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Release date + pre-order incentive

The word is out, the release date for FM 2013 has been set. The game will be available from November 2nd 0:01 GMT (2012 obviously). In addition, for those who pre-order the game, you will be able to play a pre-launch beta of the game 2 weeks in advance. You can pre-order FM 2013 through our digital partner Read More

How to Create a Config.xml

FG takes a look at XML files within Football Manager, what they do and how to create one for the graphics that you may have produced. Read More

The Dugout's Topic of the Day

Our "Topic of the Day" continues with another choice from our "Tactics and Training" sub-forum... Read More

Maestro Ugo's Training Schedules (Senior)

Senior and Youth Training Schedules designed by Maestro Ugo. Read More

Uruguayan talents face pack

Uruguayan talents face pack in a custom style, inspired by the Exclusive'10 face packs. Read More

AJ's Twintown Tactic

Andrewjames' version of 4-3-2-1 plays three central midfielders to stretch the pitch and provide support to the wide players. The home version is attached here but see the forum thread for the away version, a full introductory post and feedback from other forum members. Read More

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The word is out, the release date for FM 2013 has been set. The game will be available from November 2nd 0:01 GMT (2012 obviously). In addition, for those who pre-order the game, you will be able to play a pre-launch beta of the game 2 weeks in advance. You can pre-order FM 2013 through our digital partner DLGAMER using the coupon code DLGAMER-THEDUGOUT-15% at a price of 25.49. Read the full article for the complete press release. Read More

Date Added: 28-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

In the next video blog, we're going international. Miles elaborates on the effects of picking or not picking a specific player, while the press puts on the pressure with over interest on pickings and how you deal with injuries. So good communication skills when addressing the press are important, which also goes for your communication with the squad. So it's pressure all the way, which seems to make international management something to work towards instead of picking it from the get go. Read More

Date Added: 27-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

3 new videos added to our dedicated FM 2013 information thread, covering transfers, contracts, scouting, the media and the transfer deadline. One of the surprising bits to us was that matching philosphies regarding a clubs' and manager's personality, which partially decide whether or not you get the contract. Read More

Date Added: 26-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

2 more video blogs for you to watch at our messageboard. One about the staff roles in which Miles highlights the so called head of youth development and the other about the completely revamped training system, which is now more focussed on pulling your squad through the season. Read More

Date Added: 19-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

New video blogs were added. A bit after their release date. At least for 2 of them. You can have a look at them (by opening the spoilered tags) at our dedicated FM 2013 thread at the messageboard. They are al in the opening post.

Topics are Leaderboards, more of the match engine and the Director of Football. Read More

Date Added: 17-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

We are proud to announce that we have finalized our talks with our premier partner for digital distribution DL Gamer regarding the pre-order pricing The Dugout is able to offer its fans. Thanks to our good relationship with DL Gamer and the excellent experiences we and DL Gamer had with one another in the past, we have been able to agree on the very competitive price of 25.49. You can obtain this price by pre-ordering the game at http://thedugout.dlgamer.co.uk and applying the coupon code:

DLGAMER-THEDUGOUT-15%

Without using the coupon code you will not obtain the discount that will bring the price down to 25.49. This discount is on the price of 29.99 listed at our dedicated The Dugout DL Gamer site. Read More

Date Added: 14-09-2012
Category: The Dugout
Author: Mark

Remember the times you couldn't contact your friends IP despite you taking all the precautions to prevent exactly that from happening. Or Hamachi not working and being one pain in the behind to get connected with someone else to play a network game? Well those day lie behind us now, as with this latest video blog Miles shows us how network games will be handled with from now on. Read More

Date Added: 12-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

We're in the final stages of concluding our talks with our digital download partner DL Gamer. After last year's excellent experience and feedback from our fans we decided to stick with DL Gamer for the pre-order and distribution process of Football Manager 2013 steam product keys.

Note that the current price listed on the DL Gamer website is NOT the price we will be offering you when talks have been concluded. We hope to bring you more information during the course of this week. In the meantime we're focussing our energy on getting you a good deal for your money. Read More

Date Added: 11-09-2012
Category: The Dugout
Author: Mark

Miles zooms in on the improved match engine and talks about the improvements in the area of ball movement and responsiveness towards weather conditions. Read More

Date Added: 11-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark

During a press conference today, SI Games announced their latest instalment in the Football Manager series, FM 2013. You can view the press conference here. We have made a summary of the press conference in the remaining part of this article. Read More

Date Added: 06-09-2012
Category: Official
Author: Mark
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