Ov Collyer

Miles Jacobson - O.B.E.

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Paul and I are delighted to be able to announce that Miles has been awarded an O.B.E in the New Year's honours list for services to the games industry.

We think this is very much deserved for all the hard work involved in not only establishing a good sense of business to a raw and young Sports Interactive all those years ago, but also evolving the studio into an equal and more professional partner with its publisher and also a responsible one, via the involvement with various charities, as well as taking away the things we don't like doing to allow us to concentrate on coding!

The honour is also deserved recognition for lots of other work Miles has done away from SI over the years on the BAFTA games committee, Develop advisory board and as a founding trustee of GamesAid as well as many other advisory committees.

Oh, apparently he was in the frame for a knighthood but they didn't have a platform high enough to allow the appropriate member of the Royal Family to reach his shoulder with their sword so they settled for the O.B.E. instead :)

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I don't think I believe that he was going to get a knighthood. An O.B.E is quite good by itself so there is really no reason to embellish the story like that is there?

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I don't think I believe that he was going to get a knighthood. An O.B.E is quite good by itself so there is really no reason to embellish the story like that is there?

Sense of humour bypass?

Congratulations Sir Miles.

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Didn't know he was a founder trust of Gamesaid. Been keeping up with that for ages as well.

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All three of the marquee names at SI have been honoured now. Wow.

Can we get Neil Brock a "jolly well done" on the Queen's birthday honours list? ;)

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Oh, apparently he was in the frame for a knighthood but they didn't have a platform high enough to allow the appropriate member of the Royal Family to reach his shoulder with their sword so they settled for the O.B.E. instead :)

damn you, leaving no room for us to make our own jokes about how small he is :D.

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Is this the same man I have seen arguing with punters when they have pointed out a recognised problem with the game on the forum?

Sorry if thats a stupid question, im not good with names.

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Hahahaha, insane choice. Makes the honour that old chippy owner got a few years back seem reasonable. Bet she's had more food nicked off her table too

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People basing this on their forum interactions with Miles are being very, very daft. The guy has done a ridiculous amount of work outside of Sports Interactive.

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Congratulations Miles.

That is really great news :D

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Congratulations on progressing through to the finals! Encourage! For the fans! No pressure!

Feedback:

Miles Jacobsen: Looked delighted. Happy. Looking complacent

Ov: Delighted, Confused

Paul: None, didn't seem to be listening.

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Thank you to all those congratulating.

It really is very humbling, and is further recognition for the whole SI team around the world. I'm a bit lost for words at the moment, so I'll leave it at that for now.

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Miles if the media ask you how you feel you must not tell them you are 'Pleased'. God only knows what would happen to SI afterwards if you do! :D

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"You stand here before me ready to receive your OBE. Surely this is a dream for you?"

"I wouldn't say it was a dream exactly, the opportunity arose but it's just a job."

"Sorry?"

"I think it would be ideal for you to move to Sports Interactive, Your Majesty, I have a great friendship with you."

"I'm afraid I don't understand."

"I want all my players to know that my door is always open and they can come to me with anything. I'm going to re-shape this palace from top to bottom."

I don't think I've ever put so much effort into something so unfunny.

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Congratulations to O.B.E on their new signing and to Miles for gaining the contract!

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What a great honour and well deserved for years of hardwork. Congratulations Miles

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WTG! Can we have a hotfix now?

j/k :)

Congratulations Miles!

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Person I don't know, gets a title that doesn't mean anything to me for doing something I don't know about.

I'm positively giddy.

Well done!

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Very well done & congratulations, love the game.

deserved it fully

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Thank you to all those congratulating.

It really is very humbling, and is further recognition for the whole SI team around the world. I'm a bit lost for words at the moment, so I'll leave it at that for now.

i made a tribute video for you on youtube weldone mate keep up the great work. also whats your thoughts on the option of being a chaiorman in football manager is it possible or is it a no no. i think it would be worth a try to be honest if it fails then thats the end of it.

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Sorry to sound like an idiot, but I'm American and wanted to know what an O.B.E. is?

If its an award congrats on your well deserved award. Keep churning out those top notch games.

Congratulations again from a loyal fan of your FM games Sir.

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I don't think I believe that he was going to get a knighthood. An O.B.E is quite good by itself so there is really no reason to embellish the story like that is there?
quote_icon.png Originally Posted by heathxxx

I'd report a data issue there too. I'm sure Hollywood Hulk Hogan is American ;)

quote_icon.png Originally Posted by wallywackyman

I think he named himself that. Hulk Hogan is not involved in football management.

This guy's going to become a forum legend for his stunning capacity to miss the joke.

And many congrats to Miles on being awarded an Order of the British Empire.

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