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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:26 pm
by Robert Swift
Just wanted to note any great names that are thrown up by Player Manager.

I once had a L.Ritchie that I bought for 666k. There is also a J.Knight (Jedi Knight) in my Newcastle team.

If you asked me the 'Holy Grail' name I'm looking for, it would be O.J.Simpson, which is a possible PM name.

Also, I have found that certain names have a 'pedigree':

Collins, Fairweather, Longhurst, Stanley, Robinson

In my 1000k teams, these names occur often in my top players. Has anyone else noticed this? I wondered if it was a quirk in the random generation routine.

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:29 pm
by VKafiris
Here I present you the most strange name I ever encountered in PM:
B.A.D. WEST (!!!)
He was playing for Chelsea during one of my PM sessions. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 1:36 pm
by Robert Swift
That's excellent. B.A.D.West - you could also get a F.West if you were lucky. Fred West was a mass murderer in the UK who killed lots of people round Gloucester (although no Beards).

On the subject of villians, we've also had a M.Chapman, who was the guy who shot John Lennon.

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 2:01 pm
by VKafiris
I had a player in my squad called M.ELLIOTT. A great defender, he was the best CB I ever had! Does this name ring any bells to you? <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 3:04 pm
by durban
Had an M.Williams I think, but he was pants.

As for faves, if the player is fantastic but has a poor name I wont buy him!

As probably all of you do, as soon as PM is set up I go through and get rid of unwanted players, first thing is the name and then the skills : )

Elliott's always seemed to make good Central Mids and Collins where always good Full backs.

M

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 3:37 pm
by Ely
Hehe, excellent Story Vas. mate. I think you'll find that was me in a former life <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> Nice to know the Elliott Name is good for something <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 3:50 pm
by Binary
Vas, did that defender used to take a video camera to the game? <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 3:56 pm
by durban
nice one Bin <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

His stats would have been far different.

Camera Holding 85
Camera pointing 85
Speed (of moving place to avoid heads) 90
Commentary 90
Tackling (or avoiding chairs) 99
Passing (the time with a camera) 99
Shooting (with the camera) 99

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M

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2002 4:56 pm
by Ely
ROTFLOL <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif"> Bin and Durbs you crack me up big stylee <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 7:35 am
by VKafiris
Let me add some:
Resilience (for the other people's comments) 99
Agility (to catch up with all the action) 99
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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 8:37 am
by Binary
Agility and Speed shouldn't be so high, after all he didn't manage to dodge Alkis at the Won-It-Baby moment! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 10:36 am
by Ely
That's called 'Xtreme' Filming <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif">

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2002 11:25 am
by VKafiris
Ely you're certainly a 1700K player! <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif">
Now if I was a PM player I'd have:

Stamina: 200 (for being a Greek paratrooper)
Agility: 200 (for the same reason)
Pace: 200 (I'm realy fast!)
Resilience: 200 (No pain)
Aggression: 100 (I'm peaceful unless provoced)
Passing: 0 (No way you get that ball!)
Shooting: 170 (My right foot is a killer)
Tackling: 170 (My left foot is a killer)
Keeping: 0 (I can't keep things)
Last but not least: Morale: Extra Super Confidence!
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