With Football Manager 2019 just around the corner, Sports Interactive will be revealing their long awaited features reveal at any time. With this in mind, I thought I’d share the 5 features I’d love to see added to the game:

A (much needed) user interface refresh.

The current FM18 interface clearly works, and as the saying goes if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! However, when you consider how many hours the average user puts into the game, the interface does become a bit…boring! It’s been a few years since we’ve had an update to the interface, and I think FM19 is the perfect time to make a positive change.

(For the love of god) Fix the 3 striker match engine exploit

This doesn’t really need explaining…does it? It’s been an issue with the match engine for 5 or so years now, 3 striker formations are just so OP! It’s like defences just go into panic mode and are overloaded with the 3 central attackers. PLEASE…for my sanity, sort it out!

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 Scouting packages which includes close relationships with Agents

You only have to look at Wolves and more recently Nottingham Forest, who have a close relationship with Super Agent Jorge Mendes. They’re paying big bucks to be first in line to secure big name Portuguese recruits.

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I’d love to see something similar as a feature on FM19, so in addition to the Scouting Packages which already exists, you could sign up to a group of agents for a fee – which would give you a greater chance of signing better players.

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Improved Regen faces!!

Have Regen faces got worse?? I swear they have. You only have to look at the mods out there for more realistic Regen faces that shows it can be done. Surely, FM19 needs to include much better Regen faces.

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More complex set piece system 

The past World Cup has shown just how important set pieces are, with a staggering amount of goals coming from dead ball situations. I’d like to see the option of a more complex system, where during one game your team can use more than one tactic, at random, for their set pieces.

For example, at the time being in FM18 without changing your instructions mid game, your team takes near post corners all game if this was selected. I’d like the option to include 5/6 different tactics, which your players attempt at random during the game to add variety.

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After reading my suggestions, I sound like I’m really unhappy with Football Manager at the moment. To be honest, that couldn’t be further from the truth. FM18 is a great game…but here’s hoping FM19 will be better!