Hello! Welcome back to the Retirement Home, where our team of over 35s are struggling to adjust to life in the second tier of English football. Back to back promotions felt like an enormous achievement – keeping this lot up would eclipse that.
Here’s how the table looks as we rejoin the action:
New season, new hope. Except instead of hope it’s an endless stream of players asking to leave. Welcome back to Mulhouse, where nobody wants to join or stay. Everything is most definitely NOT coming up Mulhouse.
Here’s a reminder of how last season finished before we move on to season five:
Dhorasoo is a solid signing for any budding side looking for
a defensive anchor and made the cut for the last CM9798 Cup.
In real life Dhorasoo went on to sign for Lyon making over
161 appearances scoring 11 goals followed by short stints at AC Milan and PSG.
At Milan he was in the squad which had a very unfortunate night in Istanbul
against Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final.
He went on to feature in a film called Substitute detailing
his role as an unused squad player during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
I’ve been looking forward to this one. By now, you should know by now Andrew (KOTR) has been researching Scandinavian CM9798 players. What about a club could only recruit Swedish players? What if that club was a European giant? What if you ate Ikea hotdogs whilst you read this? Let’s hear more from Andrew…
Hello and welcome to my latest adventure. There is always a great deal of interest in the hidden depths of the CM9798 database much of which is caused by the games own limitations on the number of players a 16-bit game can handle.
Greetings! Welcome to season 3 of the Retirement Home. We’re two for two on the promotion front, having started in Division 3 with no players. With a squad made up from players aged 35 and above, we stormed Division 3 then stole a promotion from Division 2 thanks to a very late playoff push and a memorable Wembley win. As usual, a host of retirements has left us with a job on our hands to be promoted again. I’ll go on record right now and say survival is my only aim.
Let’s see who we’ve managed to tempt for one last shot at glory:
Well good day to you. Welcome to the end of season 4 here in France, where my time as Mulhouse manager has been largely seamless. Once we got out of Ligue 2, we made our debut in European football this season and whilst that treat is over, we’ve now got to set about doing it again. I will warn you now, this episode is the closest I have come to having a CM related breakdown.
Alfonso is fondly remembered by anyone who played CM9798,
along with many of the 1997-98 Real Betis side; if you wanted you could have
paired him up-front with his brother Ivan Perez Munoz. He went on to score over
50 goals for Betis, followed by a relatively unsuccessful spell at Barcelona
and a loan to Marseille before returning to Betis to end his career.
He also accumulated 38 caps for Spain, scoring 11 goals. A
point of interest is that Getafe named their stadium after him (Coliseum
Alfonso Perez) even though he never played for his hometown club.