DB1

100 things I've learnt from Football Manager and the Forums

325 posts in this topic

After many years of Football Manager and spending time on the forums I was thinking.....

What do I know now thanks to FM and the Forums?

So onto the list, Tongue firmly in cheek, lets begin.

(Before anyone says its not 100 yet but hopefully it will be)

  1. 4-2-4 is the best formation to play when losing with 5 mins left.
  2. The AI doesn't want me to win and will cheat by injuring my striker in training and will also score more than me:rolleyes:
  3. Dots are better than 3D:D
  4. Kipfish's Bandits are so much better than the Sheriffs.
  5. By June we will have threads asking for FM10 already.
  6. When a patch is upcoming we will have 50 seperate threads asking "Whens it out"
  7. Man City always think through every transfer clearly and never spend over the odds for a player who will sit in the reserves.
  8. The AI will always crack my tactics.
  9. When ever a poster called "Rebecca" starts a Thread we know Hi-jinx will follow;)
  10. At some point I will take over my hated rivals and destroy them from the inside, It was a shame for C. Ronaldo having to play left back and Gary Neville is no striker!

Hopefully we can get some more "Things we've learnt"

I wonder how many we can get?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11. Regens >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regular players

12. Never bother asking "Is this cheating?" 'cause 99.9999% of the time it is.

13. Don't tell people to PM SI staff members for links to unreleased patches.

14. The timebar and adboards on 2D view are pure evil.

15. Arsenal are the best team in the world today.

16. Tactics are the solution to virtually every problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

18. Never post a screenshot of a successful season/game because you will just get accused of cheating and shown that no-one actually has any faith in humanity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

19. Manchester United will fall apart without Ferguson.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

20. Every single young player at Arsenal will by law become living footballing legends better than Pele and Zidane combined.

21. The referee will only blow the whistle for offside after the player with the ball has made a shot at goal.

22. Assistant Managers should never even be let near a press conference.

23. In the entire world of football there are only about 5-7 back-room staff who can do their job pretty much perfectly (7 stars).

24. Cisco Roma has two world-class young midfielders (I think) :p

25. When clubs take up £250m+ bank loans to build new stadiums, once it's done they suddenly become one of the richest clubs in the world (Valencia).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

26. My reputation is lower in 99% of the cases like those of the other applicants

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

27. Rival clubs are interested in your players but they never sell you their players

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

28. It's perfectly fine to have over 10 assistant managers with a team in the lower leagues.

29. It is possible for a team to get so rich that it'll drive them to bankruptcy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

30. the press are cryptic in their asking of questions so they no longer have to make up stories, just get you to pick the option you didn't really mean

31. telling people you are pleased with them really means that they can daydream for the next 45mins

32. most african nations will have no goalkeepers in 5-10 years' time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

33. It's perfectly sensible for a team to sign a player and put their minimum release fee at the same price they paid for him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

34. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most loyal player ever and would never ever leave the club, but it's irrelevant as Inter would never accept a bid, not even £200m!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

35. I can probably buy Van der Vaart with my pocket money.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

36. Theres a player in every team that City will pay a ridiculous amount of money for.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
#35 sounds a bit dirty ;)

The Dutch like that kind of thing. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No.36 in light of kakas madrid move, hes bound to get a 5 month hip injury!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

37. i will always think i have a god given right to beat any team i am above of in the league!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are two #36s.

So next should be #39.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#101 - whenever anyone got any complain of the game, inevitably will soon followed by a reply "IT'S YOUR TACTIC"!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

40. As soon as you sell your backup goalkeeper, your last remaining GK will get injured

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

41. As soon as your striker is in the form of his life, and your team is currently playing its best all season, Barcelona will pinch him via your chairman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

42. Selling anyone will come back and bite you on the arse somehow.

43. It's perfectly feasable that a team will offer you £40,000,000 after one international cap for a young English player, particularly when you are England manager.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

44. When on a winning streak, never shut down FM, or even look away. When on a losing streak, shutting down FM and rebooting later will make your players and tactics much better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

44. A player on your shortlist will inevitably score against you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

44. Once you have won a few trophys on fm you think you have what it takes to become england manager irl.

45. When you have been mispronouncing a players name on fm and you hear the name irl you keep using your version as you cant break the habbit of the last year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

47. IRL when random player x is linked with your club, you base your opinion on his ability to what he was like when you signed once on FM. This makes your opinion FACT!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

48. Most people who post in General Discussion complaining that the game is cheating them, are actually just rubbish at building tactics, and should go to the tactics forum for advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

49. When playing as Arsenal the first person you sell is ALWAYS Eboue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

50. You suffer from mild schizophrenia and declare interest in players then when the press ask you about them... YOUVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF MESSI!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

51. Every single goalkeeper in the world, no matter age or ability, will never be happy to be back-up. He needs to play at least 15 games per season, if not he wants to be transferred...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50. You suffer from mild schizophrenia and declare interest in players then when the press ask you about them... YOUVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF MESSI!

Ha ha! I actually do this as well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

52. Hovering your cursor over the pause button/in the goal will help you win more games.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

53. Instructing your centre half to challenge the keeper on corners doesn't result in him scoring 30+ goals a season making him your star striker. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

54. The player you want to substitute always scores just about your about to make the change

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

55. Real life gravity affects ball movement in FM. Turn the monitor on its side so the ball is rolling towards your goal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

56. No matter how much money Man City have, they always seem to **** it up some how!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

59. That people actually beleive some of the nonsense posted on here and spread this nonsense even more! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

61. The only thing that journalists understand, apart from 5 generic answers, is when you tell them to eff off. And it is fun to do so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there were 3 #44's. We need to move it on a bit

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

63. Rooney and Ferdinand are somehow flattered in the interest Chelsea show in them!! Bonkers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
63. Rooney and Ferdinand are somehow flattered in the interest Chelsea show in them!! Bonkers!

completely ignore what I said then:rolleyes:

there was also two 57's so the next post should be 66

EDIT: make that 67

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.