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Football Manager 2018 | Football Intelligence | FM18

September 13, 2019

Welcome to the last instalment of FMTV ahead
of the release of Football Manager 2018 on November 10th. We’ll be running through
some of the changes to the transfer market in FM18 as well as improvements to board interaction
and how your performance as a manager will be judged more realistically this year.
Let’s start with transfers. In real life, we’ve seen a huge increase in the value
of transfer fees over the past couple of seasons and you’ll see these inflated fees and contracts,
reflected in Football Manager 2018 of course. Several new transfer, contract and loan clauses
have been added to reflect the volatile modern transfer market. The way you can make instalment
payments on transfers had been changed to reflect real life better, with payments now
being able to be made every 6 months rather than annually, with 3 instalments allowed.
This is something that real clubs use to comply with Financial Fair Play restrictions – so
the option should be there for you too. The loan market has also been updated to include
additional clauses that clubs use when structuring these short-term deals. For instance, there’s
the new option to loan a player until the next transfer window opens. There’s the
option to include a bonus for a competition achievement too.
There’s a couple of new additions in FM18 surrounding minimum fee release clauses which
are rapidly becoming one of the most used contract clauses in world football. You can
now set an expiry date on a minimum fee release clause and you can also include separate minimum
fee release clauses for foreign and domestic clubs as part of the same contract offer.
Whilst we’re talking contracts, you can now have multiple types of the same clause
in a contract. Want to specify salary changes for players after both 15 matches and 30?
That’s not a problem in FM18. These clauses are available for appearances and goal bonuses.
You can also have multiple clauses in transfer offers.
The AI managers will also make more intelligent decisions regarding transfers in FM18. They
place a greater emphasis on a player’s recent form when looking through potential signings
meaning that players that have unexpectedly good seasons will be more likely to catch
the attention of the bigger clubs – as has been the case in recent years in real-life.
The AI around squad building has also improved, with AI managers looking at both long term
and short term needs for their squad, whilst the bigger clubs might only look at superstars
and potential youth stars, as long as they have enough home grown players that is. They’ll
now look to recruit more players that can slot into the first-team straight away and
move some of their existing first-teamers down to rotation roles if necessary. This
makes for a much more competitive transfer market and ensures the AI can not only compete
against you for the biggest deals but at every level of transfer.
Another improvement on the AI in the game – and something that is used throughout
the game by AI managers, boards, the media & the fans via social media – FM18 sees the
introduction of league performance tracking. This is a major new innovation in the way
that your performance is judged throughout your career. Instead of just referring back
to your club’s expected finishing position at the start of the season, the new league
performance tracking system will take more contextual information into account to create
a more three-dimensional picture of the season you’ve had.
For example, if you find yourself mired in a relegation battle and lead the club to safety
you’ll find your managerial support amongst the dressing room increase and you may have
more sway when making requests to the board. Your performance will also be talked about
in the press and across social media with journalists referencing it in news items and
fans will be more opinionated towards you in social media posts.
So, that’s it from FMTV. All that remains now is to get stuck into Football Manager
2018 when it releases on November 10th. There are lots of other new and improved features
that we haven’t revealed yet, so keep an eye on the @footballmanager Twitter
account, but there’ll also be others for you to discover for yourselves when you finally
get your hands on the game. I’ve been Joe Thomlinson, thanks for watching.

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  1. I really hope the AI transfers have been improved. Man City regularly end up with 8 or 9 advanced playmakers in FM17.

  2. Final episode? Weren't they supposed to tell us more about the match engine improvements? Last episode was mostly talk about the graphics engine overhaul.

  3. So no training improvements ? do they come in 2019 to make it worth buying ?do you even listen to your source of income ? These are just doing what EA sports are doing now , add something take something away to add again next time to keep the pennies rolling in, I wish someone else would come up with Footy Management game that would give you a serious kick up up the arse!

  4. As long as we can actually bloody sell players this time and the AI doesn't treat you with double standards when selling!

  5. Not worth a purchase for me at the moment.
    So far, FM 18 just looks like the same game with little adjustments.
    Looks like I'm going to continue my FM 17 save until next year.

  6. I see many disagree but I liked the way this guy explained things. He has been very clear and I have been able to understand everything even if my english is really poor 🙂

  7. I see some comments agains Joe Thomlinson. I want to point out he's not the only one involved and perhaps your complaints should be directed in some other direction.

  8. Like most of the things being talked about. Shame to notice the frame for Dean Parrett man of the match (in this video) has the Passes.Completed dot dot dot thing. Had hoped the font size and placement in this version would be good enough to avoid incomplete data when used in different sizes. 👍🏻⚽️😀

  9. This is being very cleverly marketed, all this bullshit means one thing and one thing only….apart from a few tweaks this is basically FM17.

  10. FFS Si give what the real fan base want an excellent football management game. We are all tired of this b*llsh*t little tweaks and adjustments here and there. Listen to your fan base and STOP using your fan base as stupid cash cows and your eyes light up when you see the cha ching coming in. You got all the help here in people's comments to make Football manager what it should be or some one out there another developer or somebody give us a proper football managment game for the fans!!!

  11. Like what's been said already I hope the AI transfers are a lot more developed than in previous years. Not long now!

  12. Tbh i just want you guys to sort out how often players who are on back up squad roles complain about not starting every single match.

  13. Can't stand to see his face or hear his voice for longer then 2 secs. Very interested in the new features tho. Please fire the guy ;D

  14. I hope you can encourage players from other teams to join your squad by Turing down contract extensions and letting there contracts run out. For example how oozily and Sanchez are running down there contracts and because of this Arsenal are looking to sell these players cheaper ignorer to get a profit off them instead of them leaving for free.

  15. What's the betting my scouts recommend a winger when I don't use wingers? 😉

    Or scouts saying a player is better than what I have when he actually rates him as worse?

    For me the whole game is just re-organising how information is displayed. Oh and database update. 😉

    Also all this data analysis stuff. Do you really think the lower league clubs IRL have all this ability?

  16. bunch of crap, just more angry players because they are not being overpaid and then accepting lower offers from any club, good joke.

  17. They should change it so that when a player is rotting away in Chelsea or Man City's reserves, that they are more willing to take a paycut, or move to a lesser team. This could be based around how often they have played within the last 12 months. So many players in the past have demanded to be on more money, or just out-right refuse to go to another Premier league team, even though they haven't kicked a ball in the last year.

  18. FM missed a trick here. Being the last episode it would've been amazing for Joe to have revealed he was using his iPad to buy 20 identical shirts on an online clothes store.

  19. Fuck this inflation transfer market.. this shit is for rich club..i've always play a least popular team in premiere division to build them a become much bigger,well known..

  20. This game is trash… pure random garbage. It’s like a Ubisoft grenade… it’s like the new IT movie… shit just doesn’t make sense… just bad

  21. fix the problems with shooting from impossible angles, and 40 shots but 2 on target.. whereas the opposition score 50 yard screamers with 9 long shot ability.

  22. woho more to do besides playing games and being able to see the prospects turn into gems.
    Love it, I just hate playing a game and seeing my investments turn into gold! I guess you will also add some bugs into all these extra stuff ?

    If this game is even worse than FM17, this will be my last FM I will ever buy.
    But no worries, I've only been a loyal buyer of your games since EIDOS CM 93/94.

  23. I hate when I offer say 30mil for a player, it gets rejected, but then a few weeks later the player is sold for 7. It's like theres a certain date in the database where clubs update their shortlists or something?

  24. I don't really see that much improvement if I'm being honest and again it seems pre-ordering might be a very bad Idea, I'm honestly just gonna wait on Steam Reviews and recommendations…

  25. If I don't see managers getting fired within 12 months of winning the league title, then it isn't real enough. It should be an absolute miracle to last 20 seasons at the same club, and if you do actually manage that then the fans should be in an open state of rebellion to throw you out. Players who only play for one club in their whole career should be as rare as unicorns. Loyalty in football is in a coma on life support and it should be that way in the game.

  26. Why do people keep saying stop shouting? He isnt shouting. You can tell he isnt from the pitch of his voice. Cant wait for FM18 to come out

  27. Youth teams? In 2016/17 I found that after 2/3 seasons even clubs in the EPL would have hardly any youth players. Which is just idiotic, especially if you watch the youth divisions thoughout European competitions; enormous enphasis is put on youth. But in FM, youth squads dwindle to 5/6 players. This needs better AI youth retention and development. Further more, unemployed coaches. I found, that if you manage a less than glamorous club, but discover a good coach, he'd rather remain be mployed than accept your job offer…really?

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