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Smartie
27-08-2008, 13:20
I just had a though whilst watching my Villa team beat Spurs 5-1 in the FA Cup Semis that there is a 'dot' for nearly everyone on the 2D pitch but not the manager. I think this would be a good feature to add as while us fans are jumping around the room, as i was, when we win there could do with a 'dot' on screen aswell.

Maybe we could set a personality for the manager at the start of the game like 'clam and collected' or 'kicks every ball with his team' to reflect how the 'dot' behaves on the pitch.

What do you reckon?

:D

Mike7077
27-08-2008, 13:23
As long he stays inside his technical area! I don't want to be punished for the transgressions of the dot that represents me! :D

Nomis07
27-08-2008, 13:23
:thup: mentioned it a few times, would be nice to have seen my little manager dot get swarmed by my player dots after finally winning the CL in 2021.

vladislav19
27-08-2008, 13:26
Totally. I also think its unrealistic how when players get subbed off, their dots get taken off the entire pitch. Like they never existed, very totalitarian of SI.

Mike7077
27-08-2008, 13:26
After a final, it would be nice to see the dot of my captain hold the trophy aloft, surrounded by his fellow player dots and, of course, my dotty self.

Mike7077
27-08-2008, 13:27
Totally. I also think its unrealistic how when players get subbed off, their dots get taken off the entire pitch. Like they never existed, very totalitarian of SI.

On FM07 there was a bug on the out of the box version where substituted players just used to stop in the entrance to the tunnel and stay there!

Alekos
27-08-2008, 13:29
Yes this is a nice feature that was mentioned before...
I really want to see my "dot" after a ref that pointed a penalty against my team :D

Smartie
27-08-2008, 13:45
Glad to hear it :D

Maybe the dot could gets sent to the stands and use their 'winds up opponents' and 'argues with officials' PPMs!

Moaner
27-08-2008, 14:44
what i find funny is how, even after winning a trophy, your players steam off the pitch like they are given out free cup cakes in the tunnel. wheres the celebration you ungrateful little dots?!

AcidBurn
27-08-2008, 14:53
Maybe the dots could climb the steps at wembley and hold a little dot cup in the air while a stadium full of dots move from side to side in utter joy, while my manager dot gets interviewed by a dot with a microphone.

On a serious note we should have our own manager dot.

Moaner
27-08-2008, 15:10
i think si has been racist in not defining the difference in skin colour of the dot players. is it wrong to want to be defined SI? is it?

Norville Rodgers
27-08-2008, 15:15
I'd like to throw my weight behind this campaign. Cosmetic? yes. Trivial? Yes. Irrelevant? No. Would be lovely to see myself represented by a little dot. arguably it would be more animated than my players.

wacker1
27-08-2008, 15:46
Brilliant idea :D

uusinjsh
27-08-2008, 18:40
manager dot? great idea! player celebration? great idea! hard to put it in the game? certainly not! :)

Ice_Fyre
27-08-2008, 18:44
Maybe have different size dots depending on the weight of the player, also some small dots to show the players drinking :D

Suzie MUFC
27-08-2008, 18:46
In my mind, I see the Manager dot being all black or dark grey due to a suit being worn.

Schotsmannetje
27-08-2008, 18:51
yeah a black dot with a white circle or something.

Moaner
27-08-2008, 18:51
In my mind, I see the Manager dot being all black or dark grey due to a suit being worn.

im a pimp. i only wear purple or white suits.:cool:

peter-evo
27-08-2008, 19:03
That would be nice, and when your forced to watch from the stands you can see your manager in the stands effin and blinding.

Great Idea :D

Hazzydeepy
27-08-2008, 19:04
Definatley should be put in - it isnt hard and even though it isnt important it would be nice. PS mike 7077 i remember that 07 bug where players who were subsituted would just stand there until another subbed player took his place, crazy!

Suzie MUFC
27-08-2008, 19:27
im a pimp. i only wear purple or white suits.:cool:

:D

Also, whenever you've made tactical changes, your manager dot could come out from the dugout into the technical area and get a bit animated, like it's shouting out your orders. And if you ever get a touchline ban, the dot won't be there at all.

Mike7077
27-08-2008, 19:31
..whenever you've made tactical changes, your manager dot could come out from the dugout into the technical area and get a bit animated, like it's shouting out your orders.

I guess all that would really amount to is a bit of wobbling around. There's not much more the dot could do to look animated. :D

Soup_is_cool
27-08-2008, 19:57
Indeed! Nice idea! Imagine you wining a big time final and your manager dot running to the players has also the subs!

Jakey_q
27-08-2008, 19:59
Totally. I also think its unrealistic how when players get subbed off, their dots get taken off the entire pitch. Like they never existed, very totalitarian of SI.

i think when they come off they should change colour and sit on bench
as if they have put on a training top ;)

canvey!!
27-08-2008, 20:05
I would love the idea of a manager dot! The only reason against it is that the manager dot is doing the actions, but is you therefore would be doing actions you don't want it to. Purely cosmetic though, would be good! Of course, you'll also need an opposing manager dot. Fourth official dot? :D

Soup_is_cool
27-08-2008, 20:07
please bring teh dottttss!

Stonedroses
27-08-2008, 20:10
IRL we are a dot on this earth, so it would be realistic to se "us dots" in the game.
At least SI can claim to have done "major changes" for FM09

stevio11
27-08-2008, 21:02
I want my dot when my players score and run over to me for " high fives".

miikkatalent
27-08-2008, 21:16
this is a brilliant idea. I demand it as well

Moaner
27-08-2008, 21:17
somebody be a hero and make a "demand a dot" poll/petition.

rancer890
27-08-2008, 21:21
I would love to have my own dot:D

in the manager screen, there should be a manager dot customization screen where we choose our attire. This screen should also be accessed through my own profile in case I change tastes:D

Moaner
27-08-2008, 21:28
i have a great idea regarding the personality of us (the managers) in dot form.

the way we react to defeats, victories, controversial decisions in the media should reflect upon whether our dot franticaly charges around the dugout area or acts calmly. so in theory, managers who repeatedly bash the officials and rant and rave in the media- the sam allerdyces among us- will have dots that pace up and down the techncal area whilst those who accept controversial decisions and respect other managers etc- the *find appropriate manager*, will be less animated and not run on the pitch to confront the ref after the whistle etc like the frantic dot-man would......hurray for dot men!

megafan2005
27-08-2008, 21:30
Would be a good addition to see your manager return a ball to your full back whilst desperatly trying to equalise :D

Schotsmannetje
27-08-2008, 21:42
by the way, this is one of the best ideas I've seen here lately.

stevio11
28-08-2008, 19:52
I hope the mods have read this.

I want my dot please.

canvey!!
28-08-2008, 20:06
The mods aren't anything to do with SI. It's SI you want to have read this.

Saddlers12
28-08-2008, 21:02
This is a great idea. I would love my dot to run down the touchline like mourinho did at Old Trafford when my team scores an important goal!!!

SnK41.int
28-08-2008, 21:12
haha good idea !

Mr.Bojangles
28-08-2008, 21:36
Only if the dot looks like Che Guevarra.

Mr.Bojangles
28-08-2008, 21:37
Double post

Navie
28-08-2008, 21:39
How about bird dots? White dots that go in any direction, it will be a bird or even superman flying across the sky over the stadium?

SCIAG
28-08-2008, 21:40
i have a great idea regarding the personality of us (the managers) in dot form.

the way we react to defeats, victories, controversial decisions in the media should reflect upon whether our dot franticaly charges around the dugout area or acts calmly. so in theory, managers who repeatedly bash the officials and rant and rave in the media- the sam allerdyces among us- will have dots that pace up and down the techncal area whilst those who accept controversial decisions and respect other managers etc- the *find appropriate manager*, will be less animated and not run on the pitch to confront the ref after the whistle etc like the frantic dot-man would......hurray for dot men!
Steve Coppell. And I agree with what you say.

Anyway, dot managers. I've always wanted this. Also coach dots, physio dots that don't stand around like that, and kit man dots. Kit men get mobbed when goals are scored. Mascot dots should also be implemented. And camera dots. And photographer dots. And ball-dots (that's ball boys and girls not a dot representing the ball). Ass ref dots should have flags. What about fan dots invading the pitch?

I'm being entirely serious.

Oh, and the manager dot should be movable using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

Okay, I wasn't being serious on the last bit ;)

Moaner
28-08-2008, 22:11
Oh, and the manager dot should be movable using the arrow keys on the keyboard.

that is a genius idea. time to move on SI, football manager need no longer just be a simulator game, it can be an be action/adventure game too. lets move this into a new realm of gaming.
i would also like to be able to virtually sign my contracts using the little pencil on 'microsoft paint'.

....ok im not being serious either....OR AM I?:eek:

robstar69
29-08-2008, 05:51
hehehe, just loose the stupid dots is my thought!!!
new engine = byebye dots

philkemp
29-08-2008, 10:35
Manager Dot is an awesome idea!
Manager's can influence a game by either standing on the touchline looking upset, or shouting, or just sitting on the bench. I'd like to have the dot with an option of what your doing that can change during the match.

FM09 is a bit too late to suggest ideas for, so if it's not on there, FM10 PLEEEEEASE!!!

tarbanrael
29-08-2008, 10:38
yeah you could get dots with different sizes depending on how big a head they have. Imagine the size of Jose's dot on the Inter bench, it'd probably overshadow the field of play :D
I think there are rather more crucial things to improve first in the game...

Schotsmannetje
29-08-2008, 11:49
In my opinion, the manager dot should have your initials in it, as players dots have their squad number.

jedclough
29-08-2008, 12:47
I think there should be a club owner dot that sits in the executive box, directly up from the dug out and leaves after 30mins.

Or you could have a WAGs group of dots that point the wrong way and have a couple of smaller dots on the front (to signify their feet).

Nene_Park_Faithfull
29-08-2008, 12:59
I think there should be a club owner dot that sits in the executive box, directly up from the dug out and leaves after 30mins.

Or you could have a WAGs group of dots that point the wrong way and have a couple of smaller dots on the front (to signify their feet).


Yeah, but with the standard i manage at most of them dont have WAGs. They just dont earnt the money ;)

Riazzi_G
29-08-2008, 13:10
i got an even better idea - there should be a dot to dot feature included in the game!!!!

SCIAG
29-08-2008, 13:28
hehehe, just loose the stupid dots is my thought!!!
new engine = byebye dots
Blasthemy :mad:

The dots are great!