Football Manager 2009

Football Manager is probably the computer game most hated by women who are in a relationship, and those who have experienced it whilst being in a relationship, should they now be single – possibly because of said game!  Whether they are married, live with their partner or are still living apart, there is no doubt that if their boyfriend/husband is a football fan and has a computer then he will have a version of this game.  And he will use it religiously and regularly.  Often, putting off quality time with his girlfriend or wife to do so.  This game will have been the cause of many an argument and will undoubtedly be the topic of conversation between both men when they get together:  “you should see them team I’ve put together”  and women when they get together:  “if he spends one more second playing that bloody game”…..

……I must be one of the lucky men in the world because my wife buys me the new version of this game every Xmas!  I have to admit though, I’m in no way usually addicted to it so I think maybe because I spend so little time playing it, I’ve been given it as a reward – or something weird like that.  However, I think this year she may regret it because I started playing on Boxing Day and haven’t really stopped since! I even threatened to bring it in and play it at work when I was bored, which has been a common feeling these past 2 days!  And I’m a bit unsual as well I think.  Apparently, when most people start a game they go for a team they support.  I plumped for Burnley.  Yes, Burnley!  Why – I have no idea.  But it’s been a good decision, because I got them promoted to the Premiership in my first season in charge against all odds.  I am now a hero amongst their imaginery fans.  And it feels hypothetically good!  But I better stop here because this game undoubtedly has a power over men and I think I could write for hours about my Burnley side – which is definitely not healthy.

Anyways, in my boredom at work I have stumbled across my favourite quote of the year.  I was looking at all the best quotes of the year and this little gem has cropped up:

“I felt like my vote was the vote that put him into office. It was down to one vote, and that was going to be my vote. And that may not be true, but that’s how much power it felt like I had.”
This is a quote by P Diddy on how he single handedly got Barrack Obama elected!  My favourite part is undoubtedly the use of the phrase “that may not be true” as if he actually believes that it could be true……genius.
I hope everyone who drops by this page and takes the time to read my drivel has a lovely New Year and I wish everyone well for 2009.