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Football Manager 2011 (abbreviated to Football Manager 11 or FM11) is a football manager simulation video game. It is set to be released on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and PlayStation Portable before Christmas 2010.
- Agents roles have been enhanced; there will be five types of agents that negotiate contracts. Some will give you a blank page for negotiations, while others will ask for too much and others will be more sensible.
- There will be around a dozen new contact clauses, including a bonus for players making it into the Team of the Year and a minimum fee release clause if a big club comes in.
- Negotiations with a player have been made "face to face" in order to increase the realism of the game.
- Training has been enhanced; there will be fourteen extra areas to train players in, and a new match preparation section allows you to train players in specific formations.
- Interaction with players and other managers has been improved, including making it possible to have private conversations with players.
- There are new board requests as part of this improved interaction, including requesting higher percentage of transfer revenue and requesting a new stadium if the current stadium can't be expanded.
- The news section and inbox have been merged back together with a new look, and there are more options for subscriptions.
- The match engine has been improved to include player emotion, meaning players will react more visibly to what is happening on the pitch.
- The much-requested "dynamic league reputation" has been included, meaning that if game-players take on a club in a less fancied nation, and take that club to glory, the reputation of that nation's league will raise.
A number of features as well as the design of the box had previously been leaked on the 23 July 2010, before any official announcements were made by Sports Interactive and SEGA.. Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson confirmed that some of the leaked information is accurate and some isn't . Moreover, SEGA asked to remove any content regarding FM 2011 from some of the fansites
Other features have been posted on digital download sites, such as Gamersgate:
- Set Piece Creator – Much like Football Manager 2010’s Tactics Creator, we’ve now added a Set Piece Creator to the game which allows you to set up your set piece routines in a much more intuitive and user-friendly manner.
- Press Conference revamp – Not just a new user interface, and not just 150+ new press conference questions, but also all of the previous 500+ press conference questions have been fully reviewed, with possible answers revised where necessary, leading to press conferences being more intuitive and in situ.
- Match analysis improvements – Lots of new options available on the match analysis chalkboard, with offsides, free kicks, corners, throw ins, clear cut chances, half chances all now available to analyse via the system, as well as the option to show all of the players match actions at the same time, rather than having to look at them all separately.
- Squad registration / squad number split – We’ve separated out the squad registration and squad numbering screens, so you can now give squad numbers to players who don’t need to be registered.
- Newgen revamp – Newly generated players, or newgens as we call them, are now created using a new system that looks at player templates for different styles of player, as well as taking national traits into account, to ensure that the types of player in the game are constant throughout the life of your own saved game.
- B-Team & Amateur revamp – Due to lots of feedback from our community, particularly from Spanish and Danish users, regarding the way that B teams and amateur work in the game compared to real life, we’ve had a revamp on the way they work to make them more accurate than ever before, including the chance to set up your own clubs B team at the start of the season in appropriate leagues.
Playable leagues and club cups
Although the following list below is the leagues available immediately from installing the game, the editor allows the players to add any lower level league to existing leagues, as well as the creation of new ones. Thus there are a total of 51 playable nations and 117 playable leagues that are included in the game. (written italic)
Asia and Oceania
UK & Ireland
Rest of Europe
1 - Germany's national team is not allowed to be included in the game due to licensing rights being owned by EA Sports' "FIFA" series and Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer, whilst the Japanese J-League and the Japanese national team are not allowed in the game at all due to Konami's purchase of the exclusive rights for their Pro Evolution Soccer series.