Football Manager 2009

Football Manager 2009
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Football Manager 2009 Boxart
Developer(s)Sports Interactive
Publisher(s)SEGA
Release DateEU: 14th November 2008
NA: 18th November 2008
AU: 13th November 2008
PlatformsMicrosoft Windows & Mac OS X
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Football Manager 2009 is the fifth game in the Football Manager series from Sports Interactive. The game was released on the 14th of November 2008. An announcement was made on the 3rd of September 2008 with details of the game and its release date. Sports Interactive released Information through a Series of Podcasts and Blogs. The Podcasts were availble for free via Itunes. The blogs were posted on HMV's site. From Monday 27th - Thursday 30th October 2008, Shortlist.com were revealing exclusive features (one every day). The Demo 'Strawberry' and 'Vanilla' were released on the 2nd of November 2008 at 12Midnight.

There were many new features in this game. The most notable new feature is the 3D pitch mode. Other features such as Press Conferences, Trial Days and a Transfer Rumours page have been added plus other new little features, such as the ability to become a female manager.

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[edit] Features

  • 3D Pitch Mode - This is a brand new feature to the Football Manager series. You get a choice between 2D and 3D pitch. This means it's either flat dots or you can see player's actually moving around. It's a great new feature and many people are excited about it. It takes Football Manager to a whole new level. You are also given a choice from a variation of camera angles in which to view the match.
  • Female Manager - This year you can make a Female manager in the game. This a very interesting and exciting feature which I think many people will try out. This feature could also attract a lot more Female fans of the series. Basically you manage the team just like you would normally. However your a female and this can change the type of press conference you have, and replaces 'he' with 'she'. However, it has been announced that there will be no female AI managers regenerated into the game.
  • Press Conferences - Another brand new feature. This is where as a Manager you get a press conference and your asked questions. You get 3 choices: Answer Question. This brings up 5 answers and you choose which one your going to answer with. You can select No comment meaning your not willing to give an answer so you move onto the next question. The 3rd choice is 'Storm Out'. This is quite obvious what happens. If you select this choice, your manager storms out the room and that's the end to the press conference. One more thing is there's a box down at the bottom where you can choose what to write for an answer, however, this has no real effect on the press conference itself. Whatever additional comment you choose to add is saved in your notes section. There's two different types of press conferences. These are: Male Press Conference and Female Press Conference. If your a male manager, you'll par-take in the Male press conference while if your a female manager, you'll take part in the Female press conference.
  • Preferred Moves - This year you can player interact with a certain player and tell them what you want them to do. This is a great new feature as you can tell certain players what to do while other's get on with their own job. This is just what a normal manager would do in the real footballing world, which helps add to the game's realism.
  • Trial Days - This year they've included a feature called Trial Day. This is where your manager is invited by the England's Players' Association to attend a trial day. This is basically where your go to view all the players who've gone on trial. It tells you what day the Trial Day is and how many players will be there. Under this it will recommended some of the players to have a look at. These players will be the better players at the trial. Most of the players who attend the trial day are youngsters. This is a great new feature as it may help you if your club is struggling to buy players because of no budget or you just want a youngster who may become a great player.
  • Postponements - This year SI have added in Match Postponements! Match Postponements could happen anytime. Either the pitch is waterlogged, Or even your pitch is so bad its unplayable! This leads me on to the next feature.
  • Relaying of pitches - This Year you can now ask for your pitch to be relayed! Want your pitch to look like a Carpet or risk it decaying so much games get postponed!. Remember though, relaying the pitch will have a cost.
  • Retired Squad Numbers - You can retire squad numbers after a number of years a players been at the club but the number was not revealed. Also any squad number retired in real life will be retired in the game ie Man City 23 in memory or Marc Viven Foe and West Ham number 6 for Bobby Moore.
  • Inactive Team Improved - If you do not select a league any player in that league will now play the full season and the number of games will be correct in their history instead of playing 10-15 games.
  • Player Nationality Improved - Real Life Nationality Laws for different countries changed so they are correct with real life. ie A player can qualify for national citizenship after 2 seasons but cannot play for the national team for another 2 years instead of just being 4 years to become a national of the country they play in.
  • Assistant Loan Search - In this years edition, you are now able to ask your assistant manager to search for potential new loan signings, from either a specific club, or all clubs in the game. This could be a helpful feature, especially in the lower leagues when good standard loan players that are willing to join your team are harder to come by.
  • Referee Watch - Pundits comment during the post game analysis on how referee's performed during the game.
  • Pre Game injury history - Players injury history from real life is in the game where possible, ie major injuries
  • New Sound Effects - Not Revealed but adds effect to match engine
  • Ability to reject all loan offers - You can now reject all loans offers from different clubs for one player instead of rejecting them individual.
  • Distance tracker - shows how much your player's have run and how hard are they working. (In kilometers or miles)
  • Improved team reports - Your assistant manager will prepare detailed team reports and will highlight the weakness in the squad and suggest player's you may buy to strengthen.
  • Changes in team Awards - overall history of team awards will be available.
  • More options while going on holidays regarding job applications - ( Top half, bottom half clubs etc...)
  • Player Ratings - players playing for less than 10 minutes on coming on as substitutes DO NOT get rated so that their average ratings do not go down.
  • Feeder Clubs - Once you have gained the trust of your Boardroom you can ask the board for a SPECIFIC feeder club/parent club!
  • Ability to Loan players will be improved - Specific details can be sent to clubs asking them to loan players.
  • Stadium Expansion - will now begin at the END of a season so that the stadium with improved capacity is ready by the time the season kicks off.
  • In countries like Spain where clubs have their own "B" teams, - these teams will not be regarded as feeder clubs anymore but shall be seen as affiliated clubs.

[edit] Playable Leagues

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    Argentina
    • Premier Division
    • Second Division
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    Australia
    • Hyundai A-League
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    Austria
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
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    Belarus
    • Highest League
    • First League
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    Belgium
    • Pro League
    • Second League
    • Third Division
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    Brazil
    • First Division
    • Second Division
    • Third Division
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    Bulgaria
    • "A" Group
    • "B" Group
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    Chile
    • First Division
    • First Division B
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    China
    • Super League
    • First Division
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    Colombia
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Croatia
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Czech Republic
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Denmark
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    England
    • Premier Division
    • Coca-Cola Championship
    • Coca-Cola League 1
    • Coca-Cola League 2
    • Blue Square Premier
    • Blue Square North/South
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    Finland
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
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    France
    • Ligue 1
    • Ligue 2
    • National
    • CFA
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    Germany
    • First Division
    • Second Division
    • Third Division
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    Greece
    • Superleague
    • National B Division
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    Holland
    • Eredivisie
    • Eerste Divisie
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    Hong Kong
    • First Division
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    Hungary
    • Division I
    • Division II
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    Iceland
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
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    India
    • National Football League
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    Indonesia
    • Super Leauge
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
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    Ireland
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
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    Israel
    • Premier League
    • National Leauge
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    Italy
    • Serie A
    • Serie B
    • Serie C1
    • Serie C2
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    Malaysia
    • Super Leauge
    • Premier Leauge
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    Mexico
    • First Division
    • First Division A
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    Northern Ireland
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Norway
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Peru
    • First Division
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    Poland
    • Ekstraklasa
    • First Division
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    Portugal
    • Liga Sagres
    • Liga Vitalis
    • Second Division
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    Romania
    • First League
    • Second Division
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    Russia
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
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    Scotland
    • Premier League
    • First Division
    • Second Division
    • Third Division
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    Serbia
    • SuperLeague
    • First League
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    Singapore
    • S-League
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    Slovakia
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Slovenia
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    South Africa
    • Premier League
    • First Division
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    South Korea
    • K-League
    • N-League
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    Spain
    • LIGA BBVA
    • LIGA adelante
    • Second Division B
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    Sweden
    • Premier Division
    • First Division Elite
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Switzerland
    • Super League
    • Challenge League
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    Turkey
    • Premier Division
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    U.S.A.
    • MLS
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    Ukraine
    • Premier League
    • First League
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    Uruguay
    • First Division
    • Second Division
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    Wales
    • Premier League

[edit] Steam

Steam is a system that allowed Sports Interactive to offer the game in a downloadable method. This had its benefits and disadvantages as it allowed gamers to get instant patch updates however on the games release the demand was so high that the games activation codes were not reading which delayed some games being able to play the game until the next day or two though they had the product.

[edit] Demo

SI released a demo of the game which was offered in two different versions of the game. These were Strawberry and Vanilla which were available for both Mac and Windows.

  • Vanilla Demo - Less players and less leagues available to play in for half a season.
  • Strawberry Demo - More players and leagues available to play in for half a season.

[edit] Patches

[edit] Football Manager 2009 Trailer

[edit] Part 1

[edit] Part 2

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