Few quick fixes were introduced during this week, one of which sorts out the stadium capacity for matches. That is the good news, the bad is some of managers have decided to increase capacity of ALL FOUR stands at the same time, which means the fans will not be allowed to enter their stadiums. Stand under construction is... well, a construction site, and as such it is restricted area for fans.
Small change was made to sponsor negotiations - now you can sign sponsorship deal before the negotiations will end (although they have to be on some level of progress anyway). If you wait until the end of negotiations you will (most likely) get a better offer, but you can sign the deal at current level of sponsorship income and contract length if you want to. Oh yeah, and one more thing - sponsors can now pull out of the negotiations if they feel your club is not good enough for them to associate with.
One function from old Football-o-Rama was re-introduced: televised matches. Each round one match, the most interesting one among top division matches, will be transmitted live via RamaTV, which means both teams involved will get some extra money. To make it slightly more interesting each of the managers can add his reaction to the match result.
Also additional elements were improved / re-balanced, among them the connection between having a scout assigned to certain role and being able to see match statistics. From now on it will take a scout set to other divisions to see individual player statistics next to match report, with two exceptions: you can always see them in your own matches and in case of those televised by RamaTV.
Final matches of Domestic Cups took place and we have the first winners that will play next year in interdivisional HSLS Cup. In Division A FC Comandoh beat the division leader Junior MKS 3-0, which was surprising since Junior so far lost only twice this season (once in a league match and once in Elite Cup). FC Comandoh gave the opponents no chance and completely dominated the match. In Division B Bombezni Lamantyny won 3-0 in the final against FK Partizan. The result was expected - Bombezni has a good run lately and in the semi-final they beaten the division leader, Chievo Verona. In Division C ubeaten Nothing Toulouse FC is still unbeaten. They won the cup final against Addicted float club scouring four goals. In Division D cup final FC Cape Town Thunder, the sole non-1st division team, won 2-1 against 1st division FC Bartalona. This match was the most interesting of the finals, not only because 3rd Div team reached that level, but also because both sides were very active and until last minute the win was still up for grab.
We are finishing tests of the new version of training reports that will be in use from next Monday. In new version the training reports will not only contain the information about progress in technical data, but also main skill. Up to this point only the increase of main skill level was reported, but since it is quite rare (so far) it was a problem for new managers. Now you will see not only how close your players are to reaching next level of the main skill, but also who made progress in latest training sessions. Another new elements will be the short info how effective the latest training were, which could indicate if club needs more or better staff members to make better use of the training sessions. In future (hopefully not far future) the training report will also show more detailed description of the training itself, which could give hints which player should be given a place in starting lineup.
In first leg of the first Elite Cup Final Nothing Toulouse FC proved to be too strong for home side, Junior MKS, they scored 3 goals and kept the clean sheet. This puts Toulouse in good position before second leg that will take place on their own stadium. Nothing Toulouse FC is currently the only team in top divisions that did not lost a league match with 16 wins in a row. No wonder two of the top scorers in Division C1 are players of Toulouse: Christian Thygesen scored 23 goals this season and Renato Marino managed to score 13 times. Junior MKS is leader of Division A1, with 9 points advantage and so far it was their second defeat this season (one in league match and now one in Elite Cup). Second leg of Elite Cup Final will take place next Wednesday.