The information below is an attempt to keep managers informed of changes to the game of Mystify Soccer.

It will not contain information relative to the match engine or any aspects of the game that managers need to work out for themselves.

It should, however, be a log of changes to game rules and amendments to the web site.

Planned changes

  • Verification of managers to give extra benefits to those that are.
  • Set match days to play automatically.

Updates to the game

  • 21/01/2021 - General improvements
    New archive pages displaying european victories by countries and teams.
    Created account 'team management' page and moved 2nd team 'resign' option to it.
    Added the functionality to switch the primary team to the alternative.
    Added visibility of each teams' top players.
    Fixed issue with match tactics where a positional change was submitted with the player also being 'taken off'.
  • 20/12/2021 - Additions & code modernising
    Completed removal of old processing for remaining pages.
    Added match result to system that re-orders match report details.
    Fixes to team selection page.
    Fixes to rejected transfer mail system.
    Fixed issues around retired players being offered contracts.
    Added initial trial of player assists to match report timeline to assist with checking that they are being saved correctly.
    Hiding the result now also works on the 'office' page.
  • 10/11/2021 - Additions & code modernising
    Fix to match reports where a substitute is substituted.
    Fix to player data for substitution counts.
    Fix to position ordering on player scout reports.
    Addition of filter to long shortlists.
    Facility to re-order match report added.
    Option added to have the last league result score on the welcome page hidden.
    Change to loan rules to disable acceptance towards the end of a season.
    Moved account details, password & Options to new format.
    Further changes to the system determining whether directors automatically accept transfers.
    Various pages moved away from old style validation.
  • 13/07/2021 - Improvements & additions
    Change to the league table display to show mathematically promoted and relegated teams.
    Change to player contract decisions to include promotions and relegations as soon as they are confirmed, instead of needing the division change to actually take place.
    Fix to youth academy skill improvement display.
    Added 'Recent matches' to team player page.
    Swap players are now considered as part of the fee when transfers may be automatically accepted or cancelled.
    Increased the number days allowed for a final transfer confirmation.
    Added 'transfers to be confirmed' into notifications.
    Added option to 'scout player' from their details page if a scout is available.
    Added facility to edit a loan request.
  • 09/04/2021 - Improvements & additions
    Page improvements to scouting when on a small screen.
    Addition of player interest to player scout report.
    Addition of current transfer requests to player page.
    Addition of option for managers to select whether they want to limit transfer requests for their unlisted players.
    Addition of a system to mail managers their weekly results, if wanted (may be intermittent initially).
    Increased the mninumum number of weeks a player has to be at a team before they can be transferred.
    Change to the youth academy skill improvement display to include more weeks.
  • 19/03/2021 - Player data
    Player historical data display improvements.
    Improved the experience on the manager awards page.
    Added confirmation to taking out injury insurance.
  • 26/02/2021 - Transfer changes
    Multiple swaps allowed in a transfer. Auto accept/reject implemented for pure cash offers.
  • 01/02/2021 - Transfer changes
    Change to the transfer list display to direct current offers to the transfer details page, instead of the 'new offer' page.
  • 19/01/2021 - Transfer changes
    Change implemented into the transfer system (including free transfers) so that transfers have to be confirmed by the purchasing team.
  • 04/01/2021 - General additions
    Addition of transfer request limit per week between teams.
    Fix to match report when displaying substitutes where position was nor recorded.
  • 29/12/2020 - General additions
    Addition of a private 'Manager Notes' option.
    Addition of a facility to cancel player positional training.
    Addition of positional changes during a match to the report.
  • 16/11/2020 - Additions.
    Creation of new archive page to show teams league results against every other team in the country.
    Addition of contracts notification from accepted transfer requests.
    Addition of 'too old' rule when rejecting a transfer fee including a player.
    Addition of a 'contracts expiring' page that lists players in the final season of their contract.
    Removal of players who are already involved in a request, from transfer request options.
    Addition of a button to report mail messages.
    Addition of Recaptcha to joining form.
    Set transfers to not occur within 36 hours of a match (pending implementation in evening process).
  • 08/11/2020 - Transfer/Contract changes.
    Changed transfer request system to disallow a request where a player is already part of a similar request.
    Fixed issue with game weeks not registering correctly after matches.
  • 13/10/2020 - General additions/improvements.
    Addition of training data for players out on loan.
    Contract week corrections so that they are all to season ends.
    Addition of out of contract players to free transfer list.
    Addition of reporting functionality for managers to report abusive forum posts.
  • 02/10/2020 - General additions/improvements.
    Addition of remaining contract weeks to transfer list.
    Addition of remaining contract weeks to shortlist.
  • 11/09/2020 - Scouting page & Mailbox.
    Scout page updated to new code base with suitable improvments to user experience.
    Attempted forward/back options within mailbox.
  • 22/06/2020 - Youth system.
    Altered the youth player system to add players to academies as soon as they are requested, if possible.
    Corrected/Added various page links and text around the game to make it more meaningful and fix typographic errors.
  • 30/05/2020 - Tweaks around the game.
    Fix to loanable players so they can't be loaned the same week as being transferred or promoted.
    Loan request page updated to new code base with suitable improvments to user experience.
    Change to home page to display next match dates higher on the page for the benefit of smaller screens.
    Fixed Morale to sort correctly on squad players page.
  • 13/05/2020 - Tweaks around the game.
    Corrected the divisional top players listings.
    Removed links to make a transfer request for a player when player is retiring or out of contract.
    Added 'hide' functionality to transfer requests and forum posts to the manager interaction system.
    Updates transfer & Contract rules to align with the new system.
    Fixed various contract rejection issues that shouldn't have been occurring.
  • 01/05/2020 - Tweaks around the game.
    Corrected the yellow card message on player details page to state a 1 match suspension.
    Player valuation correction for old players.
    Removed the link to make a transfer request from players who have no manager.
    More corrections to transfer related mail messages.
    Removed code specific for IE8.
    Mailbox option added to the main menu.
    Added link to transfer details within message when requesting & negotiating.
    Created a system to assign youth players to some teams when a new manager joins.
    Some work done to link contracts and retirements a little better. Will be completed when full match playing is automated.
  • 24/04/2020 - Transfer details improvements.
    Added contract status information to transfer request details.
    Corrections to mail sent upon the transfer of a player.
  • 22/04/2020 - Transfer details improvements.
    Added notifications to shortlist when a player if offered as part of the transfer request - previously it was just the main player.
    Added valuations to player details on transfer screen.
    Changed negotiate transfer fee to be a pop-up so it can be closed without removing accept/reject options.
  • 21/04/2020 - Changes to underlying transfer code.
    Large changes to the base code around transfer requests and contracts.
    Added the ability for transfers to be cancelled by both teams after acceptance.
  • 08/04/2020 - Fixes and new transfer request page.
    Various fixes after the code base move including missing tactical options and invalid site timeout.
    Implementation of new transfer request page to trial new form validation and set up for an easy(ish) change to have more than 1 swap player at some point in the future.
  • 05/04/2020 - Shortlist addition and code base movement.
    Added shortlist message when a player is transfer listed.
    Background site code fully moved to new code base and old code fully removed.
  • 23/03/2020 - Tweaks and code base movement.
    Changed default contract length for a promoted youth player to be 2 seasons at £800 per week.
    Changed cookies to use a stronger encryption technique.
    Changed process that compares colours for match reports to a newer (hopefully better) system.
    Moved various non transfer shared aspects to a new code base.
    Changed site password encryption.
  • 16/03/2020 - Fixes and moving of game engine to an automated system
    Moved all transfer aspects to a new code base.
    Stored sent mail seperately to received mail to allow better management.
  • 02/03/2020 - Fixes and moving of game engine to an automated system
    Started storing TV games along with match history.
    Fixed long term bug regarding manager award calculations.
    Changed suspensions for yellow cards to be 1 match instead of 2 for the next season.
    Managers will now not be told when the recipient has blocked them from sending messages.
    Moved some transfer processes over to a new code base.
  • 07/12/2019 - Site improvements
    Moved creation of new mail to be within the mailbox.
    High level scouts can now search based on contract weeks remaining.
    Players will now start having thier skills decreased as they get older.
    Added team information to shortlist messages.
    Fixed an issue with contract acceptance messages containing a faulty link.
  • 11/10/2019 - Contract additions & mailbox change
    Added limitations to salaries being offered based on current squad salaries and division of team.
    Added limitations to contract lengths for older players.
    Altered mailbox to let mails be replied to within the same screen.
    Fixed various bugs regarding messaging around accepting transfer offers.
  • 04/10/2019 - Tweaks
    Added contract offer notes to 'Shortlist'.
    Youth players will now be automatically promoted upon reaching the age of 20, rather than released, providing there is room in the squad.
    Improved display of transfers involving swapped players within the completed transfers list.
    Began the work to limit salaries when submitting contract offers in an effort to keep things sensible.
  • 31/08/2019 - Mailbox changes
    Merged 'sent mail' into mailbox page and made it more user friendly.
  • 29/08/2019 - Fixes
    Fixed information displayed on player pages if they are unhappy about match time.
    Started work on displaying transfers involving a swap, as individual transfers.
  • 27/08/2019 - Fixes & tweaks
    Added a button to unmanaged team pages to join the game.
    Changed player page to have a contract offer option if a transfer has been accepted.
    Added information to player pages if they think they should be playing in a higher division.
    Added information to player pages if they are unhappy about match time.
    Change to free transfers so that cost depends on contract rather than valuation.
  • 02/08/2019 - Mailbox page rewrite
    Altered the mailbox page to work more dynamically within the browser. Added a link on 'accepted transfer' details to the contracts page.
  • 29/07/2019 - Player contracts live
    Forced all players to require a contract
    Stopped team skill resets on new managers joining.
  • 24/07/2019 - Dynamic page updates
    Improved player training page to run within the browser.
    Improved player selection within transfer request page.
  • 22/07/2019 - Contracts
    Removed the option for the loaning team to be able to offer a contract to loaned players.
    Added expiring contracts to the contracts page. Added players who are out on loan to the squad availability list of injuries and suspensions.
    Limited loan lengths to be no longer than the number of weeks a player is contracted for.
    Added functionality for purchasing team to cancel a transfer after it has been accepted.
  • 19/07/2019 - Contracts
    Added the ability to offer (and withdraw) contracts to players on the free transfer list.
    Added contracts to rules. This needs more detail as features are implemented.
    Added default salary and contract weeks to new players promoted from the youth academy and a reset of contract weeks to new managers.
  • 16/07/2019 - Contracts
    Added the ability to offer (and withdraw) contracts to players out of contract at other teams.
    Removal of transfer pool/Implementation of free transfer list.
    Removal of file extensions for site pages (to assist with SEO)
  • 12/07/2019 - Contracts
    Added a page where all contract offers can be viewed and managed.
    Added contract weeks to list of players in squad. Added contract weeks to scouting resports.
  • 09/04/2019 - Transfer pool
    Removed the functionality to add players to the transfer pool.
  • 04/02/2019 - Dynamic mail updates
    Site now updates the mail count at the top of the site every minute if you don't switch pages.
  • 02/01/2019 - Loan rule change and sorting additions
    Players can no longer be loaned out the same week that they have been transferred.
    Modified the ordering of forum messages and mail to consider clock changes.
    Added the display (and sorting option) of the date when a player was added to a shortlist. Any additions prior to the 4th May 2018 did not have the date logged so they have been set to that date.
    Players, not on loan, can now be offered a contract by their manager. This won't currently be processed.