If you have Dual Nvidia cards and are experiencing a freeze could you please try the following.
First open your Nvidia Control panel (this is usually located in your Windows Control Panel).
Next make sure you have on the "Advanced settings" ticked at the top.
On the right hand side select "Manage 3D Settings"
And then select "Program Settings".
This will open a browse dialogue box.
Now navigate through this box to where your Football Manager 2009 installation is located.
The default locations are:
Installed through Uniloc:
C:\Program Files\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009
Installed through Steam:
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Football Manager 2009
When here you should see "FM.exe" in the right directory. Select it and click "Open"
This will add FM.exe to the program settings box.
Make sure FM.exe is selected and in the lower box you will see the options for FM.exe.
Scroll down in this box until you see "SLI Performance Mode" Click the dropdown box and select:
"Alternate Frame Rendering" from this drop down menu.
Finally select "Apply" on the bottom right hand corner and then "File" and "Exit".
Now try playing a match.
Let me know if this has helped.