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Alex – Time To Leave

Alex says: “For the last time, hello everybody!

Yep, another writer is leaving :(. It is very unfortunate for Sears and myself to both be leavingwithin a fwe days of eachother but I have lost complete interest in FM. This isn’t unnatural, I usually lose interest around this time, having played FM for many months and trying out nearly every challenge I can think of. My important exams are next week and I have been knuckling down with revision, I have to get good results and Icannot play FM if I don’t enjoy it. Most of what I say you will have read on Sear’s post, we are leaving for similar reasons and I don’t want this post to be very long, but tributes must be paid to those that have helped me along my way. Only 6 months ago I was an unknown blogger on FMCrowd, but now I have had the privelege to have blogged on argubly the best FM site around. Onto those that deserve praise:

Desmo Wenning (Dutch FM God)

Des has been a brilliant follower, he always has something good to say and has provided me with a good few laughs :). Since w both blogged on FMCrowd, he followed mine and I did the same for his, and we still do this. He followed me onto this site, not many people did but he was willing to, showing true friendship. He also introduced himself in the forums with some very kind word about me, which made my day :D. Thanks for following Des, I will still follow you! If I am going to be replaced, I would love Desmo to be the one to replace me, since he is a great blogger and I’m sure he would be a hit here :D

Alexsaras, Vikingmarius, Sibo and Hazza

The other people that followed me to FMS, I thank you 3 for continuously supporting me and for being there for me, I wasn’t sure how I would be received when joining the team and you 3 made me feel better, since I knwe a few of the commentors :D. Alexsaras was one of the first people that I met on FMCrowd, and after a break period he is back and better than ever! His feedback is nice and I missed him when he was gone. Marius is always a great commentor, his writing is brilliant and I looked forward to his comment on every post. Sibo created his blog on the same day as me, but we only interacted a few months later! A very loyal person, he overtook me on most posts in FMCrowd and you can always expect a post from him :). Harry is similar to Marius, but I met him later on. Our chats on FMCrowd Chat were brilliant, I really miss it :(

Ana, Sears, Johnny, Sayam, Lye, Kevin, CsAtlantis and Vaibhavc

Everybody mentioned has been brilliant for me, welcoming me to the community and providing me with constant support. Starting out here was made so much easier by all of you and I couldn’t thank you all enough. Johnny was especially kind for letting me blog here, thank you so much!

Darren

What can I say, you invited me here and also followed my old blog, it has been a great experience. I have loved my time here but without Darren I would be a nobody right now, blogging to myself ;). A real inspiration, anybody that is considering writing a blog can take one good look at Mr Smith and decide, for he is a true role model and is a very talented football manager.

That’s it, I cannot say much more but goodbye, I’m sure you’ll learn to live without me…eventually :P. Maybe I can return, maybe I’ll go to my old blog if I rekindle the FM flame in my belly. or I’ll completely forget about blogging and never blog again. Real lif is more important and FM can only be worked around school work, not the other way round.

Goodbye, I hope I will see all of you again at some point!”

Can you handle the truth?

Hello folks, this is Johnny here. Normally I wouldn’t add a thing to such a nice goodbye post but I’m afraid that this time is different, a lot different. And that is because Alex might not be completely truthful in his words, both me and Darren are quite disappointed with his actions. Now let me explain.

First lie: “Darren invited me to the site”. That’s true, but not entirely. It was Alex who asked for the chance by posting a comment on Darren’s old blog and then here and Darren emailed him as a reply to those comments. I’ll leave it to you to judge if that counts as an invitation. But this lie is just an innocent walk in the park compared to what was going to happen.

The Academica story: You remember the “fantastic” Academica story, right? Exceptional players, incredible results. At some point we suspected that there was something wrong there and eventually Alex revealed that he was using a custom database that gave better regens in the game. Since some people emailed us with some serious questions about Alex’ honesty in that story we asked him to go public about that database and also provide us his save game file to be checked since some suspicions were beyond the usage of that database (apparently some of the players’ attributes were altered through a database editor during the game). Alex said that all the strange player attributes were due to that custom database but we received no reply to that request of providing us the save game. Alex pulled the plug on that story, he said that he was intending to do so anyway. We gave him the benefit of doubt and allowed him to start a new story.

The test: But we couldn’t leave it like that, we still had to give a clear answer to those who emailed us and still had strong reasons to be suspicious. I installed the custom database that he used, started a new game with it and went on until the end of the 2013-2014 season to see whether there would be such abnormal attributes in some players. After a whole week of playing that test game I discovered that it wasn’t the case, the players in that test game were all looking normal. I won’t go into details because that might give ideas to some cheaters, I’ll only say that we have undeniable proof that some of the player attributes were rigged in that Academica story.

Another lie: After discovering what happened I asked Darren to email Alex and tell him about my findings. Darren asked him to admit that he did something terribly wrong and promise not to do that ever again. That was all that we wanted from him, I guess we were quite lenient. That email was sent more than a week ago, on a Saturday. Alex’s last post was scheduled to be published the next day and it was published. But suddenly Alex was no longer there to reply any comments, he just disappeared. And, obviously, he just ignored that email again. Now, almost two weeks later, he comes by saying that he was busy. You know what? I really don’t believe you anymore!

This community is great because the people that are part of it are friendly and honest, that’s what I think. And I won’t let all our hard work to be thrashed by a childish liar like that. Normally we wouldn’t have made these things public, both Darren and me are quite patient and kind as you all know. But this guy pushed our patience way beyond any limit. You might see him popping up on some other websites that are not too concerned about honesty, that’s just fine. We just don’t want to see stuff like that here, we don’t lie to people. This story was a big blow for me, I always trust people but I might have to revise that in the future and it might be a lot more difficult to become an author on this website from now on.

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Jake Lenahan
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I’m disappointed in him really, as it’s not winning that constitutes a good story, it’s the entertainment factor and enjoyment of the readers themselves. If what your saying is true mate, then I’m not surprised. I suppose it’s ‘good riddance’ at the end of the day as it could have got worse.

That said, Alex seemed like a nice guy and was churning updates out like there was no tomorrow. Shame it’s had to end this way for him really..

LTN
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LTN

To be honest I was sure that there were problems with this guy. I also enjoyed his Academica story but I feel a bit annoyed by the fact that he was constantly cheating, this is not the right thing to do when you play one of the best games ever made. And I am not talking about starting a match all over again, because this might happen to anyone if his PC crashes down during the game. When I was writing at a blog, I was not afraid to tell that I got relegated or that I had a bad run of form, this is something normal, it can happen to anyone. People enjoy reading stories made by honest people at first, then they check how he does. We all remember Kevin’s Toronto story right? He had a pretty bad start at the beggining. Have you ever noticed anyone to say something bad about him. Of course not. I cannot imagine how somebody can find enjoyment by cheating. P.S After the Academica story I felt that I was completely rubbish in FM. I could not believe how could somebody make a striker score 60+ goals in one season when he… Read more »

Alex
Guest

What a nice post :D

vaibhavc
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vaibhavc

Hi
I have no idea what is going on. I am sad that Alex is leaving, but after seeing that bottom part, I have no idea how I feel. Thanks Alex for recognizing my efforts, at least.

Sibo
Guest
Sibo

Wow, that was hard to swallow, especially after the mention I got in his farewell post, I feel very disappointed in everything now, I was a great fan of Alex’s stories on FMCrowd and then when he came here and for it to be shattered like this…well, it just makes me doubt everything he did, which is a shame because he did some incredible things on FMCrowd but now I will never be able to look at them with the pride I felt for him, but more with unanswered questions. This is a really poor show, I thought I had done a few good things with some of my saves, like Aguero’s 21 goals by January in a Barca save, but then this blog seemed to diminish that, even though what I did was hard work and his was rigged attributes. Alex, if you are looking at these comments I want to say a couple of things, firstly, thanks for supporting my blog and the help you gave me to be the better writer that I am on FMCrowd now, however, secondly, and I am sorry to say this after everything, I find this very disappointing, I don’t expect any… Read more »

Martin Pickard
Member

Hi!

It’s never nice to see people leave this site…especially when its a front page blogger. I loved your Academica story…up to the part when you announced that you’d used a custom database, I then found myself not interested in your posts, shame really because I bet your a really good FM player.

Anyway, all the best for your exams.

Lye
Guest

Hi Johnny, It’s really sad to hear all these. Alex seems to be a guy whom i think has a lot of passion for FM. I never really go and suspect anything wrong even though his player score hell lots of goals. I don’t really understand his mindset. FM is just a game. Why do we like this game is because it reflects the reality of the football world. If cheating can help you to keep winning, what’s the fun of playing? This is one isolated case and i hope you, Darren and the rest of the readers shouldn’t be affected by this. It’s none of you guys fault. You are actually helping FM lovers in posting their story online so they should be responsible of their own actions. I agree with LTN, you still have Kevin, Ana, Sayam and the rest of the writers whose main satisfaction is enjoying the game regardless of winning or losing. For Alex, i just want to say i am not angry but sad and disappointed that you have misplace the trust that all of us have for you. In simulated world, you can cheat your way through but i wish you don’t do… Read more »

Timmy
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Timmy

There is something wrong with Alex,maybe he use some of that cheat because he want to prove that he is good enough for this site,little bit dissapointed with his attitude,but it’s ‘okayish’.Im not believe that his Pc is broken,because he update his Academia story like very c**zy man,maybe he started to thinking that he have to leaving this site now.Nobody on this site never get bad start,im not believe is somebody said he never get bad start.I will miss his crazy player and his ‘superior’ team.Alex,if you see my post,i wish you well,do the test seriously,and if you find your interest on FM again,maybe re-open your old blog will make your followers happy,and this time no cheating,okay :) wish you well
ps:Johnny,can you post the link to download that amazing database,just want to test the database

Timmy
Guest
Timmy

and Alex,please not arguing,it will make you leaving this site with bad thing
Goodluck,wish you well :)

Stromson
Member

Wow, I guess I can’t say I’m surprised but it’s still a crying shame. Part of me had always wondered if something fishy was going on, but after seeing Excessive obliterate the Swedish League and Darren and Johnny’s constant domination (all three of whom I trust not to cheat), it didn’t seem *that* far fetched for him to own the Portugese league. I guess it was too good to be true in the end.

I’ve always felt that your results in game are secondary to the story telling and passion demonstrated. A tough relegation battle that ultimately sees you sent down is far more entertaining than winning every game 6-0.

Jake Lenahan
Member

Haha.. It’s an awful league Stromo. Took me 8 years to get to the top of the leagues, with awful players though. Staying at the top with players that can challenge the best of teams in Europe against those that probably won’t make your Sunday league team isn’t tough ;)

Alex
Guest

Wow, I have to say with the responses I am getting I could kill myself right now. I didn’t realize that people had such respect, whih goes to show what a douche I am.
I know this probably wont help and I can never be held in the regard as I was before but I am truly sorry. I’m not sure why I cheated now, the first two when I didn’t went so well, but I wants more. I got trophy hungry and seriously, I think Johnny and Darren should’ve booted me out when thy first realized this predicament.

Cruickshanks
Guest

Well Alex you are my friend and I’m shocked at this news. You were very stupid to cheat and I think you could have gotten as far as you did if you had played the game fairly. I am upset you leave the blogging community like this. I can only hope this is the only story you done this on.

Alex
Guest

It is, I swear! I know you probably wont believe me, but its true.

Cruickshanks
Guest

Well I do believe you due to you being a great friend but I am still dissappointed in you and if you ever do return whereever it may be I hope you learn your lesson

Alex
Guest

Thank you, everything I said in the post is true and I hope we can still be friends.

CsAtlantis
Guest

I think everyone has had their say on this matter, but I think that Alex has learned his lesson, just one dishonest case and your entire credibility comes into question, this was a real double-edged post though, was happy with being acknowledged before I read the next half

Anyway, Alex, good luck with your exams, study well!

junior
Guest
junior

WOW..i remember saying to myself “i suck at FM” cuz what ALEX achieved wt academica was amazing..but ok its like…things go on!!

Sears
Guest

My god, this is absolutely astonishing. If I said what I really thought, I’d probably get banned from here for life. I always try to be as nice as I can, but this clown doesn’t deserve any credit or compliments. I hope we won’t see any more guys like Alex posting here, or anywhere else for that matter. I’m OK with people cheating, but I absolutely hate people cheating and showing off their success. This is exactly what Alex did… Yeah he apologized, but I couldn’t care less if he did or not. He’s been named and shamed, that’s the least he deserves. Now what angered me the most was this: ”Wow, I have to say with the responses I am getting I could kill myself right now.” I swear to bloody god Alex, if I got my hands on you right now, I’d kick your head in. If you knew me as my friends do, I’m totally against violence, but you deserve a slap. How god damn dare you say something as sick and terrible as that. My friends older brother killed himself about a year and a half ago, and it’s affected him so much. Another young boy… Read more »

Callum
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Callum

I completely agree with Sears and i am the same i hate violence with a passion.I wouldn’t go as far as Sears but still i think even though Alex admitted he was wrong he did it far to late. Johnny has been a complete inspiration to the fm community and i can imagine how he must feel betrayed. I hope this isn’t deleted its a fair opinion. I don’t often comment often only really read but i feel this has to be said.

Jake Lenahan
Member

Post of the year.

Desmo Wenning
Guest

HAHAHAHA you’re such a childish, strange, life-less person… Pathetic. Really. How could you get aggressive??? Seriously dude, you should get a life.

Jake Lenahan
Member

‘you’re such a childish, strange, life-less person… Pathetic’

You should look closer to home mate..

john
Guest
john

good job sears you tell him. its a pity u give out about cheatin becuz u probably did sine the vast difference of success in of your stories is unreal im talking about your queens park 1 compared to your journeyman and bilbao 1. Its a pity it wasnt checked out besides that good job for telling him off :)

Sears
Guest

Yeah but at least I didn’t cheat.

LTN
Guest
LTN

Actually he is telling you that you have cheated. I don’t agree with that though, I read your stories since you were playing FM2010 with Juventus and Chelms…something and you were very good. Just because he did not do that extraordinary well in his Bilbao story, that doesn’t mean that he cheated, John.

P.S Journeyman story= Queen Park story
He continued that, he just changed teams.

john
Guest
john

I bet u did but it but it was not checked out.

Laxeyman
Guest
Laxeyman

Such a shame that a good writer has had to leave because something which he didn’t need to do, and tbh it made the story quite boring as winning 6-0 every game just isn’t interesting. Hopefully Alex won’t do it again and hopefully will do well in his exams.

Ollie
Guest
Ollie

Hi Alex

I dont see what all the fuss is about its just a game FFS, its not like you killed anyone LOL :D

Desmo Wenning
Guest

Totally agree with you Ollie, weird guys around here…

Sayam Khan
Member

Johnny! You are a legend! It’s funny how Alex tried to cover everything up, but in the end he had no way out. I have to say, I’m very dissapointed, his posts were very time consuming and they were posted every day also… I can’t believe how he would have posted with the thought of ‘cheating’ in his mind. The fact he has made you go through all the trouble of testing the database, constantly checking emails, it’s made me angry even though I’ve had nothing to do with it. He also made everyone believe that they were rubbish, for example, I thought I was rubbish at finding regens… I don’t understand how he would have enjoyed his game by winning every game 6-0. I enjoy my game soo much because challenges come up all the time, ie. finishing 5th, but unable to maintain it, then finishing 1st, but now i’m unable to maintain that also. First i thought, the portugese league must have been damn easy, which did occasionally wipe any concerns I had from him. This website has grown massively over the last 6 months and I just hope this doesn’t damage it’s reputation. Regarding the new writers… Read more »

Desmo Wenning
Guest

Come on you guys, you’re all furious with Alex but hey, it’s only a game, don’t act like your life depends on a good FM-story or a cheated one.

Alex, thank you for the kind words, really appreciate it and I would love to see you return to FMCrowd one day and I will definitely follow you once again if you do so. The FMCrowd chats have been amazing and I’m not furious with you at all with the cheating thing, we all do things we regret later.

Hope to see you soon Alex :D

Darren Smith
Admin

Desmo its not about cheating. We have built this community over years and Alex put the whole sites reputation at risk. If he wants to cheat I don’t care, but he lied on our site and this could have seriously damaged the way Football Manager Story is viewed. Why don’t you get that, its been said enough times! If your site have more than 3800 visitors a day I think you’d care about its image…that is what the problem is, not him simply cheating. (Sorry to have repeated this below too.)

Desmo Wenning
Guest

I guess you’re right Darren, but some people go to far. Alex also went too far though, especially with the suicide-thing…

Darren Smith
Admin

You’re right Desmo, some people did take things too far and it all stemmed from a comment that was probably written as an expression but taken the wrong way. My problem is that you generalised and made out like myself and Johnny had no reason to complain when obviously we do as the site could have suffered from Alex’s actions. However, I can see where your comments were angled now…

Tom
Guest
Tom

Alex

I wish you the best in your exams even though u cheated

How do u become a member of the writing team?

Tom

Kevin
Member

Well this is quite and active post now isn’t it!

Yes this is just a game but publishing something that isn’t true is just not morally correct. People come here to read good stories,be entertained all the while trusting in what has been written is on the level.
Fine if people want to manipulate the game go right ahead and enjoy, just don’t write about it. There that’s my 10 cents worth.

Alex: I wish you well with your exams and good luck for the future.

Stromson
Member

I don’t think we should be bashing or threatening Alex in anyway. He made a mistake, lied, and was caught. Ultimately however, he confessed that what he did was wrong and he’s shown remorse for his actions. We all screw up from time to time, lord knows I have. Yes there are consequences (such as no long being allowed to write here), but he’s (hopefully) learned a valuable lesson.

wemblry
Guest
wemblry

wow really shocked here.. thought there was something fishy when i saw your custome database

The Green Army
Guest
The Green Army

Sorry but from the bottom part it seems like your just getting worked up about a game which is designed for people to have fun and if alex wants to make a custom database with awesome players thats fine by me because I don’t care that much that he cheated about the game. As long as it allows alex to have more fun playing FM.

BUT, A BIG BUT is that he ruined it for other people who read his blog and that all they were reading about was almost a bunch of lies which just ruins the blog for other people. I mean I don’t mind about using custom database but writing about it to make others and me think he is the most isanely awesome person at FM ever. no.

To sum up Alex can use his own private custom database on his own because it makes the game much easier but writing about to just pretend he’s really good is just a no no.

Darren Smith
Admin

Hmmmm, well I must admit I had a comment in mind but reading through all the other comments has completely thrown me. I cannot believe one person cheating has brought about so many arguments. Let me start with Desmo, this site is well respected and when someone cheats, that brings everyones reputation into question…its not about cheating on FM, hell its only a game, its about coming onto someone elses site and writing lies that could ruin our hard work. You may not pay for your site and haven’t built something over years, that could be why you don’t understand but we do and we have spent ages building this little community into what it is…Alex put all that at risk so YES it is a big deal. This sites success relies on its reputation, so don’t brush it away like its nothing. If you don’t agree then why do you bother blogging yourself? Now, let me move onto the rest on a whole. Please stop arguing, this post is about Alex’s mistake and making the community aware of whats happened because myself and Johnny believe in trust and honesty. There is no need for such arguments and harsh words.… Read more »

Sibo
Guest
Sibo

I agree, whilst I don’t regret what I said as I think it was balanced and a fair reflection of my views (as well as not being the flashpoint for an argument!) I do think that this is tearing the community apart with everyone arguing, it would probably be best if everyone just stopped. Took a deep breath. And then thought about what they were going to write, I didn’t write my reply instantly as I didn’t want any heightened emotions to ruin anything I was going to say. Of course it is fine to have an opinion on this, but it doesn’t need to be phrased in an aggressive way, after all, Alex has apologized, even if it has come very late, so I think our main focus here should just be to say goodbye and if you can’t say anything else without getting threatening or aggressive, then just say that. Anyway, thanks for reading. Alex: Goodbye mate, I am sure that, at some point, I won’t remember you for this but for the helpful guy who helped me become a bit more established on FMCrowd, always commenting and producing quality posts. I won’t fully forgive you yet, but… Read more »

vaibhavc
Guest
vaibhavc

I would just like to say something to everyone: Please think about what you say and please stop swearing or using abusive language. I am sure everyone makes mistakes, and Alex has made a big one, but there is no reason to swear at him. Please appreciate the fact that he has accepted his mistakes. I know many who would have said it was not their fault. Whether you forgive him or not is your choice. Thank You.

Darren Smith
Admin

Agreed. :)

vikingmarius
Guest

http://kaksak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/wolrd-cup-calm-down.jpg

a bit strange this nothing against custom databases and changing stats if thats what you wanna do, but its not nice to blog it on such a prolific site

oh well its all just got a bit out of hand

thanks for the shout out and I will miss your story

good luck in exams

Darren Smith
Admin

vikingmarius I like the image ;) Everyone should tone it down a notch, but having said that this is a really big deal to myself and Johnny…and all the sites writers for that matter. We have worked soooo hard to build a successful FM site, all this could have gone to waste because of Alex’s mistake. Anyone who cheats, go for it, I honestly don’t mind as its your game and you can do whatever you want…but NO ONE can cheat on this site. We own the site, we make the rules and they are there to make the site successful and a pleasant read. For me this is case closed, I honestly can’t fathom how anyone doesn’t understand why we see this as a big deal…we haven’t poured hours of time into this every night for years to watch it get a bad reputation…and that is what was at risk. Now, how about we try to forget this little fiasco. I personally read and write to relax and enjoy a fun enviroment….therefore I’m sure everyone else is the same. I personally feel this subject is a little depressing and taking away from what this site is about. So I… Read more »

Mathias
Guest
Mathias

I also do think, that Alex made a mistake… But he is also the reason, why i read on this site. He has made a mistake, and so have i… You just need to get back on the horse (Thats what you say in Denmark). Before Alex came here, i had never heard of this place, and i thank him to introduce me, to this amazing site! Am in here every date, and always looking forward to new posts! So he also did some good thing for this site! So i think that we all need to thank him. i do myself!

Alex, i’m sorry you cheated but it’s no massive sin… I forgive, beacuse you have given me so much joy through your posts!

I love Footballmanagerstory and only beacuse Alex moved from FMCrowd to here!

Omer
Guest
Omer

So with your strict rules of joining now, suppose you can let me join :D

But in all serious I’m sad that Alex had to cheat because I thought he had a great story going at first. In the end this is only a game but I do understand your anger at the issue.

Moving on Johnny bring out another Vauxhall post!

Nick
Guest
Nick

Woah, I loved Alex’s FM Crazy stories on FM crowd and am di
sapointed by this but I think everyone needs to take a deep breath and calm down. I’ve been visiting this site for a year and a half and this is the first time I’ve seen any serious cracks appear in this community.

Nick
Guest
Nick

Sorry for the lack of grammar there

Darren Smith
Admin

lol, I agree completely Nick. You described the community showing cracks for the first time very well. And it shouldn’t be that way, myself, Johnny and all the writers want to carry on as normal so I hope everyone can forget about this soon. At the end of the day Alex’s actions shouldn’t have an effect on the site and its community…lets hope tonight is a full moon or something. ;)

Nick
Guest
Nick

Thanks for the kind words

Billy
Guest
Billy

Disapointing as i enjoyed alex’s academica story, hopefully this wont happen again and i have no doubt this incident will effect such a brilliant website.

Nick
Guest
Nick

agree 100% :-)

Richard
Guest
Richard

I’ve been reading this site for quite some time now, but i’ve never written in (feeling a little like an outsider looking in). I am keenly interested in Kevins, Ana Lucia’s, and Darrens stories. Part of the charm of these stories are the fact that they don’t always win. In fact, some stories I believe are actually more interesting when trying to avoid relegation (Coruxo story springs to mind here). Anyway, for what it’s worth, my point is that I read these stories for the journey itself, not the results. I like to see how people set up their teams, how they adapt to other teams, how they react to adversity etc etc. In all honesty, I had stopped reading Alex’s story as I personally found it a bit repetitive and boring, but that’s just me. I would just like to say to Johnny and Darren that I understand your concerns about the reputation and validity of the site. However for me, this incident will not affect my views or reading of the site. I am pleased that in my reading of this site going forward, I will be engaging in real and honest stories from honest writers who have… Read more »

Darren Smith
Admin

Thanks for that Richard, a very nice comment and I appreciate the kind words. The only reason Johnny and I decided to tell the community about Alex is because we feared for the readers that may have been suspicious. We wanted everyone to know our stories are 100% real and we don’t like fake or pampered stories on this site. This reveal seemed like the only way to achieve that although a handful seem to have missed the point. I’m glad you didn’t and it means a lot to know our reputation remains in tact with you.

Jake Lenahan
Member

Just like to apologise for flaming earlier, that’s not normally what I’m about.
Hope everyone can resolve their differences.

Sears
Guest

Me neither, I’m normally a calm person but they are some things that really gets my blood boiling and Alex saying that he could kill himself is definitely one of those things… I apologize too for saying I’d physically harm him in any way. I didn’t mean that.

Sears
Guest

Desmo – Where do you live, Holland? I live in Ireland.. Do I know you? Have I ever seen you before? Have you ever spoken to me before? Your saying I shouldn’t judge Alex since I don’t know him in real life… What have you just done? Oh wait, just in case anyone forgot: ”HAHAHAHA you’re such a childish, strange, life-less person… Pathetic. Really. How could you get aggressive??? Seriously dude, you should get a life.” I’m 16, so I may still be childish and immature, so I’ll let you off with that one pal. Strange? My sister thinks I’m strange, so maybe your right there too. Life-less person? Am, if I was life-less, wouldn’t I be dead? Pathetic? How on earth could I be pathetic? How could you stand up for someone who cheated and told you sooooo many lies? Please, enlighten me? You read Alex’s posts on FM Crowd… How do you know he didn’t cheat there as well? He did give a player £2,900 wages whilst in the Blue Square Premier, where your budget is normally around that figure.. Anybody could cheat and provide a good story… I’ll even waste some of my extremely valuable time to… Read more »

Nick
Guest
Nick

Sears, please calm down, I’m younger then you so I might be wrong or not mature enough but it clearly seems that Alex has apologised for his regrettable actions. From following your journeyman blog you seemed like a nice and reasonable person, so just please calm down. Personally, I don’t like cheaters either but I can understand why people would want to do it. Alex was clearly feeling pressure from joining such a large community.

Sears
Member

Re-read my comment bud, as you clearly havn’t read it. I apologized, admitted I was in the wrong. What else do I have to do? I apologized, but it’s OK for John to call me a cheat, and for Desmo to say that I’m a pathetic person with no life. Yet your still telling me to calm down, unbelievable. How’s that fair?

Nick
Guest
Nick

I don’t think either of them are right either, I’m just saying that you’re being quite aggressive, I don’t think you cheated at all but some accusations you’re making are (or at least look) a bit aggressive. I might be wrong but I’m almost certain that Alex didn’t cheat on his FM Crowd game. As for Desmo, he was definitely wrong too, some of his accusations were clearly childish and ridiculous. If I’m flaming, I deeply apologise and if somebody tells me I am then I’ll stop but you haven’t really apologised, just defended yourself (which of course you should do) I’m probably making no sense here so if I’m being stupid, please ignore me. thanks

Sears
Guest

Your not being stupid, just expression your opinion as your rightly to do so. Let’s forget this ever happened alright? Good night.

Ana Garcia
Member

Wow, I wasnt expecting all this.

I guess I cant really add anything I agree with some people disagree with others but I raised my concern with both Darren and Johnny so am glad the right outcome has happened.

We all make mistakes its part of life, its how we react after that makes us who we are.

Alex made a mistake but he accepted it so there is no point having a go at him. Lets hope he learns a lesson and becomes a better person, I have nothing against him so the best of luck in your exams Alex and I hope you get the grades you need.

This is one of the nicest, friendliest FM sites there is so lets keep it that way. This is a one-off incident so lets try to forget it.

I guess thats all I want to say on the matter, I realise Johnny and Darren want to show the facts as they have worked hard to build this site and they dont want it ruined.

Life’s too short as they say, but I think the right conclusion has been reached.

Sears
Guest

I agree with Ana… I apologize for what I said, and I wish Alex the best of luck in his exams. I know this may be rich coming from me, but I think we should all put an end to this childish play acting and forget all of this ever happened. I for one won’t be commenting in this post again, so good luck Alex in what ever you chose to do in life.

Mat
Guest
Mat

I have been a fan of this blogs for around two years now but don’t comment a lot because I enjoy reading the posts of others, but I can stay silent on this occasion What has disappointed me in reading this post is not Alex’s cheating. Yes it was wrong and his lying made this worse but people make mistakes and I can forgive him for this. What has really disappointed me is the disrespect showed my some members towards others. I have always known the FMS community to be one passionate about FM and football in general and the discussion has always been enlightening and although there have been differences in opinion at times, the debate has always been built on mutual respect for one another. I hope the community can move on from this and no matter what your opinion on the issue is I hope we can all learn to recognise what unites us and forget the things that divide us. I’d like to end by congratulating Jonny and Darren on the way they have handled this issue. Although the short term consequences may not have been what you had expected, in the long term I’m sure… Read more »

Mat
Guest
Mat

make that con’t in the first sentence

Mat
Guest
Mat

make that can’t in the comment above

Darren Smith
Admin

OK guys, looking through all the comments I think everyone has said their peace, then regretted it and said sorry lol :) At least most of us anyway so lets call it a day. Everyone seems to have kissed and made up now, must admit that pleases me a lot. I enjoy spending time on the net with every single one of you, so its nice to know we can all back down when things get heated. Victory for the FMS community ;)

Daniel
Guest
Daniel

Bit disappointed, if am honest.. but all in all, everyone make mistakes. Forgive and forget. This could of ruined the time and effort of the people who made this website.

Alex – good luck in your exams.

Daniel

dami
Guest
dami

so many comments…nothing more to add…Anyway best of luck with your exams…

George Dobson
Guest

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