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    Default Famous FM fans?

    Hi all,

    Putting together a project and just wondering if people knew of any other famous, including non-footballing, people who are Football Manager fans? I know Plan B was, anybody think of anybody else?

    Any help would be ace!

    Taaaaaaaa

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    Oh and Jason Manford

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    Stuart Broad is big fan.

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    James Corden

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    There's loads of famous FM fans, even if you don't count footballers themselves.

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    Andre Villas-Boas?

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    Robbie Williams,Paolo Nutini

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    Wayne Rooney said so, at a FIFA Press conference

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    I imagine Rooney would be the type of guy who'd buy FM just to see how good he is on it each year.

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    Steven Finn

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    who's steven finn? O.o

    Dara o Briain is a fan

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    Joey Barton keeps tweeting about actual real life transfers and how he wouldnt have done that in FM... horrifically stupid but incredibly enterntaining man.
    Last edited by crewe_york; 28-05-2012 at 23:55.

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    Welshace - don't know where you heard that he does, but Dara doesn't play FM.

    The others listed on the thread so far do, or have done over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshace View Post
    who's steven finn? O.o
    England Cricketer.

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    Pointermum - see above. Am fascinated to know where that rumour has come from, or where he's said it.

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    I know he hosted the launch of FM10 - but not sure if he plays it.

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    Jonathan Wilson: Author, Journalist
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    Wasn't Gordon Strachan seen with a copy of FM? I'm only going by Wiki so it could be a load of bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwarrilow View Post
    Oh and Jason Manford
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNtMZuc7_BY

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdorf View Post
    Wasn't Gordon Strachan seen with a copy of FM? I'm only going by Wiki so it could be a load of bull.
    He doesn't strike me as the type to spend hours at his PC/Laptop playing FM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugene Tyson View Post
    I know he hosted the launch of FM10 - but not sure if he plays it.
    What launch of FM10 was that, Eugene?

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    I think Eugene is confusing hosting the 2010 British Academy Video Game Awards, with a FM10 launch...

    http://www.sega.co.uk/fm10/index.php...le&newsid=3949

    tbf I think there is a reasonable chance of Dara playing FM, he is a self confessed big gaming fan and also likes football. Where do those two meet on a Venn diagram? Fifa and FM.

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    Ant & Dec.

    They used to have a show with a bit in it called Challenge Ant. It went something along the lines of the contestant could win FM from Ant, and he looked genuinely devastated. Pretty sure I didn't dream that.

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    THe front man for Los campesinos, a band from Cardiff that are big in the US and Japan! I think his name is gary campesinos

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    It's Gareth. And he posts on the forums occasionally \o/

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    I play FM and am relatively famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles Jacobson View Post
    What launch of FM10 was that, Eugene?
    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    I think Eugene is confusing hosting the 2010 British Academy Video Game Awards, with a FM10 launch...

    http://www.sega.co.uk/fm10/index.php...le&newsid=3949

    tbf I think there is a reasonable chance of Dara playing FM, he is a self confessed big gaming fan and also likes football. Where do those two meet on a Venn diagram? Fifa and FM.
    Sorry bout that - yes those awards.

    I usually research these things but laziness got the better of me.

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    Ricky Hatton used to play a little bit. I got him into it when he came round once in the early 2000's.

    I remember hearing Robbie Williams claim he liked to play it. I think Ashley Cole said the same too.

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    At least one of those posts on the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by welshace View Post
    Dara o Briain is a fan
    I thought he was more the action/shooter game type of guy (gears of war, mgs, mass effect)

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    Arshavin plays it IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleon View Post
    Ricky Hatton used to play a little bit. I got him into it when he came round once in the early 2000's.
    Explains his weight between fights, too many hours sat at his laptop rather than going down to the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barside View Post
    Explains his weight between fights, too many hours sat at his laptop rather than going down to the gym.
    Nah he was just happy to live life and do as he wished between fights

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    Is it verboten to mention FIFA? I was pretty surprised to discover that one of the South Park creators (I forget which) is a massive FIFA player.

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    Former Polish national team coach, Jerzy Engel.

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    Pirlo plays it apparently

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    Glen Johnson, Micah Richards, Kyle Walker have all mentioned playing it in the past.

    England right-backs ftw?

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    Paolo Maldini has played it in the past as well.

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    PMLF is actually Ronaldo and FM is the real reason he got so fat.

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    Albertini played it, he was asked to fire his lap top up by the Italy manager so he could see who some of the young players were. It was that game when Peter Taylor was in charge , i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Brock View Post
    It's Gareth. And he posts on the forums occasionally \o/
    That is amazing. I love them.

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    I think Tim Krul plays it.... might be wrong though! Never seen that Jason Manford routine - so true and top stuff.

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    I'm sure there are plenty of famous footballers who have played the game a little bit before if just for curiosity's sake. I doubt there are too many who are legit fans of the series like most of us are here though.

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    You'd be surprised, Miles is ever so proud that Ole Gunner Solkjaer is a huge FM fan.

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    John McClure of Reverend & The Makers, did a podcast on FM11 (I think) and tweets to Miles about it occasionally

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    Dara mentioned it in a concert was talking about how easy it would be to win the prem with arsenal.. he does it often on fm...

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    i know stuart holden is a huge gamer... perhaps he plays it..

    he was a pro counterstrike player

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    Jon McClure absolutely loves it, I was supposed to interview him last year when he game to my uni but we just ended up talking about FM for 20 minutes. Got a right bollocking from my lecturer afterwards but it's not everyday you hear about a rock star's toils with Sheffield Wednesday.

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    Holden wasn't great at Counter-Strike. Nice lad though.

    I don't know of any famous people who do who haven't been mentioned. I've asked a couple of footballers who've said they don't, which surprised me. Would put money on Gary Neville playing it though.

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    My mate Jacob Butterfield(Barnsley FC) plays it, He doesnt understand why his fave club in the game is Barcelona when he is an ardent Man United Fan.

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    The whole of Everton if am correct? They bought the database a few years back.....http://www.tribalfootball.com/articl...everton-216437

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    Ali Ece, Güntekin Onay, Ersun Yanal, Hayrettin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljwjones View Post
    The whole of Everton if am correct? They bought the database a few years back.....http://www.tribalfootball.com/articl...everton-216437
    Was going to say that but not sure whether that's true. Any verification from SI?

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    Adam Le Fondre of Reading is also a big fan. Tweets about his progress every now and again.

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    Pontus Wernbloom plays the game.

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    André Vilas Boas and Hugo Viana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scab View Post
    Pontus Wernbloom plays the game.
    Several players in his old club IFK Gothenburg (sweden) plays it often. There is one clip on youtube in which Stefan Selakovic (cm legend) curses his assistant because he just tied up Crespo for another two years!

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