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Morning! Whilst we temporarily lack a Saturday blog, I’d like to shamelessly plug the YouTube channel.

It’s mostly retro football games including CM9798. I’ll be doing some season run downs on the Barnsley save and will try and convince the rest of the blog squad to do the same. If you could be kind enough to subscribe all of this wonderful content will be waiting for you in your feed.

The latest video is of the PES Master League where I’m building a team of CM legends. You can see that below

CM9798: More than a game

Greetings to you all! Halloween is almost over and that means that so is CM9798’s birthday. I always enjoy the challenge each year of finding new ways to celebrate this great game, I mean granted I didn’t really for the first 17 years but since this site was launched in January 2015 we’ve tried our best to pay tribute. Of course, the CM9798 community keep this game alive every day and you really have to ask, is there a game of this age that is played as regularly as CM9798? I’m really not sure there is.

So why is it so special to us all?

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The CM9798 Birthday Quiz

Something a little bit different for this most special of days…we’ve prepared a CM9798 quiz! Please have a go and remember to tweet us your results @CM9798

The CM9798 Birthday Quiz

Celebrate CM9798's 24th birthday by taking our quiz. Just how much do you know about CM9798? No cheating!

CM9798 on iPad & iPhone

After a number of failed attempts over the years, I’m delighted to bring you instructions for how to get CM9798 (and I guess all DOS games) working on your Apple devices. A huge thanks to @Malte_Sven on Twitter for putting me onto this, I’ve got it working on my phone and iPad so if I can, you can.

For the avoidance of doubt, I am using an iPhoneXR on iOS 14.6 and an iPad Mini. For Android instructions, click here

To start with you will need:

The iDos2 app from the App store

A download of the game on the phone or iPad, available here.

Tiny fingers (iPhone only) or lots of patience

Once you have those three things, you can proceed.

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Welcome to a new season on!

There’s all sorts happened since we last spoke. Football nearly came home. The pandemic became the pingdemic. The Olympics are half over. Sancho finally signed for Man Utd. Most importantly of all though, my batteries have recharged and we are absolutely raring to go here on with a new season starting next Sunday – and once again we’re going 7 days a week.

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Let’s all meet up at Euro 2000 (with Northern Ireland)

Let’s remove the elephant in the room straight away – yes, I have used the Pulp based Euro 2000 intro before. It was in the very early days of the blog, in my defence, though I can’t guarantee I haven’t used it since. I bloody love Pulp by the way. Anyway, you’re probably wondering what we’re up to today. If you Remember the First Time, we asked if Northern Ireland could upset the odds and qualify for World Cup 98. We partied hard and not only qualified but ended up going pretty deep in the tournament.

Last week we had a gap in the schedule so I wanted to see if I could get those lads to Euro 2000. It turns out, I could. Which brings us to now. Can we find a way to get out of this group?

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Can Northern Ireland get to Euro 2000?

Greetings! It’s the International break in real life and we’re always on point here at On point and somewhat in the past. Anyway, you might remember last year I asked if we could get Northern Ireland to World Cup 98 from the basically hopeless position they start in. You can read that here. Spoiler: We did. The World Cup was fun, I start to care about this team and thought, why not try and take them to Euro 2000 for next time there’s a gap in the schedule?

Well, that day is today.

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Where the current Premier League Managers can be found in CM9798 and are there any players still playing?

Good day! Usually at this time of year I pose the question of where the current Premier League managers can be found. I also fancied doing an updated list of where the 20 current managers can be found in CM9798, so with time at a premium I have decided to combine the two this Sunday morning. Let’s get to it.

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