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  1. Re: Brazil Série A Rating Predictions Jon Cotterill and Pitacodogringo’s Brazilian football site, have a habit of picking the best of upcoming Brazilian league players. Here they discuss the talents of 2013 http://pitacodogringo.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/brazil-the-talent-factory-2013-featuring-alex-telles-mayke-rodrigo-caio-biro-biro-rafael-ratao/
  2. Re: support tickets Reported a bug 22nd May 2013 I try and transfer list a player (TB expired) and it keeps coming up "invalid" Anyone any idea how long it takes SM to investigate bugs as its taking ages? It still shows up as an open bug.
  3. Re: Squad Sizes Its a fact of life that those that spend more time on this game, whether a student, part time worker, retiree or someone unemployed is going to be able to do more research. I can spend 4 hours a day researching, I am always going to have an edge when it comes to scouting young players, over someone spending 5 minutes. I have to live with the new rules begrudgingly whereby the Chairman makes all the financial decisions for the club. You can see from these threads where some managers. having just signed a player on a 5 year contract, despite being on a transfer ban, could get
  4. Re: Squad Sizes Squad caps are not necessary, as true to football in real life, there are no squad limits. Take Arsenal FC http://www.arsenal.com/academy/players Not all players that play for Arsenal have squad or shirt numbers, yet clearly we have a couple of players with squad numbers/shirt numbers 67 & 68 I doubt very much if Arsenal have only 68 players on their books, reserves, under 21's, the list seems endless. I would not be surprised to learn if they had a total of well in excess of 100 players on their books. There are 1000's of youngsters coming through the game every yea
  5. Re: New Finances (Loans / Contracts) Some managers have 1 team, some have 4 teams, some have 10 teams. I would imagine those with Messi, Bale etc could quite easily spend an awful lot of time rejecting bids forever unless you set to "unavailable" For those of us with a life, appreciate that option, not that I have either player in any of my teams. If I had to keep rejecting bids for players I want to keep, I would seriously consider quitting (again). Once I have a settled long term team, I am pretty sure, the "unavailable" option will be used. Everyone plays this game differently.
  6. Re: New Finances (Loans / Contracts) @ Dannyb01y I would hope one day my attendances would increase based on success, hence my feeling that all these changes are skewed even more in favour of the bigger clubs, anyway I digress, my last home attendances were :- Listburn Distillery 1,313 Lewes 562 Nuneaton Town 3,153 Braintree Town 1,625 That will teach me for picking some of the smaller teams, its just the thought of little Lisburn Distillery winning something one day that keeps me going!
  7. Re: New Finances (Loans / Contracts) @JMH Take Alfreton Town, 22 players max ratings between 65 and 70, most of them rated 67, without falling into the Youth Trap as you call it, and with pennies in the bank, how would you play it? If I break even financially every week, how do I build a team capable of winning a league title one day? If I purchased 1 good player at a time as you suggest and that 1 good player gets injured for a long time, I might be 65 years old and very grey by the time I have a squad of 30 players rated 79-85?
  8. Re: Sm the wages of players on loan from shared between the two clubs
  9. Re: New Finances (Loans / Contracts) Once my transfer bans are up I will be quitting the game and the 2 game worlds I created. Lack of prior consultation has peeved me when a far simpler solution was to leave things as they are, increase the normal basic wage if you like, say a 77 rated player increase his weekly wage to 10K instead of 7K etc and everyone elses pro-rata. Limit loaning out players if you like, again perhaps you can only ever loan out the same number of players that are in you main team, that way if you loan out 70 players, you have to have a 70 player main squad as well, th
  10. Re: Chairman has negotiated a new contract with (7!) players I used to enjoy the fervor of scouting young players from the under 17/18/19/20 level etc, searching espn soccernet for the latest result and match reports, reading these forums and hoping to spot a future star of this wonderful game. Also, since when has allowing the chairman of a club dictate pay rises behind the managers back just because he has had one good season or force a club to pay 50% of the wages on every loan deal REALISTIC? My plan was to build a small team up from nothing to something better than average. Have a tea
  11. Re: Chairman has negotiated a new contract with (7!) players 4 players with no concerns have just had their contracts renewed by the Chairman. I was planning to wait for levels 1 through 3 to develop before offering a new contract. This, together with the 50/50 wages split on loaned players is a bit too much of a sudden change, perhaps a knee jerk reaction to squad size moaners, who knows? Is there any point in renewing anyone's contract at the season end if the Chairman is going to do it anyway? I think this is too much dumbing down for those managers that moan they haven't got the time
  12. Re: Sm the wages of players on loan from shared between the two clubs Before everyone rejoices about this, you might just see a few game worlds empty so be careful what you wish for Player concerns were meant to be the way to keep squad sizes down, it just seems unfair by penalizing those managers with more time and resources on their hands? It will be interesting to see managers feedback?
  13. Re: Squad Caps Looks like the powers that be have brought in a way of cutting squad sizes via the back door. I noticed that loan players now have 50% of their wages paid by the parent club. It will be interesting to see whether this has the reverse effect of putting people off playing? What do others think?
  14. Re: Ben Davies What a bargain price, can still be picked up as a free agent in many games worlds and looking like another cap for Wales against Poland, playing now.
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