Football Manager 2013

Football Manager 2013

jake0123456789 Apr 12, 2013 @ 6:28pm
Football Manager 2014
its getting to the time again where we start thinking of FM 2014 and the features added. Post all your suggestions that you would like to see added

My Ideas for FM 2014 are:

Manager Style - Each user manager at the start of creation should have the option to define themselves as managers such as providing 100 points where you can allocate your stats to help define you as a coach and input your football philosophy and transfer policy.These stats should be taken into consideration where offered a managers job.

Manager Improvements - Every other manager has skills that define them and i think the user managers should be the same. Every time you win say 10 games you get the chance to boost one skill by a point such as boosting Attacking from 10 to 11 which will help define us a managers. And every time you win a cup you get an extra point to define you as a manager.

Managers Wages - The salary earned by a manager should be available to upgrade facilities, Increase Transfer/Wage budgets or help pay off club debts.This would actually create a purposeful meaning to managers money.

New Job - When you apply to be a manager of a new club you should have to go through an interview process where you answer a series of questions to see if your philosophy matches the clubs philosophy. This would make the hiring process more realistic.

Press Conferences - This is the most frustrating item in FM 2014. Im tired of being asked the same remedial question such as why did i take off a player on 2 goals, who will win the league, what i think of the cup draw IT NEVER CHANGES!!! Why dont SI create a bank of 1000 questions that would be generated each time you enter an interview. Another feature i would like to see added is when you make a comment actually seeing it in an actual newspaper such as the user comments being displayed on the front page of the newspaper.

Scouting - This needs a complete overhaul. No player in the world ever gets a star ranking there are quality players who are rated 2 stars way to unrealistic. When i scout a player i would like to see say a short 5 clip video on the player with his key attributes for example if the player was a playmaker then the video would contain a mixture of his assists and his missed passes.

Scouting Network - An idea i would like to see introduce into the scouting system is the creation of a scouting network for example investing in a scouting network across Spain where you would be informed on the Youth Teams, B Teams and Senior Teams. Instead of just sending a scout to spain start a scouting network using multiple scouts.

Youth Network - I would like to see a feature added where you can create a youth training camp in an offshore company where the players would be classed as homegrown. An example of this would be Chelsea setting up a youth training center in Brazil and all the Brazilian players coming through the academy would be classed as Homegrown. This is not against the rules as Arsenal are currently operating a youth facility in Brazil in Real Life.

Head of Youth Development - I like the addition of the job position but i would like to add a feature where the HOYD has the opportunity to hire and fire all U18 coaches. Also giving the HOYD a portion of your budget to help bring in youth prospects for example if i had a 30 million transfer budget and 250k free in the wage budget i could give my HOYD 5 million transfer budget and 50k toward the wage budget.

Sponsors - this is feature that needs to be added. Each player has individual sponsors such as Messi sponsored by Adidas and Ronaldo by Nike. these features should effect your transfers for example if you are trying to bring in a player sponsored by Nike and you team is sponsored by Nike the sponsor should help bring in the player.

Player Contracts - When you enter player contract negotiations you should talk to the player first to convince them to sign for you. If you view the player as a key member of your team and you tell him he would be a key player he will demand more money. Another factor when a player doesnt want to play for your team you should have the opportunity to be able to try and convince them to sign.

Match Engine - Oh where do i begin. Everyone on here knows the problems so i wont list each individual problem. A key feature that has to be added and there can be no excuses for it not to be added is the addition of commentary. I am tired of listening to the crowds harsh cheering where you cant make out any songs just a drone of cheering. Perhaps maybe employing John Champion to do the voice over.

Training - This could be hard to do but i will throw it out there what do you think of an actual selection of drills where you can choose which drills to do in training. this would give you the total managers experience. Hope they introduce something like this.

International Jobs - International jobs should be a completely different experience than a club team. You should be under more national scrutiny because you are managing the national team. More features needed to be added to the international scene.

Sorry about the length, What do you think of my ideas?
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Grim Apr 12, 2013 @ 11:09pm 
I'm boycotting 2014. I refuse to buy another Beta... then wait 6-8 months for it to get (mostly) fixed.
Whyte Jr Apr 13, 2013 @ 12:26pm 
wow. I agree with almost everything. I'd like to have training available for the national team for the period of games just like you do for clubs, why the hell hire national coaches when there is no process and you just set up before match training elements?
On your training idea, Championship manager made that possible and Fifa as well, Fifa,s take on it is way better, championship manager's take made me quit the game so there's a fine line between genius and foolhardy.
I'd like to be able to loan players to unloaded leagues and still see progress. Example if I loan a player to the Japanese league there should be pregress cause though it is not automatically loaded by the game, it doesn't mean soccer is not being played in the country. Football manager can't possibly cover every single league on the planet, I understand but it doesn't mean, there shouldn't be data generated based on difficulty of the league, general team stats and player ability and potential.
Invest in opening up more lagues than the generic ones you have available. Football manager is played all over the world. Don't you think asians would want to play in the leagues in their own countrys? or Africans even? How come the only african country available is South Africa even though there are working leagues in Nigeria, Guinea, Morroco, Gambia. Come on.
jake0123456789 Apr 13, 2013 @ 8:44pm 
I like your idea of sending players to unplayable leagues and see progress this is a feature that has to be included next year
marc7177 Apr 14, 2013 @ 7:16am 
players from non league or low league teams in other countries willing to go to low league or non league teams in uk. and also less crashing on the game as i am with bath city atm and it keeps crashing.
Topcat1967 Apr 15, 2013 @ 7:44am 
I would like to see the lower league clubs being offered sponsorship for the shirts, or advertising boards where they offer so much for so many weeks of the season. Players interviews after the games MoM awards interview with champain.
holmesw2 Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:03am 
Brilliant ideas! If all of them are in FM14 then the game will be incredible. One problem I find is how much a player degresses if they have an injury over a month, e.g I had Lucas Leiva for Liverpool who was 4 stars but then broke his leg and was out for 2-3 months and then ended up as a 2 star. He had a long-term injury (as have many players) but have still come back and played very well. I do think there should be a bit of degressing with various factors being takeninto account e.g Age. But their whole career shouldn't be completly ruined by one injury
holmesw2 Apr 15, 2013 @ 11:06am 
Another thing which needs to be sorted is transfers. I had a player who was worth about 2.3M and was looking to sell so I offered to clubs and everyone declined because 'the asking price is too high' and this carried on until I offered clubs for £0 (honestly) and they still refused because 'the asking price is too high'. Just a little thing that needs to be fixed
Whyte Jr Apr 16, 2013 @ 5:40am 
Something else that would be nice to look at. The seperation of national teams and their dependence on match dates. Example, a national team with a B squad, cannot fix B squad matches on dates when the Main team has matches. These are two different teams. Why do match dates for one affect the availability of match dates for the other? I haven't had a B side match other than one on the first season since I started the game cause I always have main side matches on all available match dates.
Keledril Apr 16, 2013 @ 7:43am 
These are all good ideas but cosmetic ones most of them. I think there are some more fixes that can be done to gameplay, such as bringing a new hybrid system of old and new training systems as the old one allowed more specialization, especially when developing players, and the new one is good to employ a team character.

Loaning to non-play leagues is most important imo when you re managing a mid level club you might not get clubs to loan your players.
jake0123456789 Apr 16, 2013 @ 4:56pm 
I have also had the same problem with offering to clubs, the only real reason i can think of is the other clubs who would bid for them have no money. This needs to be fix. Keledril what would your new training system be.
jake0123456789 Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:36am 
What about this as an idea, what about if they make football manager capable of creating Mods just like the Total War games such as Shogun, Empire etc. this will allow the actual players of the game the ability to improve it themselves and create their own individual football manager.
Hashmeister1987 Apr 20, 2013 @ 7:41am 
i dont care try and make the the fing perfect ffs loool
// Apr 20, 2013 @ 11:07am 
use less memory coz i had to delete 11 and 12 to GET steam AND fm. Having steam optional would be nice coz i would have more memory and quicker gameplay. Make all the skins the same coz it takes ages to load different skins between classic and 13.3.0. Being Player manager below league two would be cool so you could make your team epic with YOU.
// Apr 20, 2013 @ 11:12am 
REALLY agree with the match engine though. Fifa managed, championship manager managed, why can't the best managerial game for 20 years now introduce something like that. I would prefer clive tydsley and andy townsend like fifa though (:
Whyte Jr Apr 22, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
Jake, that would be nice. Good to have that accessible to everyone.
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Date Posted: Apr 12, 2013 @ 6:28pm
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