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I'm 36 and been playing CM/FM way back in time of the mighty Amiga 500 and floppy disks era, I seem to remember playing Champ Manager Italia as my first edition, in the days of Sensible Soccer

Wow feeling old now....

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50 minutes ago, Weller1980 said:

I'm 36 and been playing CM/FM way back in time of the mighty Amiga 500 and floppy disks era, I seem to remember playing Champ Manager Italia as my first edition, in the days of Sensible Soccer

Wow feeling old now....

I loved sensible soccer on the Atari ST...my first love! Along with Kick off, Dungeon Master and Brian Cloughs Football Fortune.  Memories :-)

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I am 26, and have been playing CM/FM since the around the turn of the century.

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39.  Played it from the first Champ Man and have bought every single edition except for 2015.  Not as into the game as I used to be, find it a lot more of a frustrating experience these days but it's still amazing when everything clicks.

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7 hours ago, cpfcfm2009 said:

I loved sensible soccer on the Atari ST...my first love! Along with Kick off, Dungeon Master and Brian Cloughs Football Fortune.  Memories :-)

Sensible Soccer, Sensible World of Soccer, Kick Off 1 & 2, they were truly awesome days. 

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I am 34 and been playing football management games since the ZX spectrum. I still purchase the game every year although the playing time goes down.

My 10 year old son has become obsessed with FM and will happily talk about newgens, wonderkids, and tactics for hours.

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46 the week after next. Been playing management games since the original game on the Spectrum, and have played an insane amount of them inbetween including loads of mail order ones for the same machine and the Amiga. 

First of the 'Collyer' breed was the original Champ Man, but it was the 93/94 game with the real player names that it really took off, and then there was Champ Man 01/02, the daddy of them all. 

In FM terms I've had every one since FM05 apart from FM09 which I missed for some reason. 

FM15 my favourite of the lot in terms of overall gameplay and ME, FM16 my favourite for presentation. 

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40 years young 

I can blame CM (and to a lesser extent FM) for dour grades in GCSEs, A-levels and a failed degree :)

The game has improved my understanding of football and also football has improved my understanding of the game.

Paul Warhurst will NEVER be bettered :)

Edited by Fritz13

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46, the first one I played was CM93, and it was miles ahead of other football management games at the time. The day I bought CM2 I also bought new CD-ROM unit, and it was worth every cent (or Tolar, which was the currency here at the time). I played a lot until CM01/02 and bought every version until FM08, but didn't play that much anymore.

I returned to the series with FM13 and never really stopped playing since. 

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29 first one I've played was the first one where my second cousin's first removed (well relative of sorts) introduced me to it and it was phenomenal at the time, I loved ever since  :D

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36. I've been playing since Champ Man 93, which I moved on to from Premier Manager 2 on the Amiga. I haven't bought every edition, but those I have bought have been played to death. 

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51 and have been with the series from the start when first produced by Domark for the Amiga :)

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I'm 31 and have been playing since 01. fm16 seems is going to be my last of the series. Sad to say, but I don't know how to play it. Only struggling.

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21 hours ago, -Ironhide- said:

14 and loving it since FM15 :) 

Same as you

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21, started playing in FM06. Older kids would look at me like I was some kind of crazy dude for playing that game 11 years old. I enjoy it a lot more now than I used to.

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32.

My first game was CM 96/97, so the coming game will mark 20 years of service.

First management game was Premier Manager for DOS around 1992 (I think).

 

 

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63. I believe the first time this was asked on the forum, I was 53 :-).

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I'm 29 been playing since champ man 00/01, not as addicted as I once was but still get a couple of decent saves a year.

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36 here, playing since 1998, cm3.

I have more time for playing now than when i was younger.

And yes, my wife hates it.

My 11 months daughter likes the colorful small circles moving on the screen :lol:.

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I'm 34 and when I was 27 I swore to myself that by the time I'm 30, I'll stop playing. I'm probably more into it now than I ever have been! Been playing since CM2. Addiction is real.

Edited by WillyBroadband
Added in CM2 ref.

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I'm 27. I've been playing football manager type games since Premier Manager 97. What a game that was! Used to breeze through seasons in about an hour :lol:

I've played every iteration of FM. 

97446-PremierManager97.jpg

Edited by Mattyboy89

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Glad to see I'm not quite the youngest here, I'm 15. FM16 is my first full version of the game, I tried the FM15 demo, didn't like the fact that I couldn't control the players, but this year I came back and fell in love with the game. My first football game was FIFA 07, which remains my favorite. Being an American who's been obsessed with the beautiful game for years, my exposure to football isn't that expansive with only the Premier League, Bundesliga, select Champions/Europa League games and major international tournaments and qualifiers being available to me, so FM has doubled my knowledge and it is the perfect game for someone like me who loves immersive games, vast swaths of data, and realistic detail. I'm very happy that FM is part of my young life and I'm very excited to continue with it as I get older.

Edited by oriole01

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I'm 33 and like many others, I've been playing since the first incarnations of Championship Manager on my Amiga... had every single version since including the early special edition Italy / Spain / France leagues (they used to be separate!)

Certainly had my moneys worth from the franchise and will continue to buy the latest, there may be slow progress some years but time player per pound makes this game amazing value for money! :)

It's also amazing how much football history and knowledge you can pick up from playing the game, I can name players and managers, even coaches and who they were with in years gone by, although sometimes you do confuse a game-generated player for a real one from history from time to time in your head lol.

 

Best player I've ever had in any game was in CM97/98, a left back called Sam Bibbo (I think, he was a game generated player many seasons in) who no word of a lie, scored in every game one season. He was set as free kick taker and penalty taker but when he got on the ball (I played him as a wing back) and if it was near the box, you just knew it would be a goal! :) He never re-produced that form but was always in double figures for the remaining seasons. Fond memories... 

Edited by cgonzalez

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10 hours ago, Mattyboy89 said:

I'm 27. I've been playing football manager type games since Premier Manager 97. What a game that was! Used to breeze through seasons in about an hour :lol:

I've played every iteration of FM. 

97446-PremierManager97.jpg

 

Oh man, i loved that game. Me and my mate went through a buttload of seasons one day, years and years ago.
When we were about to finish the mouse fell down and hit the power button on the computer.
Everything was lost.

Haven't played it since :D

Edited by roykela

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I'm now 74 and if that previous post was correct, I was 64 when this was first asked. I've played every renewal since the first Championship Manger. I must admit that my interest is not as great as five years ago.

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45, today. 

Started with CM01/02 on XBox and then moved on to 02/03, also on Xbox. 

Got my first PC in 2005 when I bought CM01/02 and then later on CM4. 

Left the CM/FM scene until late 2013 when curiosity got the better of me and I purchased FM14. Have not played any other game since and can't see myself doing so for the foreseeable future. I love this game. :thup:

I play mainly when I have time off work, today for instance, and when it's quiet on my night shifts. 

 

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16

Edited by EJM0

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28 and loving the game more than ever, my first was 01/02 a two season long demo! That got me hooked, I played as Arsenal and my friend as Wolves loaned him Pennant and Jeffers and watched him win Division One. Great memories.

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41, playing since before FM05. (CM4 ? I don't remember well...)

Edited by Racatte
Wrong CM numbers...

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37. Played since whenever Championship Manager Italia was out. My interest is waning at the moment but I'll still be keen to see what FM17 looks like.

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24. FM07 was the first FM I played by borrowing my brother's game and have every game starting FM08 myself.

Thought 12 would be my final game as I lost interest at the time, but Classic/Touch brought me back into the series.

Edited by Zek

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I'm 31, i started with Championship manager 3 and only skipped FM12 since

Edited by Allan385

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