Superstition and routines
#21
16-02-2011, 02:52 PM
Wonder if he's finished a season yet?
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#22
17-02-2011, 10:05 PM
I'm another of the fools who try to stick to a certain regime when handing out the shirts. Never have been a fan of handing out the number one shirt, virtually EVERY keeper I've handed it too has turned cack. 19 usually is one of the numbers which gets handed out after the squad number registration is done, as with 26 - 29. Kids who get a one-off call up get 40-upwards. 14 and 31 get handed out if a favourite big name signing has the number as their preferred number - both numbers are special to me as they are the days Dad's and Mum's birthdays fall on.

2 - RB
3 - LB
4 - CB
5 - CB/LM
6 - CB
7 - RM
8 - CM
9 - ST
10 - ST/AM
11 - LM
12 - RB
13 - LB
15 - RM
16 - DM/CM
17 - GK #2
18 - AM/MC
20 - Supersub Striker
21 - CM/AM
22 - CB
23 - GK #3
24 - CB
25 - Manager's pet/mini-fidsy (if he ever bloody appears in the game)
30 - GK #1

Subs have always been set in a certain way, injuries permitting when allowed five or seven - GK, RB/LB, CB, DM/CM, AM, ST, ST - although in a five-sub league I usually make sure bar the keeper and striker that the other three spots are capable of playing in multiple positions.

I always have the mouse hovering over where I can make tictac changes, habit from the old CM2 days. Always try to take in at least one Woking game a season, and no matter who I'm managing try to get a PSF with them within realistic parameters.

Have and will never manage Stevenage or Aldershot for obvious reasons. Growing up in a strong Man Utd supporting household I won't manage City, Liverpool or Leeds either.

International-wise, I'm a job-hopping whore unless I'm in charge of Spain or England, when it's be either a sacking or out in a casket to get shot of me.
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#23
24-02-2011, 08:08 PM
Not really much different from the rest of you - first team squad numbered traditionally from one to eleven.

Five man subs bench arrayed in order of GK, D(RLC), MC, AM (RL), ST.

Also, for cup penalty shoot outs (and as anyone who has managed in Norn Iron will know, there are a lot of cups) once I've selected my 5 brave souls I tend to leave the room Shrug
"You've got a lot of talent but you fail to see,
You paid for yours, I got mine for free"
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#24
24-02-2011, 09:41 PM
(24-02-2011, 08:08 PM)juvehero Wrote: Also, for cup penalty shoot outs (and as anyone who has managed in Norn Iron will know, there are a lot of cups) once I've selected my 5 brave souls I tend to leave the room Shrug

I do this too, drives my wife bananas as I pace up in down in the next room over.

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#25
25-02-2011, 12:10 PM
(24-02-2011, 09:41 PM)Scratchmonkey Wrote:
(24-02-2011, 08:08 PM)juvehero Wrote: Also, for cup penalty shoot outs (and as anyone who has managed in Norn Iron will know, there are a lot of cups) once I've selected my 5 brave souls I tend to leave the room Shrug

I do this too, drives my wife bananas as I pace up in down in the next room over.

Oh good, it's not just me.
Trying to figure out what the hell a West Midlands is.
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#26
25-02-2011, 12:13 PM
I don't know, SI put a load of programming into the game to make penalty shoot-outs feel as nervy and tense as they do in real life, and you walk out of the room?

Lunatics Mrgreen
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#27
25-02-2011, 12:16 PM
I've been known to do the same thing in real life. Yes, I'm a lunatic.
Trying to figure out what the hell a West Midlands is.
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#28
25-02-2011, 12:18 PM
I can just see ol'd Red Nose in the Champions League final when it goes to penalties:

"The tension is unbearable, I'm off Mickey, just let me know what happens when you get back to the hotel, will ye?"

Mrgreen
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#29
25-02-2011, 12:21 PM (This post was last modified: 25-02-2011, 12:38 PM by juvehero.)
If that's the definition of a lunatic then sign me up.
"You've got a lot of talent but you fail to see,
You paid for yours, I got mine for free"
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#30
25-02-2011, 02:26 PM
In last years FAI Cup final the Sligo Rovers manager went out into the car park for a fag whilst his team won a penalty shoot-out.

Though I think he's a Scouser, so you can make your own minds up what he was really doing.
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#31
02-03-2011, 09:50 PM

Amazing what you notice you do after reading something like this.

Shirt numbers:

1 - 11 are usually given to my first choice 11 with a few rules and exceptions:

2 is always my LB
7 and 11 are wingers/wide midfielders.
8 I try to give to my captain.
13 Never use it.
20, 30, 40 etc are my other goalkeepers.
18, 27 and other multiples of 9 are strikers. I don't give 9 to my best striker as it always seems to jinx them and they suddenly can't hit the side of a bus from 3cm away!
After those little idiosyncracies my reserves are, on the whole, shirt numbers in the 30's and promising youths sometimes get given shirt numbers in the 40's

Sub 1 GK
Sub 2 Defender
Sub 3 A player who can play defence or mid
Sub 4 A Mid
Sub 5 Forward

Penalties, I have to stand and watch it.
A cup of tea before I load and start as FM session.

These systems have developed over too many years of playing CM/FM.
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#32
02-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Mrgreen are you sure you haven't forgotten any?Hmm
Trying to build a successful team, Berwick by Berwick
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#33
03-03-2011, 11:35 AM
An odd one I hadn't ever really thought about, I will only call up the tactics screen if my team is in possession. Never ever will I do it when the opposition is on the ball, they always score immediately (well, I know it's happened before in the past and it stands to reason that it was only because I went to the tactics screen) Twitch

Oh yes, I also always have a cup of tea ready before sitting down to FM, although I will often start loading it before I walk off to the kitchen so that when I return, all is ready. Smile
Trying to figure out what the hell a West Midlands is.
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#34
03-03-2011, 02:29 PM
(03-03-2011, 11:35 AM)Grimm Wrote: An odd one I hadn't ever really thought about, I will only call up the tactics screen if my team is in possession. Never ever will I do it when the opposition is on the ball, they always score immediately (well, I know it's happened before in the past and it stands to reason that it was only because I went to the tactics screen) Twitch

Actually, now that you mention it, I do exactly the same Mrgreen
Trying to build a successful team, Berwick by Berwick
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#35
03-03-2011, 02:48 PM
I developed a new superstition last night:

Always invite Ken along to watch relegation 6 pointers! Mrgreen
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#36
03-03-2011, 02:49 PM
But don't let him turn out the lights Mrgreen
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#37
03-03-2011, 02:53 PM (This post was last modified: 03-03-2011, 02:56 PM by ken66.)
Mrgreen

Iirc I did a bit of soulfusioning: "oh their team have crumbled"...then they scored

and you were 1-0 down and came back to 7-2 Class
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#38
03-03-2011, 02:58 PM
Yeah, I think you also called me unlucky right before I went from 1-0 down to 2-1 up in the space of 5 minutes. Mrgreen
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#39
03-03-2011, 03:43 PM
ah yeah, I forgot about that Mrgreen
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#40
04-03-2011, 12:44 AM
(02-03-2011, 10:03 PM)ken66 Wrote: Mrgreen are you sure you haven't forgotten any?Hmm

That's superstitions and routines for you.Smile
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