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Football Manager/ FIFA

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#1
Anyone on here play to pass some time during lockdown or play in general? Im still a big fan and playing enjoying Football Manager 16 as its my favourite one! Good to manage small clubs and try to improve them rather than focusing on a big club! Just starting out with St.Albans City of National South to get them in the EFL!
 

madrid_gill

Vital Squad Member
#2
I used to play FM, had to keep deleting it though, as I have absolutely zero willpower to stop playing. Keep telling myself that playing a couple of matches a day, I could get through a season every month, but find it impossible to stick to playing just 2 matches a day.
 

SE1_Gills

Vital Squad Member
#3
I play FM, currently FM20.

Always start with Gills, got sacked after the first season. Liberty. Quarantine. The new normal. Stay Alert. Go to work. Don’t go to work. Scally out.

Anyway, I went back to work and got a job with Luton who were in the championship. Got them promoted after a couple of seasons and kept them up. Resigned, got a job with West Ham. Currently on course to finish 5th and hopefully win the Uefa cup or whatever it's called these days.

They built brexit into the game so I wonder how they will build the pandemic into the next version- if there is one- surely they can't ignore it.

FM reminds me of work in a weird way- stats, gambling on an outcome etc. Probably why I like it. I also struggle to sit and watch anything on TV without something else to occupy myself so it works quite well.
 

alphabet_king

Vital 1st Team Regular
#4
I used to play FM, had to keep deleting it though, as I have absolutely zero willpower to stop playing. Keep telling myself that playing a couple of matches a day, I could get through a season every month, but find it impossible to stick to playing just 2 matches a day.
I just stopped playing football manager years ago after i too geg totally addicted. Absolutely impossible to be a responsible adult with social life and kids when you own that game.

During isolation ive played tonnes of fifa. My kids do the ultimate team so we all do it together.

I also been playing a bunch of retro games from when i was growing up. I downloaded sim city and completed that fairly quickly. And age of empires was interesting for a bit. Ive been playing a lot of two point hospital which is the modern version of theme hospital. That game can go on for hours.

Ive even taken up fortnite in the last 2 days for a laugh just so i can get good enough to wind my 12 year old up as he and his chums think they are the dogs goolies at it (they arent).
 

madrid_gill

Vital Squad Member
#6
During isolation ive played tonnes of fifa. My kids do the ultimate team so we all do it together.
I'd been playing quite a bit of FIFA too, up until about 2 weeks ago. Qualified for the Weekend League, played 30 games over the course of the weekend, and seem to have done some kind of injury to my left thumb as a result, so have had to give it a rest.

Probably a sign, I'm too old for this kind of thing.
 

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#7
With Football Manager I have to set up from scratch with tactics, training and play the full match! Always good when a formation works that you have set up yourself!
 

NickDay85

Vital Youth Team
#9
FM for me. Currently in my third season as Gills. Sitting 9th in the Championship with a game to go. The board are happy that we’re now an established Championship side a year ahead of schedule. Won League one in the first season staying unbeaten throughout. Side was pretty much our side now but with Ryan Edmondson on loan from Leeds who got 23 goals. Think we had 112 points or something. I take pictures/screenshots as I go so I’ll post the progress.
 

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#12
Training was always too much of a pain for me, always used to leave that to the coaches
Takes a long to set up if you start from scratch! Always challenging when you have a striker who you want to train as a false 9 and play deeper!

I usually play a 4-1-2-3 formation!
Back 4 with 2 wing backs, deep playmaker in front of the centre halves, 2 central midfielders, one in a box to box role, the other an advanced playmaker, the front 3 consists of a false 9, 2 advanced wide players who play as inside forwards! No out and out attacking players, just plenty of support play! Very much possession based!
 

HerrLjunga

Vital Squad Member
#13
Long term FM (and formerly Champ Man) addict here, bought FM20 during lockdown (and spent the first two hours looking up Gills players past and present) , but have returned to FM17 where I am on the verge of a second successive promotion with Hereford.

I love a challenge so usually either edit or download a database that will give me the entire pyramid down to levels 9/10, so I can start with the likes of Sheppey Utd or Sittingbourne. Quite like the occasional French save with Calais or an Italian one with San Marino Calcio.

I have never started a save as Gills boss because I'm so anal I know I'd be unable to manage them without deferring to what was happening in real life. I have previously joined them a few seasons into a save before, usually after most of the real life players have moved on.

I dread to think how many precious hours of my brief existence I have wasted playing FM, but goddamn if a last minute winner in a crucial game doesn't have me leaping off the sofa as if it were Gills in real life.
 

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#14
Long term FM (and formerly Champ Man) addict here, bought FM20 during lockdown (and spent the first two hours looking up Gills players past and present) , but have returned to FM17 where I am on the verge of a second successive promotion with Hereford.

I love a challenge so usually either edit or download a database that will give me the entire pyramid down to levels 9/10, so I can start with the likes of Sheppey Utd or Sittingbourne. Quite like the occasional French save with Calais or an Italian one with San Marino Calcio.

I have never started a save as Gills boss because I'm so anal I know I'd be unable to manage them without deferring to what was happening in real life. I have previously joined them a few seasons into a save before, usually after most of the real life players have moved on.

I dread to think how many precious hours of my brief existence I have wasted playing FM, but goddamn if a last minute winner in a crucial game doesn't have me leaping off the sofa as if it were Gills in real life.
Always manage outside the football league then its more of an achievement to reach the EFL!
 

madrid_gill

Vital Squad Member
#15
I love a challenge so usually either edit or download a database that will give me the entire pyramid down to levels 9/10, so I can start with the likes of Sheppey Utd or Sittingbourne. Quite like the occasional French save with Calais or an Italian one with San Marino Calcio.
Don't go quite that far down myself, but used to start either in National League north or south, or occasionally in the Spanish 2ºB (the 4-division, 80-club 3rd tier in Spain)
 

HerrLjunga

Vital Squad Member
#18
Subbuteo was more my level. Still got 2 teams, so if I did ever play it again it's 1970s Gills v Brazil (with wire goalkeepers!)
Erm....so I may be a bit of a Subbuteo addict too...got a whole stadium in the loft, plus all the extras and dozens of teams. A few years ago I was off work for a bit and set to work -painting nearly 1000 supporters as well as sorting out an "away end" as pictured (yes, the segregation netting is from a bag of satsumas).:ROFLMAO:
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Buddha

Vital 1st Team Regular
#19
Erm....so I may be a bit of a Subbuteo addict too...got a whole stadium in the loft, plus all the extras and dozens of teams. A few years ago I was off work for a bit and set to work -painting nearly 1000 supporters as well as sorting out an "away end" as pictured (yes, the segregation netting is from a bag of satsumas).:ROFLMAO:
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That is superb, Herr!

I love the innovation and resourcefulness of the satsuma netting. Absolutely brilliant!
 

SE1_Gills

Vital Squad Member
#20
I used to love subbuteo when I was a child, I had the "astroturf" pitch which was superior to playing on the standard cloth. *taps nose*