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============================================================================= Championship Manager Season 00/01 FAQ Version Final 27th May 2001 by Rich Taylor e-mail: email@example.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; Cheat Code Central http://www.cheatcc.com 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