Hi All,

Just signed up to the forums today. I am interested in building an online soccer sim in the future. However its a rather ambitious goal based on the fact my database knowledge stretches no further than microsoft access - and in fairness even that knowledge is somewhat limited.

Basically Im interested to know, what programmes would be involved in building an online soccer sim - databases, stand alone server, visual basic etc what programmes would arguably be best to begin to learn?. How realistic is it to expect to be able to build something of reasonable standing without actually going out and getting some tuition in these programmes (i.e, could i teach myself)? Ive always taken up new programmes and managed to get my head around them before but I guess something this advanced is potentially a step to far.

Any books, websites you could point me towards would also be great.