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    SI are looking out for experienced FM gamers to research their team for any future data updates for FM2008, and also for FM2009 and beyond. Applicants will have both a huge passion for and extensive knowledge of their club. Vacancies are for the following English clubs:

    Accrington Stanley
    Bristol Rovers
    Colchester United
    Doncaster Rovers
    Huddersfield Town
    Northwich Victoria
    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Would any objective season ticket holder or regular matchgoer like to help? The task involves giving as-accurate-as-possible ratings to every aspect of each player’s game, including reserves and youth players, plus keeping us up to date of all transfers at the club, as well as their financial position. In fact, if it is in the database for your club, we want your help to keep it updated! We would expect you to consider yourself THE authority on your club, rather than being a passive observer of them.

    The work involves a thrice-yearly thorough working through of the data file, using a provided editing package that is simple to use.

    The rest of the year, we obviously need to be kept up to date with transfers and contract news, as well as info on the club debts/finances, so that every bit of information that FM uses about your club is as accurate as it can be. That is the task of the researcher to provide the info, and to be up to date with the news there.

    So, it will be the appointed researcher's call as to how your manager's designated formations, or your first-team goalkeeper's decisions attribute read in the expected post-transfer window data update for FM2008. We do need that person to follow (or watch, if possible) the reserves so that we can accurately simulate their abilities in our game too. (For the Arsenal researcher role, you *must* know the qualities of the reserve and youth players as well as the obvious about the first-team). We would prefer the researcher to be a local to the town, to be best positioned to attend as many games as possible.

    In the last year we have successfully appointed new researchers for many clubs, including a large majority of those from appeals to these forums.

    We do not pay, unfortunately, though we do provide a free advanced copy of FM2009, as well as integrate all researchers to our research team.

    Please email me if you are in a position to lend a hand. Your help would be much appreciated.

    Gripper
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    * If you are interested in contributing to research for clubs lower than the Conference (Blue Square Premier) then please post in the Non-League Data Issues thread here..

    The Data Issues Forum contains threads relating to data for all countries - please visit and post there if you would like to help with the research in those countries.

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    SI are looking out for experienced FM gamers to research their team for any future data updates for FM2008, and also for FM2009 and beyond. Applicants will have both a huge passion for and extensive knowledge of their club. Vacancies are for the following English clubs:

    Accrington Stanley
    Bristol Rovers
    Colchester United
    Doncaster Rovers
    Huddersfield Town
    Northwich Victoria
    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Would any objective season ticket holder or regular matchgoer like to help? The task involves giving as-accurate-as-possible ratings to every aspect of each player’s game, including reserves and youth players, plus keeping us up to date of all transfers at the club, as well as their financial position. In fact, if it is in the database for your club, we want your help to keep it updated! We would expect you to consider yourself THE authority on your club, rather than being a passive observer of them.

    The work involves a thrice-yearly thorough working through of the data file, using a provided editing package that is simple to use.

    The rest of the year, we obviously need to be kept up to date with transfers and contract news, as well as info on the club debts/finances, so that every bit of information that FM uses about your club is as accurate as it can be. That is the task of the researcher to provide the info, and to be up to date with the news there.

    So, it will be the appointed researcher's call as to how your manager's designated formations, or your first-team goalkeeper's decisions attribute read in the expected post-transfer window data update for FM2008. We do need that person to follow (or watch, if possible) the reserves so that we can accurately simulate their abilities in our game too. (For the Arsenal researcher role, you *must* know the qualities of the reserve and youth players as well as the obvious about the first-team). We would prefer the researcher to be a local to the town, to be best positioned to attend as many games as possible.

    In the last year we have successfully appointed new researchers for many clubs, including a large majority of those from appeals to these forums.

    We do not pay, unfortunately, though we do provide a free advanced copy of FM2009, as well as integrate all researchers to our research team.

    Please email me if you are in a position to lend a hand. Your help would be much appreciated.

    Gripper
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    * If you are interested in contributing to research for clubs lower than the Conference (Blue Square Premier) then please post in the Non-League Data Issues thread here..

    The Data Issues Forum contains threads relating to data for all countries - please visit and post there if you would like to help with the research in those countries.

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    I never knew the researchers were unpaid volunteers. We should all salute these persons who dedicate their time to make FM better.

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    Anytime you need a researcher for Sporting Club Newton Abbot - I'm yer man!

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    I will happily research Burnt Toast FC for you.

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    quote:
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    Anytime you need a researcher for Sporting Club Newton Abbot - I'm yer man!


    Theres a Sporting Club Newton Abbot ? haha, I knew about Newton Abbot Spurs but never them, regardless Newton Abbot is just a satellite town of Torquay, you should all support the mighty Gulls as we return to the league!

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    quote:
    Originally posted by The 92nd Fish:
    quote:
    Originally posted by Stephanie McMahon's Secret Lover:
    Anytime you need a researcher for Sporting Club Newton Abbot - I'm yer man!


    Theres a Sporting Club Newton Abbot ? haha, I knew about Newton Abbot Spurs but never them, regardless Newton Abbot is just a satellite town of Torquay, you should all support the mighty Gulls as we return to the league!


    HAH! Not a chance mate!

    Newton Abbot has: -

    Newton Abbot
    Newton Spurs
    Newton United
    Newton Town
    Sporting Club Newton Abbot.

    This is Sporting's 1st ever season and already we have 5 teams (including mini-soccer)!

    I'm fed up of having to use the editor to put us in FM.

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    What a supprise SI can't find a Arsenal researcher who knows much about the actual team or goes to reserve and youth games

    you just can't get a good prawn sarnie at such games....

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    I can do southport XD

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    Let me know if Mile Oak FC needs research

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    I cant imagine there being too many objective season ticket holders about really, I would gladly apply if my teams reseacher position became available but we would then win the CL beating every team 10-0 lol

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    Any idea who does MK DONS?

    If it ever comes up i would like to do it.

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    quote:
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    I cant imagine there being too many objective season ticket holders about really, I would gladly apply if my teams reseacher position became available but we would then win the CL beating every team 10-0 lol


    If only it worked like that

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    I could research Slough Town Haha.

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    I will do Northwich Vics if the position is still available

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    quote:
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    I will do Northwich Vics if the position is still available


    Email me on stevenbratt@hotmail.co.uk

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    very interested in huddersfield town. how do i apply please?

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    quote:
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    What a supprise SI can't find a Arsenal researcher who knows much about the actual team or goes to reserve and youth games

    you just can't get a good prawn sarnie at such games....


    Haha, very good.

    I'm suprised the Watford position isn't there seeing as SI personel said they'd had problems with it this year.

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    I think that there is an e-mail address left by Gripper and he wants you to apply via that I believe

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    quote:
    Originally posted by jimmyweir384:
    very interested in huddersfield town. how do i apply please?


    I'm a Town fan too, only I'm 14, so I can't research - I hope you're an avid Town fan ... who goes week in week out as if you were to take on the role you'd massively effect my enjoyment one way or the other! If you're a town fan are you a member on www.datm.co.uk?
    Cheers. Happy Christmas.

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    quote:
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    very interested in huddersfield town. how do i apply please?


    Do people even read the original post?

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    quote:
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    I will happily research Burnt Toast FC for you.


    what do you mean by this? who are burnt toast fc?

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    quote:
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    Any idea who does MK DONS?

    If it ever comes up i would like to do it.


    I belive its Ronald McDonald does it.

    And id quite hwapily do McDons if it comes up, sure they would be at the standard of U*'s, but hey ho, nobody is perfect.

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    quote:
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    Any idea who does MK DONS?

    If it ever comes up i would like to do it.


    If you were a Wimbledon supporter and come from Barnes shame on you for supporting a franchised club. Your loyalties should be with AFC Wimbledon now irrespective of their lowly status of Rymans Premier. Its called supporting your local club.

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    Get over yourself, he'll support who he wishes to support and doesn't need to be told who to support by you.
    I doubt he wants to stand on the afc terraces season after season with a bunch of jumped up t*ssers all with a chip on their shoulder.

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    Yeah I hate sharing a row with a bunch of jumped up tossers as well, that will turn me off a club faster than anything.

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    quote:
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    Get over yourself, he'll support who he wishes to support and doesn't need to be told who to support by you.
    I doubt he wants to stand on the afc terraces season after season with a bunch of jumped up t*ssers all with a chip on their shoulder.


    Lol. That's one of the main reasons one of my exes' attempt to make me a West Ham fan failed.

    That and I'm a Swindon Town boy through and through.

    West Country, la la la. West Country, la la la la...

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    quote:
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    quote:
    Originally posted by BARNESDON:
    Any idea who does MK DONS?

    If it ever comes up i would like to do it.


    If you were a Wimbledon supporter and come from Barnes shame on you for supporting a franchised club. Your loyalties should be with AFC Wimbledon now irrespective of their lowly status of Rymans Premier. Its called supporting your local club.


    What the hell has it got to do with you like?!!!

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Gripper:
    SI are looking out for experienced FM gamers to research their team for any future data updates for FM2008, and also for FM2009 and beyond. Applicants will have both a huge passion for and extensive knowledge of their club. Vacancies are for the following English clubs:

    Accrington Stanley
    Arsenal
    Bristol Rovers
    Doncaster Rovers
    Huddersfield Town
    Northwich Victoria
    Wolverhampton Wanderers

    Would any objective season ticket holder or regular matchgoer like to help? The task involves giving as-accurate-as-possible ratings to every aspect of each player’s game, including reserves and youth players, plus keeping us up to date of all transfers at the club, as well as their financial position. In fact, if it is in the database for your club, we want your help to keep it updated! We would expect you to consider yourself THE authority on your club, rather than being a passive observer of them.

    The work involves a thrice-yearly thorough working through of the data file, using a provided editing package that is simple to use.

    The rest of the year, we obviously need to be kept up to date with transfers and contract news, as well as info on the club debts/finances, so that every bit of information that FM uses about your club is as accurate as it can be. That is the task of the researcher to provide the info, and to be up to date with the news there.

    So, it will be the appointed researcher's call as to how your manager's designated formations, or your first-team goalkeeper's decisions attribute read in the expected post-transfer window data update for FM2008. We do need that person to follow (or watch, if possible) the reserves so that we can accurately simulate their abilities in our game too. (For the Arsenal researcher role, you *must* know the qualities of the reserve and youth players as well as the obvious about the first-team). We would prefer the researcher to be a local to the town, to be best positioned to attend as many games as possible.

    In the last year we have successfully appointed new researchers for many clubs, including a large majority of those from appeals to these forums.

    We do not pay, unfortunately, though we do provide a free advanced copy of FM2009, as well as integrate all researchers to our research team.

    Please email me if you are in a position to lend a hand. Your help would be much appreciated.

    Gripper
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    * If you are interested in contributing to research for clubs lower than the Conference (Blue Square Premier) then please post in the Non-League Data Issues thread here..

    The Data Issues Forum contains threads relating to data for all countries - please visit and post there if you would like to help with the research in those countries.


    Gripper

    I have emailed you regarding the Arsenal researcher, hope it still open.

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    Hi Gripper,

    I have sent you an email re: Northwich Vics researcher - hope to hear from you soon.

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    I think the Spanish research definitely needs improvement.=\

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    Let me know if you need a Toronto FC researcher

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    quote:
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    Any idea who does MK DONS?

    If it ever comes up i would like to do it.


    If you were a Wimbledon supporter and come from Barnes shame on you for supporting a franchised club. Your loyalties should be with AFC Wimbledon now irrespective of their lowly status of Rymans Premier. Its called supporting your local club.


    No i'm from mk and proud- i don't think this board is for politics.

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    I'm a huge FOREST fan and ive been a season ticket holder for 8 years! i also go to quite a few away games. If u ever need someone to research 'the reds' im your man.

    btw on fm Forest's nickname is the 'tricky trees!'. That is total rubbish!!!!!! Whoever put that on the game didn't know what they were on about! Thats almost as bad as calling us NOTTS forest!!!!!!!

    so i believe i have what it takes to be the forest researcher!

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    PS: I dislike McDons. They claim they won the FA cup etc, but wimbledon won those cups and if anyone they should belong 2 AFC.

    Also sports interactive r AFC Wimbledon's Shirt sponsor! LOL!
    What happened to that rap singer, ian Harvey or whatever he's called, cos he played for AFC

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    quote:
    Originally posted by FOREST_4_EVA!!!:
    PS: I dislike McDons. They claim they won the FA cup etc, but wimbledon won those cups and if anyone they should belong 2 AFC.

    Also sports interactive r AFC Wimbledon's Shirt sponsor! LOL!
    What happened to that rap singer, ian Harvey or whatever he's called, cos he played for AFC


    This Forum is NOT the place to discuss your opinions on MK Dons.

    Thanks for your interest in the Nottingham Forest research, but as a new user you are excused not knowing that there is an active Forest thread in the Data Issues Forum, in whch the current Forest researcher is very active. There is no vacancy for that role at the moment.

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    Hi Gripper,

    Don't suppose you've selected the Northwich Vics researcher yet? Don't mean to rush you.


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    Is the Arsenal position still open?

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    quote:
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    Anytime you need a researcher for Sporting Club Newton Abbot - I'm yer man!


    Theres a Sporting Club Newton Abbot ? haha, I knew about Newton Abbot Spurs but never them, regardless Newton Abbot is just a satellite town of Torquay, you should all support the mighty Gulls as we return to the league!


    I agree with 92nd Fish. C'mon you Yellows

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    quote:
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    Let me know if you need a Toronto FC researcher


    They the ones Sheff Wed have a link with?

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    Hello there,

    I'm interested in becoming a researcher for Wimborne Town Football Club who are located in Wimborne Minster near Bournemouth.
    They play in the Wessex Premier Division, however, if they finish in the top 4 this season they will be promoted to the Southern League South & West Division. They are currently 3rd and are expected to finish there or there abouts.

    I attend every one of Wimborne's home matches and also many of their away games and have done so for the past 10 years so i am very knowledgeable about the club.

    I am willing to dedicate a fair bit of time to this as Wimborne are a club I am very passionate about.

    Many Thanks

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    WimborneTownFan - your best bet is to email Ben Laughlin - nonleagueben@yahoo.co.uk to see if he needs help with them but bear in mind they are 3 leagues below a playable division and are not eligible for the FA Trophy, therefore it may not be seen as a priority.

    There are Conf N/S clubs, and the three feeder leagues, without researchers so this is where the majority of non league research time is prioritised.

    By the way, there is certainly no guarantee whatsoever that 4th placed finishers will progress to the BGB South & West league this season.

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    If only I had the time to attend youth/reserve fixtures.

    Damn you day job , why do I need to turn up to get paid?

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    quote:
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    If only I had the time to attend youth/reserve fixtures.

    Damn you day job , why do I need to turn up to get paid?


    Barside - if you consider yourself a Colchester United know-all - then by all means apply. Or at least chat to me about the role first before ruling yourself out. Watching the reserves and youths is desirable, but not necessary, to be a fantastic researcher for us, as long as you keep aware of those sides, and are active in seeking out info on those players.

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    Gripper - I would never consider myself a Colchester know it all, I just adopted them 14 or so years ago because I live more or less on Layer Road & believe in supporting (by attending) your local team.

    I will however consider the researcher role.

    One question I have is how do the current crop of researchers collate the non footballing information such as club finances, contract information & so on considering the almost MI5 levels of secrecy football clubs operate?

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    quote:
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    One question I have is how do the current crop of researchers collate the non footballing information such as club finances, contract information & so on considering the almost MI5 levels of secrecy football clubs operate?


    Common sense, local press (often reveal some details) and keeping aware of talk about the club.

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    Gripper,

    Any news on the Arsenal researcher role?

    I've emailed you afew times.

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    Emails sent to all Arsenal applicants. We have appointed Arsenal71 to the role.

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    Are you still looking for someone for Doncaster Rovers? I'm local to them and get to games regularly.

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    Only Colchester United needed at the moment now.

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    I sent an email to you a few days ago.

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    hey i would be intrested in being ur crewe alex researcher if u need 1... let me no cheers

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    I was not aware that football manager was doing this, it's a truly great service though and regardless of it being an unpaid job it is still an honour to be able to work for Football Manager.

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    if leicester city ever comes up then i would certainly like do do it

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    quote:
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    Only Colchester United needed at the moment now.


    Barside is your man for that one. I would highly reccomend him

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    Nice to see we're still on (speaking) terms after the last few days.

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    Never had a problem with you matey

    OTF shenanigans aside, I just sat back and watched the fireworks anyway!

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    Very supprised that only one of seven teams needing researchers are from the conference. Some even being from the Championship. Wow.

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    Sorry about the random quote? I didn't notice that there.

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    i dont mind doing cornish teams, there in't enough at the momennt in the game...i'd do truro city!

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