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Jimmy Mack

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  1. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help)
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  3. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) I wish you every success in addressing the issue mate. However I don't hold out as much confidence as you that anything will change.
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  7. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) Under the old system of concerns I only lost one player on a forced transfer but sold perhaps a couple of dozen, spread over 12 clubs, to avoid them being sold on forced transfers. Although most of those transfers related to four teams. Under the new system I have already lost two but considering the fact that more than 150 players have escalated two levels in less than six weeks that will rise dramatically.
  8. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) And I am renowned in most of my setups for signing talented young players which I am willing to loan out until they can be integrated into my very youthful teams. Except that I am not going to be able to do that anymore as a result of the recent changes. Likewise you're not going to be able to have "a deep team of 91s and 90s" in the future because most of them will have to be sold as a result of developing concerns - so you'll just be left with a rump team of about 16 players and a bunch of kids. Good luck with competing in every competition with a squad like that.
  9. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) Personally I resent your accusation that I will be losing players because I "failed to manage them properly". The reality is that SM have changed the rules of the game without consulting their customer base. That is what most of us on this thread are unhappy about. I hope you enjoy cherry-picking the fruits of other people's labours. I can assure you that I won't "change my mind" because I have no intention of sticking around to play a game that I didn't sign up for.
  10. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) This game is dying a death by a thousand cuts at the moment. I can't speak for anyone else but my enthusiasm has almost totally evaporated in the last five weeks. I feel that the thousands of hours I have spent building my teams, over five and a half years, have been wasted due to the ill thought-out changes that have been introduced without any consultation with their customer base. Truly pathetic!
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  12. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) Good point! Also SM would probably claim that all their members are current and active although my suspicion is that, as with Facebook, there are a hell of a lot of defunct accounts out there.
  13. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) Right on cue my Roma in WC117 get second batch of players this month with escalated concerns 35 days after the last increase of the same players. Higuain up to level 2 Bocchetti up to level 2 Dzeko up to level 3 Vertonghen up to level 2 Dzagoev up to level 2 Neymar up to level 3 Muniain up to level 2 M'vila down to level 1 Adam Johnson has developed a level 1 loan out concern. Cardozo would also have escalated if I hadn't sold him voluntarily. That's two batches down and one to go this month and I'm still in a tight title race with five games left in the season. I do not need this right now:mad:
  14. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) This is the critical point about the new frequency of concerns. Players will now escalate through all levels inside six months, equivalent to one season, which does not give a reasonable amount of time to rotate the squad to avoid losing a significant number of players. Also, what are SM going to do about updating the interval between player rating changes to reflect the new four week interval between concerns? Seems to me you can't make changes to the one without the other being considered.
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  18. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) I was going to respond to your jibes but frankly you're not worth the effort. As for suggestions for resolving the 'concerns' problem: Reset the system to where it was five weeks ago when these changes were implemented and stop tinkering with it - simples. As for my threatening to leave? It's nothing to do with "childish bully tactics" it is due to the fact that I DON'T enjoy playing the game anymore and judging by the comments on this thread I'm not the only one. The basis of consumer activism is to let the supplier know that you are unhappy with the service and use the threat of a boycott to get things changed. Then if things don't change have the courage of your convictions and follow through with the threat. That's where I now stand.
  19. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) I voted in the poll but was disappointed to see the usual 'head in the sand comments' that "concerns are easy to manage blah blah blah..." Don't these idiots realise that the escalation of concerns is going to be a game changer?
  20. Re: Weekly Score Spot on mate! This smacks of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
  21. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) As I mentioned in an earlier post, 'concerns' don't seem to be adversely affecting GC's to anywhere like the same degree as in other types of setup. Do you have any non GC's with large squads?
  22. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) Latest concern report for my Roma (WC117) has just come in: The following players have had their 'lack of games' concerns increased: Correia Adriano Level 2 Souza Robinho Level 2 Anderson Luisao Level 4 Steve Mandanda Level 2 Gregory Van Der Wiel Level 2 Adil Rami Level 2 ToniKroos Level 2 Thomas Muller Level 2 Ranieri Sandro Level 2 Kyle Walker Level 2 All of these players last had a concern increase on June 15th. On June 19th a further 10 players had an increase in 'lack of games' concerns and on June 22nd another batch of 11 had an increase. I'm now bracing myself for a further rise for this next group in the next 7 days. So much for Teb's claim that there are several months between concern increases on individual players! Bear in mind that since the last rating change I have attempted to rotate as many of these concerned players as much as possible but the reality is that at this speed of increase I will not be able to get the concerns down unless I drop all my existing starting 11...which will mean that they develop concerns and with their 75% of starts requirement they will leave before I can give them enough games. Oh yeah, I should mention that I am in a League title battle with six games of the season left to complicate matters further. This is plain and simple stupidity by SM who have not thought through the consequences of their actions. Does anybody still believe the lie that this was just a case of closing a few "loopholes"?
  23. Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help) Except that this isn't the case. In my Roma team (WC 117), for example, 42 of the 46 first team and fringe players now have concerns. These concerns range from level 1 up to level 4, meaning that I am having to play the players who have the highest concens despite the fact that I am in the final stages of the league season, where my team currently sit top by 1 point from a closely grouped chasing pack. I know that I am going to have to reduce my squad further but the reality is that by the end of next season I will be lucky if I have 16 players from my first team squad left. Some of the first team squad are currently out on loan (now that cup competitions are resolved, as well as a number of youth players. Next season I will not have the option of sending these players out on loan to help other managers out due to escalated 'loan out' concerns - so those players will have to go too. The above scenario is mirrored in another 4 of my setups, with 3 more currently manageable within the concerns framework. It is only my 4 GC teams where concerns are not really an issue. Frankly, on this basis, I cannot see me renewing my gold membership when it expires. The irony is that I would pay a much higher gold membership fee if the game was improving rather than deteriorating as it is at the moment. I hope for SM's sake their business model will allow them to make money out of all the high-churn newbies that they are targetting to replace the long-term members that are the bedrock of most setups.
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