Football Manager 2011 v11.2.1 Patch
General -
- Fixed issue where old saves with Polish league loaded could not be loaded
- Users can now change contract length in network game

Football Manager 2011 v11.2.0

Crash Fixes
- Fixed pre-match attendance news item crash on load.
- Fixed crash on start of matchday if a human manager has a touchline ban and has no players picked currently.
- Fixed a potential award crash with custom leagues.
- Fixed crash when processing retirements when a staff has no nation set.
- Fixed crash when processing retirements when a player has no club.
- Fixed a potential crash after a player is removed from a shortlist.

- Fixed assistant feedback on players being played out of position when using wingbacks.
- Fixed issue where replay of last disallowed goal in last 5 minutes of match shows the whole last 5 minutes.
- Fixed issue with one goalkeeper kick from hands animation not playing correctly.
- Fixed issue with players fading out at the end of a highlight when another highlight starts immediately after.
- Fixed issue where match would sometimes freeze until the user goes to a pitch view or changes screen.
- Physio and stretcher bearer colours improved.

- Added extra restrictions on fees, bonuses and clauses for Israeli 19-21 year olds to reflect their wage cap.
- Adjustment for English lower league finances.
- Adjustment to Spanish lower league expenditure
- Increased chance of AI teams improving stadia.
- Fixed discrepancy in wage amounts that can be offered.

- Tweaked attendances in later stage cup competition matches played at neutral stadiums.
- Adjusted the effects of setting a player to "Rest" training schedule.
- Adjusted second nationalities to ensure foreign newgens don't require work permits when created.
- Improved code to select city of birth for foreign newgens.
- Adjusted Swedish attendances especially for rivalry matches.
- Renamed "Movement" individual training to "Off the Ball" to match the player profile attribute naming.
- Fixed bug where starting squad numbers are not set correctly for certain teams.
- when a coach leaves a human team, only the coaching categories left without a coach get assigned a new coach without affecting other assignments.
- When a specialist (GK or fitness) coach joins a human team, he is automatically assigned to the two related categories rather than one.
- For consistency, vacant national team positions will now appear in the job centre, even if the human cannot apply for them.
- Fixed training ground injuries potentially being inflicted by a co-owned player who is not currently at the club.
- Adjusted non-player progression.
- Improved game performance when processing retirements on game update days when database has a very large number of players.
- Bosman transfers can now be registered after the transfer window closes (for nations which allow this)
- Adjusted learning rates of match preparation when using similar tactics.
- Stopped human teams in some leagues getting the same referee for every match.
- Agents now retire at the end of season for the league they work in rather than on the 1st of January.
- When players retire they get removed from their agents client list.
- Added "Throwing" individual training for goalkeepers and re-arranged the sorting order of the dropdown to better match player profile attributes.
- Stopped teams transfer listing the whole team when the team is relegated.
- Fixed issue where player got an additional 3 match ban for being sent off for 2 yellow cards.
- Issuing a player with a warning no longer stops you being able to fine him for a week.
- Fix some issues with incorrect starting days to gain nationality, will be fixed with new games using 11.2 database.

- Danger man comments no longer always pick out the same player for each game.
- The correct topics are now displayed if you go to chat with a player if you are both a club and international manager.
- Reduced the time between able to chat to players about tutoring.
- Added an option for the user to back out of tutoring conversations if the player reacts badly.
- Conversation about a player disliking a team-mate no longer ends without the player giving a response.
- Allowed more players to be tutored.
- Disabled transfer listing conversations for co-owned players.
- Disabled conversations that shouldn't be available if the player is away from the club on loan e.g. place in reserves.
- Improved the conversation flow for when players are unhappy about not wanting to leave the club.
- Players who agree to a contract termination now don't then wish to chat about been unhappy about the contract termination.
- When a player has agreed to a contract termination or go on the transfer list they no longer say they are looking forward to more positive talks in the future.
- If you make a promise to give a player a chance in the first team during the off season or near the end of a season they only expect the promise to be fulfilled the following season.
- Improved players morale reactions to conversations.
- Fixed issue that could cause board to not find any international loan link feeder clubs.
- Fixed removal of preferred move conversations.

- Fixed issue where selecting 'Accept All Loan Offers' and then changing asking price of a player would result in 'No instructions' being incorrect selected
- Added missing 'Tactical Knowledge' column to Mental Attributes view on a team's staff screen.
- Fixed issue with dates being disabled wrongly when arranging tours.
- Fixed Winning a youth competition not being displayed in a player's history achievements.
- Fixed training news item not linking to the correct sub-tab
- Fixed [Home] key not selecting the top news item when it jumps back to the top of inbox
- Fixed incorrect date in greyed out widget for Amateur player contracts
- Enabled editing of custom training schedules in player profile training levels section.
- Selling team proposals should not appear in the selling team's transfer centre until the buying team has actually made an offer.
- Fixed issue where friendly proposal can be rejected but stays on the fixtures screen.
- Fixed custom views having "Custom: " prefixed after matches.
- Fixed custom views not being kept when creating one and immediately using quick flicks to change the team.

- Fixed player being described as not playing well last term when he did.
- Fixed news item referring to the player's contract club when a player vows to help his team "currently under-performing in the league" when they aren't.
- Teams should receive the appropriate "New [league] season draws near" news item for the division they will be playing in next season.
- Fixed code in news headline about player feeling they are been forced out due to their wage.
- Fixed news item referring to a player having problems settling in a country using the wrong nation.
- Improved occurrence and content of fans' view of match news.
- Ensure team can renew loan deal before adding button to news item.
- Players who aren't playing games are no longer picked out as danger men.
- Fixed matchday round-up news wrongly stating 'x goals were not enough' in rare circumstances.
- Managers no longer complain about the state of the pitch when they are the hone team manager.
- Fixed code appearing in transfer bio news item.
- Fixed erroneous record news items for leagues that have opening and closing stages.
- Fixed an issue where the number of games listed in the Manager of the Month news would be incorrect.

Press Conference
- Stopped 'injury hits team hard' question, despite finishing the season.

- Player nicknames now get used in the match on network clients.
- Fixed issue where a match might get stuck if a manager has a player sent off, confirms without making changes and has another manager who is watching the match.
- Removed code from conversation strings on the interaction screen when playing a network game.
- Other players can no longer respond to another managers players transfer request news item.

Backroom Advice
- Action button for squad status changes advice for B team players now work correctly.
- Conversation based advice is no longer generated if the user has already spoke to the player on the same day.
- Correct player is linked when chatting about tutoring.
- Stopped inappropriate advice being generated for co-owned players who aren't at the club e.g. tutoring.
- Scouts who are away on assignments will no longer offer you scouting recommendations.

Board Requests
- Fixed the incorrect completion date been shown for the relaying of the pitch on the board request progress screen.
- Removed inappropriate second conversation phase options for the new contract and give more time requests.
- Transfer income percentage no longer drops so soon after the request has been approved.
- When rejecting a contract offer you have requested you no longer keep getting offered a new contract each day.
- User can no longer request to improve the teams training and youth facilities if an upgrade is already in progress.
- The planning end date is correctly updated when further times is needed when the board is planning on building a new stadium.
- Previous completed board requests no longer appear to restart once a new board request in progress.

Squad Management

- Added code to help try and reduce inflated French squad sizes in future years in the game


- Prevented agent from demanding a lower wage after x appearances clause than the basic wage when the user has upped the squad status
- Stopped players with impatient agents from going straight to min demands when negotiating contracts
- Reduced the time period before agents will re-enter contract talks with human following previous talks having broken down
- Fixed contract end date not matching the contract offer screen end date
- Stopped human user form being able to negotiate his own contract down to £1
- Fixed staff members negotiating contracts when in fact they just donít have any interest in joining you
- Reduced massive signing on fees for very high earning players
- Prevented user from being able to bribe the agent so much the players doesn't actually get a wage himself


- Fixed approach to sign for players based in England when user is managing in England
- Reduced the willingness of high-ish profile out of contract players from dropping down a division
- Ensured transfer listed by request players asking prices are higher if they are important first team players
- Stopped human managers from having an unfair advantage when applying for job due to their attributes being really high
- Prevented really top players from being touted around for really low values
- Fixed clubs offering you players that aren't interested in joining you
- Fixed some issues to make it easier to offload players via the use of offer to clubs

Player Happiness
- Improved AI managers handling of unhappy players.
- The reason the player is unhappy is now displayed for players who aren't at the managers club.
- Reduced the number of players reacting to feeling a teammate has been treated unfairly.
- Spaced out players getting unhappy about the club under achieving.
- Stopped players saying they don't want to be transfer list in a conversation and then request to be transfer listed afterwards.
- Players unhappy at B teams underachieving no longer want to talk with the A team manager about this issue.
- Players who are transfer listed by request now request to come of the transfer list once the unhappiness is removed.
- Players who have been promised first team football no longer claim the promise has being broken and request a transfer listed when they have been played regularly.
- when a player is transfer listed the player can no longer be unhappy about not being transfer listed.
- If a player has a future transfer arranged then they will no longer get unhappy about not wanting to leave the club.
- Fixed happiness string indicating a players doesn't want to leave the club but he actually does

- Fixed confidence news item post-match stating fans went home in a buoyant mood after being knocked out by a late equaliser (away goals).
- Fixed an instance of the board thinking the user was doing really well when in fact he was only mid table
- Altered match confidence stating fans are slightly concerned following a well fought out draw away to title rivals

Social Networking
- Improved upload progress for YouTube videos to make progress on state of upload clearer
- Removed in game hang when uploading a video so can now cancel while video is uploading easier

- Fixed Portuguese end of season date for when divisions are added to the nation.
- Fixed an issue with duplicating people.
- Champion playoffs now work correctly for lower divisions.
- Fixed some issues with adding new levels for Hong Kong.
- Playoff stages for custom reserve/youth competitions are now shown in the Stages menu in the game.
- Fixed bug where home-grown rules for a competition were being ignored.
- Fixed some issues when more than 1 editor file with new people added are used together in a new game.

- Fixed League Cup press conference/news item describing teams having got through the Preliminary round.
- Fixed bug where team is asked if they want to participate in a reserve league which doesn't exist.
- Fixed the competition rules screen to display the adjusted money for a position/match prize instead of the default value as this varies
going though the years in the game based on the league reputation.

- Swapped 2015 and 2019 Copa America hosts.
- Fixed Great Britain hosting Olympics again in 2020, so soon after 2012.
- Fixed issues with South American U20 international teams not picking enough players for matches.
- Fixed some team expectation issues with the Gold Cup.
- Added Russia to host the World Cup 2018.

- Removed Congo DR from the list of potential host of the African Nations Cup 2015 and 2017 as they withdrew in the real world.
- African Youth Championship 2011 new schedule.

- Fixed foreigners rule in the AFC Cup (Confederation Cup in the game).

- Fixed issue with wrong coefficients being displayed on European Champions Cup group draw.

South America
- Copa America got rid about the golden goal in the knockout stages
- Copa America pots for the draw have been adjusted to the new draw system based on the FIFA World Ranking

- Argentine Premier Calendar table now sorted by total points and not average points.

- Fixed incorrect match rule being displayed on the Rules screen for the Austrian First Division.

- If Belarus does not qualify for international tournament then national league matches should be scheduled during said tournament period
- Stopped Russians being eligible for Belarusian player of the year award.

- Venue of the Belgian Super Cup should be that of current Belgian First Division champions.
- Semi-final dates for the Belgian Cup have been moved to avoid clashes with international weeks.
- Belgian First Division top goalscorer award no longer includes playoff goals.

- Sao Paulo State Championship format change.
- Minas Gerais State Championship format change.
- Updated prize money for final position in the Brazilian First Division.
- Adjusted Brazilian Bahia State Championship tv money

- Chilean First Division B South Zone teams now get 3/2/1/0 points when starting the Final Phase.
- Fixed schedule for the Chilean Cup.
- Amended the disciplinary system which now reflects the real world one.

- Croatian First Division restructure now postponed until 2012/2013 season.
- Fixed lack of winter break in Croatian First Division after league restructure.
- Fixed Croatian Cup only being played over one leg when between NK Dinamo and NK Zagreb.

- Number of relegations/promotions between First and Second Division dropped from 3 to 2 from season 2012/12 as it will happen in the real world.
- Altered Danish reserve leagues scheduling.

- Fixed duplicate transfer window.

- Added the 6th Round in the cup involving the National Championship teams earlier in the competition
- National Championship schedule updated
- Ligue 2 winter kick off time updated

- Free transfers can now be registered outside a window now.

- Added a match rule for Greek national B (max 5 foreigners players allowed)
- Tweaked Superleague euro competition playoff dates so that there are enough dates to handle more than 4 teams involved and matches are played mostly on Sunday and Wednesday.
- Stopped playoff goals counting to the top goalscorer award in the Greek National B Division.
- Fixed Greek Cup final so that it takes place after the last of the Super League.
- Added extra income of 238k Euro to each club that participates in Greek National B Division.
- Tweaked Greek Superleague TV Revenues.
- Fixed the way table points are rounded when starting the European places playoff.

- Fixed some issues with the European playoffs.
- Fixed some issues with the Dutch lower league system.

- Trialist should only ever be able to play in Hungarian League cup matches.
- Hungarian competitions schedule has been updated to be more realistic.
- Hungarian Cup new format is now supported in the game (extra early round).

- Updated and improved the schedule of all the Icelandic competitions we have in the game.
- Removed non-EU players limit for Icelandic competitions.

- New schedule and venue for the Indian Super Cup.
- Super Cup now uses winning team from recent Federations Cup, not the previous season's.

- New date for Quarter Final draw and fixtures for the First Division Toto Cup
- Post split league fixtures now correct.
- No Israeli trialist permitted in Premier and National Toto Cup match squad.
- Fixed Israeli Discovery of the Year award.

- Some teams suffered a points deduction due to financial issue as happened in the real world in Serie A, Serie B, C1 and C2
- C1 playoff final is now correctly playing an extra time in case the two teams in the final are equal at the end of the two legs
- Serie B squad registration rules are now amended (there was a small issue with them)
- Serie A Saturday match have moved to 6pm instead of 6.30pm as it is in the real world
- 1 non EU player per year rule is now applied to Jul to Jul and not Jan to Dec.
- Signing a player on loan then on a transfer doesn't count as 2 non-EU players signed in one season.
- Improved TV dates distribution for Italian Serie A when Continental Cup matches are played during the week.
- Improved Italian Cup Semifinals schedule to cope with Champions League in a better way.

- Fixed fixture venues in Mexican Promotion League.
- Fixed maximum number of foreign players in Mexican Promotion League.

- Fixed the issue in which the contracts where expiring too early in some season having the players released before the last league match.
- Fixed an issue where teams weren't always playing on the 16th of May as they should.

- Fixed Polish reserve and youth League issues.

- Schedule for Russian Premier has been updated avoiding clashes with the international weeks

- Dundee suffered a 25 pts deduction

- Added the possibility to register unlimited under 20 players to the squad outside the squad size limit for the Serbian Super League
- Fixed loan options
- Fixed some draw rules for Serbian Cup early rounds
- Players no longer have to speak fluent Serbian to gain nationality.
- Bosnian and Montenegrin players no longer have to have played a certain amount of league games to gain Serbian nationality.

- New schedule for the League Cup.
- New schedule for Singapore S-league.
- Fixed the teams that take part in Singapore Cup.
- Fixed Singapore league start and end month

- Right TV dates are now displayed for the midweek matches.
- Fixed issue with players being suspended for 1 match after receiving 2 yellow cards in different matches.

South Korea
- Fixed players with a low number of league appearances being selected in the K-League All Star squad.
- Fixed K-League top goalscorer award (from a new game or new season).
- Upgraded the FA Cup format and schedule.
- Fixed K-League foreigners rule.
- All Star Cup no longer played.

United States
- Senior players now count correctly towards the roster rules.
- User can now only offer the appropriate minimum wages for MLS contract types on the contract offer screen.

- Spread the fixtures for every single match day in the Welsh Premier league


- Added 2D and 3D kit images for Liga ZON Sagres and Liga Orangina teams

- Match Engine Changes

Match v907

- Slight reduction in deflections
- Added HASSLE_OPPONENTS, PUMP_BALL_INTO_BOX and SHOOT_ON_SIGHT touchline instructions for AI managers
- Slight tweak to effects of morale on performance
- Fixed players taking unrealistically long first touch when bearing down on goal
- Fixed d-line dropping back too early when ball cleared to halfway by opponents
- Fixed full backs dropping back too deep when ball near opponent's goal and their player to mark still upfield
- Improved lateral positioning of defenders when defending own area
- Some changes to reduce multiple defenders going for same ball
- Made sure player who is best placed to engage ball player in last third always tries to do so
- Some small tweaks to marking of ball player
- Some small tweaks to marking of other players
- Some tweaks to running with ball AI
- Some tweaks to reduce long shots from players asked never to take them
- Tweaks to generic cross, corner and wide free kick target points
- Some small tweaks to on ball decision making AI
- Increased the urgency physios show when attending to head and upper body injuries

Match v908

- Slightly increased curl on corners, free kicks etc
- Fixed players instantaneously reacting to refs whistle as one
- Made players keep up with play slightly quicker when counter attacking
- Fixed slightly over slow movement to mark opponents at dead balls
- More small tweaks to marking and defensive positioning in open play
- Fixed bug causing attackers to misjudge direction opposition d-line is moving in

Match v909

- Tweaked effect of playing out of position on player performance
- Tweaked effect of consistency, nervousness and motivation on player performance
- Tweaked effect of choice of captain on other players' performances
- Tweaked effect of morale on performance
- Some work on passing AI, and choice of pass/cross vs run, shoot etc
- Some work on running with ball AI
- Some reduction in pointless long shots
- Improved penalty accuracy slightly
- Improved shot choice when clear on goal slightly
- Made players stick closer to opponent they are specifically set to man mark when opposition team has ball
- Made players quicker to close down ball receiver after pass is made
- Made defenders get a little tighter to ball player where possible
- Fixed bug causing keeper to come too far out after his team have cleared a corner or free kick
- Fixed some instances of keeper not waiting for ball to come into own area before intercepting it
- Some tweaks to corner aim
- Some tweaks to starting positions of players asked to attack ball at corners
- Improved some off the ball movement, especially of attacking players close to opposition d-line
- Tried to make full backs get a little closer to opposition wide men in general play
- Narrowed midfield slightly in attacking third to create space for attacking full backs
- Given default forward runs setting to advanced playmaker role instead of never
- Fixed bug in use of "standard" strategy for AI teams in FM that caused some anomalies in player instructions
- Tweaked use of strategy and touchline instructions for AI teams in FM
- Increased the chances of other players joining in at goal celebrations rather than leaving the scorer to celebrate solo

Match v910

- Fixed issue that could cause unrealistic wild clearance under no pressure
- Fixed AI not always replacing injured player when down to 10 men
- Slight tweak to player reaction time to refs whistle
- Some tweaks to marking of ball player to prevent too many players engaging him at once
- Reduced number of pointless passes between players in attacking third
- Reduced dangerous first time passes around own area under pressure
- Slightly reduced player recovery time after shot or pass
- Fixed players being able to lunge for ball and go through opponent to do so without a foul being given
- Fixed players making slide tackle or lunging tackles on opponents when ball in air
- Fixed keepers and defenders pushing forward prematurely on clearance or tackle
- Pushed D-line higher up slightly at extreme settings
- Tweaked penalty accuracy slightly
- Fixed bug causing ball to get stuck under playerís feet occasionally
- Slight improvement to player reaction after ball he was moving for deflects off him
- Fixed players sometimes slowing down or pulling out when favourites for ball and hence allowing opponent to nip in first
- Toned down number of long shots on weaker foot or from silly distance
- Fixed some instances of wide man running ball out of play at pitch end instead of trying a cross or turn
- Reduced long shot settings for playmakers and box to box midfielders

Match v911

- Slight tweak to injuries to see less physios on the pitch for minor knocks and more share of injuries to injury prone players
- Tightened up marking slightly
- Tweaked decision making of player on wing approaching by-line
- Reduced needless passes into space to team mates in defensive areas
- Slight tweak to number of passes around back depending on directness setting
- Fixed keepers not picking up slide tackles

Match v912

- Fine tuning to passing AI
- Reduced number of times Physio comes on to treat player who isnít really hurt
- Slight further reduction in long shots
- Reduced dribbling in defensive third for players set not to do it

Match v913

- Fixed players taking first time pass rather than considering a shot when goal is open or keeper stranded
- Small fix to flaw in marking of ball player who is in clear shooting position
- Fixed some instances of strange passes when under pressure
- Small tweak to closing down of ball player
- Increased AI use of specific man marking against opposition creative players
- Fixed advantage being played when offside player has already had a shot
- Fixed excessive injury time caused by fix in 912
- Some tweaks to player on the day form logic
- Small tweak to nervousness of players playing in important matches, depending on their pressure rating
- Reduced morale drops slightly after a defeat ends an unbeaten run

Match v914

- Fixed players standing still for 30 seconds in open play after taking a knock
- Fine tuned AI use of specific marking on opposition players