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What team to be on Football Manager 2013

Who are you going to manager once Football Manager 2013 is out?

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  • Stam's avatar
    2098 Posts
    As we are anticipating Football Manager 2013 release date, some of us are already thinking about who to manage on the new game.

    So:
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?
    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?
    Are you a fan of lower league management?
    What factors affect your team choice?

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    This post was edited by stam (2012-09-04 01:02, 3 years ago)

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    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?
    - Manchester United, but in a couple of weeks, I shift focus to some team in npower League 2 or BSP. From there, I try games in Africa and Asia.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?
    - Yes, I support Manchester United :)

    Are you a fan of lower league management?
    - Absolutely! I think the game has been made for LLM. Yes, it is fun to have millions and millions with City, PSG and Madrid, but a real manager has to start unemployed and move his way up. If you want to stay on the same save for multiple months, you have got to start lower down.

    What factors affect your team choice?
    - The finances (avoid loans), the media prediction (only try choosing the teams tipped for relegation), the kit colours (everyone has a favourite colour).


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    4581 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?
    - Liverpool F.C., but most probably a diversity of clubs in the Premier League.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?
    - Yes, Liverpool fan right here.

    Are you a fan of lower league management?
    - In contrast to other FM players,I can't say I like LLM very much although I have tried it with two clubs Northampton and Bury, and in both saves I only lasted a season. I prefer mid-table English clubs like Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle etc.

    What factors affect your team choice?
    - Seeing what kind of club they are (e.g. mid-table club, top club, rich club, poor club etc.)


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    372 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    I think I'm going to start as Swansea as they are doing amazing in real life and with Michu they look a good team to manage.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    No I usually try and manage a team and learn about them at the same time rather than managing a team you know. (I support stoke)

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    Yes I am, I usually start with a Premier League team in my first save before managing a lower league team. This year I got to the Premier League with Oxford United in 6 seasons.

    What factors affect your team choice?

    How much I like the team in real life and if they are local to me.


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    574 Posts
    What are you going to be on Manager 2013?

    Most likely being West Ham United, due to the likes of carroll and i supported them all my life, then i'd probably manage swindon due to it being my local team.

    Do you usually start with the team you in real life?

    Yes.

    Do you usually start with the team you in real life?

    Yep - i'm not the best at it, but it is enjoyable finding great that are incredibly better then the average player then the league you are currently in, and earning millions later in the game.

    What factors affect your choice?
    Pretty much what Jamstoe said - How much i like them in real life, and if i try and go for one of the achievements on steam.

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    8 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    I like to have two games going, so I will most defintley have a Chelsea save as well as a League 2 team on the go. Probably Fleetwood.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    Yeah. Most of my first saves aim at managing Chelsea and bringing down the wage bill. I'm a bit like Arsene Wenger in how I buy players. Never spent more than £18 million on a player, and I usually sell for about 2 or 3 times for what I bought. After 5 or 6 seasons, you rarley have to splash out as the youth in the squad keeps coming through.

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    Anything below Blue Square Premier no.

    What factors affect your team choice?

    I like choosing clubs in a poor financial state although I choose Chelsea as they are my team. I think I will defintley be trying out Portsmouth on the new FM.

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    36 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    Depends, if I start in England or somewhere obscure, like Slovenia. If i'm in England, probably Exeter. Slovenia - Maribor.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    Not as a general rule.

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    Yes, very much so. I love the challenge of taking a non league team into the league, having a "rubbish" squad and having a complete overhaul to ensure they are competitive.

    What factors affect your team choice?

    League, Media Prediction, what their squad is like - general age, too many old players is a no go zone, plenty of youngsters is a go zone for me. I prefer squads with younger players over older players, despite the experience of older players.

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    3 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    Liverpool because i am quite desperate to see them succeed in real life and some lower league teams after that.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    Yes, but not always.

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    I was not yet I wanna try something new with FM2013. Hope I am able to succeed with this. LOL!

    What factors affect your team choice?

    Youth Academic Facility and support from chairman.

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    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    Not sure, but the teams I always choose are Nacional, Juventus and West Brom

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    Most of the time yes, I start with Nacional as it is the club I love.

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    Tried it once and didn't like it much but it was a new experience. However, I do enjoy very much playing with West Brom as I consider it a challenge to play in a league full of financial monsters with a modest club.

    What factors affect your team choice?

    If I had to choose a team which is not one of the previously mentioned, I'd say that the media prediction is a key factor. I like managing teams with average-poor media prediction (8th-16th) or with clear relegation chances.

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    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    I'm really looking forward to a challenge, May have to try Rangers, Southampton, Sheff Wednesday, Accrington Stanley

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    Sometimes, Accrington Stanley is always a challenge so i normally save that for a few saves in when i am used to the new features...

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    Yep, much more of a challenge from a players POV. A lot more fun aswell, building a club up and making it your own!

    What factors affect your team choice?

    The main one is the kit for some reason, but i also look at somewhere that are maybe midtable/lower because i enjoy building them up from nothing.

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    26 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    I'll be trying Rangers, my local team KV Mechelen, Inter and i'll try to do the Pentagon Challenge.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    I always start with KV Mechelen, because it's a nice mid-table team at the start. So I see it as an excellent opportunity to discover the new features and new possible stars.

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    I am, but it needs to be a club with a professional status. Because I hate having to let my best players go without a warning or financial compensation...

    What factors affect your team choice?

    Logo, media-prediction, league rules, stadium and the amount of debt.
    Media-prediction: Mid-table or relegation.
    League rules: Not to many rules about the amount of foreigners on the pitch.
    Stadium: It needs to be big enough, because I hate begging the board for for stadium changes.
    Debt: Nobody likes debt...


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    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?

    I normally start off with Hayes & Yeading Utd

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?

    Always either Hayes & Yeading or Arsenal

    Are you a fan of lower league management?

    Absolutely! Love to see how far I can take them

    What factors affect your team choice?

    I gotta know something about the team, they gotta have a little bit of money left for wages to bring in some new faces, but can never bring myself round to managing rival teams of the teams i support ie. spurs, man u, luton....

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    3 Posts
    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?
    Fulham and Levski Sofia
    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?
    Always! I start with my favourite footballer's team or my favourite teams..
    Are you a fan of lower league management?
    Yes, I always have a team from lower leagues..
    What factors affect your team choice?
    League - I never have a team from Italy. I like football in England and my country - Bulgaria.
    Money - I like to start with rich team like Man City, Barcelona exc.

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    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?
    - I will be my local team Walsall :) but going to try a season with West Brom as they are another local team.

    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?
    - Yes, I support Walsall :)

    Are you a fan of lower league management?
    - Of course, its nice to acknowledge that you have put in the work to get a low league team for like example Worcester into the Premier League to accomplish things they would never do in real life.

    What factors affect your team choice?
    - lack of money from chairman, repayment of loans.

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    What team are you going to be on Football Manager 2013?
    Walsall local club, maybe try with manchester united (kagawa van persie and rooney is not to be missed :P ) then try the spanish, german and dutch leagues after that
    Do you usually start with the team you support in real life?
    Yes
    Are you a fan of lower league management?
    Kind of dont enjoy it too much prefer high league management but nothing beats winning back to back promotions if possible and signing young regens that become world class under my guidance :D :D
    What factors affect your team choice?
    Training facilities, chairman loyalty and money available


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