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FM2011 Son thread - Keep everything regarding sons in here!

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All questions regarding Son's should be kept in here!

Is it easier to get son's in this year's version ???

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What's a son?

When a mummy and a daddy love each other very much, they...

It's a small feature in FM that you might have a player with your surname come through the youth academy with you as his favoured personnel. So in the reality of the game, it's treated as your character's "son".

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I've never even got far enough in a game to even think about having a son :(

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Surely this thread is a bit early. The game isn't out for 2 weeks.

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I really hope so! I never got one in FM2010! And i had 3 fairly long games where it was possible to have a son.. But never got one!

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I really hope so! I never got one in FM2010! And i had 3 fairly long games where it was possible to have a son.. But never got one!

Maybe a trip to the doctors is neccessary?

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The chances for this are about the same as before, nothing has been drastically altered with that bit of code :)

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Fingers crossed this is the version I finally get one.

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Fingers crossed this is the version I finally get one.

Good luck mate :)

The chances for this are about the same as before, nothing has been drastically altered with that bit of code :)

10,000 to 1 ?

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Maybe a trip to the doctors is neccessary?

Haha! You feel funny now? ;) FUNNY GUY!!! xD

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I had 2 saves in FM2010 that went past 2040 and didn't get one in either. Luck of the draw.

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10,000 to 1 really?!?! Hardly worth all this fuss then

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Mind those odds certainly don't mean for every 10,000 youth intakes you have 1 son...but I already very lucky to have 1 son in FM (in FM09) so anything more is a bonus. :p

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It all good having a son but they never are any good from the ones i've seen on here.

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I have a son in the DEMO!!!

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I had only had 1 son ...

I went past 100 years old but it was worth it!

I hope i get one in this years FM!!! Its the best feauture!

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Do you have any link explaining how to activate this hidden feature? Never heard of that and seems pretty fun. Just hope these sons are not half star newgens.

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There is no way to "activate" this. Every manager in the game has the same chance of getting a newgen created that is basically his "son". These newgens are technically exactly like other newgens, so they have the same chances of being busts or wonderkids or just average youth products than any other newgen created at the club.

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First son i've had on any games, shame he isnt too great really, might get a cup game or two though if he's lucky

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Not in my faves, but first english regen since i started just happens to have my surname :p

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Yeah, had a son in FM 2007. He wasn't too great for a top-tier club. But could have been a good 2nd tier player.

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I'm still waiting for my first "son" looks like so far I'm firing blanks :(

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When a mummy and a daddy love each other very much, they...

It's a small feature in FM that you might have a player with your surname come through the youth academy with you as his favoured personnel. So in the reality of the game, it's treated as your character's "son".

m8 i was in stitches with the start of your post, and i mean my stomach is actually still sore with laughing

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I had a regen come up in my youth team this year with my surname. He doesn't have me in his favourite personnel though. :(

But when the youth intake come through, I did have a nickname set for my manager. Could this have an effect?

I want him to be my son. :(

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I guess it depends really, is it a common name, i was unsure of my player too, but there are maybe 1 or 2 regens that come through in the whole game called small, the only thing stopping him being my son is the favourite thing.

I'd say it was a son, unless it's a name like Smith or Jones, then maybe not.

Also i have 2 female staff at Banik, wonder if one of them is the mother ;)

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I thought that, in order to be your son, the player had to have you in his favourite list?

My surname is in the database and is, I suppose, fairly common (Hayes).

I'm the St. Albans City manager and he was, apparently, born in Kingston-upon-Thames. So probably unlikely to be that missing son I have been looking for in all of my FM years. :(

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Yeah i thought that to, so maybe mine isnt either, but as im in Czech, he has my surname, English 2nd nationality and im in his favourites, i'm saying he is :p

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Yours does sound more likely if you're playing in the Czech Republic and he came through with English second nationality as well as your name!

But you say that he didn't have you as a favourite when he came through originally (although he has now?) :confused: Is that right?

Maybe someone from SI could confirm whether or not 'sons' are supposed to have you in their favourite personnel (and whether or not setting a nickname might have an impact on this)?

Yours sounds as if it should be a legitimate son Charlesbeams. I wonder if mine could be too? Maybe I will just praise him to get on to his favourites list and then tell everyone he is my son. :p

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Ah i read it wrong, i thought we were on about him being in my faves, but yeah i was in his faves from the start.

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According to FM Wiki (http://www.footballmanagerwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=Son):

It is possible to have your own 'son' come through your club's youth ranks. They have the same surname as the manager, and both you and the son have each other as favoured personnel. His birthplace will be the same town as where you were managing at the time (if you were managing Swindon Town 15 years ago and your Son is 15, he'll have been born in Swindon).

So it sounds unlikely that mine is a son because I am not in his favourite personnel and he is not in my favourite personnel (I don't even have a favourite personnel!) He was also not born in St. Albans. :(

Although I'm wondering how accurate this information actually is? :confused:

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Ah i read it wrong, i thought we were on about him being in my faves, but yeah i was in his faves from the start.

Ah, I see. So you were in his favourites but he wasn't in yours.

The thing is, I'm not even sure we have a favourites list as human managers do we?

I'd say yours was definitely a son. Mine though....... well, damn my common surname for getting my hopes up! :mad:

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Hopefully someone in the know will come in here at some point and let us know the proper criteria. :thup:

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I've just checked on FMRTE, only thing i could think of that would show who i like, and Paul is in relations at 100, so is my son, but he doesnt show on the game.

*just like to state that i only use FMRTE to change kits each season* (i know what some people are like on here ;))

so crouchaldinho, if he wasn't in your faves, it's unlikely he's a son unfortunately :(

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According to FM Wiki (http://www.footballmanagerwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=Son):

So it sounds unlikely that mine is a son because I am not in his favourite personnel and he is not in my favourite personnel (I don't even have a favourite personnel!) He was also not born in St. Albans. :(

Although I'm wondering how accurate this information actually is? :confused:

I had a son (Richard :) ) on FM10... although he wanted to play for england not Ireland so i was never really fond of him.

In regards to what you have said, I've a feeling that a lot of the son info might just be assumed to be correct, i wonder if anyone from SI could clarify. My Son in Fm10 was born in Northampton even though i was only managing there for about 8 seasons when he arrived in my youth set up. I was in his fave personnel but he wasn't in mine (like your situation). I cant see it being a coincidence as i was Irish, he was Irish/English, plus my surname isn't that common.

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1127 hours played with FM09, 2130 hours played on FM10 and 950 hours spent on FM11 so far.

And still no son in sight :D

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if you are good at programing and software engineering is their anyway you could alter the code to increase chances?

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1127 hours played with FM09, 2130 hours played on FM10 and 950 hours spent on FM11 so far.

And still no son in sight :D

I know how you feel. That's why I'm desperate to cling on to my 'son' even though he doesn't fit the criteria as far as we know! :(

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if i found my son in FM i would be all over FMRTE making him the next Willie Miller!!!!

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would making yourself older increase chances, beacause if you 30-40 your son will come through sooner if it comes through at all than a 25 or whatever the minium age is ?

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According to FM Wiki (http://www.footballmanagerwiki.co.uk/index.php?title=Son):

So it sounds unlikely that mine is a son because I am not in his favourite personnel and he is not in my favourite personnel (I don't even have a favourite personnel!) He was also not born in St. Albans. :(

Although I'm wondering how accurate this information actually is? :confused:

Not that accurate. When I had a son, albeit in FM09, his place of birth was the city where I was managing at the time he came through (Lisbon) and not the city where I was managing when he would have "been born" (Amsterdam).

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if i found my son in FM i would be all over FMRTE making him the next Willie Miller!!!!

You big cheat! :thdn::p

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My first ever son, though he's from FM10! I was West Ham boss a few years ago, and he appeared there apparently. Didn't notice him till just now when I decided to search for anyone who had me in their favourites, and I looked for young players, and found him. Sadly West Ham released him, but I'll sign him as soon as I get a club job to make up for my absentee parenting.

It's odd though, his place of Birth was London. I've only managed in London(Spurs and West Ham) in the past 10 years, I was at Liverpool from 2021-2029. Just wondering if their place of birth is just set to be where they're created in game?

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It's odd though, his place of Birth was London. I've only managed in London(Spurs and West Ham) in the past 10 years, I was at Liverpool from 2021-2029. Just wondering if their place of birth is just set to be where they're created in game?

This seems likely. :thup:

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Could mine perhaps be my son but maybe he just doesn't really like me? :p

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