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niktheblade1
24-01-2008, 00:46
Morning all,

After finishing 4th with my promotion chasing Oldham team on 89 points and then losing in the playoffs, I thought... I'm going to go onto the FM forum and bemoan all that's bad about the game (shots to goals ratio, super keepers etc..), however I always seem to moan so I have changed my stance, the game has it's faults, as do all games and the forum can get a little negative at times, but we all keep on playing, why??? that's your reason and your reason only, for me is that I have a hectic job and Bryan Robson is destroying my football team in real life, so FM gives me a few hours escape from reality.

So my question is... what do you love most about the game, even if it's the most minute detail.

If you think this post is pathetic and boring, then I apologise.

I will get us started, I love it when I bring a youth player into the first team and he starts scoring, I also love it for that matter to see my new striker score on his debut...

niktheblade1
24-01-2008, 00:46
Morning all,

After finishing 4th with my promotion chasing Oldham team on 89 points and then losing in the playoffs, I thought... I'm going to go onto the FM forum and bemoan all that's bad about the game (shots to goals ratio, super keepers etc..), however I always seem to moan so I have changed my stance, the game has it's faults, as do all games and the forum can get a little negative at times, but we all keep on playing, why??? that's your reason and your reason only, for me is that I have a hectic job and Bryan Robson is destroying my football team in real life, so FM gives me a few hours escape from reality.

So my question is... what do you love most about the game, even if it's the most minute detail.

If you think this post is pathetic and boring, then I apologise.

I will get us started, I love it when I bring a youth player into the first team and he starts scoring, I also love it for that matter to see my new striker score on his debut...

chopper99
24-01-2008, 01:00
I love FM for giving me something to do while the missus watches absolute rubbish on telly. With the PC in the front room and FM on auto-continue every-one's happy!

Stimps2
24-01-2008, 01:22
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by niktheblade1:
So my question is... what do you love most about the game, even if it's the most minute detail.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I love the fact Fulham are relatively successful in the game. It's the only chance we'll ever have to play in the Champions League!

CM & FM have also made me look rather learned on world football and up and coming players for years now! It has a geeky attraction to it!

JR866Gunner
24-01-2008, 04:27
fulham arent ever that good on mine! they are officially a yo yo team for the prem

neilb242
24-01-2008, 04:31
I love how all consuming the game can become.

You sit there at work, with a blank look on your face, because, as someone is asking you where that report is they wanted an hour ago, you are busy thinking about who you could buy to replace your ageing left back

niktheblade1
24-01-2008, 05:23
It's great when I watch an early round european game and come out with a comment like "such and such is an amazing player" without ever actually having seen him play for real, I base my comment on the fact that I once bought him for Rushden and Diamonds for 50k and he scored 40 goals per season.

gunnerfan
24-01-2008, 06:08
I love that when I take a job with a team in another country, my in-game personna learns the language so easily. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Stimps2
24-01-2008, 07:10
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JR866Gunner:
fulham arent ever that good on mine! they are officially a yo yo team for the prem </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I meant successful when I'm in charge! So in conclusion I should be offered the job in real life?!

And therein lies another gem - we con ourselves into thinking we could actually do better job then the real life managers!

copperhorse21
24-01-2008, 09:26
I love it that it's really difficult to get promoted.

Playing at Wakehurst in NI2, I've had so many teams poach my players and there's not a thing I can do about it because my budget can't accomodate the increased salary demands. I'm already 22K over budget and 2nd in the table and my players are leaving for better contracts, not staying for the championship run...my board's disgusted with my financial control, my developing players (who are still carp) won't sign for anything less than 5K a year, my starters and key players want to play for reputable teams...

Now I'm finally starting to understand how Bolton feels about Anelka, Tottenham with Berbatov, Sunderland trying to get anyone worthwhile, and Watford with King.

Amaroq
24-01-2008, 09:27
I love the fact that my players have depth and character: rather than just being a collection of numbers, they react to the same events in different ways, which makes them feel like people to me.

I get more into seeing how long a veteran can hold on, or how a youngster is going to develop, than I do into the results on the pitch!

That, and how intense the game feels in "must-win" matches, such as finals and "last game of the season" showdowns.

pyewackett
24-01-2008, 09:34
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neilb242:
I love how all consuming the game can become.

You sit there at work, with a blank look on your face, because, as someone is asking you where that report is they wanted an hour ago, you are busy thinking about who you could buy to replace your ageing left back </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So I'm not alone then.

rko7
24-01-2008, 10:10
i love how no matter how annoyed i can get with the game and stop playing, it still only takes a few hours before im thinking of ways to improve my team.

gunnerfan
24-01-2008, 10:14
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by pyewackett:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neilb242:
I love how all consuming the game can become.

You sit there at work, with a blank look on your face, because, as someone is asking you where that report is they wanted an hour ago, you are busy thinking about who you could buy to replace your ageing left back </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So I'm not alone then. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, what's you say?

sirdez24
24-01-2008, 10:16
I love John Bostock.

BenskiSullivanovich
24-01-2008, 10:31
I love spending hours chatting with my fellow FM playing buddies down the pub or on MSN about the virtues of my latest formation and my newest superstar signings.

Of course our other friends think we're completely sad and detatched from reality !!!!

Network games with the same buddies are also reaaly good fun when we can finally manage to work out how to set it up !!

Also I love it when you sign a player that you've never heard of then you see them on the telly either in the Champions League or some other more obscure program like Transworld Sport when they show highlights of the Argentinian/Brazilian/Japanese leagues.

In gameplay I like nothing more than having a statue dedicated to me outside the ground of the team I'm managing :-)

Lately I love FM the most for making me avoid having to watching god awful daytime telly as I've been signed off work for 3 months.

VonBlade
24-01-2008, 11:25
I love finding good youngsters. Once I've got a great first team and a great backup team, I get bored for a few seasons until those players are too old and I start again.

I also like that I can watch TV and just keep banging continue.

fatboyjohnmulhern
24-01-2008, 11:33
i love the challenge, when the going gets tough and then getting a back to back win, that is when i love the game most!

pyewackett
24-01-2008, 11:35
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gunnerfan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by pyewackett:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by neilb242:
I love how all consuming the game can become.

You sit there at work, with a blank look on your face, because, as someone is asking you where that report is they wanted an hour ago, you are busy thinking about who you could buy to replace your ageing left back </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So I'm not alone then. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry, what's you say? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am at work on a FM forum.

Alurny
24-01-2008, 11:42
Bringing through youngsters. Especially Regens. I rarely buy "real" players. I like my unknowns from allover the world http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

happy slappy
24-01-2008, 11:48
Spending 16 season's in N.Ireland and absolutely dominating (domestically);

Then getting the message that we will be turning Professional, allowing me to scout all over Europe.

That's what I love.

http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

hyperion479
24-01-2008, 12:18
Finishing the last few games of a season with my semi-pro team and deciding to call it a night. Then deciding to click continue a couple of more times and seeing the beautiful message that my board has decided to take my club professional.

Ended up staying up half the night trying to sign all the great players that were suddenly interested now that my team was pro.

fatboyjohnmulhern
24-01-2008, 12:31
gaining promotion, getitng into europe, basically achieve the targets set by yourself at the beggining of the year or midway thro etc, i love getting potential class regens aswell

xouman
25-01-2008, 02:44
I loved when this season I finally could play CL for the first time (2024/25). I won 3rd qualification round against Olimpiakos after a 0-0 draw at home (I outplayed them but could'n win) and a 1-1 there in a game I deserved to lose, but played quite defensive and managed to draw. Then I started winning in Lisboa in 1st group stage, lost at home against AC Milan and managed to draw at Nice.

Then I lost next 3 games and returned to reality. That shown me I must work harder http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

KDR
25-01-2008, 03:44
I love getting the win that sends a rival team down...even when managing a side I don't care about at all IRL.
I love finding players on the cheap, getting the best out of them, and flogging them on for bucketfuls of cash.
I (grimly) love the feeling when you've been hammered by a better side, but your centre mid hits a screamer from outside the box as consolation, that 'Get in, you...' moment.
I love the way the game becomes almost real, to the point where I want to scream at the players when they screw up, peel the paint in the dressing room at full time, and then pretend I love them all like sons the next week when they battle for a 1-0 win.

So, does FM simulate football, then? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

glamdring
25-01-2008, 07:07
I love the contrast and escapsism with real life. On the one hand there's my relatively unstressful job and contented life, then of an evening I can escape into the stress of football management where I change from being a polite and reasonable human being into a ranting and raving lunatic swearing at little blobs on my computer screen whether they represent referees, opposition players or my own players.

It's so refreshing to escape intoa world where, if my alter-ego was real, I would probably drive myself to a heart attack, nervous breakdown or just simply get carted off to a mental institution after one deranged touchline rant too many http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

geordieshaun
25-01-2008, 07:18
I love signing a unknown youth for £50k and in 2/3 years teams like Man Utd and Barcelona are enquiring about him none stop