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CAMMYF
23-09-2008, 20:17
Shall be fun :)

Jonfun1980
23-09-2008, 20:19
Nope. Whats the point?

CAMMYF
23-09-2008, 20:24
wads of cash and low board expectations in the 1st 2 seasons

Kyno
23-09-2008, 20:30
You're assuming that the board won't expect you to qualify for Champions League, which is what they expect in real life.

Mike7077
23-09-2008, 20:32
Going Man. City will be little different to going Chelsea now. And everyone always says how boring that is. Not that I'd go City if you paid me.

SmurfDude
23-09-2008, 20:37
What's the point. Everyone will go crazy trying to buy the worlds best players, then get bored and start a new game

Neji
23-09-2008, 20:45
No chance.

trekman
23-09-2008, 20:58
What's the point. Everyone will go crazy trying to buy the worlds best players, then get bored and start a new game

SmurfDude is right. Its pointless imo for the reasons already mentioned.

Jonzii
23-09-2008, 21:01
Might do it when I first get the game, just while I check out the new features etc... Normally start with Chelsea/Man U when the demo comes out, then quickly get bored and restart a proper game.

SCIAG
23-09-2008, 21:01
I will. Loads of money, sure, but with a low rep it will be hard to attract players at first. I'll probably just sign a left back and see how well I do. Maybe a GK, maybe a striker, maybe a right back, maybe a DM, but only when I've got the rep up a bit. It's different.

ajc
23-09-2008, 21:39
going to on the demo but will be liverpool when the full version is out as always

rougess
23-09-2008, 22:11
the problem that man city put forward for fm09 is that the chairman has come out and said that mark hughes will be given time, freedom and financial backing - which if put in the game will make it ridiculously easy.
i saw someone posted on a similar thread that they'd prefer the challenge of stopping man city - which tbh i find more interesting too

simon07
23-09-2008, 22:23
no-way!

not gonna touch city whatsoever!!

Footy King
23-09-2008, 22:34
I defo won't go near City....

1) Because im a United Fan and i hate City
2) Too much money....Nothing would be a challenge!
3) Bored quickly!

Pearly*
23-09-2008, 23:09
Certainly, the prospect of such vast amounts of money can easily be a turn-off. Perhaps it would be more of a challange though, if you had another approach to the game instead of just buying all the best players in the world (which I think wouldn't be possible anyway). Man C has a pretty youth academy, so playing the game without spending all the money and still earn success would be more fun. I do agree, however, that there are more exciting teams to manage.

Palermo for example. :)

Mike7077
23-09-2008, 23:21
I defo won't go near City....

1) Because im a United Fan and i hate City
2) Too much money....Nothing would be a challenge!
3) Bored quickly!

The latter two could also apply to our beloved United too, buddy.

SmurfDude
23-09-2008, 23:31
The latter two could also apply to our beloved United too, buddy.

United don't have much transfer money on 08 and they have a 650m loan to pay back

They are constantly expected to win everything, which when playing without cheating and signing young -9 and -10 players (thanks to the good players forum), isn't as easy as half the people on here make out

Mike7077
23-09-2008, 23:33
United don't have much transfer money on 08 and they have a 650m loan to pay back

They are constantly expected to win everything, which when playing without cheating and signing young -9 and -10 players (thanks to the good players forum), isn't as easy as half the people on here make out

Fair points. :thup:

djwilko6
24-09-2008, 00:30
I might give them a go after I've gotten bored with my first LLM and Southampton games (which could amount to the same thing these days :( )

DietSpam
24-09-2008, 00:36
I'll be going Rangers as per. Then once i have gotten used to the game, i shall start unemployed.

frediculous_biggs
24-09-2008, 00:40
Might do it when I first get the game, just while I check out the new features etc...

I normally start as a top club just to have an experiment with the new stuff, then start a proper game.

Desmo16
24-09-2008, 01:35
I'll give it a try for sure. About the game getting boring, yes it will get boring. But to me after 5 or 6 seasons the game always gets boring. And no, not because of buying the best players, winning, getting promoted or losing. Simply because it becomes an alien world to me.

toon army 06
24-09-2008, 06:22
Shall be fun :)

i wil go city only if they have all the money i will buy guys like messi,kaka,gerrard,torres,benzama,terry,taylor,bal lack,drogba,joe cole,villa,heinze,henry,puyol, basicly any top player i will be after.

kccircle
24-09-2008, 08:20
Going Man. City will be little different to going Chelsea now. And everyone always says how boring that is. Not that I'd go City if you paid me.


If I paid you 20 you would go as City!

Mike7077
24-09-2008, 08:27
If I paid you 20 you would go as City!

20 to manage City? That's basically 20 to ruin my precious FM time managing someone I don't want to manage. So, no. 20 is not enough.

glamdring
24-09-2008, 09:39
I've never managed Man City before so I can't imagine I'll start now. It's hardly going to be a great novelty given that anyone has been free to edit clubs to give them such finances previously anyway!

dragosani
24-09-2008, 10:04
i Think you lot are being a tad hard. if you take on the man city job, there still be challenges! 1)attract the players to the club(depending on the teams reputation and other offers? (they may prefer to join arsenal, liverpool, man utd, hartlepool etc) 2) cracking the dominance of the big 4 and getting the results straight away. 3) sustaining the euro challenge. 4) what will your reputation be? will you start as an unknown at city or as a retired international. 5) keeping your team of internationals happy, whilst offers from milan, madrid come in. so i think they'll still be a bit to do.

Richie Brill
24-09-2008, 11:38
United don't have much transfer money on 08 and they have a 650m loan to pay back

They are constantly expected to win everything, which when playing without cheating and signing young -9 and -10 players (thanks to the good players forum), isn't as easy as half the people on here make out

So winning 21 trophies in 3 seasons using the WeeGiE patch was a pretty good achievement then I guess? lol

LincolnCanary
24-09-2008, 11:42
Everyone enjoys different things. If you enjoy the sort of challenges Man City will bring in FM09, then great.

Personally, I never start a game as an already established Premiership side and won't.

blowcrapup
24-09-2008, 12:15
I think City will be a good team to look at how the improvements to the transfer system have been made. I think I'll try them on the demo along with a few other teams.

fattyg
24-09-2008, 12:27
If I paid you 20 you would go as City!

I'll take it!! preferably cash please..

dap1987
24-09-2008, 13:46
im a man city so i cant wait to try it this year, will be very different to the past, when we have had an average side with little ambition(except 08). As for all the money, its doesnt matter how much money u have its who u buy really that matters, (Ranieri at Chelsea?). so i personally cant wait to mix Sturridge with Robinho and be able to bring on Jo at half time, sounds like good times ahead at Eastlands :)

Edinton
24-09-2008, 15:17
Nope, I'll be going Luton :O)

dexta200
24-09-2008, 15:32
i will use them as a starter maybe to check out all the new youngsters etc.

SCIAG
24-09-2008, 16:42
United don't have much transfer money on 08 and they have a 650m loan to pay back

They are constantly expected to win everything, which when playing without cheating and signing young -9 and -10 players (thanks to the good players forum), isn't as easy as half the people on here make out
There are four minus nines and at least one (possibily 2, I'm not sure if the second one has a set PA) -10, at United at the start of the game. That's without considering the already world class players like Ronaldo, Tevez, Scholes, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra and VDS.

metlika
24-09-2008, 17:23
I think it will be a more difficult challenge than people expect. The board want Champions League this season, I am lead to believe. They may have money but will they attract the best quality player? I am not too sure but we will find out in January.

mascherano20
24-09-2008, 17:34
Nah
I prefer choosing a team with a mediocre budget and developing teenagers to become first team regualrs.

nightfireuk2001
24-09-2008, 18:35
I prefer going smaller teams , and trying to gain the bigger jobs.... would be goo winning something with a smaller club & getting the move to the money teams such as Man City are now

mark-united fan
24-09-2008, 18:38
im having trouble editing man city in my game.i put their balance to 500m and transfer budjet to 300m and it keeps reseting every time i go to play the game.any1 know what im doin wrong?please help

metlika
24-09-2008, 19:12
im having trouble editing man city in my game.i put their balance to 500m and transfer budjet to 300m and it keeps reseting every time i go to play the game.any1 know what im doin wrong?please help


Max is 200m budget and a 150m transfer budget iirc in the editor.

mark-united fan
24-09-2008, 19:17
Max is 200m budget and a 150m transfer budget iirc in the editor.

someone else on another forum said that they had 500m aswell.

DagenhamDave
24-09-2008, 20:47
As Churchill would say "Oh yes!"

Aleh
24-09-2008, 20:48
As much as I love the Premiership, I hate managing in it. Let alone Man City:thdn:

GazC
24-09-2008, 21:19
Yes, City are the only team I can manage on FM

jod123
24-09-2008, 21:23
im having trouble editing man city in my game.i put their balance to 500m and transfer budjet to 300m and it keeps reseting every time i go to play the game.any1 know what im doin wrong?please help

Use FMM or FMRTE if you can.

Wee Aja
24-09-2008, 21:27
I can't imagine SI giving Man City 100's of Millions as a transfer budget at the beginning of the game on '09.
Chelsea have never had that much (in the game) have they? And they're owned by a Billionaire too...

But to answer the OP - No, I'll not be going near them.

Pope of Pot, King of Nothing
24-09-2008, 22:27
Haha!

Nah, don't play as City. Play as another club, talk up your players and sell them to City for inflated prices!

Then buy City's flavour-of-last-month ace players on the cheap!

metlika
24-09-2008, 22:37
Use FMM or FMRTE if you can.

Yeah that was what I was going to suggest but if you put too much money in the balance the money will be put into an investment fund.

stevie_G_32201
24-09-2008, 22:39
Shall be fun :)

no it wont be.

jod123
24-09-2008, 22:42
Yeah that was what I was going to suggest but if you put too much money in the balance the money will be put into an investment fund.

Yeah, that happens as the game will not allow you to go over approximately 2billion. If you do you will have a bank balance of approximately -2billion. That is there to stop this from happening.

Deus
25-09-2008, 10:48
I started the game using Man City after downloading a data update. They gave me 159m pounds to spend, i spent about 70m of it.
My finances were 40m in the red, pretty soon (after 7 league games) the club went into adminstration lol !
Isn't the owner supposed to come in and clear the debts or something?

tottenham2k7
25-09-2008, 12:06
no, just no

Deus
25-09-2008, 13:45
right, okay.