As the new football season looms, there are vital questions to be answered. Will Gazza's tongue depart these shores in search of loadsailira? Will Arsenal once again be knocked out of the FA Cup by the mighty Spurs? And, finally, will Striker Manager score with the public?
The answers to these burning questions are, I predict, yes, yes and pass.
Football games broadly fall into two categories - the fast and furious goal-mouth action in the style of Anco's Kick Off and the more thoughtful strategy games, which manfully follow in the footsteps of the legendary Football Manager.
D and H Games have bravely decided to go for the Kevin Toms' classic. And a creditable job they have made of it.
First off, Striker Manager is simplicity to play. Everything is icon-controlled from one screen. This allows you to access all manner of squad details, transfers, financial details, league tables and results etc.
Interspersed with the brain work are arcade highlights of the matches. Or, in my case, low-lights of several strategic disasters. But these spots are not really what the game is about.
Bravely, I accepted the hot spot at the helm of Sheffield Wednesday in Division Two. But Lady Luck deserted me and the lads and I faced an interesting relegation battle.
Still, it's early days and I'm sure the calls for my resignation are premature. But I will have to get to work with the team and player editor and make a few changes.
If, like me, you fail miserably there's the chance to skip the country and take part in any one of 16 European leagues, with a total choice of 280 teams, plus European Cup, UEFA and National Cup matches.
Unfortunately, Striker Manager may disappear without many people noticing. It is not sufficiently different to stand out. That and the fact that it's not branded with a big name from the world of football management.