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FM 2013 Video: Transfer Deadline Day in Football Manager 2013

This is something many of you have requested and I’m happy to report that your wish will come true: transfer deadline day in Football Manager 2013 will be nearly as exciting as its real life counterpart, if not better. You will be able to follow all the media hype that is usually present on transfer deadline day and you can also take part by releasing comments to the media about particular transfers.

I won’t reveal much before the video, just that transfer deadline day will be a lot different than the other days in the game. Over to Miles Jacobson for the full description:

You liked it, didn’t you? :P

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Here are the previously announced new features in Football Manager 2013:

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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Really wanted deadline to be better this year and SI look like they have done a great job to improve it, it looks really good and even though I am one to try and conclude my transfers before deadline day I like the fact the day is longer just in case any deals to be made, I will be taking part all the time. :D

George T Dobson

Great Job by Si cant wait for the game :)

Thales De Mattos Oliveira

I reckon FIFA Manager has something of that sort, so I guess it`s natural that FM would eventually implement a better deadline. I hope it`s better than FIFA Manager`s one… which is not good at all!


Wow! This is one thing I thought they would just ignore as for some people, maybe those who didn’t watch football or deadline day, this wouldn’t be a big change. It’s a huge change for me, it just makes it brilliant and surreal and now maybe I’ll leave one or two transfers to the final day just for the fun of it :)
Such a shame Harry Redknapp is out of a job, he would’ve had a big impact


I rarely ever end up doing any business on transfer deadline day, but it’s good to see this because it needed something. The last patch took the current time away from showing in the top left corner for me, so a countdown is good, just in case they break the current date and time again at some point with a patch. ;)

Darren Smith

Another fantastic addition to the game, this was certainly required to make the game more realistic. I can’t wait to tell the media ‘no comment’ :)

Bill Okpalor


Tegar Triemanudigdo

FANTASTIC! I’ve been eager for this to happen and SI didn’t disappoint me at all.

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