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Temporary Europe file added which, through my play tests, does draw groups for the Europa League.

Please be aware this file is not 100% complete, most of the major European qualifiers are in (England, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey etc) but others are not. I am having to go through countries in blocks to try and figure out who is causing the problem, this will take some time.


Further tests reveal it is something going on with the "smaller" countries, I will keep adding as many countries as I can (at least from playable divisions) to make it as accurate as possible so at least your available playthroughs will be more accurate.
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Temporary Europe file added which, through my play tests, does draw groups for the Europa League.

Please be aware this file is not 100% complete, most of the major European qualifiers are in (England, Spain, Ukraine, Turkey etc) but others are not. I am having to go through countries in blocks to try and figure out who is causing the problem, this will take some time.
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Temporary file for Portugal added.

Again, please be aware due to the chaos forcing structural changes in leagues they will either a) take time or b) not be 100% accurate.

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How about Macclesfield? The club has been wound up, you want to remove it from the English extra file?


The English file, in general, is going to take extra work after the issues with Bury as well.
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One thing I found in the FM data, is dat Ajax always has far too less money
Since the selling of Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus, Ajax made more than € 300 million profit. Not all of that is available to buy new players ofcourse, but it would be nice if all the hard work of Marc Overmars (director of finance) is reflected in the update.


I haven't touched finances yet, this is something I do when the transfer window closes (so i know what they have and have not spent and don't need to keep track of it) but teams like Ajax will be worked on.
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I have a week off coming up so will look back into this to see if it is something that is easy to resolve.
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Europe file disabled until further notice.
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I'll take a look into it, there shouldn't be any conflicts but as always FM throws up random bugs!
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How does the file work ingame when you pick a Champions League or Europa League team? Some competitions are updated and some aren’t. For example the group stages


The European files registers the teams involved in this years competitions, regardless of whether they have a domestic file or not. For example you can play in France which has been updated and the CL and EL are accurate to this year even if the Polish or Czech leagues has not been updated yet. The qualified teams are all accurate (though some can't enter in the right bracket due to structural changes but its very minor).
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Minor corrections to English file added. Stevenage and Macclesfield now swapped, Bury moved to the National South and Brackley to North.

If it is possible to replicate the 22/21 division without errors it will be added in a future update.
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Europe added.
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Polish Ekstraklasa please?


Given the structural changes involved, this will not be any time soon I am afraid.
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Good work

Last time I checked Brackley is in the South, reinstate Bury, they were abused by the corrupt EFL regime


The next temporary workaround will likely just be moving Bury to the South and making them have a transfer embargo so they drop like a brick. Hopefully long term I can restructure the league.
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Italy and Scotland added to the extra files.

For the question about why Brackley are in South etc, as explained the game requires 22 teams in the N/S level, I added Bury temporarily to accomplish this as their appeal was ongoing (which would have resulted in them entering and Brackley or Gloucester moving to the South). Much more work is required to get it to reflect the 21/22 discrepancy so for now if you are not playing in the N/S I suggest only activating down to the National League if this inaccuracy is an issue for you.
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Thank you for explaining, and good luck with the PhD!


Thanks Tommy! Whilst I can't give release dates I am always happy to discuss what I will (or won't) be releasing in the near future, some leagues will be difficult due to covid-related restructures, but where possible I'll update to the best of my abilities.
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Just to make people aware, I am working on a PhD fulltime, this means leagues will be released in bursts followed by some periods of no releases, rest assured more are coming. Remember this year isn't like normal, whilst I would have most league files done by now seasons also used to finish in May not July/August.

European changes (CL and EL) will be added when the finals are concluded (if either of them would influence next season, obviously if Sevilla v Inter and RB/PSG v Bayern are the finals as each finished in the CL places already it won't be an issue and the file will be released sooner).

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Hi everyone! Turkish Super League will be 21 clubs at 20/21 season. Also the other Turkish leagues has disabled relegation rule for this season but champions, runner-ups and play off winners will be on upper league. Could anyone do that on In-game editor? I am not able to do that. Thanks in advance.


I am going to try, advanced editor isn't really my area of expertise but if I can I will try to reflect structural changes.
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An extra file for England has been added. Please note this is a temporary file that allows for the appropriate restructure in the Football League to fill the gap left by Bury this season and will in all likelihood be altered in the future given the unpredictability in the lower reaches of the English game. Bury have been added to the National League North (meaning 22 teams in north/south) and Brackley moved to the National League South.
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This weekend it Will be clear which teams come up from the Serie B! Return game is the 11th.

Great work Guys! Greetings from the Netherlands


I will be getting a file ready for Italy to easily move the promoted teams up to Serie A when the matches are played so it will be good to go.
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@TheMinsterman Are you going to release a file for England (promotions-relegations) soon? I really want to start a save with Crewe Alexandra! Thanks in advance!


Hey DimiZag, hopefully sooner rather than later, the big issue is the structural changes I need to implement due to the whole Bury fiasco and potential covid issues for non-leasure, I will endeavour to have at least a temporary file soon!
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Hi guys, don't know if you're aware but when doing the English promotions/relegations, when setting the EFL League One back to 24 teams (it was 23 this season because of Bury's unfortunate demise), it disables the Carabao Cup for the first season because it's coded to have 91 teams.

Not sure if there's a way around this in the Advanced Rules but it's just a heads up!


England will be a headache from my early testing, thank you for the heads up on another issue to look out for!
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Will you be amending previous contract start dates, so players that moved last summer will now be interested in moving clubs in FM?


If I remember correctly, a file for this backdating contracts will be generated and provided, but not by myself.
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you are already updating italy up to which category?


I can't guarantee when, but probably this week. I update as many of the leagues as possible, at the very least the playable leagues.
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Some are already added, others will follow, usually this process lasts across the transfer window.
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how soon does your update come out with promotion and relegations in italy?


Now the season has concluded, Italy will be near the top of the list of priorities.
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Promotions and Relegations will be added through extra files, please bear with me as it's been a chaotic season so my usual update schedule has been disrupted. They'll be added.
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Gradually extra files will be added to the update to reflect promotions and relegations, this will include the European qualifiers as well.
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I'll make sure to include it in the extra files which will gradually be released.
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As the season is (to some degree) gradually coming to a close in most countries to varying degrees, I will now be adding extra files to replicate next season with the best of our available knowledge. These files will be named Germal.xml for example and initially will include promotions and relegations, previous champions etc.

Further files for financial changes and so on will also come in time, bare with me it's a complicated year for obvious reasons!

Please be aware I will not be altering the start date of leagues (they'll start when they normally would as will transfer windows), where possible I will endeavour to update the league structure but there are no guarantees.

If you have any questions please post them here.

When installing a new version of the update ALWAYS delete all previous files to prevent conflicts arising.

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This is something I will be trying to find fixes for when we get to next years update, all work going forward will be on FM20 but I want to take lessons from any kinks in the system this year so please keep reporting things like this.
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