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ANNOUNCEMENT! Patch 10.3 Released!

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I am very pleased to announce that the Football Manager 2010 patch 10.3 is now available for download!

For those of you running Steam your game will auto-update the next time you turn it on. For everyone else you’ll have to download from links below. Remember, if you are running via the DVD you’ll need the ‘Boxed’ version, if you are running from a digitally downloaded version of the game you’ll need the ‘Digital’ version.

Do not manually download and try and patch Steam, as said Steam will auto-update, and patching it otherwise could corrupt the game.

Here are the Direct Download and Torrent links.


Direct Downloads

FM2010 Retail Boxed (Patch) - PC

FM2010 Digital Download (Patch) - PC


Direct Downloads

FM2010 Retail Boxed (Patch) - Mac

FM2010 eSellerate (Patch) - Mac

A number of issues have been addressed for this patch, a change list of the 10.3 fixes can be found below along with the previous fixes for 10.1 and 10.2.

If you haven’t downloaded any previous patch don’t worry, as all the changes are contained in this one patch.

10.3 is save game compatible, so you can carry on your current save after adding the patch. However some changes (such as competition changes and the January transfer update) will only take place when you start a new game.


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Football Manager 2010 v10.3.0


Crash Fixes


- 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"

Backroom Advice


- 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.

United States


- 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


Match v823


- 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

Match v824


- 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

Match v825


- 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.

Match v826


- Adjusted goalkeeper pathfinding around the side of the net

Match v827


- 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

Match v828


- 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

Match v829


- 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

Match v830


- Fixed FML pkms not loading into FM viewer

Match v831


- 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

Match v832


- 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

Match v833


- 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

Match v834


- 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

Match v835


- 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

Match v836


- 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

Match v837


- 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

Match v838


- Fixed corner exploit that utilised two players lurking outside area

Match v839


- Fixed specific corner marking not working on player lurking outside area

- Fixed tactic creator leaving too many forward when defending a corner

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Football Manager 2010 v10.2.0


Crash Fixes




- Fixed bug where a player who had gained home-grown status for one club, wasn't treated as home-grown in nation for another club in the same nation.

- Set African newgens with second nationalities to use African names only.

- Adjusted second nationalities for English newgens.

- Adjusted attendances for U20 World Cup and other international final tournaments.

- Older extra players created at some amateur clubs now all have amateur contracts rather than part-time.

- Adjusted the CA/PA levels of newgens created at the very small clubs.

- Adjusted the chances of better newgens being created at smaller clubs in big footballing nations.

- Fixed bug where kit pictures in low detail matches didn't match up with the kit colours used for the match.

- Fixed code in a players media history when they have been left out of a squad.

- Added support for multiple team chants in match_sounds.cfg file.

- Adjusted assistant feedback during the match on tackling.

- Fixed bug where returning from holiday on the day of a postponed match would allow the manager to play the postponed match.

- Away teams with the same colour shorts as the home team are now less likely to change to a different kit (Rangers and Celtic now both use first kits when they play each other)

- Players now automatically receive the most basic appropriate injury treatment if they get injured while their club has no physio.

- Added Composure and Concentration to be included in Goalkeeper training.

- Adjusted English cup attendances.

- Finetuned physical attribute decline on average and below average players.

- The number of database changes made now is shown on the game information screen.

- Fixed a penalty shootout match divergence bug.

- Trial Days are no longer held at stadiums that aren't in use.

- Players now get a reputation boost when they win their first cap.

- Fixed bug where touchline instructions were already set going into a new match.

- Adjusted FA Trophy semi-final and final attendances.

- Fixed problem when more than one achievement was given at the same time, which would sometimes cause an achievement to not be properly registered as achieved.

- Key man watch correctly states that a player went of injured rather than subsituted.

- Adjusted quality of newgens available in the MLS draft.

- Stopped the user been able to make lots of money as a small team by arranging lots of friendlies against high reputation opposition.

- Improved selection of organisation of friendlies.

- Fixed international manager getting inundated by scout reports on players who simply aren't good enough.

- Stopped some Irish players taking up British citizenship for no reason.

- Fixed Daniel Carvalho's days to gain nationality for Russia being incorrect (need to start new game)

- Improved World Cup squad selections, making sure teams aren't short on strikers.

- Stopped domestic division record attendance's being set by neutral venues at play-off finals etc.

- Stopped players being able to complete days to gain nationality by going on trial to that nation.

- Improved average ratings for lower leagues in the basic detail match engine.

- Reduced game memory usage.

- Improved squad rotation for basic detail matches, especially with regard to Europa League matches.

- Improved manager of the month selection.

- Fixed "Most Games Without Losing" not being updated for the recent records entry for teams.

- Fixed number of minutes played in player statistics not being recorded for friendly matches.

- Fixed issue with human managers registration of players at clubs with retired squad numbers, sometimes a player would be unregistered.

- Made it easier for players to get onto the icon & legends lists.

- Tweaked assistant feedback during match on players being played out of position.

- Made it easier to get a the feeder club when you get to pick a club yourself.

- Fixed a bug where trying to send a player to a feeder club is cancelled because the team cannot afford the fee.

- Allowed the PPM "Tries to Play Way Out of Trouble" to be removed via preferred move training.

- Made it more difficult for managers to get onto the legend list.

- Stopped some nations from retaining too many players from Africa at the start of the game.



- Fixed <person#2-> code appearing in inbox item about job interest.

- The media now picks up on the fact if a big player has been left out of the league squad.

- Players now get upset if left out of a clubs league squad.

- Weakest player is displayed on the post match analysis screen again.

- Delaying a transfer in a hot seat game results in 'Delay' action buttons appearing on other user's news screen when nothing to do with him.

- Fixed <team#1> variable occasionally appearing in announcements about stadium improvements.

- Fixed User being told that they need to give a Squad Number to the player who went the other way in a transfer deal.

- Fixed individual player goal tally in match report news item.

- Fixed user getting Promotion Odds news item for the league they have just been promoted from.

- Prevented possibility of duplicate transfer window opening news item appearing in inbox.

- Fixed "has expressed a desire to take the vacant assistant manager post" news when position not currently vacant.

- Fixed news item declaring injury has resulted in player being disappointed to miss crucial game, but player is ineligible anyway.

- Player profile no longer states that the player 'may look to move to a bigger club in the future' and 'wants to move to a bigger club'.

- After signing a youth coach the news item [Assignments] button now takes the user to the youth coaching assignments screen.

- Nation release players news item button now takes you to the correct list of players.

- Declaring interest in a player on trial now mentions their owning club rather than the team they are on trial with.

- Fixed number of 'Goals' and 'Conc' in club mini-profile could become multiplied for teams in leagues with more than one stage.

- Fixed <team#1-> and <media_source#1-> occasionally appearing in national news item about player being suspended for a match in an international tournament.

- Fixed <comp#1-> showing in a news item informing you the most man of the match record has been broken.

- Stopped press conference asking about star player missing for a final when the player is not a first team player.

- Fixed press conference question about bringing a player out of international retirement having a drop-down box instead of a set of answers.

- Fixed news item incorrectly states player failed to make a single appearance during loan spell.

- Fixed "No Shocks" cup round up wording where it picks a match that couldn't have been an upset.

- Fixed issue where previous AWOL status wasn't being stored which could lead to news items being received about a player being missing from training for the first time.



- Fixed players occasionally being removed from subscriptions without user unsubscribing.

- Setting/unsetting active shortlists should subscribe/unsubscribe you as appropriate.



- Adjusted code to allow more clubs to make offers for offered out players.

- Fixed an issue whereby coach/scout would state player would be interested in loan move, but in fact he wasn't.

- Adjusted code to fix a couple of issues regarding players starting squad status.

- Fixed issue whereby some lower league teams starting squad statuses contained too many key players.

- Helped clubs be more responsive to replacing first team players once sold.

- Fixed issue whereby certain teams would not look to renew player loans.

- Fixed issue of missing rejection news item when offering a player for transfer but stating player is unavailable for loan.

- Fixed issue whereby user receives multiple rejection news items when offering a player for transfer but setting player to unavailable for loan.

- Eased problem of trying to offload high earning players via offer to clubs by getting a lot more players ask the selling clubs to contribute towards his new salary.

- Fixed issue whereby player would ask for too much of a wage contribution from selling club.

- Added appeal hearing for Chelsea transfer ban.

- Changed dates for Chelsea's transfer ban.

- Fixed some issues to do with strikers being placed in reserve squads even though are playing first team football and scoring some goals.

- Fixed negotiation issue when player is transfer listed, has a lower asking price than display price and the bid involved monthly instalments, negotiation would be for more than asking price.

- Prevented massive clubs when not part of active division from targeting unusual backup goalkeepers from active divisions.

- Prevented clubs with global transfer bans from being able to 'Match Bid' for players at affiliate clubs.

- Fixed a couple of issues regarding a player not being interested in renewing his loan with his existing loan club.

- Prevented players returning from loan and being listed without human manager’s consent.

- Made it more likely for a staff member to accept a contract offer from his current club over a deal offered by a different club.



- Fixed issue whereby selling club would overrate players when being sold and be too harsh in terms of transfer confidence.

- Fixed issue whereby selling club would place too much emphasis on recent performances, even though they weren't that good and return really low confidence values.

Player Interaction


- Players can now be given a leave of absence when they are struggling to settle in the area.

- Linked players are now only displayed if there is player interaction that requires a linked player.



- Fixed Rangers starting finances.

- Adjusted ticket prices for the lower level English leagues.

- Removed collective win bonuses for Spanish cups as the prize money in these competitions is low and resulted in very low bonus money as well.

- Adjusted Swedish wages.

- Fixed Slovenia clubs don't offer clean sheet, goal etc bonuses.

- Adjusted Slovenia wages.

- Adjusted South African Wages.

- Adjusted Mexican wages.

- Adjusted Danish national team attendances.

- Adjusted Scottish finances.

- Fixed some away teams not receiving friendly appearance money.

- Adjusted English low league finances.

- Adjusted rich Middle East team wages.

- Fixed budget Wage/Transfer budget discrepancy when transferring between the two.

Backroom Advice


- Action buttons are now removed if you do the action using the right click menu e.g. setup a scouting assignment on a scouting recommendation piece of advice.

- Youth team goalkeepers ability advice is no longer separate from the youth team player standard advice.

- Stopped second opinion advice contradicting themselves regarding the standard of youth team players.

- Fixed action buttons causing screen over run.

- Improved staff members recommendations on which players deserve to get pro contracts.

- Stop backroom advice meeting reminders if the player has been to the screen since the last news item was sent.

- Made sure the player is taking to their inbox when the backroom advice meeting invites are sent.

- Made sure there is advice generated when the player is invited to a backroom advice meeting.

- Contract renewal advice is no longer generated if the user doesn't handle that players contract renewal.

- Current formation advice no longer suggests the same formation the user is currently using.

- Eligible for a pro contract advice is now offered on players on youth contracts who are not in the youth team squad.

- Withdraw bid advice button now always removes the transfer offer.

- Stopped advice about renewing players on trial contracts.

- Stopped numerous pieces of advice been suggested again after the turn of the month.

- The suggested nation to scout in the nation to scout advice no longer keeps changing.

- Decreased the amount of training advice generated in each meeting.

- Tactical advice no longer recommends formations or team instruction the current formation is using.

- Increased the time between staff advising you to recommend a future role to.

Board Takeovers


- Added code which prevents non-nationals becoming chairmen if applicable in a given country.



- Match formation panel now updates correctly when substitutions are made.

- Added missing space in A Thr® column heading.

- Nationality string on player profile will now display correctly if they are declared for that country.

- Fixed bug where squad number goes missing on pitch panel when a player is swapped for another player on the player list panel.

- Fixed bug where option to create a filter from the Filter drop-down when on player searches was never enabled.

- Removed team facts division column if it is not applicable rather than showing blank data.

- Fixed minor layout issue when creating a new note.

- Live league table on the competition screen now updates properly in network game.

- Contracts section is no longer going to be visible for unattached players.

- Ensured player duty/roles menu can't be selected for an AI tactic when they haven't selected a player for a given position.

- When confirming/cancelling tactics, the user is now always taken back to the previous view correctly.

- If user is on the assistant's feedback page before a highlight starts, he is returned there after it finishes now.

- Fixed problem that caused scrollbar to reset when assigning position to a player on the tactics screen.

- Fixed colour clash problem which sometimes caused the player numbers to be unreadable in the 2d match view.

- Centred the number when dragging a shirt on the tactics pitch.

- Fixed problem with the date panel which caused one of the column headers to appear selected when clicking one of the dates from 1st-7th January.

- Back/Forward buttons no longer changes state for a moment when changing screens.

- Latest Results button will now be disabled if it isn't possible to go backwards or forwards through fixture dates.

- Board confidence snapshot on manager home page will no longer be available for international youth teams.

- Make An Offer option will no longer be available if the user already has an active offer in place for a player.

- Fixed bug where Reports section would be missing from staff employed by a user's national team.

- Calendar timeline will no longer display data from an old save game when returning to the start screen.

- Phil Jagielka now listed as a DC instead of a GK when he is on the bench and the user is using the quick sub dialog.

- Fixed text bleed on holiday options dialog when using French language.

- Re-arranging an international friendly via a friendly rejected news item now shows the correct fixture dates.

- Fixed some minor issues with the match screen split view changing of views.

- Disabled advisor about placing a job advert if the human is unemployed.

- Disabled advisor about adding players to a shortlist if the human does not have a club job.

- Disabled advisor about signing a player when on the player search screen and right clicking on a player.

- Match analysis tab is now disabled for matches that were played without the full match engine.

- Remove picture button when adding a new manager will now only be enabled if the user chooses a picture, rather than whenever they select to add one.

- Last 5 games table for competition split over multiple league stages (Swiss Super, Scottish SPL, etc) now uses the correct fixtures.

- Fixed problem with international scout reports not appearing sometimes on the team squad screen.

- Added information about the current view on the shortlist/player search screens.

- Ensured sorting order of players on quick substitution menu is correct after making substitutions.

- Made sure the news snapshot panel is hidden when there is no extra information to display for the news item.

- Fixed a couple of problems which would cause the calendar bar to no update properly.

- Fixed a slowdown that would sometimes happen on the match preview screen.

- Ensured calendar timeline is cleared down if the player gets kicked out to the join network screen.

- Icons off the pitch will now be drawn on the small match view panel when changing tactics mid match.

- Nationality selection menus when adding a manager will now disable the corresponding selection (e.g. England will be disabled for second nationality if chosen for first).

- Split view action zones view menu will now always have the current view displayed 'ticked'.

- Match strategy changes on the quick tactics panel will now have "Pending" next to them until they are actually active.

- Removed touchline instructions will now only be removed from the list of touchline instructions when they are no longer active.

- It is now possible to hide the Touchline Instructions panel when waiting for a quick substitution to be carried out.

- Added international qualifiers to screen flow competitions list.

- Team Award and Best Eleven screens remember the year selected when leaving the screen and coming back.

- Fixed bug where user is sometimes taken to classic pitch view instead of the previous TV view after confirming tactics.

- The released players list is now kept on the transfers panel when going back to the panel after viewing a player profile or other screens.

- Fixed problem where recently made touchline instructions are removed if they are made just after making tactical changes.



- Blank rows no longer appear on the backroom advice screen on the client.

- Forced continue timer now doesn't stop when a user changes screens.

- Fixed some network game issues when using custom editor data.

- Clubs removed from the database when creating a new game now get shown correctly on network clients when viewing staff history.

- Fixed issue where highlights are sometimes set to "Full Match" during network game matches.



- Newly created teams and competitions can now be set correctly in playing histories.

- Can now enable the "Capacity for All Seater Competitions" option for stadiums in the editor.

- Added "Cuts Inside" player preferred move to the editor.

- U21 and U19 national manager jobs now show up correctly.

- Adding new award histories now works correctly.

- Club legends added in the editor now show in game.

- Permanent flag can now be set on favourite and disliked person relationships.

- Can now set a stadium for a Super Cup match.

- Sorting players by position now sorts from GKs to Strikers instead of alphabetically.

- Retiring a player in the editor now removes him properly from his club.

- Group stage cups now work if only 1 group is set.

- Club maximum age field can now be edited.

- Future transfers added in the editor are now included in the checks for retaining people at the start of the game.

- Descriptions table now added to the editor.

- Can now set negative non player potential abilities.

- Fixed issue where players with edited history would have their pre-game history cleared after the second time the game is saved then loaded.

- Super cups now start in the second season if no teams are found in competition history for the first season.

- Raised number of database records shown in list boxes from 1000 to 50000.

- Adding a B club to a club now copies the colours over from the main club.

- Minimum Percentage Of Games Played field in an award record can now be enabled correctly.

- Added missing MLS player variables to the editor.

- The editor will automatically use the same user data folder, if this has been changed in the preferences in the game.

- Can now set player homegrown at club/in nation status in editor.





- Fixed league scheduling issue where an Easter Monday matchday is scheduled next to a Tuesday matchday.



- Teams qualifying for the Final of the Caribbean Championship no longer get asked to pick a new squad for the match.

- Fixed U21/U20/U19 international applications.

- Host nation of World Cup now needs to be from a confederation which hasn't hosted it in the last 2 tournaments.

- Fixed international squad announcement news item reporting player as being 'left out of the previous squad' when he was called up to the last squad as a replacement.

- New European Championship 2012 qualifying format and correct seedings implemented.

- Fixed bug where top 6 teams from U19 Euro Champs were sometimes not qualifying for the U20 World Cup.



- AFC Cup now uses 7 subs instead of 9.

- Some prize money changes for the Champions League.



- Small fix done for calculation of European club/nation coefficients.

- European competition prize money updated.

- Vaduz can now qualify to the Europa League through the Liechtenstein Cup.

- Improved the weather data for Sweden



- Bottom two Argentine Second Division teams in the average points table are now automatically relegated.



- One less round of fixtures used for the Australian youth league.



- Removed rule that Belgian teams in Division 1 and Division 2 need to select 2 U21 players in their matchday squad.

- Added undersoil heating requirement for Belgian Division 1 teams.



- Fixed some squad rules issues to do with non EU players.



- Fixed incorrect teams taking part in the Chilean First Division Closing Stage Knockout phase.



- China trial day now occurs during the transfer window.



- Players from Cotonou nations now need work permits to play in Denmark.

- Some missing teams added to 2009 Danish Cup.



- Fixed missing prize money for Semi Finalists and Runner Up of English League Cup



- Fixed problem with participating teams in the Finnish League Cup.



- Fixed Greek Superleague TV revenue distribution.

Hong Kong


- Adjusted Hong Kong's continental competition qualifiers (League Winner and Senior Challenge Cup winner qualify).



- Stopped friendlies being scheduled after the start of the season.

- Norwegian Premier playoff semi final now is one leg.

- Added Norwegian Super Final

Northern Ireland


- Fixed Northern Irish Premier Division league match being rearranged due to a Reserve team fixture.

- Fixed Northern Ireland Premier Division number of subs named changing after league split.

- Three from Five subs for Steel & Sons Cup and County Antrim Shield.


- Trial players are not allowed to play in competitive matches.



- Can now arrange friendlies for Romanian teams during the winter break.



- Fixed Russian Premier League fixtures and World Cup Qualifying fixture clashing in March 2009



- Both Scottish Cup semi finals are now played at Hampden.

- Correct prize money figures for semi final and final.

South Korea


- Fixed winning the K-League Championship Playoff not being regarded as winning the title in some places (e.g. board confidence).



- Fixed Swiss Cup seedings for 1st two rounds.

United States


- US Development League teams no longer keep hold of too many players.

- US Open Cup winner now qualify for the North American Champions League.

- Replacing a draft allocation with a different draft allocation on the transfer offer screen now correctly sets it as a new proposal.

- The Superdraft and Waiver Draft dates now appear in the league schedule.

- Contracts in the MLS now finish in December.

- Removed budget adjustment from the board room screen as MLS clubs aren't allowed to make any adjustments to their budgets.

- MLS teams can no longer offer loan wages over the maximum non-Designated player limit.

- Improved AI squad management in the MLS.

Match Experience


- Added animation for player placing ball at set piece

- Fixed missing kick animations when players send ball to set piece taker or centre circle for kick off

- Added "Runs Past Opponent" to the match graphical analysis tool.

- Fixed some various small issues with tracking of certain type of passes and crosses.

- Added team talk option to the quick sub dialog.

Match Engine


Match v814


- Couple of fixes to make player reactions to certain deflections more realistic

- Change to interpretation of what should be added to the tackle count

- Encourage first time finish when ball comes to player at pace close to opposition goal

- Reworked defensive positioning at direct free kicks to a more zonal based type

- Further fix to prevent rash decisions to leave ball to keeper

- Small fix to make extra sure players look to intercept balls coming towards them

- Tweak to make sure defending team players continue to mark ball player until it is clearly pointless

- Make players get a little tighter to ball player when possible ( slightly more so when asked to mark tight )

- Allow players to drop back a little further to mark opponents when required and not logical to push D-line up

- Made more limited players who are playing higher tempo, more direct style a little more simplistic and direct in terms of on ball decisions

- Tweak to willingness to shoot long, try to make poor decision, vision or composure players rush into it more

- Cut down slightly on very wayward but not too difficult passes

- Slight tweak to ad hoarding positions

Match v815


- Fixed bug where substituted player doesnt get full condition boost at end of match

- Further tweak to player willingness to make tackle as long as not on easy tackling

- Made players a little tighter still on ball player

- Small tweak to first touch AI

- Slight increase in accuracy of simple passes and shots

Match v816


- Adjusted tracking of run distance stat

- Fixed players not putting ball out when keeper injured

- Introduced concept of players chasing own header as a means to get ball under control

- Tried to make players quicker to close down pass receiver

- Further tweak to positioning of player marking opponent with ball, including accounting for opponent's pace advantage if applicable

- Slight increase on keepers effectiveness against power shots

- Fixed player set to mark "tall player" at set piece following him out of the danger area

- Fixed players dithering over whether to let ball run out or not

- Minor tweak to accuracy of passes and shots on weak foot

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Football Manager 2010 v10.1.0


Crash Fixes




- Stopped youth players being created at Glenn Hoddle Academy.

- Increased recruitment for Glenn Hoddle Academy.

- Fixed hair colour issue with some rare newgens getting grey hair.

- Increased the percentage of local names for newgens from Wales and Ireland.

- Added "nation trained" flag for older newgens generated at clubs promoted from inactive leagues.

- Adjusted attendances for smaller leagues.

- Adjusted attendances for smaller English cups.

- Adjusted attendances for reserve matches.

- Adjusted attendances for international matches.

- Tweaked attendances and attendance changes for very small leagues added with editor.

- Fixed a bug with away attendance calculation in some matches when a small club was playing away at a much bigger club.

- Tweaked fan day feedback based on match final score.

- Fixed hot-seat issue where buttons on certain news items would show when they shouldn't.

- Fixed acceptance of international jobs not working.

- Turkish player names now shown in full instead of just first name.

- Stephen Carr no longer is retired when a new game is started.

- Fixed bug where homegrown players at a B team weren't being treated as homegrown for the A team.

- Adjusted filling of empty attributes for non-players.

- Adjusted ability calculations for older players generated at empty active clubs.

- Fixed player listed as 'Unh' no longer will have no evidence that they are unhappy on their personal section.

- Improved national team selection for minor nations such as India.

- Improved selection of feeder clubs offered.

- Fixed a problem with the days in Britan for players who have played in England and Scotland (e.g. Mark Viduka).

- Goal awards no longer given out for basic detail matches - so you don't get news items where you can't actually view the winning goal(s).

- Venezuela linked nations added for shorter nationality eligibility.

- Fixed a data corruption in the contract offer screen that occasionally caused strange low wage requests.

- Adjusted retirement dates.

- Adjusted Swiss name usage for newgens.

- Adjusted generation of newgens for Liechtenstein clubs playing in the Swiss leagues.

- Adjusted newgen starting attribute levels.

- Adjusted goalkeeper ability development.

- Adjusted quality of newgens produced in both active and inactive leagues.

- Fixed highest and lowest league position records not updating properly after team has moved between regional divisions.

- Turkish player of the year award will now only be given to players with Turkish first nationality.

- Fixed crash when going to squad screen after retiring



- Fixed bug where clicking on the scouting shortcut would take you to the squad page instead of scouting knowledge when the club has no scouts employed.

- Added option to switch off reversing of titlebar colours.

- Added tooltips to graphics rating stars on Preferences screen.

- Fixed bug with co-efficient sorting on competition screen.

- Fixed bug where Match Preview screen was missing team and competition links.

- Fixed bug where action buttons on voting awards screen weren't coloured correctly.

- Fixed bug where teams from inactive divisions would have no text displayed in division columns in tables, this will now show "-" instead.

- Fixed text bleed issue with scouting assignments.

- Latest scores, goals updates and live league table panels on the competition screen now update correctly.

- Stopped team and competition logos from showing on buttons when the user has switched logos off in the preferences.

- Job centre screen will now remember the sorting column chosen by the user.

- Fixed offer national jobs submenu action displaying in English in foreign langauges.

- Removed finances link on World drop down for selected nations that are view-only as this screen is not viewable for these.

- Match full screen floating windows now update their titles when you move from match to match viewing highlights.

- Under 18s match preview now doesn't tell the user about the number of players ineligible from the first team for being too old

- Added text to indicate that there are no available player interaction options instead of just displaying a blank screen.

- Added ok dialog to job centre panel to show manager that their advert has been placed successfully.

- Made the Place Advert menu options grey-out when the advert is placed / not available instead of removing them.

- Some problems with resizing columns under custom views were fixed and improved.

- Fixed 30-second unresponsiveness when going manager chat.

- Fixed user list in manager chat not being updated.

- Player position strength indicators on the tactics screen did not match fully with the colours used on the player positions pitch section.

- Unticking 'Start Unemployed' will now revert the user's selection to their favourite club if it is a valid one to manage.

- Adding attributes to a person filter will now scroll to the bottom automatically if required.

- Ensured removing a scouting assignment doesn't undo the user's chosen sort on that assignments table.

- Removed option to apply for a job from team action buttons if the user has already been offered the job.

- Fixed bug where Add New Manager was incorrectly disabled when looking at an old match.

- Fixed some issues in the classic player instructions view.

- Fixed player's training panel not displaying any info if club did not have a physio.

- Fixed bug where right hand split view motivation panel's were not correctly named.

- Fixed issue with training options not being available when right clicking on multiple players when one is on loan.

- Fixed short text/headers for some custom column headers being the same as other headers.

- Made selection drop down items disabled if there aren't any real or virtual players to choose from.

- Fixed bug during a hot seat match where more than one manager shout panel could be opened at once.

- Ensured weather forecast shows on manager overview screen if it is shown on fixtures screen.

- Fixed bug when importing filters on the search screen that meant "or" rules would be imported as "and" rules.

- Enabled logos on scoreboard in TV view.

- Fixed various issues with widgets in TV view and text not fitting in.

- "No specific instructions" option can now be selected in the Target Opposition Player shortcut panel.

- Fixed occasional discrepancy between the 'Apply' button on the job centre and the right-click menu 'Apply For Job'.

- Fixed issue where clicking 'Apply' on job centre screen for international youth teams would not always work.

- The classic player instructions panel now includes the Wide Play instruction.

- Fixed bug where showing and then hiding the filter on the club coefficients page would result in the nation column not reappearing.

- Made it impossible to just search with a key containing just spaces, as doing so would cause a very lengthy wait for the search to complete.

- Added Wide Play option to player list view menu on the tactics screen.

- Added confirmation dialog when applying for jobs through the job centre screen.

- Fixed dual-block mode of the "Overview" squad screen sub-views not changing to single-block mode when changing back to a custom view.

- Ensured first team vs. reserve/youth team matches only appear once in calendar views.

- Ensure news respond buttons are properly cleared down when manager resigns.

- Fixed a problem with the Playoff Offside instruction on the classic team instructions panel.

- Ensured coach reports aren't available for unattached players that have been scouted.

- Show 'Sus' indication on national pool if player has international ban.

- Fixed captain icon being duplicated on the tactics screen when substituting your captain.

- When changing your club captain on the day of a match these changes are now applied for the match on that day instead of from the day after.

- Ensured coach reports aren't available when making an offer for a player that isn't attached to your club.

- Fixed potential crash if user clicked on search icon and then on status panel whilst setting up a new game.

- Auto assign roles and duties now greyed out on the tactic screen if automatic settings are already set.

- Fixed moving column on a custom view that is being sorted messing up the list sort order.

- Enabled logos on match titlebar

- Player ratings is now the first tab under 'Stats' in a match for easier access

- Fixed "Cancel" not clearing release comment edit sessions

- Fixed text bleed on calendar screen month view

- Extra-time and penalty wins now indicated on team fixture panel

- Added ability to set the pitch on the tactics screen to be non-tilted in xml

- Added frosty pitch to 2D Classic match view

- Match overview screen now displays kits rather than club badges

- Removed erroneous advisor highlight when making a substitution

- Fixed player positions not being shown in Quick Substitution dialog in network games

- Fixed tab over-runs during match

- Added confirm/undo/cancel buttons to opposition instructions panel during a match

Backroom Advice


- Stopped staff advising to scout players that teams in Malaysia are not allowed to sign.

- Stopped staff contradicting themselves when suggesting removing offers for players even though they gave them a good scout report.

- Action button is now hidden if the user has offered a contract to a staff member/player manually.

- Improved the second opinion advice.

- Stopped fitness coaches offering advice on tactics unless they also have a preference for a normal coaching role.

- Stopped second opinion always disagreeing with team attribute comparison pre-match advice.

- Clicking Tactics button no longer causes advice to be dismissed before being actioned.

- Using the Training button now links to the teams training section correctly.

- Facegen pictures now appear on the backroom advice screen instead of the default picture.

- Advice no longer re-appears if you have dismissed the advice by going to the screen via the news item and then going by the menu link.

- Improved the recommended players advice AI.

- Stopped Assistant Manager disagreeing with possible opposition instructions and then suggesting them himself pre-match.

- Scouting recommendations for immediate signings only recommend players the team can currently afford.

- Backroom advice section now hidden for international matches because there was never anything to show.



- When using specific teams in competitions, the "Could not find competition -1 in the database" message doesn't appear when testing the rules.

- The scroll buttons on the tab strip now works correctly.

- Can now add national team achievements for people in the editor.

- Hitting the window close button X now brings up confirmation dialog if changes have been made.

- Adding new clubs, competitions, etc to the database now applies the same changes to network clients as well.



- Fixed a couple of player descriptions not displaying in some foreign languages.

- Fixed 'interested in job' news item not always knowing whether the job the person is interested in is currently filled or not.

- Fixed comp news item which mentions several teams they could face in next round when next round opponents are already known.

- Ensure that non-relevant competition round-up news items are not sent to humans for competitions split geographically e.g. Conference League Cup.

- Fixed over-the-top news strings for winning friendly competitions.

- Fixed Transfer Centre button displaying on transfer offer news when human not involved in transfer.

- Added 'Make Offer' button to transfer offer news so human can easily make counter-bid for players who have just come under offer from other clubs.

- Fixed news item stating player "popped up again" when describing his first goal.

- Fixed exaggerated praise after qualifying from domestic cup with group stages e.g. Second Round group of Portuguese League Cup.

- Fixed variable appearing in news item linking staff with vacant position.

- Players no longer complain about been unable to speak to another club when a transfer offer is negotiated rather than rejected.

- Players no longer complain about been unable to speak to another club if the buying team keeps delaying the transfer.

- Fixed %string#1 appearing in some comp news items for progression in major tournaments.

- Fixed club variable appearing in stadium improvement news item.

- Fixed news item miscounting international injury tally by one.

- Fixed "Consortium pull plug" news item stating consortium pulled the plug when it was actually the club.

- Fixed player's bio blaming manager for club's season under-performance when manager has only just joined and is doing well.

- Fixed rare instance of player transfer speculation news being generated for news where the buying team doesn't have a manager.

- Fixed View Injury Table button in physio report news occasionally taking you to the wrong page for an international manager.

- Ensured 'linked to job press statements' can only be responded to from the inbox and not from the news centre.

- Fixed news items which were incorrectly using a nation's nationality instead of its name e.g. "Venezuela in good display against Peruvian"

- Can now appeal straight red card when a player was playing for a different squad to the squad he is currently in.

- Fixed award voting news "vote" button disappearing a few days after the news item is first issued.

- Stopped media speculating about managers signing rubbish goalkeepers.

- Pitch dimensions news item only sent if there are more than one pitch size to choose from!

- Fixed occasional non player bio referring to club join date as 1. Jan. 1900.



- Adjusted Finnish finances.

- Adjusted non-player wages.

- Adjusted ticket pricing for smaller English cups.

- Tweaked English lower league youth wages.

- Fixed really small teams generated with big debts.

- Adjusted clubs going into administration.

- Adjusted player wage demands.

- Adjusted wage budgets for very small teams.

- Fixed players on very high wages requesting a lot less when renewing contract.

- Adjusted African ticket prices.



- Prevented board from stepping in and accepting bids just over the basic value of the player on behalf of a manager when player was transfer listed.

- Disabled transfer decision deadline option of 'Today' when current game time is later on in the day and not possible for clubs to respond in time.

- Stopped the ability to sign Institute players on Bosman style deals.

- Changed label for the 'Offer to Clubs Asking Price' to make it clearer that it is a percentage of the players displayed value.

- Loaned out players no longer kept in first team and demoted to reserves upon return to club.

- Removed duplicate news item when a youth players contract expires.

- Further fixes to ensure Australian teams keep their squad depth many years in the future.

- Altered contract decision code to prevent low league key players from getting early pay rises.

- Fixed occasional first team player being put in reserves and listed for loan in first season.

- Stopped occasional B Club player from being given first team wages due to being a key player in the B Club

- Prevented big clubs from actively looking to replace their terrible third choice goalkeepers

- Spanish based players no longer demands really high relegation release clauses, due to already having really high mandatory minimum fee release clauses



- Improved selection of subscriptions by personal assistant.

- Fixed issue where certain record news items would be sent to subscriptions unnecessarily.

- Should not be allowed to subscribe to virtual/grey players.

- Fixed personal assistant recommending a national manager unsubscribes from World Cup.

- Removing a player from a shortlist should not unsubscribe him if he exists on another shortlist.

- Auto-subscribe humans to matches category for international comps e.g. World Cup to improve immersion.

- Stopped human getting two match reports for the same match if subscribed to a comp's matches.

Press Conferences


- Fixed journalist asking about signing a compatriot for a new signing when other club team already contains a player of his nationality.

- Fixed press conference crediting user with multiple cup wins despite this being user's first.

- Fixed follow-up question about balancing books appearing in the wrong context in new signing conference.

- Miscellaneous text and press conference question fixes.

- Fixed press conference questioning team's form due to poor morale when team morale is actually very high.

- Improved selection of the main talking point of press conferences.

- Give precedence to team-mates of the same nationality over shared language when looking for a team-mate who can help a new signing settle in.

- Fixed wrong stadium name being shown in some new signing conference questions.

Board Takeovers


- Stopped non-players who dislike a club from leading consortiums that are interested in taking them over.

Network Game


- Now cannot join manager chat until you have completed adding a manager.

- Fixed blank stage in add manager wizard when "Assign Random Clubs" has been ticked.

- "Disconnect" action is now shown again on the game status screen for network clients.

- Fixed a problem where the next fixture details on the manager overview panel would not update for network clients.

- Fixed other managers watching a match being able to view the playing managers feedback widget.

- Fixed and improved user idle time counts.



- Fixed bug where user-named friendly competition gets its name changed to Friendly Cup after saving and reloading.



- CONCACAF World Cup qualifying section now starts off at the third round stage with the correct teams and fixtures.

- African World Cup qualifying section now starts off third round stage with correct teams and fixtures.



- Updated Australian A-League kick off times.

- Fixed discipline rules to correspond with specifications.



- Tweaked Belgian Second Division TV coverage.



- Fixed issue of Brazilian national First and Second Division games being played during the World Cup.



- Chilean First Division B clubs can sign/sell unlimited number of players in summer transfer window



- Fixed Croatian sides not arranging any friendlies during the winter break.

Czech Republic


- Tweaked Czech First Division TV coverage.



- Fixed period when Danish teams can start playing friendlies during the winter.

- Fixed Danish Cup draw rules.

- Danish Work Permit rules now check the wage offered to a player.

- Updated TV prize money.



- Fixed Blue Square Premier and Blue Square North\South playoffs being shown on TV when there is no TV deal in place.



- Updated Finnish Premier League to award teams with TV money beyond 2012.



- Fixed issue of French Coupe De La Ligue being set up after the first round draw.

- Updated TV revenue system for First and Second Division.

- Fixed Coupe De La Ligue kick off times and TV viewings.



- Fixed issue with German Cup's first round clashing with other German leagues due to the German Cup using the 2008 first round date.

- Fixed scheduling for First, Second and Third Divisions in Germany.

- Updated German kick off times.

- Updated German Cup TV prizes.

- Updated German first division to coincide the recent move of the penultimate game to a Sunday.

- If one or both teams that have qualified for the German Cup final also take part in the relegation for the German First/Second Division then the two relegation legs should be rescheduled.

- Included international days, where matches are not played.

- Fixed issue with match times after the new year



- Fixed a problem with Greek youth team full time player squad selection rule.

- Changed Greek Superleague cup schedule to finish a few weeks earlier.

- Updated Greek Superleague to give out TV prize money to teams to coincide with the recent contract.

Hong Kong (China PR)


- Added Hong Kong League Transfer Windows.

- Stopped teams not in Hong Kong First Division participating in reserve league.



- Matches are now played at 1630 every three Sundays in the Dutch Eredivisie.



- Fixed issue with Israel Premier and National league games playing during the play offs.

- Israeli Cup winner now takes 2nd Europa League seed after 2nd placed league team



- Serie A league schedule improvements.

- Games no longer take place on Easter Sunday.

- Foggia 1 point deduction added

- Removed Gallipoli point deduction.



- Fixed Norwegian Cup's geographical drawing during the preliminary stage.

- Fixed issue with second division teams occasionally being drawn into the preliminary stage.

- Tweaked how Third Division teams are selected for promotion to Second Division.

- Removed the nation trial day.

- Norwegian squad selection rules changed.



- Updated League Cup TV prize money.



- Fixed issue with games being played during the Romanian Second League winter break.



- Tweaked Russian Premier League schedule.



- Fixed issue where the final day Scottish league fixtures not being held on same day due to Scottish Cup Final.

- Updated Scottish Cup prize money.

- Fixed issue with Scottish Cup finals not taking place.

- Scottish U21 players now need to be younger than 21 on the 1st of January of the season start year.



- Fixed issue with first round of the Spanish Cup being too late.



- Fixed incorrect fixture rule for Swedish Super Cup.



- Fixed Lower League teams not playing at home in Swiss Cup.

- Fixed Swiss sides not arranging any friendlies during the Winter Break.

- Fixed scheduling for First and Second Divisions in Switzerland.



- Turkish Premier Division Schedule tweak.

- Updated Turkish Cup Prize Money.

- Added a check for foreign non-homegrown players in the youth leagues.

United States


- Added a link to the Waiver List on the MLS competition menu.

- Added a link to a draft on the MLS competition menu when it is currently been held (Superdraft and Waiver Draft).

- Toronto FC now pursue more Canadian players in the Superdraft.



- Updated Uruguay's transfer windows to be different for First and Second division.

UEFA Europa League


- Fixed fixture order.

UEFA Champions Cup


- Updated league dates.



- World Cup teams are now drawn in order of highest seeds first.

- Yellow cards are no longer carried on from the qualifying rounds to the World Cup.

- U20 World Cup now takes place in 2009.

Match Experience


- Fixed bug where Stockport home kit colours were not matching the titlebar/commentary colours for friendly matches.

- National teams in international finals now use 1-23 for virtual player squad numbers instead of 23+.

- Injury icon now no longer appears above a player in a match if the match is rewound to before the injury.

- Fixed pitch textures been inconsistence between 2D and 3D view.

- Fixed bug where playmaker and target man roles were not being setup correctly in the match.

- The first team now always uses the first kit when playing in the intra squad friendly.

- Crowds now celebrate shootout goals and all penalty misses

- Fixed "dead time" not being skipped when players retrieve ball for set pieces

Match Engine


Match v807


- Fixed keeper not hoofing bobbly ball clear when dangerous to try to control it

- Made keeper first touch on backpasses a little safer

- Reduce number of unrealistic keeper fumbles and failing to hold slow moving ball

- Fumbles now recognised as mistakes

- Fixed keeper spending too long on ground after fumbling ball on the deck

- Fixed keeper who tries a save a fraction after opponent gets to ball performing illogical dive action

- Fixed keeper trying to head clear silly backpass rather than let it go out and being able to organise for corner

- Fixed keeper not using 6 seconds and hoofing ball clear while holding it under pressure

- Encouraged passing ball around in own half a little more when tactics allow for it

- Fixed dodgy angle being passed into function causing assert and potential score divergence

- Midfielders getting ball deep a little less liable to play it long when under moderate pressure

- Try to reduce instances of players heading ball that they could run onto

- Fix to prevent 2 players going for one slow moving ball that is coming into their own area

- Made sensible passes to playmaker more attractive for his team mates

- Fixed wide play over-ride in tactics creator not being utilised properly

Match v808


- Stopped all but the most blatant offsides being called before any player has "interfered" with play

- Fixed wrong type of mistake being reported when keeper fumbles ball

- Added commentary for keeper fumbling ball

- Made keepers slightly more likely to dive when unable to save ball

- Fixed a couple of errors in keeper positioning that could leave goal exposed

- Stopped defender leaving ball to keeper if he isn’t sure when attacker will get to the ball

- Made players stick a little closer to their man especially when defending quite high and wide

- Made defenders more likely to step up to D-line when playing the offside trap

- Fixed players not getting goalside of opponent with ball in no brainer situation

- Improved behaviour of deep lying forward type players in terms of where they look for space to move into

- Reduce strikers running wide when team mate already close to that destination

- Players less likely to move onto a simple pass at unnecessary high speed, which should generally improve their first touch

- Another check against player first touch taking ball dangerously close to own goal

- Increased chance of players trying overhead kick shots

- Stop players trying ridiculously ambitious passes at free kicks unless set to all out attack

- Reduced unnecessary long backwards passes caused by v807 change

- Toned down number of pointless hopeful through balls

- Toned down directional error on clearances when ball on best foot

- Reduced number of panicky clearances especially behind for corner

Match v809


- Fixed a loophole that could still see players clear towards own goal

- Slight reduction in blocked shots and crosses to improve goal count

- Fixed player display positions incorrectly set up

- Removed old code that stopped an AMC playing directly behind a lone FC by shifting one left and one right

Match v810


- Implemented goalies rolling ball out underarm

- Reduced number of panicky clearances slightly

- Small tweak to basic pass choice

- Fixed overuse of pass to lurking player at corners

- Tweaked AI strategy choice slightly

- Made AI teams set full back roles to wing back in narrow formations

- Fixed incorrect variable being used to regulate speed when moving back onside

Match v811


- Made midfielders in teams without wide midfielders or wingers shift across better when defending the flanks

- Slight increase in technical ability at higher levels

- Improved chances of keepers making point blank save

- Fixed occasional instances of keepers leaving it too late to attempt a save

- Players more likely to choose safe pass ahead of risky first touch

- Further small tweak to pass choice AI

- Aimed crosses slightly further back from goal, to make harder for keeper, mainly for good crossers

- Fixed players attempting overhead kicks when facing the goal they are aiming at

- Reduced pointless long shots when run or pass on

- Boost header power for players with good heading ability

- Try to improve long shot aim variation rather than just straight at the keeper

- Fixed bug that could cause player going to meet cross, corner free kick to pull out at last minute

- Reduced fairly rare bug causing players to mis-control ball for no obvious reason

- Reduced number of risky dribble attempts when other options available

- Made marking of nearest player slightly more lax when player tired

Match v812


- Fixed bug that could cause player to fail to stop pass coming towards him, potentially causing back pass own goal

- Fixed overly zealous offside calls on players not close to interfering with play

- Made 811 change "more likely to choose safe pass ahead of risky first touch" more dependent on flair and run with ball instruction

- Encouraged players to put a few more tackles in, mainly when set to tackle hard against the relevant opponent

- Small tweak to marking of opponents in own area, to try to prioritize those closest to the goal and unmarked

- Made show onto foot AI a little more robust

- Fixed bug that could cause no keeper to be selected if current one is injured and no subs left on a depleted bench

Match v813 ( 10.1 )


- Fixed team selection bug that could conceivably see goalkeeper played outfield when side has 10 men

- Fixed small issue regarding defenders leaving ball for keeper before safe to do so

- Fixed issue causing players to sometimes hesitate when moving to head ball clear

- Fixed small marking issue that caused defenders to allow attacker to get goalside too easily

Match v814


- Couple of fixes to make player reactions to certain deflections more realistic

- Change to interpretation of what should be added to the tackle count

- Encourage first time finish when ball comes to player at pace close to opposition goal

- Reworked defensive positioning at direct free kicks to a more zonal based type

- Further fix to prevent rash decisions to leave ball to keeper

- Small fix to make extra sure players look to intercept balls coming towards them

- Tweak to make sure defending team players continue to mark ball player until it is clearly pointless

- Make players get a little tighter to ball player when possible (slightly more so when asked to mark tight)

- Allow players to drop back a little further to mark opponents when required and not logical to push D-line up

- Made more limited players who are playing higher tempo, more direct style a little more simplistic and direct in terms of on ball decisions

- Tweak to willingness to shoot long, try to make poor decision, vision or composure players rush into it more

- Cut down slightly on very wayward but not too difficult passes

- Slight tweak to ad hoarding positions

Match v815


- Fixed bug where substituted player doesn’t get full condition boost at end of match

- Further tweak to player willingness to make tackle as long as not on easy tackling

- Made players a little tighter still on ball player

- Small tweak to first touch AI

- Slight increase in accuracy of simple passes and shots

Match v816


- Adjusted tracking of run distance stat

- Fixed players not putting ball out when keeper injured

- Introduced concept of players chasing own header as a means to get ball under control

- Tried to make players quicker to close down pass receiver

- Further tweak to positioning of player marking opponent with ball, including accounting for opponent's pace advantage if applicable

- Slight increase on keepers effectiveness against power shots

- Fixed player set to mark "tall player" at set piece following him out of the danger area

- Fixed players dithering over whether to let ball run out or not

- Minor tweak to accuracy of passes and shots on weak foot

Match v817


- Reduced lateness of some offside calls

- Fixed linesmen putting flag up for offside way too late

- Fixed end of match commentary "manager never looked losing" being called for losing team

- Made players generally react quicker to ball movement around them

- Fixed another issue with players leaving ball to keeper in error

Match v818


- Fixed bug causing player to back off opponent if he deflects ball during the course of marking opponent

- Fixed some low shots being underhit slightly in the ball physics engine

- Reduced effect of weaker foot when only slightly changing direction while on the ball

- Fixed player trying slide tackle and being able to jump up and continue within a second or so

- Slightly reduced accuracy of long shots

- Fixed central midfielders getting dragged too close to ball when its with team mate in wide areas and losing attacking shape

- Dropped highest D-line settings back very slightly, leaving deeper lines pretty much unaffected

- Made players a little quicker to get back behind the ball when defending

- Tweaked off ball movement slightly, to encourage players to attack space from deep a little more willingly

- Made players a little quicker still to close down ball receiver

- Fixed instances of players showing ball player onto a particular foot taking up exaggeratedly odd positions as a result

Match v819


- Fixed uneven lateral positioning of 5 man defences

- Made central defender in a 3 less likely to engage opponent with ball until around own area

- General improvements to closing down logic

- Some improvements to marking generally

- Improved defensive play against counter attack

- Improved backline pushing up logic

- Improved compactness of defending team when they lose the ball- Improved player behaviour when letting ball run out of play

- Improved logic of when to leave ball for keeper

- Tried to reduce number of pointless offsides

- Made tricky players more likely to keep hold of ball than pass it off early

- Tweak to general pass choice

- Fixed instance of unrealistic wild clearance

- Reduced instances of very poor first touch

- Make players time runs onto ball over the top a little better

- Improved decision making of player when through on goal

- Reduced instances of unrealistic diving headers

- Try to make certain striker roles look to face own goal more when receiving ball to feet

- Fixed bug where keeper can wrongly let backpass go out of play

- Reduced instances of keepers making very difficult save at point blank range

- Fixed AI bringing on promising young keepers in non friendly matches

- Fixed a case of player running through the goal net

- Fixes to stop ball passing under ad hoardings

Match v820


- AI managers a little less cautious late in matches when expected to win

- Players a little more likely to use strongest foot where possible

- Attacking players a little more likely to move laterally towards the ball when its wide in order to offer support and options

- Other fine tuning to off ball movement into space, and around opposition D-line

- Fixed keepers holding shots they really shouldn’t hold

- Made players a little more determined to intercept dangerous balls into area

- Couple of small fixes to marking around own area

- Try to encourage players to dribble a bit more depending on PPM's and instructions

- Small tuning to what is and isn’t a clear cut chance

- Improved effectiveness of headers generally

- Made it harder to pass/shoot accurately when moving at high speed

Match v821


- Fixed some pass and cross stats and analysis tracking

- Fixed late offside being called when ball gone out for goal kick so no point it being given

- Tweaked number of offsides down by around 30%

- Fixed keepers going to collect ball from near goal and walking it all the way to corner taker, hence risking being caught out

- Fixed bug causing keepers to fail to smother easy ball at feet of oncoming opponent

- Fixed linesmen not keeping offside flag up for long enough

- Tweaked AI manager overall tactical strategies

- Slight tweak to positioning of low attacking mentality players when team attacking

- D-lines pushed back slightly in certain situations

- Tweak to positioning of players at deeper wide attacking free kicks

- Tweak to delivery of free kicks from deeper wide areas

- Fixed examples of players not being dismissed for clear professional fouls

- Slight tweak to keeper shot stopping abilities

- Fixed players stopping when ball kicked out for injury but it doesn’t leave the field for some reason

- Some tweaks to make defenders mark attackers a bit tighter

- Tried to make defence cover better when one of them pulled out of position

- Off ball movement a little less frantic around opposition D-line

- Fixed score divergence between certain build configs

- A few more hopeful long shots as the number had gone down a lot in recent builds

- Slight tweak to headed attempts on goal

- Slight tweak down on number of yellow cards

Match v822


- Rebalanced number of goals slightly

- Fixed keeper sometimes not looking to sweep up through balls



- Made some updates to the Game Credits

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