move and throw the ball in eight directions To throw the ball press the fire button a short press releases it at waist height, alonger press means the ball is thrown high in the air In addition a subtle amount of’aftertouch can be apphed to the ball after it has been thrown by moving the joystick up or down left or right this means you can crect the ball anywhere you want to

    If your team is not in possession pressing the fire button can have one of three effects If the ball is in the air near your CP he/she will jump to catch it If the ball as on the ground or at waist height your player will she to interceptit if a member of the opposing team has the ball pressing hre will attempt a tackle


    The goalkeeper is controlled when he is CP When roving away from the goal-line he can jump up and catch the ball throw it and tackle as normal additionally, when the ball is moving pressing fire with joystick left or right causes him to dive for the ball However he cant travel outside his own ‘goal area’ about a screen’s distance from the goal


    Successful tackles depend on the relative attack/defence attributes of the two players involved if you win the tackle, your opponent loses energy and vice versa Tackling a player also reduces his/her attributes You can tackle any player at any time even off the ball Players are most vulnerable when jumping and facing away from you

    (yes, there is no punctuation in the manual)


    If your playingagainst a weaker or similar team the tactic is straight forward. At the whistle wait for opponent forward to take ball. Kill him. Take ball, throw the ball to their midfielder. kill him. Take ball throw the ball to their goalie. Kill him. Take ball, Score.

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