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FM 2013 Video: International Management in Football Manager 2013

Today’s video blog is about the improved international management side of Football Manager, but before going in to that I have to make an announcement: the release date for FM 13 will be decided today and Miles will announce it tomorrow, probably in the Football Manager 2013 podcast. As always, I’ll be hear to break the news so stick around :)

Back to international management in FM 2013, here’s a quick round-up of the new features:

  • more in depth media and club interaction, leading to a lot more pressure on the international manager, similar to real life
  • more sophisticated player interaction
  • team meetings during tournaments and not only

Here’s Miles Jacobson revealing these and more:

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If you missed the previous posts, here are the new FM 13 features that were announced so far:

FM 2013 Media Interaction

  • tone system is now implemented in press conferences and not only in team talks
  • improved media interaction in international management (example: journalists will question your squad selection)

FM 2013 Transfer Deadline Day

  • special coverage of a very special day in football management

FM 2013 Transfers, Loans and Scouting

  • manager style and philosophy are now important when applying for a job as chairmen tend to like a particular style
  • AI transfers are now more realistic because they take the club philosophy and playing style into account
  • new contract clauses for promotion and relegation
  • new requirements when sending players on loan, such as the position they should play in and the squad status
  • players can now request a loan deal to be terminated if they feel they are not getting enough first team football
  • scouts now rate player for each role, in addition to the general positions on the pitch
  • revamped scout report screen, much easier to see the essential information

FM 2013 Player & Staff Comparison

  • better graphical illustration of the differences in attributes
  • highlight key attributes for a specific role
  • compare position ability of two players
  • compare staff: coaches, physios, scouts etc

FM 2o13 Competition Updates

  • revamped youth academy and reserves competitions in England
  • co-ownership deals updated giving more liberty to negotiate such transfers
  • MLS updated, Montreal Impact are included in the new game
  • all the playable leagues were updated, including a the new youth rules in the… Romanian league! (plus several others)

FM 2013 Training

  • completely new module, much easier to manage as general and match training are in the same screen
  • improved individual training module
  • you can send your coaches to study and get training badges, improving their skills
  • training camps – you can send your team to training camps during the summer or, depending on the league, during the winter break as well

FM 2013 New Staff Roles

  • Head of youth development – the man who will make sure that you recruit the best youngsters in your region but also manage your youth team
  • Chief scout – the man who will filter the various scout reports, presenting you only the most viable options for transfers. This staff member can also handle assigning your scouts to specific tasks.

FM 2013 Director of Football

  • this new staff member will handle all kinds of transfer business for you, including selling unwanted players or loaning out youngsters

FM 2013 Leaderboards

  • separate leaderboards for each game mode (full career, FM Classic, challenges).
  • separate leaderboards for nations/divisions.
  • sophisticated scoring system that takes into account trophies, goals scored, but also the initial reputation of the club that you achieved those results with.
  • fully integrated with Steam, you will be able to compare your score to those of your Steam friends.
  • manager wages count towards the points you earn, so now there’s a point in negotiating a higher salary with your club.

FM 2013 Network Game Mode

  • much easier to set up, network games will run through the powerful Steam servers.
  • you have the possibility to export your team from single player mode into a network game. This way you can play against one of your friends regardless of which season your team is playing in the single player mode. For instance, I could play with Viitorul Constanta against Darren’s Scarborough or Kevin’s Toronto FC! 
  • agree on match view settings before the actual game, which avoids having the two players having different settings.

FM 2013 Match Engine

  • New physics engine, which allows more realistic ball trajectories. The ball is now affected by pitch conditions and weather.
  • Player bodies are more realistic.
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) more realistic.
  • New cameras and the possibility to zoom in and out.
  • Increased stadium details.

FM 2013 Match Day Experience

  • live feed of suggestions and updates during the match in a single, customizable, panel, instead of multiple panels like in FM 2012
  • quicker in-game substitutions
  • animated action bar and match info bar during the match
  • easier access to camera selection and match speed settings


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Brilliant. A part of the game that’s always been neglected and now this media pressure does make it more realistic. But for the next 24 hours all I’ll be thinking is about the podcast. I’m going for an optimistic 19th of October :)

Thales De Mattos Oliveira

Pressure was something missing on international football. I played as Brazil`s under 23`s manager and there just wasn`t enough pressure. The Brazilian team never won the Olympics, so it`s expected that there will be a lot of pressure on the under 23`s manager, and in real life there is.


You can finally talk to a player unlike last game. Here you have much more options and you can get your point through.


Good to see international management made more realistic, although I’m not sure I’ll be bothered to do it though.

Darren Smith

I certainly think this new media interaction was much needed…I never really felt under pressure from the media in FM12 and that isn’t realistic when you consider how bigger a role the media play in real life, so a welcome addition (but only if they’ve got it right this time :))

Can’t wait for tomorrow, I’m with you Johnny, last week in October makes the most sense. Besides I’m due to do a half marathon on 20th of October so hope its after that.

Bill Okpalor

all i can say is “FM 13 is Going to be Great”

Conor Joseph Donovan

I subscribed to the newsletter. How do I get the £19.50 deal

Conor Joseph Donovan

I subscribed to the newsletter. How do I get the £19.50 deal?

Conor Joseph Donovan

Sorry, accidentally posted twice.

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