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Pro Vercelli: Farewell to a Friend

From the list of fixes incorporated into the new 9.2.0 patch for Football Manager 2009:

Improved selection of media sources for lower league news stories (fixes reporting on teams outside their remit).

I’ll miss you, unnamed reporter who shadowed my every move for no discernible reason. My one regret is that I never got to know you well enough to manipulate you into helping me get what I want from the league. If only I’d asked your name, or, at the very least, bothered to exist on your imaginary physical plane. A tinkling piano in the next apartment…

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Pro Vercelli: Farewell to a Friend

by Brian Phillips · December 28, 2008

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