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

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Originally posted by Hershie:

When people you talk to in the mornings change bus stop.

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When your missus starts hinting about having kids and the first thing you consider is how it will effect the amount of FM you can play.

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When I play Football Manager I seem to blank everything else out.

Memebers of my family start talking to me, I hear them saying something but it just does not register!! And I just nod, dont even look at them !

What a game icon_biggrin.gif absolute genius !

Been playing it for 9yrs now! Thats what you call addiction icon_cool.gif

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On Matchdays i find myself doing the old Mourinho hand gestures to my monitor.

But by far the worst is whenever i walk into my bedroom i feel compelled to wave at the "fans" on all four corners of the stadium (bedroom) and give them a little clap for there fantastic support.

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Big Grin

When your missus starts hinting about having kids and the first thing you consider is how it will effect the amount of FM you can play.

or how long it'll be before they come through into your youth side

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i called my teacher Aguero about 2 months ago

i was so embarrassed but at least i'm to the only addicted one.

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or when you start to realise work colleagues dont actually care where you have taken AFC Hornchurch and pretend to listen as you go on about your career to date!! lol

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lol i also forgot i got angry with my mate because he didn't enjoy playing football manager... i was livid

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This happened when I was about 14/15:

I told my parents that i was going to bed, it was a school night and about 10pm. I had been playing CM (as it was back then). However I had no intention of going to bed. I sat there playing for another an hour (just in my boxer shorts). My Dad then abrubtly entered my room. In a panic I turned the monitor off. My Dad demanded what I was doing up (he was quite strict). I refused to answer. My Dad obviously thought I was watching P**n, came over turned the monitor on to find my Inter team beating Reggina 5-0. He just told me to get to bed ansd stop playing that 'stupid' game.

He now regularly brings this story up at every family get together. Brilliant. Also my Dad retracting his 'stupid game' by playing 30 seasons with Coventry!!

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When you change song lyrics to fit the plight of that guy that just sits on your bench.

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When your Dad confiscates your copy of 01-02 just before your A-level finals so you can concentrate on getting into uni, you go out and buy another copy so you can play whilst revising, and subsequently get into uni!

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When you're giving imaginary press conferences/interviews on the toilet in between game time.... Also when you lift a vase/bottle/lamp above your head in celebration of winning the champions league trophy... worse still when you drop that vase and have to explain to your parents/other half what the hell you were doing holding it in the air in the first place....

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Originally posted by toma_akvinski:

During your first visit ever to Berlin you play Hertha on FM.

I am so bad for that! I'm took my PSP to Paris and ended up taking over Paris FC 2000 and looking for their ground!

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I only realised I did this until tonight when I started a new game. I hold a press conference when I take over a new club and explain my aims and even pretend to take questions from the press and even use Real life press names like "Yes Garth" or "Yes Nick".

Yes I am sad but It was SI that made me this way. The wife moans about it a bit, so I just tell her turn Corrie and EastEnders off and ill turn FM off.

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This thread is the funniest thing i have seen since Fawlty Towers or Airplane "got to get him to a hospital, but what is it? a big building with sick people in it".

Beat this.

The mrs said i woke up one night sat up in bed and shouted out loud " my XXXXing assisant manager has gone on holiday and left me to do all the XXXXing work.

Its so sad.

Cheers

Simon

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Yea I agree with Simon spoons, great thread, very funny and its always good to know that your not the only one that is addicted to this game. Think there is thousands, if not millions of football manageraholics !!!!!

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I have been playing Football Manager/Champ Manager for the past 9yrs now and I know a few people who play it as well but only one good mate of mine shares my passion for the game.

I am new to The Forums, after a few days of browsing threads I can say that I am really glad by the amount of people who appreciate the legendary game of Football Manager icon_smile.gif

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When you watched a documentary last night on the BBC about how some people get addicted to computer games and it ruins their life, but despite this your still playing fm as you watch it and thinking, "how sad, that'll never happen to me.." icon_biggrin.gif

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I find when you turn down watching a live game of football for playing the game instead is a sure fire way to tell.

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When you're son is about to play a football game for his under 7 side and you ask him whether they'll be playing attacking or defensive, short or direct, hard or soft tackling and closing down always or rarely.

You get the look back that says 'Oh dad!'

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i'm a big one for the press conferences, i do as myself, and as my players talking about how great i am and their plans for the future (all seem to revolve around keep playing for me!)

i think the day i realised i was addicted was when my laptop broke and it was going to take 3 days to repair, so i walked out of the store, straight into EB Games and bought a PSP with FM07 just so i didn't have to go without for 72 hours!

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oh, also, last night when i actually left my bed (against the better halfs wishes) to play an important cup game that couldn't wait till tonight!!

no lovin for me for a few nights i don't think!

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Originally posted by sydfc4ever:

i'm a big one for the press conferences, i do as myself, and as my players talking about how great i am and their plans for the future (all seem to revolve around keep playing for me!)

i think the day i realised i was addicted was when my laptop broke and it was going to take 3 days to repair, so i walked out of the store, straight into EB Games and bought a PSP with FM07 just so i didn't have to go without for 72 hours!

Also buying EVERY version of FM, on all platforms and including WWSM 'just to see if it's any different'

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Also buying EVERY version of FM, on all platforms and including WWSM 'just to see if it's any different'

Well is it? im interested to know!

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that replying to the quote thing didnt work! so anyway im sure you gathered i would like to know if it is any different! lol

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When you are going to Singapore for 2 weeks and thing your most excited about is getting to play FM the whole way there and back!!

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Originally posted by JR866Gunner:

that replying to the quote thing didnt work! so anyway im sure you gathered i would like to know if it is any different! lol

No, it's exactly the same. *sigh*

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Board confidence update to girlfriend.

The board are dissapointed with your performance in the bedroom but are however pleased with your efforts to maintain the clubs long term goals in the kitchen.

The fans believe that the signing of secret sex god (christiano ronaldo) to be an abberation..

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I am really struggling to do my 7500 essay for Uni, due in next week, or play FM...

...just won the Community Shield, get in!

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Reading this is making me think of an excuse to leave work early and go home play........trouble is I have used them all before!!

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you ring work to tell them you wont be in today beacuse a close freind of yours broke his leg and you have to take him to hospital but really its your star palyer fm, is that really lying though

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when you smash a keyboard in frustration at a solitary defeat :p

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Use the internet to come on these forums rather than look at porn.

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Originally posted by Nomis07:

Use the internet to come on these forums rather than look at porn.

icon_biggrin.gif Laughed out loud haha

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Your MSN friends' Received Files are full of screenshots of your regens from various saves.

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Originally posted by Hershie:

Your MSN friends' Received Files are full of screenshots of your regens from various saves.

.. Including numerous screenshots of the same players, charting their progress over time. icon_cool.gif

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David James on his goalkeeping errors.."He put down his spate of errors to an overindulgence of playing computer games that in turn affected his concentration"

I really see what James was on about.. am convinced my FM addictions on a friday night have runined my football career.. as on saturday cannot concentrate! icon_confused.gif but usually just cristise the managers tactics.. caliming he dont have a clue what hes on about!!

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1) When you're bored you wikipedia players like Kennedy Bakircioglu and Andri Sigporsson to see whatever became of them...

2) You try to preach the wonders of playing 4-2-4 when you're down a goal with 10 minutes to go... to your little league team of 8 year olds

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When you want your kid to study but he wants to play game or go out....

....you say to yourself, well..ok let's give the kid "free role" today.

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when you actually smile at seeing this thread revived icon_smile.gif

When you're sorting through something or waiting for something and you repeat quitely to yourself, "processing"

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Originally posted by Gypsum:

When you assure people that a club's new signing is a quality player, despite the fact you've never seen him play and only recognise the name from FM.

icon_biggrin.gif That's me all over. I did it with. Zarate and Modric.

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Originally posted by mizan:

Hows this for addicted?

Me and my mates are planning to say we are going on holiday for a couple of days, instead....

we are going to play FM at a hotel with wireless connection 24 hrs a day, NO INTERUPTIONS from anyone!!! SAD or what!?

That is truly legendary! icon14.gif

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When you sleep and imagine little tiny circles running across a park kicking a ball u cant even see

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Originally posted by WizardMack:

When someone at work asks if you want a cup of tea and you respond with "these reports are absolute rubbish. I've never even heard of Tea".

Thank you. This post made my day.

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when you break up with your girlfriend, so you go and buy an cheaper foreign replacement

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I once got so obsessed with a career on Champ Man (as it was then) that I went on a pilgrimage to the team I was managing, KRC Genk. I told an official at the ground how I had found myself there, and got to meet many of the players I had in the squad when I took over. It was great to meet Wesley Sonck, Moumouni Dagano, Berndt Thijs and Josip Skoko in the flesh after managing them on CM!

(I did feel a bit of an anorak though)

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When you describe a first date that went well as being a good performance and you're sure she'll get better as she gets used to the way you play.

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Originally posted by crewe_york:

When you describe a first date that went well as being a good performance and you're sure she'll get better as she gets used to the way you play.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Legend

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