Btw, having listened to parts of the podcasts I've learned two new features that I like:
- Entertainment factor. When appropriate, if your team plays entertaining football it will be appreciated by the fans.
- Supporter types. Each team's fans will have a certain profile, depending on their ratings in several categories: affluence, patience, passion, loyalty and temperament. This means that you can have lots of gloryhunters who will leave the team when it's not doing well, etc.
They had that last year too. SI actually seems to have given up the fight, they leaked a "Russian" version last year themselves, or seemingly themselves.
Yeah that whole Russian launch thing was strange. It was like if you downloaded the "Russian patch" you were admitting to pirating. Have you read anywhere that they leaked it or is this your speculation?