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All Football Manager 2020 Features and FM20 Mobile features

By spaskecar | October 15, 2019 | 82 Views

Today we are bringing you even more new Football Manager 2020 features that we found on social media channels. This is the 3rd article about new FM20 features. In case you didn’t read the two earlier articles about new FM20 features, you can check them out here:

If you are here for FM20 Mobile Features, you can skip everything and press here: FM20 Mobile

 

Miles Jacobson OBE is the studio director of Sports Interactive and he wrote about many new Football Manager 2020 features and improvements on his social media.

First here is a list of all new FM20 features and improvements that were announced after our first two articles:

  • Teams from Portugal have B-team improvements
  • New squad registration rules for Norway teams
  • New conversations with players about financial fair play
  • Protest transfers that your board accepts
  • Two new A-League (Australia) sides to the game
  • Warning – work permit issues
  • Request to have a B-team
  • New Statistics for Goalkeepers
  • Loan durations
  • Club colors for manager’s clothing
  • Resignation improvements
  • Improved newgen Faces
  • Board requests for loans
  • Track transfer spending more accurately
  • Revamped the competitions rules screen
  • Staff progression
  • Staff search filter
  • Negotiate who will pay salary if player is loaned back
  • Released players join local clubs
  • Intensive language course when loaned back
  • Ask DoF to look for specific target position players
  • Multiple buyback clauses
  • A-league clubs – senior players to youth team changes
  • New Steam Achievements
  • Randomization of newgen dates
  • More information about renewing contracts
  • Club sponsorship table
  • Staff suggestions to keep a selected style of play

That was a list of 28 new Football Manager 2020 features and improvements. We’ll go into detail about what we know about each and every one of them.

 

Even more new Football Manager 2020 features and improvements in detail

 

  • Teams from Portugal have B-team improvements

Since many B-teams in Portugal aren’t separate clubs to the senior club, you can now request which B-team player attend first-team training sessions.

  • New squad registration rules for Norway teams

When managing Norway teams, you now have to make A team and B team squads. The B team players are only allowed to play 3 leagues matches a season.

  • New conversations with players about financial fair play

Now you will have more conversation options when selling players. You will be able to tell them it’s because of financial fair play and they will understand your decision.


  • Protest transfers that your board accepts

You can finally protest against a transfer that your board automatically accepted. This will help managers of lower league clubs quite a lot!

  • Two new A-League (Australia) sides to the game

Football Federation Australia has announced Western Melbourne Group and Macarthur South West Sydney will join an expanded Hyundai A-League.

  • Resignation improvements

The board can now ask you to reconsider your resignation if they think you were doing a good job. They will also discuss ways to make you stay.

  • Club colors for manager’s clothing

When editing how your manager will look like, you can choose the option “club colors” to match with your club.

  • Loan durations

Loans can now last any number of months you choose and a few more seasons options.

  • New Statistics for Goalkeepers

You will be able to see statistics for “Penalties Faced” and “Penalties Saved” in the goalkeeper’s profile.

  • Warning – work permit issues

You will get a warning from your staff when a player can’t renew a contract because he has no chance to get a work permit.

  • Request to have a B-team

Many teams don’t have a B-team and now you can request from your board to allow you to have one.

board requests in fm20
Board in FM20
request to have a b-team - new feature in football manager 2020
Request to have a B-Team in Football Manager 2020
  • Staff progression

Young staff will improve better/quicker when working with better coaches, scouts will improve better/quicker when doing more scouts and so on…

  • Staff search filter

When searching for new staff, you can filter them out by the country they are based in.

  • Negotiate who will pay salary if the player is loaned back

When you buy a player and loan him back to the team you just bought him from as part of the transfer, you can now negotiate who will pay his salary.

  • Improved newgen Faces

We have new improved newgen faces. You can check the video to see the difference between FM19 and FM20:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1180155099139706881

  • Released players join local clubs

When players are released, particularly at lower levels, they are now very likely to join a local club to the club they were released from.

  • Intensive language course when loaned back

When you buy a player and loan him back to the team you just bought him from as part of the transfer, you can send him on an intensive language course so he is ready for your country when the time comes.

  • Ask DoF to look for specific target position players

Now you can ask your DoF to look for roles, not just positions of players.

DoF and roles in Football Manager 2020
DoF and roles in Football Manager 2020
  • Multiple buyback clauses

You can now make multiple buyback clauses in transfers depending on when you buy back the player.

Multiple buyback in FM20
Multiple buyback in FM20
  • A-league clubs – senior players to youth team changes

When playing in the Australian A-league, you can now choose tree senior players who will be able to play for the youth team throughout the whole season.

  • New Steam Achievements

There will be three new steam achievements available to unlock all based on money earned in the game.

  • Randomization of newgen dates

This is a forum suggestion that they’ve listened to. We quote Miles Jacobson on this one:

“Further randomization of new gen dates. Mainly to hinder those of you who cheat, especially in network games….”

  • Board requests for loans

You can ask your board to give you extra money to complete a very important loan.

board request for loans - new feature in Football Manager 2020
new feature in FM20 Board Request For Loans in Football Manager 2020
  • Track transfer spending more accurately

There will be an analysis of ins and outs of transfer spending.

transfer spending in fm20
Tracking Transfer Spending in Football Manager 2020
  • Revamped the competitions rules screen

A quarter-final might have different rules than the semi-final or the final. You will now see the rules more clearly for each stage of a competition.

revamped screen in fm20
Revamped Competitions Rules Screen in FM20
  • More information about renewing contracts

Staff will now give you more information about why they think someone is deserving or not deserving of a contract extension.

renewing contracts information football manager 2020 new feature
Contract Renewal
  • Club sponsorship table

You will now see how much each team from the league is earning from sponsorships.

sponsorship table in fm20
Club sponsorship table FM2020
  • Staff suggestions to keep a selected style of play

Your staff will now tell you what you are doing wrong when it comes to a certain style of play you chose. They will tell you which instructions to add and which to remove.

More New Staff Suggestions in FM20
More New Staff Suggestions in FM20

Wait, What About FM20 Mobile?

Football Manager 2020 Mobile is the mobile version of our favorite game. FM20 mobile is the perfect game for you if you are always traveling or working in a place where you can check your phone a lot.

This is the official introduction video for FM20 mobile:

Of course, FM20 mobile isn’t even close to the complexity of the real game, but the price isn’t even close to the price of the real game either. You can experience the best mobile football manager that exists in the world for only £8.99 / €9.99 / $8.99.

This version of the Football Manager was created for people who don’t want to worry about diving too deep into details. There is only a 2D engine, but you can go through games and seasons very fast.

For people who have tablets or Chromebooks, you should check out if you can run Football Manager 20 Touch.

These are the versions of Football Manager 2020 that you can play on different devices and operating systems.

 

  Football Manager Mobile Football Manager Touch Football Manager
Android Yes Yes No
Stadia No No Yes
iOS Yes Yes No
macOS (via Steam) No Yes Yes
MS Windows (via Steam) No Yes Yes
Nintendo Switch No Yes No

New Features for FM20 Mobile

 

  • Two New Leagues are added to Football Manager Mobile this year. They are Denmark and Greece

That means there are now 21 nations in the game and a total of 60 leagues.

  • Two New Languages – Dutch and Portuguese languages are added
fm20 mobile version two new leagues
FM20 Mobile Version – Two New Leagues
  • Revamped Youth Development and Mentoring – A new system was created for promoting youth candidates while getting feedback on their improvement. As a bonus to that, your senior player can now mentor promising youngsters

    football manager 2020 mobile revamped youth development
    Youth Development in FM2020 Mobile
  • Reserve Leagues for Youngsters – Reserve Leagues were added where your youngsters can get their first competitive experience and get a taste of a real competition
fm20 mobile reserve leagues
FM20 Mobile Reserve League
  • News and Media Revamped – Now, you will have a lot more information on how media talks affect your players. For example, promising a new contract.
news and media revamped in fm2020 mobile
News revamped screen in FM20 Mobile
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Media Revamped in FM20 Mobile
  • Rivalries – Names were added to derbies, and their importance affecting the game has risen. For example, your rival is less likely to sell you a player.
rivalries in fm20 mobile
Rivalries in Football Manager 2020 Mobile
  • Matchday experience – There is now a lot more information in the match preview and throughout the match. The most advanced match engine to date will bring you the smoothest football manager mobile experience ever.
match in fm2020 mobile
Match in FM20 Mobile
matchday experience fm20 mobile version
Matchday Experience in FM2020 Mobile
  • Skin Update – The overall skin of the game has been updated.
  • Player Titles – Player titles from the full game have been added to the mobile game. Some examples are „Elite Winger“ or „ Tireless Midfielder. “

 

FM20 Mobile Unlockables

 

Every FM mobile game has some unlockables that can give you some great benefits like more money, disable transfer windows, and so on…

  • Sugar Daddy – An oil baron buys the club
  • Join the Board – You can’t get sacked
  • Manage Nation – Being able to start a new save with a national team
  • Wheeler Dealer – Being able to do transfers at any point of the game
  • The Manager’s Son – Being able to get your son as a regen

 

Conclusion

 

FMBrotherhood is always looking to keep you guys updated with new and fresh information about improvements and features for FM20. It took us quite some time to make these three articles about FM20 improvements and to let you (the reader) know what you can expect from FM20 without wandering around the internet for hours. We have it all here on FMBrotherhood!

Show us some love by sharing this article on Facebook or with your friends. Maybe they will pre-order FM20 and you can play some network games.

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