Ability Hierarchy Increase
- All staff / managers changed still have a hierarchy or ability ranges. Not everyone has 200 CA/PA. Top managers will still be top managers.
- Average managers will still be worse than top managers.
- Attributes increased: CA, PA, Tactical Knowledge, Hardness of Training, Judging PA, Judging PP, Man Management, Motivating, ALL Coaching(except GK), Working with Youngsters
For example, a manager with original 150 PA, may now have 160-170 PA.
Good / Average managers are not terrible anymore
- Limits were set to ensure that good / average managers do not have terrible stats. But they still can have ranges, and individual attributes, and characteristics.
- Limits set as Determination not <10, Discipline not <10, Versatility not <12, Will use Subs not <14, Uses youth in low priority cups not <12 for higher leagues and not MORE than 5 for lower league.
- Will make early tactical changes not <12, Will fit players into preferred tactic not <11, Physio is set to 1 (for non-physios).
- Squad Rotation not <12, Motivation not <8, Determination not <7, Level of Discipline not <7, Tactical Knowledge not <7.
- Judging Player & Team Data are set to 1 (to prevent allocation of Current Ability on unused attributes, for non-analyst staff).
- Goalkeeping coaching set to 1 for NON-GK coaches & Physio is set to 1 for non-physios.
More Formation VarietyIncreased variation in formations for <180PA managers, to remove the dependency on using primarily 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, and 4-1-4-1.
This will mean that you will have to watch, adjust, and analyse your matches, as you face different formations and setups.
- Added missing ethnicity, hair, skin info for 160 CA+ managers
- Added preference to be Assistant Manager to 10 For 80-120 CA managers with 14+ tactical knowledge
- Added preference to be HOYD to 10 For 80-120 CA managers with 15+ working with youngsters
- Reduced ambition slightly (relative to CA/PA), this will help with better managers getting jobs instead of going without for many months / years
Option 1: ALL Types of Staff + ManagersSmarter AI - ALL Staff + Managers
This is the same as the big red 'download 'now' button at the top of this page.
Option 2: Managers OnlySmarter AI - ONLY Managers
HOW TO USE: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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Feedback and TestingWith a "new" match engine for FM21, this file may need some tweaks. With so many people saying it's too easy, and managers not attacking, and other issues, I welcome feedback on what needs changed.
Do I need to incrementally buff manager's attacking attribute? Does the AI have poor rotation/subs, and ALL managers need to have maxed Sub use and rotation? Things like that.