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!


Football Manager 2013: Leeds United in Barclays Premier League 2015

With Leeds United I won the domestic title and the FA Cup. The team is sitting in first place but only because of goal difference. Manchester City has equal points and I could lose the title. Currently in February 2015 with Leeds United. Falcao has been amazing as usual, Benzema is a let down as he doesn’t score often but he holds up the ball well in front. Many other players like the wingers score many goals as well, Neymar and Hazard are reliable wingers.

Yes, it doesn’t sound realistic to have so many good players in a team like Leeds United but this is a good scenario I set up. Interesting to find out what heights Leeds United can reach with the very best players. Not every player is 4-5 star because every player can’t be contracted as a Key Player. Many of the players will develop and become top players soon.

Below are screenshots of my progress with Leeds United in 2015.

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Football Manager 2013: Leeds United in Barclays Premier League 2014

I got Leeds United promoted in 2013 and I now sit in 2nd place with the season coming close to an end. The top of the table is very tight and any slip up from any team could cause the title for them, including Leeds United.

Below are the screenshots of Leeds United and the table currently. My defense has not been great even though I have World Class football players. I have conceded a lot of goals and the great goalkeeper Iker Casillas has not been great this season. I’ve had to rotate the squad because some of the key players were in bad form.


Leeds United 2013

I have not edited Leeds United with the FM13 Editor Tool as I have started the game in Football Manager Classic Mode. I have done the following to improve Leeds United as a club:

1. Bought some FMC Unlockables –

  • No Work Permits
  • Foreign Influx
  • All Players Interested
  • High Visibility

2. With the Unlockables I have been able to attract and purchase players that I would not be able to in the league that Leeds United are at the moment. I have players such as Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Pique.

You may wonder how I am able to finance these players. Well I found a tool which only gives you options to edit your clubs finances and that’s all. I don’t care if this is seen as cheating. What I am trying to do is achieve certain goals by creating a scenario. It is very interesting to see how far you can go with a team and what you can achieve. Like maybe 30 matches unbeaten and etc.

Below are general screenshots of my Leeds United Squad and the tactics I use.

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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.