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We know this for a fact because someone has run a Football Manager simulation and crunched the numbers to prove it:
Thought it would be a fun way to spend my downtime but I haven't even made it as far as the actual season before getting annoyed and giving up.
Making the formations, trying to get them to learn them, making a different one, haemorrhaging goals in pre-season friendlies, endless press conferences where you can set the tone you reply in (really?).
I tried the basic one but there wasn't enough faffing in that. You can't even do team talks.
You can delegate press conferences to your assistant if you want
Been like that for too long in my opinion. It became more geared towards nerdy gamers than football fans/casual gamers. Especially if you have a job and a life.
it's never a 87 or a few hundred or a million, always a thousand.
but for the fact that fucking MAIDSTONE win 2 Prem titles and a load of other cups!! plastic pitch twats
Ant, you're *savages*
and the record attendance is less than the record season average attendance. MATHS
Would be surprised to see the football league last another hundred in its current form. Too expensive, too oilbally.
27 times fewer than Bromley :(( ffs
I took Inverness Caledonian Thistle to European glory. Then a shock resignation and I did the same with former division 1 rejects St Johnstone. All with Scottish players too.
Does this account for the rise and fall of cities and empires? Do new teams emerge over time while other whole continents are swept into the sea? To what extent have they factored in climate change and if so does the game just grind to a halt in certain scenarios?
I have some suspicions that the game engine may be massively underdeveloped to perform this kind of analysis.
the moment an elderly Royter finally throws up his hands and admits it was all a giant fuckup
is that a computer simulation that can envisage 30 years of consecutive premier league titles being won by Sheffield Utd and Rotherham* cannot envisage anyone breaking the Invincibles unbeaten record or Man U winning 9-0 against Ipswich.
*this would be an amazing rivalry mind
but does the game start randomly generating new young players when it reaches a certain point in the future?
They used to be called regens and would literally just be based on a direct replacement of a retiring player but they're now completely originally generated newgens with a ridiculous level of stuff which contributes to their ability, names, dual-nationalities etc etc
or that regens/newgens weren't the same thing.
of monkeys a load of typewriters, and then finding out that they've written the DaVinci code.
Would love an apology for this attack
No one managed to better Man Utd's 9-0 win over Ipswich in 1995.
Like some guys before the battle of hastings trying to guess what cavalry would be like in 2065 or something
But spoiler warnings a-go-go.