The phrase that keeps popping up in relation to Lords of Football is Football Manager meets The Sims. Rather than spending hour upon hour deciding whether you need to “invert the pyramid” or “play a man in the hole,” this football sim seems to focus more on keeping a close watch on the behaviour of your players.
Making sure none of them turn into Joey Barton, basically.
While you do have control over what happens on the pitch (via match commands,) it seems like the man-management and motivational sides of things will be the paths to success.
Here’s the launch trailer to give you more of an idea. I’ve just got my hands on some review code, so the IncGamers review will be up in a week or so.