5. You have seen a new day dawn while still trying to get Wolves promoted far too many times.
6. You know you have a problem when the in-game calendar says the year is 2032, as one writer confessed in The Guardian:
But my playing got progressively more regular. I was going out less and less. I started putting on my pyjamas as soon as I got home from work. I dreamt about it. My flatmate told me that I had to sort it out. I knew what I had to sort out, I had a very tricky League Cup tie against Ipswich coming up and didn't have time to chat.
It dawned on me that I had been playing too long when I found myself in the first game of the 2032 season facing up to a team containing Michael Owen's son. There is an in-game function that cruelly tells you how long you have been playing. I tentatively opened it up: 127 hours. I knew I had to stop.