Version 1.2Released 19th August 2013
- FIX Fixed bugs which caused a small number of users to experience incorrect results and teams playing the wrong number of games
Create a football club from scratch, starting as a tiny non-league team, and see if you can make it through seven divisions to the very top!Download now
If you're stuck or think you have found a bug, check our FAQs below to see if we already have the answer to your problem.
Yes, you can - although we would ideally recommend starting a brand new game on the full app so you can explore all the new features! But if you do want to carry on a Lite game, follow these steps:
Please note that all imported games will begin at the start of a new season, even if your game was saved mid-season. This is so that the full game can add cup competitions and so on.
Yes, you can. Save games are compatible between different devices, including from Android to iOS and vice-versa. There is one important rule though - only save and load games from the main summary screen. A small minority of users have found that saving from other screens (especially the match/results/league screens) can cause problems.
If you saved the game on our servers then the saved game(s) will definitely still be there - the only reason they wouldn't show is if the email or password were spelt incorrectly either when you originally typed them or the second time round.
The most common reason for this happening is when people mis-type their original password without realising. If you've tried various combinations and still can't find your saved games, fill in our contact form and we'll check the database for you.
The first time you load the game, iTunes tries to contact the app - but it needs either a wifi or network connection. So to prevent the message appearing, simply close down the app, activate an internet connection (preferably wifi) and then reopen the app.
Even after the "Purchase Unsuccessful" message appears, the app should be 100% playable, although the "Money" and "Stadium" pages also need to connect to iTunes in order to get information about in-app investments, so there's a small chance these screens may crash if you don't have a connection.
Updating to the very latest version of the app should fix this problem. But if it does't, click the 'spanner' icon at the right hand side of the top menu bar. This should take you through to the Settings menu. From here, save your game, and you should hopefully return to the main summary screen.
Again, updating to the latest version of the app should solve this issue. Alternatively, shutting down the app and restarting it should get you back to the main summary screen. (Don't delete the app, simply close it down and then launch it again).
The first thing to check is whether in-app purchases are actually allowed on your device. To do this, go to Settings > General > Restrictions.
If there are no restrictions in place, then the following steps appear to solve the problem, especially if you're on iOS 7:
As mentioned above, a small number of users have reported that saving or loading a game during the match/results/league table pages can sometimes cause issues. So the main advice is to make sure you only save or load games from the main summary screen.
To try to get things back to normal:
Unfortunately there is an error in Apple's app store listing which mistakenly says it will work on iOS 4. The app actually only works on iOS 5 or above.
There seems to be a glitch in some versions of Swiftkey which can cause the text boxes not to accept your input. Switching to the default device keyboard should fix the issue.
Although the game disables your device's 'back' button, most Android devices have a 'Home' button somewhere that allows you to return to your main phone screen. Alternatively your device may also have a 'task manager' button that enables you to switch between apps.
To offer players a new contract:
*PLEASE NOTE* You can only access player profiles from the squad box on the main summary screen - not from the "View squad" button during news items.
Football Chairman Lite is the original, hugely popular, free version of the app.
It's 100% free and has no annoying adverts or pop-ups.
Unlike the full version, there are no play-offs or cup competitions, but it's still a complete game that allows you to build a non-league club and take it all the way to the top flight.
Hire and fire managers, develop your stadium, negotiate transfers and contracts... while keeping both the fans and the bank manager happy.
Football Chairman Lite is available to download free of charge for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle devices.
The full version has all the features we didn't get chance to put in the Lite app, such as:
The full version of Football Chairman is available to download for £2.99 for iPhone, iPad, Android and Amazon Kindle devices.
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"I've always wanted a game like this and you've delivered. It's a very good game, and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys football and wants a change from just playing it yourself all the time!" - smackinnon7
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"Forget football management simulators, this is the future! This has to be the most addictive app I have ever had, simple quick and fun!" - Maplo16
"Thought this game was going to be one I kept for a day, it been 2 weeks and I'm still addicted. Seasons go quickly and there's no waiting for things to happen. Very very good game and I've already recommended it to my friends who have also downloaded and are now addicted." - Wizzyhizzy
"Great game, love the chance to be the chairman and great to see your team reach the football league!" - Riki100
"I have been playing the Lite version of this, which was just brilliant. So I downloaded the full version for £2.99 and, I cannot put into words just how exceptional this has been for me. Conclusively, I would recommend this app to all footy lovers out there. Do not hesitate to buy! You won't want to stop once you've started." - Mark W
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