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    Default Manager names - what do YOU choose?

    Simple thread really. When it comes to starting a new game and entering your information, do you choose your own name? Or do you decide to mix it up a bit and invent one for the fun of it?

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    I use my own

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    My own most the time, sometimes ex players etc.

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    Always my own, i've never considered any other option, what do you do?

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    I make my own, Markus Jerone... then get a random picture off the net to use lol, this person is largely based around me though.

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    I choose mine most times, although I have chosen Anti Spiral as a name once.

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    I use this. My current manager persona is called Pacey Moore

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    I've always used my own name. Nothing like seeing your own name up in lights after winning something!

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    Kenco The Kencoman.

    Then when I get a new stadium, it's called The Kencoman Stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenco View Post
    Kenco The Kencoman.

    Then when I get a new stadium, it's called The Kencoman Stadium.
    Does your name have anything to do with coffee?

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    I use the name Tom Healy. I usually make a player named after myself and give him a really low PA and really high CA and see if I can make him a world class player.

    Quote Originally Posted by Äktsjon Männ View Post
    I use this. My current manager persona is called Pacey Moore
    I tried that just now and here's what I got: Ernie Kaeden Johan Tyriq Arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenco View Post
    Kenco The Kencoman.

    Then when I get a new stadium, it's called The Kencoman Stadium.
    Well aren't you the smart one. How do you know you'll get a new stadium?

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    I want my manager name to intimidate my opposition...I become Prussian master tactition and field marshal Erick von Moltke. I blitzkrieg my opposition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bababui View Post
    I want my manager name to intimidate my opposition...I become Prussian master tactition and field marshal Erick von Moltke. I blitzkrieg my opposition.
    But did von Moltke know anything about football?

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    I like to keep things seeming as realistic as possible, so I use the editor to retire a staff member or old player and then use their name/picture.

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    I use my own name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    But did von Moltke know anything about football?
    He loved it. He is undefeated against French sides and horrible playing in the Russian winters.

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    I make up a manager, I usually go as far as making up a little background info on them to make me feel more of a nerd.

    My current manager's name is Jez Horton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler View Post
    I make up a manager, I usually go as far as making up a little background info on them to make me feel more of a nerd.

    My current manager's name is Jez Horton.
    Good old Jezza!

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    Phil McCavity

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    Quote Originally Posted by BraveSirRobin View Post
    Phil McCavity
    You just ruined my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Damaja View Post
    Always my own, i've never considered any other option, what do you do?
    I split it 50/50, sometimes I do and sometimes I don't.

    Right now I'm ex-Irish international Micky Douglas!

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    never my own name

    these were the aliases i've used:

    Ana Ivanovic
    Kristin Kreuk
    Hope Solo
    Natalie Zea
    Taylor Cole



    see the pattern?

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    So you could have a nice profile picture to keep looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Äktsjon Männ View Post
    So you could have a nice profile picture to keep looking at?
    no


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    Why wouldn't I be Fangore Chumpknuckle?

    I like making up names and giving my manager a bit of persona. I'd never play as myself.

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    Nope, I go with some foreign persona..

    My favourite is Thijs de Boer but as I used that on my last save I'm currently using Leon Xenakis which I quite like.

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    can't fathom why anyone would play as anything but themselves tbh...

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    I alternate between my own name and Brandon Flowers

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    I've got a German managerial prodigy named Gregory Fanz that I always use. I think it's more interesting to create backstory and things like that for your Manager.

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    Usually my own name, but my favourite alias I used was in a Big Euro Style save as German unknown Helmut Polischer

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    Largely depends where i am starting

    UK: Arsene Parsley
    Spain: Arsene Tapas
    Italy: Arsene Macaroni
    Germany Arsene Beer
    France; Arsene L'Escargot
    Brazil: Arsene Copacabana

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    I use my forum game for games I post about and my real name for games I don't.

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    I tend to use favourite regens name and nationality from a previous save.

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    I always use my own name: Blinkenlights Faxlore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshace View Post
    can't fathom why anyone would play as anything but themselves tbh...
    Quote Originally Posted by Smac View Post
    Why wouldn't I be Fangore Chumpknuckle?

    I like making up names and giving my manager a bit of persona. I'd never play as myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by Harrisonial2992 View Post
    I've got a German managerial prodigy named Gregory Fanz that I always use. I think it's more interesting to create backstory and things like that for your Manager.
    There's your answer mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    Does your name have anything to do with coffee?
    It's a famous coffee brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by aderow View Post

    Well aren't you the smart one. How do you know you'll get a new stadium?
    Because I'm brilliant, of course.

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    Always has to be my own name. I like to be as immersed as possible !

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    Baek Jong Soo for my North Korean game. He is very angry…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Äktsjon Männ View Post
    I use this. My current manager persona is called Pacey Moore
    That's a great tool

    From now on I'm going to be known as Forest Bongohaze Riverfreak. Or perhaps Bubba Hickfarmer Sangster. No! Papa Rhymes DJ-T Heavy Rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilCuoreDiRoma View Post
    no

    Your worst opinion list must have bad tastes.

    I use Ricky Nakano. It's not my real name though. Other names I would use but I have never used on a save on the forums are:

    Lee Ji-Geon (South Korean)
    Lee Chi-Kin (China/HK)

    Lee isn't my real surname but it's common in both countries so I keep it like that. Ji-Geon and Chi-Kin are my real Korean/Chinese name though.

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    My own name.
    Once i choose "Rui Costa" for my manager name, because i want to do a save where i manage Benfica, Fiorentina and Milan. Unfortunately a crash dump after 2 seasons bring the "project" to the ground!

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    Wow guys some truly fantastic responses on here! Didn't expect to get so much feedback. Thanks!

    Keep them coming!

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    I always use my self never felt the need for anything else

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    I use my own name - Thomas Lewis, who is a former Sunday League player. Or Brun Gama, a former Portuguese international.

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    My own first name and my middle name as surname when playing LLM. I'll use an ex-player's name if starting a little higher - I think I've been Neil Webb and Lionel Morgan in the past. Currently I'm Lee Griffiths, who was a regen Welsh international that went from BSP to PL with my Kingstonian side. When I retired my 1st manager (nowhere available I felt it was realistic to go after managing England) I created him as my continuation.

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    This thread has inspired me to create a new manager - Dean Wakefield

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    i use my work mates names,makes you laugh when your co-worker wins the championship.

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    I use my own name, Chris P. Lettuce.

    Just kidding.

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    I always use my own name.

    Alternatively I might one day use Pat Mycock.

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    When I manage my local favorite team, I always use my own name ... when I manage as a non-danish manager, I use the name Eon Ravenhand

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    Never use my own name. Right now I tend to use Monty Python.
    Last edited by Grecian_03; 12-04-2012 at 16:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby_McDonald View Post
    I always use my own name.

    Alternatively I might one day use Pat Mycock.
    Do that, and I might consider going with Phil McCrackin.

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    since we are talking about names, once I put nicknames in all my squad. Wonderfull to see the coments during the games like "Bitch scores!!!" or "a great safe by Mister T" lol

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    mix it up a bit, have a 'puppet' if i manage in a country that doesn't speak english. Sometimes go scottish to get the scottish manager boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_player View Post
    Wonderfull to see the coments during the games like "Bitch scores!!!"
    Now I feel compelled to do this too. I hate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bababui View Post
    Now I feel compelled to do this too. I hate you.
    You're not the first hatting me xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    Do that, and I might consider going with Phil McCrackin.
    Fancy an online game then?

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    Xabi Bilbao when I play with Athletic and Cabrito as nickname in Brazil.

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    I use my own name... the whole point of the game is fulfilling our grandeur fantasies, so winning the CL as "Someone Else" would sort of defy that purpose...

    However for testing purposes I've used anglicized or scandinavianized (?) versions of my own name.

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    for ages I have been stiking to my fm alter ego, Fabiano Calano, the italian tactician with spanish roots (the nationality is a reflection of my journy as a football fan)

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    Craig Foster - Obsession with the Barcelona way

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    I use my own name.

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    I usually make one up or steal one. I also 90% of the time have my second nationality as Belgium.

    In my current save I'm Fox Van Allen. (I stole it from a Staff Writer at Joystiq - it has a nice ring)

    I've also got an Eastern European journeyman save on the back burner where I'm playing as Regina Spektor.

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    My:. Name Troll Surname Face

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    I've always played as myself as I like seeing myself as a successful manager, have the media talk about me etc... makes it seem more real haha

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    I use my FM persona - Chester Fantu

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    Usually play as myself, but I have in the past used my Serbian alter ego, Semaj Nosdrahcir.

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    10 chars

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    Initials and surname, with a picture of Puss in Boots from Shrek as my pic. Why the cat, I'm not sure.

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    I use various ones including my real name I use Bruce Campbell, Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage.

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    Currently i'm managing Santos in Brazil but I've set my manager up to mirror Dida (ex-AC goalkeeper) I used FMRTE (:O) to get my international caps correct as well as giving myself his full name at start-up and then "nicknaming" myself Dida. Lovely.

    The aim is to dominate Brazil for a while, then waltz on down to Italy and make A.C. a powerhouse again.

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    I usually use my own name for my first big save. If I ever have another big save going I'll sometimes make up a name or just shorten my own name. Daniel to Dan or whatever.

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    I usually just go with my own name

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    I am currently managing under the name of the real manager of my club.

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