5 Football Manager - The Next LevelBoozad | 10/10/2007 | See all Boozad's reviews (1)Since the introduction of the 2D match engine, each subsequent version of FM introduced some small additions which slightly enhanced the game each year. But this time SI have completely nailed this management sim - if the demo is anything to go by.The most intriguing addition for me so far is the Confidence section, where not only the board give their verdict ony you now, but the fans give their opinions on your signings, players current performances, results and team performances. They even speak their minds after each match, so it looks as if the fans will have much more of a say in your career this time around...The matchflow really does make a difference to match days too, with substitutions made in real-time without having to stop the action you look to swing the game in your favour or just consolidate.Your coaches give you the lowdown on your signings as they arrive at the club, automatically comparing them to the other similar players at your club. I captured Hatem Trabelsi for Wolves in the demo, and after a few solid games the fans expressed their delight at a great acqusition, while the board agreed he was a good signing and a 'excellent piece of business'.Also you have the new transfer centre, where you can compare offers for your players at a glance, so deciding which clubs bid to accept (if any) is made a whole lot easier.Another plus is the new 2D match engine, which seems so much more realistic. Gone are the stupid passes to nobody, relinquishing possession at the back for no reason, goalkeepeers dodgy goalkicks and shots which 'just skim the bar'. Now you can easily picture the action in your head as it is so true to life. A lot of work has obviously gone into revamping this part of the game and Im sure dedicated FM followers are really going to appreciate it.Ive nowhere near found all of the latest additions to the game, Im sure there are a fair few more, but on this showing of the demo this game is a must for any FM enthusiast, or anybody who fancies trying the series out for the first time.