Football Manager 2014
Football Manager 2014 is set to be released at the end of the year, this is the number one place to find out about all the features and release date information. New features are going to be released once a day every single week day until the release of the game and we'll gather a complete list of all FM2014 Features and Announcements here on this page, so check back everyday for the latest Football Manager 2014 News.
Football Manager 2014 will feature for the first time, the opportunity for star players to have a testimonial having been at the club for a certain period of time or when they announce there retirement.
FM2014 allows you to apply for work permits for your own players without having to offer them a new contract. Fixing a significant frustration faced by many Football Managers in previous versions.
Director of Football Player Value Suggestion
The Director of Football will now suggest a more appropriate transfer value following unsuccessful attempts to sell a player in Football Manager 2014
Pre Season Tour Merchandising Benefits
Going on pre season tours abroad in Football Manager will boost your shirt sales, bringing more money into your club
Position History Graph
When choosing a club to start your Football Manager 2014 Career you can now view a position history graph to see how a club as performed in recent years
TV Money Revamp
The amount of TV money each team gets is to get a total revamp to be more realistic in FM2014
Ask a player to sack his agent
Having problems negotiating a contract with a player, or is his agent causing problems offering him around to other clubs? You can now ask the player to leave his agent in FM2014
Bigger Stadium for European Matches
Football Manager 2014 allows you to schedule to play your European Matches at an alternative bigger stadium if your home stadium is too small
Check future transfer contracts
In Football Manager 2014 you'll be able to check the contracts that you've offered to players that are joining in the future
Make use of your captain
In FM2014 captains can be asked to determine the mood/togetherness of the dressing room to help you know when you should have a team meeting. Captains can also be asked to resolve conflicts between two team mates in Football Manager 2014.
Real time editor
An official FM14 real time editor will be released for FM2014 allowing you to edit various aspects of your saved game, not just new games.
Assistant Manager takes control of training
In Football Manager you can assign your Assistant Manager to take control of all the different aspects of training.
Fixture list includes potential cup opponents
When viewing your fixture list in FM2014 you will now see potential fixtures and opponents for future cup matches rather than waiting for the draw to be confirmed.
Make players available for youth squads
Football Manager 2014 will allow you to make players available for the youth squads as well as just the reserves.
Leak interest in job to the press
FM2014 adds the ability to leak your interest in a job at another club to the press rather than just applying directly.
Define favourite formation
You can now define your own favourite formation when creating a new manager in Football Manager 2014.
In Football Manager 2014 you can reprimand captains for bad behaviour and remind them that they should be more of a role model.
Where are they now in Transfer History
The transfer history page in Football Manager 2014 now has a "where are they now" button, allowing you see how a player has progressed after leaving your club.
Clauses included in transfer budgets
Your Football Manager 2014 transfer budget will now take into consideration all the clauses included in a transfer, not just the main fee.
Train players as leaders
In FM2014 you can train a player to develop into a leader.
Football Manager 2014 Referees retire and new ones appear.
You can now split the shot analysis page between first and second half shots for comparison in Football Manager 2014.
Enhanced Finance Management
Marker in financial projection graph to indicate where the club are in relation to the budget
Congratulate player on international cap
In Football Manager 2014 you can privately congratulate a player on winning their 1st cap or scoring their 1st international goal
FM2014 will have a revamp the way referees work in Football Manager with specific regional refs, refereeing regional competitions such as the Conference North
Press Conference for Stadium Enhancements
New Press conference questions if stadium improvements or a new stadium request is granted or rejected by the chairman
Player suitability news item
Player suitability for different roles will be delivered in one report to your inbox in FM2014, allowing you to quickly adjust your team when recieving backroom advice
New stadium means increased attendance
FM2014 will featre increased attendances for fixtures, including friendlies, at new stadiums
New, improved and more realistic fan reactions to losses against vastly superior opposition in FM14
Football Manager 2014 features revamped referee categories, ensuring that the right level of ref is refereeing the correct matches
FM2014 will allow you to retain full access to your shortlists regardless of which team managed or if you're unemployed
Continental Qualification News
FM14 features new and improved, streamlined Continental Qualification seeding news stories in your inbox before draws are made
Fixture rearrangement or postponement
Football Manager 2014 Features the ability for you to request fixture rearrangement or postponement if a number of your players are unavailable such as being called up for international duty
Conditional Loan Repayments
FM14 features more tranfer options when loaning players including conditional loan payments e.g "£500k repayable on promotion
FM2014 adds regular news items previewing the next round of league fixtures
Split Training Days
FM2014 improves the training calendar allowing you to split single days into both Rest and Match Preparation
FM2014 will have training camps properly integrated into the training calendar, allowing you to fully manage your pre-season training.
New Player Roles
There are 8 new player roles in Football Manager 2014: Half back, target flank man, limited FB, complete wing back, enganche, regista, false no.9, shadow striker
Multiple contract end dates
In Football Manager 2014 you will now be able to have multiple end dates when offering contracts to players
Improved transfer budgets
Transfer and wage budgets have a dose of realism in FM14 with agent fees & pro-rated loyalty bonuses now being included in the calculation of transfer budgets and contract bonuses coming out of your wage budget
Asking Price Conversation
FM14 includes a revamped conversation with players concerned over their asking price
In FM14 player position labels will link to that particular position section
"Ungentlemanly Conduct" renamed "Unsporting Behaviour"
In Football Manager 2014 "Ungentlemanly Conduct" has been renamed "Unsporting Behaviour"
Staff Recommend Player Button
When you hire a new staff member in FM14 the news item will include a recommended player button allowing you quickly see the players the new staff member recommends you sign
Improved Director of Football
In FM14 you can ask a Director of Football to find a player who plays in a specific role or position, rather than just seeking out specific players.
Supporter Owned Clubs
The role of supporters owning clubs has been improved in Football Manager 14 and now, where appropriate, supporter owned clubs will no longer be sold to businessmen
Chairman Selling Media Hype
FM14 will feature more media hype surrounding the sale of a club your involved in including press conference questions concerning the state and future of the club and the chairmen
Separate staff budget
Football Manager 2014 will feature Separate wages budgets for the squad and the playing staff. So you no longer have to worry about whether to sign that new player or that extra coach. Especially important when struggling in those lower leagues
Improved MLS league
The MLS and A-League have had massive revamps in Football Manager 2014. Making them both more realistic and more playable. Here's a preview of a news item explaining league contract rules when joining a MLS or A-League team.
Press targeting players
In FM14 the press are more likely to target a specific player for criticism, claiming that they're overrated or unsuitable for your team
When new staff are created in FM14 (new staff members who are not former players), they will now have non player traits, which are the staff equivalent of player preferred moves
Board Confidence includes financial fair play
In FM14 Board Confidence and Board Interaction have been expanded to include feedback on meeting new financial fair play requirements, including a monthly report in your inbox
Board Transfer Feedback
Having a positive net transfer income (making a profit from transfer dealings, selling more than you spend) will be met with more appreciation from board in FM14
Team Report Summary
There's a new and improved team report summary in Football Manager 2014, giving you a quick and easy to understand overview of future opponents
FM14 will feature, for the first time ever, presidential elections for clubs who have an election based system. In the past the promises made by chairmans, such as when Florentino Pérez promised to sign David Beckham if he was elected to be in charge of R
In Football Manager 2014 you will have the option for clubs to auto-extend contracts by up to 3 years when negotiating a contract
Choose your own feeder club
Feeder clubs have been updated in FM14, you can now have more control over choosing your own realistic feeder club
Improved Trial Days
Trial days have been improved in Football Manager 2014 with teams now playing in First Teams formation so you can get a better look at how players fit into your setup
Financial Fair Play
The finances screen has been updated in FM2014 with a new tab dedicated to helping you understand the Financial Fair Play rules, with all the important information you need to know whether or not you're meeting them
Training Overview Enchancement
The training overview has been improved in FM14 to include information on how many weeks training has taken place in each area.
Higher attendances post-league title
FM2014 fixes a common in previous versions of FM. When you won the league the game would calculate you were now playing teams of a lower reputation and your attendances would suffer. Now when you win the league you get higher attendances the following sea
Select start date in FM Classic
You can now select your start date in FM Classic
AI buying replacement players
AI teams are now better at planning their transfers, shortlisting and targeting replacements when there is significant interest in of their own players. e.g. with the Bale saga, Tottenham will be better at signing or lining up replacement players in advan
Touchline bans have been made more realistic with the Assistant Manager taking full control over the days proceedings including press conferences
Financial Fair Play in Contract Negiotations
When negotiating contracts you are now provided with additional information in regards to how your offer fits into new Financial Fair Play rules
Improved Affiliate Clubs
Affiliate clubs are now better organised when sending out loan players, including sending you a list of players from which to choose from
Third party ownership
Third party ownership has been improved, for those leagues that allow it. Private Investors can now make offers to co-own a percentage of a player, this will save you money in the beginning, but cost you when you come to sell
Press Conference questions about your board
More drama in press conferences with questions on what you think of your board and whether you think their expectations are acceptable and realistic and if you feel you really have their backing
German supporter ownership of clubs
The German leagues have been made more realistic with clubs that are 51% supporter owned, needing to have a chairman voted for by those supporters and any takeover will only for 49% of the club
Fan reaction to youngsters
In FM2014 fans will now react more realistically to manager fielding youngsters and homegrown players, giving them more time than new signings
Press conference questions on records
FM14 features more media hype surrounding the breaking of records both pre-match and post-match (after a record has been broken, or is still yet to be broken)
Conversations with loan players
You can now have personal conversations with your players that are out on loan in Football Manager 2014
Neutral Stadiums in Versus Mode
Vs Mode matches will take place in neutral stadiums in FM2014
Player Roles in Reserves and U18's
In Football Manager 2014 you will have more control over the positions and roles your players play in, when featuring for the reserves or youth teams. Essentially you can require that a player, play in a certain position, particularly useful if you forese
Merchandise boost for tours abroad
Tours abroad are more realistic and more important with significant merchandise sales boost for high repuatation clubs that tour abroad
Players using Social Media
In FM2014 you will be more likely to find players using, or mis-using, social media. Whether it's complaining about the club or just airing their opinion, you will need to manage your squads use of social media
Cost per year for Financial Fair Play
Yet more info on the implementation of new financial fair play rules with a breakdown of a "Total Cost of Transfer" in terms of its "Total Cost of Transfer Per Year", which will help you stay within FFP rules.
Shorter contracts for third party ownerships
With the implementation of third party ownerships in some areas, such as South America, such ownerships will result in shorter contracts being offered to players on the assumption that they will be moved on quicker.
Press conference goal analysis
Press conferences will now feature questions based on the analysis tab of matches, such as questions on the number and type of goals your team has been scoring or conceding.
Comment on departing players
When a player leaves your club you can now make a positive comment to the press about the player.
Director of Football Player Reports
More detailed Player Reports are available immediately once your Director of Football has made a bid for him (if you're making use of your director of football that is)
Full ineligibility information is displayed as a pop up when hovering over an ineligibility icon
Style of play
Your style of play has a bigger impact on player and fan happiness, including new press conference questions concerning the type of football your team is playing
The way club debt is handled in FM14 has been completely revamped for a more accurate and realistic Football Manager Experience.
Reserve team staff roles
Reserve teams can now have their own assistant manager and coaches. In total Football Manager 2014 has added 10 new reserve team staff roles
Playoffs are now improved in FM14, with more preperation options including specialised team meetings
The quick sub options have been improved, it's now even easier to to quickly set player roles and duties when making a quick sub.
Contract expiry panel
FM14 includes a new and expanded contract expiry panel, with more information at your fingertips to manage those players whose contracts are expiring, including FPP information.
Weaker foot training
You can now specifically train a players weak foot in Football Manager 2014
Pre season tours
Improved and expanded pre season tours which are now even easier to set up
Wage amounts for Director of Football transfer targets
You now have more control over the wages your managing of Director of Football looks for in transfer targets, meaning the players he targets are more realistic
Goalkeeper morale and "last match" conversations have been made more realistic in Football Manager 2014
Pre Match Rivalry
Improved and expanded pre match "banter" with rival teams
The end of season summary report has been improved and expanded to include even more details about the season just finished.
News items and media comments are now more bias towards form, rather than club reputation
Affiliate Club Screen
The Affiliate Clubs screen has had a complete revamp to give you even more info on your relationships with other clubs
You can now add even more details about yourself when adding a new manager, including your local town/city of birth
Filter search results
You can now filter player search results by overall recommendation of your scouts in FM14
Scouts try different nation/region
When receiving news items about scout reports in FM14 you'll now see a quick "Try Different Nation/Region" button to quickly change where a scout is looking for potential new players
Non-contract contract offers have been massively improved in FM14, so if you've been taking advantage of having players on non-contracts in the lower leagues, your experience may now be harder with added realism
Complain to international managers
You can now complain to international managers about how a player has been treated whilst on national team duty
Recent form conversations
Conversations with players about their recent form have been improved and expanded
Team names in saved game names
Useful new feature, team names are now included in the names of auto save files so you don't get confused between different save games
Specify player position to an affiliate club
When sending a player to an affiliate club you can now specify a position you would like that player to play when playing for that affiliate club
Enhanced progress bars in training including tactical preperation
Improved reporting on aggregate results
The match reporting on matches with aggregate results (i.e. more than one leg) has been fixed and improved in various ways
Privately congratulate player on an award
You can now privately congratulate a player when they win an award in FM14
AI Affiliate Clubs
In FM14 the AI controlled clubs have been improved to make better use of affiliate clubs
Financial projections have been improved in FM14 with the inclusion of projections based on whether or not you stay in the current division or move to another division
Deadline day squad weaknesses
More focus on squad weaknesses within the transfer window and on transfer deadline day, e.g. the common perception that Man Utd needed a central midfielder over the summer