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Thread: Wishlist: What you would like to see in future versions of the game. All 'list' ideas in here.

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    Scandal

    More media events for player scandals would be nice. Since players havea controversy rating why not make it actually do something?

    Dodgey driving?
    Failing to turn up for a drugs test?
    Messy media court cases?
    The dreaded Biography (crtiical of teammates/manager/club/fans)?
    Turning up for pre-season 2 stone over weight?

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    Suggestion: Feeder Club Criteria Search

    Why not just let the player either a) find their own feeder club and assuming the AI team agrees to the link, precluding any other contradicting affiliation they may have etc, agreeing. b) Allowing the manager who has asked for a feeder club to use tick boxes for criteria. I.e. must be UK based, must have adequate facilities, must be in a specific division etc. Not a major alteration. Infinitely more useful. Infinitely more fun would be allowing the feeder clubs to make demands such as 50 match balls, investment in their training facilities, car park etc, if local using your training facilities for their part time staff etc. Doing player exchanges so their kids come to you once a week to train with your coaches etc.

    Why not allow the parent clubs to manage their own academies? Why not allow me to find a local amateur team and invest in them? Obviously all pie in the sky but the sentiment of finding my own teams makes far more sense than this irregular, AI uselessness.

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    Transfers

    IRL even rubbish mega flop players get moved on to other clubs and fresh starts. There are always people who want to sign your players. I can understand it might be difficult to move on players in the lower leagues/semi professional conference scene but L2. L1. CH, PRM ought to have NO problems at all selling on players.

    Why then can’t I get a fair price for anyone? I have offered players on free transfers and still nobody wants them. In the real world, if you put a player on the transfer list they will sell. It may be at a loss but they will go.

    Everyone wants players. Think how many times has a foreign flop at a PRM team been sold? Veron? Kleberson? Djemba Djemba? Mutu?

    Please consider making the AI far more likely to come in and buy players. I have had some players in my reserves squad who are playing internationally but attract zero interest even if I offer them for free.
    That’s dumb.

    Viduka for example at Middlesbrough has a value of 1m ish. I offer him for 500k and half the teams in the championship would fall over themselves to sign him. His reputation as a premiership striker assures him football.

    In my game .. he has been sat in my reserve squad for two seasons on 30k per week and nobody wants him even on a free. IRL this would be absurd.

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    Agents?! Where are they?

    No agents in FM. In the real world agents dictate football transfers. Every player has an agent, every agent wants a cut, has ulterior motives etc such as with the dodgy media companies who "own player rights". Where's bungs? Why I cant I accept bungs or offer them? Where's the extra incentives, the "sweeteners" in transfer deals such as club car, club accommodation, living expenses percentage paid, media and sponsorship revenue percentages. Beckham is a brand; Real know that that’s why they signed him. They get 50% of all his media/sponsorship revenue ffs. Where are the doping tests and scandals? Not in FM. The lack of this kind of variety and complexity to the Ambition Machine makes SI dull and it is all too often too easy to view it as a rolling OO Database and not a game. Considering you guys have been at this for over a decade, it’s disappointing to see consistently the level of complexity we can find in other strategy or build-em-up games. CIV, Rome Total War, Master of Orion etc. It’s the little details that set a game apart from its competition.

    The fact FM has no valid competition is possibly why innovation is so slow and implementation is often superficial. Sorry guys but the match engine is only half of being a football manager, the rest is the dark side of finance, transfers, property developments, affiliations, contracts, agents, bribed officials etc. If all that boils down to is a few multiple choice questions every week, it’s a sadness. Anyone can bung together some scripted events and triggers, that’s not what people expect from a series of this pedigree. The fact they are often only ever properly balanced out by patches compounds the disillusionment.

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    my wishes

    1. Devs never to forget that this is a game and it has to be fun & entertaining above all .First a game and then a simulation

    2. Make the process run fast , really fast

    3. Remove the gray players completely , if a team (from an unselected championship) wants to play in a European competition they should buy players, AI cheat using super grays and this is just stupid.

    4. Players above all should go after money , look how many players from western championships moved to Russia & Ukraine , it is money not reputation or anything.

    5. I want to be able to add /delete competitions in the editor , and add my B team in one of them.

    6.Ability to turn off team talks, media and sucking

    7. A tactics testing module , or ability to add tactics in AI folder and AI managers to use them, i really want to see how AI can play using my uber 4-3-3.

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    I think it would be a good adition for FM that you can also be assistant manager, not just club manager.
    Than you would be able to make team if manager asks you, suggest players, and transfers (how much money too pay...)and also wages to players.

    SO???
    what do you think???

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    you should also be able to write anything you want in commenting some manager, also in half time.
    EXAMPLES:
    (Don`t give up!!)-half time
    (You`re falling deep, really deep!)- manager com
    (Your team cannot win)- manager com
    (You`re too weak)- manager com
    (you need to be faster!)- player half time com
    (Just a little more...)- half time

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    heres and ideaa...how about a game thats not f*k up?

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    A button to clear ass man's recommended team talks.

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    I think there should be a 'final offer' button. If you are negoiating a transfer or contract with a player then you should be able to tell them that the offer won't get any better.

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    Happy new year everybody!

    Receive information about manager post of other team

    Let's say I'm at AFC Telford, but my aim is to coach Shrewsbury. I would like to be able to choose the posts I am aiming for, and then be informed if this post is vacant; so I can jump ship whitout every time checking the open post list.
    It would be like the shortlist of the players.
    Sorry if it's been said before.

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    Quick thing- on the manager screen, where the Most Goals, Assists etc. is shown, would like to have a screen or stat showing who has been at fault for the most goals. Also, more tactical analysis would be nice- perhaps stockpiling past game tactics in the "Tactics" screen.

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    Some good suggestions but how about SI finally just totally work on the match engine and for 1 year forget about neat new features

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    Talk to the players !!!
    that's managing actually...

    tell something to them when you're making a substitution...to the player that's about to go in something like you can make the difference (not only at half time !) but any time i bring him in...or explain to the player that's coming off why i subed him (yellow card,i need you fresh in the next match,poor performance etc.)

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    i think it wood be good if they added a continental hall of fame for players.
    it could be worked out by club and international manager votes at the end of every year, with only one player making the holy grail every year.plus players can only make the hall of fame once in their career.
    it would add something extra to look back on in a career-like game.
    imagine that.

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    I want more tranparency in the tactics, give us something to help us understand strengths and weaknesses, and area to tweak in our tactics.

    Something like an OPTA stats provider.

    After all, real managers look at these stats to help them don't they?

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    Originally posted by Wixy_geez:
    I think there should be a 'final offer' button. If you are negoiating a transfer or contract with a player then you should be able to tell them that the offer won't get any better.
    That feature is already present. You can change the offer from negotiable to nonnegotiable, the latter being the equivalent of a final offer.

    Originally posted by dbestfm:
    Some good suggestions but how about SI finally just totally work on the match engine and for 1 year forget about neat new features
    I personally am not of the belief that new features are the be all and end all and I would love to see SI merely concentrate on honing current features but I also understand that you need new features to rake in the punters. Bare in mind though that not all of us (myself included) even play with the match engine, not because of its flaws (not something I've ever particularly noticed) but because I've always preferred commentary only. It's faster for one thing and for another you cannot beat your imagination deciding how each goal was scored.

    Originally posted by SurvivorSoso88:
    Talk to the players !!!
    that's managing actually...

    tell something to them when you're making a substitution...to the player that's about to go in something like you can make the difference (not only at half time !) but any time i bring him in...or explain to the player that's coming off why i subed him (yellow card,i need you fresh in the next match,poor performance etc.)
    Yes, you should be able to give the equivalent of a team talk to a player who you are bringing on as a substitute. Managers often if not always give a player a word or two before he's bought on.

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    One simple, but mayby imposible due to course of series - LESS BUGS IN 09 than in 08.

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    You Should Be able to tell the media that you believe one of your players should be in the national team

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    Originally posted by hyperion666:
    I want more tranparency in the tactics, give us something to help us understand strengths and weaknesses, and area to tweak in our tactics.

    Something like an OPTA stats provider.

    After all, real managers look at these stats to help them don't they?
    I agree wholeheartedly. I can appreciate that SI are constantly working at perfecting the match engine from release to release but I also wish they'd also look at developing the tactical settings and match engine interfaces even more.

    Since CM4 and the introduction of the 2D match view, tactics and the match interface haven't been developed further which for such a core part of the game is a bit surprising.

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    Just a short little idea.

    On the processing screen, instead of showing the numbers of stadium attendances, why not show percentages? Or you could use numbers and %'s.

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    I've got one. For all those times that your team throw away a 4-0 lead to lose 4-5 a Media interaction feature that allows you to comment to the press about you team after the match. Something like...

    "That was the worst display of football I've seen and you should be ashamed of yourselves"

    etc etc...

    It would really help my blood pressure and let the team know they simply weren't good enough.

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    I'd love the ability to see a breakdown of goals scored and conceded, by percentage. For example:

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE> <LI> Area of pitch scored from
    <LI> Shot or header
    <LI> Area of pitch that the final ball was played from[/list]

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    1] testamonials

    2] be able to go to the training ground and practice a set piece etc.

    3] in 2D match engine, show the stadium around the outside of pitch

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    An idea that is shamelessly taken from events in the news today....

    Luton Town have made an appeal to Liverpool to donate their share of the gate receipts from their FA Cup third round fixture. The League One side are in administration with losses running at £400,000 a month and are in desperate need for investment.

    I dont know if this would fall under a managers call but would be a nice addition.

    Perhaps an option could be added to the game where you can call on the help of the big clubs to help you out if you are ever drawn against them in cups? And the big clubs can decide to offer their gate receipts without needing to be asked.

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    Something about improving match engine i think that you should make big player like in pro evolution soccer with all details and then lessen him to look like you are watching some strategic game it would be nice to watch this instead those circles.Also it would be nice that you could change cameras view like birds eye,etc.
    -Something about details in the game i newer seen any game in European cups that is judged by judge from the same country as the club on the pitch.
    Also you should watch on the details of the lower leagues because a have seen many mistakes
    you only make detailed leagues five but do not dedicate any moment to make all leagues more detailed.Also clubs in the lower leagues have players that do not have contract and club doesnt renew contract with those players.
    Why dont you remove those shirts when you are playing the game because they look so plastic it isnt hard to make them look like in real world.
    All details about players you can see from the clubs web pages and from transfermarkt and i dont see why you are making those mistakes.I have been playing the game with Milan against Varese and my player was going on the goalkeeper
    one on one and there werent anyone but he sent the ball in left side behind the goal any player who is going for a goal has to score that,especially if he has finishing and composure 17-20.That could only stop goalkeepers like kahn,casillas,buffon,players who have reflexes,and one on one 18-20.
    When you are shooting a penalty main attribute should be concentration,form,and penalty shooting.
    Football manager is my best game and I cant wait next version to come and in past years I stay disappointed.Why dont you make game completely detailed and in future versions only do little corrections like player updates and so on.
    It isnt fun to play game if you see that is unreal and that AI isnt "smart".
    Only one thing I would like that I could start the game in pre-season so i could finish the training with my players especially when I am playing the european matches because AI arranges me friendly matches when i must play european cups i should be have the ability to make training sessions with my players before league and european cups begin=my players are coming in the match unfit.Also i dont know why there is scouting players and next opponent because every player is blank and i dont see the point so remove blank players.Thanks for giving me space to post my wish(es)!!!!!

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    If this is in here already i apologise, im not reading 34 pages with 10,000 word posts hehe

    I would like the "target man" assigning to be positional, instead of assinging the individual player your pick for example Striker right and whoever plays Striker right is the target man. Im so tired of swapping the target men around and im sure it wouldnt be a hard thing to do.

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    It can't be outdated, it just continues on every year, there's no end or start for that matter.

    Just add your contribution and see what everyone has to say.

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    Originally posted by aaberdeenn:
    It can't be outdated, it just continues on every year, there's no end or start for that matter.

    Just add your contribution and see what everyone has to say.
    Wrong thread.

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    My only suggestion would be to be able to tell a player / "Players Agent" to find a new club ? As i think that this would solve my biggest of the game ( the ability to get rid of deadwood ).


    PS Has anyone ever had contact with an agent ? i think i did back in fm2007 once, but it was a long time ago ... Might have been in a dream state.

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    on FM 07 i had contact with a players agent he said his player was interested in my club and would like to move if the clubs could agree a fee, so you wernt dreaming.
    i would like to have the option to create my own competions from scratch instead of just moving teams around with the editor, and to be a player manager would be cool imo.

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    the transfers are a jk in my opinion. the cost of players is way too unrealistic. you have a new record transfer a couple of times every season. you basically need a transfer budget of 40+mill to buy anyone decent and that limits the fun really. because all we want is to create our own little dream team so to speak and by getting only 2mill you wont be able to get anybody, even 10mill you cant get anyone in FM but in real life you obviously can. if this part of the game was fixed it would be a far better game.

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    I would like to see Manager of the Month awards being given a minor overhaul. We all know that the manager of the year award is a more or less foregone conclusion - especially in the EPL - whoever wins the EPL wins the manager of the year prize.

    But manager of the month is different. I have consistently overachieved with my Gillingham side and the best I've ever gotten is a runner up to the manager of the month. One month, I was top of the league having played 5, lost one. Although Dennis Wise of Leeds did one better than me, having played four or five and only drawn one, his club are a lot bigger than mine, and I beat Nottingham Forest away, spanked Carlisle 3-0 away, etc.

    This is just one example of one month. THe point is, the manager of the month isn't just awarded to the manager that has accrued the most points, it's the manager that's performed above expectations. If I, or my team (if I've just taken over it) have been struggling at the foot of the table all season, but, say, in February I notch up three wins and two narrow losses, but those three wins get me off the bottom and the narrow losses were against the top two sides, surely I'd be in for a shout, at least in the top three nominations for manager of the month?

    Remember SI - it's the attention to detail that you guys have that make us love this game!

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    A 3D match engine would be excellent and with stadium features it would be even better!!!

    Or there could be the option to c;lick on a stadium in a clubs infomation screen and a stadium profile comes up containing details on ground and perhaps a photo for good measure (similar to player profiles).

    Buying houses, cars etc would be a waste of time in my opinion, after all it FOOTBALL manager not Car manager! Or a cheap attempt at a copy of FM (e.g Total Club Manager)!

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    It might be an overly complex idea, but, I'd love it if leagues were able to (slowly) gain and lose reputation (or whichever exact stat controls it).

    What I mean by this is, let's say you start a game in a weaker, or weakish league, let's use a silly example and say San Marino. Would it be possible if the success of the various clubs in the league to slowly improve the reputation and thus the standard of the league?

    This isn't something I'd want to be a huge factor in the game, but if you happen to be managing a team from let's say Portugal, and you start winning competitions in Europe and begin to attract top quality players, if another team in the league happens to be doing something similar, would you be able to see an increase in League Rep, thus allowing for increased TV revenue, etc.

    If done gradually enough, this could really change the feel of some games, and if we consider how some leagues sometimes lose their attractiveness, I'd love to see that have an influence on the game.

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    I have some fresh ideas/critics about the transfer part of the game.
    I have read on the internet that man city manager Sven Goran Eriksson is interested in buying Roma`s Brazilian Mancini and worth of that transfer would be for about 16 million pounds.Question is why in the game I have to pay for that player 60 million pounds.Prices in the game are far from realism and I would like that you change that.
    I don`t get it for young players price is low and for older players price is high.Clubs in the game are buying players that are setting for retirement and young players are going in smaller clubs that isnt just right.
    One wish only is to make that any club can buy any player if he has enough funds to pay his wages,because I was going to buy some brazilian player and gave him twice higher salary and he refused,players shouldn`t judge by reputation of league and reputation of country especially if some european club has offer for him and if he is playing european competitions.If you have enough money you should have ability to buy any player you want because everyone has his own price.I would be grateful if AI is going to be smarter,because I have also read that Hideo Kojima`s wish is to make most realistic games,and he made many like MGS,and I dont see why the best game Manager shouldnt wish to become game which is displayed on most realistic way.Thanks!!!!

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    Setting up football academies in foreign countries - I would love to have an academy in the Ivory Coast for example to pick up another Toure or a Drogba.

    An assistant manager that gives feedback on tactics (someone suggested this on another thread, cannot remember who but this isnt my own idea) instead of just telling me alex hleb is a weak player which is something i disagree with

    In the champions league qualifiers the seeded team plays the 1st leg away from home as per real life.

    Contentious issues like "did the ball cross the line" and things like that

    mass brawls

    more professional fouls by the keeper

    ability to design the goalkeepers kit in the editor

    for the reject all offers function to reject all enquiries too - no means no! I will not sell Fabregas no matter what the offer.

    Oh and the final thing I would like is to choose what kit I wear on away games or finals, I dont like wearing my home kit away from home and would like the choice of kit, just a simple options screen that comes up as you select your side.

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    I'd like the ability to ask the board to make the team professional when playing with a semi-pro club.At the moment I've "brick-walled" several times. I've taken a clubs into leagues where there are pro teams, held my own, finished above several pro teams, but I can't sign any better (or even comparable) players to those that I have.I assume this is because the pro players are unavailable to me and looking at the contracts of players available after my ass man has filtered them this seems to be true, very few F/T players come up. I'm fed up constantly re-scouting the same duff players season after season.
    Result-stagnation and a gradual decline in the team as the better players age.
    Several seasons now I haven't been able to spend anything but a fraction of my transfer budget,on back-up players, and my wage spend has been about 50% of my budget. If I could at least make a board request(and subsequent ultimatum) then I'd know where I stood and whether to accept a new contract or cut my losses and drop down a league to an under-achieving but higher rep team, which I've had to do several times.

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    Also, Latest Scores, why are the teams round about me always listed as "kick off". Do you think I won't have my PA, a ball boy, one of the reserves or whoever checking the internet, sky sports news or even the radio to keep me up to date on current scores when my promotion/relegation is in the balance?

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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE re-add the first option clause!

    There are so many reasons why this is needed, but mostly becausre i dont want to buy a player(e.g. Breno) just to have him in my reserves for 3 seasons. I also dont want to have to pay twice as much for a player after a few seasons, and run the risk of him miving clubs.

    To do this effectivly, the club who want the first option clause would ave to pay a fee to the club wether they buy the player or not. I think this would be a great adition, and really hope it is included in 09!

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    Originally posted by sirdez24:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kyle Jenner:
    the option to buy a youngster then loan em back to the club for a year as part of the season... or can you already do this?
    This is something I really want to see as well. For example, if you're buying a stand out youngster from a team in a lower division, as an incentive (like a sell on fee or a buy back price) you should be able to give them the option of being able to take the player back on loan for another 12 months or so.

    The other thing I would like is the ability to release a media comment pushing a player for international selection in the media if they are uncapped and performing above a certain rating. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Juz change ur transfer date to end of season lol

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    Here's what I want to see in Football Manager 2009:

    1. Fairer results. A team with 30+ shots on & off target should not lose a game when the opposition had only a couple.

    2. This is probably linked with No.1, but stil, I feel the need to add this.. A return to the match engine used in the 7.0.2 patch of FM07 - at least things ran more smoothly and match day events were a wee bit more realistic compared to FM08s shambolic excuse of a match day engine.

    3. I feel International Management needs further tweaked. Friendly dates were bizzarly left out of the 7.0.2 version of FM07 and once again this has happened on FM08. Do SI realise that THERE IS friendy dates in February/March, and normally before the major finals (Euro Champs & WC) there are pre-tournament tourneys, friendlies, etc, such as the Kiran Cup, etc, etc.

    4. To further add to International management, I feel that calling up duel-nation players need to be fair. Not every player born in Scotland, but has England as his 2nd nationality will want to play for England, even if they started their career down south. And same goes with if they were born in England and started their career down south. A return to FM07s selection process would be welcomed, or indeed a tick box to either select declaration on or off at the start of the game, or in Preferences.

    4. The Highland League added as a Playable league in Scotland! And if it doesn't break any potential Licence agreement - the option to add divisions to a country's national league set-up.. eg: A League 3, and then what would proceed after that would be the Conference/Non-League divisions, or maybe add the Highland League as a division that can worked as a non-league division...that would be mental!

    5. More stats and attributes added to a Human Managers profile and the option to add more than one favourite team, and also the option to add favourite players too.

    6. This one baffles me completely as it should be in FM08 as it should've been in FM07 aswell. Where is the option to be critical to a player that is on-loan at you team? You simply cannot do it, and therefore should be either implicated in the 8.0.2 patch of FM08, or indeed added to Football Manager 2009.

    7. Some people in real life actually have MORE than just 2 nationalities. My fiancee is Scottish, English and Canadian, and this option should maybe be added aswell to Human Managers. Also, the option to maybe select additional languages if you don't have any other nationality.

    8. I know it's a footy manager sim, but more internal club interaction would be nicer. this could range from anything really, but for an example, your Chairman/Club Owner/President could approach you to ask you if the club should expand the capacity of the stadium, and also by how much.

    9. This is more of a re-intoduction, rather than a new thing, but in finances in the 7.0.0 version of FM07, you were able to check more-or-less everything financially about clubs in the countries you have selected in the Finance section of FM. Now you can only check who is the richest club... I liked the old way better

    10. An option to add Career stats to your profile as you would find if you checked Gareth Southgate, etc. I think that would make it look a wee smidge more realistic as in a human manager side of things.

    Any feedback on my suggestions would be great!

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    Programme notes. In a similar way to the media asking you what you think the upcoming game will be like, how about you pick an option to be printed in the matchday programme under the manager's comments and the fans react?

    Fanzines would be good, with fans giving their opinions on particular players, how they are played in terms of what position they are given, that kind of thing.

    Favoured personnel, if you can pick your favourite club then surely you should be able to pick 2 or 3 of your favourite people in football to be under favoured personnel on your profile?

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    I'm sorry if someone has mentioned this as I havn't read the whole thread but the appealing of red cards is quite stupid. I have never ever won an appeal before can someone please tell me if they have? I like that they have included it but if you can never win an appeal then really there isn't much point in having it as an option.

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    Firstly, with all the stories in the football world over the last 3-4 years about money-grabbing agents and their fees, perhaps it's time to incorporate it into the game? When on a contract negotiation screen, there could be a box in there with the demand of the agent and how much you want to offer him to persuade his client to sign with you. Adds another dimension - if, for example, the player requests fair wages and you can afford them but his agent asks for an extortionate fee which you cannot afford or do not agree with out of priciple, then you could call off the deal. More realistic!

    Secondly, real-time negotiations. I didn't think that you had an offer accepted, offered the player a contract and then had him say whether he accepted it or not as much as a week later. So here's an idea. After having a bid accepted, have a news message/email come up on the news screen saying 'x has arrived at the ground for contract negotiations'. If he dicides he doesn't want to come before you've even offered a contract, then have a message or email after the bid has been accepted saying that the player is not interested - don't have it on the contract negotiation screen.

    Once you get the message saying the player has arrived for negotiations, go to the contract screen and make the offer to him and his agent. IN REAL TIME. If he doesn't like your offer, have a little message appear at the bottom of the contract screen saying he is rejecting it and that he is either insulted and will leave, or he'd like to proceed. So straight away, in real time, offer him another deal which he'll hopefully accept. The player could actually ask for time to think about your offer, go away, and come back to you with his answer or a request for further negotiations a few days or weeks later. If he does accept, you should have the chance to conclude the deal there and then on the contract negotiation screen with the click of a button.

    Yhis would be far more realistic. I was under the impression that contract negotiations and signings are mostly concluded in a few hours, whether the player accepts or rejects, although he could, as i said, ask to go away and think about it. So it would make sense to have 'real time' contract negotiations, just like FM08 has the new 'real time' substitutions.

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    I find it annoying having all the stadium and training facility decisions taken at the start of a new season in June. I found out with Southend that I'm getting capacity crowds every game at home. I discovered this early on, thought it was affecting revenue and so asked for a stadium increase. The board accepted the request but the plan wasn't put into action till 9 months later at the end of the season.

    I find this unrealistic. You never see this in real football. Southend and Brighton's plans and battles with the govt. for their new stadiums are ongoing in real life, and I know that for Southend, plans were submitted and council meetings held slap bang in the middle of last season. Bristol Rovers are playing at Cheltenham because their stadium is being expanded now, in the middle of the season, and Colchester's new ground is going up as we speak. It would be much more realistic if building projects were done in the middle of the season.

    Perhaps to make it even more realistic,as well as not having stadium decisions confined to the end of the season, the board could give you updates on the new stadium, such as when plans are submitted, and when permission is granted, and what benefits the board feel the new stadium will bring to you and the team. Also, if any expansion work on a particular stadium involves increasing capacity by more than a few thousand, perhaps the club in question could move to a nearby club and groundshare? This would make good use of the city latitude and longitude settings in the editor.

    Some of you might not care about all this but I'm an attention to detail and realism freak, so ner

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    I’ve come into this thread very late indeed. Many of my suggestions may have already been put forward, if not all of them, but here goes anyway:

    The ability to talk to a player outside of the media. Talk to them about their form, why they are left out of the team, what they can do to get back in etc. Equally I’d like a player to break down my door and complain to me in person or come in to the office to make requests, discuss their future and so on.

    Better communication and involvement from the team captains. Varied options here from team related issues to asking them to lead by example, rally the troops etc.

    Improved media in general. Less repetition, more flair in the use of language and a complete do away with repeated quotes and questions. No I’m not interested in signing player X, you should know this as I’ve now told you so seven times. Guttuso would make a good coach? Great, but I heard you the first eight times.

    Also with media how about making winning something a bit more of an event? I don’t want pretty pictures of cups and that sort of nonsense but something other than pleased/delighted at winning the title and to focus on future challenges. It would be nice if it felt like an achievement was recognised by both the board and the fans.

    Although there is a wonderful sound-pack available on the forums the game really should have more variety sound wise out of the box. Different atmospheres at different venues, different crowd noises based on size of support and location in the world. It’s probably the easiest thing SI could change/improve.

    Key area for me would be an improvement in AI managers. More individuality, more personality traits. This would include, but not limited to, the types of players a manager likes to sign. Some managers should prefer to bring in promising players, others go for stars, others still prefer to build a team of consistent battlers.

    Some sort of game memory wouldn’t hurt. It would be great if over time new rivalries were created and old, less regional ones fell away.

    Clubs need to be more realistic when trying to find new managers. In the games I’ve played when Sir Alex retires he’s been replaced by Steve Coppel and Bryan Robson when world class managers were waiting without a club.

    While I’m not totally against a 3D match engine some middle ground could be achieved. The player icons on the pitch tell you very little. It would be nice to see which foot a player is striking the ball with, when they are jumping, when they are jostling for position and when they are sliding in or going to ground. At the moment it looks like a bit of a blob orgy. A new graphical model would make all the difference in the world.

    Other than some of the more obvious match engine fixed that have been mentioned to death that about covers it for me.

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    I love the little circled blobs! Though I am presently playing my matches with just the commentary as I'm getting better and more realistic results.

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    Just one little idea but I thought I'd add it before it is forgotten.

    A list of competitions that a player is currently cup tied for in their profile.

    Currently when I get to the mid-season transfer window & a players history shows that they have appeared in a cup match I have to trawl through their teams fixture just to find out which cup(s) it is.

    It would be much easier to see something along the lines of;

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    FA Trophy: No
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    As managers we have judgments of players' abilities and potentials. So we must see a player's abilities according to our capabilities. I mean, sometimes we could have easily misjudge abilities or capacities of any player. Thus managers can make wrong decisions about players they are monitoring and be have to rely on their staff's opinions much more than ever. With the nature of their adaptabilities and psychologies players may not perform %100 at their teams.

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    excuse me if i am wrong but a player who can jump 20/20 and is 170 cm long cannot get a header from a player who can jump 15/20 and is 195 cm long. Also one dc who has a jumping level 19 but heading level 4, can't be considered weak in the air.

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    Originally posted by DavorSuker:
    excuse me if i am wrong but a player who can jump 20/20 and is 170 cm long cannot get a header from a player who can jump 15/20 and is 195 cm long. Also one dc who has a jumping level 19 but heading level 4, can't be considered weak in the air.
    I'mnot sure eithert point holds water TBH.

    On the first one a smaller guy with an explosive, well timed jump can & often will beat the bigger bloke with less technique I was a case in point 1m65 but regulary beat much bigger guys in the air because I worked at it.

    As for the second comment regarding not considering a playing with high jumping ability but low heading as weak in the air again this goes to technique. Yes he may be able to get height on his leap but if he can't direct a header to an intended target what use is he? All you get is the big lumbering centre half seeing his headers go straight up in the air, behind for corners, onto an on-rushing midfielder or worst of all in the back of his own net.

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    How about som non-FIFA nations such as Jersey,Greenland,Sápmi etc...
    and also some non FIFA cups such as VIVA world cup,UNPO cup,ELF cup etc...

    I think it would be alot better to include rather than exclude

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    i dont know if SI are still looking at this thread in consideration for 09.

    My main wish-list or possible improvements would be:

    Increased variation in media.

    International management improved a little more.

    More links and quicker ways to go about things. Extremely helpful would be a button to make a player available for the reserves rather than having to go into the menu. So on the squad screen. The extra buttons on news items is one of the unsung positives of the latest version in my eyes!

    More manager interaction.

    The transfer centre showing all the criterea for different loan deals offered and the abiity to quickly view this when looking through the offers ths being able to choose the best one for your club quickly.

    The transfer offer/ enquiry system being slightly tweaked ( less silly negotiation[jumping from a ridiculously high valuation to accepting a much lower offer by the AI], more straight to the point acception/ rejection as in real life its pretty rare for a club to tell you a players sale price! )

    More incentives. promises available to offer players in contract offers possibly?

    Improved tactics & training more interaction between the two. I likes the ideas in the bootroom fanzine. Maybe a bit OTT but could slightly be implemented (the set piece trainer)

    More recognition for yourself as a manager as you progress in time on the game. More recognition of your titles earned and ability to transform/ improve clubs.

    More one off individual events occuring that rarely happen. Would add a bit more of a personal feel to the game.

    Especially as time goes on so the game feels less repetitive and more exciting and refreshing.

    Some things which would be interesting and satisfying would be:

    More range of media stories, some which occur very rarely. News items whch are unique and new occuring as you progress. Ie when you have had a certain amount of time in management.

    eg. News item such as: Tomas has now reached his [nth] year/match as a manager, a number of people including[list 2-3 in game friends/ other managers] have thanked him for his time and passion for the game. He has managed at [Clubs]His honours so far have been the [Trophy] with [Club] And he is currently managing with [CLub] Or something alternative/ different for manaing for a long time at a club or achieving a trophy more than once etc.

    Great players/ managers honours being noted in the game whence they retire.

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    Originally posted by MAN_U_MAN:
    I'm sorry if someone has mentioned this as I havn't read the whole thread but the appealing of red cards is quite stupid. I have never ever won an appeal before can someone please tell me if they have? I like that they have included it but if you can never win an appeal then really there isn't much point in having it as an option.
    i think (cannot remember for certain) i won an appeal on an earlier version might be FM06 or might be as far back as CM4, however in real life very few red cards are overturned.

    Oh and please can we have the issues about "did the ball cross the line"

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    Opposition Instructions:

    Can we please be able to select more than one player at a time and choose what instructions we want to give for them? It would save time. I'd also like to be able to see what positions each sub on the opposing team can play in that one screen.

    GoalKeepers & Player Ratings:

    Is there any way player ratings could be changed to go have .5 increments available instead of only going up/down by 1s? Some examples of how this may apply to keepers:

    Keeper is caught out of position, opposition player piledrives the ball into the back of the net: rating down by 1

    Defender does a clumsy challenge from behind in the box... penalty... goal: rating down by .5

    Goalkeeper lunges at the ball and knocks down an opposition striker... penalty... goal: rating down by 1

    Defender gives the ball away in a bad position, opposition player scores.

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    i dont know if metioned before as i haven't had the time to look at 35 pages but id like the option when creating a new manager at the start of the game to be asked if id like to be an international manager with the same <user>.

    e.g entering your details, what club you're going to be (if not unemployed) then confirming, and like the current wizard "do you want to add another manager?", just before being asked that if you was asked "would you also like to take on an international team?"

    i only say this as quite often i would like to manage certain international teams at the start of the game, but i dont feel international management is quite fulfilling enough to alone manage there. but i also dont see the point in creating another user and playing the game with two teams on different names.

    maybe not too realistic, but it could possibly only be asked if your reputaion which you add at the start was international footballer
    just an idea just one of many.......

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    i'd like to see more incentives to add to a players contract to lure him to the club... like setting up foreign players with a rented property or a car or other things to perhaps make them settle quicker. i know a little random but players can be demanding right??? also if you move jobs i'd like to see an option to take your current backroom staff with you as a team, this happens alot.

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    I would like to just see a game that works with a realistic transfer system not as soon as a player goes on your shortlist every club in the world tries to sign him, youth players who never get a game or see the first team transfering for 20 million quid. more interaction especially with international managers in fact just sort the whole international management out as you done a p**s poor job this time round ! Get rid of the stupid 30 attempts on goal and score none in fact just rebuild the game from scratch beacuse I have played this game since it's conception and this latest one is the worst one ever it feels completely rushed and unfinished when you play it and that skin is tacky so just make one that works please !

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    I have played a game wit Milan and my young players under 20 were having a match against Roma`s players under 20 and only goalscorer was Ludovic Guly and I am asking myself how could this happen(please fix this).
    Then I would like although i think that wouldnt be necessary but for those guys who tells that if game would be realistic that no one would be playing it,but i say that they are wrong many people dont play this game because it has many bugs and in many areas it is unrealistic that needs fixing I would like that you put in two modsne mod for players who want realism and one for them who doesnt need.
    I dont see the point of scouting because i have no players to scout because they are all blank.
    Then I cant buy any good players because I have low budget or theyre value is too unrealistic.
    I can not understand That if I have good players maybe best i can not beat clubs from lower leagues should beat them with 8-0 like it was in FM 2006 but also I confess that if you have even clubs they should win with 2-1 it depend on the opponents strength.
    I would also like that you improve AI with when season is over and when they must choose which players they should put on transfer list they should put players which were undisciplined or who played little or who doesnt posses enough quality.
    One problem is pain in the ass and it is that you cant buy players from rival clubs I mean good players in the real world Milan could buy Jaap Stam or Alessandro Nesta.
    I would like that you fix that when you buy some player or you are beaten from some ultra big club your fans express their sadness and they didnt even seen that player to be playing to judge about him.
    Little things make game great!!!!!!Thank you on your time.

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    I would like to be able to change the way a country plays and the standard of the kids coming through over a 10 year period. E.g In Australia before the last World Cup the FFA hired Hiddink as Manager. He Changed the way the Socceroos play from a very british way to more of a dutch way now the FFA have hired a dutch technical director and he has brought in that all kids 5-12 i think it is. Can only play 5 a side games and so on. To improve the Technically of the Kids comming through. Now we have sign Veebeck another Dutch manager to continue the Dutch system that is be put in place. It will take 10 years but the kids coming out of Australia may be playing for the big clubs Man u,Barcalona, R.Madrid one day not middle of the road Prem clubs and lower league english clubs. I would LIke somethink like this in Fm

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    An option for your target man: The ability to tell him to flick the ball on or hold it up (or a mixture), rather than just nominating the target man and telling the rest of the players how to supply him.

    As a result, it would be nice to be able to instruct the target man's strike partner what to do, i.e., tell the big guy to flick it on, and the partner to run in behind the defence onto the flick ons, if that makes sense...

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    i'd like to see 3d graphics..i don't mean great detail graphics like fifa manager..just a thing to see our players and really notice a tough sliding tackle for example...cause now..we just have to take their word for it.....

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    Could have been nice (maybe not too frequently though) if a player favours a move because of the background staff at the club. Could be a goalkeeping coach, assistant manager or just a coach.

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    A bit more realism with regards to the hiring and firing of managers. In no game I've played his etheir Alex Ferguson or Arsene Wenger remained at their clubs more than 2/3 years after the game starts, usully getting sacked for coming third or forth. We can be pretty sure that won't happen.

    Older managers with a world class, or at least high reputation should maybe be a little more selective in their choice of jobs. To be honest, Kevin Keegan put me in mind of this. He probably wouldn't have signed for any club bar Newcastle. Capello probably wouldn't have went to many other jobs apart from England.

    This might be in 2008, I havn't played very far in it and always forget to check, but I've always thought players should react to the hiring or firing of managers more.

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    I think it could be handy to during matchday have an option under "Replays" to only show re-runs of your own goals, and not your opponents.

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    Too many posts to read in too little time..

    I'm sorry if already asked but...

    A lot of you will know this from managing LL that teams don't have a lot of money. You don't offer more than a season, two at most, for fear of that player not doing well and not being able to be sold, so you have to release and the fees being ridiculous. Even mutual, players are not happy to be released, when I think that if a player was offered a mutual agreement, they would take it more than not, due to them knowing they are not wanted.

    Take my Brentford. Most players now have 2 year deals, and if released would cost a fair bit to the club. I've got two requests.

    1: If a team offers mutual agreement, then that would more likely be accepted than not. Its rarely accepted. (I started new game and first thing I done was tried to release player and he refused).
    2: I would love the ability to offer an option into a contract. I can offer 1 year contracts with option of extending that to two years. That way, I'm not taking a big financial risk.

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    When i transfer list a player that let's say cost 3m always to be able to sell him for 3m inside the next few days .

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    better stadium expansion - sometimes you have money for expansion (cca 5 mil in club), board say - we will expand stadium, and after two seasons - they dont expand stadium (capacity) - only build undersoil heating (for low capacity stadium which is not enoug for current club).
    I wand not only request stadium expansion, but more control over it (e.q. expand it by 10k seats insted aonly of 5k, build undersoil heating, retracable roof..etc - similiar when board as you recomendation for sister (feeder) club.
    And implemented league rules for stadiums - in current game is possible to play games on stadizum with capaciti 3,9k when real-life rules request minimal 6k stadium (and this board dont get in acount).

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    and I forget - ability to talk with player which get to many (yellow) card - I want have a chance to improve his discipline, currently system with talks/fines only for red cards is not enough.

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    I think a good feature would be when u get senior players to coach/train/tutor the youth players theres and option for the lentgh of time to tutor the player which can be cancelled at any time if the 2 players do not get along.

    Also a player rating for professionalism/conduct instead of dirtyness so a player like joey barton would rate about -150 but a gary lineker would get a 20

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    the youth system in england mainly because i only ever pick man united but there is only a 18s team correct me if i'm wrong but we have 9s-18s maybe not as low as 9s but 16s at least would be nice and ways of locating the top young talent like scouting searches before they get signed to clubs our training camps/soccer schools or holding local under age tournaments to find a player, i cant speak for everyone but i certainly get the most enjoyment out of watching a player i signed as a kid thrash professionals and also to have a greater hand in there up bringing like if you pay alot of attention to them and work on them they come on more like cantona tutored giggs and beckham after training and look at them while i'm aware your game features tutoring it has little effect as far as i see and the player tutoring his skills should start to show towards the player he is tutoring he can only teach them what he knows after all perhaps a mentoring stat hidden would be a good feature plus that mentoring stat the higher it is the better manager/coach they'd become? and a slightly more unrealistic thought a fantasy draft? And maybe agents more key like top players have agents and you could ask the agent any players looking for a move or the agent could come to you if you've done business before like pini zavhi (spelling incorrect i'm sure) did with manchester united. Awards to raise the value of players beyond they're current value sharper like 30m turns to 35m and greater attention to youth football in the game players you never see a player come up like zlatan again or a player whos mental attributes are all high they're usually too varied like stats should compliment each other long shots-technique for one should be close in value to one another loads of examples one on ones-reflexes, acceleration-speed-agility, strength-balance, fair enough they're are exceptions but more often then not that seems to be the case that one stat compliments the other in really like especially in the mental side of the game crativity-anticipation for forward players mainly wingers should be quicker than your avarage spawned player love the game even though it sounds like i hate it by the rant just some thoughts i hope you find useful

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    Sorry if this has been brought up earlier on, but one thing I think that is sooo needed on the match engine, is a mini talk to a sub before he goes on.

    Like tell him "sure up the defence" for a DC, or "you can make a difference" to a F or ST?

    It could change the game by giving that sub a morale boost before heading on, and make it feel like you are more in control of you sub actions?

    I think that would be a fantastic add to the game, and one that it needed soon!

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    ability to start "youth cups", for current non-draft players - you set lenght of cup, prize for best player, "greatness" (local,regional, natinal, cetral europe, europe-wide..etc) - for simple reason - only to find possible stars which previously are missed in young player signing at start of season.

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    and another - ability to buy (lover league) clubs and become chairman/manager of buey club.

    This will surely bring many new interesing options to manage club. And give you option to spendf yours hard earned 10M .

    And one question ? When players recive bonuses for legue position/winned cup, why bonuses dont recive manager too ?

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    I would love to see a more accuarte simulation of the manager/board relationship.

    Currently I'm managing East Fife &hav ebeen for 3 seasons, in the last 2 seasons I've provided back to back titles to secure a Scottish 1st division place.

    At the start of the new season the board did not offer any money for transfers despite the club having nearly £1m in the bank, I'm not happy with this so request some funds which the board rejects.

    Due to my recent success I've been linked to a number of jobs so I decide to apply elsewhere & what is the boards reaction? They issue a quit or be sacked ultimatum, now surely with my recent promotions the board IRL would try their hardest to keep me be that with an improved contract or the transfer funds I requested.

    Why every time that I seem to apply for a job I'm told to consider clearing my desk? Surely the board would rather have the compensation if I did leave should they not be able to keep me.

    What would also be nice to see is a 'permisssion to speak to' request or the addition of contractual clauses allowing me to speak to a specific club should they have a vacancy.

    Examples: Can talk to a top division club or can speak to favourite club.

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    On the split screen while playing a match can't we have more than two things viewable at a time. For example when playing I like to view the overview (because my short tem memory is really bad) on the left and on the right I like to view the match stats and when there is action the pitch comes on the left overtaking the overview but below the match stats and overview there is so much screen real estate not taking up by anything. I like to regularly check the table and other latest scores so could we not have an option of having the ability on setting how many things we want to view.

    Also why can't we suggest to player if they should take nationality with a particular nation especially if it helps with work permits in the future.

    Also why is it so hard to sell players. Unless you want to sell a world class player most of the players you will try and sell will not be attractive to anyone. Just before I sold Louis Saha he was player of the season. I put him on the transfer list and offered him to clubs with a price I thought was reasonable. No club was interested but a few attempts later by reducing the price well below his worth I got an offer. It is even harder to sell player's who have less of a reputation.

    Manchester United has one of the most expensive youth systems in the world and for some reason in the game their is difficulty in trying to find regens that are worth playing in the top half of the Championship let alone the Premiership. It seems like in several years the quality of football would dramatically decrease.

    The national teams for some reason prefer to play over-aged players than young fresh talent. What is up with players' abilities not decreasing as they age as well. I have Menez who has been the best left midfielder in the Premiership and Champions League for last two seasons yet he still cannot get an appearance with the french over 21 national side?

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    What if the clubs can create youth camps via the board room screen, like adding a feeder club. Then the board will reply with possible countries and you have to pick one.

    Then throughout the season you can get a message:
    '(your assistant) has found a prospect in your (country) youth camp. Do you wish to sign him?'

    Then you have the options of view scout report, offer trial and offer contract.

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    Was just playing FM and spent time setting up my tactics and forgot to set PK taker, how about if you continue before a match and these aren't set a warning message comes up and sends you to the right screen.

    Obviously not a huge thing but still, what do you think?

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    Hello,
    Sorry if this idea has been posted before.
    I'd like to see training feedback improve and I'd be interested to see what ideas other people could come up with for this? My idea is quite basic and it would involve an 'average training rating' in the players profile, on a weekly basis. I think this is a better idea because it allows you to guage everyone's performance in training. The current system of '3 best and 3 worst' doesn't really seem realistic. When a manager asks his assistant "how's player x doing in training?" the assistant does not, I suspect, reply "Well, I'll tell you this: he's not in my '3 best, 3 worst' list for the month."
    "Well, how's he done???"
    "Look at the list..."
    In short, improved training feedback, thoughts?

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    Sorry if this has been suggested before, I would like to see a page much like BBC Football Gossip column - with news from around the globe like transfer rumour etc, I would like more to keep the speculation about players on shortlists but add in completely unfounded stuff as happens in real life. The transfer speculation is probably one of the most exicting times for most football fans and feel more can me made of it. I wouldnt want this page to be forced upon player but players to just have an option to read it when they want.

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    i think it would be good to be able to play a game you have saved on an older version and play it on the new version

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    here is one im sure hasnt been mentioned yet so here goes i would like to see more colours for the attributes for example so that i can set a different colour for each attribute trust me this looks fantastic

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    I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before but how would the general response be if we could put our manager wages into use. Maybe if the clubs funds aren't enough to buy players you could chip in. As I see there really isn't much use for manager wages right now.. Just a thought and it could be crucial if you've spent several years in big clubs and decide to decide to take care of a lower league team, the money you've made along the years could be put to use.

    What do you think?

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    We want the FIFA U20 & U17 world cups. It's important to have also to be able to manage a youth international side from the start of the game without having to take over the youth team.

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    Originally posted by Champion:
    We want the FIFA U20 & U17 world cups. It's important also to be able to manage a youth international side from the start of the game without having to take over the senior team.
    Sorry for the typo errors, I need to sleep

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    Originally posted by MLM:
    I'm sorry if this has been mentioned before but how would the general response be if we could put our manager wages into use. Maybe if the clubs funds aren't enough to buy players you could chip in. As I see there really isn't much use for manager wages right now.. Just a thought and it could be crucial if you've spent several years in big clubs and decide to decide to take care of a lower league team, the money you've made along the years could be put to use.

    What do you think?
    gets suggested alot this and usually shot down pretty quick. Im against it.

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    I have no idea if it's been mentioned or not however as an add on to the game when you apply for a job you actually have to Interview for it.

    Where by the owner/chairman asks you questions about tactic/star players/transfers etc to see if your idea's are a good fit for his team and vice versa.

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    Please, please, please, SI! Let me talk to my players without having to go to the media every time. Pleeeeeeease!

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    Originally posted by dmmd98:
    I have no idea if it's been mentioned or not however as an add on to the game when you apply for a job you actually have to Interview for it.

    Where by the owner/chairman asks you questions about tactic/star players/transfers etc to see if your idea's are a good fit for his team and vice versa.
    Good idea a few standard questions, ie tranfers, view for the future etc

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    I would like you to fix following:That Brazilian,and belgian and players from other countries can play for team that bought them before the league games starts like Alexandro Pato he could play friendly games for Milan although he couldnt play league games.
    Then I would like that team strength depends on ability of players and trainer(not all trainers can coach big teams)but not on reputation because reputation is product of skill and good games.
    More playable leagues would be better like teams from:Qatar,Saudi Arabia,Iran,Macedonia,Albania,Japan,and more....
    Old players should retire in counties like Qatar and Saudi Arabia,also Big names like Ronaldo,Figo should accept offers from MLS league.
    Mexican players should more be willing to go to lower leagues because players look for money,
    Clubs transfers should be more interesting and realistic like Portugal clubs are buying mostly south American players,Czech teams are buying Slovakian players,but also players from big countries should be also willing to sign for smaller league clubs like French players,Portugal etc...
    I would like to finish with this why I cant loan any players that is playing for club and dont have contract like most Turkish clubs i have seen does,and why i cant loan players like Hernan Crespo,and Riquelme,Adriano especially if I pay some money for them if they dont play in their mother club they should go to other clubs who could pay half of their wages.This was in previous versions that manager was buying players and from club and country that he comes form.Teams shouldnt have more than 22 players in the first team because they do that in real world.
    Thank you!!!!I hope you wont mind for space that I used thanks again and I hope that this and previous wishes will be in Football manager 2008/2009.

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    I would like to see.........

    Testimonals

    More Players Going On Strike-Happens Now And Again

    Players Retiring From Playing During The Season-
    Lots Of Players Have To Nowadays

    Players that are unhappy and want to return to there homeland or want a return to the last league they played-This is very common in todays football.Not like in fm where player is french wants to return home from england and ends up in germany..........

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    I feel a nice addition would be if you could stamp your own personality and real life football knowledge into the game.
    I believe the only way of doing this would be if there was a seperate SI Site that could test you on your football and FM knowledge which also incorporate a psychometric test - once finished you would then recieve a code/password or whatever
    Then when you start a new game oyu would enter your code/password and then the game would know your knowlegde and which type of personality you have
    your knowledge of the game would then be used at which club/league you begin with
    As for personalty types this would trigger different types of press releases, determine the types of players you get on with, players may play better or worse for you depending on how they get on with you. And of course this would also affect who might sign for you.
    It could also affect how you get on with certain directors at clubs.

    However for those who do not wish to use this feature could use the default option

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    better wiewing of succeses of yourself/your current team/"wordwide".

    I mean for teams - hall of fame - in which you have writen - national league winer 10x (with cup picture), league cup winner - 8x, euro wineer 2x...etc -- and similiar to manager.
    I know - something simmiliar is in game, but is hidden and ugly.
    and hall of fame have more options - you can wiev here best eleven of all time (with stored complete players profiles, not only names), you can find here if anyone of your players won award for bes fotballer of europe/word ...etc.

    and "cup winners screen" - in which you can find which team won national legue/cup for europe/asie/word..etc.

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    Receiving a knighthood for exceptional achievements would be good. For example winning consecutive World Cups with England.

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    dunno if either have these have been mentioned but i would like two simple things:
    1. to be able to complain about a referee not just after a match.
    2. be able to recommend a player for international call up to media.

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    I think recieveing a knighthood is an amazing idea!

    I think also that there needs to be a stadium revamp. Because stadiums are becoming a more and more popular thing to do in the world of football, i reckon SI should go into more detail about expanding a stadium. I reckon that when you want to expand the stadium, the tactics screen instead of being tactics should turn into a blue print plan of your current stadium and on the left hand side (where the players names would usually be) is the options you have in expanding and what those options look like with details of them of how much they cost etc.

    I also think that the media comments need a complete and utter revamp as they are boring and predictible as always. There needs to be at elast 1000 different media comments so that they are not the same ones all the time and after 2 years you know exactly how to answer them. Instead they should create at least 1000 different comments, let them go through one by one and then randomly select them after all of the original comments have been selected this way it means that you dont know or remember the comments so its like being asked a new question every time, like in real life where you dont know the best answer.

    I also think that maybe scenario's should be introduced into the game. As it can, after a while, get very boring and even though this seems extreme, allegations of rape, drug taking, fights etc are always being thrown about in the press and in some cases are actual events, a prime example of this is Joey Barton. So even though it seems unrealistic and extreme, managers in real life are having to deal with these scenario's i mean look at Hughes who now plays for Oldham, he did a hit and run when he was at West Brom! No scenario is ever unrealistic.

    I also think another good factor would be pitch invasions or streekers coming onto the pitch, ok it is not meant to happen and can disrupt the flow of the game but it happens, and if SI want to make this game the most realistic football management game ever then they are going to have to include this feature.

    I reckon that you, as a manager, should have some sort of a say in kits. Managers in real life dont design the kits, obviously, but do ahve a say in what the final design is and go over it with the designers and chairman etc. Therefore i reckon that in FM09 you should have the option of e.g. 4 different designs for your new kit and you have a 'recommendation' on which one you prefer. Making the game more business like i know but managers are becoming more business like as the years go on and so are football clubs too. So i reckon SI will need to recognise this and take a more business approach with some aspects of the game.

    Finally, i reckon you should be able to create an empire like business with your club doing things such as e.g. build youth programmes/facilities in other countries like how Man City are in Thailand. This will then create a bigger empire for them to challenge the top four, which will add to the realism of the game. Another example would be Chelsea who have even brought out a dvd called 'Blue Revolution' which is showing us how they are building their own empire and a winning football team as a result.

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    I would like this features in Football manager 2009:1)That bigger teams/countries can beat smaller teams/countries with bigger difference it may not be strictly bigger team but it must be in winning form.
    2)I would like that I dont have to set up tactics to win a game because i set up best tactic and my team loses it should be what players do you have and if they are not tired and if their morale is high they should win.
    3)Maybe worst part of the game is nations(team managers dont call up best players in the nation setup)many players dont evee play for nation that you put in i think that should be fixed and one thing i would like that in editor i can set up which players should play for nation.But that wouldnt be necessary if you make better AI.
    4)I would like that goalkeeper dont stand on goal like a statue,i would like that he throws in different directions that he dowsnt stand on one spot.
    5)If you would make 3D players and pitch i would like that you make players detailed as much as you can and i think that you have great potential if i say in football language,i would like that players have gloves,neck warmers,in the winter,that i can see captain armband and that it looks great or if you make 2D like now Ii would like that you make detailed smaller leagues because croatian,and other small leagues arent detailed as they should be I love to play with smaller leagues because they offer much competition and like many people would like that they look better and realistic.
    6)I dont like when some goalkeeper who has attributes 10 is great as for example buffon and casillas all players who get in penalty box should score a goal if they have chance goal is big enough that players can pick side where they will shoot and they never score a goal through goalkeepers legs and they should be.
    7)I would like that you fix that when player gets kicked or released from the club they shouldnt stay long time without club because all players must have some club that is interested for them.If player can not find the club they should accept offer of his mother club or retire.
    8)When some player scores a goal there should be written that "stadium exploded" i mean that supporters are happy and that should be on derbies like when rivals are playing also in the match there should be sounded drums and realistic supporters chant to make atmosphere form the stadium.
    9)Any player should make forward run in front of goalkeeper and score or cross the keeper if there are no players after him or they are far.
    10)Big clubs should appoint big names(trainers)that have played for that club or made big career in or out the country,or players with big results(they have made far with small club) or they are talented.
    11)I would like black or white skin with black or white fonts because it is best.(cameleon skin was superb from FM 2006)
    12)I would like that clubs like Atletico Bibao buys Basque players,that clubs like Dinamo and Hajduk dont buy serbian players and from Serbia Crvena Zvezda and Partizan dont buy croatian players.I newer saw that Asian players play in some South American club because they only buy South American Players.
    Thank You.

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    how about a shortlist for staff?? takes a fair while at the startof the game to go through and get the coaches you want, especially if you have to keep typing their names in and searching for them. why not have a shortlist, as we do for players, that we can add them all onto and save, then theyre there for each game. also helps if we see a decent member of staff but for some reason we cant hire them at that exact moment, rather than looking for them again, we can add them to the list!

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    Hello everybody.

    Just side note. Burying this thread where I only when I started a thread about this. Really nice... Sorry for my comment, but I feel lack of respect to the fans of FM community. That is what i feel. So I putting exactly when I started my thread, since there should have at least different threads for separate games. Sorry for bashing.

    I'm creating this thread not to be another thread to bash Football manager 2008 and how isn't playable and that sort.

    I'm the few people that played FM08 but in overall didn't like it much and return to FM07. I seen in this forums a lot of people complaining about the FM08 and all and this seems to have some clashes between the people who enjoy it. So this is thread to give the people at sigames (that probably they are working on FM09)

    So I will have it a go:

    1- I will like the substitution should return to the stop the match and not be on going like it is on FM08. Or at least give it option for people to decide if they want on going or stop the match.

    2 - An improvement is needed on transfers, because in real time there must always be people interested buying the players that the clubs wish to sell. (exemple: On my FM08 and FM07 in my chelsea game i tried to sell shevchenko for a 1 million or 500k and there is no one interested, come it is shevchenko some club must be interested, but i simply don't like the player).

    3 - It is little exaggerated when clubs want to buy your players it has what he values or they will not continue to pursue buying the player. While we the gamers if we want to buy a good player we need to put an extra million to buy him and this seems to be the way in every player.

    4 - I never tried coaching national team on FM08, but I know it has been incorporated in FM08, but some scouts would be nice to search for players to play on their national teams.

    5 - Affiliated clubs. Well this needs to be improved. Most of us (players and fans), need to say that we don't have a top of the line computer where we can choose every league. I personally always choose between to three or four leagues (with all of their respective leagues on) and when i choose an affiliated club I intend to choose a club that is on those leagues are working to see the progress of my players and their stats. So again an option for us to choose whose league (nation) we want for the club to find an affiliate.

    6 - The clock on match day, should be fluent (showing the seconds) on faster speeds and not like on FM08 that only passes the minutes.

    7 - The editor should have an creation of leagues instead of people replacing existing leagues. Or at least the option to create a reserve or B league. Also an option on the editor to increase the number of clubs on league (i play a lot on portuguese league (Bwin Liga)and one of the things i extremelly critic is that the bwin liga should have at least 20 teams. So place an option (an idiot guide to help people to do it correctly or an automatic thing (like if a person chooses that he or she wants 20 teams on Bwin Liga (Portugal), then the first season goes as normal as it comes original and on the second season with the promotions instead of only 2 relegated and 2 teams be promoted like it is Bwin Liga and Liga Vitalis respectively, it does like 2 teams relegated and 6 teams promoted.

    8 - Player pictures and their personal stats should return like it was on FM07, with slight alteration: put the pictures of the players 180x140.

    9 - The logos are a mess on FM08. I mean that you choose for a logo and since the normal and huge logos out there are 180x180, the game resizes the logos. Which I thought was cool, but that seems to exchange from skin from skin and that will make the logos or smaller or larger (the code in this part should be more friendly). I suggest you choose a dimension and stick with it. My suggestion: Small 20x20; Normal 120x120; Huge 180x180. Same goes for the pictures above, because a lot of people transport their graphics from previous games into new ones.

    10 - Make a new skin like the Flexion. The skin for FM08, most people hate it, me included.

    11 - Well I personally feel that fmf files hurt the creators of skins, kits, logos and so on. I don't see what exactly the advantage to encode this files. Like it was said here is to prevent from people to screw up with the game files. Then put an idiot guide that everything (graphics, leagues and so on) is to be put on the folder on my documents. Put it on the installation (when the game is installing give this information there) a lot of games do it that way.

    12 - The options buttons that should be like FM07. What i mean is regarding of selling the player you have to see the proposal (i don't like the view offer, refusal bottuns on the news).

    13 - The structure of showing the transfer of players and stuff should be review. In my opinion the FM07 was more intuitive, but that could be slightly improved and more friendly.

    14 - I'm like for my assistant manager to do something on my game so I give him to be in charge of team talk and training reserves or B and sub-18 teams of my club. But i choose for him to do it I don't need to see what he says.Once a player chooses that AM does the team talk doesn't need to show up, period. If person wishes to do the team talk that he unclick that same option.

    15 - Drop the news about transfers. News is News and that should appear and stay on the news. Also side note: when i buy a player on Fm07 and it happen once on FM08, it seems to warn me sometimes that he has refused the contract or the club declined the bid.

    16 - The staff states needs to be improved. On FM08 on SL Benfica (their staff is simply rubbish) and in reallity is not so, well there must be few not so go coaches, but all of them?

    17 - When purposing new contracts to staff it seems they all say it would take larger contract to accept the contract. I think it is little to farfetched. Incorporate what you had on FM07 and improve it little.

    18 - When you ask your Assistant Manager a team report the category should return to FM07, but some improvements Best Players in 1st/2nd XI, Weakest Players in 1st/2nd XI, Potential Stars (here it seams to disappear the players and always should have some one independently how bad he is).

    That is what I thought for now. So put your input here to show the people in Sigames what do we expect of Football Manager to be more memorable at each passing year.

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