New Build of Football Manager 2008 Beta Patch v8.01

Apparently a newer updated version of the Beta Patch for Football Manager 2008 has been released. It’s still beta and the version is still v8.01 but they have added a whole new list of changes with this newer build. It’s much larger, 27mb as compared to the initial 10mb patch.

List of Changes

An official one is due in the coming weeks once they have tested this patch fully. Good news is, your current savegames would be compatible with the patch, no need to start a new game. Although the general advice that they give is you are better off starting a new game.

Football Manager 2008 Beta Patch v8.01

Football Manager 2008 Beta Patch v8.01

For those playing Football Manager 2008 for a few seasons now would have noticed several irritating bugs like players not closing down, too many disallowed goals, lack of penalties, etc. Basically SI has given us a buggy game but they have addressed these issues and have released a beta patch.

List of Changes

An official one is due in the coming weeks once they have tested this patch fully. Good news is, your current savegames would be compatible with the patch, no need to start a new game. Although the general advice that they give is you are better off starting a new game.

Football Manager 2008 Beta Patch v8.01

Football Manager 2008 top transfer targets

After playing for a few days with Barcelona, these are the wonderkids and recommended buys that I have discovered.

Goalkeepers
Oscar Ustari, Getafe

Fullbacks
Gareth Bale, Tottenham
Garry Bocaly, Marsellie
Michael Mancienne, Chelsea
Omar Esparza, Chivas

Central Defenders
Pichu Atienza, Atletico Madrid
Andrea Barzagli, Palermo 
Breno, Sao Paulo
Marc Valiente, Barcelona

Defensive Midfielders 
Youseef Sekour, Bordeaux
Lucas, Liverpool
Danny Szetela, Racing

Midfielders
Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal
Andres Iniesta, Barcelona
Javi Martinez, Athletic Bilbao
Miguel Veloso, Sporting CP
Michael Woods, Chelsea
Lauri Dalla Valle, Jippo

Attacking Midfielders
Giles Barnes, Derby County
Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Giovanni Dos Santos, Barcelona
Guy Asulin, Barcelona
Milos Bosancic, Partizan
Matias Fernandez, Villareal
Karim Ziani, FC Sochaux
Simon Vukevic, Saturn
Sergio Aguero, Atletico Madrid
Juan Manual Mata, Valencia
Hatem Ben Arfa, Lyon
Toni Kroos, Bayern Munich
Xabi Prieto, Real Sociedad
Silva, Valencia
Alessandro Rosina, Torino
Lulinha, Corinthians
Anis Ben Hatira, HSV
Sotiris Ninis, Panathinaikos

Wingers
Jesus Navas, Sevilla
Andres Guardado, Deportivo
Luka Modric, Dinamo
Gabriel Torje, Poli 1921

Strikers
Bojan, Barcelona
Federico Laurito, Udinese
Edison Caveni, Palermo
Goran Pandev, Lazio
Carlos Vela, Arsenal
Nicolas Millan, Colo Colo
Henri Saivet,  Bordeaux

Lazy to do a search, here is a shortlist of players aged 21 and under with enormous potential, Football Manager 2008 youngster shortlist.