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    Smile Miles Jacobson - O.B.E.

    Paul and I are delighted to be able to announce that Miles has been awarded an O.B.E in the New Year's honours list for services to the games industry.

    We think this is very much deserved for all the hard work involved in not only establishing a good sense of business to a raw and young Sports Interactive all those years ago, but also evolving the studio into an equal and more professional partner with its publisher and also a responsible one, via the involvement with various charities, as well as taking away the things we don't like doing to allow us to concentrate on coding!

    The honour is also deserved recognition for lots of other work Miles has done away from SI over the years on the BAFTA games committee, Develop advisory board and as a founding trustee of GamesAid as well as many other advisory committees.

    Oh, apparently he was in the frame for a knighthood but they didn't have a platform high enough to allow the appropriate member of the Royal Family to reach his shoulder with their sword so they settled for the O.B.E. instead

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    Congratulations Miles!

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    I've spoken to Miles about this before, is much deserved.

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    Very good news, some deserved recognition

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    Well done Miles

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    :O Grats Well deserved!

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    Congratulations Miles!

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    Congratulations! Well deserved

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    Congratulations Miles

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    I don't think I believe that he was going to get a knighthood. An O.B.E is quite good by itself so there is really no reason to embellish the story like that is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallywackyman View Post
    I don't think I believe that he was going to get a knighthood. An O.B.E is quite good by itself so there is really no reason to embellish the story like that is there?
    Sense of humour bypass?

    Congratulations Sir Miles.

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    Congratulations Miles!

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    Didn't know he was a founder trust of Gamesaid. Been keeping up with that for ages as well.

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    All three of the marquee names at SI have been honoured now. Wow.

    Can we get Neil Brock a "jolly well done" on the Queen's birthday honours list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ov Collyer View Post
    Oh, apparently he was in the frame for a knighthood but they didn't have a platform high enough to allow the appropriate member of the Royal Family to reach his shoulder with their sword so they settled for the O.B.E. instead
    damn you, leaving no room for us to make our own jokes about how small he is .

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    He's the same height as me

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    Hahaha, absolutely ridiculous.

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    Is this the same man I have seen arguing with punters when they have pointed out a recognised problem with the game on the forum?

    Sorry if thats a stupid question, im not good with names.

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    Hahahaha, insane choice. Makes the honour that old chippy owner got a few years back seem reasonable. Bet she's had more food nicked off her table too

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    only happening because wills and harry want the next patch
    congrats miles

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    People basing this on their forum interactions with Miles are being very, very daft. The guy has done a ridiculous amount of work outside of Sports Interactive.

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    well done

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    All Hail Miles, All hail Brittannia!

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    Awesome news! Well done Miles!

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    Fair play. Congratulations Miles.

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    Congrats Miles, well deserved.

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    Mental .

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    Congrats Miles !

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    Congratulations Miles.

    That is really great news

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    Congratulations on progressing through to the finals! Encourage! For the fans! No pressure!

    Feedback:

    Miles Jacobsen: Looked delighted. Happy. Looking complacent
    Ov: Delighted, Confused
    Paul: None, didn't seem to be listening.

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    Thank you to all those congratulating.

    It really is very humbling, and is further recognition for the whole SI team around the world. I'm a bit lost for words at the moment, so I'll leave it at that for now.

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    Just read on the bbc site. Well done.

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    Miles if the media ask you how you feel you must not tell them you are 'Pleased'. God only knows what would happen to SI afterwards if you do!

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    "You stand here before me ready to receive your OBE. Surely this is a dream for you?"
    "I wouldn't say it was a dream exactly, the opportunity arose but it's just a job."
    "Sorry?"
    "I think it would be ideal for you to move to Sports Interactive, Your Majesty, I have a great friendship with you."
    "I'm afraid I don't understand."
    "I want all my players to know that my door is always open and they can come to me with anything. I'm going to re-shape this palace from top to bottom."

    I don't think I've ever put so much effort into something so unfunny.

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    Congratulations to O.B.E on their new signing and to Miles for gaining the contract!

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    Curtsies and sends Congrates, well deserved .....nice one

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    What a great honour and well deserved for years of hardwork. Congratulations Miles

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    WTG! Can we have a hotfix now?

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    Congratulations Miles!

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    Person I don't know, gets a title that doesn't mean anything to me for doing something I don't know about.

    I'm positively giddy.

    Well done!

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    Congrats Miles. It's well deserved
    Last edited by Almondo; 31-12-2010 at 07:56.

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    Very well done & congratulations, love the game.
    deserved it fully

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    Congratulations Miles

    A long time coming for all at SI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    Thank you to all those congratulating.

    It really is very humbling, and is further recognition for the whole SI team around the world. I'm a bit lost for words at the moment, so I'll leave it at that for now.
    i made a tribute video for you on youtube weldone mate keep up the great work. also whats your thoughts on the option of being a chaiorman in football manager is it possible or is it a no no. i think it would be worth a try to be honest if it fails then thats the end of it.

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    Sorry to sound like an idiot, but I'm American and wanted to know what an O.B.E. is?

    If its an award congrats on your well deserved award. Keep churning out those top notch games.

    Congratulations again from a loyal fan of your FM games Sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallywackyman View Post
    I don't think I believe that he was going to get a knighthood. An O.B.E is quite good by itself so there is really no reason to embellish the story like that is there?

    Originally Posted by heathxxx
    I'd report a data issue there too. I'm sure Hollywood Hulk Hogan is American
    Originally Posted by wallywackyman
    I think he named himself that. Hulk Hogan is not involved in football management.



    This guy's going to become a forum legend for his stunning capacity to miss the joke.


    And many congrats to Miles on being awarded an Order of the British Empire.

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    Well done Miles. Many congrats!

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    Congrats Miles.

    Well deserved

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    Well done Miles.

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    Congratulations Miles well deserved.

    Thank god you did not get knighted tho, as we would all have to call you Sir

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    Nicely done Miles, very well deserved.

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    Congratz Miles!

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    Congrats Miles, I think it is well deserved for the GamesAid work alone!

    Nice to see your award will be nice and shiny unlike Ov's now fading award

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    Congratulations Miles .

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    Congratulation Miles! And, thanks for all the hard work you have put in over the years.

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    Congrats. Well deserved.

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    Congratulations Miles!

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    Congratulations

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    Congratulations Miles and thanks for the great work.

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    Miles!! you deserve this! congrats!!!

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    Just a quick question and I don't know either way, but why are so many randoms coming out of the woodwork to say that it's well deserved? Do they know what Miles does? I don't.

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    congratulations

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    Congrats Miles. It's well deserved

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    Congratulations Miles. :-)

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    Congrats Miles

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    Congrats Miles, you deserve it !


    BTW what is an O.B.E. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ham_aka_stam View Post
    Just a quick question and I don't know either way, but why are so many randoms coming out of the woodwork to say that it's well deserved? Do they know what Miles does? I don't.
    its just like when someone dies and random strangers offer their condolences, or a passer by says 'bless you' when you sneeze.
    its a nice thing to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    Thank you to all those congratulating.

    It really is very humbling, and is further recognition for the whole SI team around the world. I'm a bit lost for words at the moment, so I'll leave it at that for now.
    Now I really cannot believe that last bit.

    Someone else using your login?

    Congratz

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    Congratulations Miles you deserve it!

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    Congrats Truly Deserved

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    Quote Originally Posted by ham_aka_stam View Post
    Just a quick question and I don't know either way, but why are so many randoms coming out of the woodwork to say that it's well deserved? Do they know what Miles does? I don't.
    The opening post tells us what he has done.

    Congratulations Miles.

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    Congrats Miles

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    very much deserved, congratulations Miles

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    Many Congratulations Miles! Very well deserved! Does this mean the Queen plays Football Manager??? ;-P

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    Congratulations.
    Just wait till the Queen hands it over and asks for the patch or she'll set Phillip on you!!!!

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    Congrats Miles, very well deserved!!!!

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    wp Miles


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    Congratulations, Mr. Miles Jacobson.

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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulation, Miles!

    Well deserved!

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    Congrats Miles

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    Congrats Miles, well deserved.

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    Very many congratulations Miles. A well deserved reward and recognition for your years of hard work, not only in the games industry but also for the charity commitments you've undertaken, setting an example to the rest of the industry and beyond.

    Last edited by Super Bladesman; 31-12-2010 at 19:21.

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    Congratulations

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    Congrats.

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    Surely this is some sort of joke?

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    Was the OBE for the game with the most bugs in it? hahahha

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    Congratulations Miles, well deserved in my opinion

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    fully deserved, congrats

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    Congratulations

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    Even with all these bugs there is ? hehe
    Congrats Miles!

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats Piles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIAG View Post
    All three of the marquee names at SI have been honoured now. Wow.

    Can we get Neil Brock a "jolly well done" on the Queen's birthday honours list?
    Good stuff Miles

    Rather than a "jolly well done", I'm sure Neil would prefer something more tangible... like a pint.

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    Congrats "Sir Miles Of SI"

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    Congratulations Miles.

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    Congratulations Miles, completely and utterly deserved. Now, keep up the good work !

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    if its his work for charity thats cool and well done. if its for computer games i'm a bit 'meh' about it

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