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  1. I've recently purchased the Italy Euro 2012 top and want the number 3 printed on the back and front of the shirt with the official Puma printing that they use on the tops. Does anyone know of any stores that do it? I.e. JJB or JD sports? Or is it private shops that only do it? I live in Birmingham so any stores near there would be good. Thanks
  2. I think that the role of the 'director of football' is vastly understated in FM. The director of football nowadays is pretty much the key to getting any deal done, they contact the club in question about inquiring about a players availability, they have several meetings with the players representative and the director of football or CEO of the club in which the player plays for and they essentially agree a fee and any clauses with the players rep. The manager nowadays only tells the director of football who he wants and its up to the director of football to go get him. Therefore, i think that in FM, SI should integrate a system by where the manager creates a shortlist of players he wants and then creates a minimum and maximum amount to pay for each player. For example, i want Torres who is valued at £50m, i tell my director of football im willing to spend a minimum of £55m and a maximum of £65m on him and its up to the director of football to get Chelsea to agree to a fee within those brackets, if he cannot then he moves on to the next target. Another idea i think that would benefit the game is improving the match ball in the match engine. The ball in its current form doesn't seem to have any weight to it or take into account the weather in terms of wind etc. I think giving the match ball some dimension of weight and structure would really add to the realism of the match engine itself.
  3. Having an interview for a manager's post e.g. you've applied for a job and then have an interview for that job and got to convince the board that your the right man
  4. I would like to see the board be more interactive with the manager in the game, for example the board asking to have meetings with managers (like they do in real life) to discuss further the progress/ambitions of the club and how you can move forward. This can then link into the feature already embedded in the game where you can ask for more money etc but this way you can have a more in depth interaction with the board. An example would be the board asking 'we have some concerns with recent performances, we'd like to discuss them further with you' the manager can then arrange a meeting and explain what the situation is from his perspective and then have a dialog with the board as to how the manager is going to correct it by e.g. buying players in the window (which links into the feature already in the game). It all seems too one dimensional with the board at the moment, i know that this is a management game but the board are now a massive part of a managers life and a manager is always in contact with at least one board member on a regular basis and i dont feel that FM currently integrates this enough in its games.
  5. 1) better use of assistant manager, e.g. reports to you every week saying how training is going, general morale of the team, tactical suggestions etc basically to have a better relationship with your assistant like in real life. 2) to make the board more intelligent e.g. when you ask to expand the stadium and they expand it by 45 seats, bit of a joke really and also when they say the council wont allow planning permission then they take out a loan and build a new one etc 3) for the board to be more involved with transfers e.g. you have to communicate with the CEO to go and negoiate a transfer with a players agent and you send him a wishlist. this is exactly what happens in real life. Plus for the chairman to buy players without your permission every now and then like Abramovich did with Shevchenko, SI did do this is Champ Man but have taken the feature away but i would like it to come back! 4) to have a 3d stadium option for expanding the stadium so you can see what it looks like and maybe have the option to choose what stands to put it, this could be a brilliant new feature that is a lot of fun! 5) the board are aloud to take out a loan for a new player to make sure you get him and not another club 6) being able to talk to a player you hope to sign to tell him what your plans are for the club and where he fits in with those plans 7) an overhaul of press conferences as they are completely useless and very annoying and also repetitive 8) being able to communicate with players better and more options to do so not just 5 options to tell them they are playing bad or good 9) the whole business aspect of the game sucks, football is not just about football anymore, its a business and needs to be ran properly therefore a revamp on the business/finances section needs to be done 10) the ability to design new kits or have a say in a new kit design
  6. This video has really opened my eyes, the ideas i have posted and other people have posted all seem a bit 2D and i admit that i currently hate the 3D match engine but what CM are doing with it has opened a whole new list of ideas. http://gamereactor.co.uk/grtv/?id=4210 if you watch that video then the use of a free kick editor is a great new idea for FM, along with being able to see training being completed by your players using the 3D match engine. I think this video also shows how far ahead CM are with the 3D match engine.
  7. another thing that i think needs to change is board takeovers, there too brief! a new feature should be brought in where some members of the board buy more and more shares in preperation for a takeover e.g. arsenal's situation atm. this would then give you extra funds and a realistic approach to how board members take over a football club. they take their time waiting for the right moment. plus another feature should be that every now and then shareholders put in money to help the club progress an example would be at sunderland with Short putting in an extra £50m to help with transfers. i think therefore adding this little feature to the game would add abit more realism. i know that there is a feature that when your bank balance is below a certain point then the chairman steps in and puts in £xm to bolster it but this is only for teams like man city. im saying that board members should be more active in board takeovers or just helping the club progress.
  8. i think that if you had the option to request training camps to be built around the world e.g. you went in the board room tab and requested a new training camp to be built and the board came back and gave you a list of countries and you reccoment what country. like how you do with feeder clubs. this would then mean the whole scouting knowledge feature will have even more of a positive effectand it will help the whole scouting system and mean that youth will have more of a chance on the game.
  9. 1) better use of assistant manager, e.g. reports to you every week saying how training is going, general morale of the team, tactical suggestions etc basically to have a better relationship with your assistant like in real life. 2) to make the board more intelligent e.g. when you ask to expand the stadium and they expand it by 45 seats, bit of a joke really and also when they say the council wont allow planning permission then they take out a loan and build a new one etc 3) for the board to be more involved with transfers e.g. you have to communicate with the CEO to go and negoiate a transfer with a players agent and you send him a wishlist. this is exactly what happens in real life. Plus for the chairman to buy players without your permission every now and then like Abramovich did with Shevchenko, SI did do this is Champ Man but have taken the feature away but i would like it to come back! 4) to have a 3d stadium option for expanding the stadium so you can see what it looks like and maybe have the option to choose what stands to put it, this could be a brilliant new feature that is a lot of fun! 5) the board are aloud to take out a loan for a new player to make sure you get him and not another club 6) being able to talk to a player you hope to sign to tell him what your plans are for the club and where he fits in with those plans 7) an overhaul of press conferences as they are completely useless and very annoying and also repetitive 8) being able to communicate with players better and more options to do so not just 5 options to tell them they are playing bad or good 9) the whole business aspect of the game sucks, football is not just about football anymore, its a business and needs to be ran properly therefore a revamp on the business/finances section needs to be done 10) the ability to design new kits or have a say in a new kit design
  10. i think that one of the main problems for si this year is that the fun has kind of gone out of the game and its become abit more acedemic for people. personally i think that si need to address a lot of issues with the game as a lot of people are saying their struggling to get into the game at all! therefore i would like to see hopefully at least 1 of these ideas in the next version or il probs not buy the game. 1. drastic overall of press conferences, there awful! and si missed one major factor in press conferences themselves actually unveiling a new signing! a bit silly when u think about it missing something as simple as that. 2. something with the stadiums, have a 2D blue print of the stadium of ur team and then on the other half of the screen have potential ideas for new stands etc kind of like FIFA manager. and for people that say its not part of a managers duty, then their liying becasue rangers stadium was actually designed by their manager at the time and im sure that new stadiums such as liverpools new stadium did not have some sort of input from Benitez as i doubt he would of let people design the whole stadium who dont know nothing about football! 3. get rid of the 3D match engine!!!!!! si said the technology was there, obviously its not and im sure 80%+ of people who play the game probably dont even use it! they should focus more on other areas. 4. something simple like getting kinghted for e.g. winning the quadruple or something or even being able to arrange testimonial matches, simple little things can go a long way. 5. being able to globalise ur club more, i know u can get feeder clubs in e.g. usa etc and u can buy players which gain extra revenue but what about setting up academies in other parts of the world like in real life or being able to do something with merchandise just to be able to globalise things and make it a bit more fun. So in conclusion, i think that si have to make the game a lot more fun! maybe even taking a couple of ideas from FIFA manager as i know a lot of my friends who used to play fm up untill this current version have turned to FIFA manager and say that in most areas its a lot better than fm cause its more fun
  11. Press conferences for player signings, it seems to me that SI have missed a very obvious thing here. They were bragging about press conferences being a big new feature, well managers dont just have press conferences about matches, they also have them for signings and just general ones. They need to improve press conferences also by making them less boring. Maybe shortening the time in which you have to answer questions e.g. have the option to answer 3 questions before the option to leave the press conference. Also, there needs to be an improvement on stadiums. Managers are getting more heavily involved in new stadiums and stadium design and being so everyone seems to be moving stadiums and building new ones nowadays it seems right for SI to bring in a new, improved stadium feature. Where you can deside what stands you want built and have a 2D view of what the stadium looks like. For example, have a tactics like view of the stadium only instead of having your starting 11 on the right hand side, have a blue print 2D view of the stadium and on the left have options of new stands etc. And for people who say that managers dont design stadiums and have no input...Rangers' Ibrox stadium was designed by their manager at the time. Rafa Benitez has apparently helped design dressing rooms and decide where the tunnel should be etc for the new Anfield. So it would be a realistic feature to the game and is part and parcel of football managers lives. Another thing SI should do is get ride of the 3D match engine!!!!! it is a joke! they say that the technology is there for a 3D match engine and everyone can clearly see that it is not. It looks terrible and something that was created in the 90's and doesnt look to different from the 'premier manager' series that was so popular in the 90's as their 3d match engine is pretty much the same. It was a very bad decision by SI to go into the 3d world of match engines. FIFA manager has done it and they havent even got it right! and there match engine is 20x better than FM's. The option to be knighted aswell when you have achieved great things at a football club should also be created into the game as it would make the game for fun and enjoyable.
  12. Now that SI have announced that their using a 3d match engine in FM09 they should for future versions develop a 3d view of stadiums and 3d view style stadium developments screen, managers do have a say in the plans of stadiums and new stadiums seem to be announced every year recently so this feature i reckon should be added. Plus they should introduce some sort of kinghthood scheme where if you e.g. win the treble, you get knighted like in real life (Sir Alex Ferguson). Plus agents need to be more involed in the game as they play a huge part in every transfer nowadays and they can decide alone whether a player goes to a club or not, not the player or club. SI therefore need to address this and put this into the game.
  13. 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.
  14. i reckon because of such popularity in chairman's wanting to build new stadiums, there should be a new stadium window in which looks like the tactics window which you can alter and play around with your squad and tactics but instead should show like a 2D view of your current stadium with maybe 3D versions of new stands available within your budget and within the aloud building permission or w/e. Sure this might not be what the manager is appionted for or what the manager's job is but still in real life isnt the manager consulted about the stadium and plans shown to him? surely this would make the game more realistic and enjoyable for all.
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