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José Mourinho, who appears on the international cover of TCM 2005, made his first appearance on a cover in this game. While not featured as he would be ten years ahead, he appears on the back of the box left side of Bobby Robson in a photo taken during Robson's tenure at FC Porto, where he worked as a manager and Mourinho as his interpreter.


While quickly forgotten, FSM includes some interesting touches in the game engine:
  • The quality of the grass and number of supporters (or empty seats) in the crowd during matches correspond to the current state of the pitch and the actual number of tickets sold.
  • With very low attendances, only a few people are visible, and instead of the usual crowd roar, there are only a few heckles and claps here and there. If a stand is being constructed, only the structure is visible.
  • In one of the random events, the midfield dynamo gets burns after bleaching out his hair, and if you see one of the matches following his recovery, his hair is actually bleached.

Contributed by Luis Silva (13609) on Dec 21, 2005. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (237594)]. -- edit trivia