Football Manager Position

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Football Manager Position

Post by Dougie07 » Wed May 30, 2012 12:13 am

Forum members,

I have received this email from Dean who is involved with the Football Manager game series and have agreed to advertise an OUFC position here. From personal experience of helping someone with the role before, it's enjoyable and interesting. Please contact Dean if it is of any interest to you.




Hello everyone.

Sports Interactive, the makers of the PC sim game 'Football Manager' (FM), are looking out for an FM fan with a huge passion for and knowledge of Oxford United FC to research their team for the next version of the game, Football Manager 2012.

Would any dedicated and obsessive U’s supporter like to help?

A little more info for you: The task involves giving as-accurate-as-possible ratings to every aspect of each player’s game, plus keeping us up to date of all transfers at the club, as well as the financial position.

The work involves three times-yearly thorough working through of the data file, using a downloadable editing package that is simple to use. The first of those three exercises is currently underway, so we need someone who is eager to start asap.

During the rest of the year, we obviously need to be kept up to date with transfers and contract news, as well as info on the club debts/finances, so that every bit of information that FM uses about Oxford United is as accurate as it can be. That is the task of the researcher to provide the info, and to be up to date with the news at the Kassam.

So, it will be the researcher's call as to how Ryan Clarke’s handling, or Damian Batt’s crossing attribute reads in FM 2013. We would prefer the researcher to be a local to the city, to be best positioned to attend as many games as possible and to keep in touch with the club grapevine!

We need to insist that any applicant for the job is available to devote time to the exercise during the next few weeks and also in the summer.

Email me on to discuss this role further, including details of why we should choose you.

Thanks for reading
Dean Gripton
English Research team, Football Manager
Sports Interactive

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Re: Football Manager Position

Post by Radley Rambler » Wed May 30, 2012 12:53 pm

I suppose they can't really research players to this level of detail without asking the opinions of fans but to only ask one fan is a bit dangerous. I have very differing views from others at each game particularly in relation to the attributes of individual players - how do they know that they are not being fed a load of bunkum - deliberate or otherwise.

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Re: Football Manager Position

Post by A-Ro » Wed May 30, 2012 4:33 pm

Anyone seen Boris?

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Re: Football Manager Position

Post by bspittles » Thu May 31, 2012 9:19 am

I did the stats for Leek Town when we were in the Conference. Players are largely limited to a set range for the division they are in, although younger players can be worse but with high potential and older players relatively better in some stats (positioning, etc) than others (speed, etc).

There are (or were) problems with the datafile system. You could transfer Beano to Slumdon and there's nothing the Slumdon researcher could do about it. I did offer to set up an online database so that moves could be tracked much better, but I think they still have the mentality of two kids writing a game from their bedroom.

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