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People who work for Si

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Hey all

I have acquired a player called Vincenzo Rispoli, and back in FM 09 I acquired a player with the same name. Now, is anyone from SI this person, as last year I had a similar expierence with Neil Brock who does work for SI and was an all conquering beast of a striker. Anyone know if this is a coincidence or regen name templates or an actual SI worker.

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They're actual si workers, type faceinthegame in the player search box and you will get a whole bunch of them.

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As well as getting all the SI employees you'll get a bunch of other random players too.

Including a German called Malte Bunjes. He turns up every game.

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As well as getting all the SI employees you'll get a bunch of other random players too.

Including a German called Malte Bunjes. He turns up every game.

He could be a researcher. I know that SI include researchers in the game.

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He could be a researcher. I know that SI include researchers in the game.

Possibly... but he's always a regen. I don't think he is there right at the beginning.

edit: just searched faceinthegame and found that one of my players, an Irish regen called Bernard Brennan, is in the distinguished club too.

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Possibly... but he's always a regen. I don't think he is there right at the beginning.

Yeah, not all SI employees come in to the game from the start and most of them are regens that appear gradually in the game. There is a thread in the GD somewhere. I will try to find it and see if anyone has found him in game.

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Thats awesome.

I did not know of this.

A quick search though, and it's thrown up a couple of names I recognise from previous games - Glenn Stiemens and Roberto Gondola.

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this came as a huge surprise to me as svein kvernoey became the son i never had as we conquered europe together at inter milan not knowing all the long that i could just find him in the credits section

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Hmm... puzzled over Iranian Bardi Golriz. The Iranian league doesn't come with the game, so why would there be an Iranian employee of SI?

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Hmm... puzzled over Iranian Bardi Golriz. The Iranian league doesn't come with the game, so why would there be an Iranian employee of SI?

I think they are given random nationalities :thup:.

Edit: Bardi Golriz is an employee of SI. I have also found a few researchers in my game. Philip Rolfe seems to be the main SI employee in my games.

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Stiemens is an SI employee, I don't know about Gondola but he sounds like a researcher or a translator.

I'm fairly sure Golriz is an SI employee, but not certain. Regardless, SI don;t care what nationality you are when they hire you, because that's illegal :D, and they research leagues that are not in the game. He could even potentially be the Arabic translator, if Arabic is in the game as a language.

Nationalities or at least second nationalities, as well as favourite clubs and clubs they are likely to come through at, are pre-defined. You'll notice Craig Hunter plays for Rangers quite a bit and is Scottish, Phillip Rolfe often shows up at Chelsea, I've seen Glenn Stiemens at Reading twice...

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Stiemens is an SI employee, I don't know about Gondola but he sounds like a researcher or a translator.

I'm fairly sure Golriz is an SI employee, but not certain. Regardless, SI don;t care what nationality you are when they hire you, because that's illegal :D, and they research leagues that are not in the game. He could even potentially be the Arabic translator, if Arabic is in the game as a language.

He(Golriz) does work for SI, SCIAG. I edited my post.

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Stiemens is an SI employee, I don't know about Gondola but he sounds like a researcher or a translator.

I'm fairly sure Golriz is an SI employee, but not certain. Regardless, SI don;t care what nationality you are when they hire you, because that's illegal :D, and they research leagues that are not in the game. He could even potentially be the Arabic translator, if Arabic is in the game as a language..

They don't speak Arabic in Iran - they speak Persian...

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They don't speak Arabic in Iran - they speak Persian...

By the same token, they don't speak Welsh in Wales. Arabic is spoken, and moreover read, in Iran, it just isn't the main language.

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By the same token, they don't speak Welsh in Wales. Arabic is spoken, and moreover read, in Iran, it just isn't the main language.

Wouldn't it then make much more sense to hire an Arabic translator from an Arab country? There are plenty to choose from - everywhere between Mauritania and Iraq except for Israel has a 50% plus knowledge of Arabic...

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Phillip Rolfe often shows up at Chelsea,

just realised he was my big money signing for villa xD awesome stats, but rubbish for me, i blame him for my sacking xD

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Wouldn't it then make much more sense to hire an Arabic translator from an Arab country? There are plenty to choose from - everywhere between Mauritania and Iraq except for Israel has a 50% plus knowledge of Arabic...

It might be less likely to find an Iranian who knows enough Arabic to translate from English to it, but it is still perfectly possible. Given that we were only talking about a hypothetical situation, I don't see why you're making that point...

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Just about to roll over into the year 2020 in my game in Portugal, and thought I'd share my faceinthegame with you all:

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Quite pleased to see Marc Duffy in there, although I'm not sure any of the others are particularly prominent employees at SI

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this came as a huge surprise to me as svein kvernoey became the son i never had as we conquered europe together at inter milan not knowing all the long that i could just find him in the credits section

Svein Kvernoey was a black striker I had in FM09, his goals got my Swindon team into the premier league and, eventually, to the PL title. He was also my captain... let him go to Leeds after about 5 or 6 seasons as he was no longer good enough for the team I built around him where he also became their captain.

Looked this year and he's a blonde haired white guy who plays left wing (or he was on the save I looked for him) - also didn't know he was a SI staffer.. he likes Leeds, I don't like him :p

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I had a similar expierence with Neil Brock who does work for SI and was an all conquering beast of a striker.

What? Neil sucks at football :D

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I always suck in game, and end upat Elgin or such - alway sign as many faceingame players as I can. Only one has ever went on to be a first team regular.... *shakes fish at Sandy*

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What? Neil sucks at football :D

Ask him about it, I sent him a screenie last year. I am sure he treasures it.

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What? Neil sucks at football :D

I am a beast of a striker I'll have you know! 11 goals in my last four five-a-side matches for my Thursday team! How ruddy rude! :p

Oh for what it's worth, all player skills are completely random for SI employees, it's just like any other 'generated' name in the database, only difference is ours has date of birth (day/month) and favourite team.

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Just about to roll over into the year 2020 in my game in Portugal, and thought I'd share my faceinthegame with you all:

v7Q5i.png

Quite pleased to see Marc Duffy in there, although I'm not sure any of the others are particularly prominent employees at SI

I should ban you for saying that, that's slanderous to a number of very prominent SI employees, especially Johan!

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Svein Kvernoey was a black striker I had in FM09, his goals got my Swindon team into the premier league and, eventually, to the PL title. He was also my captain... let him go to Leeds after about 5 or 6 seasons as he was no longer good enough for the team I built around him where he also became their captain.

Looked this year and he's a blonde haired white guy who plays left wing (or he was on the save I looked for him) - also didn't know he was a SI staffer.. he likes Leeds, I don't like him :p

he was a brunette white striker for me, so then positions are always different? wonder what he's like in my current game...

EDIT: he's a right-back, looks the same but terribly awful

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They don't speak Arabic in Iran - they speak Persian...

Or Farsi.

If you are going to be a smart alec, don't be dumb too.

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I'm rarely in anyone's games :(

And when I am, I'm terrible. SI so racist towards the Welsh :(

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why would you want to turn it off? Unless you went looking for names there would be no difference at all to the game running without them.

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Is there an option to turn of this "faceinthegame" regen stuff ?

No, there isn't. At least not with standard settings - there's probably some file in the db folders you could edit to get rid of it.

Not sure why you would want to though, as it doesn't take anything away from the game.

Out of curiosity, has anyone seen Miles come through in game, or is he not included as a faceinthegame?

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Oh wow, Matt Lucas is a SI worker (Not the comedian) on FM10 he was my best regen. Striker that was in my first team after 3 seasons

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That makes me feel ill

haha is this the part of the game that shows your true feelings towards the better half of the old firm (sorry cheap joke!!)

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Just about to roll over into the year 2020 in my game in Portugal, and thought I'd share my faceinthegame with you all:

v7Q5i.png

Quite pleased to see Marc Duffy in there, although I'm not sure any of the others are particularly prominent employees at SI

Paulo is PMLF (the Brazil HR), Stu Coleman posts on here quite a bit, and John Schofield had an amusing scout report in 09.

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Paulo is PMLF (the Brazil HR), Stu Coleman posts on here quite a bit, and John Schofield had an amusing scout report in 09.

Cory Skilton is the Australian Researcher as well. I think.

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Ah cool. I didn't realise that I did know more of those people than I thought, it's just difficult to link names to usernames :thup:

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Just searched in my game and I found 223 people. There's a fair few who I recognise and well alot that I don't.

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We'll I'll be damned!! Never knew this!! Every day & that :D

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Just to note that these newgens are just regular newgens created in the game but instead of getting a random name, they are given a name chosen from a pool of names set in the config files with the "FUTURE_REGEN" option. It was expanded lately (for FM10 or FM11, can't recall 100% right now) so you could also define some other basic data for these newgens other than just the name and favourite team. It's a nice easter egg type of thing and doesn't affect the game itself as these are treated just the same as any other newgens (apart from a few selected SI names giving a specific scouting report as some have noted above).

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