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Darren: Who should I be managing in Football Manager 2012

Hey guys, I have a short but important post for you today. As you all know Football Manager 2012 will be released on Friday October 21st. However, what you don’t know is who myself and all the other writers will be managing. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I want you guys to have a say in who I manage.

Let me start by saying there will be no option for proper lower league management or any clubs outside of England. I know this is restrictive and I apologise if you wanted to see me step away from the usual, but I have to stand by what I enjoy and if you don’t enjoy the game there is no point in playing. I really enjoy the English game and prefer to start a game in the Championship or Premier League as to experience those wonderkids at the start of a game. Anyway, I will be offering the poll below within all my posts from now on. You can vote from the 6 options below and the voting will close within a week of the FM 2012 release.

Darren Smith: "Which team should I be managing in FM 2012?"

  • Norwich (EPL) (27%, 80 Votes)
  • QPR (EPL) (23%, 68 Votes)
  • Leicester (CH) (16%, 46 Votes)
  • Stoke (EPL) (15%, 44 Votes)
  • Derby (CH) (14%, 42 Votes)
  • Bolton (EPL) (5%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 295

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OK guys, well I hope you all find a club of interest there. The list above is final, but the team I manage is up to you so place your votes soon. If you haven’t already you can pre-order FM 2012 below.

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Sears
10 years ago

Hmmm, interesting choices Darren. I expected to see Newcastle as an option, since their your fav club and all. I voted for Stoke :)

Johnny Karp
10 years ago

I voted for Stoke too :)

Kevin
10 years ago

I went for Derby. Nostalgic reasons as I’m the only person around here old enough to remember :)

Excessive
10 years ago

Stoke for me!

Dan
Dan
10 years ago

Stoke gets my vote!

onecapwonder
onecapwonder
10 years ago

Norwich, but you have to promise to start Kyle Naughton. If not then Leicester you’ll enjoy all the crappy signings we made last summer. John Pantsil, well the name says it all.

Looks like it’ll be Stoke though, wonder if you can get Ryan Shawcross to develop the PPM “tries 30 yard slide rule passes”…?

MRDNRA
MRDNRA
10 years ago

Leicester plz. See if you can have a better start than Sven’s given us.

Martin - F.M.J.S
10 years ago

I did heads or tails on Norwich and Derby. Norwich being Heads and Derby Tails.
My vote Norwich.

Lye
Lye
10 years ago

Hi Darren,

Voted for QPR. They should be rich for you to buy some good players.

vaibhavc
vaibhavc
10 years ago

QPR for me, it looks like a good challenge.

Calin
10 years ago

Hey Darren,

I also went for QPR as it seems like a real challenge for FM 2012. Good luck with whatever team gets picked up!

dylan
dylan
10 years ago

defy the votes. go with stoke.

Rob Yeats
Rob Yeats
10 years ago

Went for Derby as i lived there for 5 years.

nielsneutron
nielsneutron
10 years ago

I went for Stoke. However either offload Thomas Sørensen or play him.

FM_addict
FM_addict
10 years ago

I had this conversation last night in the pub with some of my mates whilst watching the Arsenal – Dortmund game and for some bizarre reason we all decided that we would all give Dortmund a go in FM2012 and see how managing a German side goes. Certainly as a football fan in general I would love fooball clubs in ENgland to be run the same way as the clubs in Germany. IE: fan ownership, terraces, beer, fans allowed flags/banners in the ground. Got to admit that the atmosphere last night was amazing and I have this morning booked ickets to go watch Dortmunds game on 5-11-11 versus Werder Bremen on the eve of my 21st.

Stoke for me please.

Sibo373
Sibo373
10 years ago

I voted for Derby, they would be pretty interesting in my opinion. Also, could you please vote on my FM12 teams poll if you haven’t already.

Cheers mate, and good luck with whoever you get, but until then keep up the fantastic work in the Brighton story! :D

George Dobson
George Dobson
10 years ago

norwich for me thanks Darren

George Dobson
George Dobson
10 years ago
Reply to  Darren Smith

yep I have sorry should have made that more clear

Laxeyman
Laxeyman
10 years ago

I went for Derby Darren, would be more of a challenge than any PL team, in my opinion :)

Sayam Khan
10 years ago

Derby ;-)

Nicholas Phipps
Nicholas Phipps
10 years ago

I support QPR so please please please could you manager them, it would be great to see :)

Dave
10 years ago

You did wonders with Newcastle so would have loved to have seen West Ham in the list – would have been nice to see them winning countless trophies :)
Anyway for me have gone for Norwich

bigbaz
bigbaz
10 years ago

would like to have seen wolves up there as have not seen a wolves story around.
iv voted norwich due to seein how you’ll play holt (if u chose to keep him)

bigbaz
bigbaz
10 years ago
Reply to  Darren Smith

maybe next time

CsAtlantis
10 years ago

Eh, no Birmingham on the list? They definitely could use someone to save them, went with QPR because im, um Malaysian and all, plus having Joey Barton and Adel Taarabt should make for some “friendly” interactions in the squad……………..

David Wiggins
10 years ago

I have had a long hard think about who you could be next year! In the end I went for Norwich. 3 reasons really.
*They have a decent squad who play neat attractive football but not sure if it will be good enough to keep them in the Prem so would like to see you overcome that.
*I have always had a soft spot for Norwich
*I went to Norwich last week and found Carrow Road but they wouldn’t let me in!

darthbane999
darthbane999
10 years ago

I voted for stoke. They look like they are somewhere between the big 4 and the Europa league teams and is definately going to be interesting. I’m most likely going to do Stoke myself, too! Stoke is going to be the next Newcastle!

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