You start commentating on your own matches... FMFTW
You start commentating on your own matches... FMFTW
...When you have interviews with yourself in your own head. I always find it more interesting than the in-game press conferences. I feel wierd admitting this, I know I do it but now I've typed it out it's finally dawned on me what a pathetic human being I have become.
When you tweet to actual footballers (Michael Owen) asking why in 2021 they constantly trash talk me and tell me my team will get relegated
..... you get confused when talking with friends regarding the real team results, actions, transfers, etc. and the same team you are managing in FM11.
When it's just past 1am, you've got a University exam in 8 hours, and you're still playing because if you quit the game your amazing run of form WILL come to an end.
When you submit your resume filled with FM achievements for the managerial job of your local football club.
You know you're addicted to Football Manager when..... the forum goes down and you check if it's back up yet 10+ times a day religiously until miraculously one day it IS back up and you can't stop grinning ear-to-ear because now you can finally find those stadium background pics you've been waiting for for ages.....
(Note. When I say "you check if it's back up yet 10+ times a day..." I obviously mean the forum, the website.... not me kn*b.... so I don't need viagara thank you very much bloomin' SPAMMERS!!!)
When you buy a club's jersey just because you've just won the EPL with them.
Waving to all four corners of the room after an important win.. we all do it right?
When u lose sleep at night because your team is on losing streak.
... when your entire day at work is wasted drawing new and improved formations/tactics, possible transfers, planning training regimes for a potential wonder kid and of course reading this forum for new ideas.
When you find out your FM players are some how free agents in real life and consider contacting clubs on their behalf because you know they are stars. Not that you're biased or anything......
When your in work and you get stressed because you can't get on the official forums as they were down for a couple of weeks
P***ing in all four corners of you room in hopes of ending a winless streak at home, because a gypsy recommended it to Barry Fry and you've run out of ideas.
When you start mouse wheel clicking websites expecting to get back to the home page... and feeling slightly embarrassed when you do
When you feel the need to post in this thread.
You just couldn't make yourself log off, despite having sore shoulders from sitting in front of the computer for too long.
When u see the fee that Alexis Sanchez is moving to Barcelona for and think, bargain! He'll be worth double that in a season or 2!
When your addictedness rating in the game status reads "I am now a Football Manager expert".
... when you're semi-delirious with fever and you're having confused dreams about your current formation/players
... when you're not sick anymore yet you keep on having FM-related dreams
When you play your club's entrance music on iTunes/the Champions League anthem before you play a match.
When you wake up in the middle of the night. Let's say around 3:30am and you immediately turn on your laptop and visit the forums.
You developed an interest in the LLM team that you have been managing, and you actually try to Google for your players' pictures.
You give your wife money to go away for the weekend just so you can spend the weekend with FM and not her!
My problem is playing in Full Screen Mode. No watch so no concept of real time. I have lost about a year over the life span of CM and FM. My record is 3 days straight without realising. Whilst unemployed loaded a save up on Friday morning and the next thing I know is my apartment block fire alarm test was going on a Monday morning, only felt like a few hours.
When you begin to get excited and plan out how the 21st is going to go.....your one organised day.. lol
You wonder why it's so hard for Wenger to buy players with a large transfer budget and small wage budget -- all he has to do is adjust the slider.
When you start placing bets based entirely on results that you've seen in the game.
When you are watching the draw for one of the cups taking place you imitate the voice off the BBC i.e:
FA Cup 3rd Round
Arsenal will play Tottenham Hotspur
AFC Wimbledon are at home to Bolton Wanderers
Liverpool against Everton etc.
I'm doing that every time for a cup competition.
Also, when you go to a live match or watching match/ highlights on TV you are on a scouting mission for your FM game.
When your out or at work, and hear or see the words 'Football Manager' your mind starts a countdown as to when you can continue playing it again.
When you try to employ a 4-3-3 Counter attacking tactic to your Sunday League side....
Asking your mate Bob to learn to "Shoot with power" like Paul Scholes only to realise he's actually overweight, hungover and extremetly unfit and nothing like Paul Scholes at all...
When you point the middle finger out of nowhere at the screen and screams 'That was a f^%&ing goal! Damn them refs! They hate us!'
When you quickly switch to 'only commentary' and fast forward a game you're down by 3 goals.
When you play football manager sitting down on the train's floor, for the journey to and back from school.
When this year's FM comes out on your birthday and that is your ideal birthday gift. (yay)
When you are seriously considering naming your future son Lionel.
When you have just googled to find that there is only 8 days, 7 hours, 49 minutes, 1 second till FM12 is out :|
When your shouting at the screen SHOOT! CROSS IT..NOW! GAH! i could of done better than that myself
When you live off microwave and instant food to therefore minimize cooking time and maximum playing time.
Pot Noodles, Chicago Town Microwave Pizzas and Microwave Meals, I salute you!
when you ring up your drug dealer and negotions break down due over the transfer fee
When you dont understand how that player scores 50 goals for you in the game, yet you watch him miss every goal opportunity every Sunday. You obviously know better than the coach, right ?
When you know most youngsters that are now playing regularly because you discovered them in earlier FM versions.
...When you begin to consider using shouts while making out, mulling over whether to tell her that you have faith or even -- depending on her morale -- impress me or prove a point during an interlude, and when all is said and done deliberating over whether to say well done, delighted, or disappointed.
When you tell your mates you are better than the Barcelona scouts because you spotted Alexis Sanchez on FM10 and they have only just realised he will be a star.
Following a break up with a girl, you ask your mates to compile a scout report on all the girls at school/work
i created another steam account just so I can play FM while I play other games.
Your made the wife name the cat after the left back that scored the winner in the F.A cup final on that long awaited run to wembley that kept you up until 1.30am !
you are displaying numerous visible physical signs of withdrawal knowing that in an hour everybody else is going to be playing FM12...
should cold turkey be this hard?
I mean... I'm shaking so badly I can't hold anything... got a bit of fat finger typing too.. I might hide the car keys so I don't drive to Tesco's (hmm.. ??)
must. resist. establishment.
When FM release day is second only to your birthday as the best day each year and you write your career thread OP a few days earlier.
...When you can't sleep because you're thinking who will you sign or wich tactic will you use
When your seriously debating whether staying up all night playing FM when you have lectures from 9am til 7pm the following day...
when your son/little brother your looking after beats you in an fm match and you ground him for 6 months for dareing to beat you and you then make up some utter BS reason why he's grounded
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When you sit next to a plastic dummy, pretending to negotiate a contract with and him and talking in the "player"'s accent (language if possible) to say if he agrees/disagrees .
.....when you wilfully install a known piece of buggy adware forced on you to play the game.
Also, when you stand outside the room when you have a touchline ban, or when you set up a press conference with yourself and your new signing who can't speak english (a pillow) at 4 in the morning
Or when your in your english class and realise you've just used up 6 notebook pages by drawing out all possible tactics you could use for your next cup game
When you watch a football match on TV and want to set it to 'key highlights'....
When you spend your downtime in military training drawing out lineups and tactics then trying enthusiastically to discuss them with your friends....who are also in the American military.
When you start searching for young talents that you have found on FM in real life
When you're on the forum and most of the active GD users joined years after you...
When you call your girlfriend late at night because the club is going to build a new stadium named after you. Then you go back to the game and start read the message many times, imagining how it would look like. Finaly, you draw it on piece of paper.
When you cut a hole into your desk chair and fix a bag on to it so you don't have to get up to go to the toilet.
You quantify time in units of how much a session you can fit in.
When you concede a goal in the 93rd minute and decide to smash your cell phone against the wall...
When you choose to discuss with friends your current save status in FM12 instead of talking about the weekend results from your favorite football league.
When you purchase on android and play on toilet breaks, in my case today's train journey to London and also cramming in a quick run whilst sat in Russell square!...
When you are with your mates, somebody mentions a player they would like to see move to their club and you respond with "nah, they were awful for me at *insert team name here*".
when you have pieces of scrap paper lying around your desk with starting lineups and formations
When you have 687 hours played and you've only managed to get one save game past the first season.
When you start researching very low reputation teams to buy in real life so that you can appoint yourself manager and live out your FM dream.
When you listen to all these transfer rumors and know every player you hear about and can name five other ones who would perform well at the mentioned team.
When playing a real football match yourself, you command your team-mates to:
Exploit the flanks
Get stuck in
Get ball forward
When you play on your lunch at work in your car on your own
...You pretend its real life and you speak like a reporter or commentator in your head
''Liverpool have just signed a new player and he will be on the bench today'' ect...ect...ect
When you're managing a third tier Spanish club and get so involved you find their website so you can play the club anthem in Spanish before key games.
When you're convinced that you're a better manager than the one at the club you support. Yes Sir Alex, I'm talking about you!