Superstition and routines
#1
15-02-2011, 10:24 AM
This kind of ties in with the thread on rules you set yourself and is similar to a thread we once had at FM-B. Are you a supersttitious player? Do you have to number your starting XI 1-11? Your back-up GK number 13? Does your mouse pointer have to rest on the penalty spot?

iirc there were some really odd and funny things that came to light via this thread last time.
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#2
15-02-2011, 10:57 AM
Most of the time I like to number my strongest XI 1-11 and yes I always have my backup GK wearing the number 13. There have been occasions though where my starting GK has No 23.
Next time I'm playing I'll put some thought into this and see if there is anything else I sub-consciously do
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#3
15-02-2011, 11:02 AM
Yeah, I have loads of them, but I have managed to trim down the superstitions since that thread Mrgreen

I still squad number my players in a certain fashion, for example 1-11 is my first choice 11 as much as possible. It really annoys me when clubs donate a shirt number to their fans. Bayern do it with number 12, and that should be my reserve RB. Goits Angry

I like my squad numbers to be something like:
1 - GK
2 - RB
3 - LB
4 - MC (defensive minded)
5 - CB
6 - CB
7 - RM
8 - CM
9 - ST
10 - ST
11 - LM
12 - RB
13 - GK
14 - LM
15 - CB
16 - CM (defensive minded)
17 - RM
18 - ST
19 - CM (attacking minded)
20 - ST
21 - Not fussed
22 - RB or ST
23 - LB
24 - GK
25 - AM/ST (star flair player)
26 - CB
27 - ST

In matches I always hover the mouse cursor over the side of the screen my team is on. If we're at home it's on the left, if we're away it's on the right. This is from when I was a kid and my mates and I used to play CM on the Amiga. One of my mates insisted it helped his team, and as he was better than the rest of us, I started doing it as well! Mrgreen
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#4
15-02-2011, 11:45 AM
I do my squad numbering in a completely different way to most people:

1-9 : GKs
10-19 : DR/WBRs
20-29 : DL/WBLs
30-39 : DC/SWs
40-49 : MR/AMRs
50-59 : ML/AMLs
60-69 : MC/AMCs
70-79 : STs

It is un-conventional but it has its benefits.
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#5
15-02-2011, 12:00 PM
Before we got 3D graphics I used to always try and position my pointer in the technical area during matches.

I will number the squad on a positional basis. My 1 - 11 is the same as Keefa's but then we diverge:-
12 ST
13 GK
14 Def M C
15 D C
16 D C
17 M R
18 AM C
19 ST
20 ST
21 M L
22 D R
23 D L
24 - 30 Not fussed reserved for youngsters forced to play in the 1st team or back up's to be moved on
31 GK (third choice)

One thing I always do with team selection is ensure the substitutes go from defensive to offensive from Sub 1 to Sub 5 (or 7) so my reserve GK is always Sub 1 and my replacement ST is always Sub 5 (or 7) with the defenders and midfielders in between. In friendlies when you have as many as 12 players on the bench I will always have Sub 1 to 11 reflecting the mirror positions of the starting 11.
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#6
15-02-2011, 12:05 PM
(15-02-2011, 11:45 AM)kin_lin Wrote: I do my squad numbering in a completely different way to most people:

1-9 : GKs
10-19 : DR/WBRs
20-29 : DL/WBLs
30-39 : DC/SWs
40-49 : MR/AMRs
50-59 : ML/AMLs
60-69 : MC/AMCs
70-79 : STs

It is un-conventional but it has its benefits.

Luciano

Edit: I do the same with my subs, Soulfusion. I used to have the GK as sub 2 (to reflect the number 13) but I've grown out of that one Mrgreen
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#7
15-02-2011, 12:08 PM
Its probably a 'down under' way of doing things Keefa
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#8
15-02-2011, 02:50 PM
17's a striker, surely?

I do dust off the suit jacket for cup finals, if that counts.
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#9
15-02-2011, 03:48 PM
I'd like to add to keefa's Luciano of kin_lin.

As for what I do, I usually do the subs going from defensive to attacking players. Sometimes don't bother if it's a friendly as I often just use the assmans selection for that.

Do try and do the 1-11 thing for starting players, but often then end up signing new and better players for the starting eleven after having submitted the squad numbers. I've currently got number 63 and 65 in my (in theory) starting eleven after the assman decided all our youth players needed squad numbers. Rolleyes

I've gone for the shirt, tie, trousers and shoes when playing in a cup final once as well. We lost though, so not done it since.

And if 17's a striker's number I was always played in the wrong position!
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#10
15-02-2011, 03:56 PM
(15-02-2011, 03:48 PM)Ben OBagels Wrote: Do try and do the 1-11 thing for starting players, but often then end up signing new and better players for the starting eleven after having submitted the squad numbers.

I hate that when the registration windows open you have to name 16 players (or whatever number depending on the league) as squad numbers already, even though you have 6 weeks to 2 months to actually register your squad.
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#11
15-02-2011, 05:36 PM
(15-02-2011, 11:45 AM)kin_lin Wrote: I do my squad numbering in a completely different way to most people:

1-9 : GKs
10-19 : DR/WBRs
20-29 : DL/WBLs
30-39 : DC/SWs
40-49 : MR/AMRs
50-59 : ML/AMLs
60-69 : MC/AMCs
70-79 : STs

It is un-conventional but it has its benefits.

That is insane. No other word for it Mrgreen

What happens in leagues where you can only use certain numbers (eg 1-25)?

(15-02-2011, 03:48 PM)Ben OBagels Wrote: I've gone for the shirt, tie, trousers and shoes when playing in a cup final once as well.

That's equally insane in its own way Mrgreen
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#12
15-02-2011, 05:41 PM
Where is Johnny Yakuza when you need him? Mrgreen
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#13
15-02-2011, 05:55 PM
Insanity walks hand in hand with superstition JP
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#14
15-02-2011, 07:11 PM
Subs are always organized from GK (sub 1), defense (subs 2 and 3), midfield (sub 4 to 6) and striker (sub 7). When I play friendlies subs are mirror from first XI. And I always put mouse pointer on first vowel in team name or on second one if team name starts with vowel eg. rEd star, dArtford, astOn villa (sorry keefa for writing Aston Villa in small letters Mrgreen)
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#15
15-02-2011, 08:22 PM
Aston villa, shirley?
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#16
15-02-2011, 08:52 PM
(15-02-2011, 12:00 PM)Soulfusion Wrote: One thing I always do with team selection is ensure the substitutes go from defensive to offensive from Sub 1 to Sub 5 (or 7) so my reserve GK is always Sub 1 and my replacement ST is always Sub 5 (or 7) with the defenders and midfielders in between. In friendlies when you have as many as 12 players on the bench I will always have Sub 1 to 11 reflecting the mirror positions of the starting 11.

Thup I do that too, it makes for quicker/easier substitutions.

(15-02-2011, 05:36 PM)JP Wrote: That is insane. No other word for it Mrgreen

What happens in leagues where you can only use certain numbers (eg 1-25)?

Says the guy who plays make-believe football manager on a computer Tongue

We are all insane, it is just the level of insanity that differs Twitch

Shrug Don't know never played in a league that will only allow me to use certain numbers. I would probably have to adapt it in that case, but I find it easier from a squad/man management point of view.

(15-02-2011, 05:36 PM)JP Wrote:
(15-02-2011, 03:48 PM)Ben OBagels Wrote: I've gone for the shirt, tie, trousers and shoes when playing in a cup final once as well.

That's equally insane in its own way Mrgreen

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#17
15-02-2011, 09:24 PM
FM is so much more fun when you get someone to dress up as a St. John's paramedic though. Wink
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#18
15-02-2011, 11:36 PM
(15-02-2011, 09:24 PM)Ben OBagels Wrote: FM is so much more fun when you get someone to dress up as a St. John's paramedic though. Wink

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#19
16-02-2011, 12:21 AM
(15-02-2011, 09:24 PM)Ben OBagels Wrote: FM is so much more fun when you get someone to dress up as a St. John's paramedic though. Wink

What you and your Mum get up to is none of our business Wink

I used to do my own touchline shouts/instructions to players. Still do actually, I'm convinced they're more effective than the in game ones.

Was Yakuza the guy who tried to play in real time?
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#20
16-02-2011, 12:34 AM
(16-02-2011, 12:21 AM)JP Wrote: Was Yakuza the guy who tried to play in real time?

Yes, if my memory of LLaMa folk-lore serves me correctly.
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