Sensible Soccer
Image: Sensible Software

The League One football side Shrewsbury Town FC announced its signing of the Carlise United defender Morgan Feeney yesterday in an unusual way.

Taking to Twitter, the club's social media account posted a video of Sensible Soccer 92/93 for the Sega Mega Drive composited onto an old Lavis 612 TV. It then revealed the name of its latest transfer using the edit team function, before setting up a match against Liverpool where Feeney scored the opener (a nod to the player's time as Everton's youth team captain). You can watch the video in the tweet below:

Sensible Soccer is a series that got its start on home computers such as the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS-compatible machines back in 1992.

An enhanced version of the original was released that same year for the Amiga and ST, and was also ported to platforms like the Acorn Archimedes, Amiga CD-32, DOS, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Game Gear, and Master System. This is the edition that Shrewsbury Town opted to use for the announcement.

It was then followed by one more version, Sensible Soccer: International Edition in '93, which as the name suggests introduced some tweaks to the national teams. The game also went on to receive numerous sequels over the years, including 1994's Sensible World of Soccer, originally for Amiga, Atari ST, and DOS.

All we can say is we hope more teams follow suit in the future!