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    Default 25th December.

    Do you give all your players one day rest on Xmas Day? Or are you a Scrooge...

    I always give them the day off, but after three years of bland Boxing Day 0-0 home draws, I might have to get all Ebeneezer on their a$$es this time around.

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    im always a scrooge cos i never really think into that date in game xD

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    Yeah never really thought about it, but might have to now

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    Do they know it's Christmas time at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
    Oh, that's good. Hats off to you my man.

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    I don't think there are that many teams in RL that give the players Xmas day off, they might get a half day but that's just a normal day to a footballer.

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    ....I'm a cheap ******* and usually schedule an away friendly against the team offering the biggest fee (usually some random foreign team) during that two week breakv

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    Never theres a game the next game need to be prepared.

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    Most teams have players in for a couple of hours in real life on Christmas day, all SSN was last year on Christmas day was showing goals, saves etc and pictures of players messing about in training that day in the snow.

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    Yeah, boxing day fixtures mean they have to go in.

    I make them train. If I have to do stupid press conferences on Christmas day, they have to do some training.

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    I might think of doing this now....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazaru5 View Post
    I don't think there are that many teams in RL that give the players Xmas day off, they might get a half day but that's just a normal day to a footballer.
    yes they do get the day off buddy, well they do in the SPL as my cousin plays there.

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    Never!, they should be ashamed they always start their bad form around Christmas!!

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    I only sign muslim players, so no

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    i noticed (at least on fm10) that all the match build up crap i.e. the odds etc comes to your inbox on xmas eve for the boxing day fixture as opposed to the day before as per usual, so at least some one in game gets the day off

    slightly off topic but i love the news articles when you play on your birthday about whether the result did/did not ruin it lol, i skim read those reports so much i think it took me about 5 seasons to notice, my birthdays boxing day which is what made me think of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGM View Post
    i noticed (at least on fm10) that all the match build up crap i.e. the odds etc comes to your inbox on xmas eve for the boxing day fixture as opposed to the day before as per usual, so at least some one in game gets the day off

    slightly off topic but i love the news articles when you play on your birthday about whether the result did/did not ruin it lol, i skim read those reports so much i think it took me about 5 seasons to notice, my birthdays boxing day which is what made me think of it.
    in FM11 you get it Xmas Eve and Xmas Day, even in Indonesia which is a Muslim country and has a match schedule on Xmas day (but I'm guessing it'll be fixed in 11.3 )

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    Never ever thought about it being christmas day and giving my players the day off lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil ole me View Post
    yes they do get the day off buddy, well they do in the SPL as my cousin plays there.
    No they don't. Who's your cousin?

    Yes, as I don't usually play in a league with Boxing Day match. Saying that I also give periodic days off during the year - well I used to. I also did give all international weeks off.

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    Holidays don't mean squat to me.

    Bah humbug.


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    I allow them to put an extra piece of coal on the fire but that's all.

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    Sorry to ask the obvious but can you actually give your players a day off on christmas day?!

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    I make them train twice as hard to work off all them mince pies!

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    I haven't given my players a day off in 6 seasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben_GTFC View Post
    Sorry to ask the obvious but can you actually give your players a day off on christmas day?!
    Of course.
    Rest All Players > One Day.
    Do this on Xmas Eve.

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    I give them Hanukkah off.

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    I am curently managing in germany and they have a winter break

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    im jewish so because i dont celebrate xmas, my players cant either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontask View Post
    im jewish so because i dont celebrate xmas, my players cant either!
    That makes two of us .

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    People who do this are far too much into the game.

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    Small beer compared to the guy who wore a suit in real life while his team played the FA Cup Final in FM

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambo james View Post
    People who do this are far too much into the game.
    This, although it's their game to do with as they please.

    Now, if SI ever decide to code that the players get grouchy if you don't let them have Christmas Day off, I might have to reconsider...

    (note to SI, this is definitely NOT a request for an FM12 feature!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompey1978 View Post
    This, although it's their game to do with as they please.

    Now, if SI ever decide to code that the players get grouchy if you don't let them have Christmas Day off, I might have to reconsider...

    (note to SI, this is definitely NOT a request for an FM12 feature!)
    player - "I want Xmas Day off"
    me - even the Pope doesn't get Xmas day off
    player - "if you don't give me Xmas Day off I'll request a transfer"
    me - don't let the door hit you on the way out

    sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATW View Post
    No they don't. Who's your cousin?

    Yes, as I don't usually play in a league with Boxing Day match. Saying that I also give periodic days off during the year - well I used to. I also did give all international weeks off.
    I am pretty sure Craig Brown -you should know as Motherwell researcher - gives his players the day off. I know for sure some clubs do it but also that Owen Coyle used to but doesnt anymore.

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    I don't generally 'do' christmas in real life, let alone in FM... that and the fact my game just likes to skip over the date anyway menas I don't normally give them the day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
    lol as chester said hats off

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    Saying as my top earners may be getting paid £15,000 - £20,000 wages for that one day alone, I wouldn't exactly call myself a scrooge for making them train

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