Play "as a team" or "in position" ?

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Postby Danne » Thu May 02, 2002 7:16 pm

for me.

IN POSITION

cause else it is you make the players unique and not the players them self.

What do you prefer?
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Postby SimonB » Thu May 02, 2002 11:48 pm

In position - there was surely no better way to play it?
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Postby Davetoast » Fri May 03, 2002 12:16 am

Yup.
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Postby Robert Swift » Fri May 03, 2002 4:55 pm

No way! I always played as Team! This was the only way to get out of Div 3 on a shoestring (other than reloading the game all the time)

Also, I didn't want to miss out on using the great new 1000k player I'd just bought.
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Postby Ely » Fri May 03, 2002 6:14 pm

Team for me as well, can I admit I have never tried PlayInPosition <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif"> May give it a go on Emulator soon see what all the fuss is about.
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Postby Roberts » Fri May 03, 2002 6:18 pm

The very best way was to retire straight away and then you had to be really careful with your transfer activity, tactics etc.

I only played it a couple of times with PIP but you could lob the goalie every time from just outside the area and the temptation was to win every game this way.
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Postby Klemens » Mon May 06, 2002 8:36 pm

Nothing comes near the "playing in position" feature!

While "playing as a team" was the conventional way of playing in a football computer game back then when PM was designed (and up to this day it still is the conventional way), "playing in position" really was the great innovation PM offered. It's a wonderful feature and it's the main aspect that gives PM its special quality. Curiously, although PIP is such a great feature it has almost never been adopted by subsequent computer footy releases. I still remember how much fun it was controlling the player-manager trying to help my cpu teammates to win the matches. Definitely the best and most interesting way of playing the game.

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Postby Davetoast » Tue May 07, 2002 12:01 am

Yup
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Postby Stainy » Tue May 07, 2002 8:17 am

indeed!!!
and I`l back that up all the way to the bank and back! which is roughly 6 miles!
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Postby alkis21 » Wed May 08, 2002 6:04 am

Team for me as well, and I designed a tactic in which my 60 year old player is guarding the corner flag so he doesn't get in the way! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif"> I think I hold the world record averaging more than 10 goals per game in a season!
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Postby Davetoast » Wed May 08, 2002 10:45 am

How exactly is playing as a whole team like bieng a player/manager? Only if he had psychic powers me thinks.
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Postby alkis21 » Wed May 08, 2002 10:50 am

I manage the team (design tactics, buy/sell players, decide who plays) so I'm a manager. I use my joystick so I'm a player. There.
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Postby Stainy » Wed May 08, 2002 11:02 am

But your not a player, your a teamer!! so..
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