hide results

    FAQ by R.Taylor

    Version: Final | Updated: 09/30/01 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    =============================================================================
                     Championship Manager Season 00/01 FAQ
                                   Version Final
                                  27th May 2001
                                  by Rich Taylor
                  e-mail: richthecrippler@hotmail.com
                     AOL Instant Messenger: Richthecrippler
    =============================================================================
    Copyright:
    (c) Copyright 2000-2001 Rich Taylor. It may not be stolen, altered, or used for
    any type of profit. It may be reproduced electronically, and printed 
    for PRIVATE, PERSONAL use. It may not be placed on a CD, printed in a
    magazine  or any type of publication. It cannot be placed on any website
    without my permission.If you would like to contribute to this FAQ (you will
    be credited,) please e-mail me, as well as any questions, comments, or
    corrections, to the address above.
    
    *****NOTICE*****
    I AM ABOUT TO START AN FAQ FOR cm 01/02. IF YOU ARE PLAYING THE DEMO, OR EVEN
    THE FULL GAME EVENTUALLY, PLEASE SEND ME ANY RECOMMENDED PLAYERS AS SOON AS
    POSSIBLE.
    
    If you use a small part of this in your own FAQ, give me credit, and do ask
    for permission first.
    
    I HAVE CHANGED MY E-MAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE.
    
    ALSO, I STILL WISH FOR PEOPLE TO E-MAIL ME WITH RECOMMENDED PLAYERS, TACTICS
    AND THE SUCH, BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUERIES PLEASE VISIT THE NEOSEEKER
    CM 00/01 FORUM AT
    http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/index.php?fn=browse_forum&f=12&d=2570
    
    **NOTICE**
    I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF PEOPLE INSULTING ME BECAUSE I HAVEN'T GOT ONE OF THE
    PLAYERS THAT THEY LIKE ON MY LIST. IF I GET ANYMORE INSULTING E-MAILS WITH
    REGARD TO THIS FAQ THEN I AM GOING TO REPORT IT TO WHOEVER HOSTS YOUR E-MAIL
    ADDRESS (i.e. HOTMAIL OR YOU ISP) AND THEN YOU COULD LOSE YOUR E-MAIL ADRESS
    AND EVEN INTERNET ACCESS FROM THAT PARTICULAR ISP.
    
    ****IMPORTANT NOTE****
    WHEN SENDING IN PLAYER RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE GIVE ME THE CLUB HE PLAYS FOR
    AND HIS POSTION, WITH A LOT OF PLAYERS THEY ARE TWO WITH THE SAME NAME AND
    I DON'T REALLY WANT TO START THE GAME UP AND SEE WHO IS GOOD AND WHO IS
    CRAP. I CHECK ALL THE PLAYERS THROUGH THE EDITOR AND THAT ONLY GIVES
    POTENTIAL RATINGS. THANK YOU.
    
    The only websites that can post this are;
    
    Game FAQs http://www.gamefaqs.com
    Video Game Strategies http://vgstrategies.about.com
    Action Trip http://www.actiontrip.com
    The Cheat Empire http://home.planetinternet.be/~twuyts
    Neoseeker http://www.neoseeker.com
    CM Snowball http://cmsnowball.cjb.net/
    Gamexperts http://www.gamexperts.com
    Soccer Gamer http://www.soccergamer.com
    
    If you have found this guide on any other site please e-mail me and
    tell me where.
    ==============================================================================
    I am not going to go over all of the basics like what the stats mean, or how
    to start a game, or what the different buttons do while you are playing a
    match. You can read the instruction book for that. Or read Mark Vaughn's
    guide from www.sigames.com/eng or www.thedugout.net as that tells you
    everything like that you need to know. A lot of the other guides for the CM
    series are just copies of that, and aren't as good. Whereas I try to collect
    a lot of the information from different message boards at different websites,
    as well as using my own experience, to give all the best players, staff,
    tactics etc. Other guides may be bigger but they are just the instruction
    manual typed out.
    ==============================================================================
    Version:Final. Added a notice at the top. The demo for CM 01/02 is now out at
    SIGames.com, and the game is available to pre-order at most normal online
    video game stores. Please e-mail me any recommended players for CM 01/02.
    ==============================================================================
    Contents
    ==============================================================================
    1. Introduction and New Features
    2. Cheats and Tips
    3. Recommended Players
    4. Tactics and Formations
    5. Problems
    6. Acknowledgements
    ==============================================================================
    1. Introduction
    ==============================================================================
    This will be a FAQ about the entire game, not just the English League like
    the last one for CM 99/00. I also want this to be an FAQ, so please e-mail
    me your questions about the game and I will answer everyone that I can, if I
    don't know it I will find out for you. If you want to recommend a tactic,
    save it and send me the tactic as an attachment, I can then check it out
    and draw the tactic on here myself.
    
    The main new feature about this game is the built in editor, you no longer
    need to download one from the Internet (that reminds me I never thanked
    Tri Wasano in my last FAQ for his brilliant CM 99/00 editor, thanks. Better
    late than never). So I want to start off by asking no one to use this editor
    to cheat. It is an idiot's way out and it should only be used to make the game
    more realistic. Only make a player better if he is really crap in the game
    when he is good in real life. Only transfer players when they have been
    transferred in real life. This is what it is for. I hate it when people say
    they took a team from the conference all the way to European glory in about
    6 seasons. But you know that they done it with an editor. I always changed
    the name of my club, usually to something stupid like, Jericholics or
    Slayers Forest or The Skywalkers, but that just shows how sad I am.
    
    My favourite new feature is the media interaction. Now when something
    important is happening at your club they ask for your opinion on it.
    This can affect the moral of certain players, or the way you are viewed by
    other managers. For example I was asked whether or not I thought Alan Smith
    (Leeds) was a future England star. By saying that I believed he was let him
    know that I held him in high regard. They also ask about whether someone is
    available for transfer and the such, very cool thing.
    
    You can also now give a player a warning before you actually fine him, which
    is a good thing as it prevents them from getting too pissed off with you when
    they are fined, if they are warned beforehand they should have a good idea
    that something is coming.
    
    The most important new feature (after the editor) is probably the FA request
    feature. You can now complain to the FA about the Referee in your last
    match :) (I love being able to complain about the ref). And you can also ask
    for your next match to be postponed, this is handy if you have too many
    injuries or you don't have a Goalkeeper to play, or if three or more players
    are on International duty then the FA may postpone your game and re-arrange
    it at a later date. I could have done with that in the last game, especially
    when the Olympic tournament was on as there was no age limit in it (it's now
    under 23's only, thank god).
    
    There are also coach and physio reports available for players in your own
    squad. This is very useful when you aren't sure if someone is up to the
    standard you wish, or if you are not too sure of their fitness.
    
    The final big feature is the live league table during matches. You can watch
    it while playing a league match and see what the positions are if all the
    current scores stay the same, it changes whenever a goal is scored and is
    very useful if you are trying to avoid promotion as you don't have to try
    and work it out for yourself.
    
    There are new leagues as well, here is a full list of all the nations who's
    leagues you are able to be able to participate in;
    
    Argentina
    Australia (new)
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Croatia (new)
    Denmark
    England
    Finland (new)
    France
    Germany
    Greece (new)
    Holland
    Ireland (new)
    Italy
    Japan
    United States
    Northern Ireland (new)
    Norway
    Poland (new)
    Portugal
    Russia (new)
    Scotland
    Spain
    Sweden
    Turkey (new)
    Wales (new)
    
    The game also comes in a DVD style box, which is a lot less space consuming
    than the old boxes, they still don't stand up properly though. I have a big
    collection of DVD's all lying on their sides while all my videos are still
    standing strong, and DVD is supposed to be the way forward. Anyway I digress.
    ==============================================================================
    2. Cheats and Tips
    ==============================================================================
    International Management
    On the team selection screen when starting a game you can select to manage
    an international team by going to the teams Squad screen and selecting to
    manage them as with any other team. You can get to an international teams
    Squad screen by clicking on a player's nationality within a player profile.
    (thanks to Mark Vaughn's CM guide).
    
    There is supposedly a way to get a Referee the sack. After a match go to the 
    FA request section and ask for the next match to be postponed. Don't go to 
    your news just stay on the FA request screen and complain about the referee 5 
    times in a row without checking your news. After the 5th time check your news 
    and the referee should have been sacked. This never works for me but some 
    people have verified it so it stays.
    ==============================================================================
    3. Recommended Players
    ==============================================================================
    Higher league means the top division only, obviously the players will still be
    good at a lower level but they will probably get restless. Lower league is the
    equivalent of the first division and below. Some players might not be good
    enough for the first division, so you would probably be better off going for
    the lesser-known higher league players. Sometimes certain players only appear
    when you have certain leagues running. Youth players are players who have got
    tremendous potential and it would be a good idea if you could pick them up early
    as then you won't have to pay big money for them when they are world class.
    
    WHEN PEOPLE SEND IN PLAYERS PLEASE PUT THEIR POSITIONS AND CLUBS, IF A PLAYER
    IS SENT TO ME WITHOUT HIS POSITION AND CLUB LISTED THEN HE WILL BE IGNORED.
    
    I have removed the values because they vary too much.
    
    A lot of the players stats are for the version 3.89 of CM 00/01, they might be
    at different clubs if you are using a different version or have used an update.
    
    HIGHER LEAGUE PLAYERS
    GOALKEEPERS
    Fabian Barthez
    GK French Manchester United
    27
    
    Recber Rustu
    GK Turkish Fenerbahce
    27
    
    Magnus Hedman
    GK Swedish Coventry
    27
    
    Jerzy Dudek
    GK Polish Feyenoord
    27
    
    Alexandr Filimonov (credit: Hayden Shaw)
    GK Russian Spartak Moscow
    26
    
    Matteo Sereni (credit: Mohammad Yusuf)
    GK Italian Sampdoria
    25
    
    Zgibniev Malkowski
    GK Polish Feyenoord
    22
    
    Roberto Bonano (credit: Juan Manuel)
    GK Argentinean River
    30
    
    Robert Douglas (credit: Liam Sullivan)
    GK Scottish Celtic
    28
    
    DEFENDERS
    Jaap Stam
    DC Dutch Manchester United
    28
    
    Evanilson
    D/DMR Brazilian Dortmund
    24
    
    Saliou Lassissi
    D/DMRC Ivory Coast Parma
    22
    
    Patrick Andersson
    DC Swedish Bayern Munich
    29
    
    Gilmar
    SWDC Brazilian Real Madrid
    21
    
    Robbie Stockdale (credit: Brett Smith)
    DR English Middlesborough
    20
    
    Delio Cesar Toledo
    DL Paraguayan Espanyol
    24
    
    Ferry de Haan
    DC Dutch Feyenoord
    29
    
    Fabio Cannavaro
    DC Italian Parma
    26
    
    Alessandro Nesta
    DC Italian Lazio
    24
    
    Wes Brown
    DRC English Man Utd
    21
    
    Sol Campbell
    DLC English Tottenham
    25
    
    Gary Neville
    DRC English Man Utd
    25
    
    Lillian Thuram
    DRC French Parma
    28
    
    Roberto Carlos
    D/ML Brazilian Real Madrid
    27
    
    Samuel Kaffour
    DRC Ghanaian Bayern Munich
    23
    
    Sami Hyypia (credit: Shah Rami)
    DC Finnish Liverpool
    27
    
    Mario Yepes (credit: Matt Pitchforth)
    DC Colombian River
    24
    
    Ever Moas (credit: Matt Pitchforth)
    DC Uruguayan America (MEX)
    31
    
    Fernando Manuel Couto (credit: Peter Busby)
    DC Portuguese Lazio
    30
    
    Andrés Guglielminpietro (Guly) (credit: Peter Busby)
    DLR Argentinean Milan
    26
    
    Sebastien Pena (credit: Ben Jackson)
    SW/DC Argentinean Argentinos
    24
    
    Vincent Candela (credit: Liam Sullivan)
    DRLC French Roma
    26
    
    Simon Downer (credit: Gav Aur)
    DC English Orient
    18
    
    MIDFIELDERS
    Kennedy Bakircioglu
    AMFRC Swedish Hammarby
    19
    
    Rory Delap
    SW/D/M/FRC Irish Derby
    24
    
    Hidetoshi Nakata
    AMRC Japanese Roma
    23
    
    Francesco Totti
    AM/FRC Italian Roma
    23
    
    Kieron Dyer
    D/DMRC English Newcastle
    21
    Can play well in defence, but scores shit loads from midfield for
    a defensive midfielder
    
    Stephan Appiah
    DMC Ghanaian Parma
    19
    
    Sergio Conceicao
    AMR Portuguese Parma
    25
    
    Johan Micoud
    AMLC French Parma
    27
    
    Johan Elmander (credit: Andrew Doe)
    AMRLC Swedish Feyenoord
    19
    
    Pablo Aimar (credit: Brett Smith)
    AMC Argentinean Valencia
    20
    
    David Livermore (credit: Brett Smith)
    DMLC English Millwall
    20
    
    Ludovic Giuly (credit: Hayden Shaw)
    AMC French Monaco
    24
    
    Matthew Etherington (credit: Mohammad Yusuf)
    AML English Tottenham
    19
    
    Widodo (credit: Mohammad Yusuf)
    AMFRLC Indonesian Persija
    29
    
    Djibril Diawara (credit: Mohammad Yusuf)
    D/DMRC Senegalese Torino
    25
    
    Carlos Roberto Bobadila (credit: Mohammad Yusuf)
    MFRC Uruguay No Club
    26
    
    Joe Cole
    AMC English West Ham
    19
    
    Pavel Nedved
    AMFLC Czech Lazio
    27
    
    Javier Artero
    AMRC Spanish Dundee
    25
    
    Sharbel Touma
    AMFRC Swedish AIK
    21
    
    Sami Mahlio
    MRC Finnish Odd
    27
    
    Cristian Ledesma (credit: John Finn)
    MC Argentinean River
    21
    
    Alvaro Recoba (credit: Shah Rami)
    AMFRLC Uruguayan Inter
    24
    
    Chucks Nwoko (credit: Peter Busby)
    AMRC Maltese Birkirkara
    21
    
    John O'Brien (credit: Ben Jackson)
    DM/MLC American Ajax
    22
    
    Sixto Peralta (credit: Juan Manuel)
    AM/FRLC Argentinean Inter
    21
    
    Hugo Ibarra (credit: Juan Manuel)
    D/DMR Argentinean Boca
    26
    
    Adrian Giampietri (credit: Juan Manuel)
    AMC Argentinean Qulimes
    21
    
    Ariel Ortega (credit: Juan Manuel)
    AM/FRC Argentinean River
    26
    
    Walter Bassegio (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    DMC Belgian Anderlecht
    21
    
    Djamel Belmadi (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    AMRL French Marseille
    24
    
    Stefan Leitl (credit: Amr Zakzock)
    AMRC German Nurnberg
    22
    
    Enrique de Lucas (credit: Liam Sullivan)
    AMRC Spanish Espanyol
    21
    
    Edgar Davids (credit: Liam Sullivan)
    DMLC Dutch Juventus
    27
    
    Simon Davies (credit: Gav Aur)
    MRC Welsh Tottenham
    20
    
    ATTACKERS
    Marcus Allback
    SC Swedish OIS
    27
    My favourite player in the whole game
    
    Ismael Urzaiz
    SC Spanish Athletic Bilbao
    28
    
    John Carew
    SC Norwegian Valencia
    20
    
    Luis Arcamone
    SC Argentinean
    21
    
    Ade Akinbyi
    SC Nigerian Leicester
    25
    
    Marco Di Vaio
    AMFC Italian Parma
    24
    
    Andrew Cole
    SC English Manchester United
    28
    
    Thierry Henry
    AMFLC French Arsenal
    22
    
    Guilherme
    SC Brazilian Atletico Mineiro
    26
    
    Luis Hernandez
    FC Mexican Los Angeles
    31
    
    Robbie Keane
    FC Irish Inter
    20
    
    Ighli Vannucchi
    AM/FRLC Italian Salernitana
    23
    
    Savo Milosevic
    SC Yugoslav Parma
    27
    
    Martin Palermo (credit: Brett Smith)
    SC Argentinean River Plate
    27
    
    Javier Saviola (credit: Brett Smith)
    SC Argentinean River Plate
    19
    
    Kurniawan (credit: Soul Reaver)
    FRLC Indonesian Pelita
    22
    
    Samuel Eto'o (credit: Christopher Jingree)
    SC Cameroon Deportivo
    19
    
    Peter Madsen (credit: Christopher Jingree)
    FRC Danish Brondby
    22
    
    Marc Anthony
    FLC Scottish Berwick
    22
    
    Andri Sigþórsson (credit: Hayden Shaw)
    SC Iceland KR
    23 
    
    Ernesto Farías (credit: Hayden Shaw)
    FRC Argentinian Estudiantes (LP)
    20
    
    Darío Husaín (credit: Hayden Shaw)
    SC Argentinian Velez
    24
    
    Gianluca Zambrotta
    AMFRL Italian Juventus
    22
    
    Gianluca Spinesi
    FLC Italian Bari
    22
    
    Claudio Belluci
    FLC Italian Napoli
    25
    
    Adrian Mihalcea
    SC Romanian Dinamo Bucharest
    22
    
    Jochem de Weerdt
    SC Dutch GA Eagles
    22
    
    Juan Sara (credit: John Finn)
    SC Argentinian Dundee
    ??
    
    Mads Jorgensen (credit: Terry Barnes)
    AM/FC Danish AGF
    21
    
    Luciano Galletti (credit: Dimrost)
    FRLC Argentinian Estudiantes
    20
    
    Mihalis Konstantinou (credit: Matt Pitchforth)
    SC Cypriot Ikralis
    22
    
    Luca Saudati (credit: Matt Pitchforth)
    SC Italian Milan
    22
    
    Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink
    SC Dutch FC Twente
    22
    My favourite name in the game
    
    Christian Gimenez (credit: Ben Jackson)
    FLC Argentinian Boca
    19
    
    Claudio Graf (credit: Ben Jackson)
    SC Argentinian Colon
    24
    
    Damian Alvarez (credit: Juan Manuel)
    FRC Mexican America(MEX)
    26
    
    Abdelsatar Sabry (credit: Amr Zakzock)
    FLC Egyptian Benfica
    26
    
    Gabriel Batistuta (credit: Liam Sullivan)
    SC Argentinian Roma
    31
    
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (credit: Gav Aur)
    SC Swedish Malmo FF
    18
    
    LOWER LEAGUE PLAYERS
    GOALKEEPERS
    Dean Williams
    GK English Telford
    27
    
    Matthew Glennon (credit: Chris Elliott)
    GK English Bolton
    26
    
    DEFENDERS
    Andy Todd
    D/DMC English Charlton
    25
    Will drop down a couple of divisions for first team football
    
    Gary Smith
    DRC Scottish Hibs
    29
    
    Lee Collins
    DC English Stoke City
    22
    
    Peter Kennedy
    D/DMLC English Watford
    27
    
    MIDFIELDERS
    Micah Hyde
    MC English Watford
    26
    
    Dean Keates
    DMLC English Walsall
    22
    
    Charlie Miller
    AMC Scottish Watford
    24
    
    Mike Duff
    D/DMR English Cheltenham
    22
    
    Jamie Cureton
    M/FRLC English Reading
    24
    
    Marc Bircham (credit: Stuart Cox)
    D/DMRC Canadian Millwall
    22
    
    ATTACKERS
    Derek Adams
    SC Scottish Motherwell
    25
    Scored 24 for me with Walsall
    
    Paul McVeigh
    SC Northern Irish Norwich
    22
    
    Nicky Forster
    SC English Reading
    26
    
    YOUTH PLAYERS
    GOALKEEPERS
    James Langfield
    GK Scottish Dundee
    20
    
    William Packham
    GK English Brighton
    19
    
    DEFENDERS
    John O'Shea
    DC Irish Man Utd
    19
    
    Simon Downer (credit: Clifford)
    DC England Leyton Orient
    19
    
    Paul Reid (credit: Clifford)
    DC English Rangers
    18
    
    Alain Van Mieghem (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    DC Belgian GBA
    18
    
    Phillipe Mexes (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    SW french Auxerre
    18
    
    Sanatamaria (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    DC Portuguese Sporting CPB
    18
    
    MIDFIELDERS
    Carlos Martins
    AMRC Portuguese Sporting
    18
    
    Maksin Smirnov (credit: Shah Rami)
    MC Estonian Vijlandi Tulevik
    20
    
    Paul Ilfill (credit: Stuart Cox)
    AMFRC English Millwall
    20
    
    Rafael van der Vaart
    ML Dutch Ajax
    16
    
    Darragh Ryan
    AML Irish UCD
    20
    Good for that price, will play well in the Second Division
    
    Ronnie Wallwork
    D/DMC English ?
    20
    He shouldn't be on a free as he is at Man Utd still in reality
    
    Jamie McMaster (credit: Andrew Doe)
    M/FRC English/Australian Leeds
    15
    
    Piotr Fankowski (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    AM/FRC Polish Lubuslanin
    17
    
    Kenny Lunt (credit: Gav Aur)
    MRC English Crewe
    20
    
    Gareth Williams (credit: Gav Aur)
    MC Scottish Nottm Forest
    18
    
    Matthew Etherington (credit: Gav Aur)
    AML English Tottenham
    18
    
    Richard Wellens (credit: Gav Aur)
    DMC English Blackpool
    20
    
    ATTACKERS
    Emanuele Calaio (credit: Stuart Cox)
    SC Italian Torino
    18
    
    Rajku Lekic
    SC Danish B93
    19
    
    David Collins
    FC English Burnley
    19
    Not always good, varies from game to game
    
    Kristof Aelbrecht (credit: John Finn)
    SC Belgian Vitesse
    19
    
    David Vandenbeginne
    FC Belgian Denderleeuw
    19
    Has been known to be world class, and like Jason Lee ie shit
    
    James Flood
    SC Free Transfer
    20
    
    Christian Giménez (credit: Ben Jackson)
    FLC Argentinian Boca
    19
    
    Alinstoica (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    FLRC Romanian Anderlecht
    20
    
    Aruna (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    FRC Ivory Coast Anderlecht
    19
    
    Ben Mangaka Mbema (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    SC Belgian/Congo Anderlecht
    17
    
    Yasinkaraca (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    SC Belgian/Turkish Anderlecht
    16
    
    Derek Delaney (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    FRC Irish Dundalk
    19
    
    Pawel Brazek (credit: Raf Iglesias)
    SC Polish Wisla Cracoria
    17
    ==============================================================================
    4. Tactics and Formations
    ==============================================================================
    Tactic 1
    
         GK
     DC  DC  DC
         DMC
    MR  MC MC  ML
        FC FC
    
    This is a really good tactic with a lower division team, especially if you
    play direct and attacking, as you get the midfield packed. It's also a good
    idea to make the DMC tackle hard as it then can bully the opposition's
    midfielders out of the game.
    
    Tactic 2
    
        GK
    DR DC DC DL
     MC MC MC
     FC FC FC
    
    To make this tactic really work make the two wide attackers run in towards
    the centre attacker. I don't know why it works it just does, you get a lot of
    the ball and the attacks always seem quite persistent
    
    Tactic 3
    
       GK
    DC DC DC
       DMC
    MC MC MC
       AMC
     FC  FC
    
    This works really well for me at Reading and Walsall. Make sure that the
    central MC is quite attacking and that your defensive midfielder is a
    Defender/Midfielder. I use Adrian Viveash at Reading and it works a treat.
    
    Tactic 4
    
        GK
    DR DC DC DL
        DMC
     MC MC MC
       FC FC
    
    This is a good tactic for a big club. Use short passing and always stay on
    Pressing. If you are ahead, especially by two goals. Switch to Counter
    Attacking as you are then not that likely to get caught out.
    
    Tactic 5 (credit: Hayden Shaw)
        GK
     DC DC DC
    DMR    DML
      MC MC
       AMC
      FC FC
    
    This was used at Barcelona with Cocu in central defence running forward
    (dotted line) half way between midfield and defence.
    
    Tactic 6 (credit: Graham Halsey)
        GK
     DC DC DC
    MR MC MC ML
        AMC
       FC FC
    
    Solid attacking formation, need fantastic defenders.
    
    Tactic 7 (credit: Danny Royzman)
         GK
    DR DC  DC DL
      DM    DM
      AM AM AM
         FC
    
    With this formation play, Pressing, Normal Tackling and Mixed Passing. Have
    the two widest AM's running diagonally forward and wide, have the two DM's
    running towards the centre circle and have the two full back running forward
    into the DM position
    
    Tactic 8 (credit: John Finn)
         GK
       DC DC DC
      DMC    DMC
    MR          ML
         AMC
       FC   FC
    
    With this tactic have the ML & MR running forward into the FR & FL positions.
    
    Tactic 9 (credit: Marko)
          GK
       DC DC DC
      DMC    DMC
    MR          ML
      AMC    AMC
          FC
    
    Short Passing, Hard tackling
    ==============================================================================
    5. Problems
    ==============================================================================
    These are just a few of the things that are wrong with the game. I am not
    complaining it just gets aggravating.
    
    Sometimes an entire half can go by without anything happening and the
    possession bar doesn't even change (rectified in the patches).
    
    Even if you have the right spec of a PC to run 24 leagues they still won't run
    at a decent speed. Trust me I know. Never run anymore than 6 leagues at a
    time, even on a top end PC.
    
    Sometimes a keeper can come on for another keeper who had been sent off, they
    will only play for 2 minutes and won't so anything. Yet they will get a 9
    rating and Man Of The Match.
    
    Quinton Fortune is crap. (More a data error than a problem).
    
    This is not a totally technical problem, and it doesn't bother me, but in my
    league as Reading every time I play away in the League Cup against Premiership
    opposition I always win. But if I get a Second or even Third division side in
    the cup I seem to struggle.
    
    You really need to download the patch from SIGames.com to get rid of the bugs.
    The latest one is version 3.89 and it also rids saved games of bugs as well.
    ==============================================================================
    6. Acknowledgements
    ==============================================================================
    A big thank you to;
    
    Eidos and Sports Interactive for the game
    
    GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com)
    
    Everyone that keeps sending me players and tactics. :)
    
    Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Limp Bizkit, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Belle and 
    Sebastian, Blink 182, Destiny's Child and Soulwax for ensuring that I
    don't have to sit in silence while playing the game, and writing this guide.
    
    The SI Games Forum and all that take part in it.
    
    Charisma Carpenter and Salma Hayek for just being perfect
    
    Mark and Lard
    
    Kevin Smith
    
    Edge & Christian for reeking of awesomeness
    
    George Lucas
    
    Milo & Jake
    
    The Internet for porn

    FAQ Display Options: Printable Version