Well, here in Holland you can pre-order Cm5 at big shops, while when I ask them about Fm2005 they haven't heard of it.
I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of freezing cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for letting us work there, and when we got home, our Dad would murder us in cold blood, each night, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah." But you try and tell the young people of today that... and they won't believe ya'.
It's not so bad for SI if you realise that CM5 is going to suck, people are going to buy it, get disgusted and arent even going to look at the CM series again (if CM5 happens to be good, then it's another story but seriously, do you believe it's going to be a great game?). And Tom, no offence but looks like your friend in living in la-la land. The "From the makers of CM" is pretty obvious isnt it? Unless he didnt know that SI made the CM series before.
Location: West Warwick, Rhode Island: AS SEEN ON 60 MINUTES!
I most certainly won't fall for the bait-and-switch tactic that Eidos is using for CM5, mainly because I live Stateside and the only choice for me will be Football/Worldwide Soccer Manager. Even if I lived in England, Holland, or even Malaysia, I know that FM/WSM is from the same people [Sports Interactive] that developed CM before the SI/Eidos "divorce". Now, go out and tell your friends, "CM5 will be sh*t. Buy FM/WSM instead."
I DON'T WANT VAGUELY AMUSED, I WANT VAGUELY EMPLOYED!