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Whilst everyone waits with baited breath for the full release of FM15 in an hours time now, lets take a stroll down memory lane, what was the first CM/FM game you played?

My first was CM2 which I brought from a car bootsale back in 1996;
http://holyfile.com/upload/screenshot978-1.gif

I dread to think how many hours of my life this series has taken up in the last 18/19 years. Many of the members of this board, even some of the top footballers around now won't have been born when I first installed this bad boy on my old Acorn brand PC running MSDOS on Windows 95.

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Been playing since 1992.

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Started about 10 years ago with Total Club Manager 2004... FM ones I actually started with 2009 one (buying it regularly starting with FM 2011).
My first release was CM 00-01.

Had myself an excellent Juventus team back in those days.
I was probably around 8 or 9 when a mate lent me his CM 97/98. Had a do on that for a bit then moved on to the excellent CM 00/01 and 01/02, have many quality memories of those games, and have bought every CM/FM since then. So around 12 or 13 years now!
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Since CM Italia, eeee, them were t'days

http://i.imgur.com/2owWjjv.jpg

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I started with CM4, which I think was about 2003. I was bloody 11 then and I'm 22 now, spent half of my life playing CM/FM!
I started with CM4, which I think was about 2003. I was bloody 11 then and I'm 22 now, spent half of my life playing CM/FM!


Bloody kids.
Since CM Italia, eeee, them were t'days

http://i.imgur.com/2owWjjv.jpg


Back when Milan had the ultimate team including Marco Van Basten

Remember always trying to sign Gazza and David Platt for Arsenal but there was ALWAYS a work permit problem even though they're English ffs.
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i started on the commadore amiga with one of the early ones 93-94 i think i got the italia one still. i still have my amiga and the games too.

for the PC i have 2003 2011 and 2013.

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Actually looking back my first game was in 1988 with the original 'Football Manager' 2 on the ZX Spectrum. Check these graphics out.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/Kevin-toms-football-manager-screenshot-2.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/Football-Manager2-c64.gif
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I see your Football Manager 2, and raise you a Multi Player Soccer Manager:

http://www.stadium64.com/gameinfos/multiplayersoccermanager/multiplayersoccermanager.jpg

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Became aware of it in the Amiga days, did not start playing till the X-box days.


Think it was champ 02/03 - rumbling pad when goals scored, Xmas tree 'killer tactic', world class Shevchenko...

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I see your Football Manager 2, and raise you a Multi Player Soccer Manager:

http://www.stadium64.com/gameinfos/multiplayersoccermanager/multiplayersoccermanager.jpg


I've not even heard of that one

Here's a list of some of the old footy games i've played from back then (not including CM).

Emlyn Hughes International Soccer

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/emlyn_hughes_international_soccer_01.png

European Football Champ

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/european_football_champ_01.png

European Championship 1992

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/european_championship_1992_01.png

FIFA 94

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/fifa_international_soccer_01.png

Footballer Of The Year 2

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/footballer_of_the_year_2_01.png

GOAL!

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/goal_01.png

Graham Souness Vector Soccer

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/graeme_souness_vector_soccer_01.png

Kick Off (all of them)

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/kick_off_01.png

Liverpool The Computer Game

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/liverpool_01.png

The Manager

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/manager_01.png

Manchester Utd The Official Computer Game

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/manchester_united_-_the_official_computer_game_01.png

MicroProse Soccer

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/microprose_soccer_01.png

Player Manager (all of them)

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/player_manager_01.png

Premier Manager (all of them)

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/premier_manager_01.png

Sensible Soccer (all of them and my favourite games EVER)

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/sensible_soccer_01.png

Striker

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/striker_01.png

Tactical Manager

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/tactical_manager_01.png

Ultimate Soccer Manager

http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/screenshots/full/ultimate_soccer_manager_01.png


Apologies that went on a bit, there was more i could have added
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That's another i've never heard of, how old you? I'm 35 and thought you was around the same
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37. You obviously didn't spend enough time perusing the £1.99 shelves at your local games emporium. Cult was the budget arm of D&H Games (like Hit Squad for Ocean and Kixx for U.S. Gold) purveyors of many, many football management games
37. You obviously didn't spend enough time perusing the £1.99 shelves at your local games emporium. Cult was the budget arm of D&H Games (like Hit Squad for Ocean and Kixx for U.S. Gold) purveyors of many, many football management games


Na i didn't, admittedly a lot of the games i played on the Amiga were 'copies' as it was so easy to do it back then. Saved a lot of space though as the boxes were absolutely huge back then yet just contained a floppy disc or two and the manual all rattling around inside.
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MPSM was the easiest game in the world (on the C64, this didn't work on the ST version I played) All you had to do was play 1-8-1 and you'd win pretty much all the time.

Soccer 7 (a game based on a short lived indoor tournament from the late '80's, concocted for TV when English teams were banned from Europe) was also dead easy, if you had the patience, as you traded for players. So all you had to do was keep trading for slightly higher value players each time, and you'd end up with an unbeatable super-team.
Been playing like BR since 97/98. I had the same scenario and would have been about 10.

I remember in that game if you put your name as Glenn Hoddle you can manage England straight away. Won a world cup with Le Tissier scoring in the final. Happy memories. I installed that edition at university and had a great game there with a faster computer than it was designed for. Might try and dig it out from my parent's house this weekend to see what its like on my current setup.

Do you remember the procedure for the end of a season on that game? You'd have to just leave the computer ticking over for a bit.

I have owned every CM/FM since. I had one year after university where i decided I was too old to play games. That decision didn't last long as I bought it around February that year.
First one I played was CM2 at my uncles. First one I owned myself was CM97/98. Ibrahima Bakayoko, Oliver Bierhoff, Erik Nevland, Vladimir Bestchasnykh, Niclas Alexandersson, John Curtis and Augustin Okocha were my first CM loves. Haven't looked back since, FM/CM has been pretty much a constant in my life
First got into football in general during the 2010 World Cup, and found out about Football Manager shortly after that. Been playing FM since a couple months after 12 came out.
http://i.imgur.com/wYz7DhLs.jpg
Hexagon Challenge Conqueror: October 15, 2015

British Steel Conqueror: August 14, 2013
Sort of since CM Italia as me and mates played it during sleepovers etc. Properly since 00/01 as I got my first proper PC in 2000.

We need to go back in time and prevent the developers of FIFA and Pro-Evo ever being born. Then FM can have all the licences and we don't have to faff around with various fix methods.
First got into football in general during the 2010 World Cup, and found out about Football Manager shortly after that. Been playing FM since a couple months after 12 came out.

It offends me that such a noob can be the only one to have completed British Steel.
It offends me that such a noob can be the only one to have completed British Steel.


I know, "darn pesky Yank getting into my sport." Actually I do have a copy of FM11 on my Steam, but I don't remember it. I must've bought it late in it's lifecycle, like June or July of '11.

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http://i.imgur.com/wYz7DhLs.jpg
Hexagon Challenge Conqueror: October 15, 2015

British Steel Conqueror: August 14, 2013
I bet he calls it SOCCER too.

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/ChampionshipManager03-04Box.jpg

Chelsea had just been take over by Abramovich and could never beat them with United.
My first football management game was, I believe, one of the Ultimate Soccer Manager games. Cheesy music, terrible graphics, bungs, bribes, it was FANTASTIC! After a couple of years on that, though, I wanted to sink my teeth into something more serious and picked up CM 01/02. First save as Wolves went.... interestingly.

Next couple of saves (Wimbledon and Northampton Town) went much better. Actually, the Wimbledon game went stupidly well, but it was the Northampton save that really got me hooked. I remember it wasn't originally supposed to be a Northampton save at all, I think I got sacked from Spurs or Arsenal or somewhere like that, and wound up at Northampton who were recently relegated and now struggling mid-table in what must've then been Division 3 in the second season. I was 12 years old and not really sure what I was doing, but somehow managed to get promotion via the playoffs and spent the next couple of seasons battling hard against relegation. Particularly memorable for the heroic exploits of the aging goalkeeper Craig Forrest who I'd picked up on a free. Eventually he retired and I took a bigger job (Ajax, I think). I've never had a lower-league game quite as memorable or enjoyable as that one since, but I keep hoping
First one for me was CM 01-02. I remember creating my own team that was from a made up country in the editor. Had them in the conference if I remember correctly. Good times!
My first one......god I loved it....I spent every available hour on it.
Too many to be honest.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/Championship_Manager_%2793_Coverart.png
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