Football Manager 2013: Leeds United 2015 Gone Corrupt

My Leeds United FMC career has totally went corrupt and won’t load. Has the XML error or whatever it’s called again. Finally when I achieved the European Cup and entered the hall of fame my game goes corrupt. It always happens to me with Football Manager saved games. Even in the past it has done the same.

My saved games never go more than 5 seasons until all my hard work is just erased somehow. Stupid steam. I had closed the game after saving and not in between. Then I closed steam after it finished syncing to the club, computer shut down later.

Have to start all over again with a new team. Very disappointing!


Young Team Scenario

I have planned to create a custom scenario from editing the database and choosing a lower league team. This team has been recently purchased by a rich successful person and with the resources several young players have been bought. These players are the future of the club and are expected to ensure several promotions through the lower leagues and be competent in the premier league when they are finally mature.

Below are some screenshots of what the team looks like at the beginning of this scenario that I have created myself. These players may seem the best but they have not reached their potential and have very low attributes.

Gateshead 2013 Squad Start

Gateshead 2013 Squad Start

Gateshead Squad 13 Tactics Start

Gateshead Squad 13 Tactics Start

– – – Update – – –

This screenshot below should help indicate that even with the mass amount of talent I have available I still have no advantage and the teams overall rating seems fair with the league. The players will become great but at the moment they are only competent in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Luton 2 - 2 Gateshead

Luton 2 – 2 Gateshead


– – – Update 21/01/2013 – – –

Not playing this scenario anymore as it had many problems. I will blog a new post regarding the new scenario which has been a success so far and a better experience.

Bought Football Manager 2013 via Steam

This version of Football Manager is the best so far since visual gameplay was introduced to the series. The game has challenges that keep you playing and the new Football Manager Classic mode is quick and less complicated. Not that the normal mode was ever complicated however it did always consume a lot of time when a player wanted to start and get through a season in a few days.

Many game players did not have much time to complete one season in a week. I am currently playing with Leeds United in the normal mode and I’ve only got to February 2013 despite playing 3 days straight. There is so much you have to do to have a very good team, for example regular one and one talks with players, back room advice and other managerial responsibilities such as training.

I do want to keep playing with the Leeds United game that I’ve invested so much of time in but I feel as if any accomplishments would be seen as cheating. I had edited the database before starting the game and added a player after my name as a striker and I think many of the true loyal players will see that as cheating. I’ve been playing since Championship Manager 3 and I think I would only feel the satisfaction of achieving promotion and then winning the Barclays Premier League title without any pre-game editing.

That is the only way to ensure that you are seen as a good manager on Football Manager. The perception is that anyone can win competitions in-game if you have edited the game before hand and given yourself a large sum of money and top players.

My goal from this post and further posts is to show my progress as a manager of a lower league team. I will be trying to get the team to the top division and becoming the number one team in the world. It will take time but this is a target that is challenging and will feel amazing to achieve. There is no satisfaction than seeing your team be successful.

Keep reading.