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Using Reminders in Football Manager 2012 - Aid The Boss

Using Reminders in Football Manager 2012

Reminders are a great tool in Football Manager, but are heavily under used and not many people know about them or just how effective they can be to you as a manager.

Reminders can be used for a lot of different things in the game, from checking player progression to keeping an eye on transfer targets. Here are a few of the different types of reminders and how I’m using them to benefit me within Football Manager 2012. If your unsure how to set up reminders, scroll down to the bottom of this guide.

Weekly Reminders

I mainly use weekly reminders to check my next set of fixtures. I confess to rarely checking my next lot of games, so for those of you who are just like me, this is a great way to remember. Checking your next 3 or 4 games can help you in determining the team you will put out. If you have an important game against Barcelona in a week, do you want to risk playing your star player against Stoke in a midweek game?

Every now and again I will set weekly notes to remind me to attend the staff meetings. I used to only attend them when my assistant alerted me that I had not attended one for X days, but by doing that I am at risk of missing any important notes.

Monthly Reminders

My monthly reminders are largely focused around my youth team. I set the monthly reminders as a note for me to check the progress of the youth team and how they are developing. A month is a nice amount of time to check a players progress and to adjust the training schedules if necessary. There is no point keeping your star wonderkid on a training schedule that is of no benefit to anyone.

Checking the progress of tutoring is also a good thing to do monthly. In some cases, two players will have a personality clash, and by checking monthly you are ensuring that you spot this before it is too late. Tutoring a player for 6 months with a player he is not getting along with will do more harm than good in my opinion.

Six Monthly Reminders

Sometimes we have great players who for some reason can’t get into the first team. It would be a shame to let them rot, so every six months I remind myself to set up a series of friendlies for these bench players. They are usually still kept match fit through sub appearances etc but giving them a couple of full games can do wonders to their morale.

Regen Dates

If you haven’t seen them, I urge you to check out the list of Football Manager 2012 regen dates. My biggest benefit from reminders is setting notes to remind me 1 or 2 days before some of these dates, and allow me to be on the ball in the hunt for the next Pele. Usually I just set these reminders for the main countries (Argentina, Brazil, Spain etc) as thats where you are more likely to pick up the hidden gems. This has worked well for me so far and allowed me to have the edge over other clubs.

How To Set Reminders Up

Go to your manager home screen. You can access this from anywhere in the game by clicking ‘Name’ and then selecting Home from the down down menu. Once your on the home screen, click the ‘Notebook’ button as shown in the screenshot below.

Once here, click the ‘Create Note’ button in the middle of the notebook screen and then fill out the details. Remember to set a date and upon arriving at that date in the game you will be greeted with a reminder in your inbox!