Miles Jacobson

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

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Don't think I ever ran into you guys at my time at SI but a massive congratulations on your achievement fellas; thoroughly deserved!

Johan and Coleman to be made CBEs next year, just you wait!

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Amazing achievement. Awesome stuff. You guys have certainly kept me entertained over the last decade or so, and I couldn't be happier for you :thup:

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My guess is that Prince Harry is an addict and told Nanny to do the right thing.....

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Fantastic! Please pass on everyone's congratulations to both!

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thats excellent and well deserved well done

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[quote name='sparks199']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[/QUOTE]

As a member of the Armed Forces, im happy for them. FM keeps many service people sane & going whilst on deployments / tours.

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***CONGRATULATIONS***

Well deserved, just waiting for their Knighthood's now.....there will be no living wiv 'em, LOL.

RG

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Congrats Paul & Ov, so deserved and a massive thank you for 20 years of brightening up my world with the games you have produced. :)

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Thoroughly deserved, I am also think this is a fantastic slap in the face for those at Eidos who didn't allow you to proceed and create fantastic games (exception CM01/02). This is a brilliant reward and recognition of the fantastic sucess that you at S.I have had and every brilliant games in the now legendary Football Manager Series!

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Its a shame about all the bugs this year or it may have been OBE's! Yes I am still sore about 3d not working properly, even after patching & upgrading my PC fully....BUT seriously, such awards should be given for many different reasons, and I feel the pleasure that the SI games have given to so many for so long is a just reason so congrats.

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A little bird told me that they would've got knighthoods, but the Queen wasn't impressed with having to wait till mid-December for patch 2. :P

Seriously, congratulations to the pair of you!

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just saw this on kotaku well done guys good to see you get recognision for all the hard work and effort put in to making one of the greatest games :)

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Well done guys, here's to many more versions of FM and FML in the future, I for one have grown up playing the game and it holds a special place in my heart, FML was the icing on the cake for me and I hope that can become as succesful as FM.
Im sure with the team you have at SI this is a certainty.

GG WP.

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Congratulations and thoroughly deserved. I've followed and played this game since the first Championship Manager when my friend Paul Chaloner did the research for you.

One of the few games I will happily purchase each year. :thup:

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[quote name='lurkingwithintent']The Queen did say it would have been a knighthood if it wasnt for the superkeepers saving all her sides shots.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Marshdweller']A little bird told me that they would've got knighthoods, but the Queen wasn't impressed with having to wait till mid-December for patch 2. :P

Seriously, congratulations to the pair of you![/QUOTE]

D'oh! You beat me to it.

Congratulations again guys!

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M.B.E.s for [i]ruining[/i] my life???
I'd like to know how they sleep at night - have they any idea how much time I've spent on this bloody game, sometimes just staring at the screen for hours teetering on the edge of insanity? :D

Joking aside - congratulations gentlemen :thup:

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Well done lads, I've been shouting for MBEs for you guys for years and now its come true. I can still remember as clear as day my first game of CM1, it changed my life.

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[quote name='Wee Aja']M.B.E.s for [i]ruining[/i] my life???
I'd like to know how they sleep at night - have they any idea how much time I've spent on this bloody game, sometimes just staring at the screen for hours teetering on the edge of insanity? :D

Joking aside - congratulations gentlemen :thup:[/QUOTE]

Stop lying, you've never been that close. You're far too far over the edge!

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Congratulations, now I can claim that playing almost every version of your games since 97/98 has been worth it - RESPECT :D

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Can I just add my congratulations too. Well done lads.

Yes, you have ruined my life, but in a nice way.

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fully deserved after all the work and effort they put into this game series. nice one men.

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I think congrats are in order for the both of you.....however my missus doesnt agree!!!!!!!

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I have huge admiration for anyone who can take a classroom daydream and turn it into the phenomenol success story that your games have enjoyed. Other developers have tried to rival you and never got within touching distance!

Congrats to the both of you.

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[quote name='Miles Jacobson']As you can imagine, Ov & Paul are somewhat overwhelmed with the response, so I'd like to thank you all for your lovely comments on their behalf - I would have done it sooner, but my net connection is down from home (you cannot believe what I went through last night to get the announcement up here!) so I've come into the studio to respond :)



Paul Jackson worked at EA for years, but was also the chair of ELSPA, BAFTA and has been involved in lots of other games industry iniatives.

A few others from the industry have got awards over the years - Peter Molyneaux (Bullfrog/Lionhead), the Darling Brothers (Codemasters) and some from publishers.



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...[/QUOTE]


Thats some old school developers i loved bullfrog all of my old amiga games where by them

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[quote name='PaulC']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 :-)[/QUOTE]

congrats all those long hours of coding that match engine has finally paid off wonder if people will still moan at a member of the empire now, that the defenders split up too much ! :P

Congratulations and keep the good coding going !

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Big up guys, fully deserved! :)

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3 pages of congratulations says it all really. Very well done lads! :thup:

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Congratulations, its a very deserved award, and i think its came late, but to come late is better then it never come.

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I'm not really sure what an MBE is, but congrats

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Congratulations to you both.

As many have already said, much deserved.

Without the games you´ve put out, imagine how much fun, frustration and happiness we all would´ve missed out on since the early days during the 90s and all the way up till today. Thanks a million :)

Now I must play some more FM

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