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Jonnyd2100
12-01-2008, 14:06
i was just wondering if you would ever manage your rivals. E.G. if you suport Arsenal would you manage Spurs on the game?

Jonnyd2100
12-01-2008, 14:06
i was just wondering if you would ever manage your rivals. E.G. if you suport Arsenal would you manage Spurs on the game?

Diego_Werderdona
12-01-2008, 14:09
I'm Werder Bremen till I die. The only way I would manage HSV or Bayern would be to run them into the ground, which is great fun but isn't exactly a long-term career http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Klimowicz
12-01-2008, 14:10
i declared in terest in liverpool while at arsenal (they got relegated), but i chose to stay and win the league, as you do.

never spurs or chelsea.

markcator3006
12-01-2008, 14:32
I would never EVER manage Arsenal or Hartlepool

dafuge
12-01-2008, 14:38
No chance.

VonBlade
12-01-2008, 14:43
I'll manage Arsenal the day SI get a regen system that provides players of similar quality to the originals.

Or when Satan buys skis. Whichever occurs soonest.

deefus
12-01-2008, 14:43
Absolutely no way.
I won't even buy players that have played for them!

Graham FM
12-01-2008, 14:50
i would never in a million years manage rangers

kate_winlets_bush
12-01-2008, 14:59
No way could I manage Plymouth or Torquay.

Swindon69
12-01-2008, 15:02
I'd never manage Oxford or Br****l City.

GillsMan
12-01-2008, 15:15
As a Gillingham fan and a regular at West Ham games, I'd never manage Millwall, Chelsea or Tottenham.

ljdzsgffk
12-01-2008, 15:21
I've played since CM4 and I've never done it and I don't think I will ever manage a rival (Arse, Chelsea or Liverpool)

yorlig
12-01-2008, 15:57
i could never, ever manage hibs, celtic or rangers. Could not even consider it.

Mike7077
12-01-2008, 16:00
Manchester City, Liverpool, Leeds United. I could not manage any of them.

Just Jack
12-01-2008, 16:04
I would never manage the big rivals but i hope the minor local rivals do well.

For example im a Sheff U fan and started with them i then left for an unsucessful spell with the ivory Coast. Now im managing local team Doncaster Rovers. Id never manage Wednesday or Leeds though

Kain
12-01-2008, 16:15
I'd never manage Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham, Fulham, Charlton or Derby. Not overly fond of lower league London clubs either.

magpies_fan
12-01-2008, 16:57
i managed newcastle and sunderland

im a toon!

Frankie 7
12-01-2008, 16:59
Could you imagine a Celtic fan managing Rangers?

Not A Chance!

Fantazm
12-01-2008, 17:09
I'll only ever manage one Prem club and that's Liverpool. I'd consider a few lower league sides but when I quit LFC I always go abroad.

Though I did take over the Mancs and run them into the floor once because I was bored.

iacovone
12-01-2008, 19:33
No chance. Never have managed the scum never will.

Barkermush
12-01-2008, 20:05
Id never ever ever ever manage B*stard R*vers.

I was thinking about managing Preston Nob End just to mess there team up so they go down, But then i thought i don't need to anything to their team they will finish bottom no matter ha ha

Scott1990
12-01-2008, 20:07
Well I like both Liverpool AND Manchester United (I'm a stupid American, I know), so I would manage them both.

warkill
12-01-2008, 20:56
I am a man u fan but I dont mind managing rivals of man u, after all, it is just a game, but in real life, I will never support them!

ajcardall
12-01-2008, 21:45
As an avid Chesterfield fan, and a follower of Sheffield Wednesday, I could never manage teams like Mansfield, Notts Forest, Leeds, Sheff Utd! Not even for "fun"!

I always love winding up their managers http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

aaberdeenn
12-01-2008, 22:50
Celtic, Rangers, Dundee United, Hearts.

Never.

ross8
12-01-2008, 23:31
Not a chance in hell i'd manage Sunderland or Boro, and to be honest i'd pass on Man utd aswell

hufton
13-01-2008, 05:15
I would rather delete Burnley from the game than be their manager, as a Blackburn fan.

Starr_Man5
13-01-2008, 05:19
No.

I tried once on LMA(2003 I think) to manage Utd for fun, but when we came up against Liverpool I quit.
There's no chance in a million years I'd manage a rival on FM - where rivalries are more "Real"...

twattyatkins
13-01-2008, 05:26
I would never ever manage Aston Vile, or Redditch United for that matter

renz
13-01-2008, 05:37
never want to manage, Northwich Victoria, Hednesford or Tamworth

Rangers;TheReligion
13-01-2008, 06:21
Never manage Celtic.
I dont mind Managing Hibs, Hearts or The sheep.
After all im not supporting them, im only increasing my Manager Rep.

kav
13-01-2008, 06:24
i support Sunderland and i've never managed Newcastle or boro on the game and don't intend to. Even when i've been offered the job when managering a small lower league side.

Liamauskas
13-01-2008, 06:25
I'm a Hearts fan till I die. I would never manage Hibs, Celtic or Rangers.

Bratto17
13-01-2008, 06:28
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by renz:
never want to manage, Northwich Victoria, Hednesford or Tamworth </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You gotta love the Northwich!

I'm a Liverpool fan and managed Arsenal for the first 4 years and then moved to Spurs who are close rivals to Arsenal - so it was sort of a chain of rivals - I brought Fabregas and Cristiano Ronaldo from Arsenal to Spurs for a combined total of about £94m

brigadier
13-01-2008, 06:33
I'd manage Sheffield United even though I'm a Sheffield Wednesday fan, i think it adds another level to the game ya know managing a rival

Chappie.dm
13-01-2008, 06:38
Currently managing Man Utd and I'm a staunch Man City fan...

Feels weird...

deltablue
13-01-2008, 06:42
not a chance, or even the big rivals of any team I've managed, at least during that game.

Manumoss
13-01-2008, 07:00
I'd never manage Germany/Scotland/Russia or Poland

DiscoStu94
13-01-2008, 07:18
Could never manage Man U, Chelsea or Spurs. Don't mind Liverpool as much.

PoopyPants
13-01-2008, 07:38
I'd manage Everton and Arsenal but not Man Utd or Chelski.

x42bn6
13-01-2008, 08:40
Of course. I'd manage them badly.

little rat
13-01-2008, 08:46
I could never manage Port V***, it's making me sick just thinking about it!!

Also Man utd would never have me at the helm, would never buy their players and i choose not to sell them anyone either!!!!

Might book them a holiaday to Munich in the snow thoughhttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

clarkeoh
13-01-2008, 09:35
i could never manage ipswich, would be way to tempting to ruin them.

Mike7077
13-01-2008, 09:56
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Also Man utd would never have me at the helm, would never buy their players and i choose not to sell them anyone either!!!!

Might book them a holiaday to Munich in the snow though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was tasteful.

little rat
13-01-2008, 10:18
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mike7077:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Also Man utd would never have me at the helm, would never buy their players and i choose not to sell them anyone either!!!!

Might book them a holiaday to Munich in the snow though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was tasteful. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not really, just funny to the right people; remember humour is relativehttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

irish2101
13-01-2008, 10:28
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by little rat:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mike7077:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Also Man utd would never have me at the helm, would never buy their players and i choose not to sell them anyone either!!!!

Might book them a holiaday to Munich in the snow though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was tasteful. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not really, just funny to the right people; remember humour is relativehttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

what people would find that funny? the nazi's? charles manson?


and what is so wrong with managing your teams rivals in a a video game? i'm a milan fan and have brought played and won with both inter and juve, it is after all a game.

Mike7077
13-01-2008, 10:30
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">and what is so wrong with managing your teams rivals in a a video game? i'm a milan fan and have brought played and won with both inter and juve, it is after all a game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some people would tell you it was sacrilege and that you can't be a real fan of your team if you do it. Of course, sensible, rational beings like you and I know there's nothing wrong with it at all. I just choose not to manage my rivals because who they are stops them from appealing to me. But I wouldn't criticise anyone who did.

As for his joke, just let the cretin enjoy it.

gavnoble
13-01-2008, 10:34
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by little rat:

Might book them a holiaday to Munich in the snow though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was tasteful.[/QUOTE]

Not really, just funny to the right people; remember humour is relativehttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/QUOTE]

There are certain things you don't joke about and for me this is one of them. I don't particularly like Liverpool but I'd never joke about Heysel or Hillsborough.

gavnoble
13-01-2008, 10:35
To answer the thread poster - no I'd never manage one of my clubs real life rivals on the game. Would feel like betrayal to me.

little rat
13-01-2008, 10:37
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">As for his joke, just let the cretin enjoy it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cheers for realising what a joke is Mikehttp://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
and understanding relativity too!!

Mike7077
13-01-2008, 10:39
Anytime.

happy slappy
13-01-2008, 10:56
Manage Norwich City? http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.................no chance on earth would I do that.

Chasing Lamely
13-01-2008, 10:57
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Swindon69:
I'd never manage Oxford or Br****l City. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I regularly manage Oxford, but just out of pity, really. Wouldn't touch Brizzle Sh*tty with a 40 foot barge pole.

dbennji
13-01-2008, 11:29
I would never manage Cardiff.

clovis_kanda87
13-01-2008, 11:32
I could never manage Burnley.
The Turf Moor scum

rn1
13-01-2008, 11:32
i would never in a million years be bristol rovers!! How depressing that must be!!

niktheblade1
13-01-2008, 12:50
I'd rather snap my FM disc in half than manage the pigs (Wendy). Just Jack, I'm same as you, I'd manage Rotherham, Chessy and Donny, but never Wendy it would go against everything I stand for!!!

Marc_Harris
14-01-2008, 00:30
Spurs.... Never

Big club my arse....

JR866Gunner
14-01-2008, 04:45
well im an arsenal fan and i have managed tottenham on previous FM's i guess i wanted to see what it was like ie press asking Q's!, im not one to hate tottenham either they are rivals of course but its only a game! I wouldnt manage man u i really hate them but respect the sucess the club has had over the years. i am probly one of a few arsenal fans that actually does not hate spurs my late grandad was a fan and they are part of me in some daft way!

Tomlat
14-01-2008, 08:00
Im a Liverpool fan and the only other prem side that i would manage would be Arsenal. Man U, Cheslki And Everton i would never manage http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Silver Foxx
14-01-2008, 08:05
LOL it's only a game. Put it this way, I would never start with the local rivals of the team I support in real life. If I was a lower league manager, and was offered a job at these local rivals, I would still take it.

You can totally revamp the team, and turn it into your favourite team anyways http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

robertodibaggio
14-01-2008, 08:14
I remember I used to enjoy a stint at Chelsea pre Roman. I considered them like I consider Spurs now, a fun challenge to try and break into the CL and dominate europe. Now I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!!

DonnyRover
14-01-2008, 08:51
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Just Jack:
I would never manage the big rivals but i hope the minor local rivals do well.

For example im a Sheff U fan and started with them i then left for an unsucessful spell with the ivory Coast. Now im managing local team Doncaster Rovers. Id never manage Wednesday or Leeds though </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Quite ironic this, I'm a Doncaster fan and the only local team I could manage is Sheff Utd. I've no idea why but us two sets of fans seem to like each other despite hating the rest of the area.

DonnyNoel
14-01-2008, 09:19
Ha, me too. No malice towards the Blades at all and have managed them a couple of times in the past.

As for rivals, no I dont think I could. As you usually despise a couple of players etc..

Although I did once take the Wales job and swear vengeance on the English FA after they sacked me for "only" coming runner up in the non-entity that is the Confederations Cup!

marcftm
14-01-2008, 09:54
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by markcator3006:
I would never EVER manage Arsenal or Hartlepool </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


How's that work like? Two opposite end of the countries.



I would never manage Newcastle, I just couldn't, it would feel so wrong.

rko7
14-01-2008, 10:30
Managed celtic once and felt dirty all over. got a draw at ibrox and had to lay down for a bit.

backpackant
14-01-2008, 10:31
I'm a Leeds fan.

I sometimes manage Chelsea at the start of the game to get used to the "new" game's characteristics and new functions - having all that cash gives a bit of freedom to just play without the "stress" of management.

Sometimes take control of Liverpool or even Man U when I'm bored of the latest version and want a challenge. Always stipulate a "condition", though, such as only signing Brits or keep my squad under 24 no matter how good they get.

But purely for enjoyment? Only ever Leeds or a foreigner.

Skunner
14-01-2008, 10:36
I'm a Man Utd fan, and I have managed both Man Utd and Man City in my current game.

I had no success with Man Utd, and had great success with City. Although, we wern't doing so well after, ironically after I resigned from City, they finished the the Premiership Winners.

ahmed.sg
14-01-2008, 10:41
I don't even manage teams in the same league division.

RSCA4Ever
14-01-2008, 10:50
Hell no!!! Not even if SI would offer me FM09 for free under condition i would manage them.
I could never manage Club Brugge, Standard or Genk!
I'm a true Anderlecht fan forever!!!

rtik-1-one
14-01-2008, 11:00
I managed Spurs once and never again, if i move my mouse near Man U, Liverpool, Chels, I get my brother to slap me, point a gun at me and threaten to shoot me if i click. Wouldn't manage Nottm Forest either or any other midlands club. Leicester 4 lyf bro.

Daniel Foster
14-01-2008, 11:10
Yes but not with the same "passion" if you want to call it that

betterspud
14-01-2008, 11:15
There's absolutely no chance of me ever taking charge of 'The Swine' (Swindon), Charlton, Brighton or Millwall, since I'm a Gills supporter.

Nor could I ever manage Chelsea, Arsenal, Franchise FC, Watford (Sorry Miles) or Leeds, for all kinds of trumped-up reasons, imagined or otherwise.

15-01-2008, 02:33
Im a Gooner and in all my many many years of playing FM, Ive only managed one full season not managing Arsenal and even that Atletico (2nd in the SpanisH League http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif). The only other foray was a quite immature yet thoroughly entertaining stint at Spurs in which my only aim was to see them thoroughly relegated. So I sold all their best players for nothing and spent all their money on non-league players. I played a 0-0-0-5-5 formation with an arrow on the goalkeeper to play ST. I managed to concede over 1000 (one thousand) goals in 19 games before I got sacked. This was my original aim, to see how badly I had to do before Id get sacked which I couldnt bear doing with the club I loved. So Spurs seemed a good option. You'd think after loosing the first three games 50-0 that maybe they'd figured out a pattern.

Stimps2
15-01-2008, 02:42
There are a few teams I'd never consider managing as a Fulham fan.

I'm even petty enough to reject transfer & loan bids from certain teams - esp Gillingham, QPR and Brentford

CymruAmBythWXM
15-01-2008, 02:52
Im a Wrexham season ticket holder but on one occasion I did manage Chester after all its only a game not real life. I took them to the Championship aswell then they sacked me.

Stimps2
15-01-2008, 02:59
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by CymruAmBythWXM:
Im a Wrexham season ticket holder but on one occasion I did manage Chester after all its only a game not real life. I took them to the Championship aswell then they sacked me. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And I hope you learnt an important lesson. Even in a game, your rivals should be consider the scum of the earth!

DMaster2
15-01-2008, 03:40
I managed Genoa only one time in FM07 and i bring them to serie C2 then i quit. I will never ever manage them in the traditional way.

ajw2255
15-01-2008, 03:51
i support Hereford, so i aim a little higher than managing Cardiff or Shrewsbury!

Although if i manage a team like Madrid i prob wouldn't go on to manage Barca afterwards and same for other rivalries

Alex14/01/87
15-01-2008, 06:45
I am a Man Utd fan, i HATE arsenal,liverscum and chelsea in real but i dnt midn managing them on the game, cause its sumfin differnt even tho i do sumtimes like 2 sell all the gd players then quit as manager http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Frankofranko
15-01-2008, 14:18
Im an big AFC Ajax fan. I would never manage feyenoord, i dont buy players from feyenoord not even youth players, and if the managers from feyenoord says something about my team i answer with wartalk!

happy slappy
15-01-2008, 14:22
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Alex14/01/87:
I am a Man Utd fan, i HATE arsenal,liverscum and chelsea in real but i dnt midn managing them on the game, cause its sumfin differnt even tho i do sumtimes like 2 sell all the gd players then quit as manager http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Could you please cut the text speak out please?

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

tree
15-01-2008, 14:44
i,m a Man City fan and the only way i,d manage united or any another man city Rivals are if man u gives man city 200 million a season

Wings69
15-01-2008, 16:18
Rangers fan and I once managed Celtic - but it was only after a long game with Everton. I finally decided to resign from them, and was promptly offered the Celtic job. Celtic had been on a horrible slump for 8 years, never finishing higher than 6th. The appeal of the "taking over a once big club, and taking them back to their former glories" was something that was too much to turn down.

smith69gers
15-01-2008, 17:12
i'm a fanatical Rangers fan and i have been the manager of Celtic b4 but i ran them to the ground. http://community.sigames.com/customicons/icon14.gif
sold all their players for nothing and took great delight in watching them fail. http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
but i don't mind them compared to THEM, the SHEEPSH***ERS! Aberdeen!!! http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
i would never ever even think of managing them, even to watch them fail.

United_FM
15-01-2008, 19:34
I support Manchester United irl, quite zealously at that, and i've tried managing many rivals. Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man City, Leeds, name the rival, i've managed them.

I find that managing these rivals let's me know their players better. Suffice to say, these rival team games don't last very long, maybe 2 or 3 seasons at most. Whereas, my Man United saves last several times that. And these longer-term United saves outnumber all the rival saves combined as well. I'd recommend trying managing rivals.