I personally play Championship Manager 2001-02. There are some forums where people dedicate their time to realise updated squads of players. Its unbelievably fast, a challenge and ultimately more fun than the later versions. Anyway, speaking of cm I must get back to it and win champions league with Southport.
I'm not really a big fan of soccer playing games. The gameplay always seems flawed to me because the passing and first touches are crazy. The manager modes are also quite poor too, especially considering they are basically irrelevant as playihng ability is what it comes down too. I guess thats the case in stuff like Madden too though. Pro Evolution shades Fifa IMO, but I'm not a big fan of either.