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(Metro)   Azerbaijani soccer club names 21-year-old as its new manager. Previous experience: 10 years of Football Manager, a computer soccer management simulator   (metro.co.uk) divider line 30
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2012-11-23 06:08:56 PM  
How long til he's at Chelsea?
 
2012-11-23 06:28:11 PM  

marius2: How long til he's at Chelsea?


Over in one
 
2012-11-23 06:29:40 PM  
I'm still waiting on that call to save the world from dragons. I have extensive training from Skyrim.
/and my own loincloth
//I can also save the world from the other realms with hand to hand combat.
///FINISH HIM!
 
2012-11-23 06:34:06 PM  
And his first two signings are Ron Benson and Tony Hedges.
 
2012-11-23 07:03:34 PM  
Some version of Football Simulator is always near the top of active torrents for video game software, and I've never understood why. I get playing FIFA or something, but a spreadsheet game about sports? That's gotta be worse than EVE.
 
2012-11-23 07:22:47 PM  
It's kind of like fantasy [football|hockey|whatever], with the added bonus that you can pretend to be your preferred club instead of hoping you draft one or two of its players.
 
2012-11-23 07:25:16 PM  

grinding_journalist: Some version of Football Simulator is always near the top of active torrents for video game software, and I've never understood why. I get playing FIFA or something, but a spreadsheet game about sports? That's gotta be worse than EVE.


Blame /sp/
 
2012-11-23 07:36:35 PM  
Football Manager is amazing. I wish that there was a hockey equivalent
 
2012-11-23 07:41:56 PM  
He's gonna be shocked when he realizes regens and newgens aren't real.
 
2012-11-23 07:55:55 PM  
purefantasyfootball.com

your welcome
 
2012-11-23 08:23:45 PM  
I still play 03/04. Imagine if they made this game for college (American) football.

My life would be over. It can't be that complicated to convert, and you know there are college kids who would soak it up and drop out
 
2012-11-23 08:24:24 PM  
Also, this kid is now tracking down Daniel Braathen's whereabouts
 
2012-11-23 08:26:04 PM  

runaway06: Football Manager is amazing. I wish that there was a hockey equivalent


Don't wish for it. It exists and isn't that much fun. Part of the problem with hockey and american football is due to the in-game sim. Do you want every play or few plays? If it's every play, then you waste your whole time watching dots. If you see no play, then you can't make adjustments.
 
2012-11-23 08:36:30 PM  
Is there a college football or Formula 1 game in the Football Manager game?
 
2012-11-23 08:43:42 PM  

Tozmo: I still play 03/04. Imagine if they made this game for college (American) football.


They made one for NFL football in EA NFL Head Coach. It got two editions, but they bombed horribly.
 
2012-11-23 09:25:37 PM  

IlGreven: Tozmo: I still play 03/04. Imagine if they made this game for college (American) football.

They made one for NFL football in EA NFL Head Coach. It got two editions, but they bombed horribly.


That was just Madden without the ability to play as the QB though. This is different. I feel
 
2012-11-23 10:07:44 PM  

Tozmo: IlGreven: Tozmo: I still play 03/04. Imagine if they made this game for college (American) football.

They made one for NFL football in EA NFL Head Coach. It got two editions, but they bombed horribly.

That was just Madden without the ability to play as the QB though. This is different. I feel


Well, sure, if you take all the boring day-to-day shiat out of it. With true management sims, the boring day-to-day shiat is the entire point.
 
2012-11-23 10:20:15 PM  

runaway06: Football Manager is amazing. I wish that there was a hockey equivalent


I am with you a million times over. They did make one for awhile, and it was good.
 
2012-11-23 10:22:10 PM  

UncleStumpy: runaway06: Football Manager is amazing. I wish that there was a hockey equivalent

I am with you a million times over. They did make one for awhile, and it was good.


The guys who make Out of the Park Baseball are making a hockey management game I believe.
 
2012-11-23 10:35:38 PM  
I play a basketball version of that kind of game, so I'm expecting a call from the Kings any day now.
 
2012-11-23 10:39:43 PM  
If gaming experience counts for real life, I should become El Presidente on some island.

We can call the island 'Tropico'!

/I hate the rowboat...
 
2012-11-23 11:15:53 PM  
I've always felt that hiring former big name players to coach is the wrong way to go. Just because you won the physical genetic lottery doesn't mean you actually understand the nuances of the game more than a more intelligent person who physically flamed out of the sport at a lower/earlier level.

That said, this will end poorly. It's a kid. I'd feel better if the guy's resume was "tremendous success in something significant but largely unrelated to soccer + 10 years of Football Manager".
 
2012-11-23 11:56:22 PM  
Does that mean with my 8 years of Playing out of the park baseball I'm fit to be a gm of a MLB team?

I have a .734 record and Have won the championship 10 times out of 17 attempts
I've brought a team from basement to the finals in three years game time.
 
2012-11-24 12:53:46 AM  
The Football Manager series is the most addictive thing I have ever played, hands down.

The one I spent the most time with was the 07-08 version. When you loaded up the save game, they had little quips next to your total in-game play time describing how much time you had spent. As your play-time on a single save added up, they got more amusing. IIRC, one at around the 2-week mark said "Added Football Manager to CV" or something, so this is just real life imitating art.
 
2012-11-24 01:17:57 AM  

runaway06: Football Manager is amazing. I wish that there was a hockey equivalent


Eastside Hockey manager was a big one, but I think it was discontinued a few years ago.
 
2012-11-24 02:34:06 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Is there a college football or Formula 1 game in the Football Manager game?


I have NCAA 11 and it essentially has it built into the dynasty mode. You can edit your coaching tendencies and create a playbook, then start at a small school or wherever and work your way up trying to recruit future players, win as many games as possible and complete your contract goals. I just like the aspect of calling the right play or audibles, without having the responsibility to always accurately read the coverages on every down.
 
2012-11-24 04:57:13 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: The Football Manager series is the most addictive thing I have ever played, hands down.

The one I spent the most time with was the 07-08 version. When you loaded up the save game, they had little quips next to your total in-game play time describing how much time you had spent. As your play-time on a single save added up, they got more amusing. IIRC, one at around the 2-week mark said "Added Football Manager to CV" or something, so this is just real life imitating art.


back when Football Manager was Championship Manager I played the hell out of the 2000/2001 version. The highlights of my 20 season odyssey as Man United manager included: beating Liverpool 15 years in a row at Anfield, becoming England manager and playing Titus Bramble up front for a laugh and getting subsequently sacked, and playing Sunderland in the European Super Cup, Charity Shield, FA Cup semi final, League Cup semi Final, Champions League Semi Final, and then losing the league to them on goal difference, all in one season.
 
2012-11-24 07:52:03 AM  
Back about 10 years ago there was a great (American) football sim called Front Office Football. It was an independent game at first, and then EA (I think) distributed it for a couple of years, and then it went back to independent, and then it went away. I played as (1990s-early 2000s) Bill Parcells in that one, switching teams every 4-5 years, taking over some of the worst teams, building them back up, and then leaving.

Meanwhile, I've been playing Championship Manager/Football Manager since 00/01. Right now in Football Manager 10 I have West Ham in 2026/2027 as the biggest club in the world, multiple time Premiership/FA Cup/Champions League winners. I expect a job any day now.
 
2012-11-24 09:46:33 AM  

runaway06: Football Manager is amazing. I wish that there was a hockey equivalent


There was, it was called NHL Eastside. SI stopped making it after a year because while it was widely _played_, it was not widely _bought_.

Just bought FM13 a little while ago, but haven't got too into it. FM11 took many, many weeks of my life.
 
2012-11-24 10:36:03 AM  

Jayzbo: UNC_Samurai: Is there a college football or Formula 1 game in the Football Manager game?

I have NCAA 11 and it essentially has it built into the dynasty mode. You can edit your coaching tendencies and create a playbook, then start at a small school or wherever and work your way up trying to recruit future players, win as many games as possible and complete your contract goals. I just like the aspect of calling the right play or audibles, without having the responsibility to always accurately read the coverages on every down.


NCAA needs some major upgrades to dynasty, however. They need to add stadium and athletic facilities upgrades/renovations/construction and give you a little bit of control over TV rights.

IlGreven: Tozmo: IlGreven: Tozmo: I still play 03/04. Imagine if they made this game for college (American) football.

They made one for NFL football in EA NFL Head Coach. It got two editions, but they bombed horribly.

That was just Madden without the ability to play as the QB though. This is different. I feel

Well, sure, if you take all the boring day-to-day shiat out of it. With true management sims, the boring day-to-day shiat is the entire point.


NFL Head Coach was just pure shiat on a stick, and was a throwaway to EA in the exclusive licensing agreement of 2005. The interface was utter garbage, and it was not user-friendly - and this is coming from someone who played most of the Paradox/Strategy First strategic warfare games.
 
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