Championship Manager 2000/2001

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FAQ

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                 Championship Manager Season 00/01 FAQ
                               Version Final
                              27th May 2001
                              by Rich Taylor
              e-mail: richthecrippler@hotmail.com
                 AOL Instant Messenger: Richthecrippler
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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
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Action Trip http://www.actiontrip.com
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Contents
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1. Introduction and New Features
2. Cheats and Tips
3. Recommended Players
4. Tactics and Formations
5. Problems
6. Acknowledgements
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1. Introduction
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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.
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2. Cheats and Tips
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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.
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3. Recommended Players
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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
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4. Tactics and Formations
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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
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5. Problems
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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.
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6. Acknowledgements
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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

Show CheatCodes.com some Love!