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    Default The Europa League

    I just read on the BBC in this article that the UEFA Cup has officially been rebranded the "Europa League", but the name doesn't come into use until next season. I know that FM can handle changes to competition structure, but can it handle changes to a name in the middle of the tournament? And for that matter, can they do it so close to the release of the game?

    Note also that UEFA has decided that losing cup finalists can no longer be given UEFA Cup places, which I guess devolves them to highest league placing instead, and that match money should go up as a result of central TV broadcast contracting. I guess that bit would be counted as a change of format to be encoded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falastur View Post
    I just read on the BBC in this article that the UEFA Cup has officially been rebranded the "Europa League", but the name doesn't come into use until next season. I know that FM can handle changes to competition structure, but can it handle changes to a name in the middle of the tournament? And for that matter, can they do it so close to the release of the game?
    SI don't use the offical names of the UEFA Cup/Champions League anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjamark View Post
    SI don't use the offical names of the UEFA Cup/Champions League anyway!
    Well yes, but currently the UEFA Cup is the Euro Cup. Would it not now be the Euro League?

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    Just change it to the UEFA Cup

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    Well, the name is just the minor change there!

    It'll have a new format with groups of 4 teams with 2 legs before the knock-out round too.

    I guess it will be too hard to implement the change in structure in time for release, but as SI have already proven in the past to be able to cope with structure changes I hope it will make it into the first patch at least.
    Any word by SI as to how complicated such change is and which solution we can hoper for?

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    The format has been decided for about a year already, so i would assume it would already be coded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle View Post
    The format has been decided for about a year already, so i would assume it would already be coded.
    Alright Then even more I'm looking forward to an official reply

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    Default Uefa Cup Change!

    The Uefa cup will be different starting next season..... will this be implemented in fm2009???

    http://www.uefa.com/uefa/keytopics/k...id=754085.html

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    Default Re: Uefa Cup Change!

    There is already a thread about this on this very page.

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    Default Re: Uefa Cup Change!

    Will it be called the europa league in FM? because thats what the name is being changed to in 2009/10 season.

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    Default Re: Uefa Cup Change!

    I doubt it will be called the Europa League because SI never use the official names for UEFA competitions. I don't think they've won the rights to use the real names for FM09.

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    Default Re: Uefa Cup Change!

    I still think it will be called the Euro Cup in FM09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falastur View Post
    I just read on the BBC in this article that the UEFA Cup has officially been rebranded the "Europa League", but the name doesn't come into use until next season. I know that FM can handle changes to competition structure, but can it handle changes to a name in the middle of the tournament? And for that matter, can they do it so close to the release of the game?

    Note also that UEFA has decided that losing cup finalists can no longer be given UEFA Cup places, which I guess devolves them to highest league placing instead, and that match money should go up as a result of central TV broadcast contracting. I guess that bit would be counted as a change of format to be encoded.
    I'd be more interested to know about the recent announcement about Euro 2016 and onwards about the tournament being expanded to 24 teams!

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    Good, I hate Europe, especially the EU. Trying to take away soverignity to unite Europe as one country.

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    Default UEFA Europa League

    I wonder if the new System for the European cups will be included in FM09, i hope so, but maybe to late......like 4x12 and home/away games.....

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    Default Re: UEFA Europa League

    not for the first season. maybe it will be either introduced for the second season or it will be on a patch.

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    Yeah i would guess at it being on a patch as it is a bit late. However i dont know how hard it would be to change so maybe it will be on the initial game
    Last edited by Just Jack; 26-09-2008 at 16:44. Reason: spelling

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    Default Re: UEFA Europa League

    would not be so easy to write into a patch, as its kind of into the code in a way.....hopefully they put it in the original in some way

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    Default Re: UEFA Europa League

    How many threads do we need on this matter?

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    Twenty Seven

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    Well so I don't start another thread I would just like to add that I hope they adjust the format on the European Championships as from 2016 it will have 24 teams.

    This has now been confirmed.

    Hopefully they will add the rule like they did with the increase from 5 to 7 premiership subs on 8.02, so you play a season with 5 then when it changes IRL it changes on your game.

    I would like to think these would be added.

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    No reason why they won't be since the rules are set now.

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    I bet SI get really ****ed off when things like this get announced just before the game launches! I dunno if it matters anyway, as I don't think SI have the licence?

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    Default Re: UEFA Europa League

    I wouldn't be hard to rename Uefa cup the Europe league. It's not exactly mission impossible ;) I don't like the new name anyway, too long to pronounce it compared to Uefa Cup.

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    I'd put money on it being in the first patch - unless SI pull of a miracle in the same way they managed to sort the 7 subs thing. Heroes that they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamdring View Post
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    I really hope you don't get taken literally on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    I really hope you don't get taken literally on that.
    Unfortunately, the same people that have to know the answer to this are those that are allergic to using the "search" function, hence i feel we'll be seeing lots of this until Nov 14th - when the question will change to "will it be called this in the next patch".

    /weeps in anticipation

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    Default Re: The Europa League

    At least we can merge threads now, so not too much of a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ter View Post
    At least we can merge threads now, so not too much of a problem
    I know

    I was deeply confused for a second when i thought "i haven't posted there!" and then the grey matter started to function and i realised what happened.

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    Default Re: The Europa League

    I believe this was also discussed with some intensity allready a while ago...

    http://community.sigames.com/showthr...highlight=uefa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobie Chapman View Post
    Just change it to the UEFA Cup
    +1

    UEFA probably still got some copyright for it, but if it was possible then SI totally should use that name.

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    Hope it does get included in FM09 , i like the way the comp has been set up.

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    does it really matter what name the competition has?

    i think the name "2nd rate european teams not good enough for the REAL competition cup" is best ;)

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    Smile UEFA Europa League

    Hi Miles,

    Any idea if the competitions name will be changed? ie; UEFA Cup changing to UEFA Europa League??

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    I would stick my neck out and say it would be, seeing as it is only a season away.

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    Liking the new lookf the UEFA cup . Will be good if FM09 includes the new format.

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    the name wont be changed because fm dosent have the rights. the format will be changed but currently in fm its euro cup not uefa cup so it might change to euro league but not europa league. Also can people please stop making these threads, we had loads when they announced the change in format now were getting loads because of the new name. There is a search function which works quite well

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    There's a thread on this halfway down the page, as well as a half dozen others - use the search function please

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    Default Re: UEFA Europa League

    I might open a "New rules/formats thread and add everything in there, then maybe people will ask about these new things in there, instead of the obligatory 50 identical threads. The same thing happened with the 7 subs change

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    Default New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    As most of you know, UEFA has made some major modifications in the formats of the Uefa Cup and the Euro Championships , starting from 2009-2010 for the UEFA cup and 2016 for the European Championships.

    UEFA approves 24-team EURO from 2016
    http://www.uefa.com/uefa/keytopics/k...id=754190.html

    UEFA Cup to become UEFA Europa League
    http://www.uefa.com/uefa/keytopics/k...id=754085.html

    These changes MUST be implemented in the new Football Manager. Are SI working on this very urgent and crucial topic?
    Last edited by emredecdeli; 27-09-2008 at 14:42.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    i guess not

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    I'm sure they are working on implementing it, the game is still being worked on afterall.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Doubt it actually. I can imagine these are Major changes, prolly a bit to late to change this in this late stage of development.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Maybe in a patch.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by DivineOne View Post
    Doubt it actually. I can imagine these are Major changes, prolly a bit to late to change this in this late stage of development.
    LOL!
    The new format of Europa League and Champions League has been decided lots of months ago so IT SHOULD be included to the game!

    And please someone from SI confirm if these changes will be included or not in the new game!!

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    I doubt it will be in this years as it won't be implemeted in real life till 2016, so just wait for FM 2016.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleh View Post
    I doubt it will be in this years as it won't be implemeted in real life till 2016, so just wait for FM 2016.
    UEFA Cup format will be implemented in real life starting with the 2009/2010 season

    And for the Euro champs, do you suggest that players should manage till 2016 and then quit the game? And what if you are head of a national team and you can't go to the Euo 2016 as you finish second in your qualification group? Would not that disgust you ?

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleh View Post
    I doubt it will be in this years as it won't be implemeted in real life till 2016, so just wait for FM 2016.
    They can make changes in the game come into affect in the future and as they are confirmed I don't see why they won't be in the game.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleh View Post
    I doubt it will be in this years as it won't be implemeted in real life till 2016, so just wait for FM 2016.
    We want this to happen in FM2009 but ingame the season 2009/2010 for UEFA competitions and in 2016 for the Euro CUP..
    Apply in game like in real life!

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Can anybody on these forums use the goddam search function???

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    Quote Originally Posted by glamdring View Post
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    I think we should keep a running total of these, just to see how close you are to the truth.

    I count 7 so far...

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ched View Post
    Can anybody on these forums use the goddam search function???
    You are absolutely right. I just thought that since it was yesterday's official news there would not be a topic about it. My apologies.

    Here's the old one

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=47651
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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by emredecdeli View Post
    You are absolutely right. I just thought that since it was yesterday's news there would not be a topic about it. My apologies.

    Here's the old one

    http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=47651
    I feel bad now

    Sorry, my response was a little exasperated.

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    Default Re: New Formats: UEFA Europa League + 24 teams in EURO 2016 in FM 2009?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ched View Post
    I feel bad now

    Sorry, my response was a little exasperated.
    your response was perfectly normal

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    But, in a new twist to the regulations, Uefa will no longer accept beaten cup finalists into the competition if the cup winners have already qualified for Europe via either the Uefa Champions League or the Uefa Cup.
    As has previously been the case, if the cup winners finish in the top three of the Welsh Premier, the fourth-placed club will also be nominated for the Europa League.

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    Default Re: Change in qualifying rules for Europa League

    There's already a thread for the new Europa League http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=47651

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    Default Re: The Europa League

    make that 8

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    Amazed it took them this long to officially announce this. I was reading on some sites months ago about the changes (although clearly not officially announced). The thing about losing cup finalist having no entry is a new to me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drunkpunk View Post
    Amazed it took them this long to officially announce this. I was reading on some sites months ago about the changes (although clearly not officially announced). The thing about losing cup finalist having no entry is a new to me though.
    hopefully though this will give more mid table teams a chance in europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockyhammer View Post
    hopefully though this will give more mid table teams a chance in europe
    oh and summat else it will mean teams will have to work harder to get to europe so im in favour of this

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    Sure weren't the changes in format for both the Champions League and Uefa Cup announced months ago, so SI should be well aware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paz-CCFC View Post
    Sure weren't the changes in format for both the Champions League and Uefa Cup announced months ago, so SI should be well aware?
    Yeah, they were.

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    hate the name....sounds tooo pompous...anyways i doubt it will be called that in game as SI dont hold the rights. But that can be changed with a small file....

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    Default UEFA Europa League

    I was just won doing will this be incorperated into FM 09. I know it does not replace the UEFA Cup until until the start of the 2009/2010 season but seeing as SI managed to get the 7 subs rule into the game last year I was thinking could they do it this season so the UEFA Cup is replaced by the new league at the start of your second season

    Also does SI now that it was the last intertoto cup this season

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    Yeah, this will be included. Pretty much any change which is official, will be put into FM.

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    Good Good .

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    Good I will have to change the name in the editor and have the name in my first season unless they could put a code in that does it for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmarsha_926 View Post
    Good I will have to change the name in the editor and have the name in my first season unless they could put a code in that does it for you
    I wouldn't imagine the name will be right as they don't have the licence for the UEFA competitions.

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