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    Down with the Bandits!!
    Blasphemy....the Bandits will rule the world!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Well if we carry on the way we're going we'll be at page 3 within an hour .

    I'm thinking I might break from the pack and declare the Sheriffs as my team from the get go. In fact, yes. There we go. I'm a Sheriffs man!! Who's with me!?

    Down with the Bandits!!
    A bit of rivalry

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    I hate both of them

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    And here we are on Page 3...
    Crazy.

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    I'm gonna support the sheriffs too

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    I'm a Bandit man still I think. But if the idiots go into management then I'll be firmly behind them. Think of the carnage they can cause!

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    I just think FM09 will give the idiots even more opportunity for drama!

    Sheriffs FTW

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    Kip - massive Bandits fan and pleased to be in on this earlier this time. I never got round to reading the first 40 or so years of the first experiment! Congrats on the new experiment, it looks like a cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post
    Ok we need rules.

    1) Be patient at all times.

    That is all.
    Hopefully it does include the insults of the Bandits fan or you are against a big mountain to climb up

    Just joking, really some of us have to support Sheriffs, at least to create some diversity and some discussion in the thread how the Bandits will crush the Sheriffs to the ground

    And hopefully no "Sack the board..." or "Sack the manager..." chants this year

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    I'm waiting for the first seasons results before I jump on a bandwagon

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    This thread is excellent already and there aren't even any updates.
    I will definitely be watching and probably rooting for the Sheriffs.
    Funny note: The Sheriffs, normally the "good guys" have the idiots, or "bad guys"

    What's with the sack the board chants?

    I didn't read the old thread so I'm not familiar with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Hearn View Post
    Kip - massive Bandits fan and pleased to be in on this earlier this time. I never got round to reading the first 40 or so years of the first experiment! Congrats on the new experiment, it looks like a cracker.
    Can you really call yourself a "massive Bandits fan" if you've never read the first 40 years of the experiment?

    A question for other Bandits fans.

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    I read the first 40 or so years, just not the last 20 odd years

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ergio View Post
    Hopefully it does include the insults of the Bandits fan or you are against a big mountain to climb up

    Just joking, really some of us have to support Sheriffs, at least to create some diversity and some discussion in the thread how the Bandits will crush the Sheriffs to the ground

    And hopefully no "Sack the board..." or "Sack the manager..." chants this year
    Sheriffs' fans feelings towards the Bandits aren't suitable for a family friendly forum like this ;)

    Mon the Sheriffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegason View Post

    A question for other Bandits fans.
    Who are ya? Who are ya?

    That's it, I'm Sheriff through and through...

    "His name is idiot (pronounced idyat) and his shirt is number 1" (to the tune of Rio)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasdgfas View Post
    What's with the sack the board chants?
    Decades of completely worthless managers replacing completely worthless managers in the previous experiment.

    The talented few always walked into the wreckage of a previous hack, thus ensuring a short stay at the club.

    The previous experiment's board seemed to have great patience for mediocrity and ineptitude but a hair trigger for firing the good ones.

    So...

    'Sack the board, sack the board, sack the board...'

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    Picture the scene...

    The Sheriffs are 4-0 up and cruising. Every time Idiot Midfielder gets the ball and passes accurately (or rather goes on a selfish run) the crowd cheer (in the style of PorkPie from classic comedy series Desmonds)

    "Yeah mon"

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    Tell me to shut up if you like but, I think I'm on a roll...

    Everytime Idiot Striker scores a hatrick (and yes he will because the Sheriffs are great)...

    to the tune of Call on Me - Eric Prydd

    "He scores threeeeeee, He's from Zambiiiii a. He scores threeeeeee, He's from Zambiiiiii a, He scores threeeee" etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeccyMatt View Post
    Tell me to shut up if you like
    Must resists... ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeccyMatt View Post
    Tell me to shut up if you like but, I think I'm on a roll...

    Everytime Idiot Striker scores a hatrick (and yes he will because the Sheriffs are great)...

    to the tune of Call on Me - Eric Prydd

    "He scores threeeeeee, He's from Zambiiiii a. He scores threeeeeee, He's from Zambiiiiii a, He scores threeeee" etc
    That's really bad

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    This is insane! Three pages and we've not even had an update yet!

    My missus gave me a few rather funny looks when I suddenly yelped with delight when I saw that the new Bandits 2009 experiment had started and was showing on the forum listings.

    I cannot wait for the first update.

    But you know what? I think I am going to have a real soft spot for the Sheriffs! I always seem to follow the 'bad guys' and I am struggling to resist here!

    Predictions:

    Sheriffs will dominate in the early seasons but Bandits will close the gap;

    It will take time for both to reach the Premiership and challenge in the top half - 25 years;

    A Sheriffs player to end up playing for the Bandits ... and vice versa;

    A Champions League trophy for one or both;

    At some point, administration for the Sheriffs.


    Kip - the first thread was amazing. This is an amazing start. Consider me, and 99.9% of others I suspect, in the QUALITY camp. Take your time and deliver the high quality we know you will.

    Coooooommmmmmmmmeeeeeee on yoooooouuuuuu Sheriiiiffffffffffsssssssss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meitheisman View Post
    Must resists... ;)
    I think your wish has come true - I'm really stuggling for a chant for everyone's favourite defender from North Mariana...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeccyMatt View Post
    I think your wish has come true - I'm really stuggling for a chant for everyone's favourite defender from North Mariana...
    got something for our new favorite eccentric GK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasdgfas View Post
    got something for our new favorite eccentric GK?
    a few post ago to Duran Duran's classic Rio but, give me time and I'm sure I can do better.

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    Gonna make another bold prediction.

    *This thread will out-do the first thread in terms of posts and views.

    At the rate its going i expect this to happen sometime around saturday afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartJRobertson View Post
    Gonna make another bold prediction.

    *This thread will out-do the first thread in terms of posts and views.

    At the rate its going i expect this to happen sometime around saturday afternoon.
    not long to go then lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
    I luckily can answer a couple of questions though. The FM09 regen system is amazing. In my 20 year save so far I've had fifty or so 195+ players, and suitable amounts as you down the ladder. A sensible amount of them can hit that too. They even get generated in many positions. Although there is a prevelance to blinding midfielders.
    Excellent news for the longevity of this experiment!

    Quote Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
    I have to confess to speed reading the rest of the thread, so you might have already answered, but what is the Affiliate situation? Players coming in on loan, and eventually going out on loan, has a surprisingly large effect on player development.
    Neither club has any affiliates at all, but I'll be monitoring whether that changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegason View Post
    Incidentally Kip, what are the stadium capacities of the respective grounds of the Bandits and the Sheriffs? You said they were big, I was wondering how big and if they'll fill them every week. Also, do the grounds have expansion capacities?
    As Meitheisman said, they are the same as FM07, which is 80k, with an expansion capacity of 250k (may have been moderated down). They should fill their stadia every match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlownCanary View Post
    Eagerly anticipating the first update Kip! Have all the players of The Bandits got each other down as favoured staff? And maybe more importantly do the four Sheriff players have each other listed as favoured staff? I hold my breath waiting for the first update! (Don't keep me waiting too long...)
    No, the players don't list each other as favourites, they just share the common love for their clubs (and hatred of their rival)

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    Quote Originally Posted by villanation View Post
    it doesnt take this long to do a season or so surely?
    It took five hours just to holiday the first season

    I'm partway through the report, but it is huge. In the last experiment, the initial reports were quite short, and later in the experiment, once all the players had retired, I added sections to analyse the world game more closely.

    This time, all the sections are in from the start, so they will be the longest reports yet (and of course, there is another team to look at, albeit not in the same detail).

    I'll go as quickly as I can, but at the moment there are 22 sections planned

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipfizh View Post
    I'll go as quickly as I can, but at the moment there are 22 sections planned
    My eyes are gonna be sore...can't wait

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    I thought we had an update there but it's great to know the first season has been completed holiday wise and that the report is a work in progress.

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    Great stuff Kip, look forward to it

    (patiently of course)

    MON the SHERIFFS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipfizh View Post
    This time, all the sections are in from the start, so they will be the longest reports yet (and of course, there is another team to look at, albeit not in the same detail).

    I'll go as quickly as I can, but at the moment there are 22 sections planned
    Now that's excellent news regarding the detail part of the report. However, it's not good for eye care as far as I know. May the FM gods bless you with 48 hours a day Kip

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    He's alive!!!

    Can't wait for the report

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    Yeah, to the Bandits returning. Loved this experiment in 07 and will follow it in 09 like a hawk.

    You should set up a donate button, a pound per person following and you could buy a lap top that would run the season in a half hour :-)

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    There isn't a laptop that would run a season featuring that many leagues and competitions on full detail in half an hour. Even a powerful desktop takes time to do it.

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    i'm sure a 3ghz quad core with 4gb(or more) of RAM and a solid state hard drive would be pretty quick????

    If any body has the above system give it a try!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by villanation View Post
    i'm sure a 3ghz quad core with 4gb(or more) of RAM and a solid state hard drive would be pretty quick????

    If any body has the above system give it a try!!
    I'm not sure, but I don't think FM utilizes parallel processors. I think processor speed is all that matters.

    Corrections anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipfizh View Post
    I'll go as quickly as I can, but at the moment there are 22 sections planned

    Oh. Dear. God.

    Going to be an absolute beast, very much looking forward to it

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    I already know this is going to be amazing work Kip, appreciate the time and effort your are (and always have) put into the bandits.
    One of the main reasons so many people fell in love with them in the first place was how interesting and personal you made the updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRHaggs View Post
    I'm not sure, but I don't think FM utilizes parallel processors. I think processor speed is all that matters.

    Corrections anyone?
    I think it has multithread capabilities but the prevalence of solid state disks must be low and using one for FM would quickly see it deteoriate (due to the constant saving and rewriting).

    I have a E8600 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with 4GB of Ram together with tons of hard drive space, and yet it takes my computer time to simulate seasons on full detail.

    Now what I'd really benefit from is if SI were to allow FM to utilise CUDA so my Geforce GTX 280 could be utilised, now that's a beast!

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    im throwing my hat in the Sheriffs corner too. The bandits are just a little to sickly perfect - i love an underdog!

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    Kip should be given Mod powers so he can lock a thread, and post his updates unbroken..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegason View Post
    There isn't a laptop that would run a season featuring that many leagues and competitions on full detail in half an hour. Even a powerful desktop takes time to do it.
    Quote Originally Posted by villanation View Post
    i'm sure a 3ghz quad core with 4gb(or more) of RAM and a solid state hard drive would be pretty quick????

    If any body has the above system give it a try!!
    Unless either of these is powerful enough to clone a few dozen extra kipfizh's the 30 minute season is still gonna take days to write up ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Walds View Post
    Kip should be given Mod powers so he can lock a thread, and post his updates unbroken..
    It would need a seperate thread to allow for discussion which is a big part of the experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonic View Post
    It would need a seperate thread to allow for discussion which is a big part of the experiment.
    Think he meant just lock it while Kip is posting the 22 part epics, then unlock it once he's done for the discussion to be made.

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    Wow, it sounds like this update is going to be immense. I think I'm anticiapting this more than I did for the release of the game itself!

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    Woo, update may or may not be coming shortly, but the first season is done, which is an update in and of itself.

    Mon the Sheriffs!

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    I'll go as quickly as I can, but at the moment there are 22 sections planned
    Wow...my optician would no doubt be very worried by this.... i on the other hand cannot wait to see the first of many no doubt epic updates.

    Mon the Sheriffs!
    Am I the only one still rooting for the Bandits, now that the Sherriffs are here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Ian~ View Post
    Think he meant just lock it while Kip is posting the 22 part epics, then unlock it once he's done for the discussion to be made.
    Ahh, that makes sense

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    Yeah, that's what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknot67 View Post
    Am I the only one still rooting for the Bandits, now that the Sherriffs are here?
    No worries, slipknot. I don't think we're the only ones. And, when the Sheriffs shoot themselves in the foot (Oh, yeah. That pun's intentional, baby!), these fad-chasing turncoats will come crawling back with their tails between their legs.

    'Mon the Bandits!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRHaggs View Post
    And, when the Sheriffs shoot themselves in the foot (Oh, yeah. That pun's intentional, baby!), these fad-chasing turncoats will come crawling back with their tails between their legs.
    That made me laugh, nice one!

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    Bandit's through and through here (although watching Miller from Sheriffs closely;))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wegason View Post
    Can you really call yourself a "massive Bandits fan" if you've never read the first 40 years of the experiment?

    A question for other Bandits fans.
    Fair point. But i was a total addict once i found the thread! Now that i'm in from the start it will be daily reading!!! Hee hee!

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    In reality these season updates are realistically going to take maybe 3 times as long as last years ones. Making a 70 year experiment about 6 years or real life

    Thats just my prediction anyway. This'll be a long one

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    I get the feeling it'll be quite a bit shorter ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto922 View Post
    I get the feeling it'll be quite a bit shorter ;)
    On what basis?

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    Because if he tried to run 70 seasons on his PC it would probably die considering the detail....

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    Well ok but my point is that given how many leagues he's running on full detail and the fact that there are a whopping 22 posts in an update its going to take at least 3 times as long per season. IMO of course.

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    Yup, imagine how slow it would be after 70 seasons \o/

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    I'm going to Prague knowing that when I come back there will probably be at least one update ready when I get back

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    *Shoves the Star on his chest*
    For once I have to agree with Iacovone, I'm all for the LAW! Lets arrest those bandits and put them in the cells. Relegation in season 1 following all the superstars being unhappy with each other and refusing to pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lower Leagues Rule View Post
    *Shoves the Star on his chest*
    For once I have to agree with Iacovone, I'm all for the LAW! Lets arrest those bandits and put them in the cells. Relegation in season 1 following all the superstars being unhappy with each other and refusing to pass.


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    Yeah this is the problem with the added detail this time - to be honest i can see this one only lasting 10-20 years for that reason alone. Kip - i hope if this does happen, you'll start again and just run the English leagues? Would still be an interesting experiment, i reckon...

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    Can't you delete all previous information in your game? If Kip backed his game up every season all the details would be preserved anyway and the current game would have no previous information so it would be like new again. I'm sure that would make holidaying faster.

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    yes but then the game wouldnt be influenced by its own past events....and thus there wouldnt be much interest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iacovone View Post


    Never thought I'd see the day
    Well I didn't either, the only thing we previously agreed on was that the Big Euro challenge is the place to be.

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    22 sections planned?

    Well, looks like it will be a very thorough update, but I personally would rather see a few less sections and a few more updates... maybe some of the sections might only be done every few season? (although, of course, it's all up to Kip, and whatever he chooses, we'll all be grateful for it!)

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    Quality over quantity.

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    I'm with Roberto, Quality is always best

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    I said it before but I'll say it again anyway, I'm all for quality over quantity, roberto922 ftw \o/

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    22 sections ? Dear god ! I can't wait

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    Am practically frothing at the mouth ...

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    I got back from camping today. straight to work. and now i've finished ive came straight on here to check for an update.. not facebook or anything. This! Hoping its soon! ;)

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    Slightly worried about the potential longevity of this experiment. If indeed it does only last 10 - 20 seasons it would be a massive anti climax. However I do have faith in kipfizh and trust he has already thought this one through...???

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    And it's back for 2009!

    I loved this experiment, and followed (all be it very quietly) since it's inception. Right now I can say that while I'm a massive bandits fan I'm going to do a Anakin Skywalker and move over to the dark side.... Up the Sheriffs!

    I don't know why, but I love an underdog, and the sheriffs (should) be the good guys!

    Eagerly awaiting an update....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky Mark! View Post
    22 sections planned?

    Well, looks like it will be a very thorough update, but I personally would rather see a few less sections and a few more updates... maybe some of the sections might only be done every few season? (although, of course, it's all up to Kip, and whatever he chooses, we'll all be grateful for it!)
    I agree, with the original experiment I often ended up skipping past some sections because it was too much. World beaters for example, just didn't interest me, but I guess everyone has different perspectives on this which makes it a great read.

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    Hi kipfizh, long time fan of the original experiment here, just wanted to join in with saying how much I'm looking forward to this new version.

    Also had a small suggestion/request to make. Rather than just calling the original superstars by their position (Goalkeeper 1 etc.) do think it would be possible to let us know what they are all called and maybe refer to them by their name and position during the updates? e.g. Michael Jones (Goalkeeper 1). It just strikes me that the biggest stars of the original experiment were people like Ryan Morley and Danny Gamble and Carlo Lupo, and it might be easier to get attached to the original stars if we knew their names (also true of the idiots; we could hate them as much as we hated Maia).

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    That's their actual names John. And everyone remembers Striker 3

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    I thought i remembered kip saying after most of them retired last time that the positions were just nicknames that he'd set, I could be wrong.

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    They were nicknames, Kip put them in with normal names and then nicknamed them to Goalkeeper 1 etc to make them easier for us (and him presumably) to track.

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    Quick bit of trivia, what was Striker 3's real name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberto922 View Post
    That's their actual names John. And everyone remembers Striker 3
    And the mighty GK2

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    Anyone else think Kip should sign up to twitter?

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    Folks, this time their actual names are 'Striker 3', and so on. It is just easier to track that way, otherwise you'll be scrolling around trying to remember where Clive Jones plays.

    As for those worried about the game detail, don't. Yes, it took a few extra hours to run the season with all the detail, but that pales in comparison to the amount of time it takes to write the report up. And the other countries are just covered in a brief section telling you who has won what. So that isn't what is delaying the report.

    What is delaying the report is work commitments But it is progressing nicely. I will be asking for feedback on the report structure after I post, and I welcome criticism

    Oh, and I'll probably be joining Twitter soon.

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    can't wait for this kipfizh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnG85 View Post
    Hi kipfizh, long time fan of the original experiment here, just wanted to join in with saying how much I'm looking forward to this new version.

    Also had a small suggestion/request to make. Rather than just calling the original superstars by their position (Goalkeeper 1 etc.) do think it would be possible to let us know what they are all called and maybe refer to them by their name and position during the updates? e.g. Michael Jones (Goalkeeper 1). It just strikes me that the biggest stars of the original experiment were people like Ryan Morley and Danny Gamble and Carlo Lupo, and it might be easier to get attached to the original stars if we knew their names (also true of the idiots; we could hate them as much as we hated Maia).
    But what will us Sheriff fans chant if they have real names...?

    C'mon everyone "His name is idiot and his shirt is number one!"

    (they will catch on, just give them time)

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    Kip - im not worried so much about the time it takes to run a season, but the load your computer will have to take. On that detail level, i can see the game packing up in 10-20 years and crashing each time....possibly taking your pc with it if you're unlucky...

    But i guess you know what you're doing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kipfizh View Post
    Oh, and I'll probably be joining Twitter soon.
    Any time you spend typing a pithy 140 character comment could be better spent typing 140 characters into a post-season report :P

    VB - who hasn't got a Myinvisiblefriends, Facebookofinvisiblefriends or Chirpingaboutephemera account and can't understand the appeal.

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    Default Re: AI Experiment - The Bandits are back for FM09

    There are rumours that Chuck 'The Texas Ranger' Norris will be joining The Sheriffs in next few days. In that case, running this experiment form Bandits point of view is mostly pointless.

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    I agree with Von Johnson...err I mean Blade hehe

    (in a bad blazing saddles type accent)

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    Yay! Its finally here.

    Predictions
    • Half the Bandits, including both Strikers, will be gone to the championship or midlle - lower Prem sides.
    • The rest by the end of the seson, minus goalkeeper two will be gone. Goalie two will stay tilll season 3
    • The idiots will end up at Tottenham, Newcastle and Lazio
    • A game will end Bandits 22 - 0 Opposition
    • Bandits first with no defeats or draws, Sheriffs 2nd with 2 defeats, both to Bandits.
    • Shefiffs manager sacked after 2 seasons. Bandits leaves after 3
    • Top Flight for Bandits in 20 years. Coming in 10th - 5th for ten years. Then 2nd next and round of 16 dropouts from champs league. Mid-tabe obscurity for another ten, with 5 league cups. 3 successive Relegations and promations. An FA cup win follows and a Prem win in 65 years.
    • Idiots turn into Rafa Benitez like managers, suffer a mental break down and turn into angry editorial writers, complaining how the game was better in their days.
    Phew.
    Last edited by Rabbitoh; 23-03-2009 at 10:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maviarab. View Post
    I agree with Von Johnson...err I mean Blade hehe
    Why thank you Mavi Johnson.

    The Sheriffs a ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbitoh View Post
    Yay! Its finally here.

    Predictions
    • Idiots turn into Alex Ferguson like managers, suffer a mental break down and turn into angry editorial writers, complaining how the game was better in their days.
    Phew.
    Fixed
    Last edited by williamshankley; 23-03-2009 at 14:04. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonblade View Post
    why thank you mavi johnson.

    The sheriffs a ....
    *donnnnnnnng*

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    Hmm, the waitings starting to get to even me now

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    C'mon the Sheriffs!! I feel kip is working out how to break it to us that they've outdone the Bandits already

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    The OP will need to be edited to direct people who stumble across this later to the first set of updates on page 4 (or at this rate maybe even page 5 )

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