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FM21 FM21 - More Announcements

FM21 has been announced and gamers are preparing for what new features will be added to the next instalment of the game. In the run-up to the release of FM21, FM Base will be releasing various articles linked to FM21 based on a variety of topics. In this article, we look at some of the teases that we've been gifted with, in the run-up to FM21.

20th October - The official Football Manager Twitter tweeted that they're about to announce some features. Below we'll look at what they announced.


Definition of Defensive Width - On FM21, the defensive width definitions have been changed. We are moving away from the 'wide', 'narrow' etc definitions towards definitions that offer of a tactical description based on what you'll be asking the defender to force your opposition to do. To aid this, arrows have been added for those that need visualisations to understand what each defensive width represents for the opposition.

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New Squad View -
The addition of Playing Time Pathway was a feature added on FM20. On FM21, you'll be able to see player's Playing Time Pathway muh easier making it much easier to keep your promises with your players.

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Goalkeeper Media Descriptions -
On FM21, we'll have more detailed goalkeeper descriptions from the media ranging from world-class to wonderkid giving more detail to the description to goalkeepers in the game.

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New Objectives -
Club Vision was another feature added to FM20. On FM21, some clubs will have new objectives to meet. This will make your experience even more unique from club-to-club.

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Penalty Pressure - Before the dreaded penalty shootout you'll be able to see your player's body language. This will allow you to choose players that appear more confident to take a penalty.

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New Signings - When a new player joins your club on FM21 you'll be able to set their training focuses, new traits and set-piece duties instantly via one news item.

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We're getting updated newgen models on FM21.


Remind players not to get booked!


New celebrations on FM21. Some players won't celebrate against teams that they have previously played for, others will go crazy!


Making your life so much easier. You'll be able to see how players perform in certain positions.


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Making your life so much easier. You'll be able to see how players perform in certain positions.


Who doesn't love a good rumour? On FM21, you'll see fan-driven transfer rumours. Have you just seen Messi at your local restaurant?


Got a player making a landmark appearance. You can remind them of their special day during team talks.


Need to speed up a player to get a transfer done? You will be able to ask players on FM21 to speed up their decision making regarding contracts in order to confirm transfers.


Role descriptions for player roles have had an animation added to visually explain player roles.


Want to keep a player at your club after they hang up their boots? You'll be able to recommend a bunch of roles to players to take when they retire.​

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More player bonuses. For those that have those creative and goal scoring players, this one will work nicely - a combined bonus for both goals and assists.


Do you have a very specific style of play? Well, the media might pick up on this on FM21 and give it a name of their own. Your own unique brand of football.


Plan for the future. This will help with youth development or players with less playing time. You'll be able to promise more playing time once the player in front of him leaves the club.


Does your team want you to sign players from a certain nation? On FM21, you'll be able to request an affiliate club from that nation to help with that.


Much better goal alerts inspired by TV broadcasts.

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Have a habit of hoarding players. Your staff will warn you if you have too many players over the registration limit for competitions that your club play in.

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More interaction with players. Lead attackers back on the right track if they're in the middle of a goal drought

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A new league has been added to the base game. New league structures will also be present. You'll also be able to make divisions "view only" rather than an entire nation.

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Speculation is prevalent in football. You'll be constantly in the spotlight on FM21.​

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Have a habit of hoarding players. Your staff will warn you if you have too many players over the registration limit for competitions that your club play in.



More interaction with players. Lead attackers back on the right track if they're in the middle of a goal drought

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A new league has been added to the base game. New league structures will also be present. You'll also be able to make divisions "view only" rather than an entire nation.


Speculation is prevalent in football. You'll be constantly in the spotlight on FM21.


Been offered a new job? Attend one of their game BEFORE you take over to be more prepared when you takeover.


Players will now be able to play for three clubs in one season - this is a temporary rule!​

SciSports & Sports Interactive Partnership

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FM21 has been announced and gamers are preparing for what new features will be added to the next instalment of the game. In the run-up to the release of FM21, FM Base will be releasing various articles linked to FM21 based on a variety of topics. In this article, we look at the new partnership with SciSports and Sports Interactive.

Read the full press release here - SciSports and Sports Interactive will bring next-gen analytics to life in Football Manager

As mentioned in our FM21 feature update posts, we will see the addition of even more possibilities when it comes to data analysis. Sports Interactive, the developers of the beloved Football Manager have formed a partnership with SciSports to bring us xG charts to allows players to analyse the matches In greater detail. With statistical analysis becoming an increasingly important aspect of football, clubs have been utilising measurements such as xG to assess their players' performance.

Miles Jacobson, Studio Director at Sports Interactive: “We’re delighted to be working with SciSports. As a studio, we strive to maintain realism and enhance the game experience for our players. Metrics such as Expected Goals are now commonplace in football and we look forward to collaborating with SciSports for Football Manager 2021 and beyond.”
Giels Brouwer, Founder & Strategic Advisor of SciSports: “I have always been a passionate Football Manager gamer and it is a great source of inspiration for our entire team. When we founded SciSports, we always said that our ultimate goal was to build Football Manager with real match data for pro football clubs. This partnership shows that the vision and philosophy of our companies are extremely synergetic and I am delighted to bring both our products to the next level with this partnership.”
xG charts is a statistical approach to analysing goalscoring opportunities based on a variety of factors type of assist, whether it was a shot taken with the head or foot, the angle and distance of the shot, and whether it was a big chance.

On FM21, the use of xG maps will make the analysis of your tactics even easier. Having the ability to analyse each shot will give you the ability to determine whether or not your tactical approach to attacking play if working. When you have selections ranging from working the ball into the box or shoot from distance, cross early or from the byline by using the xG charts you'll be to determine which approach works best for your team. At the moment, we are unsure how xG charts will be implemented into FM21 but what is certain is that it will add a level of detail that players have not seen before.

Match Engine AI in FM21

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The official Football Manager website released an article about the match engine in FM21 - see the article by clicking HERE

The main features of the article focus on five different aspects of the match engine
  • Decision-Making
  • Defensive Awareness
  • Attacking in the Final Third
  • Central Play
  • Goalkeeper Intelligence
Football Manager will be showing the match engine in the coming days. Once we get to see, we'll share any images or videos here at FM Base.

Match Ratings and Player Conditioning Revamp

The official Football Manager website released a blog about the changes to match ratings and player conditioning - CLICK HERE TO READ

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Analysis & Stats in FM21

The official Football Manager website released a blog about the additions to analysis and stats in Football Manager 2021 - CLICK HERE TO READ

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Giveaway & Pre Order

Football Manager 2021 Giveaway

Fancy your chances at winning a free copy of Football Manager 2020? Then luck is on your side, as we have three to giveaway now, three to giveaway when Beta drops and three to giveaway on full release. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps and you could get your hands on a free copy of FM21, courtesy of our friends, Gamebillet. Click on the link below to enter the giveaway.

FM21 Giveaway

Pre-Order Football Manager 2021

Here at FM Base, we're lucky to be affiliated with Gamebillet which gives us the opportunity for you to purchase the game for £30.72, much less than the retail price! Similar to previous years, FM Touch, the simplified version of the game, will be included for free (PC/Mac only) when pre-ordering FM21. Also, included in the pre-order will be BETA access to FM21 which will give you the ability to play the game two weeks before the official release. Click on the following link to pre-order the game

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