The game also boasts a vastly improved match engine with improved realism, analysing each player and making them react on pitch to the action depending on what their ‘real-life’ tendencies are as a footballer. For example, a player who likes to overlap and send crosses in from the by-line will try and do so as much as possible during a game. This new system creates a realistic simulation of how footballers behave in real life match situations and managers can even train individual squad members to incorporate tendencies into their match skill set.
The match engine in 3-D, now shows players jostling for position with the opposition, sliding in for tackles as well as keepers diving for the ball, adding to the realistic depiction of the match on the pitch. Furthermore following on from its debut appearance in Championship Manager 2007, ProZone is back as a fully integrated Post Match Analysis tool which isolates the key factors that decided the result of your game and provides you with the knowledge to act on the match incidents and strengthen your team for the next fixture.