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I'm Liverpool and currently second in the league 6 points behind Man Utd
Second season, got that elusive 4th spot. Third season I finished 9th?! What the fuck? Now this season, I've beaten Liverpool away, Villa away... then the following match, I lose 4-1 to Bolton at home. This game makes NO SENSE.
Just imagine, your highly respectable win at Villa Park probably sat about two thirds down the listing of MOTD whilst your travesty of a home performace got top spot and a five minute Alan Hansen droning about the positioning of your centrebacks.
The game seems to designate bogey teams almost at random. I went to Anfield and got a 1-1, could easily have edged it. Went to Eastlands and got tonked 4-0, didn't get a sniff of it. The bastards were playing Gelson Fernandes and Michael Johnson in central midfield for fuck sake.
There's no room on the pitch for 2 centre-backs when you're drawing 1-1 with Bolton going into the last 10 minutes of a match, matey (although that's largely because Diakhate had to go off injured and I'd used all my subs).
Listen to this though, right: Bolton scored their first goal after Gomes claimed a cross, only to kick it straight out for a corner. Is that sort of thing supposed to happen or is it just because I didn't pay for my copy of the game? At least seems to be over his habit of standing on the edge of his area with the ball at his feet, waiting for someone to tackle him and knock the ball into the empty net.
I like the idea of somebody programing Gomes to maliciously play it out for a corner if you're playing a pirated version.
That Gomes is fucking awful.
And irl, obvs. I think it's because I didn't pay for my copy of the game.
I've got an MA to do, I can't be having with that time vampire again.
10th in the Prem at Christmas time. Wish Keith Fahey would sign the new contract already though, fuck knows who he thinks he's holding out for
Nah no no
No I'm not a wheeler and dealer. Fuck off.
ER OH No I didn't mean it like that! I didn't mean it like that Zapsta
season 1 - prem 5th league cup
season 2 - prem 1st fa cup
season 3 - prem 1st champions league league cup
season 4 - prem 1st league cup world club champion
season 5 - prem 1st champions league
season 6 - prem 1st champions league world club champion
season 7 - 11 points clear in february world club champion
best buys Akinfeev (gk) Kjaer (dc) Dzeko (st) Lukaku (st) Rodwell (mc/dm/dc) most of the rest of the squad are already at the club now (nasri and walcott getting 15+ a season helps)
for no good reason
when I got Rovers to win the prem, about 15 years ago, largely because I realised they were bollocks.
Downloaded the unofficial transfer update, also Spurs so I've got Gallas and van der vart :D
Season 1 - Bought in Gourcuff and Otamendi. Won the prem, FA cup and CL.
Season 2 - Let Campbell and Gallas go, sold Almunia. Bought Akinfeev. End of Jan, currently 7th, board are becoming unsettled BUT IGNORING that I have 2 games in hand because of the World Club thing.
I started a game as Spurs, thinking I could build them over time. Won the prem on goal difference on the last day of the season
Notts County, 8 years after taking the job I've won the Premier League and Champion's League (and lead England to the European Championship in my moonlighting position. About 23 games into the England job and still unbeaten) in the same season. Team includes Akinfeev, Ever Banega, Javier Pastore, David Luiz, Sergio Aguero and a load of youngsters I've nurtured. And we have about £100m in the bank.
I still fucking lose every League Cup 3rd round game at least 4-0 to Nobody Town FC every season though.
The Carling Cup.
Yes the boards of the top clubs no longer see it as a priority, but the managers still do.
Nothing worse than getting Chelsea in the fourth round, sending out a load of kids and they're play Drogba and Anelka up front
Why are you sending out Defoe, Modric et al in the fifth round to me at home
Why can't I just look at the teamsheet and concede right there and then
But almost without fail the big guns play full strength
Maybe it's a reputational thing?
I'll look into it for FM11 though...
They should be playing a mixture of experience and youth in FM10 if I recall correctly
I mean, my Arsenal-loving friends are keen to tell me that Wenger doesn't want to buy really expensive players because he wants to have a team that plays together, and that prima-donnas are let go, or something like that.
Now I can't say if this is actually true of Arsenal but it implies that there must be a certain amount of a team that's made up by the personalities of the players. Just wondered if the FM games are able to simulate that at all?
Players personalities are set in our database and can lead to fallings out with teammates, the user etc. One of the big new features for the upcoming game is the ability to have proper conversations to resolve that kind of thing.
Press conference revamp, they're really good now
Newgen revamp so that national traits are included
Squad registration/squad numbers are split so it works as it should in real life
Loads of new stuff on the match analysis chalkboards
Tell us more about them.
But all of the questions and answers have been reviewed and revisions made on most of them for them to be much more in situ
But my enjoyment of the game has increased massively since downloading a logo pack from an unofficial site.
I'm so petty
It's effing legal/licensing issues that prevent us from having them. I always use 3rd party facepacks etc at home.
But the quality of the logo pack has made me want to invest (my bandwidth)
Just finished my third season after doing the double. EXCITING STUFF.
Interestingly* it was Van det Vaart that sparked my ascension from 4th in season 2 to 1st in season 3...
(*it isn't really, is it)
I never should have sold Corluka :'(
Are you still on the dole or has someone given you a job.
I'm not really interested in the game if I'm not turning my beloved Spurs into the best team in the world, tbh.
I had to sell Modric to Chelsea in Jan because he had basically gone on strike, in spite of my pleas Spurs were going somewhere with me at the helm.
Who scored the own goal on the last day of the season for Chelsea that allowed me to win the league on goal difference? :DDDDDDDD
of you bellowing and jumping around your room, hurling abuse at Modric. Please tell me this happened.
I tonked Wigan like 5-0 or something, thinking yes, got second place.
Like a million messages, I clocked I'd won the league. Couldn't believe it. Clicked on the Chelsea game 1-0 Bolton Modric (o.g 81) resulted in a hearty belly laugh
I got as far as favoured personnel when I lead Bolton to 6 trophies in 3 years but was instantly forgotten when I got sacked for issuing an ultimatum over the transfer budget. I'm now at Atletico Madrid, where I've also become favoured personnel (although not before Ricardo Quaresma, who I rescued from obscurity) after winning the league/Champions league double.
I'm also quite irked at how the fans regard every sale I make as "an aberration". Diego Forlan was 35 and he didn't start a single league game last season, so why's it such a big deal that I'm getting rid of him?
I thought little digital Marca journos were going to come out of the computer and burn me alive
to be able to go on insane post-match rants
^Nine millionth time I've made some sort of reference to it
Just type all sorts of cusses in the post-match press conferences and the game picks up on the swears!
Or are you using CM 01/02. There's a text entry box at the bottom of the screen in press conferences in FM, or at least there should be!
Where do you type it?
i haven't been on fm in a while but it's getting fired up right now!
the only two i attend are 'welcome to the club' and if i make several big signings and get to introduce them all together, after that it's the computers job to take care of itself and make outrageous claims about who might win world player of the year in the middle of august
The press conferences are a platform for praising or criticising players
and you can interact with players individually if you want to praise/slag them
that was always the worst part of the game
I was supposed to go to a gig tonight. Im gonna sit around in my pants playing fm10 - drinking crap beer and listening to Therapy? thanks alot.
Someone from my school, Alistair Slowe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Slowe is now playing for Northampton and he is one of the worst footballers I have ever known. I'm just going to arbitrarily put him in every team I get and try and win a champs league with him as a regular.
But I think they play too low down the leagues now
its 1998. your sitting in your pants in the summer holidays playing 24 hour champ manager. you've won everything with your club. your the england manager. you're in your 2nd world cup. you've battered everyone in the last 2 years 6/7/8-0. you've made it to the semi final no problem where you are playing Italy. ask yourself one question:
"how many more times am i going to turn the computer off and back on before i accept that it is impossible not to lose 4-0 to Italy, finishing the game at least one player down?"
if any mediocre player showed a flash of talent in your midtable battlers
Proof FM is realistic
A set-piece editor, works like the general tactic editor that was new last year but for all your set-piece needs
Hoping for a bit of a cup run to fund some contracts. First round thrash Noone town 7-0 and then get drawn Bayern Munich is the second round! That's the end of my cup run then..... Also, I have Emerson playing in holding midfield.