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(Pocket-lint) - New Star Soccer is a game that totally consumed our lives - and phone battery power - back in 2012/13 and we weren't the only ones. It has been downloaded 30 million times to date and won numerous awards for developer Simon Read.

Now he's back with an all-new football game, New Star Manager (formerly known as New Star Soccer Manager), which has been available to download for free on iOS for a month and has just hit Android too.

It takes the same concept as the original, with the outcomes of matches dependant on your own skill as well as the stats of in-game players, but expands upon it greatly.

This time you get control over the entire team and behind-the-scenes shenanigans at football team, New Star FC.

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Team tactics, formation, transfers and even sponsorship deals are yours to fiddle around with. Club infrastructure and finances are also important new facets, while player happiness will be paramount.

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"In New Star Manager we wanted to give you ultimate control over how your team plays," said Read.

"Matches are played out in a similar way to New Star Soccer in that you only play out the highlights, but when you get hands on, you can pass, head, shoot, dribble and tell players where to make their runs."

You download the Android version from Google Play now and on iOS from the App Store. There go our lives all over again.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 4 July 2018.