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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 a rating increase 24 hours later, then get a new contract and wage rise 24 hours later. A bit of a farce. You start going down the route whereby you restrict free movement of players by introducing squad caps, its becomes even more removed from the real world. Just like goalkeepers never get injured & have amazing powers of recovery when it comes to fitness levels. Rich clubs can continue to hoard young players, the little clubs struggle, so lets not make it any harder for the Nuneaton Towns & Braintrees of this world than it already is.
  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 year, to argue someone has all the best youth players sounds like sour grapes. There are so many nearly empty gameworlds, you can alway migrate to another in search of your favourite youth players. Its bad enough that SM has introduced Chairman making decisions on wages and the 50/50 loan split, when the simple solution would have been to increase wage costs through all the player ratings and allow goalkeepers to get injured. For example, if I am paying £10,000 in wages for a 77 rated player I am not going to farm quite so many as opposed to the 7K I pay now. Its a shame as players contracts at the start of a season used to be part of the FUN!
  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, the wage budget would have soon have prevented that. You have negated player wage concerns and renewing contracts as this is done automatically, scouting is no longer necessary. The fun has gone, my last post on this subject, I will quit once my TB's are all up, I will reduce all my teams to 21 players then quit.
  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 team of 30 players rated 78-85 after say 5 months, with a further 70 loaned out rated 73-77. Through natural progression, my plan was stick with 100 players and sell some of the older players on when the younger players came good. I would then hope to have some players on 5 year contracts and some of them could get a +5 rating if I am lucky, I was then prepared to allow some concerns grow to say level 3, before offering a new contract. If as i now understand it, I might as well go out and just buy any player, not bother reading up on young players and certainly not bother with new contracts. I will go from logging in say for hour a day to less than ten minutes a day if that. I have lost passion to play this game as building a team from scratch and buying say Shawn Parker before my fellow managers scouted him was part and parcel of the game. The constant tinkering with the game, eg introducing friendlies at the start and end of the season, that serve no purpose whatsoever, and introducing these draconian measures without consultation or advance warning seems bizarre in the extreme. I will spend less time on this game as part of the fun has now gone. If you continue to tinker and ruin this game I used to love I will just quit all my clubs and walk away from 2 game worlds I created. Your click through advertising revenue will suffer and I cannot possibly consider gold membership with the game in its new format. Sorry.
  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 to research players and in the long run will reduce those playing this game. I was going to consider gold membership, I certainly wont bother now!
  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.
  15. Re: Players limit per team Blimey I would struggle big time with my smaller clubs. Free movement of goods, trade and players is all part and parcel of the real world. Arsenal have probably 100 players on their books, so its no different. When you sign players like Jaguaribe Thomas or Lazar Markovic, players that nobody knows nothing about and they eventually come good in the ratings, its what makes the game worth playing. Sprinkle another 60 or 70 players like these and add a few players with experience you can easily get up to 100 players. Player cocerns was meant to address player hogging, it might do with the big named players but with the sub 80 rated players, its not made one iota of difference. Money has no value in this game, goalkeepers cant get injured despite the rules stating otherwise, friendlies are a waste of space as they serve no purpose other than increasing log in and potential advertising revenue. Lots more issues bigger than youth player hogging to get worried about.
  16. Re: Lets have a maximum amount of players per team. What some managers fail to grasp, particularly with the small sized clubs like Gretna, Eastbourne Borough and Grays etc, etc, is the only way to grow from the bottom up is by building a large squad. Nobody with a large rating is going to want to sign on for your club if you play in front of a crowd of 4000 and your average team rating is 78 I set myself a rule. I sign nobody costing £1M or more. That means I bid on youngsters that might one day grow into 87+ rated players. My goal is to have a squad of around 50 players one day, with all players having cost less than £1M each. My Eastbourne Borough have 209 players of which 14 are goalkeepers. I may end up with 252 players at some point, who knows? We all the play the game a different way. I love it when my team manage to beat the likes of Barcelona or Manchester United in a Cup game. As a gold member, if a squad cap was introduced I would never play the game as to my knowledge no club in real life has a squad limit. Player concerns will sort out my squad as it progresses up the leagues. Hoovering up the youngsters is all part of the game. If I can afford to spend an hour a day searching for youngsters that one day might come good why should I feel penalised?
  17. Re: Best 10k Risers? Probs 20 or 30 easily available out there, just a few off the top of my head Dan Burn Tom Naylor Leighton Grech Stefan Tomovic Daniel Avramovski Zach Muscat Rowen Muscat Aaron Sinclair They will all make you money, some quicker than others but at the end of the day, what do you expect for 10K?
  18. Re: 150+ players under age of 21 that everyone should buy No problems. I was forced to hunt for a few bargain basement players as I have a self imposed spending cap of less than £1M per player. Many are a little over my price range of less than £1M and some were already taken but its a good list of players and many have yet to prove their true potential. Nice to be able to pick up a few sub 80 players that one day might go on to better things.
  19. Some of them well known, many others new to SM Forum http://www.fmscout.com/a-football-manager-2012-possible-wonderkids.html I found them during a search on google, either way, I wanted to share them if you. Good luck in snapping them up. Once you have researched each of the 150+ players, you can easily make an informed decision if you think they have a good future with their respective clubs, some not on DB but most of them are. I have snapped up most of them, good luck beating your fellow managers to them.
  20. Re: Under 21's with MASSIVE potential. Here is a list of 150+ players that should make everyone a few quid. http://www.fmscout.com/a-football-manager-2012-possible-wonderkids.html
  21. Re: Squad Cap He can go up to 252 players, I think? Not sure its a problems as the better players will develop concerns and the dross will eat up his bank balance. I have had 170 players before and used to think a squad cap was the answer then I realised it was smarties. But in all seriousness, concerns will take care of his squad in due course.
  22. Re: What would your ideal team of promises? Original purchase prices paid De Gea 600K Smalling 850K Varane 440K Polenta 380K Lamela 125K Draxler 390K Pereira 580K Gotze 400K Deulofeu 300K Heung-Min Son 300K Lukaku 475K Team cost me less than £5M to put together. In fact in all my gameworlds I am trimming all my squads down to players that cost me less than £1M each. Not necessarily the best team in the world but it makes it more of a challenge for me. Just out of interest, De Gea was purchased for 600K from Atletico 23 Nov 2009 and Gotze for 400K on 19th July 2010 from Borussia Dortmund.
  23. Re: Sky Sports Fantasy Football 2011/2012 "BUNDER will admin this thread and update tables etc " How are the tables going BUNDER?
  24. Re: Telegraph Fantasy Football Super League 1 steaua needarest 143pts 2 the rucking funts 142 3 parmesan belgrade 139 3 east putney chutney 139 5 boro munchenflapjack 135 5 olympic mayonnaise 135 7 girtha berlin 134 8 bayer neverlusen 133 8 jcb eindhoven 133 10 substandard liege 129 11 dynamo chicken kiev 128 11 creweventus 128 11 notso athletic 128 14 whaleoil beefhucked 117 15 deveronvale 108 16 norfolk 'n' chance 104 17 total punt xi 88 18 bully's autoselector 82 19 rambo's raiders 80 20 deb's devils 79 21 bully's boys 50 Next update after Monday 12th September 2011
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