Marching on Together – Part 2 | @RossBell1984

Ross Bell is looking to bring his 2019 CM Cup winning form to Elland Road. The fixture list wasn’t kind to start the season but as it starts to ease up, can Leeds climb the table? Catch up with part 1 here

We are back in West Yorkshire trying to rewrite the wrongs of Leeds United, After a less than stellar start last time out let’s look to improve this time.

Walsall in the cup next, should be easy…. looks like we should probably think about stopping Roger Boli in the second leg.

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The Wonderkids – Part 2: Butterfingers and Broken Bones

Welcome back to our dive into the CM9798 database where we look to see how the youngsters the CM scouts’ thought would go on to be world beaters can get on given a real opportunity to grow. To sum up, we’ve built a team of young players with unlimited potential of -1 from all over the globe and thrown them into the cut and thrust of men’s football; The Nationwide Football League Division Three where grass would not dare to grow back in 1997. You can catch up with part one here.

We’ve made a very competitive start despite two of our ‘keepers lacing their gloves with Stork as a pre-match ritual.

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1. A-Z of Football – Arsenal (97/98) – Transfers a plenty

Most peoples favourite part of management sims – Transfers. Not one to miss out, I set out on scouting to find those hidden superstars with unbelievable stats. I stumble across a few lads, who I think will definitely improve the squad. Those players are;

De Pedro looks like a great candidate for left wing. His Pace & Flair evident alongside great stats across the board. A banging debut as he gets his first goal for the club after just 3 minutes, in a dominant 4-1 victory over Everton. Shoring up the defence comes the legend that is Rigobert Song, and a potential star in Kenny Sivertsen, A 200k signing from Ikast. These 2 will be pushing to start at the RB position, although Kenny is out for 4 months for now! His stats and versatility look extremely good, and will be key to the team. Whether that be a starting position, or off the bench! One thing I learnt recently during some research, is that Ikast FS merged with Herning Fremad to create what we now know as FC Midtjylland!

Another player that shows me his worth, is the man above. This was a grind, but up pops Song to win me a hard fought game! Ian Wright is a beast of a striker on this game, and hopefully I can get loads of goals before he eventually retires.

3 new players join me in September, and I really need to make some space for any future signings. However – These 3 look pretty good. I have to remember that it isn’t about youth in this challenge, as soon as I win a trophy (Changed it from league to trophy, due to the 30 season limit) then I will be moving on. However – These 3 look like pretty good backups. Will start Albonetti alongside Adams

Seems like this unknown manager has just been sacked. Can only hope he ends up somewhere better. Does look like one for the future

Barcelona break the world record to bring Alfonso in, keeping with the realism. They also flex their cash, buying the goggled magician

So it is the end of this write up. We have been very strong so far in the season, but there is a surprise leader at this moment in time. Not a lot in it, but I do fancy ourselves in this form. Here are the last screenshots, see you next time!

Oh. Almost forgot!

Whatever happened to: Alberto Bernardi

There isn’t actually a lot to find on this lad. It is evident he didn’t fulfil the potential that CM have given him in my save. It would be better to show you his career than list the full amount. An Italian Journeyman, it looks as if he was actually a right winger as apposed to striker. Also – His career states that he wasn’t playing for Carpi at the time. Strange huh!

Monday Night Football

Hello and welcome back to Monday Night Football with CM9798 where we look to recreate some of the magic of the 1990’s by giving a fixture from the current Premier League season the CM9798 touch.

Last week we looked ahead to last Saturday’s Newcastle vs. Chelsea fixture where we predicted a 2-2 draw. Whilst we didn’t get it all right, we predicted an efficient Newcastle and a resilient Dubravka so we’ll take that.

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Championship Manager Podcast – Episode 1: Paul & Oliver Collyer

Good morning and happy Monday to you. I’m delighted to bring you episode one of Champ Man on the Post, our brand new podcast dedicated to Championship Manager. What better way to start the series than a chat with Championship Manager creators Paul & Oliver Collyer? Episode one is available here or you can subscribe to Man on the Post through your favoured podcast app.

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CM9798 Retirement Home – Part 15: Rebuild

Good day to you and welcome back to the Retirement Home. It has all gone a bit awry here, as successive promotions now seem a distant memory. We find ourselves not only back in Division 2 but in the relegation places, hoping that our over 35s club can find some inspiration. One thing is for sure, we won’t be able to buy our way out of trouble. The debt continues to spiral out of control. Here’s where we rejoin the action:

table end of October S5

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Marching on Together – Part 1 | @RossBell1984

Ross Bell is the reigning CM9798 Cup champion and he wanted to bring a blog to the table. I’ve set him the challenge of taking his beloved Leeds to the heights they reached under David O’Leary.

Leeds head into the 1997/98 season on the back of a dismally dull 96/97 campaign where George Graham led the team to 11th place with an almighty 28 goals scored in 38 games! My first aim for the 97/98 campaign is to top that goal total, the summer signing of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink should help. An added caveat for this season given to me by our CM overlord is that I can only sign players that Leeds actually signed during that season. Thankfully the game is updated with all the signings for the season already in the squad so i can get on with the task of trying to finish in the top half and score more than last season, should be easy right …

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