Miles Jacobson

Oliver & Paul Collyer - M.B.E.s

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I'm a bit surprised, but congratulations!

CM was IMO the best computer game around in the late 90s and early 00s, so if such an award is given to the games industry, then the Collyers are certainly worthy recipients.

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This is awesome news. Paul and Olivers games have been a very big part of my life ever since I got the first CM on the Amiga. Wonderful!

I wonder if the Queen plays? hehe

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disgraceful yet our men are fighting n dieing for us overseas ..

yet the queen gives out M.B.E,s to someone for just making a game ..

DAM RIGHT DISGRACEFUL

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Congratulations to the two C's. If someone had told me back in 92 that a couple of bluenoses would impact my life enough to have me spending hours upon hours, weeks and months over the best part of the next two decades enjoying thier interpretation of football, I would have told them to bugger off. Well deserved guys.

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congratulations Paul and Oliver!

An amazing recognition and it couldn't have gone to two more deserving guys. :)

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disgraceful yet our men are fighting n dieing for us overseas ..

yet the queen gives out M.B.E,s to someone for just making a game ..

DAM RIGHT DISGRACEFUL

What an ignorant comment!

They got the reward in recognition for their services to the UK's computer games industry. The rewards are meant to reflect all walks of life, not just services to killing.

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The Queen did say it would have been a knighthood if it wasnt for the superkeepers saving all her sides shots.

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Allow me to add my congratulations on your "gongs". I've been washing dishes every night for fourty-four years of married life, trying to get mine. Where did I go wrong? Kindest of New Year regards.

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Thanks for all the kind messages folks, much appreciated by my bro and I.

We certainly couldn't have got our games from what they were 20 years ago to where they are today without the support of the community. So cheers!

Wishing everyone a happy 2010, with an extra ten percent reserved for all fellow bluenoses around the World ;)

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disgraceful yet our men are fighting n dieing for us overseas ..

yet the queen gives out M.B.E,s to someone for just making a game ..

DAM RIGHT DISGRACEFUL

Military honours are in a different category and there were many more awarded to servicemen and women than there were to computing experts.

Your comment shows a remarkable lack of knowledge of the honours system in particular and our armed forces in general.

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ive got a friend in afghanistan who is risking his life everyday , im sure he will have to wait till his 78 till he gets his , and kickballz go eat some veg u puwseeeee, services to killin ha ha ha

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Agreed Kriss. The government often often praises the British video gaming sector and its global influence and it would like to see it even stronger, so no surprise that SI Games should be honoured.

The real scandal was when friends of the government used to get awards for being 'good old boys' rather than for any real achievement. That happens a lot less now.

Gratz to the lads!!

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Paul also had his fair share of time off - trying to be a rock star in the early CM days (he was in a band called Elevate) - so no, they get the same size medal...

Sounds a bit like early Sonic Youth. I had never realised the Collyer's talents were so far reaching. Hard to find a recording of Elevate though.

Congrats on the award and the recognition guys.

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I'd just like to say thank you for all the kind comments, and wish everyone a very happy new year'

It means a lot.....

Cheers,

Paul :-)

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ive got a friend in afghanistan who is risking his life everyday , im sure he will have to wait till his 78 till he gets his , and kickballz go eat some veg u puwseeeee, services to killin ha ha ha

This is a completely different matter. What are you on about?

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I'd just like to say thank you for all the kind comments, and wish everyone a very happy new year'

It means a lot.....

Cheers,

Paul :-)

Well done :D

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Congrats!

SI has always been a great company and I through the years I have even had save games "repaired" by Paul C and company...would never get something like that from anyone else.

Although I feel a lot of these awards and especially knighthoods are given out a little to easily. :)

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Awesome, great news........ now start cracking on with FM11!! Chop chop.

Seriously, well done.

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congratulations this is well deserved thank you for my 13 years of enjoyment and many more to come :D

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Haha, wow. Didn't see that coming at all. What great news for the Collyers, Sports Interactive, Football Manager and the British games industry.

I don't really think I need to say "well done" when the Queen's just done it :D

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Congrats guys.

A very pleasant surprise.

Is this a first for the UK gming industry?

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Congrats indeed. Been playing since the original on the Amiga and still as addicted with a lass and a kid as I was in my bedroom when I was 13. :D

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Congrats to you both! Thoroughly deserved for the hours of enjoyment that FM/CM has given to the masses over the years.

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I remember my very first encounter with the CM Series well, CM Italia, a guy who I used to work with on niteshift used to rant and rave about a certain football manager game, to shut him up I told him to bring it in so I could try it out, at that time, sensible soccer was my fav game on the C64....well since that day I have been addicted and I am the proud owner of every CM and football manager game released, now FML is a big part of my life and will hopefully also be around for many a year to come, you guys deserve the awards for making so many football managers live that dream.....

Well done guys, you must be buzzing and so you should be.....

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Congrats and well deserved. CM/FM has done much to expose world football (ahem..soccer) to many of us here in the US before the likes of the interweb, Fox Soccer and ESPN. Maybe we can get them The Presidential Medal of Freedom as well

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Brilliant... Congrats guys.. and a very happy new year!!

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Congratulations, well-deserved!

Like many I am proud to be a tiny part of this on-going project.

Long live Football Manager!

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Wow well all i can say is thank you for giving me hours of fun and a chance to make new friends and play in a beta GW for FML and still get hours of fun out the FM series. Well deserved lads and enjoy your day out :)

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Also i feel proud to say iv been allowed the chance to beta test a great game and be at the start of something historical :D

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Well done,

cant be to many game developers who have been awarded by the Royals

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Congrats guys very deserved even if you caused every man who plays fm to break up his relationship on the release date :D no but really well done

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I wonder how many women agree with these nominations lol.

Congratulations on it all though.

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Congrats guys and it is truly deserved

and i thought it was princes william and harry that play the game not the queen and they have nagged the queen to give them an award to show there gratitude for the way they have got the princes addicted to the game

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I've just cottoned on that PaulC on the boards is Paul Collyer :o

hahahahaha LOL :D

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