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Funny/Wierd/Stupid reasons for signing a player

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Any Asian player I find who look half decent I sign. Because I live in hope that one day there will be a great Asian football player.

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not on fm but on premier manager 98 for the playstation i signed ole bjur from brondby because he scored a hat trick against me. i got him in every premier manager save i had and once on cm 01/02 i think

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I signed Hulk without even looking at his stats, just because he was called Hulk. Finished top scorer in prem!

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I always sign a mate of mine from school. He's awful though.

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he was called Kittipong Supriyanto - half Welsh - half Thai

How can you resist?

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[quote name='FM1000']I'm sorry i didn't quite get that :eek:[/QUOTE]
'Twasn't the "real" Kaka. It was the same for the remainder.

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What a fool that Derby youngster is. :D

I have signed two players purely on their names. One player I signed from a Championship team when I was in the Premier League on 06, because he had the same name as me. While he was average for Sheffield Wednesday, he turned out to be quite useful for me at Billericay Town.

The most recent one was signing a Scottish player called Scott Scott, who became a first team regular for me for four seasons on my current 09 save.

Finally, on an old 01/02 clan I used to play in, another human manager signed a foreigner called Brilliant, who turned out to be everything but.

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[quote name='CrystalPalaceFMWinner']When managing a lower team, I sign players that have a stat of 20 depending on their position. For example I will sign a striker that has a finishing of 20[/QUOTE]

Must try that.

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[quote name='Falastur']When my teams have the money and I'm playing as a successful club, I have a terrible tendency to spot players whom I recognise as important internationals (comparatively, to their country) released on a free, feel sorry for them when they don't immediately find a new club, and sign them to loan out to worthy teams. I think I signed a couple of aging Montenegrin players before for this reason, because I thought Montenegro would suffer without them getting club games. Usually the result is that the players get annoyed at realising they will never get into the first team, and demand to leave. Half the time also, I see when they first sign that they rejected offers from other clubs and I suddenly realise that they were never going to miss out on finding a new club in the first place :\

Sometimes my philanthropic side does make me look pretty stupid...[/QUOTE]

I do this for younger players of obscure nationalities, especially non-EU ones. For instance I often see decent Jamaican youngsters released by Harbour View and then retire when no one signs them. I sign them and loan them to my Belgium feeder to get some game time in the hope they get an EU passport and someone else signs them later.

(From the other side of the coin, I used to find it annoying when managing smaller nations seeing decent youngsters in my small National Pool promptly retire - not even their local teams sign them up.)

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[quote name='Sheep UK']I sign my cousin all the time just because i feel sorry for him because he is rubbish. His name is Peter Winn, [b]cool thing[/b] is though he has a PA of -8 but [b]never developes[/b][/QUOTE]

LMAO

Joking aside, did you try tutoring him? Maybe his unambitious personality keeps him from developing.

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[quote name='jayahr']Back then I even considered getting a customized shirt with his name from Wolves, but didn't do it in the end.
Now I just wanted to have him on the team again for good old times sake, knowing he would never be able to be a starter and being able to spare 1.7m for his transfer fee. So unfortunate he started to quarrel right away after a few months. :( Would have loved to keep him in my squad as a mascot till his retirement...[/QUOTE]

awww the memories

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Alan Smith, cause I got SMITH 17 on my Leeds shirt. £16.5 million of my £18m budget for a back-up!!!

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I loaded up CM 00/01 last year and signed all today's star players when they were younger, and played them in the first team. Noone was over the age of 20.

First time I ever got Liverpool relegated.

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I always sign players from really small nations and just leave them in my reserves. I try to get as many random nations as possible.

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[quote name='Chevie']i once signed a nigerian player called ice cream for obvious comedic reasons ...[/QUOTE]

Yes I remember this guy. Cant beat a guy whose named after a dairy product!

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[quote name='2Pacalypse']i signed a player once just because his name was Pila (imagine someone named Penis .. not Dick because that's pretty common but Penis) .. and that's it lol .. that word is portuguese by the way.[/QUOTE]

there used to a be a player in the database called [B][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=4]brian penis[/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

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I sometimes sign Aberdeen goalie Jamie Langfield as a back up for some bigger teams because I got a photo with him. I also sign Aberdeen youngster Michael Paton for most clubs simply because my surname is Paton and isn't very common, he does turn out to be a good championship striker though!

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i play cricket with sam foley so hes always a sighning for any team !!!!!

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[quote name='eplkewell']I usually just sign as many Americans as I can so that the USA wins the world cup.[/QUOTE]

Then at least they have a shot at it.. not like IRL :D

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[quote name='RDXCougar8173']there used to a be a player in the database called [B][FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=4]brian penis[/SIZE][/FONT][/B][/QUOTE]

It's Brian [B]Pinas[/B], as stated in one of the posts above.

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I signed Denilson once for Rangers in FM07, mostly because of how high profile he used to be. Signed him in January 2007, for £2.5 mil, and at the end of the next season Liverpool bought him for £8mil. Got the original Ronaldo on loan from Real Madrid for 07/08 purely because he used to be the bees knees, signed him on a free for 08/09 and then the following season he left to join Fiorentina for £5.5 mil.

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In FM07 I was playing Plymouth and wanted to sign a player from my local team just because I liked him, but I ended up buying the wrong player with almost a similar name, who was quite crap. I ended up playing him as a first team regular anyway and he developed into a very good player. He was even touted as "best youngster in England". Singned him in every save since if I was playing a Championship team.

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I've built an all English side and all Scottish side when managing Portsmouth and Celtic. I'm not a racist or nationalist, honestly!

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I have just signed one of my classmates from the University, even though he is no where near the level of skill required to play for Brøndby IF. :)

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I used tosign Emmerson Boyce when he was at Luton, as i went to the same school in Aylesbury.

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