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  1. Re: English Championship 106 - Discussion Thread Norwich sit top of Div 2 and are guaranteed promotion in my first season in charge!
  2. Re: People of 2008, unite! Alright felllllllas! I'm here on occasions!
  3. Basically, over Christmas I came back on Soccermanager and invested a fair bit of money into getting some good teams. Unfortunately since then, I have hardly been active and these teams are majorly neglected. The teams include the following: Gold Championship Sides: Chelsea x2 Barcelona Manchester City Real Madrid Bayern Munich Obviously I have spent a fair whack on these sides as well as the GM, so I would quite like a say in where they go! If interested in the account, the name is Matt Jewiss 2, contact me of interested and I'm sure we can sort something out!
  4. Re: Death of the GC? I think the two main reasons why the Gold GWs arent working at the moment are the two reasons you brought up: 1) Deals get reversed if someone reports them (potential opportunity here to make this feature better that I'm going to go into quickly) Step 1 - Deal gets reported Step 2 - Get rid of the already non existant SMFA! We all know this doesnt exist, and is on the fact of it horrifically useless. Step 3 - 10 random SM members contacted about fairness of deal. These members would be unrelated to the GW in question. They rate on a Likert Scale they 'agreeableness' of the deal. Majority rate in favour of the deal it stays and vice versa. Anyway back on track... 2) Managers want ridiculous two for one deals for players. E.g. I have Barca in Gc287. There is no chance I would do a 2 for 1 for any player (notable exceptions) as the Barca players are rated higher anyway! The main strength of the cash only deal is the fact it replicates real life! Sm wants to be realistic... When in reality it is far from it at the present moment. Surely it would be fruitful to experiment with cash only setups, I for one would be happy to take part!
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    Football betting!

    Re: Football betting! If I had the money I would be all over that! Horrible day at the horses today though!
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    Football betting!

    Re: Football betting! Anyone got anything on tonight? I've personally gone for; Treble: Stoke, Watford, Notts County £15 returns around £105 5 - Fold: Stoke, Watford, Notts County, Gillingham, Swindon £5 returns around £120
  7. I have basically created this thread to discuss my feelings towards the GC and suggesting possible reasons, for what I perceive to be it's demise. I then want to investigate the possibility of a solution (That has been suggested before, and rumours were in the pipeline about its potential). When I joined SM, the Gold Championship was seen as the pinnacle of the SM community, everybody wanted to be a part of it and it didn't matter what team you had as long as you were in the GC. This brings me onto my first point. The biggest 'buzz' for me about the GC was the build up to it. The chat on the forum generated a sense of excitement that meant everybody wanted to be a part of it. People were discussing who they were going for up to a week before it was created. Everybody wanted to be a part of the GC as it was unknown when the next one would be. A potential solution to this would be to limit the ammount of GCs created and to make it at a set time again. However, SM is a business and this isn't going to happen. If they have the opportunity to make as much money as they can by creating as many GCs as possible, then they would be foolish not to welcome this with both hands. So although the above is a potential solution this isn'g going to happen. The buzz that the GC created ensured that even if a member didnt get their required destination, then the member would still take a club in the GC. Generally this meant that a forum division would be created e.g. English League 2. This would keep the GC alive and kicking, the banter would be flowing and the GC would be full. Again however, this isnt happening anymore. If a member doesn't get their primary choice then they do not join the GC. They know for a fact that another GC will be created in the near future (probably 2 days time ). A third reason for the demise of GCs is the actual people in the GC. At the moment you can have all managers of the top teams, in different locations all over the world. I currently participate as Bayern Munich in GC279. This is quite possibly the worst setup I have ever participated in! The majority of big team managers are from opposite sides of the globe. I can't negotiate a deal with anyone as they are never online when I am and vice versa. This I believe is a fundamental issue with the GC format at the moment. Although it is good to have a bit of banter with people all over the globe, the activity of the setup suffers. What I would suggest would be the creation and locking of GCs. For example, GC282 is created and locked. Then only members in the UK or a location - 2 - + 2 hours around GMT. This would ensure that all members will generally be on at the same time. Obviously I can hear other members saying, ''well I am not in this time bracket, what about me''. Well, the next setup could then be limited to a different 'time zone'. Of course, SM could still open a GC to the whole world, this doesnt need to be removed completely, but there are issues that could be rectified. Moreover, this has possible been suggested before, but could we not try cash only setups? Soccermanager aims to be a realistic online soccer game. Where is the realism in doing 2 for 1 deals? Every, GC that I am in at the moment, whenever i make an offer for a player, I get countered a ridiculous 2 for 1 deal! I mean when is there any 2 for 1 deals in real life? I defy anyone to find a decent player who has gone for a 2 for 1 deal! Potentially, a GC where you can only do cash deals could be developed? Finally, I wonder what people would think about a Platinum setup? This has been discussed at length before but didnt come to fruition. This would pretty much get rid of the main issue (that the GC is made to often) all at once!
  8. Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread Im extremely sorry, but i've had to recall some loan as I need to make a few squad signings. I apologise to everybody! I left myself a bit short on the depth front in loaning people out and doing a few 2 for 1s.
  9. So, a week or so ago i reserved a Real Madrid in a Gold Setup and then I reserved a Chelsea after. This meant in one GC I would have Madrid and the one after I would get Chelsea. Before the creation of GC280 I was number 2 in the queue with the Real Madrid and number 3 for Chelsea. Therefore, once GC280 was created today I should have been next for the Madrid and 2nd in line for a Chelsea. However, SM have royally annoyed me. 1. I am still number 2 in the queue for Madrid when I should be next. 2. I am now number 2 in the queue for Chelsea. This evidently poses a concern and a problem. Concern - why am I not next for Madrid, I tried to time it perfectly so I would be online for Madrid as I have Monday off work, it's likely creation date. I should be next and I am not and would like to know why, being a paying customer and all... Problem - I am going to have both Chelsea and Madrid in GC282 instead of Madrid in 281 and Chelsea in 282. This last time I checked SM weren't too keen on having two teams in the same game world.
  10. Re: Official Gold Championships Discussions Thread Haha! I am sure I can flog him to someone? Any chance of a deal for Fabregas?
  11. Re: Official Gold Championships Discussions Thread So far, this GC is quite possibly the worst GC I have participated in! And that's not just because you rejected my Messi and Fabregas bids!
  12. Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread Setup is gaining more members, maybe if we send a few messages around the forum we can get a few more! In other news, a couple of bids have been placed tonight
  13. Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread Got Messi, but missed out to Spurs on Ronaldo, little but disappointed but Messi is better , will be looking for a LB and CB this evening.
  14. Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread I have no idea how the Spurs bid for Messi got accepted! Or even met the chairman value!
  15. Re: English Championship 27777 - Discussion Thread I have two bids in for Messi and Ronaldo , how are the offers decided against another manager nowadays? The Spurs manager has made offers for them both too..
  16. Re: English Championship 27777 - Coming soon ! I saw! Picked up City! My phone for some reason posted that post on here way after I wrote it!
  17. Re: English Championship 27777 - Coming soon ! Keep casually checking the creation at work! I really hope people make this EC a success! Only 2 more to go folks!
  18. Re: English Championship 27777 - Coming soon ! Haven spoken to Ben last night I am very interested on joining this, but looks as though I will be at work! We will have to wait and see what happens! Goodluck everybody!
  19. Re: ★The Official Forum GC - GC 222 - Discussion Thread ★ Been looking for a competitive GC, used to love writing match reports in the old days Gc10 - 30. So going to give this one a bash. Im in with Rubin!
  20. Re: Gold Championship 277 Thread Game World has been opened early it seems, I am Roma
  21. Re: SM Credits It would work, if the majority of the SM population were a) on the forum and willing to listen. I've done it myself since I rejoined. I have happily paid for a Madrid and a Bayern! And people will continue to do so. Unfortunately the majority of the SM population, aren't on the forum, and are content in paying for a decent side. SM say that they only create based on demand, and the demand is going to be there. It would be foolish for them not to exploit it! At the end of that day, they have the money from the likes of me and you anyway... if they have it already why would they listen to us two!
  22. Re: SM Credits They wouldnt up prices if they didnt think that people are going to keep paying for them mate. It just happens that the forum isnt the 'strong force' (for want of a better phrase), that it used to be. SM dont care how many Gold GWs they make aslong as they make money, they are after all a business, if they want to keep creating Gold GWs, and there are the people there that will pay for the bigger clubs, then they will continue. Its a shame, as the real buzz from a GC was when it was full, not what team you had!
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