· Fixed crash when clicking on the backroom advice button.
· Fixed issue causing runtime error in network games
· Players who say they are willing to leave the club to help with the clubs debts no longer get upset if you transfer list or offer them out.
· Fixed scouts completing their nation assignments too early for small reputation clubs.
· Adjusted generation of names for Croatian newgens with second nationalities.
· Fixed older newgens in some cases getting youth contracts instead of regular contracts.
· Playing for a clubs A and B teams now does not count as having already played for 2 clubs in a season when joining a new team.
· Past meetings tables are now sorted by goal difference and goals for after points.
· National team facts information panel now only uses first team players.
· Adjusted changes in very low average attendances
· Fixed newgen name issues where some African newgens for example were getting English names because of their birth city language being English.
· Players no longer get unhappy about the clubs league position until after a reasonable amount of games have been played.
· Fixed bug where a person loses a language skill when changing from a player to a staff member.
· Stopped inappropriate manager to manager comments been available on Brazilian State league games.
· Adjusted newgen attribute creation and development
· Adjusted Danish cup attendances
· Players don’t get called up to Olympic qualifiers if they have important club matches.
· Automatic rejection of other national job offers if offered multiple jobs. When you accept an offer it auto-rejects the other jobs just like it does with club management.
· Adjusted Turkish Super Cup attendances
· Adjusted Bulgarian attendances in continental matches
· Adjusted attribute progression
· Adjusted newgen PA levels
· Adjusted conversion of negative PA values
· Stopped players constantly feeling under media pressure.
· Cancelled friendlies now don’t cause entire tours to be cancelled.
· User achievements screen now displays the date left after the user has resigned from a national youth team job.
· Stopped user been able to interact with players who are away on loan.
· Stopped two player happiness contradictions, wanting a new challenge/agreed a future move and also wanting to stay at the club.
· Improved the selection of players parent teams send to their affiliates.
· Fixed shots off target in quick matches sometimes being displayed as a negative number.
· Increased the number of strikers selected in U20 World Cup squads.
· Fixed German First Division games being refereed by lower division refs (requires new game).
· Improved international squad selections.
· Stopped unavailable players playing matches in inactive leagues.
· Stopped player conditions dropping so much in the quick match engine.
· Removed some pre-game histories that were being retained when playing with fake players (requires new game).
· Removed inconsistency in a players decision to try to learn a new preferred move or not.
· Stopped staff members joining much smaller teams for a minor job promotion (Steve Gatting etc.)
· Fixed an issue that could stop a human getting an international job when he is the best candidate.
· Made some improvements to Best Eleven selections.
· Fixed an issue whereby a scout was hired but couldn't perform scouting duties, mainly affects long term games.
· Stopped duplicate news item appearing for human manager’s former team when appointing a new manager.
· Removed Chelsea transfer embargo.
· Fixed an issue whereby a player could become unregistered if user went on holiday over the registration deadline.
· Got the board to take into consideration the time left on a player’s contract when deciding to veto a free transfer.
· Fixed an issue whereby the board would state you can scout a region, but the option never appears for that region on the assignments dialogue.
· Fixed incorrect contract rejection reason when a coach rejects a contract due to basic wage.
· Fixed an issue whereby a human manager was prevented from accepting a management position at an amateur club upon the first time of asking.
· Fixed an issue where the incorrect match sequence milestone could be displayed pre-match for the away team.
· When a player complains in the media the unhappiness isn't removed until they have responded to the manager’s response.
· Adjusted wage and contract length demands of players with long term injuries
· Adjusted English manager wages
· Adjusted Brazilian sponsorships
· Adjusted Uruguay wages
· Adjusted English non-league finances
· Updated Brazil top level ticket prices.
· Stopped Chairman investing in club when not required.
· Fixed Swiss youth wages being too high.
· Adjusted Swiss finances.
· Fixed Finland wages rising too high.
· Adjusted Danish wage budgets.
· Adjusted French finances.
· Adjusted Spanish B division Wages
· Fixed backend sugar daddy budgets.
· Adjusted Greek finances
· Adjusted South Korea finances
· Fixed Singapore, Israel wages bug causing low end wages being calculated incorrectly.
· Adjusted Dutch wages.
· Adjusted MLS staff wages.
· Fixed issue where calendar bar was not cleared down after choosing to start a New Game from within another game.
· Fixed problem where the quick flicks did not work when on a managers search screen.
· Fixed issue where the view of the finances screen was not remembered when going back to it.
· Fixed text problem in the Latest Scores when button would change between wrapping to two lines and not wrapping when the button was clicked.
· Made it possible to remove the picture from an old manager profile when adding a new manager.
· Made sure the training sections are available for at least one of the reserve or youth squads.
· The match rules button now gets updated correctly when returning to the arrange friendly screen.
· When managing both a nation and a club the shortlist shortcut will now take you to the personal shortlist and not the national pool.
· Mac menu bar gets updated when the language is changed.
· Ensure we display release clauses which have been activated on person's contract section of the profile.
· Allowed sorting of player media history comments.
· Added Composure and Concentration to show up in the Shooting and Defending training categories when filtering for attribute history in the training section of the player profile.
· Fixed bug that allowed user to alter buy back fee on a non-negotiable offer.
· Fixed bug where "Address Me As..." would be empty when there were no existing user profiles on add manager screen.
· Recently Viewed Teams is now correctly labelled as Recently Managed Teams on add manager screen.
· Tooltip for show next fixture button now correctly states "the next fixture", rather than "your next fixture".
· Added missing links to interested clubs and clubs that have made an offer for a non player on the non player's transfer panel.
· Fixed problem which would sometimes cause the filters in the notebook to include notes that should have been filtered out.
· Fixed problem where third place play off finals would not appear in tree menu despite being selected.
· Added nation flags to teams waiting to be drawn into competition groups.
· Fixed issue where radar player icons sometimes disappear in full match view.
· Fixed an issue with setting an anchorman role using the quick tactic roles dialog on the match screen.
· Made sure the selection rectangle around the tactics pitch is always drawn properly.
· Fixed the positioning of the forward run arrows on the tactics pitch.
· Fixed issue on the preferences screen which caused it to ask if changes should be discarded when no changes had been made.
· Fixed the sorting of the squad status column on the player search screen.
· It is no longer possible to select the fixtures on the match preview screen, selecting a different fixture did nothing so it was just confusing that selection was possible.
· Added card and injury icons to the quick substitution dialog.
· The filter used on the UEFA coefficients screen is now remembered when returning to the screen.
· Club & competition logos are now shown on the news screen when player and staff pictures have been disabled.
· Fixed a problem on the confidence screen which in some cases could cause the wrong section to open.
· The filter rules are now always enabled when using the attributes dialog to add filter rules.
· Fixed problem that made it impossible to go back to the extended leave screen after viewing a player profile.
· Runs past opponent in match analysis now shown with arrows rather than just dots
· Fixed the links in notes saved from a news item.
· Made sure the league position is only shown in the upcoming fixture panel if the fixture is actually a league match.
· Fixed finances panel not refreshing until you continue.
· Fixed default signing on fee being set to 0 when transfer budgets have been disabled in the first window.
· 'Reject All Offers of a Lower or Equivalent Value' now does include equivalent values.
· Stopped player stating his desire to join loan club when returning from loan, when already agreed future transfer.
· Code no longer appears in the media history when a player has commented that they "can't settle in the area".
· Fixed cup round-up news item implying team is through to the final of a competition before the second leg of semi-final has been played.
· Fixed post match fans news item mentioning 'FA reaction' when there's no reason to do so.
· Ensured that co-ownership deals are correctly tallied in 'player unsure about price tag' news item.
· Ensure less experienced players don't talk to the media about more senior players when it isn't appropriate.
· Media now takes into account slightly lesser competitions when reporting success.
· Fixed news item stating that a bid was rejected due to your bad relationship with selling team's manager when this wasn't the reason.
· Stopped a duplicate message(s) been sent about clubs in the nation releasing players.
· News is only sent when a player is disappointed about been injured/suspended for important games e.g. cup finals, rather than just the next round of the cup.
· Stopped players getting upset if you leave them out of the squad for the Club World Championship.
· Stopped options to tell a player you what to match a players ambitions when at a successful club.
· Fixed unemployed manager getting job and news item suggests he has left his old club to join this new one.
· Fixed instances of two goals being reported as a hat-trick in match report.
· Fixed international youth team reported as having been knocked out of competition despite just qualifying via play-offs.
· Fixed late equaliser described in post-match conference news item as "late winner".
· Player no longer gets upset about missing an important game if they are ineligible to play in that competition.
· When a player signs and states they are looking forward to learning from their idol, the player will always agree to been tutored by them.
· Corrected the headline when sending a player out on loan when it said he was unimpressed but the rest of the news read that he was happy.
· Fixed rare situation when the board would not respond to a request for a new feeder team.
· You can now appeal red cards for players you have in on loan.
· Stopped first option being available when bidding on co-owned players.
· Stopped news items describing players as transfer listed at the club they are on loan to.
· Stopped England U21's being referred to as "of lowly stature" when progressing through the European U21 Championships.
· Stopped random messages about players learning preferred moves coming up when they have already learnt it before.
· Fixed news item stating a player/coach signs a contract until 1900.
· Personal assistant should also suggest subscription updates when you resign.
· Fixed biography saying player name should be familiar to fans in country when he's only just arrived in that country.
· Fixed biography claims player who has played 135 times in Scotland, but only 20 in England is "more familiar to football fans in England than Scotland"
· Staff no long recommend players/staff signings that they would not have knowledge of.
· No longer advised to withdraw transfer bids for deals that are been done by the B team.
· The wording of the advice in the first backroom advice meeting is now correct if you takeover a club with no staff once you've signed a suitable staff member.
· Increased the amount of scouting suggestions advice.
· Backroom advice news item buttons are displayed correctly if a player/assistant manager is in the reserve team.
· Stopped staff repeatedly recommending the same staff additions in each meeting.
· Staff will no longer suggest taking a player off the transfer list if a future transfer as already been arranged.
· Staff no longer recommends transfer listing long serving old players near the end of their contracts.
· When you receive an urgent message and go to the backroom advice screen via the button the advice is displayed in the meeting.
· No longer receive scouting recommendations for players already been scouted.
· Fixed slow down when going to the backroom advice screen when lots of players required facegen pictures.
· Facegen picture removed from Backroom Advice entries for newgens.
· Improved praising form suggestion advice.
· Pre-season meeting team comparison advice now uses the correct teams if the promotion and relegation hasn't already been updated.
· Game now stops processing for pre-season meeting.
· No longer get tutoring advice recommending the same player to tutor different players in the same meeting.
· Best youth players advice no longer mentions older players if they have been placed in the youth teams.
· Fixed being able to recall players from loan when outside of transfer window, if short-term loan.
· When making an offer to loan a player the loan options now use the options set in the teams settings by default e.g. can play in cup matches.
· Prevented some clubs from making bids for players when they don’t have enough transfer funds to secure the player.
· Encouraged lower division teams to be more active in recruiting goalkeepers.
· Encouraged lower division teams to be more active in the short term loan market.
· Prevented some players from dropping down too many divisions when going out on loan.
· Tightened up decision making on foreign transfers for clubs that have to abide by foreign player restrictions.
· Removed Basque transfer restrictions for all Basque clubs except for Bilbao and its sub teams.
· Prevented AI clubs from bidding too much for older players when offered out to clubs.
· Stopped duplicate offers from same club after stalling an offer after several other offers had been accepted.
· Fixed an issue where a loan renewal was rejected by the player but upon completion of the loan the player would then accept a new loan deal.
· Got eastern European teams to acknowledge the starting 11 foreign restrictions when targeting players.
· Fixed an issue where AI teams would not acknowledge a significant after 1 appearance clause when responding to an offered out player.
· Added a 'Monitoring' section to the players profile to help distinguish what clubs are seriously interested in a player or just have a passing interest.
· Tried to encourage more domestic based signings for non-elite teams.
· Can now edit nationalities for award history entries.
· Can now duplicate people in the editor.
· Fixed issue with teams from the same group playing each other in the second round of the U20 World Cup.
· Fixed team(s) being described as being newly-promoted when they have been in the same division for the previous couple of seasons.
· Updated Premier Division schedule.
· Fixed wrong number of matches in Belarusian Highest Division.
· Belgian leagues re-organisation due to Mouscron going bankrupt.
· Fixed bug where Brazilian Cup winner didn't qualify for the Libertadores group stage if a Brazilian team won the Libertadores the previous year.
· Teams are now relegated properly from the Brazilian Santa Catarina state championship.
· Brazilian Gaúcho State Championship TV money update.
· Added 10 point deduction for Crystal Palace.
· Implemented changes to Finnish Cup for 2010 season.
· Players which have played in the Finnish Cup competition for one team now cup tied if playing for another team still in the competition.
· Teams only play other German teams in the mid-season break.
· Added winter break for league competitions.
· Added "At least two Hungarian U21 players have to be on the pitch during Hungarian Second Division match" rule
· National Division side Ahva Araba deducted 2 points.
· Fixed Serie C1/A and C1/B incorrect mid-week fixture scheduling.
· Fixed duplicate history entry for Norwegian Super Cup when starting in 2009.
· Fixed wrong Russian Super Cup foreigner limit for season 2010 and beyond.
· Updated Romanian Cup schedule.
· Number of subs in Swedish competitions updated for 2010 season and onwards.
· League and Cup Schedule Updates.
· Turkish Cup schedule updated.
· Updated Turkish League TV and Prize Money.
· Now able to offer up to $350,000 p/a when approaching to loan a player.
· MLS Developmental contract filter now displays all developmental players correctly.
· New season fixture announcement news item is now sent for MLS teams.
· Contract offers no longer default to $56,000 on the contract offer screen.
· When offering a player out for a Designated Player slot the transferred slot now has a valid expiry date.
· MLS schedule is described correctly on the competition rules screen.
· Players from the starting database who have previously been in a draft no longer are selected for the Superdraft.
· Young players from the starting database who have previously been in a draft can now be signed by MLS teams.
· Fixed a bug where sometimes the wrong teams would qualify for the SuperLiga.
· Improved which players are selected to go into the Superdraft.
· Increased the number of player exchange deals.
· Better AI management of squad sizes.
· User now forced to register new signings on the transfer completed news item.
· User forced to update their squad numbers when a player returns from injury or loan.
· -Uruguayan clubs are allowed a maximum of 6 foreign players.
Match Engine Changes:
· Narrowed defence in last third especially when ball central
· Reduced instances of central defenders getting dragged apart
· Reduced instances of central defenders getting pulled to ball outside area when team mates better placed
· D-line position change from v821 toned down slightly
· Fixed keepers having unrealistic reach at point blank range
· Keeper more willing to offer backpass to team mate chasing back to intercept ball in own half
· Slight reduction on delay in reactions by keeper who has dropped ball
· Tweaked v822 fix for keepers sweeping up through balls to make sure they don’t e.g. come and head clear a ball they could actually control
· Fixed AI teams picking Trequartista in same XI as playmaker
· Reduced likelihood of lone striker in AI team being used as Trequartista
· Made players with high workrate and stamina less likely to be used by AI teams as Trequartista
· Fixed players being delayed unrealistically after someone attempts a step tackle on them
· Fixed occasional bug causing player not to challenge for header he had moved for
· Increased negative effect of lots of new players at once playing in a team
· Made ball player less likely to dribble when faced with opponent and near own d-line
· Small tweaks to shot, pass, cross and header accuracy
· Allowed more backpasses to keeper or short passes to get out of trouble in defensive areas
· Fixed bug causing some needless passes to offside players
· Reduced unrealistic attempts at difficult passes direct from freekicks
· Reduced number of speculative and overambitious through balls
· Fixed some lofted kicks being a little slower than player intended
· Ensured big games such as Champions League quarters, semis are recognised as such by the players involved
· Made sure players are never too under motivated in really big games regardless of situation
· Made keepers try to anticipate penalty direction better
· Reduced further the reach of keepers when ball comes at them at close range
· Made it harder to direct headers under severe pressure/challenge, and/or when really stretching to reach ball height
· Reduced instances of players heading ball when they have time to bring it down and control it
· Further improved decision making of player when clear on goal
· Slight tweak to general choice of shot type
· Reduced effect of long shots instruction or PPM in certain positions
· Fixed corners rarely being sent to edge of area when instructions are set to do that
· Tweaked v823 fix regarding speed of lofted kicks
· Slight increase in dribbling speeds over smaller distances
· Fixed players appearing to "scoop" ball forwards slightly when running at pace with it
· Made defenders a bit quicker to correct lateral position when defending
· Improved running line of defenders who need to cover ground to engage ball player
· Reduced occasional positioning flaws when trying to show ball player onto a certain foot
· Fixed rare issue with defenders leaving cross to go out and allowing attackers to head ball unchallenged
· Fixed a couple of issues that could cause players not to challenge for ball they had gone for
· Tried to reduce instances of unrealistic closing down of ball player by defenders
· Fixed player who is set to mark tall player following that player outside the area when defending a corner or free kick
· Improved reactions of attacking team to saves and rebounds
· Made players come deep to find space rather than look for it behind opposition D-line when their instructions and PPMs are better suited to that
· Fixed player set to "challenge keeper" at corners actively looking to move away and towards ball instead
· Reduced the worst player motivation drops when team is well ahead in match it should win
· Limited motivation drops in big matches
· Tweaked player match ratings
· Reduced effect of fatigue upon physical abilities apart from pace and acceleration
· Fixed some possible cases of players walking through the side of the dugout
· Made physios go around the back of the goal when returning to the bench from the far side of the pitch
· Improved AI when looking for potential through balls
· Small tweak to simple pass to feet accuracy
· Made players use first time passes and shots less frequently unless clearly the obvious thing to do
· Reduced number of illogical long shots generally
· Sanity check on unrealistically hard kicks e.g. shots from very long distance
· Tried to encourage players to cross a little more readily in obvious situations
· Fixed rare occurrences of defenders who are right on own goal line clearing ball into own goal instead of away from it
· Slightly toned down speed of Rory Delap style bullet throw
· Fixed bug where team doesn’t give ball back to opponents who kicked it out due to an injury
· Made defenders shift laterally a little more intelligently as play switched
· Fixed some defenders being default positioned in no mans land when facing a cross situation
· Try to further reduce needless double marking of ball player especially by centre halves
· Tweak to defending player choice of player to mark in own area
· Fixed bug where defender can be marking player and then switches off as pass made to that player before resuming marking him
· Fixed code anomaly in the way keeper saves are dealt with at point blank range
· Small tweak on keeper anticipation of penalty direction
· Fixed bug where keeper could take throw occasionally in opponent's half
· Slight reduction on effect of goals upon individual match player ratings
· Adjustments to post match effect upon reputation, namely a major flaw fixed for FML matches and a minor one for FM matches.
· Adjusted goalkeeper pathfinding around the side of the net
· Small tweak to AI manager's expectation of result
· Implemented use of AI manager dirtiness allowance attribute on tackling style
· Made AI managers with lower passing directness bias towards "control" strategy over "attacking" strategy
· Made AI managers with lower passing directness more likely to use "retain possession" and "look for overlap" touchline instructions
· Made full backs keep closer eye on opposing winger when play central or on their side
· Made team with ball shift position better when ball moves laterally
· Small improvement to player reaction time to pass or shot being made
· Encouraged smart use of first touch control over first time pass/shot where applicable
· Improved choice of run with ball direction when on wing according to instruction and/or strongest foot
· Reduce number of long shots from players with "LOOKS_FOR_PASS_NOT_SHOT" PPM
· Aimed crosses, corners and indirect free kicks from wide a couple of yards further away from goal
· Fixed short pass back to throw in taker being discouraged
· Reduced number of risky low benefit passes
· Reduce number of aimless clearances when not very close to own goal
· Removed cross from by-line instruction from INSIDE_FORWARD role
· Removed try longshots often instruction from ADVANCED_PLAYMAKER role
· Dampened ball rebound velocity from ad hoardings
· Fixed offside’s being called on player who was offside on an earlier pass than one played to him
· Tweaked effect of consistency very slightly
· Improved positioning at attacking free kicks from deeper wide areas
· Fixed bug causing central defenders to cover full back positions prematurely
· Fixed player going for loose ball, getting there after opponent and then illogically passing opponent off to team mate
· Made defenders come out from centre to engage wide player when obviously required
· Improved player recognition of having a clear run towards goal
· Small tweak to shot, header and pass accuracy
· Improved use of header across area when too narrow angle to go for goal
· Reduced number of unnecessary risky passes slightly
· Small tweak to positioning of defenders that was supposed to have been in v827 but wasn’t
· Encouraged teams with narrow formations to get full backs overlapping
· Tweaked "when to cross" AI
· Increased accuracy of corners and whipped in free kicks slightly
· Stopped attacking players rushing the 6 yard box before ball played in
· Improved willingness to run with ball when under no pressure
· Fixed attackers standing still in bad positions to avoid moving offside
· Fixed player going to mark opponent when team mate already moving to intercept pass
· Reduced instances of quality players making unrealistic panicky decisions in own half
· Fixed FML pkms not loading into FM viewer
· Improved attacking movement when ball played in from wide set piece (not corners)
· Tried to improve keeper starting position and general movement when defending a corner or wide free kick
· Get teams to use overlap shout against narrow formations when not playing too defensively
· Tweaked effect of blend, morale and consistency on match performance
· Tried to get cultured players to knock the ball around a bit more
· Fixed rare bug where keeper wont save shot really close to his body
· Improved decision making for players when in last third and running with ball in a wide area including cross choice
· Fixed tall players marking opponents outside of own area when defending a corner
· Fixed bug where player can move right back into own area for no apparent reason after his keeper has picked up the ball
· Stopped wide players moving into channels when they should already be in them
· Reduced short bobbly passes
· Reduced instances of bizarre "Mr Fifty Pence-Head" headers in own area
· Tweaked AI choice of tactics strategy...less use of contain and defensive when unnecessary
· Got AI to use "Hassle Opponents" shout when they want to stop defensive minded opposition knocking ball around the back
· Made man marking and high closing down settings ( as in Hassle Opponents ) work more definitively in tandem
· Reduced effect of 831 change that got too many average players trying to knock the ball around more
· Increased likelihood of crosses being attempted and also made attackers get a little closer to the six yard box in anticipation
· Tried to reduce number of overly risky passes that have little benefit
· Implemented better zonal marking at corners and free kicks near corner to try to reduce exploits
· Improved defender reaction slightly to corners and similar balls into area
· Small tweak to accuracy of longer shots and passes
· Made AI managers a little more ambitious still in terms of strategy
· Slight tweak to match ratings of wide players
· Fixed keeper holding starting position for too long after corner kick is taken
· Fixed small flaw in 833 change regarding defender reaction to balls into area
· Couple of small tweaks to crossing AI
· AI less likely to leave 2 up when defending corner
· AI use more zonal marking at corners
· Fixed short goal kicks issue
· Slight tweak to 834 crossing tweak
· Slightly less speculative passes from superior players
· Rebalanced stats slightly
· Fine tuned pass risk balance
· Slightly toned down long shots at lower levels
· Made more deep lying strikers come short a little more
· Improved indirect free kick destination point from wide areas
· Very slightly boosted header accuracy
· Slightly more likelihood of player lurking at edge of area at corner being man marked
· Fixed dodgy 2 man wall at direct free kicks either side of penalty area D
· Fine tuned ratings by position
· Fixed corner exploit that utilised two players lurking outside area
· Fixed specific corner marking not working on player lurking outside area
· Fixed tactic creator leaving too many forward when defending a corner