This site is dedicated to CM9798, a Dos-Windows game released in 1997.
CM97/98 is available as freeware and runs on a Windows machine using Dosbox. The game is available without the need for a CD, so once it is installed it could be played regardless. This was to drum up popularity before the release of CM3, which was the next leap forward in the series.
The first save I blogged about took me from Wimbledon to Deportivo via Auxerre, Leeds & Liverpool. It was 15 beautiful seasons before a corrupted save game ended the story in it’s tracks. This can all be re-lived from the start at this link
Fortunately, my second attempt took me right through the game up to the 2025/26 season where the game ends. I started and finished at Darlington, with about 5 clubs inbetween You can catch up with this over at the Season Summaries tab. I’ve continued to do some shorter term saves since then, so there are still updates on a regular basis.
You’ll also notice some extra links, which include a guide to getting the game running again and also our Community XI, where I asked you, the fans of the game, to nominate your favourite CM9798 players and then put them to the vote to find your ultimate CM9798 XI. I’m also privileged to have conducted an interview with the co-creators of Championship Manager, Paul & Oliver Collyer. That can be located here
I’m trying to write as much as possible and currently contribute to The Higher Tempo Press and Tales from the Top Flight. If you’re looking for a writer, get in touch. I’ll do it for nout. My Wakelet profile includes some of my ‘highlights’
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