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niktheblade1
30-01-2008, 10:03
As the title suggests...

I actually bought an FC Basel and an Atletico Madrid shirt from the internet because I fell in love with them whilst playing FM.

Also, I have a strange affinity to Fenrando Torres and Sergio Aguero because of my Atletico adventure

Anyone else done anything as sad as that?

who do you love/hate because of the game?

niktheblade1
30-01-2008, 10:03
As the title suggests...

I actually bought an FC Basel and an Atletico Madrid shirt from the internet because I fell in love with them whilst playing FM.

Also, I have a strange affinity to Fenrando Torres and Sergio Aguero because of my Atletico adventure

Anyone else done anything as sad as that?

who do you love/hate because of the game?

fatboyjohnmulhern
30-01-2008, 10:09
i dont go that far, but i often look out for results after playing a career with that team

joeyt
30-01-2008, 10:10
I really liked Kim Kallstrom in past editions so I like to follow him. I also check Nottingham Forests results as I have been managing them for 2 FM games now.
I'm better on FM with Forest than they are in real life but that's probably the nature of the game

niktheblade1
30-01-2008, 10:13
Yeah, I often read the scorecast part of the papers and think, such and such scored... he never did for me, or yeah, he always scores, like I'm an expert on said player

sebzilla
30-01-2008, 10:22
I'm a huge Nico Kranjcar fan ever since he propelled my Cheltenham team into the Premiership from the depths of League Two. I guess this must have been a few years back now, it was before he moved to Portsmouth.

I'll be following the career of Oscar Ustari with interest from now on as well, he's absolutely legendary for my Man Utd team in FM08.

ZlatanFollower
30-01-2008, 10:43
Like because of fm:
Maxi Rodriguez
Mark Bresciano
Ashley Young
Dani Alves
Marcelo
Fernando Torres
Carlos Javier Acuna
Dirk Kuyt (i like seeing him score, and im not gonna get that in real life atm)

Dislike because of fm:
Carlos Vela
Andy Keogh... i hate Andy Keogh
Muntari
Drogba, more than i did before anyway

DapperOne
30-01-2008, 10:53
On fm07 i had a great game with newcastle in where i won everything a few times over shame they are **** irl http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jimlad1000
30-01-2008, 11:07
I'm currently managing Hyde United and have got up into League 1, I've started following their scores. I'm tempted to buy a shirt with Seddon on the back, scored non-league goals for fun!

joeyt
30-01-2008, 11:43
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ZlatanFollower:
Like because of fm:
Maxi Rodriguez
Mark Bresciano
Ashley Young
Dani Alves
Marcelo
Fernando Torres
Carlos Javier Acuna
Dirk Kuyt (i like seeing him score, and im not gonna get that in real life atm)

Dislike because of fm:
Carlos Vela
Andy Keogh... i hate Andy Keogh
Muntari
Drogba, more than i did before anyway </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Why do you dislike Vela?

Carrplos
30-01-2008, 11:51
CM/FM is probably the only reason I'm into soccer as much as I am. CM 97/98 and then the CM3 series. I liked soccer before them, but I rarely saw much other than the occasional indoor game on ESPN, the APSL on SportsChannel and the weekly Premier League game SportsChannel showed for a while (which was almost always Man Utd versus whoever, on occasion Arsenal.)

Bongo-Bongo
30-01-2008, 11:53
I liked Traore because of CM4. He might be one of the most useless defenders ever to walk the earth, but on CM4, he was amazing and even though he was dreadful for Liverpool, I couldn't help but feel sorry for him when he did badly.

Jonfun1980
30-01-2008, 11:57
It made me like Metz so much that I bought thier football top. LOL.

NepentheZ
30-01-2008, 12:07
Love


Ben Muirhead - (used to be free transfer, but was at Man U in later games)
Carlos Vela - Always turns out amazing
Justin Geocelin - Became my fave ever player from CM/FM. In one release he became a superstar striker, gaining England caps and all. IIRC, he's now in jail.
Julius Aghahowa - Always cheap, and a very good forward. Signed him for most clubs I managed.

Cristiano Ronaldo/Ricardo Quaresma/Thiago Motta - The ultimate trio. From about FM05 onwards, until all three made their big moves, I would always without fail sign all three from Sporting. Quaresma became a phenom in every save, Ronaldo was also amazing, and Motta was a great back up winger.

Hate

Arjen Robben. He was always a **** in-game, turns out FM had his character spot on.

I don't really hate any other players due to FM. Due to real life though, I refuse to buy certain players in FM.

NepentheZ
30-01-2008, 12:13
As for teams...

Love

Knockbreda FC - Gundo's Challenge
Carshalton FC - Dafuge's Challenge
AFC Wimbledon - Dafuge's Challenge
Barcelona - Until FM06, My longest ever "save" was a 7 season stint with these
Rushden and Diamonds - First club I ever got promoted in the CM series
Killyleagh - Gundo's Challenge
Malta - A regen I had in a long ass save was Maltese. He became really great, and made me want Malta to do well for his sake.

I must say, Since playing in Gundo's / Dafuge's challenge, I have a lot more respect for LL teams. I do have AFC 'Don's shirt now too. (I'm an Arsenal fan). I will DEFINITELY get a Knockbreda Shirt too.

Hate
Oxford
Liverpool
Cardiff

Gauvner
30-01-2008, 13:06
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by fatboyjohnmulhern:
i dont go that far, but i often look out for results after playing a career with that team </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same with me.

Like My Save with Reading in Football Manager 07

Or now strangly enough Stalybridge with FM08 http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Grecian_03
30-01-2008, 13:16
I follow Torino's results IRL now having enjoyed managing them on FM07. That was the most fun I'd ever had managing a team on any CM/FM game.

Buttgammon
30-01-2008, 14:22
I absolutely despise both Oxford and OFI Crete thanks to FM08.

And because of 07, I always look up Livingston's results and want them to do well.

Oh, and an item in a magazine about Rainford Kalaba left me seething with rage because he was such an awful signing for me. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Klimowicz
30-01-2008, 14:29
i was a Barcelona fan since 1992, but since fm05, i've managed Madrid to titles, and i hated Barca beating me so much that i have shelved my barcelona shirts with my name on them.

champions league final didn't help matters tbh.

BillyBoi
30-01-2008, 15:30
In Cm01/02 (I think) i played as Llanelli In the welsh league and ive supported them ever since. not greatly, but i like watching out for results.

They have done well the past couple of seasons.

CGSilva5
30-01-2008, 15:41
I always check the results for teams that I've managed. QPR, Mantova, Rennes and Werder Bremen, but without a doubt the team that I have grown to love the most is Mantova. I never really play the EA FIFA games anymore (ever since I discovered FM), but whenever I go over my cousins house and he wants to challange me, I'll always choose Mantova and usually I'll even beat him (he always picks Arsenal/Lyon/Barce, etc..).

maansson
30-01-2008, 16:21
Preston North End. My must successful game ever. Won everythinh and had almost the entire english national team, where I also were manager. Shameful my computer crashed and the game was lost forever.

Drunk Beware
30-01-2008, 18:39
No

Sanityfm
30-01-2008, 20:52
Always loved man u and no other team, till i was randomly selected for spurs, i support them now, but not as much as the devils

Chas (Psyatika)
30-01-2008, 21:00
Ricardo Vaz Te is my favourite footballer outside of Crystal Palace, and all he had to do was score the winner in the UEFA Cup final for me in FM 2006 (for Palace).

Strangely enough, he's at Betis in my current save, and he just scored against me about an hour ago (real time) in the UEFA Cup! And i applauded the computer screen http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Chas (Psyatika)
30-01-2008, 21:03
As for clubs, i've always had a soft spot for Morecambe after managing them in an older version of the game.

And at the moment i absolutely hate FH in Iceland, because i seem to be their bogey team no matter how well i do (until this season, that is!)

ZlatanFollower
31-01-2008, 09:06
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by joeyt:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ZlatanFollower:
Like because of fm:
Maxi Rodriguez
Mark Bresciano
Ashley Young
Dani Alves
Marcelo
Fernando Torres
Carlos Javier Acuna
Dirk Kuyt (i like seeing him score, and im not gonna get that in real life atm)

Dislike because of fm:
Carlos Vela
Andy Keogh... i hate Andy Keogh
Muntari
Drogba, more than i did before anyway </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Why do you dislike Vela? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


i dislike Vela because he used to score past me all the time on FM07, and then he picked up right where he left off on this game http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

31-01-2008, 09:30
when i was rangers in cm 01/02 my fav player has to be paddy flannery of dumbarton he had crap stats but good finishing! and i always lookd out for him on gillette soccer saturday when he was still with dumbarton! he used to score a barrel load for me in the champuions leauge and leauge! any1 else ever buy him?

I Love My Sheep
31-01-2008, 09:33
I have the Dagenham & Redbridge shirt from a couple of years ago after getting them into the Premiership. Still keep an eye out for their results.

I also got Gretna from the lowest Scot division to the Premier League some time ago. Look where they are now.

Nomis07
31-01-2008, 09:35
As a Northern irishman I always buy David Healy and give him plenty of games but he never does that well. Always gets transfer listed as soon as I move clubs so I take him with me everywhere including Milan and Valencia but i'm still not his favourred personnel http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Sir Thomas
31-01-2008, 10:14
Im With Joeyt Kallstrom is a complete legend, we even named our hamster after him at uni! the guy is immense on pro and in real life aswell! the day i'll be happy is the day the sky sports news ticker reads "Sven Goran Errikson has completed a sensational swoop for talented Olympique Lyonnais Midfielder Kim kallstrom"

I know im sad btw http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

deltablue
31-01-2008, 10:26
oh yes, I find you do tend to build up an affinity quite often for clubs you manage, at least if it goes well. Braga are perhaps the best example, and to a lesser extent verona, although I'd had a bit of a soft spot for them already thanks to 'a season with verona', one of the reasons (of many) why when I lost my main game and didn't feel particularly motivated to start another they were really the only club I could contemplate chosing to manage. as for players, its interesting getting to know players through FM who I don't really in real life, especially if they end up becoming famous (like Bojan and Anderson) later on. I don't really hate teams or players due to FM, maybe there have been a couple of instances where a particular team seems to cross me quite a lot (or in a way that lives in the memory) but nothing really much that I would remember.

markcator3006
31-01-2008, 10:36
Ever since my Mallorca game in CM 97/98 i've always had a soft spot for them since then.

Same with Palermo in CM 00/01 I think it was

canvey!!
31-01-2008, 12:22
Love Canvey Island from FM06. Somehow now seem to be following their rivals (team that got promoted ahead of them), AFC Hornchurch, more.

Hate Charlton, Q.P.R., Newport County.
Don't really like Norwich now.

And I have a mild dislike for some of the other teams I face in FM.

benjawi.
31-01-2008, 12:42
Gretna. Took them from being the crappest team in Scotland to the best. Can't remember what version of CM that was, but it was the first time Gretna were included as a playable team. Love them now, constantly check out how they are doing.

joeyt
31-01-2008, 13:16
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sir Thomas:
Im With Joeyt Kallstrom is a complete legend, we even named our hamster after him at uni! the guy is immense on pro and in real life aswell! the day i'll be happy is the day the sky sports news ticker reads "Sven Goran Errikson has completed a sensational swoop for talented Olympique Lyonnais Midfielder Kim kallstrom"

I know im sad btw http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
He certainly deserves to be in a better league than Ligue 1

Gaeren
31-01-2008, 13:40
After I won the Uefa cuo twice and the league twice with basel, I try to follow them....


But with Milan its pretty different....dont like them much irl, but love playing them i FM...

Gaeren
31-01-2008, 13:41
Crap...nok Basel...Genk!


GENK I TELL YOU! I WAS GENK!...

Gaeren
31-01-2008, 13:42
Crap....iam typing like **** today....


Ill better go to bed then...http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sir Thomas
31-01-2008, 15:02
Bojinov has been quality for me on recent fm's so i was delighted when sven brought him to city!

Anybody ever had city new boy caceido on fm?

Ruud Van Nistelrooy 774
31-01-2008, 15:55
Like

Burscough
Wolves
Lazio

Mick McCarthy (Used to hate him but developed a close friendship with him on FM)
Andrew Keogh (Absolute class for me, scored 30 goals a season and over half of them were lobs from about 30 yards)
Mendieta
Vaz Te (I remain convinced that Vaz Te has the potential to be a world class player despite all of the contrary evidence)
Collins John (As above)
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Justin Geocelin - Became my fave ever player from CM/FM. In one release he became a superstar striker, gaining England caps and all. IIRC, he's now in jail. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Just read this. I forgot all about him but he was class for me for Northampton. Thought he'd just failed to live up to his obvious potential but didn't know he was in jail.
Richie Barker (I don't hear much of him but when he scores I'm always pleased)

Hate

Milan (Always refuse to sell me any player below about £90 million and win a lot of European trophies often knocking em out along the way)

Thierry Henry (Dislike the player anyway but his FM counterpart is even worse)

luisventura
31-01-2008, 16:04
Yes, love Middlesbrough IRL for years just because CM (and even more because 1 year later they buy IRL Emerson from FC Porto)

James.Clench
31-01-2008, 16:15
Good Question http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif

In FM08 I hate Bellamy ever since he scored twice in the last 5 mins in an F.A Cup final against me, after I was leading 2-0. I went on to lose on penalties!!

I like Florian Maurice of CM96/97 fame and Alexandr Prudnikov from this series

the_burge_
31-01-2008, 17:30
Yes, the old CM2 got me into Liverpool and have been an avid fan ever since.
More recentley FM07 randomly chose FC Kobenhavn and very much love them now and therefore hate Brondby and Aab.
Also in the CM series remember having a go at Glasgow Rangers when I was quite young and not able to fully understand the rivalry between them and Celtic but found myself hating Celtic all the same (Prolly due to them being the one team more successful in the league than me!).

Strager
31-01-2008, 18:03
People actually play with real players enabled?

sebzilla
31-01-2008, 21:51
I forgot about Runcorn. Back in CM2 I was sacked as Man Utd manager after finishing 6th in my first season (in my defence, I was seven years old). I then took over newly-promoted Runcorn, and embarked on a fantastic LLaMaing campaign the likes of which I have systematically failed to reproduce over the past eleven years. To this day I still check the papers for Runcorn results, and remember their heady days in the Premiership.

aenariel
31-01-2008, 22:59
I'm a fan of Javier Saviola since he was great back on old CM01/02. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

aenariel
31-01-2008, 23:00
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Strager:
People actually play with real players enabled? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rarely nowadays, but used to do it in the old days.

Nostromo
31-01-2008, 23:32
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by aenariel:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Strager:
People actually play with real players enabled? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rarely nowadays, but used to do it in the old days. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

rooney has to go...and man u. cant stand arsenal

Hartenberg
01-02-2008, 05:02
kidderminster harriers http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I live in Holland but am thinking about ordering a Kidder jersey online http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

lucasjfopf2k
01-02-2008, 06:01
i once wrote a letter to Ovidiu Stinga, thanking him for making me happy on CM2.

BP_Doosra
01-02-2008, 06:18
Love
teams - ajax, blackburn, orlando pirates
players - fernando gago, huntelaar, nicolas millan, lebohang mokoena

Hate
teams - Derby(they were made too good)
players - marlon harlewood, thiago motta

Champmanlover
01-02-2008, 06:23
Not only does FM make me love some players and hate others but I remember being convinced that Arsenal had signed Thuram on a free transfer about 5 years ago because it happened on my FM game. I was gutted about it too becuase i'm a Man Utd fan.

Champmanlover
01-02-2008, 06:24
Also Grays Athletic are now my 2nd favourite team after having a career game with them.

clark-KJH
01-02-2008, 07:17
eddie johnson!on FM07.0.2
200 goals in 5 championship winning seasons with liverpool + a lot of cups

Bullion1
01-02-2008, 12:48
wiht my FM07 escapades i loved Birmingham and Stoke, but since Mcleish went the the brum, it's just stoke now.

Kazza
01-02-2008, 12:58
Interestingly enough this version of fm2008 had Rozenhal (NUFC) as a whining player when he wasn't picked regularly.

Turned out to be so rl like, now on loan to lazio.

Stranger things happen.
http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

senorcoo
02-02-2008, 05:36
I believe it was in FM05 (whichever version was the first year with the blobs and before Chelsea ACTUALLY won the Prem), while managing Chelsea that I fell in LOVE with Adrian Mutu. He did EVERYTHING for me - scored, assisted, an all-around performer who almost made me buy his shirt. The funny thing is I led Chelsea to their first Prem title since 1955 as a Portuguese manager and then Mourinho comes along and does it IRL. Was I the first SPECIAL ONE???

Eborg
02-02-2008, 05:58
I'm thinking about going to Berlin in the summer,partly because of my wish to watch one of the 1.FC Union Berlin's matches... http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Liam-Shannon
02-02-2008, 07:17
There is loads for me first of all Laurent Robert when he was at newcastle i used to play him upfront and make him take everything and he was my top scorer loved him since http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . Secondly Cherno Samba i just love him and even though hes gone crap now on FM08 i sign him occasionally. And the biggest one of all is stafford rangers and boyd mwila, ever had him hes rapid and very cheap he scored for fun and loved him since. Its also great when a player you found on FM does well on maybe comes to the premier league like Rade Prica scored for Sunderland on his debut i had him a while back and when he scored i was happy for him .

adnreas
02-02-2008, 07:19
I've started to follow Wolves' games this year. I really enjoy managing them on FM and they are my favourite side in the game.

Haven't got to dislike anyone yet really, exept for Manchester United and Everton but that is standard hence I am a Liverpool fan. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Colesy
02-02-2008, 08:56
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NepentheZ:
Love


Ben Muirhead - (used to be free transfer, but was at Man U in later games)
Carlos Vela - Always turns out amazing
Justin Geocelin - Became my fave ever player from CM/FM. In one release he became a superstar striker, gaining England caps and all. IIRC, he's now in jail.
Julius Aghahowa - Always cheap, and a very good forward. Signed him for most clubs I managed.

Cristiano Ronaldo/Ricardo Quaresma/Thiago Motta - The ultimate trio. From about FM05 onwards, until all three made their big moves, I would always without fail sign all three from Sporting. Quaresma became a phenom in every save, Ronaldo was also amazing, and Motta was a great back up winger.

Hate

Arjen Robben. He was always a **** in-game, turns out FM had his character spot on.

I don't really hate any other players due to FM. Due to real life though, I refuse to buy certain players in FM. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

To think Justin Georcelin lived on my street..

Carlos Tevez. Back in his Boca days I thought he was the bomb. Went into a Tevez frenzy buying the shirt and all.. Although it looks pretty good a few years on now he's at United http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

x3widRacin
04-02-2008, 00:35
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by niktheblade1:

who do you love/hate because of the game? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I follow the sport of soccer/football as partial result of CM.

Its really that simple, I didn't know anything about world soccer outside of the world cup before trying out CM00. There was no USA league afaik then so I went with the English league and have followed my team in England more than any team here in the states in any sport since.

Haven't decided whether or not i'm grateful yet http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

cornelius11
06-02-2008, 06:43
On FM07 I managed rangers, I bought Steven Fletcher from Hibs and he was my top goalscorer every season.
rumour had it Rangers were actually looking to sign Fletcher IRL and I got all excited because I thought that maybe, somehow the same may happen as it did in the game, but he signed a new contract with hibs. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

I really like the player now and I actually enjoy watching him score goals for hibs (except against rangers).

sad but true.