Let’s face it; many of us who have played some version of Football Manager have been lost in the game at some point. Most of us love the game but sometimes go overboard getting immersed in the game a little too much.
Here are 6 tell-tale signs that may show that you are addicted to Football Manager.
1. You Recognize Teams & Players that most others would not have even heard of
Most Football fans can recognise names on the teamsheet at a top-level game, but it takes a certain level of addiction to find yourself identifying an entire squad of players involved in a random non-league match. You’ve known them for years sometimes. They’re responsible for causing a heartbreak by scoring against you in a crucial cup game and so on.
It’s not just the players, either. Football Manager is the ultimate geography teacher for its fans, showcasing regional clubs and national sides that no one else seems to have heard of. Ever heard of Hallur Hansson who plays for the Faroe Islands and captains AC Horsens in the Danish Superliga? Well, join the club if you have.
2. You Shout at the screen and your players during some matches
In fairness though if it’s a title decider or a crucial knockout game, the last thing you want is for your player to screw up a simple tap in!
3. Your in-game relationship with an individual affects your opinion of them in real life
We have all done it. If the other manager is talking bad about you, you're going to change your view about them in real life. If a player constantly wants a new contract, wants a move to a bigger club, moans about training, you're going to think they're acting like that in real life. We, managers, take Football Manager very seriously (like it's meant to be taken), but sometimes, we forget it's not actually real life
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4. Oh, I’ve scouted and signed this player before anyone knew him
You are definitely lying if you have not done this before. Bragging regarding signing the next big wonderkid from Argentina or Brazil is probably the most common flex among Football Managers. Just wait till the player goes on to become a star in real life and you can’t wait to tell your friends how you’ve identified this player before anyone else actually has!
5. The Terms, “Libero”, ”Carrilero”, “Mezzala” & “Trequartista” are perfectly normal and make full sense to you
The moment your friends speak of Thomas Muller, we jump in with the very normal term “Raumdeuter”, the first mention of Pirlo and we talk about how he revolutionized the “regista” role. Weird flex but perfectly normal among football managers.
6. Just one more game and I’m off to sleep...
There’s probably no explanation needed for this, we’ve all been there. Especially, no one wants to go to sleep with a loss, do they!
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