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Football Manager 2014 New Features, the complete list

Since the official statement announcing Football Manager 2014 and it’s usual “before Christmas” release date Miles Jacobson and SI Games have revealed a few more small new features in FM 2014, in fact they reveal a few every day on Twitter. That’s why I have decided to put all the Football Manager 2014 new features in one place and update this post as soon as something new comes out. Since then the release date has also been announced, it’s October 31st at 00.01 GMT! Pre-order now to play the beta version two weeks before that!

FM 2014 New Features

– updated October 28, 11:24 GMT – (scroll down towards the end of the post to see the latest additions)

The game will be available to play on Linux (Ubuntu) for the first time. You can check out the FM 2014 system requirements here.

Improved 3D match engine with enhanced AI, more realistic player reactions, individual player character and kit models. You can watch match engine videos here.

Includes “cloud-save” technology which means that you can now have access to a single career from any computer, anywhere in the world.

Tactical overhaul, player roles and team strategies become more important. There will be definable roles for players for multiple positions, new player roles and instructions. (see screen shots below)

Watch FM 2014 video showing the new tactics module and match day experience:

Revamped transfer module, more realistic and including the option to loan a player back to the club he’s just been bought from, along with a few more real-life clauses. You can also offer a combination of cash and loan players to buy a player. Last but not least there will be a “live” negotiating system when trying to buy a player, similar to what we knew in contract offers. (see screen shots below and the video which presents the improvements to transfers and contracts in FM 2014)

Better and deeper interaction with the board, you can discuss visions and also ask for more money for transfers and wages as a reward for being loyal to the club.

Staff will offer feedback on how reserve and youth team players are performing.

Managers can ask key players to have a chat with unhappy squad members.

End-of-season meeting which allows the manager to let the squad know how they have performed and set targets for the coming season.

News system is overhauled, making it easier to use and a bit more appealing. (see screen shots and video below)

Training overview page and transfer centre were redesigned. (see screen shots below)

More playable nations in FM Classic, along with a new match plan wizard and more unlockables. Check out all the improvements to FM Classic in the video below:

When picking a new team to manage you will be shown a league position history chart. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 position history

Pre-season tours abroad will improve shirt sales.

Team captains can now be asked to tell you what the dressing room mood is, will be handy in deciding when to hold a team meeting.

Captains or vice-captains can be asked to help a teammate that is having personal problems.

Captains can be asked to resolve conflicts between two team mates.

The Director of Football will suggest a lower asking price if a player you place on the unwanted list can’t be sold for the initial value.

You can apply for work permits for your players without offering them a new contract.

Testimonials – your star players can now have a testimonial if they have been at the club for a very long period of time or when they announce their retirement.

More realistic TV money distribution among teams.

Official Real-Time Editor available as a paid add-on for the simulation mode. Miles has announced this following a poll on the official forum. Apparently the unofficial real time editors were causing lots of technical problems.

You will be able to ask a player to sack his agent, will surely be useful if that agent is the greedy type. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 sack agent

You can schedule to play an European match at a bigger stadium if your own stadium is to small for such an event.

One of the most famous youth football tournaments in the world, the Viareggio Club World Football Tourament Coppa Carnevale, will be featured in the game.

You will be able to check contract details for players you’ve agreed future transfers for. That should be useful when you can’t remember what you have offered a player that has already agreed to join your team in the next transfer window.

MLS Waiver Draft in November was added to the game.

Difficulty rating for FM Classic Challenges depending on what team you manage.

Captains can be reprimanded after poor behaviour, reminding them that they should be role models for the other players.

Fixtures list will include potential opponents in next round of a cup competition.

Competition tables can now be sorted (probably by goals for, goals against, goal difference and any other parameter).

Team records news item available at club welcome meeting.

Improved scouting assignments generating more reports.

You will be able to define your favourite formation when adding your profile at the start of the game or when adding a new manager to the game. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 preferred formation

‘Where Are They Now’ button will be available on transfer history screen, it was available only in the overall best eleven screen in FM 2013.

Hyperlinked division names in season summary screen.

In FM 2014 you can make players available for both youth squads and reserves. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 youth squad

If you want to replace your captain you can have a conversation with him and explain your reasons.

Leak interest in vacant position to press.

Transfer budget takes all clauses and bonuses into account.

Improved explanation of how Director of Football works in both FM simulation mode and FM Classic.

A player that is on loan at your club can now be made team captain.

New FM 2014 video now available, showing the new interface in Football Manager 2014. Watch it below:

The most important changes to the user interface, in my view, are these:

Stacked player status icons, click the top of the stack and you will see all the status icons relevant to that player.

Player individual report for recent matches.

– Separate menus for club and country in case you also manage a nation along with a club.

World map in the scouting assignments screen.

In FM 2014 you can train players to develop as leaders.

PIK (payment in kind) loans added in FM 2014. According to Wikipedia, PIK loan a  is a type of loan which typically does not provide for any cash flows from borrower to lender between the drawdown date and the maturity or refinancing date, not even interest.

In FM 2014 referees will retire, just like players do, and new ones will appear (regen referees).

Split 1st and 2nd half shot analysis (probably in the match stats screen).

Marker in financial projection graph to indicate where the club are in relation to the approved budget.

Major League Soccer transfer  revamp.

In FM 2014 you can congratulate a player on winning 1st cap or scoring 1st international goal. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 player interaction

Regional referees for regional competitions, such as Conference North for instance.

New press conference question in FM 2014 if stadium improvements or new stadium request is granted or rejected by chairman.

Streamlined first level “Add to Shortlist” menu option on Player Screen.

Player set-piece taking suitability delivered in one report in Backroom Advice screen. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 staff advice

More information displayed on Manager and Staff screen in FM Classic.

Relevant press conference questions when joining a struggling side in the middle of the season.

Increased attendances for friendly matches played at new stadiums.

More realistic fan reaction to defeats against superior opposition.

One news story generated if multiple players withdraw from international squad.

Improved implementation of referee categories, ensuring that the right level of referee is refereeing the correct matches.

Major League Soccer (MLS) first round draft picks ask for either a Senior contract or a SEL contract. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 MLS draft

Press conference question on chairman’s ambitions for the club, if any of your board requests are rejected.

Full access to shortlists regardless of the team managed or if unemployed.

Streamlined Continental Qualification seeding news stories.

In FM 2014 you will be able to request fixture rearrange or postponement if multiple players are called up for international duty.

Conditional loan repayments such as  “repayable on Promotion to top division”.

Preview news item on next round of league fixtures.

In the FM 2014 training calendar you will have the ability to split days into Rest and Match Preparation.  (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 training calendar

Your team is already picked for you when taking over a club in FM Classic mode.

Training camp will be shown on training calendar screen.

Press conference question about new chairman after a takeover.

There will be no less than 8 new player roles in FM 2014: half back, target flank man, limited full back, complete wing back, enganche, regista, false nine, shadow striker.

FM 2014 will support multiple contract end dates.

Major League Soccer (MLS) reserve league update.

Agent fees and pro-rated loyalty bonuses come out of your transfer budget.  Contract bonuses will be deducted from your wage budget.

Revamp to conversation with players over their asking price.

Player position labels link to position section.

“Ungentlemanly Conduct” renamed “Unsporting Behaviour”. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Unsporting Behaviour

“Recommend player” button added in news items for new staff signings.

Save custom database set-ups.

Press conference question on chairman’s future when looking to sell the club.

Where appropriate, supporter owned clubs won’t sell to businessmen.

In FM 2014 you can ask your Director of Football to find a player to play in a specific role or position.

Separate staff budget.

News item explaining league contract rules when joining MLS or A-League team. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 league contract rules

Press can suggest a specific player in your squad is not your team’s best player and is overrated.

Levy on all transfer spending by Football League clubs invested into youth development.

Hyperlinked club badges on the Next Match panel of the Manager profile.

Newgen staff get non-player traits (the staff equivalent of player preferred moves).

Multiple news stories combined when players are injured, withdrawn or used as replacements.

Multi-select players on transfer panels. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 transfer panels

Expand Monthly Board Confidence update to include financial fair play.

French clubs receive indemnity for international call ups.

MLS Trade screen update.

Updated MLS disciplinary system.

Ability to select/deselect all subscriptions on a per category basis.

Net transfer income appreciated by board.

Improved team report summary (see screen shot below).

FM 2014 Team Report Summary

Use of Bonuses/Clauses should lower and raise the overall transfer budget.

Change Transfer Type for players on the Unwanted List and Transfer Targets list.

Presidential elections for clubs who have an election-based system to elect a “chairman”. (Barcelona is an example).

There’s a wide range of changes in there but by far the most important is that there won’t be any sliders in the tactics module, all the tweaking to your tactic will be done through roles and instructions.

The video also revealed the descriptions of the eight new player roles, here they are:

  • Limited Full Back – knows his strengths and weaknesses and focuses predominantly on his defensive duties, scarcely going forward into a more attacking role.
  • Complete Wing Back – loves to attack, and whilst he is capable of occupying his defensive duties, his natural inclination is to affect the game in the opposition’s defensive third.
  • Half Back – looks to serve a role somewhere between that of an aggressive sweeper and a defensive midfielder. With a half back, the central defenders themselves will push higher up the pitch while the half back drops deeper than a standard defensive midfielder and, in addition to his defensive duties, looks to offer an outlet for quickly recycling possession when the team’s attacking play breaks down.
  • Regista – a more aggressive version of the deep-lying playmaker suitable for possession-orientated systems that press high up the pitch. Given complete freedom to dictate play from deep positions, the regista offers a dynamic and unpredictable creative outlet from behind the attack who seeks to maintain intense pressure by constantly looking for new chances as his more advanced teammates get into goal scoring positions.
  • Enganche – the side’s prime creator, a hook that joins midfield and attack and operates behind the strikers and a playmaker who sticks to his position and becomes a pivot to his team as they move around him. It differs to the trequartista, who likes to roam from his position, drifting around and looking for space between the lines.
  • Flank Forward – (Wide Target Man) will be the main outlet for clearances and long balls from the back. Ideally positioned against a smaller and weaker full-back, he will be asked to get hold of the ball and keep it before recycling it to a team-mate.
  • Shadow Striker – operates as the team’s main goalscoring threat. Usually coupled with a deep-lying forward, the shadow striker aggressively pushes forward into goalscoring positions as the ball moves into the final third and looks to close down opposing defenders when out of possession.
  • False Nine – similar to a more advanced attacking midfielder/playmaker role, is an unconventional lone striker or centre-forward who drops deep into midfield. The purpose of this is that it creates a problem for opposing central defenders who can either follow him, leaving space behind them for onrushing midfielders, forwards or wingers to exploit, or leave him to have time and space to dribble or pick out a pass.

Players open to signing for rivals, unless they dislike the club bidding.

Kit sponsorship revamp.

Improved player recommendations for potential signings.

Transfer to and start date information when hovering over ‘TRN’ icon. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 transfer info

Option for clubs to auto-extend contracts by up to 3 years in contract negotiations.

Update to Norwegian domestic home grown rule.

Choose own realistic Feeder Club.

When conducting ‘Trial days’ teams play using First Team’s formation.

View Job Advert button on club screen. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Apply For Job

More realistic season expectations.

Guaranteed contract buyout in MLS.

Transfer clauses to state the amount of total appearances overall to meet the clause.

Expand Transfer Embargo News.

Danish work permit revamp.

Updated Australian maximum transfer fees.

Training overview includes how many weeks training has taken place in certain areas. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 training overview

Added Financial Fair Play tab on the finances screen.

Turkish young player contracts more realistic, with no youth contracts.

Higher attendances after league title win despite playing lower reputation teams.

Select game start date in FM Classic.

Press conference question if new contract request is rejected by chairman.

AI teams quick shortlist replacement players when selling a key player.

Assistant manager automatically handles post match press conference if you’re serving a touchline ban.

Expand Contract Offer screen to include Financial Fair Play.

Kill job speculation. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Job Speculation

Affiliate clubs now send you a list of players that you can loan from them.

Agents and investors can now make offers to co-own percentages of players in leagues that allow third party ownership.

Enjoy the latest FM 2014 video, showcasing the technological improvements in the game. It also reveals the release date, October 31st!

Press conference question on whether the board’s expectations are acceptable and realistic.

Wages Expenditure Account Split . (don’t ask me what that means, I have no idea)

Belgian cup updates.

Promise to offer a player a new contract at the end of the season.

German clubs are now 51% supporter owned, with the chairman voted for by the supporters. Any takeover is for the remaining 49% of the club.

Players able to opt out of the MLS re-entry draft.

Fans react more to manager fielding youngsters.

There will be a warning message when you bid for a player who will be ineligible.

Player Wage Projection if team is promoted.

Three-year projected transfer budget on the finance screen.

Press conference question about a player breaking a record. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Press Conference

Rule update on free agents signing outside of MLS transfer window.

Newgens are now created in non-MLS clubs in the Academy division.

Added detail to highest average distance analysis.

All games in versus mode take place at a neutral stadium.

New player and staff retirements.

Talk to players who are out on loan. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Player on loan

Improvements to change of Squad Status advice.

Training facilities grading revamp.

Ability to select/unselect all subscriptions on a per category basis.

Request that Reserves or Under 18 manager plays a player in certain position.

Merchandise sales boost for high-reputation clubs touring abroad.

In FM 2014 players can have Head of Youth Development and Director of Football as desired careers when retired.

1368×768 windowed mode now supported in-game.

Breakdown “Total Cost of Transfer” to “Total Cost of Transfer Per Year” to help with Financial Fair Play when buying players.

On Player Coach report, clicking on position in player’s Position Panel updates the Position Rating.

Press conference question asking about ambitions for next season after promotion. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Press Conference

Naughty newgens going onto social media to complain about various club issues.

U21 information appears on Player Information screen.

Watch list/shortlist tab on MLS draft screen.

Honours panel added to Club/Nation information screen in FM Classic.

Shorter contracts for players owned by third parties where appropriate to better model South American transfers.

New press conference questions based on goal analysis data.

Host server rules available when joining an online game.

International managers can respond to player refusing international call up.

Player status panel shows all unavailability statuses. (see screen shot below)

FM 2014 Player Status

Prompt to set Staff Responsibilities in initial meeting with chairman.

Updated Greek FA penalties.

Improved MLS transfer AI.

New training overview panel. (screen shot below)

FM 2014 Training Overview

Admire and declare interest specifically for players you have on loan.

“Out in the cold” news item mentions the last international game a player featured in.

New pop up when adding a player to Development List.

Press conference question if increased transfer funds request is granted or rejected by chairman.

Contract length calculation now calculated also in weeks.

Make a positive or negative comment to the press about a player if you’ve sold them or left the club.

Swedish “artist tax” implemented.

Turkish league fair play awards (screen shot below).

FM 2014 Turkish League

Tooltips on Finance screen explaining various financial terms.

Player Report immediately available for player that Director of Football has made a bid for.

Full ineligibility information when hovering over ‘INE’ icon (see screen shot below).

FM 2014 Ineligible information

Improved stadium sponsorship scaling.

New press conference questions based on style of play data.

Revamped handling of club debt.

Brazilian Paraná State Championship final goes to penalties if points are level after both legs.

Managers can advertise for jobs even when at maximum staff limit.

Reserve teams can now have their own assistant manager and coaches – 10 new reserve team staff roles.

Playoff specific team meetings.

Various improvements in the interaction (with players, board, press, other managers) have been announced, now you can see more details about all that in the following video:

Assign player role and duty when making a Quick Sub.

Insert value pop up when adding a player to “Transfer Targets”.

Competition panel for each continent split into two lists – domestic and other.

“Player Wage Totals” as header for set of conditions in Finance Projection.

Expand Transfer Offer screen to include Financial Fair Play information.

Player related data relocated from “Information” subpanel to “Player” subpanel.

Can now choose staff responsibilities for either transfer negotiation or contract negotiation, rather than them being combined.

Draft dates section added to MLS rules screen.

Additional foreigner limit for Turkic nations (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan).

During a match, clicking Team Name takes you to Squad page.

Expanded information on contract expiry panel.

Can now talk to the press about players who are free agents, not just those at clubs.

Player Wage Projection added to ‘Salary Projection’ tab on Finance screen if team is relegated.

New press conference question if increased wage budget request is granted or rejected by Chairman.

Train a player’s weaker foot.

Improved set up of pre-season tours. (screen shot below)

FM 2014 Pre Season Tour

Set wage amounts for Director of Football transfer targets.

Link to Leaderboards on Start Screen.

Specific ‘Last match’ conversations for goalkeepers.

Option to have overall transfer control for B & C teams.

Updated rules for over age players between 21 and 23 in Scottish U20 leagues.

Expand ex-player’s pre-match comments for derby/rival matches. (screen shot below)

FM 2014 Pre Match Comments

More clubs recognised as having ‘Worldwide’ reputation.

B team match reports.

English Under 21 league now in game.

Flashing Continue button in Network games.

Further detail added to the season summary report.

Expand ex-player’s pre-match comments praising the manager for a good run of form.

News items bias more towards form, rather than reputation.

Affiliate clubs screen revamp.

Add a new manager’s city/town of birth.

Honours panel added to Club/Nation information screen in FM Classic.

Filter player search results by overall recommendation (screen shot below).

FM 2014 Player Search

“Try Different Nation/Region” button added to Scout Assignment Update News.

Non-contract contract offers now more intelligently implemented.

The Liechtenstein Cup added to the game in the Swiss football calendar.

Can complain to international manager about a player’s treatment whilst on national team duty.

Updated rules for over age players in English and Scottish Under 21 leagues.

Additions to recent form player conversations (screen shot below).

FM 2014 Player Interaction

Update to Spanish and Serbian emergency loan signings rule.

Game speed information added to League selection screen in FM Classic.

Team names now included in autosaves.

Press conference question if training facility improvements request is granted or rejected by chairman.

Further player contract details available in Contracts sub-panel on player’s profile screen.

Updated salary caps for MLS and A-League.

Interaction ‘hooks’.

Ability to specify a position to play a player in when sending to an affiliate club.

Tactical preparation progress bars (screen shot below).

FM 2014 Tactical Preparation

Improved match reporting on aggregate-related victories.

Pop up explaining why a player is unable to be loaned to an affiliate club.

World and search menus merged on career mode.

Trade up or down in MLS draft, as it’s happening.

Privately congratulate player on winning a personal award (screen shot below).

FM 2014 Congratulate Player

Automatic scouting assignments in FM Classic.

Ability to choose non-playable club as your favourite club.

Second match engine video below:

Further detailed breakdown to see where club revenue is coming from.

Extra stats for Cup and Continental appearances in the player overview stats panel.

AI to make use of affiliate clubs in loaning out players.

Official licensing information for FM 2014 here.

Press conference question if youth facility improvements request is granted or rejected by chairman.

Non playable teams more active in the transfer market, particularly when likely to be promoted.

Club honours screen updated in FM Classic (screen shot below).

FM 2014 FM Classic

Versus mode User Interface cleanup.

Expand ex-player’s pre-match comments criticising the manager for a poor run of form.

“If Team is in Current Division” added to projections tab in Player Wage Totals.

Transfer Deadline day question from media asking about weakness in certain positions (screen shot below).

FM 2014 Transfer Deadline

More details added to finance screen in FM Classic.

First Knockout Round cup stage added to subscriptions.

Manager informed if the club is banned from European competition.

Expand ex-player’s pre-match comments looking forward to seeing a player play.

Official license from the Gibraltar national team.

MLS Allocation Process for returning US National Team players.

Scout report on player profiles now displays Current Ability and Potential Ability.

YDP contracts implemented in MLS.

Weekend newspapers no longer attend midweek press conferences.

Squad status conversations with players.

Danish club taxes update.

Multiple user attention boxes in Tutorials when needing to highlight more than one widget

Press conference and interaction tones condensed.

Press conference question asking about stadium development after promotion.

Club owner added as staff role.

Assign scout pop up revamp in FM Classic.

Sort scout reports by name of scout, name of assignment and status.

“Salary Cap Impact” and “Guaranteed Contract” columns added to default MLS Registration panel.

Clubs reputation rating update.

Improved press conference questions regarding violent conduct.

MLS “Developmental” and “Academy Apprentice” contracts merged into “Reserve” contract.

Media source profiles.

More realistic aerial ability stats for goalkeepers.

First level “Assign Scout” menu option streamlined.

Ability to set squad morale ahead of versus mode matches.

Italian Serie C Cup matches rearranged if team plays Monday the same week

Italian Serie A final round matches played at different times.

Transfer to and between South Korean clubs no longer include loyalty bonuses and agent fees.

Support display of international caps for more than one nation.

Expand ex-player’s pre-match comments criticising a current player.

Managers taken to appropriate Leaderboard at the end of a season to see how they’re doing.

Remember that you can have access to a beta version of the game two weeks before the official release date, all you have to do is pre-order now!

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pedro roriz
pedro roriz
7 years ago

johnny my friend, simply brilliant!! can’t wait to play the game!

nielsneutron
nielsneutron
7 years ago

Just saw a tweet that made my day. One of those things you did not know you wanted but now that you hear it you think its brilliant.
Football Manager
No. 7 from @DanielMulligan…Schedule to play at a bigger stadium in some European cup competitions if home stadium is too small #FM14info

Gonna make my day in the Welsh league if implemented nicely.

Edd the Red
Edd the Red
7 years ago

Been checking twitter everyday for updates, trying to keep the forum up to date, nice to see a summary here :) Some really cool features but they will be rendered near useless if the match engine isn’t improved. I’m still hopeful that this will be the best FM yet.

Darren
7 years ago

Always on the same page Johnny, I started a list to post of these come the weeks end…way better this way though, the readers will be updated instantly now, quite a few things to get excited about.

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
7 years ago

Everyday I get more excited, I just cannot wait now!

Edd the Red
Edd the Red
7 years ago

Just found out that there will be 10 new player roles in this year’s game. The only two announced so far are the regista (a deeper lying playmaker than DLP) and the shadow striker (assuming that means a false number 9 such as Messi). Was revealed in an article on FM. The article is here if people are interested, quite a good read. http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/aug/21/football-manager-craze-lionel-messi

I’m very excited for the shadow striker role, will suit Suarez in my Liverpool save perfectly :)

Archie
Archie
7 years ago

Sounds excellent, alot of useful features. Finally I can get some revenge on those greedy agents. Cant come out soon enough.

nikozolo
nikozolo
7 years ago

Here I am scouring twitter for Miles and FM updates when I see Johnny doing all the heavy lifting! You’re class man. Keep up the good work! I’m sure I’m not the only one that appreciates it.

Pedro Fontan
Pedro Fontan
7 years ago

Top Work Johnny!! although i can blame you for increasing my excitement for the game’s release XD!!

Danny Chapman
7 years ago

Ooh I don’t like the fact that tranny budgets are going to include clauses and bonuses! That could make signing big names even more of a hit on the old wallet…unless of course they have stopped agents wanting more in bonuses than the actual transfer fee.

mike136
7 years ago

This looks promising. Very promising. And I have to say that I like where this is going. I’d welcome if the DoF would give me some reports of the players he’d like us to sign I’d personaly the one he should chase.

Edd the Red
Edd the Red
7 years ago

Have to say I like the look of the new interface, the odds by the teams is a small but cool feature. Individual match reports will be very useful and as long as the match engine is better, this game will be incredible :)

PeeDub
PeeDub
7 years ago

Any idea if they’re still going to do the podcast?

PeeDub
PeeDub
7 years ago

Awww, sadface.

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
7 years ago

The interference just looks so much more smooth and so much quicker it seems to get around, cannot wait now :D

Darren Smith
Admin
7 years ago

Hmmm, nice! Lots and lots of minor changes, not massive as in a whole new look but everything seems to be improved and refined. There’s a lot to be happy about there, I love the way they have taken the good interface from last year, made it easier to navigate and upgraded the features too.

Pedro Fontan
Pedro Fontan
7 years ago

Agreed! I’d rather they perfect the one from last year than go about creating a new one! And it looks like they have done that really well!! I really like the fact that they added lots of little features like the little captains armband in the formations!
And the excitement keeps building :D

mike136
7 years ago

No more Howard Webb in 2024? :D United managers won’t be happy about it…

tegar triemanudigdo (@tegar_digdo)

Regen referees, that’s something interesting to watch. :D

mike136
7 years ago

You know what would be great? To be able to talk to national teams managers when he calls up your player that just came back from 3-4 months injury and tell him he doesn’t really need him for his useless friendly game.

mike136
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

exactly. I know that last time a I did it to Eden Hazard (his fitness was in 70% as he just came back from torn hamstring) in FM12 the manager kicked him out of the National Team and didn’t want to call him up since then. Didn’t even made the WC squad. Imagine refusing to call up Eden Hazard. So a feature where I can talk to the national team manager and maybe also a player and explaining that he’s not fit for the national team ATM and that I preffer to rest him would be great.

Edd the Red
Edd the Red
7 years ago

Looking forward to improved fan reactions. It gets really annoying when the fans rate the performance as very poor when you narrowly lose a game where you should be getting hammered and they don’t like it because “you didn’t create many chances”…

PeeDub
PeeDub
7 years ago
Reply to  Edd the Red

Or when you lose a close game to a rival that is just tons better than you. Fans, are you really *that* devastated?? How unreasonable are you?

nielsneutron
nielsneutron
7 years ago

And ask captain to welcome player is a very small thing but neat.

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

I’m not a fan of FIFA Manager game series but I do feel FM could take a leaf from their approach to managing the clubs infrastructure. Being able to get involved (as much or as little as you like) in the management of the clubs stadium and other facilities is sometimes a nice break from squad selection/ news reading and training.

Another pretty nifty feature is being able to do something with the wages you earn. Something which I know FM users have been requesting for a while now.

I don’t want FM to lose its identity as THE MOST complete FOOTBALL management simulator on the market, I just think it would benefit from ‘loosening up a bit’.

nielsneutron
nielsneutron
7 years ago

correct me if I am wrong but is the roles not only just preset sliders and player instructions. Or do they have something else too? Anyway a lot of roles I don’t even know but will gladly experiment with.

Darren Smith
Admin
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Myself and Jake spent an hour discussing the new tactic module last weekend, all in preparation for the Podcast, we’ve got a few theories and we think we’re close with our predictions so tune in for that.

Darren Smith
Admin
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Thats pretty much our main conclusion with a lot of other opinions, all taken from looking at tweets and screenshots in ridiculous detail, we’ve done our homework this time :)

Edd the Red
Edd the Red
7 years ago

Loving the new player roles! Interested in what the different kind of full backs will be like and that target flank man was probably designed for the likes of Ronaldo, Messi and any other amazing wingers. Interesting that there is a false 9 and a shadow striker as I thought they were the same thing…

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

I think I would be right in suggesting that a false 9 would be similar to the role used by the striker in this years Barcelona tactic. Indeed it might even be a better fit?

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago

I mean to say the tactic that you guys lovingly created before it was stolen and copied across the internet.

Chai Chien Liang
7 years ago

What’s a half back? At least there isn’t a quarterback in FM2014, now THAT would be interesting (also football mind you, just a totally different type)

So many new player roles should make for more interesting tactics (I assume a shadow striker is different from a AMC/ST trequartista?)

I am happy that Captains and Vice Captains can help me talk to players, sometimes I just have the tendency to screw up a good relationship with one wrong line leading to another……:(

Cloud save should be fun (would save me the hassle of copying the save to my pen drive and bringing it around all the time, but some of the save files can get quite big as the seasons progress, wonder how fast a cloud save would load in practice)

A big list of features (personally also looking forward to FIRING the greedy and arrogant agent too), should again drain hours and hours from my life…….

Jovan
Jovan
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

No, you can see on the picture that there is no position between central defender and a defensive midfielder.

nikozolo
nikozolo
7 years ago

I know they have endless new features this year but when I see a few of my wishes that I stated on this site and elsewhere as new features I just can’t help but feel I’m contributing something to the game (although I’m probably not :p) I think I play FM for both the footy and the community. So looking forward to FM14!!

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

I can guarantee that Miles personally reads every post ;)

Darren
7 years ago

Glad to see that mine and Jake’s predictions for the tactics were spot on, good job we published the Podcast on Wednesday or we may have looked daft ;)

kirk
kirk
7 years ago

would definatly be a nice touch if we could use the wages earnt to invest in a smaller side, as either the manager if we took over or just to invest in a club of our choise to see how theyd progress. iv done this in past saves where iv been at a top team such as arsenal, earnt around 5 mill in wages, then iv moved to my local team (burton albion) an used the 5 mill to see how i could do with bigger investment, but obviously i had to cheat and use the “add manager ” option and transfer players ect. would be a nice touch to have this as an actual option rather than resort to cheating!

PeeDub
PeeDub
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Does the salary not influence your reputation score? You don’t *use* the money of course, but I believe the higher salary you get, the higher reputation you have, the better chance you have to get a higher reputation job.

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  kirk

People keep asking for things to spend money on… but I think it would a waste of development time for something that doesn’t really add anything to the core game. It is a sandbox and you can play it however you want. I personally am largely a min-max sort of player so I will choose to take the lowest amount possible, it’s also the reason I do test saves (similar to your tactic tests) and browse the scouting network and being irresponsible with club finances. Some people might not be comfortable with that and get enjoyment out of being authentic, and role playing and that’s fine too, and they can add a role play condition that they can choose to pretend that this is really their career and ask for a contract that suits them. In a sandbox where ever you derive the fun is fine. Obviously things are considered cheating such as save-scumming and looking up players in the editor, or using a RTE but if you have fun doing those things, then do it – although don’t enter those teams into tournaments and such (unless the hosts specifically condone it).

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago

On that note.. since they are creating a RTE for sale is that I would like to be able to use it to choose the scores for upcoming matches, too often I’ve played one or two games and then my game has crashed or my save has corrupted and then I have to choose, do I play the matches again and call that canon or do I keep reloading until I get the same or as close to it a result. Personally I am for the latter because I tend to consider whatever happens the first time to be set in stone.

PeeDub
PeeDub
7 years ago

It’s an interesting thought, but it seems a hard thing to do. The game is obviously much more than just a score, and they keep a *lot* of data on each game. Would they simulate until a certain score is achieved? What about injuries?

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  PeeDub

I agree, and I am with you, but I am sure you have had the dilemma yourself. What I will say is that after such an event has occurred all that information is lost anyway regardless of whether you choose to settle with the first replay or the fifteenth I agree with you from a technical standpoint you have to consider who scored, the financial impact of that, who played well and the impact that has on morale, their value etc. it could be done, whether it would consume too much development time to be viable however, is a potent concern.

But I am sure we have all had it, we have just beaten Real Madrid 3-2 with a last minute free kick in the 93rd minute and we are celebrating next thing we know our save iss is gone, the glory vanished and we replay and are greeting with a 3-0 loss. Do I keep reloading until I beat Real Madrid and restore some semblance of glory or do I live with the 3-0 loss.

PeeDub
PeeDub
7 years ago
Reply to  PeeDub

Yeah, I don’t know what they should do, aside from doing everything possible to make sure that situation doesn’t happen.

Nick Sundin
Nick Sundin
7 years ago

Personally, I’m excited to see the new player roles in play, although there may be too many (flank forward anyone??). Especially the half-back – it’s difficult to replicate Busquets’ role for Barca at the moment in that he drops into the defence and allows the centre-backs to spread and the wing backs to roam, this should make it possible.

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  Nick Sundin

If you were to watch WorktheSpace’s let’s play with FC United of Manchester he kinda used a target flank man.

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  Nick Sundin

With their changes to the tactics system making player roles so much more important it’s essential that they cover all their bases. Better to have too many roles than too few, I’m willing to be 99% of FM players have never used a Libero for instance.

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago

‘Affiliate clubs now send you a list of players that you can loan from them.’ – I think I am not alone in not getting much use out of being an affiliate with other clubs, I am glad they have worked on this feature.

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

Thanks for doing this list, very helpful. Affiliate clubs now send you a list of players that you can loan from them sounds like a great feature, I just hope that if I’m a team of nobodies in a random league somewhere the players will still be interested in joining me. Agents and investors wanting percentages of players could be very good as well, as long as they do it right :)

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago

“All games in versus mode take place at a neutral stadium”

Thank God! If you decide today another King of the Forum competition this year that ought make things considerably better, kind of annoyed this couldn’t have just been fixed in a patch but oh well..

Darren Smith
Admin
7 years ago

Agreed, we can now play one match…which would make the whole tournament much easier and more enjoyable.

nielsneutron
nielsneutron
7 years ago

Naughty newgens going onto social media to complain about various club issues?

Only newgens I hope not.
Although managing in Wales I don’t think it should have a major impact there.

nielsneutron
nielsneutron
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

I figured as much. Guess I much hope that the newgens can be really naughty if SI is concerned with getting sued.

Ali Salman
Ali Salman
7 years ago

This Fm will be awesome! There are a lot of new interesting features! But i really hope they will make that the head coach can complain about a denied penalty or a canceled goal which both of them are a mistake by the referee. If this is included it will be even more awesome! Thanks for the list man

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

I’m liking that new ineligible feature. Twice I’ve had players who have for no apparent reason been ineligible for a whole season for no apparent reason, so that should clear up confusion. Still no real major changes though!

Miles 'Uni' Smith
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

I think as I said before SI seem to run an ‘tick’ ‘tock’ sort of development cycle. One edition will introduce a lot of brand new features, complete reworkings etc. then the next edition will be a lot more conservative and will seek to polish what they already have.

bigtukker
bigtukker
7 years ago

What I would like for a future game is a more detailed player interview after the matches

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
7 years ago

Do I have to pre order the beta by a certain date or can I pre order it for instance the week the game is expected for be release?

Michael
Michael
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Last year the beta was available at any time for a pre order through Steam. I would imagine it is the same this year, no idea for physical copies.

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Cheers mate, just pre ordered through DL gamer, will I get the code through email sometime this week?

Gaurav Chaddah
Gaurav Chaddah
7 years ago
Reply to  Johnny Karp

Cheers. Haven’t got the code as of yet hopefully soon.

Jack
Jack
7 years ago

“Filter player search results by overall recommendation”. That gets on my nerves as that isn’t a new feature, you could do that in FM13 I am 100% sure. Still looking forward to it though!

Steven
Steven
7 years ago

Do you know if it will be possible to put pressure on international manager to play your uncapped player? if not is there a forum for gamers to put there ideas across? thanks

nick gray
nick gray
7 years ago

can not wait for the new fm it looks great from all that I have read so far there will be a lot of late nights to be had lol mrs will be going mad at me again as I play the game to death

Acss
Acss
7 years ago

I think I may be the only one that doesn’t like many of the new additions to the game. But what I hate the most is that they removed the sliders. I mean, it’s OK having shouts but if so, make sure that you have shouts to cover more scenarios. Like, I want to be able to say to one player, don’t ever use long shots no matter what, I want to be able to tell my keeper always reach out for the crosses (which he never does in FM by the way), and many more things. How do I know now if my DMC with a support duty is keeping hold of the ball or not? And anyway…we’re in 2013 damn it. This game has been here for 7-8 years now, under this Football Manager name, and I personally expect much more than a few minor additions each year, and not to mention the crazy bugs list. But that’s me. Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be buying FM this year…

Evandro Pereira
7 years ago

It’s like a big patch, not a new game… SI, we need more!

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson
7 years ago

Premier League budgets Football Manager 2014 :
http://footballmanagergeeks.com/2014/Transfer-Budgets/Premier-League.aspx

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