Great news! Many congratulations indeed
Great news! Many congratulations indeed
Congratulations guys!! Thoroughly deserved!!
Great news, this and Ian McGeechan's knighthood are two lovely things to hear today.
In other news President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given Bred an Iranian knighthood for services to spying in Britain!
The Nobel Peace Prize is next on the list......seriously think about how many warmongers amongst us have been tamed by being enraptured by a couple of seasons of CM/FM/FML
Congrats, They have filled quite a lot of our lifes boredom with there great ideas
I'll add my congratz to this.
A great achievement
My sincere congratulations to you both - well deserved.
Awesome news. Congratulations lads
congrats ov and paul
Surely the queen is flawed. Sort her out SI
There's hope for us all if those two can become M.B.E.'s. But in all seriousness, congrats and keep the games coming!
celebrate good times come on dodododododo
Ov will need a new scarf to meet the queen.
Well done gents, very well deserved.
That was a nice surprise, congratulations
Congratulations to both, glad that there are some successful Collyer's out there!!
You have made a fantastic game. Gratz.
congrats from here - Well done
Definitely right. FM is one of my favourite things ever. I'm very much a laptop-holic, but not an internet-holic because I can last an extended period without it, mostly because of FM. May the legacy continue.
Well Done guys Long may Football Manager Continue
Congratulations guys, you deserve it.
Great to see all the hard work has been recognized.
Well done & congratulations! & Thank you
Fantastic news, well done guys.
wonderfull news !
Congratulations, thouroughly deserved (y)
Congratulations guys, well deserved and well done
Brilliant news. Congratulations.
Congratulations guys you deserve it for creating the best and certainly most addictive video game i have ever played. Well done guys
Congratulations, Oliver Charles Collyer, MBE and Paul Edward Collyer, MBE. How does it feel?
Congratulations indeed. Well done.
Awesome news - congratulations guys!
Congratulations, very well deserved, I alone must have spent months of my life playing this game - my FM10 save is over 9 days of game time already, and I've been playing since CM2 - so I can only imagine how long the total number of game-hours is across the entire user base!
Well done chaps.
Not bad for what the magazines called a spreadsheet disguised as a game in the old reviews !
Thoroughly deserved though, Football Manager has come from what the games media used to view as an embarrassment played by football nerds to an iconic game and it has been some journey and achievement!
Does Paul get a bigger medal seeing as Ov went on holiday for a big part of it?
really? wow congrats
Congratulations! Totally deserved.
www.fmbosnia.com - The game starts here
well its always a congrats , services to uk gaming <<< wow !!!!! i dont know why that should be recognised , in that case all brits who comes back from afghanistan should have a m.b.e when there issued again !!!!!! , gaming breathes lazyness which has a part in unemployment , there are plenty of 15 - 25 yr olds that are sidetracked by gaming , there are also alot who are obviously not
this is more about the state of the country , and gaming plays a part , in a small way
Well deserved and a big congratulations with a big hug
Superb Congratulations to you both!
Fantastic achievement for 2 guys just looking to make a realistic football sim.
Congratulations to the both of you, fully deserved
Congrats Gents, youve delivered a fantastic product that has given many a football fan joy around the world
Excellent news, well deserved. Cheers for many years of grand entertainment!
Well done to the gents, great news for their hard work and complete dedication.
When is the patch out for the MBE version MBE.1
Congratulations to you both Ignore those who try to diminish the honour.
Well done guys great work!
I actually got a dry throat after reading this!
I mean, for people that are as obsessed with football as me Football Manager (and Championship Manager in the old days) has served as a wonderful place to express that obsession.
Hip hip hurray!
Congratz guys, well deserved!
Great news, well done lads.
How many days of my life have gone on this game since I bought CM 96/97 all those years ago...
Congratulations, well deserved!
As you can imagine, Ov & Paul are somewhat overwhelmed with the response, so I'd like to thank you all for your lovely comments on their behalf - I would have done it sooner, but my net connection is down from home (you cannot believe what I went through last night to get the announcement up here!) so I've come into the studio to respond
A few others from the industry have got awards over the years - Peter Molyneaux (Bullfrog/Lionhead), the Darling Brothers (Codemasters) and some from publishers.
well done congratulations on your mbe's and for recognizing your hardwork
Fantastic - and well deserved. For the gameplay you have offered the world in the Championship Manager and Football Manager Series it is long, long overdue. Well Done Guys
Is it true that they were due an mbe 2 years ago but they had that date put back a bit a la fml style?
Seriously, well done lads, in the days of death for many industries in the uk you two have been big players in uk games development.
Thoroughly deserved, congratulations
Nice one lads. Well deserved for sure. You have created many a tactical genius around the world.
Completley deserved, well done guys
Many congratulations guys!!!
I've had many years of enjoyment playing this game, long may it continue!
Many congrats, chaps!
Many congratulations! I have enjoyed CM/FM since CM01/02!
********! I thought it was me this year Just Kidding.
Congratulations to both of you. What a way to see the New Year in!! From everyone in the almost dead Papin GW CONGRATS!!
I had no idea about this until I read this thread. What can I say apart from congratulations, it is very well deserved and I would never had as much fun gaming if it were not for you two. I hope you have a fantastic 2010 and enjoy the day with her majesty.
It great that they have been given recognition as they have probably given most of us a good few day/months playing this game, with each version
So congrats to both of you .
Only just noticed this, well done Paul-liver, Queenie obviously a fan, I hear she plays LLM but checks the Good Player Forum, someone have a word!!
Just read about this on the BBC Tech website, congrats Ov & Paul
wow first Patrick Stewart and now you guys...
I believe its the first time ive agreed with the honours list in years..... congrats chaps, couldnt have happened to a more deserving pair
Congratulations to you both.
Will the Credits screen be updated in the next patch?
Will the MBE be wearable out of the box?
Seriously though nice one guys!
Title should be M.B.E.s, should it not? They aren't belonging to a Member of the British Empire.
Alternatively, "Paul and Oliver Collyer are M.B.E.s", "The M.B.E.s of Oliver and Paul Collyer", "Paul and Oliver Collyer's M.B.E.s".
Can't get the grammatically correct titles these days And yeah, at least one of my suggestions is probably flawed.
Well done to both
Change your forum names!
Cracking way to end any year
Very much deserved, biggest congratulations!
congratulations to the two of you! very well deserved!
credit where credit is due.....
Congrats for the thrill you have given!
Congratulations to you both guys.Please make me beta tester
I guess it was a matter of either kicking them out of the country for ruining so many people's lives (especially our academic performance and our sentimental relationships) or giving them this award for giving us countless hours of fun and enjoyment for years.
I'm glad they chose the latter
Congratulations guys, I guess everything's too surprising right now, but in some days time you'll probably realize it's amazing how far you've come by achieving this. And I believe you truly deserve it.
I don't even want to imagine what kind of new year's eve party you're gonna have tonight
Well done lads!
Do you think when you pick up the medals you can ask her what her favourite formation is? And has she edited Old Phil into the game?
Brilliant. This is just what the honours list should be for. Congratulations to you both.
Now for the Knighthood
many congratualtions, hard to believe i've spent nearly 20yrs of my life playing the games you guys are involved in - well deserved!
Congratulations. Best game(s) ever.
We may see a lot of moaning on the board but that's only 'cause people feel compelled to come on and say so when something goes wrong. It doesn't stop it being the best game of all time.
Great stuff. Well done again.
awesome news. congratulations lads
Congratulations to both. Well deserved considering the joy CM and FM has brought me over the last few years.
Congratulations. Really deserved for making such a great series of games
That is wonderful news and very much well deserved. Congratulations to Paul & Oliver, this news has made me really happy. Well done to you both!
Congrats from Sweden, most well deserved!
Congratulations but most of all I would like to say thanks lads for creating a large part of my life. Much thanks
Congratulations for the MBE's, thank you for the games and damn you both for the hours I've played .
Well done to you both, its a bout time everton fans had something to celebrate
Congrats guys! Well deserved