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You know you are addicted to football manager when............

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...you play more Football Manager than yourself or your partner :D

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When you are watching Aberdeen v Rangers and screaming at the tv kick the ball out of play to end the highlight god damn it

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...your making love to your girlfiend/wife while in bed and watching your team play the match on FM...hoping your strikers finally get a shot on goal. Finally 1 of your strikers gets a shot on goal and you shout "I nearly scored!!", your wife then says "How can you nearly score with a soft tackle?", you then realise that your teams tackling has to be set to hard in order for your strikers get more possession and get more scoring chances. You set your teams tackling to hard and then finally score, your wife replies "You finally did it!", you reply "I know...I haven't been this excited since I scored 10 league games ago".

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When you try and add promising young footballers as friends on facebook. Then when they dont accept get angry because they are ungreatful b*****ds and YOU made them the players they are today but I reality your just a grown man harrasing a 15 yr old boy (how did it come to this :( ).

When you go to a match irl and "scout" individual players ie watching them off the ball (Thereby missing half the match), then getting so excited by their movment, positioning, workrate ect you rush home to take them out of you reserves (where they have been rotting for a few years) and straight into the first team until you realise they is a valid reason you never played them.

When your FM pre-season almost takes up a real life pre-season.

When you start rating EVERYTHING out of 20.

When you make yourself ill on a diet of Pringles and Dr pepper, just because you didnt want cooking to get in the way of a 48 hour FM marathon. Don't even ask what I did to avoid toilet time :(

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When you start rating EVERYTHING out of 20.

Yeah... it, umm, happens to the best of us. I cannot deny it!

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Deary me, we need to try out Bremen...

hheheheh.... sure are welcome here

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When its 3:38am but scouting Belgian defenders cant wait until tomorrow...

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When you are in the middle of the summer transfer window trying to replace VDV, and your girlfriend calls you and you look at the phone like it's a foreign object because in your mind you have 21 million lbs to spend on a couple players to make a title run with PSV......(did not end well)

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...when your ass starts to hurt from sitting on it too much.

...when andriy sigporsson is you and your friends' collective hero.

...when you have to delete your save game in order to actually get any studying done.

...when you subsequently massively regret deleting that save and wonder - just a little bit - whether all that time you spent being productive was worth the FM sacrifice.

...when you turn on FM on the morning of a day you have nothing else to do, and you still think, bloody hell it's 9am already, I better get cracking.

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... when you are sat in an important meeting and mentally weighing up whether to sign Howard Forinton or Jamie Cureton.

... when you eagerly try to show your wife a wonder goal that Pablo Piatti has just scored and your disappointment is crippling when she shrugs and refers to them as just a bunch of dots

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...she shrugs and refers to them as just a bunch of dots

"But honey, this dot has 20 pace and I got it on a free, just in time for the Cup 3rd round versus Sunderland! Belgian dots, honey, Belgians! My ass-man is really thrilled at getting them! Yes, my ass-man, what do you mean? What? Your mother's house? When are you coming back? What do you mean you're not?"

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... when you buy a complete new pc/laptop, just in order to keep up with the newest season game requirements!!

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... when you buy a complete new pc/laptop, just in order to keep up with the newest season game requirements!!

nothing wrong with that, i always use FM as my excuse for buying a new pc! :D

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... when you buy a complete new pc/laptop, just in order to keep up with the newest season game requirements!!

I'm glad I'm not the only one spying a new laptop, just to be able to turn on a few more leagues and run quickly... I want dual-core! I want faster HD! I want another mhz power! All of a sudden FM'09 goes from being a $40 investment to having a $2,040 pricetag.

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... when you look at your player's profile, after telling the media "you dont think he's performing to his potential just yet" see he "doesnt think you're giving him the praise he deserves" and you launch a verfbal tirade at the monitor, only to realise a few minutes later, he cant actually hear you... the kids outside can though! :rolleyes:

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When you try and add promising young footballers as friends on facebook. Then when they dont accept get angry because they are ungreatful b*****ds and YOU made them the players they are today but I reality your just a grown man harrasing a 15 yr old boy (how did it come to this :( )

I added John-Paul Kissock on there the other day, still no answer. Will keep you posted. :(

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When, you're sitting at home, on a Saturday night, and are delaying going to the pub like a normal person so you can negotiate the sale of Modric to Juventus and find a replacement for him, and refuse to even consider going anywhere till you do

(this may or may not be referring to me and what I may or may not be doing right now)

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Your right on three things here.

1. You can be better than Rafa

2. You're playing as Liverpool

3. Your using a mac! :):)

I know this is not the time and place for a Liverpool discussion, but isn't Rafa just a pain in the behind? Such beautiful players, but such ugly football. And when is he EVER going to buy a decent winger? It's so predictable, everything goes through the center.

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I know this is not the time and place for a Liverpool discussion, but isn't Rafa just a pain in the behind? Such beautiful players, but such ugly football. And when is he EVER going to buy a decent winger? It's so predictable, everything goes through the center.

agree!!! o/t but still... although im not sure about "beautiful" players... you looked at martin skrtel lately???? reminds me of the baddie outa "alien"

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reminds me of the baddie outa "alien"

You mean the alien? :p

As for addicted things, I just woke me elderly neighbour up cuz of my shouting because Adebola missed a sitter, absolute donkey, gonna have to get rid of him (Adebola, not my neighbour)

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You mean the alien? :p

As for addicted things, I just woke me elderly neighbour up cuz of my shouting because Adebola missed a sitter, absolute donkey, gonna have to get rid of him (Adebola, not my neighbour)

yeah, THE alien... se if the neighbour will sign up instead of adebola... should be a decent swap... :thup:

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se if the neighbour will sign up instead of adebola... should be a decent swap... :thup:

TBF my next door neighbours dad did win a cap for Scotland waaaay back in the 1910s, I think it was, although he has long since snuffed it

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TBF my next door neighbours dad did win a cap for Scotland waaaay back in the 1910s, I think it was, although he has long since snuffed it

lol wasnt that dog that invaded the pitch and err... lifted its leg on Jimmy Greaves was it?? and no, im not that old... i remember it off fantasy football league...

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lol wasnt that dog that invaded the pitch and err... lifted its leg on Jimmy Greaves was it??

I'm pretty sure that if that was the case, I would have brought it up on here a looong time ago :D

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I'm pretty sure that if that was the case, I would have brought it up on here a looong time ago :D

the dog? or jimmy's leg?? :D

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the dog? or jimmy's leg?? :D

Jimmy's leg, it's in a trophy case on my mantelpiece

But yeah, in all seriousness, check out this link, that is my neighbour's father

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"cool and brainy full-back" eh?? lets see THAT one added to fm 09!!

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...when your bus's destination reads 'Newington Green', but the first thing coming to your mind is 'newgen'.

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When you know the name of every ground in the Italian Serie 2/C and Romanian Premier Division.

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... When you're at work and someone asks if you want a cup of coffee and you reply 'These reports are absolute rubbish. I've never even heard of coffee...

....... *cough*

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When your boss says that he has concerns about your performance and you think, 'Yeah so does Sol Davis'.

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When some asks you who you think should go in goal for your football team.

You reply: " well Frey is probably a bit better, but Lloirs is younger and costs less. I'd put on offer in of 10 million for him

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You are reading the forums and all you want to do is play the game! Or you are watching real live matches and you want to play even though you gave up because you havent won a game in 5 matches with your world beating team

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I suppose i'll post a few maybe no one will agree but these are mine

you know your addicted when

1) you sing songs for the team you manage like you are a fan

2) you watch sky sports news throughout summer and think i cant wait until new fm comes out so i can be team x

3) you cry/get angry when your computer crashes and you lose your managing game

4)you go to sleep at night waking for school/work and your first thought is you cant wait to play football manager when you get home

5) you write down your penalty takers,free kick takers etc

6) you go crazy when you win in play off final like its real life

7)for a split second you think football manager is real and your then surprised that leeds arent in championship but are in league one in real life

8) when you compare your results to the teams results in real life

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I've never forgotten the wonderful admission of someone on this forum who admitted than whenever his team reached a cup final, he donned a suit, stood at the bottom of the stairs, and then led his team up to the pitch (bedroom).

I've been known to conduct post-match press conferences with myself before now. Though that was when i was slightly younger, and took the game far more seriously (ie. pre-FM08).

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When you answer to your wife with a simple word, aha, yeap, nop, ok. and you are in the tactics screen thinking about the tactics to stop the bus in the line in a match vs chelsea at 85´mins and you are fulham with 10 players on the pitch.

example

- Honey my boss screaming me "you are a f..... Bit...."

- Aha.....goood

- Daddy the teacher put in my califications a bad note today.

- Whats Great sweetheart im so happy

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you know when you're addicted to football manager when,

you're staring at BBC World, looking at all the transfers scrolling through the TV, thinking:

Man I can't wait until I can play a fully updated FM!

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When you see your in-game bogey teams as rival teams in real life.

Oh yeah, that would be Bolton for me. I always lose against Bolton on FM and I just can't stand them now anymore IRL.

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... when you come back from a week's holiday abroad, and immediately fire up the pc and load fm up, get some coffee ready, crack the knuckles and say to yourself quietly "right boys, i'm back.. where were we?"

and a couple of hours later you realise you'd promised to ring the other half as soon as you arrived home. :D

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...when you think to yourself 'I'll do that coursework after FM.

Next thing you know there's only a day left of the summer holidays and there's a mountain of coursework to do.

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...when you sit watching Sky Sports news, and think "Hang on, how can Saha be going to Everton? He's only just gone to Newcastle!"

Then you realise. Bloody real life/fiction distinction issues.

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... When you have a fight with your girlfriend, she calls you an "Ass" and you wonder, "What does an assistant have to do with anything?"

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...when you're lay by a pool in Spain, sipping a pina colada, wondering if it would be beneficial to switch to a 4-3-3 when you get home.

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When you go out to buy a mini fridge for your bedroom/managers office just so your favourite FM snacks of coke and chocolate will be readily available when needed. Two days after I splashed out for it, it went and broke (I decided to send it to the specialist as it would take 3-6 months in the physios office).

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you no ur addicted to fm when you're in the middle of a snooker match and see a formation you think would work with your current team so you get a camera photo it and jot it down and run home

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When you hear about a player from some obscure team coming to the prem that you have had on FM you smile to yourself and tell everyone how good he is.

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...when you give your laptop the hair-dryer treatment at HT because you can't physically attack the dots.

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Yelling instructions to the dots when they can't hear you such as "Keep it tight", "Mark up" and calling all and sundry w*nkers when they concede late goals.

Also I have far too many press conferences with myself. Madness.

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