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Tag: CM/FM Legends

  • Bjørn Heidenstrøm Interview – 25 Years of Championship Manager Fame

    Bjørn Heidenstrøm Interview – 25 Years of Championship Manager Fame

    How can a bunch of numbers change your life? Millions of childhoods the world over have been spent scrutinising columns of statistics and ratings with more craven dedication than Vinnie Jones to getting booked in the name of winning trophies that don’t actually exist. Blame Championship Manager… For all the unfinished or hurried homework, however,…

  • CM/FM Legends: Tom Youngs

    CM/FM Legends: Tom Youngs

    Not many (rugby players) can claim to have shared a dressing room with Trevor Benjamin. Fewer still can claim to have outranked him in terms of fame and notoriety. Tom Youngs is different; not your typical footballer. “Even though I was 18 and had only played about 15 games, mostly as a sub in League…

  • CM/FM Legends: Bjørn Heidenstrøm

    CM/FM Legends: Bjørn Heidenstrøm

    During the late 1990s, in what some would call the golden age of Championship Manager, there were some players of such unerring quality that transcended all levels of the game. Lower-league bargains that could seamlessly step into top-flight squads were worth their weight in gold. None offered more value for money than Bjørn Heidenstrøm. Able…

  • CM/FM Legends: Mika Ääritalo

    CM/FM Legends: Mika Ääritalo

    £200k. That’s it. Two hundred thousand of your finest English pounds, and it got you an absolute wizard of the left wing. Whether you wanted a player to drag you from the lower leagues up to Champions League glory, or someone to supplement 20+ goals and assists per season from the flanks in a world…

  • CM/FM Legends: Kerlon

    CM/FM Legends: Kerlon

    If the ball isn’t on the floor, they can’t tackle you. Sound logic really, don’t know why more players didn’t try it. Kerlon tried it, spectacularly, multiple times, and the ‘Seal Dribble’ became his signature move. He got an elbow from Dyego Rocha Coelho for his efforts on one of the occasions as defenders struggled…