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FM Stories - How Football Manager Saved My Sanity

Real-life players talk about how Football Manager changed their lives. You can also learn about the quirks of the game that have become internet memes. I hope you enjoy reading about these stories.
Started on 1 September 2022 by yewogley
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Real-life players discuss their experiences with Football Manager

While the game is a fun way to spend a weekend, it has its fair share of problems.

  1. First off, FM makes it impossible for players to pivot on the ball. This means they must make decisions that have low probabilities of success.
  2. Secondly, the game requires players to stick to a 2D disc.

The developers of the game, Sports Interactive, have spent the past 22 years building a network of scouts who attend training sessions and real-life games to evaluate the performance of players. The scouts watch a single team or an entire league. They maintain close contact with the development studio and share tips and advice in forums.

One such player is Adam Le Fondre, who was sacked from his first club, Paderborn, because his expectations grew. After leaving Paderborn, he joined Fiorentina. Obviously, this resulted in him being sacked.

FM's scouting is excellent. The game's database contains information about 700,000 real-life players rated on dozens of dimensions. In 2008, Everton revealed that they were using the game's database for scouting purposes. Later, the game's creators agreed to share this information with a new research company, Prozone.

The game's impact on their lives
The recent release of the Football Manager game has been credited with helping some young football players to make a successful transition to the real world. While the role of football manager differs from that of a business executive, it is easy to see how the qualities and skills acquired from playing games can transfer to the real world.

Whether you are a passionate football fan or a casual gamer, Football Manager can shape the way you view the game and your life. Some fans have even gone so far as to land professional jobs and help with paper because of the games they have played. The game is so influential that it's even used as a scouting tool by professional managers like Andre Villas-Boas.

The database used for the game is based on actual football players. This means that players from top-flight teams have their performance stats recorded by Football Manager. In addition, the game also tracks expected goals and assists. This is useful for scouting and signing smarter. It also allows players to see how their players perform in real life and how they will react under pressure.

The game's quirks that have become memes
While the Football Manager series is an extremely popular game, it has maintained a sense of community and spawned tons of memes. One of the most notable quirks of the game is the team talk, which can be very effective in inspiring players to improve their performances. In addition to this, the game also implements new mechanics often, which can be a bit overwhelming for new players.
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