Football Manager 2018 – It’s Coming!

Football Manager 2017 was released with a lot of apprehension. Many big members of the Football Manager community, for weeks, wondered what new features Football Manager 2017 would have. It took a very long time for the game to actually be announced.

We’re now in August 2017 and Football Manager 2018 has been announced. The game comes out November 2017.
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You make the decisions, from who you sign and who you sell, to how you manage your budget. Will you build tactics around the players at your disposal or train them in your vision of how the game should be played? Who you pick and who you bench will affect squad harmony, and it’s up to you to manage it. Every decision comes back to you.

Get it right and you’ll be the star of the show, grabbing the newspaper headlines and dominating trends on social media. They’ll write your name in footballing folklore…if you succeed, of course.

With unparalleled choices both on and off the pitch, all within the immersive footballing world, it’s time to decide what kind of manager do you want to be?

– Try your hand in 50 of the biggest footballing countries
– Win the title with any one of world’s top 2500 clubs
– Play the transfer market with over 600,000 real players and staff
– Watch your football vision come to life before your very eyes

As usual for the release of Football Manager, Sports Interactive have announced that fans who pre-order from SEGA approved digital retailers will be able to start pre-season at least two weeks prior to the official street date through a fully-playable Beta version. Single player careers started in the Beta can be also continued in the full game.

There is also a pre-order bonus. Fans who pre-purchase Football Manager 2018 before Monday, October 9th and have Football Manager 2017 in their Steam Library will receive a ‘Contract Extension Bonus’ discount of 25% off their purchase via Steam or the SEGA Store.

Like, Football Manager 2017 all purchases of Football Manager 2018 include a free copy of Football Manager Touch 2018.


New Feature Announcements

The official Twitter account joined in on transfer deadline day by announcing a few transfer related features for Football Manager 2018

After deadline day a graphic showing how much clubs had spent in the transfer window. This led to Football Manager revealing another feature.


September 29th – New Features Announced

As promised by Miles, new Football Manager 2018 would be announced.

Sports Interactive took a new approach to announcing a few new features for the upcoming game. Global 24/7 separated the fake news from the truth to reveal some exciting developments for FM 2018 in a YouTube video which you can watch below.


The Football Manager 2018 features discussed in this video are:

  • Improved Stadium Design – Discussed in the video, a new match engine in being used on FM18 which should see better stadium designs on the game.
  • Fantasy Draft – On FM18 the draft mode has been made more streamlined.Fantasy Draft.png
  • Dynamics – is tipped to be the most significant innovation where you will be able to see the squad’s hierarchy in terms of player’s leadership and influence. You will be able to see the team’s social groups as well monitor player happiness and as normal, hold team meetings.Social GroupsSquad Hierarchy
  • Medical Centre – much-needed addition to the game. Players can now easily monitor injuries within the team, assess risk of injury for players who have recently returned to training after injury, see which players get injured often (therefore are injury prone), and compare current season’s injuries to the past. In better terms, sports science is used is a better way on FM18.Medical Centre 2Medical Centre
  • Scouting – Scount on FM18 has been completely redone to better reflect how club’s scout in real life. What’s even better is the new staff addition which was added to FM17, Data Analysts are essential on FM18 form of scouting. A new addition to FM18 scouting is scouting packages. Scounts costs money and this is better demonstrated on FM18.Scouting 2ScoutingAttribute Cards
  • Tactics – Only briefly discussed in the video. New AI tactical options, new player roles and various UI enhancements to tactics creation will be seen on FM18.FM18 - Tactics.png

In-depth look at: Dynamics

Dynamics is a wide-ranging, three-dimensional system that affects how players approach squad handling and man management in Football Manager. Dynamics improves the realism of scouting and transfer dealings on Football Manager as players need to build a dressing room that can work together effectively both on and off the pitch

The Football Manager 2018 Dynamics module is split up in three major elements;

  • Match Cohesion – one of the most important elements of the new dynamics module in Football Manager 2018. It relates to the players understanding of each other as a team and as individuals. The more players you sign the longer greater cohesion takes to achieve
  • Dressing Room Atmosphere  – this part of dynamics gives players a precise indication of the players level of unity, something that may be a factor when making new signings or putting important squad members on the transfer list, as it may affect the atmosphere.
  • Managerial Support – Alongside players being influential in the squad’s dynamics. Being a team manager, you also have an influence. The managerial support area looks to give you an indication of how much influence players, as the manager has over the team players. This is determined by numerous factors: how long you’ve been at the club, your current reputation, promises you’ve made to specific players at the club, your dealings with team talks and how players have reacted to them and finally the results that have come on the pitch.

An in-depth look at: Scouting –

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