So this is Christmas

The blog has been relatively quiet since the save came to an end, which was always likely to happen but I promise you there’s more to come.

There’s still a lot to write about, and I’ve been playing some FM17 and CM0102 over on The Higher Tempo Press. Unsurprisingly, one of those is going considerably better than the other. The FM17 series will probably run into the New Year, but I imagine I’ll be sacked before long. It’s a struggle.

I’m also awaiting a new laptop, and until that arrives I don’t want to start a new game to blog about because I don’t know if it will be transferrable. My current laptop is struggling quite badly, so it’ll be a relief when the new one is up and running.

I do plan to bring you a new CM9798 save, most likely I’ll do some messing about with the database and perhaps give the “American Takeover” save I did for THTP a proper go. I also enjoyed the England Over 33s series I ran on Twitter, but I have a few ideas anyway which I’ll look forward to bringing you.

As the song the title of this particular post suggests, the festive period is a good time for reflection. Completing the game was a highlight, as was the response from you all expressing how much you’d enjoyed the blog. It means a lot to me so once again, thank you for your support.

I’ve been broadening my horizons this year and trying to write as much as possible, not just about CM/FM but about football in general. I’d like to thank the lads at The Long Ball for allowing me to contribute to their second issue, where I ranted a bit about Newcastle. You can see that here. I was also grateful for the opportunity to make my podcast debut for the gents over at Man On the Post, and to do some live texts for ByTheMinute. I plan to do a lot more of that in the New Year.

If you’d like to work with me in 2017, please get in touch. There’s always a collaboration to be done, or even if you just want to have a chat about CM to plug your own work, I’d love to help you out in the same way many of you have helped me. With that though, I wish you all a brilliant Christmas and a very happy New Year. See you in 2017!

P.S Sorry for the lack of pictures in this post, I can’t find any of Beardsley in a santa’s hat and everything else seemed token.

 

4 thoughts on “So this is Christmas

  1. Was given your book as a present for xmas! Started it last night and am currently around 1/3 the way through and no mention of Tom Youngs yet! Will keep reading just incase.

    • I did, thanks!

      Looking forward to the next one. Perhaps instead of the blow-by-blow narration you could choose to follow a number of themost notable players (Tom Youngs, Andrew Mainwaring, Thomas Svindal Larson etc etc) and narrate on their careers in one of your saves?

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