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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie1weston View Post
    i would like to see:

    - more player interaction (with your own players and players you wish to sign i.e. telling them your ambitions for the club so they are more inclined to sign for you)
    - improved scouting
    - a more indepth view on how your training is affecting your players
    - possibly an option to start as an assistant manager to a larger team before managing (only as an option though as not everyone would want this)
    The assistant manager idea is a very good in my opinion. But, your job role would be limited. You would have to be in charge of the reserves and do well there to get promoted and offered managerial jobs at smaller clubs!!!! Good idea though and i hope the game makers look in to this for future versions, and only have it as an option as people won't like it. It is called Football Manager and not Football Assistant afterall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shefki2008 View Post
    The assistant manager idea is a very good in my opinion. But, your job role would be limited. You would have to be in charge of the reserves and do well there to get promoted and offered managerial jobs at smaller clubs!!!! Good idea though and i hope the game makers look in to this for future versions, and only have it as an option as people won't like it. It is called Football Manager and not Football Assistant afterall.
    You are still managing a team though..
    This is my most wanted feature - but if it is exended to make you the youth/U21/U18 manager. Think of the problems that can give you - players getting released over your head (similar to the chairman selling them feature currently), really good players getting called up for the reserves so you have to start again in training players up etc.

    This would be an excellent feature and has near limitless posibilities for more player interaction as players you brought through the youths who are now world beaters would want to play for you at your new club (when you are a proper manager)

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    More player views such as:
    *"Player X is delighted the club have achieved promotion"
    *"Player X is happy with the team's performance against X"
    *"Player X would love to see [transfer rumour player] sign for the club"
    *"Player X is eagerly anticipating the new season"
    *"Player X thinks the club can win a trophy this season".
    *"Player X doesn't think [rival club] are in contention for honours this season".

    These aren't groundbreaking ideas, they're just common sense ones which occur in real life.

    I still think you should have to answer questions at a press conference when you take a job.

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    Finnish Second Division (Kakkonen) to the game!!! Other northern europe countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark) all have at least three highest divisions but Finland only two highest divisions!!! We want to play Kakkonen also!!! Finnish players would be reallyyyyy happy if Kakkonen and even Kolmonen (Finnish Third division) would be added to game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shefki2008 View Post
    I would like to be able to tell my General Manager or Chairman who i want to sign and have them negotiate with the club a fee, before or after i the manager has agreed personal terms with the player....AS IT HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE FOOTBALL....or so i believe.
    Yes I was thinking about this too. If the club has a big bank balance, but they are only giving you a small amount to spend, then I think you should be able to ask them to up the transfer kitty for one particular player.

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    Also, in the confidence screen alongside the 'signings', 'players', 'matches' screens etc, there should be one about 'potential signings'. Any speculation regarding potential signings, potential sales etc should be included, with the fans views on it.

    "So and so thinks that the majority of [your club's] fans would be disappointed with the sale of [player x]."
    "So and so thinks that most fans would love the club to sign [player x]"
    "So and so thinks you should offer so and so a new contract."

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    The ability to change who is mentoring who when the youngster balks at who you suggest he learn from.

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    Default More managerial options

    I would like to have more management options, i.e the ability to start my career as u-18 coach or reserves coach and eventually being approached for 1st team manager then general manager.
    I would definitley like to see this at international level like stuart pearce from man city to england u-21 manager.
    I would also like the ability to suggest further improvement to the stadium to the board such as the option of boxes, club shops and improving facilities which could have an effect on fans attendance. perhaps even an option to improve local public facilities and your own transport company for fans.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    This might already be in one of the other 31 pages, not to mention the other thread, but I will give it a try anyway:

    I was very happy to see the implementation a the "make available for" button so people training with the 1st team, would play for the reserves. However, I usually only manage to use in the first three weeks of a season, and then forget about it.

    I was thinking of two possible alternatives that could work side by side with the existing feature:

    - make it possible to permantly make a player from the first team available for the reserves, possible with some kind of fittness restricition. Like: "Always available for reserves when fittness is over 90%"

    - Make it possible to have players in your reserve squad train permanently with the 1st team. Usually this would be great for younger talents, and is certainly a way I have used personally in my coaching life. (Although I have obviously not coached at highest level, but even on lower levels this is done.)

    Well, thats it - have a great day!

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    The Italian Serie D is needed!

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    *Have an option for players so that when they retire they will remain in game as an unemployed personal so we can still view their career and stats. If feels sad to lose the track of players after playing with them for years and if they dont become coaches they are totally wiped out after retirement. User should be able to pick which players to remain in game from that players personal menu.

    *Introduce the weight data and make it important factor in player fitness. Lazy/old/injured player put on weight and eventually they temporarily lose their pace until they lose weight again. Ronaldo is a perfect example, it is hard to say he lost his skills after last injury but obviously his new belly wont make it easy to move on pitch for him.

    *Track coaches head to head records. For example it would be nice to see our all time records versus Mourinho including all the team we and he managed during the game. This data could also affect the mind game comments before games.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    > I would love to see Indian Second division playable
    > Board must allow more scouts and coaches once the club reputatation and finace goes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinso View Post

    2> being able to abuse the ref after the game no matter what.. i belive this is now known as "doing a mourinho" lol

    I think you'll find its more of "doing a Fergie" seeing as he has got away with it for 22 years at Man Utd.

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    What I would like to see in future versions is a way to save a team so that you can challenge your friends best team or so you could see which of your teams is best.

    Just to be able to save a squad of 16 or 18 players so that matches between savefiles is possible.

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    I think that the club coefficients, club riches, and league coefficients should be utilized to allow a club to gain a better reputation over time if they start winning and earning more money. Afterall, it only took Chelsea a bunch of money and a few seasons to become one of the top teams in the world, why not our clubs in this game.

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    Every month the assman gives a report on training. He lists three top players who've progressed, which is fine, but how about the three worst? Do we need to know that our strikers didn't train well in defending? I'd like this sorted, please

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    a more intelligent way of selecting names for regens

    Just had a Colin Hussain and a Sean El-Abd

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    Quote Originally Posted by LutonNil View Post
    a more intelligent way of selecting names for regens

    Just had a Colin Hussain and a Sean El-Abd
    I once saw a regen named Colin Kazim-Kazim Richards ...... oh wait ...

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    i want more public minimum release clauses. it's often made public when a player signs a contract with a release fee, in europe, not just spain, so why are they hidden or missing in the game?

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    I'd like fans not to hate every new loan signing.

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    i hope that ppl from SI that developed the game and everything else...take a look at this thread and actually implement some of the great suggestions being posted here!

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    I'd like to see more specific positive performance related contract details, rather than the more negative skirty board confidence feedback we get now. I. E. If you achieve a certain goal then the board will improve training facilities or increase stadium capacity, or give you more financial backing/wages to keep the club moving forward etc..in cohesion with your success as a manager. This could be used to make the current manager contract details more interesting. There could also be a board ambition rating. Therefore you'll know before you take a job and you're successful how and if you'll be rewarded.

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    I'd like to be able to propose one of your players gets picked in their national team.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Not sure if this has been suggested, but didn't want to trawl through all the pages ...

    A customisable match screen, where you can choose what is shown and where. For instance, I like the player ratings screen to be the match screen, and at the moment, I have to change this every time.

    Is there a way that for FM 2009, there is a preference screen that allows you to custom build your match screen?

    I.e. you have three sections for the match screen (divided half on the left, and the right side, split in to two boxes, one on top of each other), and you can drag in what you want to appear on the left (in my case, this would be player ratings) then you can drag in what you want to appears in the boxes on the right (e.g. 2D match engine & latest scores etc etc). And then every time you go to a match, the screen is set up as stated in the 'match screen preferences'

    I guess the nearest thing I have seen that does this is the bbc website homepage, where you can drag the news boxes to where you want them to appear when you open the page. I have Sports as the box on the top left.

    How does this sound?

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    - The ability to become (via applying in the job or being contacted by another manager) an assistant manager at a club. You could give the coach your views on certain players, devise the training scheme, take control of the reserves, be asked for advice etc. and eventually replace the manager upon his sacking.

    - In future editions it could be expanded to becoming a scout/coach etc. (For example, if you were a coach asked to control 'Shooting' you could choose which exercises the players would perform to develop certain aspects of 'Shooting', like technique, power etc.)

    - A set piece editor, with arrows for runs, passes etc. would be great.

    - Although this might be pushing it a bit, I'd like to be able to add in leagues mid-game; although it would take some time for FM to do this, "greyed-out" players could turn into "real" players with the same ability, and players could be generated with ability reflecting the club's reputation at clubs which don't have any. (Poorly articulated, I'm aware!)

    - As someone else said, in the 'improved transfer system' which lots of people here are calling for, season-long loans for players who would normally be sold should, in most cases, be accepted with the option of purchasing them for a certain fee at any time. I know that this can be done on FM, but it is somewhat more rare than in real life.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    MANAGER CONTRACTS
    Staff Role - level of control at the club, specific responsibilities. Some clubs may want a director of football to do all the transfers, and every other bit of organisation, whereas some may want total hands on control of everything. You could be a manager who picks out a player but doesnt do negotiations, you get a message informing you if negotiations were successful or to look for another target.

    More manager clauses - Wage rise, option to extend contract, stadium build, improve facilities, sign a certain player, offer a player a new contract, certain budgets for wage and transfer

    Long term and season plans - currently the board sets, but it would be great if we could negotiate our own e.g. win league by end of second season, win champions league end of 5 years. Improve training facilities. Improve style of play. Minor things like improving discipline, greater proportion of academy or home-grown players maybe, certain ceiling of goals conceded, a target for goals scored, individual targets for each competition.

    Wages - manager wages wont just be the normal basic wage, they will also include bonuses for achieveing certain triumphs, i.e. 1m bonus for winning champions league.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    sorry if its already been mentioned, but

    if a player, usually EU, have accumulated enough days to get an english passport, ie mikel arteta, you should as england national manager be able to give him some Player Interaction to the tune of "get an english passport and your in the team".

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    also how do you get favoured personnel, if you defo cant, that needs to be implemented

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    * League Structure Editor/Addition of Leagues

    (If the concern is that league editors would inhibit the purchase of future version then make it such that only newly created teams can be swapped into custom leagues, default existing teams can only be swapped in default existing leagues.)

    * Create Youth Player

    (Where you can name your own youth player and maybe position, not create a full player in game, but just give a suggestion as to the existence of one)

    * Import/Export Teams/Players

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=40108

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    The ability to multi-select when in the DB editor.

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    I'll try to add things that might not have been added before, or in this way.

    1. Customization / Modification
    2. Manager Personalities
    3. Unfold the now Living Game

    1. Customization

    Could Football Manager be opened up for more in-depth customization? How cool would that be, and how profitable! Some games come to mind wherein user-content has made all the difference between a game being O.K., and it becoming legendary. Two games that I'm familiar with are The Sims 2, and Rome Total War (and all the rest of their games), both of which have immense player created content and modification which have taken the titles far far beyond the imaginings of the initial developers. More and more, games are opened up for such consumer redevelopment, and I'd love to see what could happen to the FM series if this path were more fully explored.

    So what do I imagine for FM as far as modification and customization? First, lets acknowledge the customization already available to the game, which is considerable: custom DB, custom kits, skins, sounds, XML files for various things. What else could be done you ask?

    a. Custom implementation of the match engine. So the data is piped to a GUI, and people could display this any which way they wanted: Pipe to Twitter! Pipe to a user-made 3-D engine of 3-D marshmallows! But put the data hook out there and the programmers will come and do something amazing......for free.

    b. Scripting. Lots of scripting. Script your manager responses to media, to substitutions in a match, to scouting preferences, to what media is displayed in the news. Open up some scripting on all fronts.... and then ....

    c. Bots. Let players create 'Bot' managers with particular strategies and tactical tendencies and unleash them on their game world to see how they do. And then...

    d. Interact. Allow players to have their bots compete against each other online in FMLive, or a version of it just for such fun. And then realize that in order for the bots to be really fun, they're going to need some personalities, so that they react to pressure in amusing and unpredictable ways, depending on their underlying experience and 'temperment'. And so in making the bot world, come to rewrite the FM world for human players such that all managers have rich and memorable personalities. Extend this to the players themselves. Allow it (not force it) to mean something to have a club full of El-Hadj Diouffs or Big Duncan Fergusons. See Roy Keane sweating when he's not the biggest ego in the room at Sunderland? Maybe that means he won't focus so well on his managerial duties.

    e. Bring the Bots back from the internet and let players easily download various personalities into their game to test their wits against and enjoy. New challenge games will be created continuously against the best and worst of the bot managers, and hey look, bingo, we have the much desired 'Difficulty' setting for newbies. Have the managers in their league start with lobotomized managers, and as they have success, suggest they upgrade their AI.

    2. Manager Personalities

    So I've already done a bit of this, which was stolen from a post earlier in the thread. I think that all the player interaction, media interaction, and team talks in the game has come across as "Nice Idea, but why is it boring?" to the players of your beautiful game, SI. And I think I know why this is the case.

    On the one hand, the game has always been about stats and numbers. A glorified accounting game. And we all really love this aspect. On the other hand we know that we're doing a bit of suspension-of-disbelief and really caring about our players as if they were real persons and not DB lumps. We manage our teams "As If" they were the real teams. Well, some of us do. And some of us just play the accounting game for all it is worth. And it is worth a lot.

    The media interaction stuff fits into both of these modes-of-having-fun by design: Pretend to be talking to the press (Imagination), and Have and Impact on your team (Game). So we choose various things to say, and have an impact on our game. But because this is a top-down implementation it really loses the plot. First of all, a multiple-choice situation which is on many levels quite static and removed from the immense mathematical depth of the game, is too simple. It takes away from those rich game decisions such as playing a just-fit player of lesser quality, or a fully-fit player of lesser quality, knowing you have a cup match in 2 days.

    The parallel would be to earn a million dollars by shrewd business dealings and then take an interest in playing blackjack for profit. The two don't go together. Not the best example. But the point is that the multiple-choice of the media interactions is an insult to the genius of the game, and it really hurts it. So please stop that.

    However, if the rich and deep part of the game can be brought closer to the media interaction, then things start to matter, and apparently simple choices that you've faced before sit like the tips of icebergs over far deeper movements. And I think that the way to do that is to develop the manager interactions and manager-player interactions so that these individuals take on real personalities which you are likely to get to know easily just by spending time with them.

    IE, you'll easily notice that every time you play Big Duncan (and no offense Dunc) you hear him directly urging other players to put in some nasty tackles on so-and-so. And you'll easily notice Arsene's snide remarks and gloating, because you'll maybe see his press interview after your Derby match. If the players and especially the managers (since there are less of them to get to know) in the game start to take on some real and consistent personalities, and if these personalities are reflected in a style on the pitch and in man management, then whatever is said can actually matter. Otherwise its just a little formula that gives a morale boost to your players before a match (for example).

    So it seems to me that the media side of things needs to either go much further, which requires it mattering in terms of long-term relationships, style, effects of personality over time, etc.., or it really needs to go, because at this point it is stuck in the nether world of neither mattering much, nor adding at all (in my opinion) to the sense of imagination of the game. It was easier in FM06 to feel personally vengeful against another manager when I couldn't even talk with him through the media. This is because it was only his real results against my team that I could measure him by, and not a faux or pretend "Choose your Own Adventure" side quest of multiple choice that was exactly the same for every manager interaction. This deflates. It doesn't add. 'nuff said.

    3. Unfold the now Living Game

    If and when players can script, create modifications of the game (I was just thinking tonight that I want to be able to color the text in my 'inbox' by type of comment. I want approaches for my staff in RED, so I don't miss them), set up static or dynamic manager AI's and tactical systems, the game will explode with rich content.

    And I think that even imagining this scenario can help to outline what can be changed without (ironically) even taking those steps. For me, I see that creating rich and meaningful characters in the game would 'solve' the problem of the fence-sitting of the current media system. I'm sure other players would want to focus on developing other aspects of the game. By imagining our participation we can come to know what we really would like to see happen.

    In conclusion: The main point I'd like to make is that FUN is really important and that some recent developments in the series have been clever, but not so much fun. But if these features are really developed, so that they can become part of the fun, something else is going to have to be unleashed in the game. I think that has to be manager personalities, at least, if not a real opening to customization so that the fans can take the model to its natural evolution, each and every year.

    -Smac

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    A cumulative points graph that shows how many points I had accumulated at each week in the league. Makes it easier to remember and show the story of the season especially when compared to a rival's graph.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    amended player search filter for "contract expiring"... amended to "within next 6 months" "within 12 months" or a shorter one, maybe 6 weeks/1 month

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Smac, your points are great. FM already has a large committed online supporters base, so if the game becomes more scriptable we could truly see the game explode!

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    I agree with BigBillyBob about having a staff shortlist, that would be extremely useful! Also, I wouldn't mind seeing half time injury and player information. For example whether they are feeling confident, nervous etc.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    More nationalities going your club when you get a new intake of youth. Im at barca and only seem to get Spanish and Colombian.

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    2 simple things I'd like to see:

    i) make sure the text commentary for teams like Man City is legible - perhaps a thick black outline around the letters.

    ii) make individual instructions correspond to players rather than positions, i.e. I like to tailor instructions, like 'run with ball' etc, to the player's ability. When it comes time for substitutions or if I'm rotating my squad before a game, it results in 5-10 minutes unnecessary tinkering.
    (I think the benefits from this would outweigh any confusion from having to set the sliders like 'mentality' for each player -if you aren't using team ones, that is)

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    O.K. Improvements I'd like to see, probably already been mentioned but I haven't got time to read through 16 pages !

    1. If, in the first half of a match, I set a split screen with, say, summary on one side and match stats on the other I want that same layout to be there when the second half starts, not have it revert to a full screen of summary.

    2. Enquiries about players. If I get an inquiry for a player and I set a price I would like to get for him (in this case we are talking 1.3 million for a player currently valued at 900k) and the enquiring team don't want to follow up, then I don't want the same team to make the same enquiry a few game days later. They know this info why are they asking again ? If it's that they think you are being unreasonabale then have some different text like 'Come on now, he's not worth that, what do you really want'. If not I'd like a feature where I say, for example, 'refuse all enquiries from Coventry regarding Grant Basey'

    3. If I'm linked in the press with a player I'd like the option to say 'he's beyond our budget' or 'we are quite well stocked in that position' something like that, better anyway.

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    Manager Personality Development

    I had another thought along the lines of developing manager personalities and enriching the media experience. Managers could increase their 'stock' statements 100x, and these could reflect their personalities and what they are trying to communicate. By putting these stock statements into a file editable by players, preferably any number of files so that we can download and add new statement sets as players develop them, managers could start to take on a life of their own. Let me give an example we are all familiar with:

    "I am the special one"

    This could be added with reference to personality variables and situation variables in an XML file. An editor for selecting the appropriate use of various statements could be made fairly easily.

    "They're not going to get anything from this game. It'll be lucky if they find the bus on the way out, let alone a football on the pitch!"

    By adding a few more manager personality details, we can see which kind of manager might pop up with such an arrogant mind-game type statement.

    Humility --------- Arrogance
    Wittiness ---------- Seriousness
    Ability to Deflect --------------- Easily Embarrassed
    Spurs rivalries ---------------- Gets along with everyone
    Dishonest ------------ Honest
    Private ------------- Public

    Etc..

    Who knows what the best arrangement of traits would be, but once these were set and added to all the managers in the game we could start to see some real personalization. We could see "The Special One" getting to Arsene through the media. We could have a laugh along with Neil Warnock. Or 'tell it like it is' with David Moyes.

    Players could gather a bunch of quotes from various managers and add them to a growing downloadable list. I'm sure we'd argue over what effects these various quotes would have on our players and other managers, and under what circumstances they would pop up, and this would lead to some standardization of 'personality packages' to add to the game, much like the Wegie updates or various facepacks, etc..

    By allowing the fans to help with the development here you avoid the legal ramifications of quoting real managers, but more importantly you will enable a fast and vast body of knowledge and effort to deepen and strengthen this nascent but potentially great aspect of the game. Once the personalities in the game start mattering, the media interactions will be fun and important.

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    The changing of league and competition reputations is a very good idea. Note how there is much more awareness of the MLS since Mr. Beckham joined the league. Also this could be interesting for countries like China or if they included leagues from the middle east. It would be great to take a club from Denmark, Egypt, Australia and single-handedly change the face of that country's footballing reputation. Changing TV deals would be very interesting when youget deep into a game, especially if you get rich developing countries with mega-rich TV people.

    In light of what happened to Sven at Manchester City last season, some really ruthless chairmen could sack you even if you have me their expectations. I would also like to see expectations saying 'win either the Premier League or the Champions' League'. Apparently Scolari has this requirement this season at Chelsea. For someone like Tottenham, it could be 'qualify for European competition or win a Cup competition'.

    I've been re-visiting FM05, and it appears that the transfer problem with fringe players(at least on the selling side) was there in that game too. As Palermo in Serie A, I tried to offload David Pozzansini who was valued at just over 3m. I lowered and lowered the price until eventually 900,000 was what he went for. In real life there would have probably been 8-10 Serie A clubs who would have wanted him for at least 2m. Another situation: I bought Simon Walton from Leeds for around 250,000. A couple of months later he wants out because he is homesick. I offer him to all Premiership and Championship clubs and NOBODY wanted him, despite being 16 years old, very talented for his age, and offered for less than half a million. Nearly every Championship club and a few Prem clubs would have bought him for that.

    Long-term objectives should be assessed based on previous performances. For example you are Hull, and are given a four-year plan, which says at the end of it you should finish above 12th in the Prem. If, in the 4th season you finish 15th, but have an average finish of 14th for the 3 previous seasons, they should look upon this more favourably than if you meet the position only in your last season.

    I think this was sorted slightly in '07 and '08, but in FM05, I started off my career with Palermo. We were tipped for relegation at the start of 04/05, but ended up finishing 6th that year and 5th in 05/06. I resigned early on in 06/07 as I thought I had done as well as I could. I started looking for another job, and applied at Udinese, Real Sociedad, Messina, and West Brom. The only job I ended up being offered was at Port Vale, who were stone dead last in League One. You would have thought my great managerial debut would have resulted in better offers?

    A neat touch would be an electronic board where the 4th official is displaying the numbers of players coming off and going on. Would be good so you immediately knew who was who when they arrived in the game.

    Someone mentioned that they would like to know more about injuries sustained during a game. The commentary could include phrases like 'he's holding his leg', 'he looks to be winded' or 'a nasty clash of heads there' or something to that effect.

    Regens - Pace should develop early on in a career and remain the same barring old age or injuries. Regens with "3" for pace aren't any good to anybody really.

    Somebody else mentioned a good idea to place youth academies in countries of your choice. It would be great to put an academy in an obscure country to try and develop good talent. Also clubs from those countries could be more likely to accept freindly matches with your team.

    The post about all-time scoring lists is a great idea. This could be done for leagues, clubs and countries too.

    For people like me who aren't great at the game, it would be great to have some kind of 'Automatic training' which actually develops players well, or at least better than when you leave your assistant to do it.

    Hope you could read my ideas and you think they're ok

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    Lightbulb Where is Football Manager Going?

    I say the following as a fan of the football manager (and previously before the split) championship manager series. I have bought nearly every new game.
    I was and still am disappointed with the progress of football manager 2008 from previous editions. The series does not seem to be going anywhere. Yes there is a new interface, and a pitch that is much appreciated - but after the many many bug fixes/patches problems are solved the gameplay has hardly improved.

    * Keeping players at your club is now hugely time consuming and annoying. Constant unhappyness of players due to other clubs interest. MASSIVE PROBLEM.
    *Transfer fees at times don't make sense (ie player offers 10m and computer club offers 6m, player is turned down and computer is not (and it's not to do with rival clubs).
    * All of a sudden your team can't win. Save game, restart game, all of a sudden i can win again!
    *After 4-5 years in game hardly any good young players from nation your club is in are coming through. (ie) Italy has hardly any good young players in 5-6 years time. There are massive amounts of south american players.

    Where is the game going? I realise that SIGAMES makes a huge effort - but are you listening to the fans views on new features and gameplay?

    I'd like YOU the fans to suggest in this post some new features that the game NEEDS.

    I'll get the ball rolling:

    *Manager Profile to be improved. Include stats like controversy, character trait (determined),
    *Make it easier to keep players happy.
    *More young players from the league your playing in to come through to be top class (not just brazlian and argentinian)
    *Misquotes from the manager to be solved. (ie) manager chooses quote from media list then after the submit it says something completly different at bottom of screen, and this upsets players.
    *Make training options easier to manage and have a greater effect on player performance.
    *Huge transfer fees to be more realistic. (ie) benzema 42m? unknown player 26.5m?
    *A formation suggestion box a day before your next opposition.

    I'd love to hear from Sigames on some of the points mentioned, i do appreciate your effort, but in all honesty any suggestions the fans make seems to go on deaf ears.
    SIGAMES please listen and implement the players suggestions as we want to help you make the best game possible.

    FM Fans over to YOU:
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    Default Re: Where is Football Manager Going?

    I think you may want to put your points in the wishlist thread found here http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=24018

    Though I agree with 6 of the 7 you suggest not to fussed about a formation box.

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    Default Re: Where is Football Manager Going?

    Players get unhappy all the time. Nowadays you only have to pronounce his name wrong and he'll tell some newspaper somewhere that he wants to leave. It's the modern game and it's well projected in FM. At the end of the day, you want a game that challenges you and keeps you on your toes and FM does that.

    I don't really care much for your other *faults* because, again, its realism. Clubs only accept bids that are good for them and noone else. Some clubs want 10m up front and some will go for 6m now + 1m after 12 months, 1m after 20 goals etc etc...

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    Default Re: Where is Football Manager Going?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suge View Post
    It's the modern game and it's well projected in FM. At the end of the day, you want a game that challenges you and keeps you on your toes and FM does that.
    I don't think this is the modern game. In a small amount of cases maybe. If i'd sold every player unhappy in 1 season 6 of starting 11 would have gone. That's excessive and not realistic. I find this tedious and not challenging.

    What about some new suggestions FM FANS:

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    Default Re: Where is Football Manager Going?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher64 View Post
    I don't think this is the modern game. In a small amount of cases maybe. If i'd sold every player unhappy in 1 season 6 of starting 11 would have gone. That's excessive and not realistic. I find this tedious and not challenging.
    I don't get that many players that are unhappy, 6 of your starting 11 want to leave in just one season? To me, rather than the game not being represetitive of real life, seems like you are doing something to upset the players, I don't mean this as an attack on you btw mate, I actually agree with the majority of your ideas from your 1st post and while it can be a pain sometimes to stop players being unhappy or make them happy again, I can't see past the fact that you seem to have a disproportionate amount of unhappy players

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    Default Re: Where is Football Manager Going?

    What about some new suggestions? Try using the wishlist thread where forum users have posted their ideas.

    Southgate has been at Boro for 2 seasons, only one member of the team that won the Carling Cup in 2004 is still here and he was a young sub, teams turn around especially smaller ones and more so when new managers arrive.

    Dont see the problem.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    It would be good if the sale value was more variable to how the player was actually performing.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    *Manager Profile to be improved. Include stats like controversy, character traits (determined). Generally make it more like the players.
    *Make it easier to keep players happy.
    *Player wage demands to be lowered (no 19 year old out of contract players wanting 50k a week)
    *More young players from the league your playing in to come through to be top class (not just brazlian and argentinian)
    *Misquotes from the manager to be solved. (ie) manager chooses quote from media list then after the submit it says something completly different at bottom of screen, and this upsets players.
    *Make training options easier to manage and have a greater effect on player performance
    *Transfer fees to be more realistic, and there to be less of them (ie) benzema 42m? virtually unknown player 26.5m?
    *A formation suggestion box. To counter opponents tactics. Use this before and during game.
    *Do something more with U21 players, like being able to see who has vastly improved in the season played
    *Suggestions on u21 players that should be promoted to first team at end of season.
    *In game real time editor
    *End of season summery of the most improved players in every league. 1 for youngsters. 1 for over 25 players.
    *Sponsorship deals to be made negotiable (ie chairman interating with manager over suggestions)

    MAYBE SIGAMES COULD REPORT BACK TO THE FANS ON SOME OF THE FEATURES THEY HAVE DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT IN FM09 DUE TO THE FANS SUGGESTIONS

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Ability to inform the Ass Man on what positions you want to be promoted to the U19's

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Mine would be in relation to offide rulings and how they correlate with the match engine. I know in real life Assistant Referees can get offside calls wrong when allowing/disallowing goals but for mine FM08 has too many that get disallowed when based on what your screen is showing you there is no way a player could be offside. I've had goals disallowed where the goal scorer has had 3 defenders between him anmd the goals when he got the ball, and yet is ruled offside.

    One other is the ability to discipline players. Diving is one thing in previous versions I used to discipline players for, it is one thing I hate IRL and so won't stand for it on FM either. Yet unless a player gets sent off you can't discipline them for anything, which is not quite life like for mine.

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    Default Re: Where is Football Manager Going?

    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher64 View Post
    I was and still am disappointed with the progress of football manager 2008 from previous editions. The series does not seem to be going anywhere.

    *Transfer fees at times don't make sense (ie player offers 10m and computer club offers 6m, player is turned down and computer is not (and it's not to do with rival clubs).
    Agreed on these points

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Youth set up again: When they say this player is the best player to come though blah blah blah, you check his stats with a ediotor and they are quite crap. So it should compare it to last season youth. Also should beable to invest $$ into youth(the new ones you get every year)

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    *when players become unhappy be able to interact with them, assuring them of future plans.
    *higher player averages like in much older editons. start on 7 instead of 6
    *greater amount of negotation options/clauses when buying a player
    *greater amount of interaction with other clubs players when trying to offer a contract (making it easier to persuade players to sign)
    *more young players coming through from own club (most just end up being free transferred)

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    I think there should be a way of communicating with players privately

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    2 words
    PITCH INVASIONS
    sorry for the enthusiasm I just think it would be a really cool feature

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Give Cardiff some money. Honestly now, I know I am a fan and all that but we do have some money there you know we have made 10m since january plus fa cup cmon.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Stadium 3d is good so you can get a sir view of stadium but with the 2d stuff still.

    This messageboard@AVATARS

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    All i want from FM2009 is one measley screen clearly displaying the fixture run-ins (next 4 fixtures or so) to be inserted into the game under the fixtures and results section as currently its hassle to go to each relelvent clubs fixture screen.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    If you win a trophy, you get to watch your team celebrate on a podium.

    Always wanted this, requested it every year and never get it.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    A small addition i would like is:

    On the affiliated teams screen, if you have a loan partnership with a side then you should be able to see when their transfer window is open. I currently have a side in Bulgaria but cant send players on loan until late Jan. Be nice to see a date so i don't have to check everyday. This way my players would a WP sooner.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    On the squad screen, which is generally so useful, instead of just having an 'appearances (subs)' column, a last 5 games that our team competed in column would be fantastic. It can be quite difficult to remember who played when without clicking on them individually and checking recent form otherwise. When rotating players for match fitness and happiness this is critical info.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    I apologise if any of these ideas have already been posted, are already in the new version or are rubbish... however, he's is my list:
    • Players to have prefered formations and styles of play to be in ... however good a player is if they don't mix with a style of play they will be bad
    • Individual leagues to have comon attributes - such as the PL being known as a high tempo league - not all players will play well there
    • Could we redesign kits?
    • Could the player movement screen from past versions be introduced to create set piece routines?
    • An adapted rating be introduced - players must adapt to a new country / team / new players and won't play to full level until then - could be hampered / never happen if different country or unadaptable player - this ability could slow with older players (eg Sheva)
    • Need to make contact with players or agents before being able to sign them - not so many transfers out of the blue
    • Ask clubs to be able to agree terms with the player before agreeing fee
    • Managers favourite clubs and players listed
    • Players have preferences to play in certain leagues or not in certain leagues (eg David Silva doesn't want to play in PL) or certain players only want to play for one club (eg Jesus Navas)
    • Introduce retired squad numbers that cannot be picked (eg 6 for West Ham and 25 for Chelsea)
    • A player effort rating that will affect the level of their performance - could be affected by desire to leave / training could be used to measure it so that those who perform in training earn place in team
    • roles for agents
    • Some chairman introduce active Directors of Football - if they like manager but not signings (influential managers - eg Wenger - could demand a DoF or the removal of one in time)
    • Player loyalty bonuses seem a recently highlighted thing, could they be introduced?
    • Managers prefering to spend lots on players / not alot / experienced over young players
    • Media track previous decisions - with other characters get reputations (eg good at developing youngsters / moving players on could influence whether future players want to sign)
    • Fees for youngsters signed before pro forms to be more than just a set fee - to include future payments etc & system whereby first club of a player gains a certain amount of future transfer fees
    Sorry for the length - just wanted to air those thoughts though!

    Josh

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    I've mentioned this for the last 4 years at least, so i will again.

    I'd like the 'flip flap' thing back to co-ordinate zonal marking and set pieces.

    Also i'd like default instructions to be set to an individual player. So if i bring on Makelele to replace Drogba, he automatically knows not to move for set pieces, stay back, and do nothing except destroy. And vice-versa, Drogba knows to go and be a beast in the box and where to cause problems at set pieces.

    Just saves a lot of messing on...

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Physical stats on Regens tweaked a little.

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    Your Assistant to ask you if you have any players to be considered each reserve game.....I always seem to forget about my injured players. I know there are a few ways round it but you get that many pointless messages anyway!

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    2nd Striker. You know, the striker that plays just behind his strike partner. Wether it be a position or a player setting, it should be introduced to the game.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Isn't that what 'Free role' does?

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleh View Post
    If you win a trophy, you get to watch your team celebrate on a podium.

    Always wanted this, requested it every year and never get it.
    that sounds good, i would like that too. just a simple 2d podium.


    HAS ANYBODY SUGGESTED ANYTHING IN THIS FORUM AND HAD IT PUT IN THE GAME? just interested to know whether we are being listened to.
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    Here is one that is really compromising my enjoyment of the game - has it been mentioned before?

    Part-time training and attribute decrease

    Basically, players attributes always decline no matter how good your part-time training is. They are better off being unnattached!

    It is not realistic to get semi-pro club players on pro contracts for 100 a week, equally it is expensive for a lower league team whose budget is only 2,000 a week.

    So could we get that sorted for the next version. I don't expect an attribute increase, but sensible part-time training should be able to keep players at their unattached level.

    And this always mentioned but I do feel that the AI 424 (as well as the 442 attacking with long farrows) is TOO effective in the game engine, because the wide forwards ALWAYS get behind your fullbacks if you play a conventional flat back four.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Here is my list that I would kike to see in the game, one of these days (sorry if any of these have been mentioned before):

    1) The ability to search by division, e.g. if you are league two club, there could be an option to only search League Two clubs, etc.

    2) The ability to set your own set-pices, e.g. If I wanted to practice penalties like Pires and Henry got wrong a few years ago (but this time to make it work, I.e a player kicks it to the side for an on-rushing player to bang it into the net, then why can I not do this?)

    3) The ability to actually reccomend a feeder club to the board, rather than having to pick and choose from only three or four given to me.

    4) More youth tam and reserve competitions such as Toulon, and other games to help improve your youngsters, and to scout other young players in meaningful games.

    5) The ability to reward loyalty, by arranging a testimonial (rather than just pkaying a person in a friendly, as this does not help the person's moral, or reward him financially).

    6) Actual communication with other members of staff/board so it is possible to actually get disiplined by the board and to fall out with other members of staff. For example to actually have spats like Rafa at Liverpool (over the Barry transfer amongst other things).

    7)The ability to try and convince other managers to take players off of your hands, i.e. rather than at the moment just offering players to clubs, having a dialogue with other managers and saying what this player could bring to their club and why they should get him, this way it could be better than just having a random message saying that no clubs are interested and that being the end of it.

    8) The ability to loan players to other clubs straight away after you have signed them (look at Portsmouth's dealing with Norwich City), so that they can get first team games, without having to wait a few weeks for negotions to take place.


    These are my requests off of the top of my head, I am sure that I could think of more given the time. (not that the game isn't good already, rather that these are meant as constructive comments!).

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    You people put wayyyy to much effort in to these..

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    why the first year of each new game, the champions league groups can't be the same as they actually are ?!
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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Quote Originally Posted by PERCIVA11 View Post
    You people put wayyyy to much effort in to these..
    How'd you figure that? Don't see how you can put too much effort into an idea that could potentially improve the game.

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    I would like to see the achievement thing from FML in FM2009 or 2010..
    Had great fun with that ;-)

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    i know this is just a silly little thing, but i hope you can skip the beginning advertisements - they get annoing

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnK41.int View Post
    why the first year of each new game, the champions league groups can't be the same as they actually are ?!
    The qualifiers havent been played in teh game yet at the start of a new game though, so what that can alter the teams in the competition come group stage time.

    I would like to be able to choose the clubs I offer feeder status too. and I dont mean choose from a list of about 4 preselected teams, I mean choose any team I want and offer it.

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    Hi, im portuguese so heres my wishlist :

    Instead of we have to download facepacks, Id like the game to already have photos .
    The game having shields of the teams, league, etc .. Like, the Benfica shield is an eagle, like this one .
    Rosters of the teams updated to the maximum lool .
    And i think this is the more important one . Id like that we can do press conferences after the game, like the journalists asks we questions and we answer them . Also, id like the game to have a better match engine, because since the CM 4 that the engine is mostly the same .

    Miles, think about it and if anyone dont understand my english very well, PM me lool .

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    as usual,sorry for something already mentioned..

    1.contracts for ALL the managers,not only for me.contracts also for the national managers. plus,at least a screen with all your earnings.don't care about spending money in cars or houses or paintings,just would like to know what i've earned.otherwise,what's the matter in negotiating contracts?

    2.as already said,chance of playing as youth team coach and as assistant.i think it would increase a lot the challenge in the game.

    3.media: i'm ok with the press conference,but not only one in a year.coaches (at least in italy) have to sustain two press a week,and almost a daily interview (surely for the dedicated channel if we're talking about a big team,example as milan channel,roma channel,inter channel etc.). i think that media as in FM2008 is pretty worthless and boring, more interactivity,more questions,more answers,more of everything. give the press more power to attack you,and give the coaches more power to defend.
    and i think that maybe,if someone doesn't like this,the amount of media presence in the game should become optionable at the beginning of the game (as for the database..do you want to play with minimum,as i think in fm2008,medium,large or maximum?)

    4.relationships with players.i'm winning a derby game 6-0.my striker,who scored 5 goals,is subbed at 86th minute for the standing ovation.yeah,and the day after he's angry for the sub.seriously,why?ok,there are players who react weirdly,and i could be ok with that..but as a coach i would like an option to try explain him (it was for the standing ovation or it was for preserving you for next match or it was because you were booked or also you are a mindless idiot). i suppose that i should be able to explain every choice i make in the game,and that every decision that i make is relevant for the developing of the game (affecting player's morale,board confidence,my personality and everything else).

    5.this one had been already (and lot of times) mentioned,but one plus will not so bad.
    if i'm asking a price for X player,i don't want to read proposals for lower money.the only thing i could accept is a private phone call/message from other team trying to offer something else,as an option for some of their players or some kind of partnership or anything else.but i don't want to read only lower money offering.and plus,i would like to have the chance to say "i will not sell player X this year,stop with requests".example,playing with udinese i don't want to sell laurito.but,twice a week,lot of big clubs (expecially milan and inter) are proposing me offers.and it's not the case above mentioned,they're offering me much more the player value,but simply i need to keep him with me and i don't want to sell it.
    and this bring me to the next consideration.

    6.preparing the season.
    by myself,it could be one of the greatest improving for the game.maybe with a pratical example i'm able to explain better.
    at the end of this year,milan sacks ancelotti and calls me to substitute him.great,i say.so i have to talk with adriano galliani about the team,about what they want for the upcoming season(s) (and this is already implemented with board expectations,but in a really bad way i think..happened that i won it all with barcelona,champions league,world club cup,eurosupercup or what the name is and the liga,but laporta gets angry because i wasn't able to reach the final of copa del rey..come on..) and how the general player situation is.
    so,before going to the summer training,i should have a list of targets to achieve,i should know how the morale of the squad is after the past season and if there any problems with some of the guys.to find out,i should be able to talk personally with every player of the first team,trying to know how they feel about the upcoming season,how much they're happy with the team,what they want to play,what the relationships with certain teammates are and so on.a long chat to try discover everything. again an example: i should be able to talk with alberto paloschi and try to understand if i would accept the role of 5th striker in the team,playing only in worthless games or only if he shows really great improvement during trainings (and there something to improve also there,but later).i have to understand what he feels about going to play on loan,if he would accept to play in minor leagues or maybe abroad.and he should be able to say that yes,he would love to go on loan or not,only first team or sell me,or also only if i play at least 20 games or sell me.and give him the possibility to "lie",example asking to go on loan and then getting angry or sad for it,depending on his character attributes.
    and so on for all the players.
    then,the transfer market.i'm ok with the budget.one thing that i dont like so much is that after few years with certain teams you're able to spend billions and buy everyone.
    so,my idea is,according to what real life is i suppose: estabilish a number of player you need,and in what role and so on.back to my example: i talk with galliani and i say to him "ok boss,we can win it all,serie a and uefa cup..but i need three new defenders,one playing in the middle and two playin the wings,one midfilder and at least one big striker". obviously,my ass manager has to help me with this giving his advices after the general scouting (and so we would be able to do this playing as assistants) and then galliani should say "ok" or "you're crazy" or "we don't need 3 defenders but only 2" and so on..then the transfer budget should be used for this.and sure,i can buy everyone i want,in this example i can buy cristiano ronaldo,fabregas,messi and silva if i want (and if i can,obv) but then the board should ask why i've spent money in players that i didn't need,affecting the confidence and my reputation and so on (example,the year after if i'm confirmed at milan,they could not trust me and don't allow me to buy some players).on the other side,if i can't reach to buy the players i said i needed i can use this as explanation for not reaching the targets,or say that i needed greater players than the ones that budget allowed me to do.
    and then,the transactions.
    as i said before,there should be the chance to deny any offer to some of my players.usual example,i should be able to say "kaka will stay here forever and ever" or "kaka will stay here until the end of his contract and then we'll see" or "maybe we will sell him the next year" and every statement should affect players morale,your reputation,what the fan think about you and so on. saying that i will never sell it kaka and then sell him the next year should cause my firing or something similar.
    then there should be a screen in which you could check other teams and clicking on the name a list of player available for transfer should appear.which is not meaning that they're on transfer list,but that they could be sold with a proper offer.
    and so you would be able to choose by what kind of team you want to buy someone,simply using a filter (example: team in you league,team in the bundesliga,team playing the championsleague etc.).should be great if,near the names of the filtered teams,the relationships between them and you is going to be displayed,IE with the stars,in order to know how much it will be easy or hard to buy someone from that team (IE,filtering champions league team,with milan you will have near 7 stars with barcelona and 1 with inter).
    and then you take a look to all the players available and then you should be able to declare your targets,at least to your board. and then consider if the budget will be enough,and if not send your scout to search players similar to the ones you're looking for.example,i should be able to say to Leonardo "go to brazil and search someone similar to david villa".
    and i think the supporters' role should be implented here.they have to say "we want villa,or we want ronaldinho" and obv please them will increase your reputation amongst the fan (affecting seasonal tickets selling,for example).
    i think that a transfer market going this way would be more close to real life than the current one.

    7.very quickly now:tactics.as already said,we should be able to give instructions to the team and to the single player considering if we are attacking or defending.by myself,the option to select the man's position in certain zones of the fields considering where the ball was and if we owned it or not as in a past edition,was perfect.then,the chance to give personal instructions to the player and not to the position.and then,improve the target man role and the way to serve him.

    8.trainings.last thing,but very important to me.i would like a feedback from my assistants not every month,but every day.i have to know how the tuesday training is going,i have to know if the team is giving 100% or if someone is giving less,and have to chance to talk about this,with the entire team or with the single player,or allow my assistant to do it (another great thing if you're playing as ass man). it would be great also preparing weekly schedule with targets to reach (or monthly,or yearly) for example to prepare for an important champions league team.another example (the last one,then i promise i will stop):
    with milan we're going to play a champions' semifinal in barcelona.we won 1-0 the first game,so we have to being prepared against their offensive force.so on the monday and tuesday training i will focus (or let my ass man do it) on the defence team play,the counter attack and we will try and try the offside trap,or prepare some special movement on the wing to try to stop messi,for example trying lot of double pressure on him.
    then,on tuesday evening,my ass man should give my a graphic and tell me who trained best,who seemed to understand well what i've asked,who really reached the targets,who gave more effort and of course who don't.and then i can decide to talk to the team,or to single players about this,everyday and everyday.in practice,more locker room life.and the players should come to me (or go to the physio or to the assman) and say for example that they don't like the way we're training and what i would do about this.



    ok,sorry for for repeating something,for my bad english and for the length!

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    Well, this topic is too long to read for me now, so i hope somebody put this idea before. Status of country should be changed after (x,y,z) years from developing to developed...

    So Poland and Fhilipnes, Turkmenistan, Puerto Rico, Belarus are developing. In my opinion this is not fair. If somebody thinks this is ok - please visit me in Poland

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    watch out for the russians M8 pl...

    would somebody at SI please put in a means of indicating which teams are available for friendlies on the "arrange friendly" screen....i must of clicked through around 40 countries a minute ago before actually finding a nation that wasn't "not available for friendly on this day", just to get a pre-tournament friendly for my England team.

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    More interaction with backroom staff.

    This thread for example: http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=41743

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    In the news item about loan offers we have reject/accept offers. If the offer includes a set fee put that into the news item aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straccy vendoli View Post
    1.contracts for ALL the managers,not only for me.contracts also for the national managers. plus,at least a screen with all your earnings.don't care about spending money in cars or houses or paintings,just would like to know what i've earned.otherwise,what's the matter in negotiating contracts?
    Go to your manager screen, and click on History > Information. It is displayed there

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    More extensive scouting networks. For example, Chelsea have 12 scouts, but they have contacts in their own countries, so for example, Hans Gilhaus could say that
    'My mate Dave says there's a really promising 15 year old CM at FC Twente, do you want me to take a butchers?'
    As opposed to me looking for players to get him to scout, or sending him out on assignments. he should live in Holland, and just constantly be on the lookout for players.

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    its probably already been mentioned, but in the transfer section, id like to do a search for players whio have set minimum release clauses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder_PT View Post
    Hi, im portuguese so heres my wishlist :

    Instead of we have to download facepacks, Id like the game to already have photos .
    The game having shields of the teams, league, etc .. Like, the Benfica shield is an eagle, like this one .
    Rosters of the teams updated to the maximum lool .
    And i think this is the more important one . Id like that we can do press conferences after the game, like the journalists asks we questions and we answer them . Also, id like the game to have a better match engine, because since the CM 4 that the engine is mostly the same .

    Miles, think about it and if anyone dont understand my english very well, PM me lool .
    SI don't have licenses for the photo's, thats why they arent in the boxed game.
    Again, SI don't have licenses
    They are, squads are updated up to the latest transfer window, with a patch coming out after January and then WeeGiE updates in the next summer.
    That already happens, but should be more in-depth. I too would like quick fire questions.
    I agree, as long as it isnt a 3D match engine

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    Not a new thing, but I wish FM09 would sort player histories the same way FM07 did. For example, in FM08, when a player is loaned out consecutive seasons, there will be a record of the player having been at his parent club though he did not play a single competitive game for them that season. Very minor, but all those "empty" rows are a little bit irritating IMO.

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    This would probably take a while, but I think a record of injuries would be nice to be included. Or if the scout commented on a players likelihood to be injured in a scout report (I don't think this is mentioned yet) - sometimes it can really ruin a youngsters career when they are out for 6 months.

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Quote Originally Posted by george_2292 View Post
    This would probably take a while, but I think a record of injuries would be nice to be included. Or if the scout commented on a players likelihood to be injured in a scout report (I don't think this is mentioned yet) - sometimes it can really ruin a youngsters career when they are out for 6 months.
    I'm happy to grant you your wish.

    Its already in the game: Player --> History --> Injuries. Done!

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    How about sorting out the 'Negotiation Bug' where you change a deal that has been negotiated and you can't get it back to the 'Meet Demands' option.

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    i think that you shouldn't be able to watch the correct ratings of the players in the game.
    not even yours.
    you can scout someone over and over,but you won't ever be sure that THAT numbers are the right ones.
    it could depend by the quality of your scouts,by the times you scout a player and so on..
    should be more realistic,i think..and i suppose this thing could be clinched to a variation of the player's characteristic..by myself i would change the range from 1-20 to 1-50..

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    Just about everything I could want has already been suggested (whether or not it is already in the game) but I do have one suggestion. (If this isn't a good 'in-game' feature, perhaps someone can make a Mac editor that lets me do this.)

    I want the ability to clear ALL rosters and have everyone available as a free transfer.

    This is actually rather fun, though there would need to be some way to guarantee that all teams would make an effort to sign players, as when I do this in '08, some (rather prominent) teams fail to sign more than two or three players.

    At this point I have to use the editor to clear out players one at a time... how about one button?

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    No longer being told I've done badly because I've lost to a club 2 divisions higher than mine in the Carling Cup and failed to make the 3rd round.

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    When you manage a small club like LLM clubs and that the board does not allow you to send scouts abroad, we should request the board to be able to send 1 scout in 1 country and then choose that country to start a channel between this country and our club.

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    How about more interaction between relatives so in the relations section you'll have Fav Clubs, Fav Players and Relatives so in news reports like when you sign a player

    for example

    Man utd have Completed the Signing of Anton Ferdinand for Xmillion


    Ferdinand whose brother Rio is currently Vice-captain at man u is said to be delighted at the oppurtunity to play alongside his brother

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    well just a thought i had.....sorry if its been said before but im new so yeah

    when coaching a national team, and your coming up to a friendly. you choose your team and the critics go crazy over including players who they feel are not good enough.

    you should be able to choose from a list of options to tell the press wat your hoping to achieve from said friendly. for example

    option 1 - looking to win so choosing best team
    option 2 - looking to blood youngsters, result not important
    option 3 - resting star players, giving fringe players an opportunity

    stuff like that so when you lose the friendly there not so angry at you and such, and if you win then there happy cause you were trying something new and the new players played well

    also you could try this with club games as well, like if theres a useless second leg game against like a league 2 team or something, your up 5-0 and want to play youngsters, have the same options so if it ends up being only 1-0 or a draw there not so disappointed.

    just something that could help, might be to late now not sure but thought id add it

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    Default Re: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' i

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyKane67 View Post
    Changing expectations - For example, I am Celtic, and the board want Champions League last 16 football. However, my group consists of Barcelona, Ajax and Everton. I personally think UEFA Cup football would be more realistic, but it would not please the board if I achieved this lower aim. So why not have the board come to you at critical times - i.e. after the draw for the Champions League qualifiers or group stage and ask what you can achieve.
    also i think this is a good idea, start of season expectations should change if youve been put in a hard group. great idea for the board to ask wat you think you can achieve

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    Another simple one: If you arrange a good off-season cup it should be presented again the next year:

    "Do you want to host the Tea Cup again this year?"

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    I hope the random players will be better mainly in the body attributes to make the random players like a real football player,which can help us play the game a longer time.In FM2008,the random players always suck in some important attribute even not like a human being!And almost everybody has the habit that should not be stand by his position!I do hope FM2009 will be better.

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    I don't know is it possible,but I would like to see Bosnian ( I'm one ) league included in this version,and I'm not alone on this one. I know we are small market,but I know there is pretty large fan base in my country. There is patch with Bosnian league,but since I'm LLMing,I don't feel confortable using it,and I would love to take my local club to Euro-glory (yeah like I'm any good at this ).

    And I could almost swear it will be something new and exciting even for non-bosnian LLaMas. You people can't even imagine how carp this league is

    Hope someone competent will reply to this..thanks.

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