This post is a complete deviation from the current issues regarding Baines and the general madness of the transfer window.
I think it was Ste Taverse who posted on the Bainsey thread stating that Moyes is playing at Championship Manager and cheating by being at two clubs at once and putting in low offer and then accepting this offer.
Ah – it it brought a smile to my face at the memories! When Championship Manager was introduced in the 90s, it was akin to the invention of Facebook in its addictive qualities! I fucking loved Championship Manager and needless to say went on to win the quadruple on many occasions with Everton – admittedly by becoming the manager of four clubs and then dumping the other three when I had stuffed Everton full of talent at a pittance!!
Those 3 other clubs would usually be Liverpool (how I loved raping their squad and coffers), Man Utd, and amazingly Aston Villa! Now I hear you ask (if you're still reading this drivel) why the fuck would I need Villa as a 'feeder' club?! Nii Lamptey ladies and gentleman. Oh yes, the great Ghanian was – would you believe it – the best player on Championship Manager 94-95. I'd never fucking heard of him at the time and if you look at the background to his career on Wikipedia, it's absolutely tragic. One of the very early victims of greedy agents.
Other players of the day who brought many seasons of glory to my CM Everton team included Jan Molby, Matt Le Tissier, Giggsy, Shearer, Kanchelskis and Stig Ing Bjorneobe (you know who I mean!!), with Tony Adams and Martin Keown as centre backs.
Did anyone ever get addicted to this game back in the day and, if so, what were your best teams?! Remember, this isn't about recent versions – this is when you would sit through a match and every so often a text banner would appear to tell you what was happening – oh such fun!!
'PENALTY TO EVERTON' ... 'LE TISSIER STEPS UP... AND SCORES'
Sam Higgins, Posted 28/06/2013 at 10:17:18
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346 Posted 28/06/2013 at 14:27:28
What chairman at a club would allow his manager to manage another team at the same time?
Seriously I liked the game myself but was a little less successful than you,think I won 3 fa cups and one league,then discovered girls............ie the wife put a stop to my hours of fun upstairs
349 Posted 28/06/2013 at 14:33:55
That is the best name I have ever heard for a football club! Legendary....
352 Posted 28/06/2013 at 14:39:47
All this talk of the game is making think about dusting off an old copy of FM07 that's sat next my computer and immersing myself into the game again.
359 Posted 28/06/2013 at 14:46:16
I'd signed all the youngsters I wanted to my B team - which resided in the Npower Championship (whatever it was called back then), with their average matchday squad age being around 19. I'd then sign the players to Everton when they had suitably developed within my controlled B team environment (rather than sending them out on loan & hoping the loan team used them correctly).
The only issues were how to make the team play well enough that all the players got good ratings and developed, but at the same time stopping this feeder club from being promoted. The solution was to play my keeper outfield in the last 20 minutes so that we leaked goals with every opposition shot!
365 Posted 28/06/2013 at 15:05:41
382 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:05:37
386 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:19:38
387 Posted 28/06/2013 at 16:25:28
412 Posted 28/06/2013 at 17:31:55
422 Posted 28/06/2013 at 17:40:43
1> Have Tranmere as your second team because they had a bank balance of £20M, as apposed to Everton's measly £3M. You'd then sell some nobody to them for a record fee.
2> Shearer could be picked up for £2.5M.
3> Mark Stein, (from QPR) would get you 30+ goals in the first season and you picked him up for less than £1M.
4> Jamie Forrester! 18 year old from Leeds who was the original wonder-kid. Would be top scorer and player of the year until he was about 30.
5> Formation of 4-1-3-2 would wipe the floor for many seasons.
6> Ray Wilkins (36 in the game) would be great in the anchor-man role sitting between defence and midfield.
Me and my mates would waste hours playing this game. Still, at least it was social in a weird way as you had to be in the same room. No online gaming back then!
427 Posted 28/06/2013 at 17:56:31
I was a fully paid up member of CMA (Championship Manager Anonymous) for a good 7 or 8 years. Needless to say, I won everything with Everton, before moving on to build an all-conquering Nottingham Forest side (not really sure why). Then, even more strangely, I dominated for a while with Lyon (before they became good in real life).
I weaned myself off just in time for University finals, but a part of me does still miss it!
Best CM player I ever had? The rugged Polish centre half Jacek Bak - superb defender and always good for 7-10 goals a season from set pieces (heading 20 obviously). A modern day Derek Mountfield!
432 Posted 28/06/2013 at 18:00:27
467 Posted 28/06/2013 at 19:34:38
472 Posted 28/06/2013 at 19:45:51
475 Posted 28/06/2013 at 19:45:41
480 Posted 28/06/2013 at 20:04:22
My most memorable players would be Haruna Babangida and Maxim Tsigalko- a 60 goal a season man in the right EFC set up
487 Posted 28/06/2013 at 20:26:26
510 Posted 28/06/2013 at 22:08:48
524 Posted 28/06/2013 at 23:27:06
Yeah Teddy Lucic at the back and Tommy Svindal Larsen in midfield. Glory days.
527 Posted 28/06/2013 at 23:45:46
543 Posted 29/06/2013 at 01:38:40
Remember buying the likes of Saviola and Pablo Aimar as kids and then bringing them up through the ranks, must of started as a spanish team because in England their was a problem with work permits for them (not so much on the continent).
But what a game, spent many a night on it.
Ps Trevor ( above ) hated that game as a mate of mine could always score from the half-way-line any time he wanted (ps Gary you twat).
544 Posted 29/06/2013 at 01:46:14
That as without Google so no laughing.
565 Posted 29/06/2013 at 08:49:22
642 Posted 29/06/2013 at 13:52:26
653 Posted 29/06/2013 at 14:24:23
661 Posted 29/06/2013 at 15:01:17
724 Posted 29/06/2013 at 17:07:06
That's 20 years worth of addiction!
882 Posted 29/06/2013 at 23:59:18
His name: Magaye Gueye.
948 Posted 30/06/2013 at 12:07:45
949 Posted 30/06/2013 at 12:14:31
The Collyers are still involved with Sports Interactive (which makes Football Manager now – although owned by Sega) and Everton do use their amazing scouting database (I guess for free). Wonder if they could convince Sega to buy the club? Real life FM? Although I think FM have some sponsorship for Watford and AFC Wimbledon.
204 Posted 01/07/2013 at 13:22:24
Funnily enough, I actually posted a blog about my top 10 fave CM/FM players of the last 20 years if anyone wants to take a look: http://stevenscaffardi.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-top-10-best-championshipfootball.html
226 Posted 01/07/2013 at 13:57:12
239 Posted 01/07/2013 at 14:38:58
Craig Hignett at M'boro
Ceri Hughes at Luton
380 Posted 01/07/2013 at 20:37:37
609 Posted 02/07/2013 at 14:48:44
690 Posted 05/07/2013 at 12:58:51
Other great players I remember were Tonton Zola Moukoko and Ibrahima Bakayoko. I also remember around 95-96 Zinedine Zidane was a left back.
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