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FM21 Media Overhaul v0.4

The largest and most realistic media pack for FM21 ever. Adds 4,240+ real media, 1,000 real journalists, 80 bookmakers, along with their styles & personalities.

By on Jan 14, 2021   52867 views   1 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Data Updates - FM21 Media Overhaul v0.4
I started by combining and converting all the media files I could find, from FM17 through FM20.

From this start, I did many, many changes:

150 More Journalists & Their Personalities

  • Added journalists and personalities for about 80% of all 1,000
  • Personalities based on employer
  • Example: Someone from a less reputable outlet may be dishonest or ill-tempered, but someone from a very good outlet may be honest or factual.
  • 20% Personalities based on real life written articles
  • Example: A journalist may work for a gossip outlet, but their articles may be more tactical or more thorough and honest than the rest of their coworkers. Or, one journalist may be very detailed and long-winded, while another may simply ask one question, and write a short article of a few sentences.
  • Employees added based on outlet size
  • Example: Bigger media outlets may have several journalists, while smaller may have only one.
  • 20% Have Favored Clubs
  • These are based on their favorite clubs or clubs they regularly report on/are inside sources for.

500 More Media & Their Styles:

  • Added top-club dedicated websites with their real life journalists & individual personalities
  • Added local media outlets & their real life journalists & individual personalities for:
  • USA, Czech Republic, Belgium, Austria, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, France, and a few minor here and there(Turkey, Guatemala, Peru, etc
  • Different mediums of media outlets have differing coverage and frequency
  • Example: A Magazine may be monthly, A newspaper daily or bi-weekly, their online counterparts daily.

Realistic Scope Settings:

Media will cover areas they cover in real life.
Examples: Other media packs may have had an EPL-only media covering all of Europe. They now only cover EPL.
Or a Norwegian media may cover Norway, along with EPL, and La Liga. They cover those competitions in FM also.


80 Local bookmakers for:
USA, Ukraine, Turkey, England, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Norway, Greece, Germany, France, Denmark, Czech, Croatia, China, Colombia, Brazil, Bosnia, & Argentina

Housekeeping / Corrections / Fixes:

  • Removed duplicated media
  • Removed some irrelevent old FM changes
  • Removed duplicated club/type/nation settings
  • Removed incorrect club/type/nation settings
  • Added missing club/type/nation settings
  • Fixed errors & typos
  • Fixed some female journalists not being labeled female
  • Fixed wrong Scopes
  • Fixed wrong Coverage Areas
  • Removed outlets now out of business or fake
  • Added missing Types
  • Fixed names
  • Added missing Styles
  • Added more global coverage of the biggest leagues and competitions
  • Deleted duplicate journalists
  • Added missing employers for journalists
  • Linked some media together


Place in Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data.
Start a new save.
When selecting the database (before Advanced Setup), be sure to select the checkbox to enable this file.

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