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When you've just spent 700quid on a new laptop just so it can keep up with FM. So many more important things to save for.......NOT. I don't need a house or food.

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you haven't played a new version of FM since 2006 due to uni & work commitments so you:

buy a new laptop

get a new membership to the forums; and

spend all day at work reading teh features of 09 so you won't get too stuffed in your first game...

PS: hurry up... i've been deprived too long :D

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When losing your job irl, your mum says "Cam u really need to start looking for a new job" and you reply with "Mum its fine Newcastle have just took me on and their 3rd in the prem" :p she wasnt best pleased.

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Will bump this

When you play the game sat in your chair, and you commentate on the game, and when it is 1-1 in a world cup qualifier. Last minute, Drogba takes a freekick from 45 yards, aimed in at Kolo Toure, you think BAM, 2-1, but he hits the bar. You put your hands to your head and walk away, crouching to the ground. Walk back at it says you are winning 2-1. You watch the replay, find out he volleyed in the rebound and act it out.

You find out your History teacher plays the game and get a detention to discuss how far in you are etc

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You are almost 30 and find yourself thinking about:

how many hours, better yet years have u been clicking continue. Finished all sorts of schools more time spending on learning tactics then subjects. Thinking how many books you could have read, all the things you could have learned. Who of your friends never played the game and how much you envy them. Don't have a job and your mom and your girlfriend is still supporting you. The girlfriend you should have married about 5 years ago but still don't wont to, for some strange reason that surely has something to do with fm. Say to yourself I'm gonna start learning some programing in days to come then sit yourself down and start a new career with Sunderland, again, determined to make an empire with just youngsters.

Too much on the dark side, I know, but don't let this happen to you.

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When one of your legendary players either retires or has to be let go after 16 years of service and you do a tribute to him in your facebook status (I actually also attempted to use facebook notes and albums to keep track of my save on 08, decided it wasn't a great idea after a bit)

When you play FM while reading, even if its research for a piece of work or revision (this actually works really well for reasons I won't bore you with)

When you write stories as a hobby, and when discussing a villain asking for a powerful device in exchange for one of the heroes (don't ask), have your character say “I have a saying while playing FM, if someone is offering you a large amount of money for someone, that’s a good sign that you shouldn’t let him go” (Ok, when you think about it, it's not actually that good an analogy but the basic idea applies)

There's also the standard recognition of players and teams that you know from FM, and your opinions of team are formed by either doing well with them or something they did to you.

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Thought id make a thread, wondering what signs show your addicted to the game...

You know youre addicted when, you make a note book designed for your tactics, and transfer possibilities

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when you go thorugh your cuboard and find files and files of history of every save youve had on any FM youve played in 5 years.

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When you leave your mouse curser in a certain area of the screen because you're on an undefeated streak from keeping it there......is that just me? Oh. OCD, lol

Oh back when it was CM i used to do that all the time along with trying to stay perfectly still coz i hadn't of been scored against in a certain position

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you're watching the (real life) match down at the pub and one of the teams is playing some talented youngster, and you think "i haven't seen that guy before - i wonder if he's a regen".

Hahaha :D :D

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When one of your legendary players either retires or has to be let go after 16 years of service and you do a tribute to him in your facebook status (I actually also attempted to use facebook notes and albums to keep track of my save on 08, decided it wasn't a great idea after a bit)

That's brilliant, what did your friends on there say? :D

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That's brilliant, what did your friends on there say? :D

Well I added on the end that its something only an FM player would understand and got a 'like' from one of them who also plays. Many people have their obsessions and they just accept it as one of mine. Not much comment on the rest. A couple of friends occasionally ask how I'm doing and I found myself relating the tale of an amazing season to one of them in a PM, which inevitably ended up a lot longer then I intended.

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u've been a memeber of the forum for 6 days and have read every thread in every forum

Who are you talking to? :confused:

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Who are you talking to? :confused:

am just completing the sentence :mad:

You know you are addicted to football manager when,u've been a memeber of the forum for 6 days and have read every thread in every forum :D

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am just completing the sentence :mad:

You know you are addicted to football manager when,u've been a memeber of the forum for 6 days and have read every thread in every forum :D

Oh! :p Excuse my stupidity. All-nighters do that to me. ;)

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Oh! :p Excuse my stupidity. All-nighters do that to me. ;)

its ok excuse me for using the mad face but ive just ended my 12 game winning streak by losing 4-1 against AS Roma :(

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You know you're addicted when you start becoming 'fans' of players on Facebook based on Football Manager.

The best Facebook group remains 'get Jimmy Bullard on the cover of FIFA11' though. :D

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its ok excuse me for using the mad face but ive just ended my 12 game winning streak by losing 4-1 against AS Roma :(

That sucks, man. :thdn:

Hope you bounce back. :)

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When you think about in school/jop about today season and how you going to take Dresborough,FC United and etc lower leagues teams to Premier and won everything.

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when you realise that u dnt actually know what ur new signing looks like, so u check him out through google images...

I thought I was the only person who did that :D

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When your heart skips a beat when you see a thread titled "Patch 10.3 / January Transfer Update", only to find it's just a warning to people about closing their threads.

Ergh, I need a lie down now. :p

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When you freak out and panic when you realise that it isn't 27th September 2032, but still just 2010.

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When you go to your local teams match and you have managed them on football manager...when the line-ups are being called out..you scream and critisise the manager about how he isn't going to play the players you have as your team on fm ;)

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am just completing the sentence :mad:

You know you are addicted to football manager when,u've been a memeber of the forum for 6 days and have read every thread in every forum :D

Lies :D

That would mean reading more than four posts every second non-stop.

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Lies :D

That would mean reading more than four posts every second non-stop.

you know you are addicted to football manager when you lie just to show people how addicted you are :p

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when on Valentines Day your more disapointed at not recieveing your annual present (patch) from SI than you are at not getting any cards!!!!

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When you know you're not very good or knowledgable at something, you point out 'I'm a Football Manager, not a..."

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when on Valentines Day your more disapointed at not recieveing your annual present (patch) from SI than you are at not getting any cards!!!!

Seconded. ;)

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Seconded. ;)

although tbf I have been split from my wife for over 15months now, after 10 years so wasn't really bothered about valentines, had long enough to get used to kit, the patch strategy thing i've only been aware of for the past couple of weeks, but as the saying goes, all good things....come to those that wait.

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