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FM2012 Hints VS FM2011 Tips

Including only the new hints compared to last year
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If you already know FM2011 Hints and Tips and you'd want to check upon only the newly introduced hints and tips in FM2012, this page is for you.

We could find a total of 26 new hints and tips compared to the ones from FM2010 and we're listing them here.

GUI Hints and Tips (11)


Beginner Level

You can now see individual coach reports for each position a player can play in. To do this go to the player's 'Coach Reports' screen and select the position from the dropdown box to the left of the coach selection.

Various statistical information such as the best passer in your team is kept on the 'Information' screen and can be seen by selecting 'View' -> 'Stats'.

At your fixtures and results screen you can opt to view specific competitions by clicking the 'Competitions' dropdown and choosing the required competition.

You can view all the past goalscorers from a previous match by selecting 'Views' -> 'Goalscorers' while at your team's fixtures and results screen.

The coloured dots on your tactics pitch show you how natural the player is at playing their selected position. A bright green dot denotes that a player naturally plays that position, whereas a red dot reveals that a player cannot play that position.

It is now easy to repeat any incidents missed in a match or relive those excellent moments. Use the timebar to simply scroll backwards and forwards through the match time.

In order to submit an international squad you can select 'Confirm Squad' from either the news item that asks for the squad submission, or by the actions menu available on the squad screen itself.

You can customise the keyboard shortcuts used in the game by selecting 'Options' -> 'Preferences' from the menubar, then the 'Shortcuts' section on the preferences screen.

Advanced Level

You can wrap up a press conference when you want, provided you have answered enough questions to satisfy the journalists who have gathered there.

You can now see how many minutes it has been since a goalkeeper last conceded on their 'Stats' screen.

To restore column sorting on the Squad and/or Tactics screens to their defaults, simply hold down the Shift button on your keyboard before clicking 'Pkd', 'Position', and then finally 'Name'.

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GENERAL Hints and Tips (9)


Beginner Level

When setting club competition bonuses, a higher bonus is likely to motivate your players more, but be careful not to stretch the finances too thinly.

You can check out what past club stars and favourites are doing now by clicking the 'Where Are They Now' option from the 'Best Eleven' screen.

You can now ask your board to relay the pitch if it has fallen into a poor state.

When answering questions in press conferences your players will be listening and may react one way or another to your answers.

If your club have not been packing out the stands, the board will consider allocating a match a 'fan day', where offers are made to allow fans into the stadium cut-price.

It is possible to go over and re-establish what has been said in a press conference by going to your personal history and selecting 'Press Conference' from the sub-tab menu.

Advanced Level

When setting club competition bonuses, a low bonus may save the club a lot of money, but it may also upset or demoralise your players.

It is possible to build up positive or negative relationships with journalists through your interaction in press conferences. A good relationship with a journalist may result in favourable reports, but a poor one may bring criticism.

You can manually balance the funds allotted to you between the transfer and wage budgets. To do this select 'Edit Budgets' from the Budget Adjustment panel in the Boardroom. This is particularly useful if your board are unwilling to give you any more transfer or wage funds.

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TRANSFERS Hints and Tips (6)


Beginner Level

All incoming and outgoing transfer dealings can be handled within the 'Transfer Centre', which easily allows you to see all the important transfer details on one screen.

When managing a lower league club, you may be invited to an exit trials match. At this match, players released by their club will be playing to showcase their talents and hopefully pick up a new club.

When you receive news that you have successfully signed a player, you can immediately place them in the correct training schedule by clicking the 'Player Training' button at the bottom of the news report.

You can find out which players a club is prepared to loan out by browsing to their Overview screen and clicking 'Get Loan Report' from the actions menu.

Advanced Level

You can reject or accept multiple transfer bids for the same or different players at the transfer centre. Use 'Ctrl' or 'Shift' keys to select the desired players and select 'Accept' or 'Reject'.

You can sign a player that has played competitive matches for two different clubs in the space of a year, but he will not be eligible to play until that year has passed.

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ASSISTANT MANAGER Hints and Tips (3)


Beginner Level

Your assistant manager will now give you up-to-the-minute feedback when in a game, providing analysis on tactics, performance, statistics and his pre-match observations.

You can get your Assistant Manager to speak to the media and handle press conferences in your place by clicking 'Team' -> 'Team Policy' from the menubar and then ticking 'Attend all press conferences'.

It is possible to keep up with all the transfer gossip and rumours for each league. To find out the latest news and reports simply go to the relevant league screen and click the 'Transfer Rumours' sub-tab under the 'News' tab.

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SCOUTING Hints and Tips (1)


Advanced Level

You can change which scout closely tracks and follows the progress of any of your players out on loan by clicking 'Team' -> 'Team Policy' and then choosing your desired scout in the 'Scouting' tab.

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PLAYER INTERACTION Hints and Tips (1)


Advanced Level

You can have more control over the way your players play by asking your coaches to 'Start Preferred Move Training'.


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