Ok, Ive been doing alot of thinking about all the threads ive been reading on here and what i want to see from the new FM games, 2011,2012,1013 etc.
I think we all agree that the actualy football side (ie matches) are pretty good, the 3d pitches, the actual game play, just need tweaks to introduce more skills, player movements and minor stuff that will come together, lets be honest, we all want to complete the season and win more than watch the little men run around, but as we can see the little men, lets add the detail.
So we are all pretty much agreed that we want to see the off-field improved, even if it is just progressionally, so my advice on little things.
Training: This has to be improved, we need to get more in-depth with the training schedules, as well as making sure that players actual improve, the best coaches in the world only having to coach one aspect of the game (shooting for example) should be able to lift a young strikers finishing from 10 to 15 inside 2/3 seasons, especially if they are also recieving advice from a mentor. I also feel that coaches from foreign countries should use different techniques to help train the players, for example a coach from brazil would encourage flair to improve from the nature of his coaching, where as an italian coach would improve concentration, or something along those lines to reflect a coaches knowledge and personal skills
Interaction: As managers we should be able to play better mind games with opposition managers and players, i hate not being able to tell the oppositions best centre backs that he is a weakness because hes old and slow, putting doubt in the back of a players head, also picking my own players up by telling them they are better than their opposite number, torres vs vidic springs to mind.
Transfers: This has to change, i had to offer £44M for aaron lennon to be allowed to find a contract, then a day later Shaktar have a bit of £9m accepted, what is that all about? every player has their price, but how can it be such a massive difference? some consistentcy is needed, just because your a new manager doesnt mean your a complete idiot with transfers, thats the way i see it.
Tactics: Lots of threads comment on the tactics of both the players and the team itself, definately needs the on ball and off ball tactics, for example the wide 4141 to 4 3 2 1 formation that almost every team in the premier league seem to play. Also with the players tactics, its all well and good telling a player how you want him to play, but micheal owen is a poacher, nothing more, nothing less, so why should i be able to tell him to be a target man? it wouldnt happen, players have their own styles and i think that should be included, so you can select the way you want a player to play out of 2/3 options that best suit that players attributes.
Non season: Lower league clubs need money, but us (as the manager) have no say in how to get that money other than selling players, why not be able to open the club up for tours for the fans to get closer to the club, and also lowering ticket prices for small matches, man utd vs barnet at old trafford wouldnt bring a 75000 crowd, unless the price of a ticket was maybe £5? something to think about
The Manager: We, As managers, need to be more involved, in my opinion, we have massive contracts for doing well, but no life to spend the money on, why not let us learn languages, have a life away from football, allow us to have coaching stats like every other manager does, why cant we be great motivators and have excellent technique coaching skills? i do believe these 2 things are desperately needed in the newer releases.
Backroom Staff: I think that FM also needs to introduce more backroom staff, finance managers, construction managers, secretaries, psychologists and nutritionists, we all know that finance, psychology and food has huge effects on players and everyone else, so lets get them more involved, plus physios? what is their purpose, they are either very good physios, that reduce injuries, or they are useless, unfortunatly its the later, maybe changing their role to club doctor, chief medical adviser, on pitch physio, back room physio, would be better, as well as letting them recommend players with constant injury problems to go off for surgery. Plus i would like to see constructions managers that work closely with the scouts and you as the manager to build sports academies/youth camps/centres of excellents, whatever you want to call them, up and down the country you are in, as well as abroad to help introduce the best young talent to your team to help benfit you in the future
I will say, i know alot of people that have lost interest in the football manager games because they are getting too in-depth and have alot of friends that prefer the original game that is cm01-02, arguably a great game, so maybe the game does need to divide between a simple game and an in-depth game for those that prefer football, and those that prefer all the managing side of things,
Feel free to reply to this thread with other ideas or criticism. These are just little things that i personally, as a total managing player of football manager would like to see.