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Patch 9.2.0 Change List & Availability Details

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We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 9.2.0 patch on both PC and Mac and would like to thank everybody who has contributed by posting any issues they've experienced which we've done our utmost to correct or improve.

The 9.2.0 patch includes an updated database and incorporates all of the updates from the 9.1.0 and 9.1.1 patches. The 9.2.0 update is save game compatible, so you can continue playing your current games, although to make use of the updated database, you will need to start a new game. Download details and the full change list for Patch 9.2.0 can be found below.

Also, on behalf of everybody at Sports Interactive and SEGA, thank you for continuing to support us and our games, it really means a lot and we'd like to wish you all the very best over the festive season and the New Year!



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Steam (PC only)

- Now available automatically for users running Football Manager 2009 or Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009.


- FM 2009 v9.2.0 – PC

- FM 2009 v9.2.0 – Mac

- WSM 2009 v9.2.0 - PC

- WSM 2009 v9.2.0 – Mac


- FM 2009 v9.2.0 – PC

- FM 2009 v9.2.0 – Mac

- WSM 2009 v9.2.0 - PC

- WSM 2009 v9.2.0 – Mac

Other Mirrors

- http://www.lespacio.com/fm2009.php (with thanks to Jez @ Laspacio http://www.lespacio.com)

- http://www.football-manager.info/newsroom/news/New-patch-is-out_.html (with thanks to Reaper)

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Change List

Football Manager 2009 v9.2.0 

Crash Fixes
- Fixed Italian C Cup crash when C2 league not selected.
- Fixed Crash when continuing game - TRANSFER_MANAGER::create_promotion_cash_info.
- Fixed Crash TRANSFER_MANAGER::transfer_player.
- Fixed Crash fixture_rules->does_player_need_registered - NULL squad_selection_rules passed in.
- Fixed startup crash on Mac in some cases if a custom database folder does not exist.

- Phil Jagielka is no longer described as a GK on the player profile screen (when player pictures are disabled).
- Goalkeepers no longer included when working out the worst passing statistics for the team information screen.
- More variation in number of games played by players playing for clubs in inactive nations.
- Adjusted Scottish cup attendances.
- Fixed "Mistakes led to 1 goals" feedback string in motivation information.
- User can no longer reject a transfer offer via the Transfer Centre if his club is bankrupt.
- News about reserve team bans being extended now sent to first team manager.
- Assistant manager match analysis now shows if a user takes control of a team who didn't have an Asst Man, and then employs one.
- Human managers with Belgian nationality now have both Dutch and French as their languages.
- Fixed contract issues with newgens in certain nations like Scotland where they weren't given a proper contract.
- Prevented assistant manager from saying a player had played a poor game riddled with mistakes if he had a good rating still.
- Stopped non-managerial staff members being marked in landmarks as "Manager <x> leaves <team>" when they take on a manager role at another club.
- Fixed Osasuna newgen youth cities of birth to be in the right local region.
- Adjusted attendance for English Conference playoff final.
- Community Shield pitch no longer has terrible pitch condition in the first season.
- Spanish B team managers can now move players from C/U19 teams.
- Stopped the board rejecting request to relay the pitch when it is in very poor condition.
- Fixed bug where national team human manager is unable to filter/sort his player search after clicking on the Scout Recommendation column to sort the players.
- Fixed bug where squad numbers could not be changed for players on the main squad number selection date, in leagues which allow a max of 100 numbers.
- Players in the reserve team but marked as not available for the reserves now do not get picked for the reserves.
- Players now come back from holiday a bit earlier for pre-season.
- Players on loan at the start of the game have their days to gain nationality set for the season before.
- Newgens have the club join date set correctly.
- Players who used to play for Toronto FC (pre-game start) have days to gain nationality for Canada rather than USA.
- Fixed bug that would allow you to pick players for the Olympics that break the overage player rules causing  the squad to become invalid later and be force re-picked to meet the rules by the AI.
- Stopped Brazilian State leagues being counted in clubs highest and lowest league position records.
- Stopped players basic valuations from jumping significantly after matches.
- Ensured managers are appointed quicker towards the end of the season.
- Fixed some amatuer contract offers resulting in paying the player wages.
- More changes to increase the number of sacking/manager movement.
- Stopped human controlled teams coaching staff from having thier contracts automatically renewed.
- Fixed issue on Job Status screen which resulted in screen being very slow when loading up.
- Made changes to help prevent managers at very top clubs from taking up international manager jobs.
- Fixed issue which prevented 'B' clubs from appointing new managers.
- Made changes to help prevent players who have been declared to play for reserves from playing in GK positions.
- Adjusted attendance changes for promoted/relegated teams.

- Fixed bug where players who moved on a free after a loan spell (pre-game histories) did not have the fee shown on the player career history screen.
- Fixed issue where club badges were sometimes not coming up on network clients.
- Re-enabled to "Overall" summary line in the Finances-Salary screen that was not being displayed.
- Live league table for Croation First Division now shows correct table when the league enters the 3rd round of matches.
- Fixed duplicate skin entries on the Preferences screen.
- Fixed Hall Of Fame record stats not appearing on manager's history panel.
- Made the sub-header graphics different to the header graphics.
- Fixed bug where person achievements would sometimes not appear when clicking on a club row.
- Fixed team/player profile box not appearing on administration news item.
- Manager Information screen now always shows correct league and cup wins for the current club.
- Match widgets are now slighty transparent.
- Match widgets can be minimised.
- Fixed classic View camera selection changing when browsing off screen and going back when viewing a saved match.
- Added ability to set view to TV or Classic in pre-match screens.
- Fixed "Play" text at half-time when a tactical chenge is made, then cancelled.
- Fixed incorrect string in error dialog when attempting to save a tactics file with a duplicate name.
- Yellow card match notifications should no longer get "stuck" on screen.
- Fixed tooltip for 'Tactics' when a match is running within TV View.
- Fixed some layout on the assistant manager feedback floating widget.
- Fixed tactics button not appearing sometimes in 'TV View' during a match.

- Prevented unnecessary budget alteration news while takeover is in process.
- Adjusted contract type and wage given to Danish youth players.
- Adjusted part-time wages in Denmark.
- Adjusted Indian season ticket prices.
- Adjusted new stadium financing for MLS clubs.
- Adjusted youth wages for Northern Ireland and Wales.
- Adjusted Brazilian club finances.

Board Confidence
- Fixed fans being "disappointed that a player has played so few games for the club" when they have been ineligible to play any matches.

International Management
- Stopped user being able to take sole control of U23 team when adding new user.
- Fixed occasional international bio string mentioning a young player 'trying to make the step up' when he is yet to establish himself at youth level.
- Fixed headline "<player> Represents <nation>" on international roundup when player actually played for youth side.
- Fixed rare instance of international manager watching a match to look at a player for his next squad when the player is already an international for another country.
- Fixed bug where some overage players can be selected for U21 finals.

- Fixed incorrect number of apps in "...and has performed well in the <x> appearances he has made in an <team> shirt this season." string.
- Improved selection of media sources for lower league news stories (fixes worldsoccer.com reporting on teams outside their remit).
- Fixed chairman name not appearing in news string regarding aniversary of B team clubs.
- News of managerial appointments now sent to inbox when human is unemployed.
- Offering a player who is on the transfer list to clubs results in a news item suggesting you transfer list that player.
- Fixed League Round-Up wrongly stating that 4+ goals from a player in a big victory 'was not enough'.
- Praising a players recent form no longer generates contridictory player and manager interaction responses on a players profile.
- Fixed default action taken by club on player injury/illness while user is on holiday not being described in inbox message.
- Web addresses no long start with a capital W in www.
- Improved news item chain when releasing a player on a free while he is in contract negotiations with another club.

Press Conferences
- Fixed player occasionally referring to male manager as "her" in player reaction.
- Fixed user being asked about defending their title crown when not the top division.
- Fixed press conference refering to a dismissal influencing 'a game you were leading but went on to lose' when team was drawing at the time.
- Fixed issue where media thought tie was two-legged if the match was moved and played at a later date than usual.
- Fixed question about players being at loggerheads still being asked over a year after original occurance.

Board Takeovers
- Slightly decreased likelihood of getting a tycoon takeover.
- Ensure manager gets a clean slate for board requests when a new chairman takes over.

- Allowed players with a future transfer arranged to be given a squad number.
- Stopped you being allowed to transfer or loan list players who also have a non-playing job at your club.
- Helped increase number of south American transfers into Spain.
- Helped ensure clubs replace sold GK's in a quicker manner so they aren't short when transfer closes.
- Stopped bidding clubs repeatedly offering long term loan offer for same player.
- Ensured scouts at lower division clubs start looking at lower standard players quicker when assigned.
- Stopped humans being able to sell poor players for silly fees.
- Changed feedback for rejected loan items news item to not state silly loan fees and instead state player not available for loan.
- Stopped Ability to sign transfer listed (Not listed for loan) players on loan with no wage contribution.
- Allowed squad rotation squad status below the premiership.
- Another fix to help prevent inflated transfer fees for some players.
- Put some changes in to help increase the number of co-ownshership deals in italian football.
- Made changes to help increase number of recently released youth players find new clubs.
- Stopped some clubs rejecting loan offers and quoting lack of wage percentage as reason, when in fact they just don't want to loan the player to that club.

Network Game
- Fixed bug in network games when user is always forced to new screen if he has been forced to continue.

Low Detail Match Engine
- Fixed bug whch would sometimes cause a substitution to be made very early in the match for no reason.


- European Cup group winners now always play 1st leg of next round away.
- Fixed some qualification problems where sometimes a team in 2nd place would qualify for the Champions League group stage directly instead of the team in 1st place.
- Moved Euro Cup squad selection date for group stage a week later (from the 2009/10 season).
- British referees will not referee games involcing british teams.

- Added Club World Championship 5th/6th place playoff.

- Correct australian teams in 2008 Asian Champions League.
- Asian Champions League now takes place every year (a fix made for another issue in 9.1.0 caused it to not take place sometimes).
- Wellington Phoenix are now eligble for the Asian Champions League.

- Fixed bug were new signings in Austria were not being registered for matches properly.

- Fixed bug where Belgian First Division winner in first year doesn't get any news items about being champions.

- Youth contract players not allowed to play in competitive matches.
- Fixed bug in some state competitions where if a team wins both opening and closing stages, no landmark would be added.
- Updated Sao Paulo State Championship TV rights and prize money.
- Trial days are now held after the first season.

- Fixed reserve team fixture venue not being opposite of first team fixture venue.

Czech Republic
- Fixed a problem with the Czech Cup cup draw around 12th July where the game would take a long time to make the draw.

- Improved transfer values in Denmark.
- Fixed FC Amager not participating in the Danish Cup.

- 3 players aged 18 can now play in English U18 matches
- Improved end of season scheduling for English FA Cup and Premier Division for seasons after 2008-2009.
- Players on loan from clubs outside of england no longer count towards the maximum of 5 players in the matchday squad rule.
- FA cup draw fixed.
- Saturday evening English Premiership matches should kickoff at 17.30 instead of 17.15.
- Fixed Blue Sqaure Prem playoff number of Subs and Final at Wembley.
- Fixed league playoffs semi finals 2nd leg home advantage.
- Improved selection of English Premiership television matches.

- Removed player registeration from Finnish League Cup.

- Teams in UEFA Cup don't always have their league games moved to Sunday for TV if they are not playing on the Thursday before.
- Fixed not all First Division teams playing last round of league matches on last day of season due to a German team reaching Champions Cup final.

- Fixed Greek European playoffs.

- Fixed Dutch Eredivisie Schedule.

- Fixed Israeli National League Toto Cup Semi-Finals venue.
- Updated Israeli State Cup schedule.

- Fixed domestic suspensions not being enforced.

Nothern Ireland
- Fixed Prem division league split bug.

- Fixed Prem playoff draw.
- Updated First division prize money.
- Fixed age limit error for U19 matches.
- Made it a little be easier to sign Non-EU players for Norwegian clubs in Premier or First Division.

- Fixed Polish FA Cup round 1 and 2 draw.
- Fixed correct team not being entered into the Champions League.

- Adjusted prize money for the Portugese Cup.
- Teams start the second stage of the Portugese Second Division on half the points they managed in the first stage.

- Added winter break for reserves competition.
- Fixed Serbian cup draws.

- Fixed Spanish 2nd Division B kick off times.
- Stopped B Teams playing in Spanish cup.

- Fixed Playoff draw to First Division Elite.

- Fixed Turkish Cup away goals rule.
- U23 player match day requirement for Premier Division amended to U23 club home grown player match day requirement.

United States
- Stopped American and Mexican teams playing each other in the NACL.
- MLS teams now dont qualify for Copa Sudamericana.
- Senior Development players at the start of the game now are paid the correct wage.
- Stopped players at human managed clubs been waivered without them asking them to be.
- Fixed not be able to give players squad numbers after using auto pick.
- Staff members no longer can be offered Developmental, Senior Developmental or Senior contracts.
- The second Designated Player only counts $365,000 towards the cap instead of $415,000.
- Removed the minimum release clauses for players playing in the USL 1 and USl 2.
- The Super, Supplemental and Waiver drafts are always held.
- Stopped user been able to offer non Designated player contract with Designated player wages, and offering a Designated player contract with non Designated player wages.
- Improved AI teams waivering players due to give Senior contracts to players on Generation Adidas, Senior Dev or Dev contracts forcing them over the squad limits.
- When running the USA league in view only mode the Designated and International players are not released and available on a free transfer e.g. David Beckham.
- Squad bonus news item now reports the teams correct finishing position.
- Fixed Players in the drafts can sometimes not be picked.
- Teams no longer passing in the first couple of rounds of the draft.
- Player Rights no longer are retained when a player is waived unless they were drafted in the current seasons draft.
- Player Rights no longer are retained when a player is sold to a non-MLS team for money.
- Top four teams in the overall standings qualify for the Superliga.
- Stopped players squad numbers been removed from teams after every MLS match.

Football Manager 2009 v9.1.1

Crash Fixes
- Fixed startup crash on certain Mac configurations.

Football Manager 2009 v9.1.0

Crash Fixes
- Fixed crash when claiming the same player from the MLS Waiver Draft more than once

- Adjusted the fitness/condition of virtual players.
- Adjusted attendance increases for big teams after winning leagues.
- Adjusted expansion capacities of new stadiums built in the game.
- Adjusted the effect of a new stadium on club attendances.
- Stopped holiday option applying for jobs at lower division clubs when the user is in charge of a national team.
- Stopped players been delighted to have signed a new contract when they are just out on loan.
- Tweaked the assistant manager's monthly training report to better reflect the changes of player attributes.
- Reduced player condition drop in the off-season.
- Adjusted the attribute assignment when filling in blanks for researched players in the database.
- When a user takes control of a club which had a player/manager, the player/manager now leaves the club instead of reverting to just a playing role.
- Adjusted friendly attendances for matches involving big clubs or rival clubs.
- Don't get asked to appoint club captain immediately when taking over a club if the season is over already.
- Fixed Fastest Goal club record not updating.
- Stopped manager who sets "International Player" experience having more caps and/or goals than the record holder(s) of that nation.
- Fixed Dutch virtual players showing the Dutch language twice in their list of languages in the player personal profile.
- Detail Level now remembered correctly for reserve competitions after loading a saved game.
- Fixed bug where user would sometimes not be able to team talks to be controlled by assistant manager.
- Non-player transfers are not counted towards highest fee received and spent records.
- Friendly internationals now count on the players position played in screen.
- Fixed bug which meant being able to speak French wasn't enough to gain Belgian nationality.

- Team History screen tables now remember scrollbar position when moving between teams
- No more unnecessary spacers on the Quicklinks bar when unemployed
- No more invalid column error in player trials history
- Edit boxes scroll to the cursor
- Transfer listing a player on a team tactics screen now updates the status flags for that player
- Fixed bug where swapping players with light and serious injuries on the tactics panel caused both players to show in the serious injury colour
- Fixed bug where shirt numbers on team tactics panel were clashing with the background colour
- Managers of B clubs now have the option to allow assistant manager to take control of friendlies
- Fixed the stadium condition information label which was showing "unknown" for several stadiums
- When viewing the draw for the Euro Cup group phase, the groups are now shown correctly
- Fixed home/away floating panels not remembering positions.
- Standardised layout of motivation, team ratings and match stats floating panels
- Removed player condition from key player widgets when viewing previous matches as highlight data does not contain condition data
- Fixed missing match time when viewing previous matches.
- Added home page menu item to bookmarks menu.
- Characters no longer sometimes print twice after a key press in full screen mode
- Fixed competition news icon indicator link going to inbox.
- Altered colour of cannot play status icon for non injuries and suspensions
- Any player sent off whilst the user is changing tactics is now removed from the pitch panel
- Fixed a bug where sometimes when changing captain in a match the wrong player would be shown as captain on the player ratings panel
- Fixed bug which would cause the past meetings table to become sorted incorrectly
- Fixed bug where the tooltip on the captain selection panel would say 'Vice-Captain' for all entries below the vice captain
- Fixed bug where some people’s names on the club favoured personnel list would be underlined when they could not be viewed
- Fixed players not playing as strikers being listed on the milestones list during a goal drought
- Fixed bug where players in a reserve team were shown on a squad screen regardless of the filter set.
- Fixed contradictory player status icon saying player reacted negatively when he reacted positively.
- When substituting the captain on the pitch and at the same time bring on the club captain it will now always automatically select the club captain as capain.
- Fixed display bug which could mean some English players with Scottish eligibility didn't show on their profile.

Match Viewer
- Fixed some kick animations not being played
- Animations (e.g. kicks, saves, headers, tackles) now synchronised better with actual ball contact
- Fixed possibility of commentary being displayed half a second early unintentionally
- Match time slider can now be used to view the whole match and not just highlights
- Removed assistant feedback link from the match screen when team has no assistant manager present
- Tweaked the assistant feedback for tactical suggestions on opposition instructions at the start of the match
- Fixed assistant manager commenting on language barriers when most of the team is of same (foreign) nationality
- Tweaked the assistant manager feedback levels based on attributes
- Fixed some kit clash issues
- Fixed bug where user isn't taken back to a highlight in split view after making tactical changes
- Fixed bug where if a human watching a match leaves, then comes back, the match time slider was not showing the correct highlights/periods
- Added prev/next highlight buttons in highlight slider as separate buttons
- Behaviour of team name links in match screen is now consistent across views
- Fixed not being able to go to Tactics screen at half time in extra time in TV view
- Fixed text difference "TV View"/"TV Mode"
- Fixed injury times in the TV view match report widget not fitting properly
- Fixed links in offence notifications
- Fixed linesman’s flag appearing in pop ups for fouls
- Fixed a bug when a tactical change made during a match highlight would sometimes cause the match highlight to disappear from the match time slider.
- Fixed a bug where the team stats panel on the match screen would sometimes not update if the user paused the match then switched to this panel.
- If user views highlights of an old match in the middle of a current match, the current match shows the correct kits in 3d when the user returns
- Fixed user not being able to go to tactics screen at half time in extra time in TV view
- Fixed layout of goal update widget
- Fixed mismatching hint text for tactics button in TV View
- Fixed floating widgets jumping when setting up TV View
- Tactics buttons in TV View go to team talk at full time
- Added hints to the TV View tactics buttons
- Fixed replay speed slider not being visible on classic view
- Added replay speed to TV View
- Fixed "Live" button not updating when dragging highlight slider to non-highlight area
- Exits replay properly when user sets playback to live using method other than "Exit Replay" button
- Fixed scoreboard showing wrong data during match setup when viewing matches from Intro screen

- Fixed half time whistles and some other sounds occasionally playing twice when watching a match

- Fixed game freeze when user joins a network game using an empty IP address
- Fixed bug where a match between two human managers may not carry on after a forced tactic change is made

Manager/Player Interaction
- Can no longer train goalkeepers to rifle in free-kicks unless they are a free-kick taking goalie (e.g. Rogerio Ceni)
- Can now discipline players in your reserves and U18's for being sent off in a match
- Fixed problem if a player outright rejects learning a new PPM, you then have to wait a long time before you can request that they learn a new PPM

Player Happiness
- Players on loan no long get low morale because they are transfer listed at their parent club
- Stopped players who are declared for a nation appearing to be interested in playing for another nation.

- Fixed bug where the wrong host for the next Confederations Cup was being announced
- Stopped repetitive "Backs manager to win new contract" news item after every game when manager is near the end of his/her contract
- Fixed player bio talking of player having 'done well to come back from serious injury' when the injury wasn't particularly serious
- Fixed match report bug which states that the match 'started tentatively' for the wrong team
- Fixed some grammatical errors in strings
- Fixed some female strings
- Stopped players who don't needing registering from a squad complaining about been excluded e.g. European Champions Cup
- Fixed crash when adding custom Journalists/Media sources for Clubs that don't get loaded into the game.
- Stopped player facing former club news coming up unless the player was at the same time as the current manager for sizeable time.
- Stopped personal news item about taking action over player going AWOL being sent to the league news screen.
- Fixed bug where preferred move training news items could randomly repeat when loading a savegame.

Press Conferences
- Don't ask question about long gap between games for non-active sides
- Will no longer be asked a question about needed to spend money to gain success outside of transfer windows
- Questions about who will win the title come up less frequently
- Questions about who will win the title not asked when destination of title has already been decided
- Fixed fairly rare occurrence when journalists would ask a follow-up question that had already been asked in the same press conference
- Fixed instance of user being asked who will win the title too often
- Fixed rare instance where journalists would think a score draw was 0-0
- Stopped people from having to interrupt their Christmas dinners to take a press conference
- Assistants now answer opposition dangerman questions
- Fixed bug where extra time and penalty goals not shown in player reaction to post match press conference
- Fixed bug where AI manager could rarely attend a pre-match press conference twice
- Fixed bug where Assistant attending press conference would be asked the same questions in consecutive conferences quite often
- Fixed bug where the PR reactions weren't showing after your assistant takes a press conference
- Made sure you always attend a new job press conference before any other type of press conference
- Stopped big players responding to comments from small club managers
- Fixed defender being chosen as possible threat in a question
- Stopped summary news item saying the human was in a bad mood when he gave positive answers.

- Sell-on fees cleared also when the next transfer includes no cash
- Stopped relegated teams offering players well below their asking prices
- Stopped teams make a loan offer for a player despite the fact that he will be injured for the next 4 to 5 months
- Stopped clubs repeating same transfer offer over and over again with no sign of giving up or improving offer
- Stopped clubs initially bidding basic value for key/first team players if no asking price has been set
- Stopped clubs who haven't previously bid on a player from bidding below previously rejected offers of the same type from different clubs
- When a club reject loan bid due to low wage contribution but user is offering to pay 100%, the real reason is that the buying club is a divisional rival
- Stopped Chairmen inappropriately accepting bids because they are "too good to refuse" at high reputation clubs
- Fixed teams reject original offer for a player but after an enquiry they will accept less

- Fixed a bug when managing Tottenham, scout reports on Jermain Defoe would suggest he "would be a good signing for most League One sides"

Managerial Sackings/Appointments
- Fixed clubs hiring and firing 3 times in 5 days due to manager contract expirations
- Ensured managers who have had a poor start but given time by the board don't get fired once they have been there a short while and are gradually improving the terrible league position

Club Reputations
- Club reputations rising instead of dropping properly when a team gets relegated

- Young players on part time/amateur contracts in youth teams now get youth training instead of full/part time
- Stopped players making any position training progress when injured.
- Fixed bug where preferred move training news items could randomly repeat when loading a savegame.

- Fixed wages asked and wages allowed for Israeli players aged 18-21 in Israel
- Fixed low reputation player rejecting contract offer as he wants a more lucrative salary, but he is being offered exactly what he is asking for

- Fixed custom expenditure setup in the database from spiralling when renewed
- Adjusted cash balances of inactive clubs with sugar daddies
- New MLS kit sponsorships only to start after the first season
- Adjusted MLS wage budgets to allow budgets higher than the cap
- Tweaks to club bankruptcy limits and chairmen willingness to cover losses
- Enabled loans setup in the DB to have future repayment start dates in the game
- Adjusted building costs of new stadiums in developing countries
- Adjusted stadium sponsorship deals for new stadiums
- Adjusted the high end wages in France
- Adjusted the level of extra wage budget board will allow at rich clubs if requested and accepted
- Adjusted the Belarus league ticket prices to better match the values set in the DB
- Fixed Huddersfield season ticket prices and sales to revert to normal levels after the first season where season tickets are on special sale

Board Takeovers
- Non-active clubs now have chairman changes listed on their history landmarks panel
- Improved board takeover frequency and balance
- Fixed issue where board members weren't moving/leaving clubs properly, previously identified by corrupted club records e.g. Bobby Charlton at Man Utd
- Increased chance of ambitious directors becoming chairmen at other clubs
- Improved selection of nationality for tycoon chairmen
- Slightly reduced reputation boost for consortium and tycoon takeovers
- Fixed bug where B clubs where having board takeovers.

- Fixed some Hints and Tips
- Fixed Danish Tutorial headline
- Updated Credits

- Players can now gain Hong Kong citizenship
- Fixed Brazilian player is considered as Home Grown for an English side despite only joining them six weeks ago
- Fixed bug where a Non-EU player wouldn't want to gain British nationality


- East Timor get placed in a valid group in Asian Under 20 Championships Qualifiers
- African Cup of Nation hosts for 2010, 2012 and 2014 added
- Paraguay South American U-20 2009 hosts
- Fixed CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers being played on the wrong dates in the first season causing fixture clashes with league games
- Vietnam now doesn’t qualify directly for Asian Nations Cup 2011 as they take part in the qualifiers
- Fixed Asian/Oceania World Cup Qualifying playoff for 2010 World Cup clashing with club league fixtures
- Fixed International friendlies incorrectly played 13th August 2008
- Correct age rules used when picking squads for U21 European Championships
- South American U20 Championship winners now get an achievement added

North America
- Correct teams now entered for the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2008

- Fixed North Korea host the Asian President's Cup.

- Australian Institutes should not receive any compensation when Youth contract players move.
- Fixed bug in A-League (regular season) where wrong team is mentioned as the winner of the competition

- Bulgarian TV revenue update.

- Updated Croatian First Division, Second Division and Cup schedules

Czech Republic
- Amended Czech Summer Transfer Window

- Fixed Danish Premier Division scheduling clashing with the Euro competitions

- Fixed there being no TV games on the last day of the season in the English Championship
- Fixed duplicate 'long term loan' rule sentence in the rules screen for the Blue Square North/South
- English Conference leagues now deduct 10 points for teams going into administration
- Community Shield no longer called the "Community Shield Final"
- England's away game against Andorra in September 2008 should be played at Espanyol's stadium
- Should not have to register players for reserve team matches

- Players are now correctly cup tied for european competitions

- Premier/ Division 1 schedule update
- Finnish Cup third round added

- French transfer window changed to 01/09/2008 for the first season
- French cup match squad must have no more than four non-EU players
- French League 2 maximum two non-EU players in squad
- 5 subs can be named in French cup until 1/4 finals, 7 from 1/4 finals onwards
- French league cup final set to Saturday 25/04/09
- French National schedule updated
- French loan rules updated
- Fixed French U18 Cup amount of subs
- Ligue 1 Midweek TV dates added

- Updated Greek Prize Money

- Fixed Icelandic league dates

- Indonesian Prem/First schedule updated

- Promotion/Relegation Play-off Matches 1 leg 2009/2010 onwards
- Israeli Leagues minimum Stadium capacities changed
- Fixed transfer window

- Updated Coppa Italia Serie C Third Round Schedule
- Avellino's 3 point deduction cancelled

- Fixed an issue which sometimes qualified the wrong team for the NACL

- Fixed incorrect text being used for maximum number of non home grown players rule
- Removed home-grown player match rules for Norwegian 2nd division

- Fixed teams being allocated to the wrong Romanian Second League Group

- Changed Premier Division squad rule to U21 instead of U20 and moved the age check day to 31st December

- Fixed Scottish Second Division relegation playoffs are played on the incorrect dates

- Last 4 sets of fixtures not played at the same time
- Changed the display order of Singapore competitions

South Korea
- Fixed duplicate and incorrect disciplinary rules for South Korean competitions

- Fixed Spanish 2nd Division B - Promotion playoff to 2nd Division draw

- Added prize money for Swedish Premier League teams

- Fixed Turkish teams not being able to sign Foreign based U18 players with Turkish nationality
- Turkish B-style feeder club relationships now send more players on loan each year

United States
- Allocation funds from sales outside the MLS are now correctly awarded
- Fixed an issue which sometimes qualified the wrong team for the NACL
- Fixed wrong prize money in US Cup
- Increased AI teams interest in players inside the Superdraft
- Generation Adidas players no longer require the user to offer them a contract as they now get give one automatically
- Stop players requesting contract clauses that can't be offered in the MLS
- Stopped teams signing players from the Development League when the player hasn't already been in a draft
- Designated players no longer reject terms they ask for
- AI teams should increase their transfer activity to sign Designated Players
- Stopped AI teams from going over the squad restrictions

- Fixed bug where a team may get a Uruguayan First Division championship achievement both after winning the Playoff match and the Championship match
- Basáñez removed from Uruguayan Second Division

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Match Engine Change List

Match Engine v725

- Fixed throw in taker being over pitch line when throwing
- Fixed players standing 2 yards outside area at penalties instead of right on line
- Improved short free kicks taken at 30 yards out or more
- Fixed commentary stating distance of shot when scoring from clean through at edge of area
- Created some limited ball and player movement When players stand and hold ball up waiting for options
- Reduced ratio of serious injuries compared to light ones in match
- Reduced instances of players not closing down ball player slightly
- Fixed bug where player could be described by commentary and animation as taking a throw in during open play
- Made team shape support ball player a little better when attacking
- Fixed bug where defenders continued marking strikers too long when ball clearly in their teams possession
- Encouraged certain players to try risky dribble when out of options in attacking area
- Encouraged shot when player cutting in at edge of area and on good foot ( or confident )
- Made players attack penalty area quicker when team mate is on wing and in crossing position

Match v726

- Removed some confusion created by small deflections that can cause players to react illogically
- Fixed rare bug where keeper can fumble save as result of foul off ball between 2 other players
- Reduced extreme curve on kicks with high target point
- Improved perception of when player is in semi clean through situation
- Fixed players clean through drifting too wide too easily
- Fixed bug where player chasing ball can suddenly move at superhuman speed
- Made defenders a little more careful about going to ground prematurely
- Made players a little more willing to turn having received ball to face opposition goal depending on tactical instructions etc
- Toned down number of shots on target slightly
- Fixed players making unnatural passes similar to how it works for shots in v724

Match v727

- Fixed dodgy use of squad rotation by some teams mid season
- Increased accuracy of ball to player deflections
- Fixed AI managers being overly defensive in some lower league games
- Fixed AI managers illogical use of 424 when no need
- Fixed occasional instance of goalkeeper not picking ball up when able to
- Fixed possibility of lesser goalkeepers parrying ball that is easy to catch
- Fixed rare instance of keeper leaving save until ball is already over the line
- Lowered number of passes ahead of team mates that give receiver too much to do to get there
- Player marking post at corner will now leave it to mark free opponent who is near if no-one else can do it
- Player marking opponent with ball near own corner flag now positions better to block the cross
- Less shots from free kicks in wide areas
- Encourage run with ball when acres of space to move into
- Encourage pass to player in more advanced position when attacking
- Reduced instances of player kicking ball against opponent for throw in unrealistic position
- Slight reduction in shots going over bar rather than wide
- Slight reduction in condition drop through match
- 3 man midfield or attack with no wide players now spreads more when in possession

Match v728

- Made AI managers with low attacking ratings a little less negative at home when not underdogs
- Fixed some saves described as superb when they were routine
- Stopped some instances of defenders trying to move in for tackle before they are in position
- Made players a little more likely to cross when well placed to do so
- Made players a little more likely to shoot when well placed to do so

Match v729

- Stopped players deserting the player they had stayed back to mark at their own team's corner
- Fixed AI managers making illogical subs when players get injured in the first half
- Fixed possibility of throw in causing immediate throw in for opposition due to v725 moving taker behind the line
- Fixed tackle in own area triggering illogical "must score" commentary
- Made players more likely to shoot first time when presented with close range chance
- Made players more likely to lay ball off first time when back to goal and under pressure
- Fixed keeper dropping ball to avoid taking it out and then taking too long to recover and grab it again
- Made attacking minded players a little more adventurous when running with ball in opposition territory
- Stopped players taking ball under control when its too far from their feet
- Made players in defensive wall more likely to block ball
- Fixed players in defensive wall not facing ball
- Fixed bug where player sometimes stands close to but never picks up a motionless ball
- Fixed keeper changing mind about letting ball run out at last minute and as a result fumbling it and risking losing it to attacker
- Fixed bug causing keepers not to dive on some penalties
- Toned down effectiveness of penalty takers in pressure situations like shootouts
- Fixed bug where player can get near zero match rating for no obvious reason
- Fixed bug where player makes pass to team mate that is too hard for him to pick up
- Tuned v727 change to 3 man midfields in possession
- Improved position of 3 man midfields when out of possession

Match v730

- Made players a little more effective when clean through on goal
- Reduced players "running through" opponents to win back ball
- Made keepers a little better and more likely to make effort to save ball at least
- Fixed bug where keepers allow back passes that are deflected to go into goal

Match v731

- Fixed keeper coming for backpass and missing it altogether
- Fixed match getting stuck assert due to bug in receiving ball code
- Fixed player diving and moving for ball while diving animation plays out
- Fixed player standing still with ball for ages and ignoring obvious pass
- Further small tweak on # of injuries

Match v732 - 9.1.0

- Fixed striker diving to head ball out of keepers hands when yards away
- Fixed back header being hit unnaturally powerfully in for own goal

Match v733

- Fixed bug in man marking that allowed wingers to beat man easily
- Differentiated between set piece marking and open play marking so that players marking at set pieces follow their man through current phase of play
- Fixed making challenges not causing potential injuries, and rebalanced injuries across the board accordingly
- Toned down first touch a little for high velocity passes
- Made D-line push up a bit more, when playing high mentlity, when defending but ball in opp half
- Made teams defend a bit narrower even when defending but ball in opp half
- Made players a little more willing to shoot from edge of area when obvious opportunity arrives
- Made a few more placed rather than blasted finishes

Match v734

- Increased number of blocked shots slightly
- Reduced effect of "hard tackling" setting slightly, rebalanced foul count
- Increased likelyhood of yellow cards for persistant fouling
- Reverted v733 change for set piece marking for set pieces in non dangerous areas
- Reworked effectiveness of first touch slightly
- Fixed bug causing long kicks upfield to yield too many one on ones
- Fixed bug where defenders would sometimes hang back way to far on fight balls at other end of pitch
- Made cultured players a little more adventurous when under pressure with ball
- Improved keeper saving range slightly
- Fixed a couple more bugs that cause player to stand around close to ball and not play it
- Encouraged shots from edge of area a little further
- Improved passer choice of pass a little
- Improved default player positions on field dependant on ball position slightly

Match v735

- Fixed assertion created by ball being moved to set pieces decision when its already there
- Fixed instance of highlight cutting out when ball in area and not dead
- Fixed ball physics bug causing certain long high shots to be on target
- Tweaked AI manager use of mentality, width, and depth team sliders to account for opposition
- Slight widening of pace and acceleration range created from attributes
- Fixed unrealistic injuries from v733 caused by dribbling or turning on ball
- Fixed bug where defence might push up due to fight ball in own danger area, risking a clear goalscoring chance if their man loses out
- Fixed bug causing occasional clearance into touch from midfield position
- Reduced ability of keepers to save and hold close range shots
- Fixed bug where player may stray into opposition half and risk being offside when opposition defence have all joined attack
- Fixed bug where corner taker can step back through ad hoardings when preparing for kick
- Tweaked player choice of direction facing when picking up possession of ball, especially around opp area
- Fixed bug where keeper may not come to claim loose ball in own area
- Increased likelyhood of defence shifting over to cover players drawn into challenges
- Fixed instance of assertion where play pauses indefinitely due to issue with player not picking up loose ball
- Mistake now assigned to goalkeeper who handles outside area and loses ball due to being forced to drop it
- Increased number of low whipped crosses
- Improved default cross destination slightly
- Increased number of simple passes to feet
- Increased first time passes, shots when player ability and situation allows
- Tweaked likelyhood of long shots in various situations including free kicks in wide areas
- Improved finishing from fairly close range 
- Made players a little less eager to shoot early when clean through
- Fixed bug where throw ins can send ball straight out down line
- Fixed medics standing "inside" ad hoardings

Match v736

- Fixed bug where keeper who drops ball after 6 seconds can leave it to an incoming striker if it takes a slight deflection off him as he drops it
- Slight optimisation on code that also creates more small lapses of concentration by players generally
- Reduced number of ariel challenges logged for players who arent close enough to the ball
- Slight improvement in facing when picking up possession of ball
- Fixed defenders dropping too deep when marking opponents around own area
- Fixed strikers trying to round keeper prematurely creating unneccesary tight angle for shot

Match v737

- Fixed bug where post match injury would be more severe than the condition drop at the time would have indicated
- Toned down one touch football slightly for the less technical players
- Reworked identification of what is a "key pass"
- Fixed possible flaw in keeper choice of saving point
- Fixed keeper leaving goalbound ball when he expects attacker to get to it but its within saving range
- Fixed flaw in marking of ball player that sees defenders make uneven path towards their target point
- Tweaked off ball movement slightly
- Reduced passing ability of the very worst players
- Made players try to shoot slightly later when clean through if possible
- Players slightly more likely to place shots when clean through
- Fixed slightly obscure freeze in match that can take 30 seconds or more to resolve
- Fixed bug in hitting the post point that sees ball rebound from slightly wrong place

Match v738

- Reduced instances of wild clearances from midfield areas
- Improved full back marking of winger running with ball near danger area
- Reduced amount of whipped low crosses

Match v739

- Fixed 5 man wall for free kick near corner flag
- Fixed header off line not being included in highlights
- Made non defensive players close down play a little more effectively
- Low condition has more effect on concentration levels
- Obvious through balls less likely to be ignored
- Fixed bug where keeper can dribble ball out then ignore it if it stops dead and let in attacker
- Toned down instances of 3/4/5 players converging on ball player at once
- Slowed down backpasses, and very short passes a little
- Fixed bug in ball physics that could cause on target shots to hit crossbar instead

Match v740

- Reduced deflections off players who are about to take control of ball
- Fixed injured player from human team remaining on pitch for duration of game
- Made keepers dive a bit further
- Fixed defenders assuming team mate that makes a tackle is going to take control of ball
- Further improved decision making of player through on goal
- Fixed keeper hesitating on picking up a loose ball near own goal
- Fixed player moving towards still ball too slowly allowing opponent to get in first and intercept
- Fixed bug that could stop players from kicking ball out for injury
- Toned down long shot accuracy a little
- Reduced number of risky passes across defence line

Match v741

- Improved defence reactions to balls played over them or in behind them
- Reduced accuracy of keeper kicks
- Improved keeper dives a bit further
- Fixed bug where keeper may not come for static ball in own area and allow easy goal
- Increased safety first approach a little for lower standard players

Match v742 (9.2.0)

- Fixed bug that caused keeper to potentially lose control of ball after he has held it for 6 seconds

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