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    Who the oldest player of FM / CM games? What game did you start on?

    I started on CM2 Italia (35 yrs)

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    I started on CM2 (33 yrs) i think that is still one of my all time favourite versions of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCFC Gee View Post
    I started on CM2 (33 yrs) i think that is still one of my all time favourite versions of the game.
    Yeh I hear you. Real fun game. Dont you think it crazy we been playing this game for over a decade!! Time flies. Cant wait for FM 2009.

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    I can beat that ..!! 51 yrs young !! CM2 I think ?

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    or matbe its 28 ????

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    CM1 back in 92/93? i'm 40 years old

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    Whats with this over 30 stuff?

    Im 25 and I started on the very first Championship Manager in 1992 aged 10

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    CM1 55yrs old

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    Razor Eddie.

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    I played CM2 when I was like 5 I think

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    The very first one with fake names and the fake Big Fat Ron lookalike. I remember thinking it would be the best game ever if it had real names then came along CM93......

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    36 Started on the original Championship Manager Amiga A500 and played every version since. Seen many a football manager game come and go since but only CM or as is now FM is still going strong. Well done SI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadsword View Post
    CM1 55yrs old
    I reckon when we have established who the oldest player, SI should issue out a long term service award as recognition for your loyalty. Looks like your in poll position. Good luck mate.

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    Mine was cm3, even though I'm 14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    36 Started on the original Championship Manager Amiga A500 and played every version since. Seen many a football manager game come and go since but only CM or as is now FM is still going strong. Well done SI
    DITTO! 36 here and played the original FM on a ZX Spectrum 48k! Got really hooked though with CM Italia on the Amiga 500. The Inter team had Schillaci (ahhh, little Toto), Sosa and Bergkamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulkster02 View Post
    Who the oldest player of FM / CM games? What game did you start on?

    I started on CM2 Italia (35 yrs)

    Cheers all.
    Sorry to hijack the thread, but calling 30 somethings "oldies" probably wont go down to well

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    I can't remember neither my age nor the first version of the game.
    I only remember tactics.

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    cm 92 - im 27 now so someone else should do the maths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Whats with this over 30 stuff?

    Im 25 and I started on the very first Championship Manager in 1992 aged 10
    Same here.

    This game has been the one constant that i've ALWAYS bought.

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    Played the first ever Championship Manager on My Amiga all i remeber was the codes like page 16 result 2 or summit was quality problem was the game was always corrupt use to fukc up around march time i think well my mates version did mine was mint !

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    Started on CM 43/44
    I'm 89


    Quote Originally Posted by hulkster02 View Post
    Who the oldest player of FM / CM games? What game did you start on?

    I started on CM2 Italia (35 yrs)

    Cheers all.

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    First CM I played was CM3, I think about 5 years ago. I'm 15 now so I started fairly young

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    I started as a kid of about five or six on the original Football Manager back in the late '80s/early '90s. I didn't play CM until CM97/98 when I first had a computer capable of handling a CM game.

    And I'm 23 (but I feel older than 30, if that makes my post eligible!)

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    First one on the Amiga. It took so much time waiting for all the scores in blue fax screen I had always the TV on.

    36 and waiting for FM 09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbocksuperstar View Post
    The very first one with fake names and the fake Big Fat Ron lookalike. I remember thinking it would be the best game ever if it had real names then came along CM93......
    Oh happy days!! I'm deffo with the man on this one, I thought exactly the same, real players would make the game immense.... now look at it - blimey how it's grown!

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    What the younger generation will never appreciate was the ever present danger of your save game disks corrupting. 93/94 etc lasted 50 seasons as I recall, the odds of it ever making it that far were slim to none however (unless you were sensible and make backups I guess).

    There'd also be none of this asking 'when do the new regens appear?' nonsense - there was no mistaking it when it took approx. 2 hours to process the rollover to the new season. You had to make serious plans to go do something productive with those couple of hours of life while your Amiga was churning away for that length of time, so your could get stuck into it again.

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    This is bad but I started with FM05 lmao . I am only 15 to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superbocksuperstar View Post
    The very first one with fake names and the fake Big Fat Ron lookalike. I remember thinking it would be the best game ever if it had real names then came along CM93......

    Same here, with the background picture of the diving goalkeeper

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    FM '05 I think I started with that version any way, Oh and I'm 31. FM & a beer. Chill out and enjoy

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    35 yo / CM2

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    24 and I started with CM2 when I was 15.

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    34 y/o and the original Amiga CM1 where it was quicker to actually watch a real season of footie than play one on CM...those were the days!!!!

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    15, started on 00/01.

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    1st one - you could make a sarnie waiting for it - and read a good book at year end (42)

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    lol at some of these posts.29 an started on the very first one,i forgot bout the blue screen scoreboard an the endless waiting for the new season to start lol i remember cm italia like it was yesterday with lineker at grampus8 buying maradona and bebeto for milan althou i had to rotate them with the dutch trio due to the 3 foreigner rule.Also remember having conversations with my school mates about why shearer didnt score as much as he did irl lol an 15years later i'm lookin forward to 09 more than any previous edition, is that sad enough for ya? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by digsy11 View Post
    lol at some of these posts.29 an started on the very first one,i forgot bout the blue screen scoreboard an the endless waiting for the new season to start lol i remember cm italia like it was yesterday with lineker at grampus8 buying maradona and bebeto for milan althou i had to rotate them with the dutch trio due to the 3 foreigner rule.Also remember having conversations with my school mates about why shearer didnt score as much as he did irl lol an 15years later i'm lookin forward to 09 more than any previous edition, is that sad enough for ya? lol
    Is that sad? I bought my friends striker for £60M plus 50 real life quid last night in a network game. That is pretty sad, I admit.
    On topic. 26 years old and been playing since the first CM back in '92.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjaart View Post
    Is that sad? I bought my friends striker for £60M plus 50 real life quid last night in a network game. That is pretty sad, I admit.
    On topic. 26 years old and been playing since the first CM back in '92.
    lol i don't think i would phsyically part with real cash to buy anyone but then your probably richer than me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Whats with this over 30 stuff?

    Im 25 and I started on the very first Championship Manager in 1992 aged 10
    Me too, i'm 27, bought the very first CM at age 12 and have been hooked ever since. Still love Ferrah Orosco to this day!

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    I'm 33 and started on the 2006 version (here in America, it takes a little harder to be introduced to this game - but once I was, I was hooked!).

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    I'm 49 and just started playing FM2008 (version 8.02)

    I blame my nephew

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    32 but going strong to 33 and i started playing this game about 14 years ago iirc. Don't know what version though.

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    CM93 - 32

    La la la la la...

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    26 yo
    ...started with CM2....and just played it few days ago ))
    ...for CM1 was too young...but anyway...I don't like it...

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    cm00/01 ( era of Gustav Vasa and the other great Swedes ) - 37 years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post

    Im 25 and I started on the very first Championship Manager in 1992 aged 10
    Exactly the same as me...

    As regards the 'Fat Ron Lookalike' on the cover, anyone remember he had a really bent finger? Used to really freak me out as a kid.

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    CM2 in 1992 for me during my exams!!!! Had maths exam but stsyed up till 4am takin mighty Leeds all the way to the European Cup final!

    32 years old now....FM08 game in 2014 and going strong...

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    I'm 30, started on CM1 on the Amiga aged 14. It was a big craze on our playground, really must ask some of the others and see if they still play

    Quote Originally Posted by homerjnick View Post
    CM2 in 1992 for me during my exams!!!!
    You mean CM1, surely? CM2 didn't come out until 1995, CM1 was 1992! ;)

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    34, cm97/98.

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    I played the first footy management sim distributed by Domark, I thought it was called "The Manager" and made by SI, but maybe I'm talking about CM1?

    Great game, fake names all round, 4-2-4 and you'd win every game (kinda like the AI now ;))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodis View Post
    I played the first footy management sim distributed by Domark, I thought it was called "The Manager" and made by SI, but maybe I'm talking about CM1?

    Great game, fake names all round, 4-2-4 and you'd win every game (kinda like the AI now ;))
    I'm pretty sure that Football Manager by Kevin Toms (can't remember the name of his company) was the first game out there. I played it on the BBC Micro in the late '80s! It came on a cassette!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
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    I played the first footy management sim distributed by Domark, I thought it was called "The Manager" and made by SI, but maybe I'm talking about CM1?

    Great game, fake names all round, 4-2-4 and you'd win every game (kinda like the AI now )

    I'm pretty sure that Football Manager by Kevin Toms (can't remember the name of his company) was the first game out there. I played it on the BBC Micro in the late '80s! It came on a cassette!

    Oh I didnt mean that was the first one ever. I just though the first game made by SI was distributed by Domark and called "The Manager", but my memory may very well be decieving me.

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    i'm 33 now and i started with the original. i remember my brilliant formation of 3-4-1-2 for home games, and 3-1-4-2 for away games. i had a brilliant striker called phil wegerle(not the blackburn punter, but a regen) he scored 50 goals in one season and then got his leg broke!! he was never the same after that!

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    My killer formation in CM93 was: Flat back four, DM, AMC, AML, AMR. No strikers!

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    started with cm2, i'm 23 now, so must have been 10-12 yrs when I started (& kept on) playing.

    got hooked right away with the milan squad of that time that I still know by heart: rossi, panucci, baresi, costacurta, maldini, desailly, savicevic, boban,donadoni, baggio & weah

    bought every cm/fm version since...

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    I'm 20 and I started with CM3 in 1999 when I was 11 and first got a PC, before that I played Premier Manager 96 & 97 on the megadrive, then 98 & 99 on the playstation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joatjoatjoat View Post
    started with cm2, i'm 23 now, so must have been 10-12 yrs when I started (& kept on) playing.

    got hooked right away with the milan squad of that time that I still know by heart: rossi, panucci, baresi, costacurta, maldini, desailly, savicevic, boban,donadoni, baggio & weah

    bought every cm/fm version since...
    If you'd had CM Italia earlier you could have had Van Basten, Papin and Tasotti! Imagine the damage you could've done with them!

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    31 - started with the very first one on the Amiga back in 1993, remember getting all excited at CM Italia as you could play a non-english team, and it had a much wider range of quality foriegn players. It was back in the days when all the best foriegners went to Italy, and if you didnt tie down your best players they got itchy feet and decided to move abroad and there was nothing you could do to keep them.

    Now there are 50 plus leagues and you can sign ANYONE. Now THATS progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodis View Post
    Oh I didnt mean that was the first one ever. I just though the first game made by SI was distributed by Domark and called "The Manager", but my memory may very well be decieving me.
    You're right. It was indeed by SI and Domark did indeed distribute it. They then became Eidos. Not sure if it was called The Manager, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    You're right. It was indeed by SI and Domark did indeed distribute it. They then became Eidos. Not sure if it was called The Manager, though.
    No, their first game was "Championship Manager". Written in the Collyers' bedroom I believe, so not one published before that I don't think.

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    i started on cm2 96/97 season. i'm 27 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMLS View Post
    No, their first game was "Championship Manager". Written in the Collyers' bedroom I believe, so not one published before that I don't think.
    The first released game was published by Domark, though, wasn't it?

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    im 23, but im star plahying since cm0102

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Le God View Post
    Whats with this over 30 stuff?

    Im 25 and I started on the very first Championship Manager in 1992 aged 10
    Same here. Exactly the same actually.

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    This thread makes me feel a little better. I thought i am the only 28 year old playing FM like a maniac. I started in 1992 playing a manager game on those pre hystoric basic computers( the ones that needed to be connected to a tv and use a tape player to load the game.)

    God, time flyes so fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    The first released game was published by Domark, though, wasn't it?
    Yes indeedy, then Domark merged with Eidos, Simis and Big Red and traded under the Eidos brand.

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    I am 36 and played all CM/FM since CM2

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    Started with the very first CM on PC (almost 34 now). I remember I always bought Goran Vucevic, Dejan Racunica en brazilian striker Tulio. I played with two friends on the same little computer screen in my dad's office. Those were the days.

    Still really looking forward to each new reïncarnation of the game ...

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    im only 21 but my first game was cm2 and i still have it somewhere. dont know how old i was but it was probably a couple of years after it came out as i got it cheap in one of those bargain bucket things in pc world!

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    I started with the original Championship Manager on the Amiga. I'm far from the oldest though, I'm 'only' 30.

    The only game of the series I've never played is CM Italia (counting FM Live as a seperate venture).

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    Started with the original CM back on the Amiga, and i'm 26. I remember my save function had knackered so i recall many nights leaving my amiga running, and trying to not let the parents find out, so i could carry on my Liverpool game

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    First one i played was CM Italia and the others since then. Plus I'm a young'un at 25.

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    Too old to remember, - i'm 46 ;) but I do know i've been cruising these forums for far too long and am still one of the few remaining new forum re-registers from December 1999.

    Wish I had spent as much time playing myself in real life, than playing myself in CM/FM world !!!

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    I'm 33, think it was 97/98 used to buy Matthew Etherington and Simon Davies from Peterborough, Javier Saviola, Mads Jorgenson, Tonton Zola Mokouko from Derby they were the wonderkids back then (*sigh* dabs at misty eye)...... I remember myself and a friend were big into it, and watching Man Utd one night in the pub he turned to me and said 'they should bring Mokouko on' in total seriousness ........
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    cm 97 / 98 and iam 45, still playing this game

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    I'm 38 and started with CM ITA (the one where Lentini starts the game with a year long injury due to car crash)

    CM2 was the first game, that caused me to upgrade a computer.

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    35 years young , but i honestly can not remember the first cm i played. I do remember playing footballer of the year on the commodore 64 and loving it. I bet if i played it now it would be shocking.

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    Aged 31

    Started on the original Championship Manager on the Amiga.

    I remember the vidiprinter when results came in after the match and the 2/3 hour load up time when you started a new game!!!

    I also played FM on the Spectrum

    Played every version of CM and then FM since (after the split)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredric Drum View Post
    My killer formation in CM93 was: Flat back four, DM, AMC, AML, AMR. No strikers!
    Including a goal keeper that's only 9 players. How old was this game?

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    CM Italia (38) best game ever to be released. Before that I used to play "Treble Champions" on the commodore 64

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    i started on CM 3 i think

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    Aged 30

    CM1 on PC in 93, before that similar games on C64 (World Soccer, World Soccer League, MOTD ...) in the late eighties

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    My 1st one was cm2 96/97 (fave player tulio)

    And i am 21!!

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    33 here.

    Played the original on my Amiga (Domark anyone?) and have purchased every single copy to date. I love the game and now my wife does too(as if she had a choice!) - great thing is my wife is American and through Champ Man, now Footy Manager, she has come to know and love the beautiful game.

    Prior to that I was an addict of the original Kevin Tom's Football Manager but always lost to bury in my first game, the the fantastic 'The Double' and its international counterpart 'Tracksuit Manager' but when Champ Man hit the scene, it seemed that all my wishes and ideas of the perfect management game had been taken into account. I am still of the belief that they read my mind, brainwashed me into giving them my ideas and then through a series of subliminal messages, wiped my memory of the event. I want my royalties!

    Who would have thought two evertonians would have such an effect on this Liverpool supporters life? All the respect to Paul and Oliver Collyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExpatKopite View Post
    33 here.

    Played the original on my Amiga (Domark anyone?) and have purchased every single copy to date. I love the game and now my wife does too(as if she had a choice!) - great thing is my wife is American and through Champ Man, now Footy Manager, she has come to know and love the beautiful game.

    Prior to that I was an addict of the original Kevin Tom's Football Manager but always lost to bury in my first game, the the fantastic 'The Double' and its international counterpart 'Tracksuit Manager' but when Champ Man hit the scene, it seemed that all my wishes and ideas of the perfect management game had been taken into account. I am still of the belief that they read my mind, brainwashed me into giving them my ideas and then through a series of subliminal messages, wiped my memory of the event. I want my royalties!

    Who would have thought two evertonians would have such an effect on this Liverpool supporters life? All the respect to Paul and Oliver Collyer.
    I remember "The Double" / "Tracksuit Manager" too oh the good times, also played a game called "Football Crazy" and that was crazy cause the transfer market relied on you accepting bids, if you didn't the A.I. just offered more money till you did Thank god Champ Man was born.

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    Ha Ha, you people have brought back some memories of my youth.

    I'm 36 and first CM game was 00/01, however the original Football Manager on my ZX Spectrum was my VERY first computer football management game. First thing I did back from school was to whack the tape in the tape recorder, type LOAD "" and then wait 2 minutes or so for it to load up!! Also had fun with The Double, Tracksuit Manager, Mexico '86 and even The Boss (anyone else remember this one?). Football Director was the business though, kept me entertained for many an hour.

    I feel I must mention Subbuteo. From the age of 7 or 8, this table football game had me hooked. This was of course before the ZX Spectrum had been invented!!!!

    Ah memories...

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    Championship Manager 93




    AGE: 36
    (37 NEXT MONTH)

    But played on the old ZX Spectrum. But really didn't really get into the game untill 1999.
    Last edited by Frankie 7; 25-09-2008 at 23:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie 7 View Post
    Championship Manager 93




    AGE: 36
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    But played on the old ZX Spectrum. But really didn't really get into the game untill 1999.
    But that didn't come out on the Speccy... did it? Certainly a quick bit of research doesn't throw anything up. Are you sure?

    Obviously, there were Football Manager games on the Speccy, but that was before '93 anyway IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMLS View Post
    But that didn't come out on the Speccy... did it? Certainly a quick bit of research doesn't throw anything up. Are you sure?

    Obviously, there were Football Manager games on the Speccy, but that was before '93 anyway IIRC.
    The speccy died waaaay before that surely? Don't think it could've handled the complexity either - must have been Amiga I reckon. Bear in mind it came on a few disks and even then took age to load etc...tape wouldn't have worked.

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    Some Speccy games were still coming out in '93 (the legendary "Your Sinclair" didn't fold until September '93), but nothing major.

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    CM2 when i was just 7

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    my first FM was the first Football Management game of them all - Football Manager on the speccy (not related i know) - then pretty much the entire CM/FM series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    36 Started on the original Championship Manager Amiga A500 and played every version since. Seen many a football manager game come and go since but only CM or as is now FM is still going strong. Well done SI
    32 and ditto!

    i started with championship manager in 92-93 on my amiga500 and still love it to this day!! can't wait for fm2009!!!!

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    Brings back so many memories :-)

    I'm 25 and started with CM2 96/97

    I remember Brian McClair being top scorer one season for me!

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    That cm 93 box brings back memories. played ever since that game and im 29. think i'll still be playing when Im 92.

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    CM92/93 with EOS data when I was 18.

    A friend's father was working for Bull systems and went a lot to the UK back in those days. Seeing that his lad and the nutter of a friend he had spent most of their time playing a game called PCFútbol in management only mode and watched a lot of English footie he thought the best pressie for both of them would be some game he got told by his boss.

    I remember the lack of a 2d match engine was a downer at first, but the ability to play beyond one season, getting players promoted from your youth team and the tactic battles we had in our hotseat saves really made up for the lack of graphics and got us hooked.

    Needless to say I got every version I could from there on

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    CM 97/98, over 10 years ago and I'm only 17, started off watching my brother play it so I got into it myself.

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    I am not over 30 I am 24 and started playing champ man 94 but then realised i needed 93 to do it, I bought 94 because it had steve guppys factfile on the back and he played for wycombe!
    So I was 9 when I started playing and have bought every single one since.

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    Aye, you don't need to be over thirty to have followed the game for over a decade. I'm 23 and I started on Cm2. And I still remember that my first ever game was a Rangers v Club Brugges european qualifier. My cousin set me up on his game and all the way home in the car I was talking about this excellent game I had to buy.

    I can remember so, so far back because I can recall being incensed and confounded when the black and blue text would flash for a goal for those bloody Belgians... Even now, I make a point of inviting Brugges for a pre-season friendly.

    Anyone else remember their first ever champy match?? I suppose I'll be the only one that sad...

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    Started right from the very beginning - I've just turned forty five but feel eighteen! Does that count?

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    31 years old and CM1 on the PC in 1992. After that, I've played every version and even own most of them still.

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