Article posted on 07 June 2013 at 4:19pm

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Predetermined substitutions

Providing I don't forget to upload it, after the matches tonight, you will be able to set pre determined substitutions for future matches.

This means you will be able to use the same scenarios that in game tactics have but now for making substitutions and positional changes as well.

This is a little more complex to manage than it may sound because I want you to have full options to put subs on and change positions, even giving the option to take off the player you put on earlier in the game. Of course this all has to work with current substitution rules for injuries and checks to make sure a goalkeeper is in play (amongst other things). Plus, of course, you can only have 3 substitutions occur anyway.

In order to do this, I have made it extremely open for managers to submit anything on their team selection page. Even moving a goalkeeper to goalkeeper (i.e. no change at all) will be accepted along with selecting players that aren't even playing.

Basically, anything can be submitted but the game engine will only action what is possible. If managers submit stupid entries then that is their own fault.

I have left it as 5 minute gaps for when you can do these changes at the moment just while I trial it and make sure everything works OK. My intention is to let you select precise minutes in the future but I don't want to overload the game engine until I know it's going to be OK.

Anyway, we'll give it a go.......

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