almost ****ed myself when a girl i know's facebook status was "...... is considering her options"
almost ****ed myself when a girl i know's facebook status was "...... is considering her options"
Was she looking for first team football?
nah, she felt she was too good to be loaned out
or perhaps she had problem adopting England life style..... ;-)
when the only reason you read about the prems new 7 subs rules is beacause it will help you next year on FM
You arrange your beerpong cups in your current FM formation.
when your five year old brother (who is too young to play fm) knows every player in your team and when you come down for dinner he asks you "how many goals did stancu score"
When you edit your star player's Wikipedia page to match his achievements on FM.
EDIT - http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?...ldid=229405797
History of the page as it got deleted /o\ I'm too childish for Wikipedia.
Last edited by bridport_pouncer; 09-08-2008 at 14:32. Reason: As above.
When watching the champions league with your dad, Walcott gets the ball, you then say "Walcott's good, hes got 20 Acceleration and Pace"
Your dad turns and looks at you not quite understanding what you just said.
Walcott then runs from one end of the pitch to the other getting past 3-4 Liverpool players to set up a goal.
You then say "See, hes fast"
I must say there are some absolute gems in here.
''When you're at work and someone asks if you want a cup of tea and you reply 'These reports are absolute rubbish. I've never even heard of tea' actually made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe. I tried to tell my brother (a fellow FM madman) but couldn't actually get it out without bursting into laughter. It made me cry it was that funny.
As I haven't been able to read 400+ posts I might repeat some here so apologies, but...
1) Not only commentating on my game, but going through the half time scores as a stadium announcer at my ground, and then at the end of the game looking at the local teams' (Barnsley, Blades and Weds, Donny and Chesterfield) results and pretending I'm at BBC Radio Sheffield doing a quick round up of the days action: ''Blades and Owls win, draws for the Spireites and Reds and defeats for the Millers and Rovers in London''. (This is only when I'm Rotherham - on the current FM file I've been Redditch and Forest so do Birmingham/Villa etc's results or Notts County/Mansfield/Derby's!)
2) Walking home from college and mentally building myself up for the big upcoming game at Bradford, and imagining me clapping the fans off at the end of the game when we win 1-0 through a James Tavernier beauty.
3) Imagining Sky Sports News breaking the news that Niall Geoghegan has made a sensational move to Nottm Forest after 13 years at Redditch, and imagining the euphoria as one of the games longest serving managers heads for The City Ground.
4) Getting a gut-wrenching feeling as I accept the job at Forest and leave the mighty Redditch.
5) Discussing your reasons for leaving Redditch with your mate in Economics and as everybody else understands the curve for an oligopoly market you're telling him that you'd achieved all you could with a team getting under 3000 crowds in League 1.
6) This happened once with on one of the Champ Managers, probably about 02/03. Punching the protective screen of the PC in anger as Hadjuk Split reverse a 2-0 defeat in Croatia to win 3-0 at the Vetch. It falls off and smashes on the floor, and you have to clear up the glass as you reflect on an incredible loss.
More to follow I'm sure
Last edited by Niall_The_Miller; 12-08-2008 at 14:28.
When you forgot to feed/walk/clear your dog, and he/she decided to pull on your laptop.....
This might or might not just happened last night ;-)
when you base your opinions on your latest fantasy football team, which you got via email today, entirly on your knowledge of how players played for/against you on fm... (random player assignment, had no control over hwo i got)
Some of these have really made me laugh, good job. I have 2:
1. When you set your status to "busy" on msn and inadvertently ignore your girlfriend for half an hour because you are so engrossed in the game world only to minimize the window and realise you have to make up a good excuse quick for why you didn't respond to her.
2. When you convinced your grandma to get you a laptop because you needed it for university (6 months before you go) but really knew all you wanted it for was to take to school and play FM in the sixth form common room in between lessons.
you know you're addicted to football manager when... you can know so much about a player but still be surprised about the colour of his skin
just remembered i had a dream about one of my newgen's fm07, that's sickeningly addicted
When you dream you've been playing FM, and wake up and wonder why you didn't save after.....
bumping the thread back to the top
you watch football matches IRL and actually SCOUT players yourself for your team on FM .... i do it all the time
i think your addicted when you contemplate calling your newborn son "James Aguero XXXXX".
or when you give players horrible in-game nicknames because they didn't want to sign for you. yeah how'd you feel about bojan- or should i say "stephen hawkins".
I found out Jimmy Briand was black YESTERDAYyou know you're addicted to football manager when... you can know so much about a player but still be surprised about the colour of his skin
I'v got one...
when your watching standard liege play liverpool and wonder why marouane fellaini isnt "challenging the goalkeeper" on corners. Come on, hes got 20 for heading.
1) Make up chants for your players and when they score you join in the celebrations.
2) Cancel Meetings to play your relegation battler to decide if you get relegated out of the game as you didn't load the league below as you never thought it would come to this.
3) Cry when you get relegated or promoted.
4)Your supposed to be doing important work and if you do not do it they will consider your job but there is a problem...you are playing a rival so miss the deadline of the work and get the sack. to make matters worse you lose the game and threw the laptop out the window in anger.
5)fail you exams as FM is far more important.
6) buy the team shirt you are managing and get the player you have signed printed onto the back even though he is a Regen.
You draw a mint ass poster of the FA Cup Final/Champions League Final that your in & tryin to make it as big as possible while commentatin on the dangermen and everything.
I love this game so i'll share mine.
You lie (however you spell it) awake at night thinking of tactics, who to play or buy, and then say "screw it", get up and turn on the computer and play.
You have papers scattered around with names,stats,etc of players on your team or ones you want to buy. (I don't use the notes feature lol, I actually just found out about it lol).
This game seriously is addicting. I just got it a few weeks ago (yeah I know, I'd heard about it but never thought about getting it. I live in the states, after I bought it I never turned back) I played like 6 hours straight lol, no kidding. Time flew by so fast.
Not that long ago, I almost set myself on fire at work cuz I was thinking about a particularly galling loss against Bristol Rovers, plus I had no sleep because of playing FM all night to get to my next fixture against them so I could beat them for retribution
...you know you're addicted to football manager when you leave a party in the flat upstairs just to install FM08.
I recently just went back to college, and I was gonna buy a new video game......and i legitimately approached it like I was looking for a quality ST, and the deadline was move in day. In the end, I didn't make a purchase, I'll just start the old reliable veteran off the bench ;)
When you call late to cancel a date because the season just started... even though you spent 3 months wooing this girl and know that she would have probably done things in bed for you that no woman dare try !
When you go to a mirror and have a prematch new conference with yourself.
When you wear search the internet looking for a scarf to wear whilst managing your non league german team who are now European Champions.
When you fail all 5 of your A-Levels and therefore miss out on going to University.... just because you were trying to survive with Wolves in the premiership rather than revising.
When you dream you're Landon Donovan, complaining about the lack of first team football, and wandering if you'll be dropped from the American squad, and then chasing Eddie Johnson for hours...
When you dash home 3 miles on your hour's lunchbreak through heavy traffic to squeeze in two poxy matches with your Brighton game...
you know you're addicted to FM, when you're watching Liverpool play Standard on TV, and suddenly realize: "Benitez is ****! I can make Liverpool play better than that!" then turn on your mac and start playing liverpool
you are watching olympic games final Argentina vs Nigeria with your older brother and say "Arguero is a goalscoring machine, a crazy wonderkid!" and he say "he didn't play so well in the previous few matches" and you replied "big deal, he scored 48 goals for my team this season!"
when you are watching the football on tv and expect the flashing 'someone scores' thing at the bottom of the screen
also a couple more
1) When a goal is scored in your fm game and then you go out into the back garden to a do replay of the goal while commentating to yourself
2) When your watching the football on tv and you see the line ups on the screen and wonder to yourself why the wingers dont have forward arrows on them and think that they are gonna struggle going forward. Only to then realise that it is man utd playing and they have ronaldo and nani on the wings
...your wife says that in order to spend more time with you she'll compromise by letting you play it on the laptop (instead of bedroom PC) whilst she watches Big Brother with both of us in the living room
...you play more Football Manager than yourself or your partner
When you are watching Aberdeen v Rangers and screaming at the tv kick the ball out of play to end the highlight god damn it
...your making love to your girlfiend/wife while in bed and watching your team play the match on FM...hoping your strikers finally get a shot on goal. Finally 1 of your strikers gets a shot on goal and you shout "I nearly scored!!", your wife then says "How can you nearly score with a soft tackle?", you then realise that your teams tackling has to be set to hard in order for your strikers get more possession and get more scoring chances. You set your teams tackling to hard and then finally score, your wife replies "You finally did it!", you reply "I know...I haven't been this excited since I scored 10 league games ago".
When you try and add promising young footballers as friends on facebook. Then when they dont accept get angry because they are ungreatful b*****ds and YOU made them the players they are today but I reality your just a grown man harrasing a 15 yr old boy (how did it come to this ).
When you go to a match irl and "scout" individual players ie watching them off the ball (Thereby missing half the match), then getting so excited by their movment, positioning, workrate ect you rush home to take them out of you reserves (where they have been rotting for a few years) and straight into the first team until you realise they is a valid reason you never played them.
When your FM pre-season almost takes up a real life pre-season.
When you start rating EVERYTHING out of 20.
When you make yourself ill on a diet of Pringles and Dr pepper, just because you didnt want cooking to get in the way of a 48 hour FM marathon. Don't even ask what I did to avoid toilet time
When its 3:38am but scouting Belgian defenders cant wait until tomorrow...
When you are in the middle of the summer transfer window trying to replace VDV, and your girlfriend calls you and you look at the phone like it's a foreign object because in your mind you have 21 million lbs to spend on a couple players to make a title run with PSV......(did not end well)
...when your ass starts to hurt from sitting on it too much.
...when andriy sigporsson is you and your friends' collective hero.
...when you have to delete your save game in order to actually get any studying done.
...when you subsequently massively regret deleting that save and wonder - just a little bit - whether all that time you spent being productive was worth the FM sacrifice.
...when you turn on FM on the morning of a day you have nothing else to do, and you still think, bloody hell it's 9am already, I better get cracking.
... when you are sat in an important meeting and mentally weighing up whether to sign Howard Forinton or Jamie Cureton.
... when you eagerly try to show your wife a wonder goal that Pablo Piatti has just scored and your disappointment is crippling when she shrugs and refers to them as just a bunch of dots
... when you buy a complete new pc/laptop, just in order to keep up with the newest season game requirements!!
... when you look at your player's profile, after telling the media "you dont think he's performing to his potential just yet" see he "doesnt think you're giving him the praise he deserves" and you launch a verfbal tirade at the monitor, only to realise a few minutes later, he cant actually hear you... the kids outside can though!
When, you're sitting at home, on a Saturday night, and are delaying going to the pub like a normal person so you can negotiate the sale of Modric to Juventus and find a replacement for him, and refuse to even consider going anywhere till you do
(this may or may not be referring to me and what I may or may not be doing right now)
You sign the Egyptian Zaki after 4 goals for Wigan!
But yeah, in all seriousness, check out this link, that is my neighbour's father
"cool and brainy full-back" eh?? lets see THAT one added to fm 09!!
...when your bus's destination reads 'Newington Green', but the first thing coming to your mind is 'newgen'.
When you know the name of every ground in the Italian Serie 2/C and Romanian Premier Division.
... When you're at work and someone asks if you want a cup of coffee and you reply 'These reports are absolute rubbish. I've never even heard of coffee...
When your boss says that he has concerns about your performance and you think, 'Yeah so does Sol Davis'.
When some asks you who you think should go in goal for your football team.
You reply: " well Frey is probably a bit better, but Lloirs is younger and costs less. I'd put on offer in of 10 million for him
You are reading the forums and all you want to do is play the game! Or you are watching real live matches and you want to play even though you gave up because you havent won a game in 5 matches with your world beating team
When you see your in-game bogey teams as rival teams in real life.
I suppose i'll post a few maybe no one will agree but these are mine
you know your addicted when
1) you sing songs for the team you manage like you are a fan
2) you watch sky sports news throughout summer and think i cant wait until new fm comes out so i can be team x
3) you cry/get angry when your computer crashes and you lose your managing game
4)you go to sleep at night waking for school/work and your first thought is you cant wait to play football manager when you get home
5) you write down your penalty takers,free kick takers etc
6) you go crazy when you win in play off final like its real life
7)for a split second you think football manager is real and your then surprised that leeds arent in championship but are in league one in real life
8) when you compare your results to the teams results in real life
I've never forgotten the wonderful admission of someone on this forum who admitted than whenever his team reached a cup final, he donned a suit, stood at the bottom of the stairs, and then led his team up to the pitch (bedroom).
I've been known to conduct post-match press conferences with myself before now. Though that was when i was slightly younger, and took the game far more seriously (ie. pre-FM08).
When you answer to your wife with a simple word, aha, yeap, nop, ok. and you are in the tactics screen thinking about the tactics to stop the bus in the line in a match vs chelsea at 85´mins and you are fulham with 10 players on the pitch.
- Honey my boss screaming me "you are a f..... Bit...."
- Daddy the teacher put in my califications a bad note today.
- Whats Great sweetheart im so happy
you know when you're addicted to football manager when,
you're staring at BBC World, looking at all the transfers scrolling through the TV, thinking:
Man I can't wait until I can play a fully updated FM!
... when you come back from a week's holiday abroad, and immediately fire up the pc and load fm up, get some coffee ready, crack the knuckles and say to yourself quietly "right boys, i'm back.. where were we?"
and a couple of hours later you realise you'd promised to ring the other half as soon as you arrived home.
...when you think to yourself 'I'll do that coursework after FM.
Next thing you know there's only a day left of the summer holidays and there's a mountain of coursework to do.
...when you sit watching Sky Sports news, and think "Hang on, how can Saha be going to Everton? He's only just gone to Newcastle!"
Then you realise. Bloody real life/fiction distinction issues.
... When you have a fight with your girlfriend, she calls you an "Ass" and you wonder, "What does an assistant have to do with anything?"
...when you're lay by a pool in Spain, sipping a pina colada, wondering if it would be beneficial to switch to a 4-3-3 when you get home.
When you go out to buy a mini fridge for your bedroom/managers office just so your favourite FM snacks of coke and chocolate will be readily available when needed. Two days after I splashed out for it, it went and broke (I decided to send it to the specialist as it would take 3-6 months in the physios office).
you no ur addicted to fm when you're in the middle of a snooker match and see a formation you think would work with your current team so you get a camera photo it and jot it down and run home
When you hear about a player from some obscure team coming to the prem that you have had on FM you smile to yourself and tell everyone how good he is.
...when you give your laptop the hair-dryer treatment at HT because you can't physically attack the dots.
Yelling instructions to the dots when they can't hear you such as "Keep it tight", "Mark up" and calling all and sundry w*nkers when they concede late goals.
Also I have far too many press conferences with myself. Madness.