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  1. You have to get real with the actual aspects of the game. I have just taken over a 5th Division side with less than average players. You have to start building a squad to compete in the League at the start of the new season. So pre-season build up I get Friendlies against 3 First Division teams,3 Second Division Teams.one from the 3rd Dvision and one from the Fourth. How are you supposed to prepare for a new season building a team and giving them confidence when you have to play out and out defence against these teams to try and keep the score reasonable? There should be a build up against teams from the SAME division first building up to stronger opposition just before the season starts. My Chairman gives me the task of avoiding relegation. Some hope with that pre season. Make one of your changes REALISM.
  2. Not so much a reply but more another question on cheating. Not by individuals but by SM itself. I,ve just finished viewing a Cup Final where my team lost to the unbeaten league leaders with their player ratings averaging 92. My team are second in the league. I have a squad of 30 players and struggled to field a fit team as SM`s "Computer" saw fit to savage my team by making the bulk of the first team under 80% fit. Even using below average players I still struggled to pick a team and obviously formation and subs was a nightmare. Needless to say we were thrashed 5-0. Then low and behold only MINUTES after viewing the Cup Final I go to tactics for my game tomorrow night ALL except two of my squad are 100% fit!!! What a sickener. I manage five teams and these circumstances are seriously making me think of chucking the game altogether. Cheating?
  3. Hi, I,m going to be away for a week and won,t have access to a computer. I have 3 teams, one who are top of the league. I don,t want losses where team selection is automatic in my absence. Is there anything I can do? Thanks
  4. Re: Responses to Transfer Offers Thanks for your reply. I,m much wiser now to the system and will bid accordingly in future. Up to now I must have been lucky as generally my bids of a few million/thousand more have been successful. Having said that many bids I receive for my players are sometime just 1/2 a million more. I find that the clubs who "counter offer" most are the "big" clubs. Man U,Ral Madrid, Bayern. I try to avoid dealing with them now. Thanks again.
  5. Re: Responses to Transfer Offers Many Thanks to all who have responded. I am much clearer now in the dealings of transfers and how "the system works". From the responses I,ve had it does seem as if I have been a bit naive with the offers I have made on occasion. However that was down to inexperience rather than trying to pull a fast one. I still think the "counter offer" reply is silly and I will certainly never use it as I don,t think it,s necessary. The simple "offer rejected or negotiate" is sufficient in my opinion. Thanks in particular to Ja Me. You certainly were,nt rambling and have given me some useful tips. Thanks again, Jamtart98
  6. Re: Responses to Transfer Offers Thanks for responding to my post. I don,t want to bore you with a lot of detail but briefly I offered 8 million plus a player of mine valued at 7.6......total 15.6 million This was for a player valued at 13.4 million who I had seen on the Transfer Concern list. The player had only made 3 apps and 7 as sub Yes he was a 92 to the player I offered an 88. However my player was 3 years younger and a first team regular with form 8-7-7-8-8-10 I thought it was a reasonable offer for a player who was Level 3 Very concerned about his lack of games. The club is Real Madrid (Managed) to my club promoted by winning the play-off. If the manager was not happy with my offer why not it reject it or offer to negotiate? I really find it stupid and uneccessary that they "counter offer" with 36 million when they actually have the player. It happened twice before in similar circumstances (Bayern Munich) who deemed my offer "insulting" (I had offered more than the asking price) and trebled the price of the player in a "counter offer". Has this happened to you? Thanks again for reading through my problem. Jamtart98
  7. On occasion I have looked up transfer lists looking for a Goalkeeper. On going to the players stats page and then making a bid I receive the message that the club only has two goalkeepers so your bid is not acceptable. Yet I have seen a few clubs in my leagues who only have ONE goalkeeper. How can this be? Jamtart98
  8. Several times now I have made offers to clubs for players. Either straight cash offer or cash and player. My bids are ALWAYS above the valuation of the player I am bidding for. However some managers respond with a "counter offer" with a ridiculous cash some involved.2 or 3 times the players value. Why do they do this? If my offer is not acceptable to them reject the offer or offer to negotiate. If they want more for their player then they should revalue him. I find it strange a manager has to make a "counter offer" for his own player. Can anyone offer an explanation for this practice? Jamtart98
  9. Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread... Hi. Sorry if I,m on to the wrong person but I have,nt been on the community for ages and can,t find how to post a new thread. I manage three clubs, Heart of Midlothian,Crystal Palace and Malaga. On my HEARTS information page it says that the deal for Guillermo Ochoa (Goalkeeper) of FC Porto and Malaga of 8,332,000 has been accepted and will be completed in 24 hours. There is nothing on the Malaga information page.Also there is nothing about a bid for this player in the scroll down information pages. I did not bid for this goalkeeper as I already have THREE goalkeepers. How can I appeal and annul this transfer? Many Thanks for any help or advice you can offer or if you can put me on to who deals with problems like this. George James
  10. Re: Unfair Transfer Yes I understand that. I was,nt getting into a bidding war with a bloody computer (Unmanaged Team). I don,t mind when an actual manager ups the price or blocks the transfer.That,s normal. What bugs me is my bid was rejected because it would leave the players team with less than 21 players. (They only had 20). But the player WAS transferred to the UNMANAGED team so why did,nt the "the team would be left without the minimum number of players" not apply in that case?
  11. I put a bid in for a player, a good bid. A day later I read another UNMANAGED club has put in a higher offer. As my offer was a fair offer I felt annoyed at this and did not increase the bid although I did want this particular player. Tonight I have received a message that my bid has been rejected as the the players team would drop below the minimum requirement. Imagine my anger when in the next line I read that the deal has gone through to the unmanaged club!!! Surely this is grossly unfair and out of order? Anyone had a similar experience? A lot of my transfer offers are being rejected at the moment despite being more than fair offers.Do SM have vendettas???? I can,t find support to complain.Anyone any idea where you find it? Thanks for any help and/or advice offered.
  12. How do I resign as manager of an International team? I can,t find anywhere that allows me to resign. I did post my resignation on the "Notes" columns but that does,nt seem to count. Advice welcome. Thank You
  13. I need to sign a Centre Back and want to use a Goalkeeper in exchange. I was blocked earlier due to "you can,t include your second last goalkeeper". I signed another goalkeeper on a loan deal giving me three goalkeepers yet the deal is still blocked. Can,t understand therefore why it,s still being blocked. Any advice on this? P.S. I have seen some squads with only ONE goalkeeper!
  14. Re: Extending Player Contracts Hi again, Can I use your experience again and tell me if you,ve ever come across receiving multiple transfer bids for players on the same day? Yesterday I received 5 bids for players all at the same time. Now I know when I,ve bid for players before I,ve often been blocked from the transfer with the message "your squad will drop below the permitted level" but their was no message with any of the transfers. I was sceptical but agreed all the transfers as I thought nice bit of cash to refresh my squad and get rid of some unwanted players. I made three bids for new players. Lo and behold this morning,as I expected ALL but one of the transfers had been blocked as either "my squad or that of the other teams involved would drop below minimum levels". I quickly cancelled the bids I had made although they would have kept my squad above the minimum level. I thought I would be clever and contact the team managers involved and offer the players they wanted in between me adding to my squad so all teams stayed above their minimum levels but EVERY team manager was "unavailable". This all seems very strange to me. Why send me the five transfer bids as SM know the multiple bids would be rejected? Do they "play games" like this from time to time? Is it worth my while complaining to them or does it happen? Sorry to have gone on a bit and hope you understand what I,m getting at. Your opinion would be appreciated.
  15. Re: Extending Player Contracts Thanks a lot for that info...perfectly explained. I knew I could rely on you experienced managers. Thanks again.
  16. Youth Players Hi again. You guys are obviously quite knowledgeable on the ins and outs of the game so can I pester you for advice again...please. I want to try and build up a group of Youth Players and try and blood them into First Team squad players through friendly games etc. I got two on loan and bought two for minimum fees. However when I looked their profiles,history,stats etc. they were listed as Youth Team. When the tranfers went through they a have been put to my First Team squad and not the listed as Youth Players. Is this right or should I query it with Soccer Manager? Thanks again.
  17. Hi, Is there any way stadiums can be expanded? I have a fairly successful team at the moment playing to a full stadium. However the capacity is only 16,500. Is there any way of extending stands? Thanks
  18. Hi, Can someone advise me on how and where I can extend a players contract. I can,t see anything on any of my team information. Thanks for help and advice.
  19. Re: Squad maximum and Transfers Thanks for that selcuk...That explains it. Much obliged
  20. On several occasions I have tried to make a bid to buy a player and offer two of mine in exchange. I have a squad of 24 so offering 2 would take me down to 22 and adding the new player in the exchange would give me 23. Why then am I always receiving a message blocking the transfer saying my squad will drop to below the maximum 21? It,s frustrating as I desperately need a goalkeeper!!! Thanks for any advice/help.
  21. What happens when a season finishes? Is there a break or does a new season start straight away with new teams replacing the promoted and relegated teams?
  22. I have two teams both playing in UK leagues. In an effort to save on transfer fees I have tried to obtain Loan Players from a variety of clubs. However as the teams are all UK teams and 99% are unmanaged it,s virtually impossible to get players on loan. Do any members have a solution to this problem? Should I suggest to Soccer Management that some way be found so that if you manage a team you can arrange ONE loan player a season from an unmanaged team? Any help and/or advice welcome. Thanks
  23. Re: Disillusionment Another reason I,m p----d off!!! I already replied to you guys after logging in and after a long screed detailing my problem I get "You did,nt log in.You cannot post a thread"!!! I pigging DID log in!!! Anyway Thank You for taking the time to read my post. I,m not writing it all out again...here are the details :- Heart of Midlothian FC (my team) home to FC Zurich. HMFC 8th in Div.4, 3pts off play-off place...Zurich 3RD BOTTOM. My team 3-1-4-2, Carson86 Orozco85 Martin86 Wallace84 Sigurdson88 Biabiany88 Brama88 Schone87 Casado87 Molina87 Rhodes84 Total Avge.86.40 Zurich Avge. 82 Stats :- Points awarded to players HMFC Total 70 Zurich 67 Total Shots 24 6 Shots on Target 14 2 Corners 6 6 Stats....Possesion HMFC 47% Zurich 53% 14 shots on target 1 goal (Molina is one of the top scorers in the Division) 2 shots on target 2 goals. Tactics..Normal Tackling..Tight Marking...Play through the middle...Play offside. Maybe I,m wrong but I expected a lot more from this match than that result going by the stats. As for fitness,except for the keeper 91% fit and CH 92% the REST OF THAT TEAM are no more than 72% match fit........4 days before playing the 3rd top team in the league! Coincidence? I have my doubts. It means my whole team will be a reserve team with avges no higher than 85. Another coincidence is that I also run another team in another division and with regular frequency they both win or lose at the same time!!! So you can see why I am disillusioned with the game. P.S. I tend to favour 3-1-4-2 at home and 3-5-2 away however my next home game I will try 4-2-4 and away 4-4-2. Your advice and comments will be very welcome.
  24. I,m becoming a bit disillusioned with this game. I run two teams and despite signing good players frequent losses to lesser teams while dominating a game is difficult to take.(Example tonight 49-51 possession against me but 16 shots on target 1 goal...opposition 2 shots on target 2 goals) Before you say this happens in real football, I know that! One of my teams plays in a league where only one other club is managed so losing to a computer frequently is soul destroying. However my main topic for discussion is how,days before playing the third top team in the league my top players...3 players avge 88,3 at 87,1 at 86 and 1 at 85 (8 top players) all are only between 69% and 78% matchfit!!!Another 85 is out until August and 2 86,s are only 91% fit. That,s a whole first team. All that seems very strange to me and soon I could be walking away from this game which I enjoy very much but don,t seem to get the breaks. P.S. Coincidentally both my teams seem to lose the same weeks!
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