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Realistic Ad Boards for Football Manager 2009

Since you seem to have enjoyed the downloads I offered you so far I figured one more would be welcome. This time it’s a match graphics tweak, a patch that modifies the ad boards that you see on the sides of your pitch in Football Manager 2009, depending on the league you are playing in.

The patch is made by Frank Hovis and it has realistic ad boards for the following competitions:

-Champions League

-Uefa Cup

-England (all leagues and cups)

-Scotland (all leagues and cups)

-Italy (Serie A, Serie B and Cup)

-Spain (Liga BBVA, Liga Adelante and Cup)

-France (Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and both Cups)

-Portugal (Liga Sagres, Liga Vitalis and both Cups).  All other leagues should default to a set of global brand boards.

I’m going to give you a screenshot I took from one of my Coca-Cola Championship games, I think it looks pretty good with all the real companies like Coca-Cola, Samsung or Jaguar on the ad boards. It gives a nice feeling to the game.


The pack contains over 280 different adboards and can be downloaded from here.

How to install

Extract the rar file to

\My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009

and select ‘yes to all’ if it asks whether you want to replace any files.

In your game untick the ‘Use Skin Cache’ option in the preferences section. That’s it, enjoy.



  1. Kova

    January 12, 2009 at 02:20

    Hi mate thanks for the download link i will download later and add these for my Spanish game.

    • JohnnyKarp

      January 12, 2009 at 10:31

      I think it would look great for the Primera matches. Good luck!

  2. Tejash

    January 28, 2009 at 16:00

    i dont see the download link, duno if its just me or what though lol.. where can i download the file from??

    plz reply to me with email..

    • JohnnyKarp

      January 31, 2009 at 06:08

      It’s just you :)

  3. jim

    May 28, 2009 at 17:39

    where extract to.. si/fm09/???????? graphics?

    • JohnnyKarp

      May 29, 2009 at 09:09

      Just extract to \My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009 and overwrite the existing files if needed.

  4. Donal

    July 3, 2009 at 08:22

    I downloaded the file and extracted it to main FM09 file in My Documents. It isnt loading. Im using a downloaded skin if that affects it. I use a lot of downloaded graphics but have never got any ads to work.

    Help would be much much appreciated!!

    • JohnnyKarp

      July 3, 2009 at 09:34

      Donal, did you try with another skin and it worked? If that’s the case I’d suggest finding a skin that you like and that works with the ad boards pack. I’m using the Dark Horizon skin and it works perfectly.

  5. jtz91

    July 15, 2009 at 23:22

    Hi JohnnyKarp,

    I did the same thing u did and it still doesnt work im also using the Dark Horizon skin. I need help


  6. jtz91

    July 15, 2009 at 23:23

    Hi JohnnyKarp,

    I did the same thing u did and it still doesnt work im also using the Dark Horizon skin. I need help

    • JohnnyKarp

      July 16, 2009 at 09:52

      Jtz, please give me more details about what’s wrong. There are no ad boards appearing in your game or are the “default” ones still there?

  7. jtz91

    July 16, 2009 at 15:09

    um yea the default ones are still apearing

    • JohnnyKarp

      July 16, 2009 at 16:30

      If you extracted the files into the correct folder it should work. Maybe you are using another data folder for your game and not the “classic” \My Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2009
      And make sure you unticked the “Use Skin cache” option in the game preferences. You should also tick “Always reload skin on confirm” in the preferences. I don’t know what else to tell you, if all these conditions are met the dam thing should work.

  8. jtz91

    July 16, 2009 at 16:45

    ok now i got them to work

    • JohnnyKarp

      July 16, 2009 at 21:21

      I’m happy it’s working now, good luck with your game.

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