Posted by Paul on December 12, 2011 with 21 Comments | Short Link




  • ljean8080 says:

    Paul,do you have a link for Len Durrant and Bruce Bundy’s sites?thank you.

  • Paul says:

    I do! Check out this article:

    There are links in that article to both sites. If you still have trouble, send me an email at and I’ll try to help you out further.

    All the best,

  • RICH D says:

    Hi Paul,
    Always happy to see another StratoManiac that enjoys “little nothings” like a peek at an original 1965 PETE ROSE! Take a look back at Pete and a few others that have appeared from ’62!
    ENJOY , RICH D : )

  • Buzz says:

    Could you post a picture of the APBA soccer game components? I am going to order the game, thanks to your blog, and would like to see what I’m getting.
    Thank you for this blog. I look forward to following along!!


  • Paul says:

    That’s a good idea – I will do that tonight, Buzz. I hope you enjoy the game!

  • Pedro says:

    Hi Paul,
    Really enjoy the blog and the reviews. I have APBA Soccer and was wondering if you were going to upload the Soccer sheets you created. Thanks again for some great reading.


  • Paul says:

    I’ve been meaning to do that for awhile, Pete. I will post them soon. Thanks for reading and for the comment!

  • Michael says:

    Hi there, I wonder if you can point me to where I can get hold of Mea Copa? Much appreciated.

  • Paul says:

    Hi Michael,

    The designer of Mea Copa is Anthony Apostolico, he can usually be found on the “Soccer Simulation” forum over at the delphi forums. I have his email address, too, and I’ll send it to you in an email. Anthony is also the designer of “Classic Soccer.”

    Take care and I hope you like the game as much as I did! – Paul

  • Roy says:

    Hey Paul. Just got the APBA Soccer game. I’ve been playing Football Manager for the last 6 years (managing Wrexham and then, when they were relegated out of the bottom division, Huddersfield). Well, I finally hit the wall. I just completely lost interest in contract signings, transfers, grounds improvement, training schedules, etc. But also I found that I’m tired of computer sims as well. Having played APBA baseball in the late fifties, early sixties I thought I’d go back to rolling dice and hand-keeping stats. And I’m really enjoying it.

    My question re: the soccer game is this. Are the leagues/teams/players rated for international play or only in relation to their own league? That is, if I put Man U. into MLS will they completely dominate or are they only rated in comparison to the other teams in the EPL? Or if I put the LA Galaxy in the EPL will they end up at the bottom of the table as they should or will they compete for the championship? I’m looking to acquire multiple card sets and eventually play a realistic, world-wide, club championship.


    • Robert says:

      Hey Roy…thought I would pop in here. As far as I can tell the cards are rated based on league there are in and not relative to other leagues. You can not play LA in the EPL as issued. You could adjust team ratings, defensive ratings and clutch points to make things work.

  • tim plum says:

    I was hoping you would stop by my new company we have 3 new sports titles being released in the coming months and let me know what you think and give us a mention here on your blog. thanks.
    Hockey Bones – A modernizing of FaceOff Hockey. Same great game engine to deliver the speed and feeling of being on the ice. New graphics to update the look. Solo and league rules included.
    Basketball Bones – Due for release in November 2012. Brought to us by Greg Eno noted Detroit sports blogger. A simple approach with stunningly accurate results.
    Football Bones – Due for release in January 2013. A remake of Statis Pro Football. New graphics, plays, weather, solo, league or replay available.

    • Paul says:

      Hey Tim – Thank you for stopping by the site. I absolutely will take a look at your site and your games. They all look interesting, but I think I’m most intrigued by Basketball Bones. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them all, however. If you’ll send me an email at we can talk more. I’m looking forward to it.

      Talk soon!

  • Robert says:

    Thought I would check in on you. Hope all is well. Always disappointed to go to you site and not see a post (see what you started). Post when you can……

  • Do you know of anyone who has attempted making som college fb cards from 86-88 era? Thanxs!!!!

  • James says:

    Hi Paul,
    A dilemma I have. When the APBA Soccer game was originally released. I purchased the EPL, World Cup teams, and UEFA clubs. Unfortunately, without my knowledge APBA released corrected card sets with corrected missing numbers. I have tried numerous times to get APBA to send me the corrected card sets, but Mr. Herson will not respond. Do you know of a document listing the corrected card numbers? Someone told me the sheet was a free download with said corrections released before the updated cards were sent out? Do you have any information how I can get the numbers? If so It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you with regards James Linnear

    • Paul says:

      Hi James,

      I’ve heard talk about these “corrected card sets” but as far as I know APBA has never released any revised cards for those early sets. I think the confusion comes from a widely held belief that the 2010-11 card sets were much better than the 2009-10 card sets, which led to much discussion about how the game company must have revised the rating system. I’ll see if I can find confirmation anywhere, but as far as I know, the 09-10 card sets (including UEFA and World Cup sets) were never themselves actually revised.

  • Tim says:

    I can verify that there *were* massive corrections to those sets and that they were posted in a pdf at their web site. (Most of the corrections were to shooting ranges, not the result numbers.) The file no longer appears to be available at the web site and the old link now leads to a page-not-found error.

    I have no idea why they would take down the pdf of corrections. Just to verify that I’m not dreaming, here is the WayBackMachine screen showing the (now broken) link to the pdf file (under “Soccer”):

    I never requested nor received corrected cards, but here is a discussion of the issue at that seems to confirm that some corrected sets were sent out in 2011:

    I haven’t taken the time to find/verify the Between-the-Lines posting mentioned in the discussion.

  • James says:

    Hello Paul,
    Using the information you sent me as a guide. A kind individual sent me the PDF printout
    of the corrected imformation for the APBA soccer game. Thank you for your help.

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