Football Manager 2010

Football Manager 2010 sees the return of the famous football management game for the new season, fresh with new signings, tools and features. With a new Tactics Creator and the introduction of touchline shouts and quick tactic changes, you'll always be able to react to the ebb and flow of the game from the dugout. Working with coaches from various levels of football, the game now has an extensive array of pre-set tactical options allowing the user to select a detailed role for a player in the team (such as ball winning midfielder or deep lying playmaker). Feedback from matches has been improved to give better insight into where your team is going wrong or doing it right. A new Match Analysis tool gives you the power to see where shots, passes, crosses, headers, tackles, fouls and interceptions have been made on the field for all players on the pitch. Viewable both live in-game and post match, pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of both your team and the opposition and mastermind your route to victory accordingly. Football Manager 2010 features a brand new User Interface, with the side bar navigation of previous years replaced by an intuitive tab system at the top of the screen, making Football Manager's famed depth easier to navigate for new managers. A brand new Data Editor allows the addition of new divisions to existing leagues and of entirely new leagues as well as making it easier than ever to keep the game up to date, and do so for free. For even more information, a new look News Centre allows you to receive an in-game subscription based newspaper with only the news that you want about the football world. Following the debut of a 3D match view in Football Manager 2009, this year's release sees a revamp with improved AI, over 100 new animations for the 3D pitch view, new stadiums, crowds, realistic pitch degradation and better lighting, creating an even more realistic match experience.

Polish - a year of polish, making the game faster, more immersive, more realistic and easier to play with better in game feedback and more advice, delivered in a more user friendly way.

Improved Match Engine - improved AI, over 100 new animations in 3D mode, new stadiums and crowds, improved pitch degradations and better lighting make for the most immersive pitch-side experience ever.

Match Analysis - a match analysis tool that shows you where shots, passes, crosses, headers, tackles, fouls and interceptions have been made on the field for both teams. See this analysis both live in game, and post match, allowing you to pinpoint the weaknesses and strengths of both your team and your opponents.

New User Interface - a completely new vibrant look and feel to the game, plus a navigational overhaul. The side menu is replaced by an intuitive tab system, based on extensive consumer feedback and usability studies, which allows you to access all areas of FM 2010 quickly and easily.

Tactical Overhaul - a new tactics module makes it much easier to make your team play as you want them to. There are thousands of possible pre-set options and touchline "shout" instructions for making instant changes to your teams playing style. Don't worry

The old system is still there for people who love their sliders.

News Center - a subscription based newspaper. Get the news about the football world around you that you want, and not the news you don't want.

New Data Editor - including a brand new Competition Editor allowing you to add competitions and extra levels for leagues currently in the game, and add completely new competitions and leagues all via a very simple to use editor. Plus, the new editor allows you to keep your game up to date more easily than ever before.

More Accurate Player Retirements

In Football Manager 2016 top players will be more likely to retire while they're still in their prime rather than dropping down the leagues. Basically, you'll be less likely to see Ronaldo and Messi playing into their late 30s in the lower leagues.

Manager Reputation Changes

For years manager reputation in Football Manager has been on a 6 point scale, meaning very little variation in reputation between different managers. In FM2016 this has been extended to a 20 point scale, meaning you'll see more accuracy in which managers get which jobs and how the media treat different managers. #realism

New Work Permit Regulations

Football Manager 2016 will feature up to date work permit regulations, in line with real world changes to work permits in the UK. Ensuring FM2016 remains as ultra realistic as possible.

More advice on Work Permits

In Football Manager 2016 you'll get a lot more support and advice from your Assistant regarding what to do with players you've signed who don't yet have work permits

Players returning for Testimonials

In Football Manager 2016 retired players will return for former team mates testimonials

Player Insurance

Player Insurance has been added to Football Manager 2016, so when a player is injured for a long time their salaries will be covered, giving you more flexibility with your wage budget to bring in a replacement

Board Request Upgrades

Conversations with the board when making requests have had a revamp with more options

Improved Transfer Offer Screen

The transfer offer screen has been revamped in Football Manager 2016

Prozone Match Analysis

In #fm2016 Sports Interactive’s partnership with the leading sports statistics provider, Prozone, has seen a wide reaching revamp of the in-game match analysis tool, adding lots of useful functionality whilst also making it a lot more prominent and easier to use.

Fantasy Draft Mode

FM2016 will feature an all new fantasy draft mode allowing you to create your dream team. Starting with a fixed budget, each manager builds a squad from scratch, competing with other managers to sign the best talent before going head-to-head against one another in a mini-league.

Improved Set Piece Control

Football Manager 2016 will feature all new set piece controls, giving you even deeper control over how your players play out free kicks and corners.

Customise Touchline Manager

New in FM2016 you're going to be able to customise your own appearance and see yourself and other managers on the touchline during a match

Dynamic Rivalries

When FM2016 is released later this year your rivalries with other clubs will progress over the years. Has your Stockport County side been battling Barnet for the premier league title for the past decade? Those fixtures will now have the added spice of other non-local rivalries, but instead of Roy Keane squaring up against Patrick Vieira or Martin Keown jumping all over Van Nistelrooy it'll be your silky teenage playmaker whose being kicked off the park by Barnet's big bruising defensive midfielder or your homegrown captain letting the passion get to him and seeing red in the 86th, all while the fans cry out for more blood.

Improved B Team Integration

When using B teams in Football Manager 2016 you will get more advice on moving your players between your A and B side based on changes in their ability.

Create your own son

On the touch version of FM2016, available on tablets and compatible with laptops/pcs, you will have the option to create your own son who will be drafted into the youth academy

Assistant Manager Best 11

In FM2016 when switching between tactics and experimenting with different formations and player roles, you will now see a live preview of what your assistant manager thinks your Best 11 would be within that particular setup

Player Birthdays in Commentary

Just a fun one this time, in FM2016 players birthdays will be mentioned in commentary!

Friendly Importance and Effectiveness

In Football Manager 2016 friendlies for your reserves, b sides and youth teams have been improved with more frequency, quality and purpose, which will have a positive affect on player development. Just another touch of realism coming in FM2016.

Improved AI handling of unhappy players

In Football Manager 2016 the AI will be better at handling unhappy players, working to repair relationships with players, and using the media and other members of the playing squad to help, as opposed to simply placing players on the transfer list like in FM2015

Private chat's with your squad about a job

If you, the human manager, are approached by another club in FM2016 you'll now have the ability to have a private team meeting with your players to discuss the situation.

New Staff Profile Screen

Here's a quick look at the revamped staff profile screen in Football Manager 2016

New Staff Overview Screen

The staff overview screen in FM2016 makes it easier than ever to see how your staff team compares to those in the same league as you. Perfect for when you're progressing through the leagues and need to upgrade from season to season.

Late Fitness Tests

Late Fitness Tests have been added to Football Manager 2016 for players that are pre-match injury doubts. Your physio will now wait until the very last minute before recommending that a player doesn't play.

More Staff Roles

In FM2016 you'll have even more control over which roles you take on yourself and which you leave to your staff

Talking Points Match Replay Type

FM2016 has a new match replay option, allowing you to quickly see any "talking points" that the media may be quizzing you on

Player/Staff Joint Search

If you're managing at the lower level and are looking to stretch your wage budget, you can now search for combined player/staff roles. Helping you easily find players that will take on the role of both a player and a staff member, for just one wage

Scout Report News Item Summary

Here's a preview of what the scout report now looks like in the news screen. Of course you'll be able to view the scout report in full as well.

New Contract Offer Screen

The contract offer screen has had a revamp in Football Manager 2016, here's a sneak preview

Scout Report tells you how marketable a player is

In Football Manager 2016 you'll now get more information on how marketable a player when receiving scout reports. Signing a more marketable player will bring in more cash to the club, so it's always something to consider.

Condition bar on the pitch

When watching a match in 3D in FM2016 you'll see a condition above the players head

Team Stats Overview Screen

The team stats screen has had a big revamp in FM2016. Who doesn't love some gorgeous stats? That's what FM's all about right?

Start of transfer window news items

In FM2016 you'll get player recommendations from your staff at the start of each transfer window

Contract Offer Screen

The contract offer screen has had a revamp in Football Manager 2016. Here's a preview of the high res version.

Dribble Less Team Instruction

FM2016 features a new Dribble Less team instruction, encouraging your players to be more cautious in possession and look for the safer pass

4-2-3-1-0 DM Formation

Football Manager 2016 features a new strikerless 4-2-3-1-0 DM default formation. Do you think you'll be using it? What's your experience with Strikerless formations?

5-2-2-1 KB Formation

The 5-2-2-1 KB is a new default formation in Football Manager 2016. A very narrow midfield with Wing Backs overlapping. Can you be successful with Wing Backs in the modern age?

5-4-1 Diamond Formation

The 5-4-1 Diamond is another new default formation coming in FM2016. Once again it uses wing backs.

3-1-4-2 DM Formation

Final new default formation to be featured in Football Manager 2016 is the 3-4-1-2 DM. What do you think about playing without any wide defenders? Too risky?