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Golden goal: Football Manager 2005 demo out

A time-limited trial of Sports Interactive's new football management sim is yours for the taking

Sports Interactive has released what it's calling a "Gold Demo" for Football Manager 2005, the first football management sim from the UK developer since it split with Eidos and the Championship Manager brand.

SI's demo is a feature-complete version, with English and Scottish leagues included as standard, although it's time-limited and will plummet over the cliff edge of doom after six months.

Two versions of the demo have been released, a Vanilla version that doesn't feature logos, badges, facepacks and sounds, and a larger Strawberry version that has all this included.

Additionally, anyone fancying a dabble with other leagues can download the special Quick Starts pack, which contains the French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Belgian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Greek leagues.

Both versions of the Football Manager 2005 Gold Demo and the Quick Starts pack can be downloaded by hitting this here link. The full game launches on November 5, published by Sega.