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I love fm08 =] But I have a problem. Anyone know how to get those arrows to my wingers can get up more? The yellow arrows, i cant seem to get them =/
 

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yellow arrows.........

I have three possible answers...

1. Set their player instructions to attacking....
2. Set the team instructions to attacking
3. Go to formations and pick an attacking formation...

I hope this is of great service to you.
 

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Justice - you click the right button on the desired player, hold and drag up to the position you want.

I believe.
 

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Football Manager 2008

PC £34.99
Sega
5/5

Paolo Bandini
Friday October 26, 2007

The game's appearance has been radically overhauled

Step aside, pretenders to the crown, Football Manager has returned. Rivals may
claim glitzier graphics or funkier in-game sequences, but, 15 years on from its
first conception (then as Championship Manager) in 1992, no other management
simulator can match the FM series for sheer, life-wrecking addictiveness.


"According to Men's Health magazine a couple of years ago we were cited in 35
divorce cases in one year," sighs Sports Interactive's managing director Miles
Jacobson. "Which is slightly worrying, but if people want to escape into this other
world then there's maybe something wrong with the world they're living in
already?"

Perhaps, but it's not hard to see how any football fan could become immersed in
Football Manager. Statistically far and away the most detailed game on the
market, boasting over 50 countries' domestic leagues and an impossibly vast
database of players, FM 2008 boasts enough statistics and minutiae to keep a
hardcore fan entertained for hours before they even get around to playing a
match.

Indeed, SI's scouting network - over 1,500 strong - is so good that professional
scouts have owned up to using their database when looking for players;
Jacobson even claims some of the games scouts have been signed by Champions
League sides, though he refuses to give out names.

"We know that clubs use our database. We're very proud of it," continues
Jacobson. "It's always funny when you see obscure players turning up at clubs
and you say 'do you reckon these guys have been playing FM?' But managers
use it too - Jerzy Engel, (Poland boss from 2000-02) said playing our game was
the best way for a young manager to learn how to manage a team."

The latest edition boasts range of new features and, more controversially for fans
of the series, a radically overhauled look. Lengthy consultations with usability
experts led to the dark green and grey skins being replaced with a far simpler
and brighter white and black look that is more than a touch reminiscent of
iTunes. The menu systems have also been moved around and tweaked to make
them ultimately more accessible, though veteran players will need a while to get
used to them.

Match days have been rendered more straightforward with a "match flow"
function that steers you through all the stages of getting ready for each match -
from selecting your team to giving a team talk and checking out the opposition's
tactics, and also more realistic with a new substitution system that forces players
to make real-time changes via a tactical screen while the game continues.

Interactions with the board have been improved, with more scope for adjusting
budgets between wages and transfer funds than previously, whilst players can
now also get feedback on recent performances from their fans through a
supporters' club representative. Other new features include a nifty face
generation system to create headshots for youth players the game generates
during later seasons, and the ability for managers to tweak their home pitch's
dimensions preseason.

But for all the changes the game engine itself remains fundamentally the same.
Jacobson reiterates time and again the need for "evolution, not revolution" for a
title with such an established fan base.

"As a developer we have two strands now. The first strand is games like Football
Manager Live (a management game specifically designed for internet play) and
Football Manager Quiz, which we call our mainstream games. Then we've got our
cult strand, which is Football Manager. Fortunately for us that cult strand
happens to be one of the largest cults in the world."

If they can continue producing games as playable as FM 2008, that cult will
continue to grow.
 

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Good review that, I love the FM series so much...except I'm pretty average at this one so far :p This weekend I may take the helm of Australia. And just leave my club commitments for a while.
 

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Ajant said:
Good review that, I love the FM series so much...except I'm pretty average at this one so far :p This weekend I may take the helm of Australia. And just leave my club commitments for a while.





I am magaing Ireland at the moment......

The players have brilliant attributes and are stars for their clubs but at international level it seems to be all about creating partnerships...especially central defense.....
 

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Has the International Management improved? They said they've made 'improvements'. I guess I'll find out...well the next time I can get online
 

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I dont know yet, I have had this game since release but havent bothered playing it yet until the patch is out to fix all the bugs
 

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Thats the way redmaster i have had a few games and they are just stupid at the moment, i had seven disallowed goals in one match and arsenal keep trying to buy ronaldo.
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
"life-wrecking addictiveness"

.....so true....excuse me while I quitely sob and regret the last 2 years of my non-existant life....
My mate quit school a year before GCSE's and pretty much ****ed up his life. He said it was because of all the pressure heaped upon him by the school, his parents etc. Alternative theories, he just wanted to devote more time to FM :p

I might just go the same way at this rate!
 

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Justice said:
My mate quit school a year before GCSE's and pretty much ****ed up his life. He said it was because of all the pressure heaped upon him by the school, his parents etc. Alternative theories, he just wanted to devote more time to FM :p

I might just go the same way at this rate!



mate...I wouldn't blame you.....

But I am much more addicted to this place atm............God only knows why..:D














p.s....don't leave school.....get an education and the next 70 or so years of your life will be much easier....trust me......my parents keep saying it..
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
mate...I wouldn't blame you.....

But I am much more addicted to this place atm............God only knows why..:D














p.s....don't leave school.....get an education and the next 70 or so years of your life will be much easier....trust me......my parents keep saying it..
lol yeah im at 6form now, not really doing well :p FM Addicted Rating = Midly Addicted
 

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Hows Everyone doing on it ?, Im in My Second Season With United after Winning Everything Apart from the FA Cup in my 1st season the board gave me 50 million to spend :D which i did and 14 million more :|
 
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