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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Lana. in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    My God, what an unexpectedly good album!

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    Meet Me At The Corner reminds me of a favourite of mine from their previous album Stadium Arcadium, called Hey.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Midnight to Six in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Radiohead, eh?
    This has to be the best song on The Bends, in my opinion. There's just something about that fade in, and that riff in general, that sound so majestic.

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    Best song on OK Computer? God, there's so many great ones. Shout-outs go to Airbag, Paranoid Android, Electioneering and Lucky, but the sound of this song takes the cake.

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    And now onto a band I'm listening to a bit too much lately, Biffy Clyro. I'll take a few songs off of each album because sharing is caring.
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    The Vertigo Of Bliss

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    Infinity Land (My personal favourite, even though I'll admit Vertigo of Bliss is their best album).

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    Only Revolutions

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    Opposites

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    I think that'll last you guys a bit.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from AJB in Advertising in Match Report???   
    Re: the deletion of the 'match advertising' thread..
    Here's how I see it:
    - First of all, perhaps it would've been wise to pitch an idea like this to first the mod team of the forum (a good link between SM's upper echelons and the paying community, the customers that fund the business), and then maybe the rest of the forum itself, to gauge responses and circumvent any potential mishaps in the game's 'evolution' (note the usage of inverted commas and apply if you see fit). At least this way the customer is not being left without a sense of having input.
    - Secondly, (and tying in with the first point), when the use of adverts prior to the match report was agreed and due to be implemented, no-one outside of the dev team knew anything about it. While perhaps wanting to avoid any negative feedback in a 'too little, too late' scenario, it would've at least given customers the heads-up and maybe softened our scathing blows here on the forum (maybe). At least this way the customer does not feel unprepared.
    - Lastly, now that this has all come to a head, the representation of SM to the customers has been nothing short of stubborn. Sure, we understand the need to make money, and the large amounts of revenue that hosting advertisements can bring, but please speak to your consumers in a way so that we know in black and white just why exactly you are doing this. The deletion of the previous thread, and the lack of response to many disgruntled customers quite simply does nothing to appease anyone. In my honest opinion, deleting the last thread has been seen by me as an act of cowardice. Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away. A simple apology, a mere explanation; anything that makes your customer feel somewhat valued for the service that they provide in paying you for yours, it really doesn't hurt. At least this way the customer doesn't feel undermined.
    So, where do we go from here?
    - Certainly take the time to not only keep your paying customers, but also attract new ones with one easy step - Listen to others in this thread, and add the ability to skip/have no adverts before a match report if you are a Gold Member. Two birds, one stone.
    - Learn from previous mistakes. As I stated above, perhaps implement a better way of gaining feedback/raising awareness about future changes, rather than adopting a somewhat gung-ho style and adding features as soon as it is possible. Even it is something so trivial, and, in all honesty, as harmless to the overall match experience as adding adverts before the match report (but the inconvenience this causes is the main concern, of course). Consider adding a bulletin somewhere on the game's home screen (another Marmite new feature), where we know what is being planned in the game's development, and consider redeveloping this Game Development board to allow us to have our say on any potential developments.
    - Lastly, take on more/better people who can answer to the customers. It'll save you some headache, and give us some messengers to shoot. We're good at that.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Shelbourne FC in Advertising in Match Report???   
    Re: the deletion of the 'match advertising' thread..
    Here's how I see it:
    - First of all, perhaps it would've been wise to pitch an idea like this to first the mod team of the forum (a good link between SM's upper echelons and the paying community, the customers that fund the business), and then maybe the rest of the forum itself, to gauge responses and circumvent any potential mishaps in the game's 'evolution' (note the usage of inverted commas and apply if you see fit). At least this way the customer is not being left without a sense of having input.
    - Secondly, (and tying in with the first point), when the use of adverts prior to the match report was agreed and due to be implemented, no-one outside of the dev team knew anything about it. While perhaps wanting to avoid any negative feedback in a 'too little, too late' scenario, it would've at least given customers the heads-up and maybe softened our scathing blows here on the forum (maybe). At least this way the customer does not feel unprepared.
    - Lastly, now that this has all come to a head, the representation of SM to the customers has been nothing short of stubborn. Sure, we understand the need to make money, and the large amounts of revenue that hosting advertisements can bring, but please speak to your consumers in a way so that we know in black and white just why exactly you are doing this. The deletion of the previous thread, and the lack of response to many disgruntled customers quite simply does nothing to appease anyone. In my honest opinion, deleting the last thread has been seen by me as an act of cowardice. Ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away. A simple apology, a mere explanation; anything that makes your customer feel somewhat valued for the service that they provide in paying you for yours, it really doesn't hurt. At least this way the customer doesn't feel undermined.
    So, where do we go from here?
    - Certainly take the time to not only keep your paying customers, but also attract new ones with one easy step - Listen to others in this thread, and add the ability to skip/have no adverts before a match report if you are a Gold Member. Two birds, one stone.
    - Learn from previous mistakes. As I stated above, perhaps implement a better way of gaining feedback/raising awareness about future changes, rather than adopting a somewhat gung-ho style and adding features as soon as it is possible. Even it is something so trivial, and, in all honesty, as harmless to the overall match experience as adding adverts before the match report (but the inconvenience this causes is the main concern, of course). Consider adding a bulletin somewhere on the game's home screen (another Marmite new feature), where we know what is being planned in the game's development, and consider redeveloping this Game Development board to allow us to have our say on any potential developments.
    - Lastly, take on more/better people who can answer to the customers. It'll save you some headache, and give us some messengers to shoot. We're good at that.
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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to Synyster in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Hate the song, hate the video, don't like parodies of better work Can't beat the classics *NSync and Backstreet Boys. After watching This Is The End i've learnt to appreciate how good the 90's was for pop. Poor kids will never understand.

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    You know what else was better in the 90's?
    Britney

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    I would do....unspeakable acts
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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to ashtini in DAiS Genesis | Media   
    Re: DAiS Genesis | Media

    PART ONE

    Ashley Holtom lives a quiet, peaceful life in his comfortable hole at Swan End. Ashley lives in a hole because he is a hobbit—one of a race of small, plump people about half the size of humans, with furry toes and a great love of good food and drink. Ashley is quite content at Swan End, near the bustling hobbit village of Hobbiton, Swansea, but one day his comfort is shattered by the arrival of the old grey smelly wizard Dai Smout, who persuades Ashley to set out on an adventure with a group of twenty nine militant dwarves. The dwarves are embarking on a great quest to reclaim the Dais Genesis Championship from the marauding dragon Sean Fitzpatrick, and Ashley is to act as their “burglar.” The dwarves are very sceptical about Dai Smouts’s choice for a burglar, and Ashley is terrified to leave his comfortable life to seek adventure. But Dai Smout assures both Ashley and the dwarves that there is more to the little hobbit than meets the eye.


    Shortly after the group sets out, three hungry trolls (Infernito, Der Commander & that IanMco fella) capture all of them except for Dai Smout. Dai Smout tricks the trolls into remaining outside when the sun comes up, and the sunlight turns the nocturnal trolls to stone. The group finds a great cache of weapons in the trolls’ camp. Dai Smout and the dwarf lord Garry Crawford take (or touch) magic swords (haha), and Ashley takes a small sword of his own.

    The group rests at the elfish stronghold of Rivendell, where they receive advice from the great elf lord Scott Samuels, then sets out to cross the Misty Mountains. When they find shelter in a cave during a snowstorm, a group of goblins who live in the caverns beneath the mountain take them prisoner. Dai Smout leads the dwarves to a passage out of the mountain, but they accidentally leave behind Ashley.

    Wandering through the tunnels, Ashley finds a strange golden ring lying on the ground. He takes the ring and puts it in his pocket. Soon he encounters Fluffeh, a hissing, whining creature who lives in a pool in the caverns and hunts fish and goblins. Fluffeh wants to eat Ashley, and the two have a contest of riddles to determine Ashley’s fate. Ashley wins by asking the dubious riddle, “What have I got in my pocket? (Am I pleased to see you or is it a banana?)”

    Fluffeh wants to eat Ashley anyway, and he disappears to fetch his magic ring, which turns its wearer invisible. The ring, however, is the same one Ashley has already found, and Ashley uses it to escape from Fluffeh and flee the goblins. He finds a tunnel leading up out of the mountain and discovers that the dwarves and Dai Smout have already escaped. Evil wolves known as Forumers pursue them, but Ashley and his comrades are helped to safety by a group of great eagles.




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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Elohim in Mugshots   
    Re: Mugshots
    It is a thread posted in the section marked 'Misc.' of the English forum board of the SoccerManager.com Forums. It was created many moons ago by that wonderful man known to many here as Sky Blue Lee.
    The thread itself encourages many forum users to post pictures of themselves, so that everyone viewing the board can finally get to see what the person posting looks like, as an avatar can be so impersonal.

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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to arampage in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Lad you need some soul

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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Duncan in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to StephenMUFC in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Saw Ed in January with Passenger as back up. Seeing Passenger by himself in July
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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to marcos vitorino in DAiS Genesis | Media   
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    Chronicles from Cornellà

    Early goals decided the Southern Derby between Espanyol and Atalanta
    Despite the efforts of the Spanish the score was decided at minute 9. A 1-1 draw at Cornellà, with goals from Inler for Espanyol and Cazorla for the Italians.
    Both Espanyol an Atalanta urgently need a win so they can leave the last places of the table and try to depart for a more peaceful season. With that in mind the Spanish side took for themselves the expenses of the match and started the ball control in order to achieve greater possession and more scoring chances. Against the flow Wilshere almost scored in a long shot, but right after, Lucho González, has a greater fighter he his, managed to recover the ball and passed it to Inler that with a strong shot scored the first for Espanyol.
    Atalanta had a great reaction to the misfortune and in the opening play Gomez managed to run away from the opponent and pass it to Cazorla; Cazorla with a great pass back gave G o mez the opportunity to score. He didn’t fail in front of Benaglio and the match was draw again.
    The Italians had two more dangerous situations in front of Benaglio but weren’t able to score. On the other hand Espanyol kept pushing for better luck but didn’t have the art to transform the opportunities in goals. At 88´Barzagli had the second yellow card for shouting to the referee and was sent off. The division of points in Cornellà can be considered a better result for Atalanta than for Espanyol and both continue in the bottom of the table.
    Espanyol will now play away against FC Basel while Atalanta will receive Celtic.
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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to samuel888 in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Anri in When Sir Alex Leaves who will be Manager ?   
    Re: When Sir Alex Leaves who will be Manager ?
    Ah yes , the 'TalentSearcher knows sod-all about anything except what the inside of Mourinho's bum hole looks like' thread.
    I love Mourinho, but for all his credentials, for me he isn't the right man for the job. Moyes is. He is the most natural replacement for Fergie in terms of youth development, man management, and general character around the players and press. He's more pragmatic in his running of a club, and this is favourable in the eyes of many (sensible) employers.
    Moyes for me.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from garryc300 in American Soccer League 498   
    Re: American Soccer League 498
    Schalke back to winning ways. Cheers Gaz.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Duncan in Right now I'm listening to... (no explicit or football themed songs)   
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    LIKE A BOSS!!!



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    No, wait, still not right. Why the Hell won't it let me post the Grease soundtrack?!
    Oh well, have the song with the best subject ever.

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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Geoffrey in .:British Isles:. - M/R's,Transfer News & Discussions -   
    Re: .:British Isles:. - M/R's,Transfer News & Discussions -
    Well, I think it's fair to say my impact at Spuds since taking over has not been as explosive as I would've liked it to be. More implosive than anything else.
    Fortunately though we finally racked up our first win of the season tonight. Who cares if the season's now over?
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from SM Tony in The 4 Nation Challenge   
    Re: The 4 Nation Challenge
    Pardon the irony.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from dai smout in DAiS Genesis | Media   
    Re: DAiS Genesis | Media

    Pie Sports News



    Bradbury: No Pressure, Please

    It's fair to say that Lee Bradbury and Atalanta are the names on the lips of the footballing world right now, having stormed from an erratic start to the season to winning the DAiS Genesis Division One League Championship (Sponsored by Setup of The Year 2013), to give it it's abbreviated name.


    But while the Bergamo side are celebrating a momentous feat, having climbed from the second flight to the title in just three seasons, manager Lee Bradbury is undergoing a crisis of confidence because of his meteoric ascension to the pantheon of DAiS Genesis managers that includes Kevin Junior and Bradbury's old rival Anthony Maddison.


    Bradbury said in a press conference earlier this week, "It's fantastic that we've won the league, and it's great for the players who have been absolutely stellar in their attitude and performances this season. My only concern now is that we have to maintain a level that will now be expected of us by yourselves in the media, and while I have every belief that my players will do that, I would like to ask that you do not start baying for blood if we don't win the league again this season. There are some brilliant managers and teams in this division, and it would be naive to think that it'll be as simple for us next season as it surprisingly was this. I can't ask any more from my players, but I can't perform miracles every season."


    When asked if he would like to achieve the double this season, Bradbury was rather thoughtful.
    "Well, in all honesty, who wouldn't like to win the cup and the league in the same season? It'd be brilliant, but I can't focus on the cup yet, as much as I'd like to do so. I'm still working on making this great squad even better, and then we can challenge for league and cup together. I don't want to go on a run and win the cup if it meant our league form suffers as a result. And besides, if I were to win every competition in a single season, how much better can you get? The answer's none. None more better. If I won everything in a season the only thing left to do would be to sit on top of my glory and hog all the plaudits. I like to have something to work towards every season."


    Atalanta have been busy over the course of the season when it comes to improving the playing staff, having brought in 10 players while seeing 15 leave. Bradbury is keen to point out his threadbare squad, but also to justify it's importance, saying "I'd like to have a bit more cover for the team, that's no mistake, but I sat down with the Chairman at the end of the first season and all we always ended up on the subject of the club's finances, which if I'm honest and I don't think he'll mind me saying this now, weren't brilliant. We were like a triple amputee trying to keep his head above water. The wage bill was a tall hurdle to leap at first, but over time we've tackled it, and I think finishing so well in the first season we had in the top flight really helped us figure out how we wanted to go ahead going into the most recent season. We're quite comfortable now, if not massively competitive financially, but the Chairman has been brilliant and allowed me to make any move for any player I'd like if the time is right to do so, and I've gotten some big plans for the next season or two in the market."


    On the signings he made and missed this season, Bradbury enthused, "What a great lot of players we've brought in! I had so many deals planned out, and while talks with clubs didn't always go to plan - you can never expect them to - I'm overjoyed with our performance in the market. Tom Ince and Jack Wilshere are great additions with room to improve even further, and young John Stones will, I'm sure, be a great right-back in the near future. Ezequiel Lavezzi I'm hoping will shine next season. He's comfortable playing out wide, which allows us to play Demba [ba] in his preferred centre forward role, so everyone at the club now is very happy with the way things are going."


    The conference was wrapped up with Bradbury being asked who his personal best signing has been this season.
    "Well, you couldn't make much of a story out of me telling the honest truth and saying all of them!" He joked, befored adding "If you wanted me to say just would it would have to be Samir Handanovic. He has single-handedly won us games with that pair of hands. Every save he has made this season has been tremendous, and not to undermine the performances of our other players, especially Chris Smalling and Miranda who really stepped up to the mark in defence, but I feel without Samir especially, we wouldn't have finished where we did this season."

    Safe Hand(s)anovic - Signing of the Season?



    Brought to you by Pie Sports News.

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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from KirkyyLUFC in American Soccer League 498   
    Re: American Soccer League 498
    Gazzaniga, Bigirimana and Clyne all rose today. Plenty more to come in the next week or so, too.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from lukelufc in Bring Back Those Memories - Forumer(s) That We Missed   
    Re: Bring Back Those Memories - Forumer(s) That We Missed
    I don't see my name.
    There are so many to mention, Smudger, Candyflip, Newmania (legend!), Bob Loblaw, Roko7, Smartdoc, Insider, Fraser McInnes, Dai Smout, and more I can't remember right now!
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    Sky Blue Lee reacted to garryc300 in CUSTOM 2012 - The Final   
    Re: CUSTOM 2012 - The Final
    brilliant final. just wish I had sky plus'd it:D
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from Alurcard in CUSTOM 2012 - The Final   
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    Let me tell you a little story about a Welsh bloke. A story that will explain everything I have to say when it comes to my setup of choice for this final vote. The story? Well, it goes like this...
    Nobody liked him.
    But that didn't stop the miserable, impolite, anally-retentive wet blanket from rising from the ashes of Championship Manager Online, and returning to SoccerManager, a game which had not seen his name grace its pages for about five years.
    Upon his return, Smouts thunk to himself, "Well, I've got no friends here. Again. But what about the good ol' days?". His mind was cast asunder to a time when the likes of Leigh Auston, Sam Wainwright and Simon 'SonOfPluto' were gracing the pages of the forum and tearing it up in-game. But then, Simon's always been there. Y'know that obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Simon was playing SM on that thing. And then he remembered another name...
    There was one chap in particular. Funny, smart, well-endowed. He lit up the room everywhere he went. "If I can get Sky Blue Lee on board, I'm on to a winner", Dai thought. "He was the only one who knew how a light switch worked." He set about creating a setup so good he could get all the famous names of yore back onto SM.
    Lee Bradbury was at the Top-Hat-And-Monocle party at the pub in his incredibly up-market and classy city where he lived, when he received a correspondence from his bestest best bessie chum, Sam. "Oi", it read. Lee knew what that word meant, so he kicked the first Leicester City fan he saw.
    It wasn't what Sam meant.
    "Dai Smout's making a new setup", continued the message, which also contained a link to its forum thread. He was about as hesitant as Katie Price is to a marriage proposal and an offer to publish the wedding in Okie-Dokie magazine. So Lee was on board.
    Time passed, and Dai had managed to combine the classic SM-ers of old with the more modern, new-fangled eejits of today, such as Anthony Maddison, Scott Samuels and some Swede with half of Carpet Kingdom stuck to his lower jaw. Smouts knew he had a good thing going, but he wanted more. Much more.
    As an ex-pat of CMO, Dai had seen the benefits of complete media interaction, offering what he loves to stress as 'Total Immersion'. Kinda like water boarding, his new members thought. Any questioning as to what he meant sparked a Vietnam-style moment of wistful horror in his voice. "You.... Weren't there." He set about in trying to create this total immersion on SM, in the best way possible, so that there would be constant newspaper updates on a dedicated site, with all the latest transfer news and rumours, match reports and all those lovely slagging matches we do so adore. But he couldn't quite manage it, so all we got is a couple o' threads and a lousy Facebook group.
    Bless him though, he tried to atone for his failings. He made the Facebook group as acidic and hate-filled as possible (not too hard. The recipe usually reads 'Add one Welshman', which came factory-fitted thanks to Dai), and even gave Scott Samuels a job as the groups secretary. It's not Miss Moneypenny, but it'll do. For now. He then decided to liven-up the what-are-now doldrums of the SM Forums with a sign-up-slash-banter-and-general-gossip thread (hooray for hyphens!), a media thread for what turned out to be the closest thing to his newspaper dreams (you know you're boring when you dream of newspapers), even though none of his associates could write anything barely resembling a newspaper article (all articles on the thread are 100% truthful and contained no bias), and finally an interview thread, so we could all laugh at each other some more, in a way only Dai would find enjoyable.
    As time went on further, the setup got truly up and running. Seasons fly by at a fast pace, and all the leagues are tight and competitive. The transfer market, though still coming towards the end of its infancy, is competitive enough to be interesting, and will be even more compelling once a few more inter-setup transfers are made between managed clubs. Anyone is welcome to join (although not leave. Swallowing your pride and returning upon realising your mistake WILL invoke some sort of sado-masochistic punishment all for the Welshman's sick delight), and anyone who does join will enjoy it.
    I think it's fair to say that DaIS Genesis, while still quite young compared to other setups, has come very far, and will continue to make massive strides as it goes on.
    The End
    And that's why I'm voting for The Protege.
  23. Like
    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from KirkyyLUFC in CUSTOM 2012 - The Final   
    Re: CUSTOM 2012 - The Final
    Let me tell you a little story about a Welsh bloke. A story that will explain everything I have to say when it comes to my setup of choice for this final vote. The story? Well, it goes like this...
    Nobody liked him.
    But that didn't stop the miserable, impolite, anally-retentive wet blanket from rising from the ashes of Championship Manager Online, and returning to SoccerManager, a game which had not seen his name grace its pages for about five years.
    Upon his return, Smouts thunk to himself, "Well, I've got no friends here. Again. But what about the good ol' days?". His mind was cast asunder to a time when the likes of Leigh Auston, Sam Wainwright and Simon 'SonOfPluto' were gracing the pages of the forum and tearing it up in-game. But then, Simon's always been there. Y'know that obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Simon was playing SM on that thing. And then he remembered another name...
    There was one chap in particular. Funny, smart, well-endowed. He lit up the room everywhere he went. "If I can get Sky Blue Lee on board, I'm on to a winner", Dai thought. "He was the only one who knew how a light switch worked." He set about creating a setup so good he could get all the famous names of yore back onto SM.
    Lee Bradbury was at the Top-Hat-And-Monocle party at the pub in his incredibly up-market and classy city where he lived, when he received a correspondence from his bestest best bessie chum, Sam. "Oi", it read. Lee knew what that word meant, so he kicked the first Leicester City fan he saw.
    It wasn't what Sam meant.
    "Dai Smout's making a new setup", continued the message, which also contained a link to its forum thread. He was about as hesitant as Katie Price is to a marriage proposal and an offer to publish the wedding in Okie-Dokie magazine. So Lee was on board.
    Time passed, and Dai had managed to combine the classic SM-ers of old with the more modern, new-fangled eejits of today, such as Anthony Maddison, Scott Samuels and some Swede with half of Carpet Kingdom stuck to his lower jaw. Smouts knew he had a good thing going, but he wanted more. Much more.
    As an ex-pat of CMO, Dai had seen the benefits of complete media interaction, offering what he loves to stress as 'Total Immersion'. Kinda like water boarding, his new members thought. Any questioning as to what he meant sparked a Vietnam-style moment of wistful horror in his voice. "You.... Weren't there." He set about in trying to create this total immersion on SM, in the best way possible, so that there would be constant newspaper updates on a dedicated site, with all the latest transfer news and rumours, match reports and all those lovely slagging matches we do so adore. But he couldn't quite manage it, so all we got is a couple o' threads and a lousy Facebook group.
    Bless him though, he tried to atone for his failings. He made the Facebook group as acidic and hate-filled as possible (not too hard. The recipe usually reads 'Add one Welshman', which came factory-fitted thanks to Dai), and even gave Scott Samuels a job as the groups secretary. It's not Miss Moneypenny, but it'll do. For now. He then decided to liven-up the what-are-now doldrums of the SM Forums with a sign-up-slash-banter-and-general-gossip thread (hooray for hyphens!), a media thread for what turned out to be the closest thing to his newspaper dreams (you know you're boring when you dream of newspapers), even though none of his associates could write anything barely resembling a newspaper article (all articles on the thread are 100% truthful and contained no bias), and finally an interview thread, so we could all laugh at each other some more, in a way only Dai would find enjoyable.
    As time went on further, the setup got truly up and running. Seasons fly by at a fast pace, and all the leagues are tight and competitive. The transfer market, though still coming towards the end of its infancy, is competitive enough to be interesting, and will be even more compelling once a few more inter-setup transfers are made between managed clubs. Anyone is welcome to join (although not leave. Swallowing your pride and returning upon realising your mistake WILL invoke some sort of sado-masochistic punishment all for the Welshman's sick delight), and anyone who does join will enjoy it.
    I think it's fair to say that DaIS Genesis, while still quite young compared to other setups, has come very far, and will continue to make massive strides as it goes on.
    The End
    And that's why I'm voting for The Protege.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from marcos vitorino in CUSTOM 2012 - The Final   
    Re: CUSTOM 2012 - The Final
    Let me tell you a little story about a Welsh bloke. A story that will explain everything I have to say when it comes to my setup of choice for this final vote. The story? Well, it goes like this...
    Nobody liked him.
    But that didn't stop the miserable, impolite, anally-retentive wet blanket from rising from the ashes of Championship Manager Online, and returning to SoccerManager, a game which had not seen his name grace its pages for about five years.
    Upon his return, Smouts thunk to himself, "Well, I've got no friends here. Again. But what about the good ol' days?". His mind was cast asunder to a time when the likes of Leigh Auston, Sam Wainwright and Simon 'SonOfPluto' were gracing the pages of the forum and tearing it up in-game. But then, Simon's always been there. Y'know that obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Simon was playing SM on that thing. And then he remembered another name...
    There was one chap in particular. Funny, smart, well-endowed. He lit up the room everywhere he went. "If I can get Sky Blue Lee on board, I'm on to a winner", Dai thought. "He was the only one who knew how a light switch worked." He set about creating a setup so good he could get all the famous names of yore back onto SM.
    Lee Bradbury was at the Top-Hat-And-Monocle party at the pub in his incredibly up-market and classy city where he lived, when he received a correspondence from his bestest best bessie chum, Sam. "Oi", it read. Lee knew what that word meant, so he kicked the first Leicester City fan he saw.
    It wasn't what Sam meant.
    "Dai Smout's making a new setup", continued the message, which also contained a link to its forum thread. He was about as hesitant as Katie Price is to a marriage proposal and an offer to publish the wedding in Okie-Dokie magazine. So Lee was on board.
    Time passed, and Dai had managed to combine the classic SM-ers of old with the more modern, new-fangled eejits of today, such as Anthony Maddison, Scott Samuels and some Swede with half of Carpet Kingdom stuck to his lower jaw. Smouts knew he had a good thing going, but he wanted more. Much more.
    As an ex-pat of CMO, Dai had seen the benefits of complete media interaction, offering what he loves to stress as 'Total Immersion'. Kinda like water boarding, his new members thought. Any questioning as to what he meant sparked a Vietnam-style moment of wistful horror in his voice. "You.... Weren't there." He set about in trying to create this total immersion on SM, in the best way possible, so that there would be constant newspaper updates on a dedicated site, with all the latest transfer news and rumours, match reports and all those lovely slagging matches we do so adore. But he couldn't quite manage it, so all we got is a couple o' threads and a lousy Facebook group.
    Bless him though, he tried to atone for his failings. He made the Facebook group as acidic and hate-filled as possible (not too hard. The recipe usually reads 'Add one Welshman', which came factory-fitted thanks to Dai), and even gave Scott Samuels a job as the groups secretary. It's not Miss Moneypenny, but it'll do. For now. He then decided to liven-up the what-are-now doldrums of the SM Forums with a sign-up-slash-banter-and-general-gossip thread (hooray for hyphens!), a media thread for what turned out to be the closest thing to his newspaper dreams (you know you're boring when you dream of newspapers), even though none of his associates could write anything barely resembling a newspaper article (all articles on the thread are 100% truthful and contained no bias), and finally an interview thread, so we could all laugh at each other some more, in a way only Dai would find enjoyable.
    As time went on further, the setup got truly up and running. Seasons fly by at a fast pace, and all the leagues are tight and competitive. The transfer market, though still coming towards the end of its infancy, is competitive enough to be interesting, and will be even more compelling once a few more inter-setup transfers are made between managed clubs. Anyone is welcome to join (although not leave. Swallowing your pride and returning upon realising your mistake WILL invoke some sort of sado-masochistic punishment all for the Welshman's sick delight), and anyone who does join will enjoy it.
    I think it's fair to say that DaIS Genesis, while still quite young compared to other setups, has come very far, and will continue to make massive strides as it goes on.
    The End
    And that's why I'm voting for The Protege.
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    Sky Blue Lee got a reaction from garryc300 in CUSTOM 2012 - The Final   
    Re: CUSTOM 2012 - The Final
    Let me tell you a little story about a Welsh bloke. A story that will explain everything I have to say when it comes to my setup of choice for this final vote. The story? Well, it goes like this...
    Nobody liked him.
    But that didn't stop the miserable, impolite, anally-retentive wet blanket from rising from the ashes of Championship Manager Online, and returning to SoccerManager, a game which had not seen his name grace its pages for about five years.
    Upon his return, Smouts thunk to himself, "Well, I've got no friends here. Again. But what about the good ol' days?". His mind was cast asunder to a time when the likes of Leigh Auston, Sam Wainwright and Simon 'SonOfPluto' were gracing the pages of the forum and tearing it up in-game. But then, Simon's always been there. Y'know that obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey? Simon was playing SM on that thing. And then he remembered another name...
    There was one chap in particular. Funny, smart, well-endowed. He lit up the room everywhere he went. "If I can get Sky Blue Lee on board, I'm on to a winner", Dai thought. "He was the only one who knew how a light switch worked." He set about creating a setup so good he could get all the famous names of yore back onto SM.
    Lee Bradbury was at the Top-Hat-And-Monocle party at the pub in his incredibly up-market and classy city where he lived, when he received a correspondence from his bestest best bessie chum, Sam. "Oi", it read. Lee knew what that word meant, so he kicked the first Leicester City fan he saw.
    It wasn't what Sam meant.
    "Dai Smout's making a new setup", continued the message, which also contained a link to its forum thread. He was about as hesitant as Katie Price is to a marriage proposal and an offer to publish the wedding in Okie-Dokie magazine. So Lee was on board.
    Time passed, and Dai had managed to combine the classic SM-ers of old with the more modern, new-fangled eejits of today, such as Anthony Maddison, Scott Samuels and some Swede with half of Carpet Kingdom stuck to his lower jaw. Smouts knew he had a good thing going, but he wanted more. Much more.
    As an ex-pat of CMO, Dai had seen the benefits of complete media interaction, offering what he loves to stress as 'Total Immersion'. Kinda like water boarding, his new members thought. Any questioning as to what he meant sparked a Vietnam-style moment of wistful horror in his voice. "You.... Weren't there." He set about in trying to create this total immersion on SM, in the best way possible, so that there would be constant newspaper updates on a dedicated site, with all the latest transfer news and rumours, match reports and all those lovely slagging matches we do so adore. But he couldn't quite manage it, so all we got is a couple o' threads and a lousy Facebook group.
    Bless him though, he tried to atone for his failings. He made the Facebook group as acidic and hate-filled as possible (not too hard. The recipe usually reads 'Add one Welshman', which came factory-fitted thanks to Dai), and even gave Scott Samuels a job as the groups secretary. It's not Miss Moneypenny, but it'll do. For now. He then decided to liven-up the what-are-now doldrums of the SM Forums with a sign-up-slash-banter-and-general-gossip thread (hooray for hyphens!), a media thread for what turned out to be the closest thing to his newspaper dreams (you know you're boring when you dream of newspapers), even though none of his associates could write anything barely resembling a newspaper article (all articles on the thread are 100% truthful and contained no bias), and finally an interview thread, so we could all laugh at each other some more, in a way only Dai would find enjoyable.
    As time went on further, the setup got truly up and running. Seasons fly by at a fast pace, and all the leagues are tight and competitive. The transfer market, though still coming towards the end of its infancy, is competitive enough to be interesting, and will be even more compelling once a few more inter-setup transfers are made between managed clubs. Anyone is welcome to join (although not leave. Swallowing your pride and returning upon realising your mistake WILL invoke some sort of sado-masochistic punishment all for the Welshman's sick delight), and anyone who does join will enjoy it.
    I think it's fair to say that DaIS Genesis, while still quite young compared to other setups, has come very far, and will continue to make massive strides as it goes on.
    The End
    And that's why I'm voting for The Protege.
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