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yadda
05-03-2011, 21:40
For me, in every version, I've gone Bilbao at somepoint. The signing only Basque players rule gets infuriating after ten seasons or so. You find yourself playing some thirty-eight year old, past it, former star because there are no other options. You end up with stupid amounts of money but no-one to buy. It is very painful to watch a superstar on a free transfer but you can't sign him because he's Italian or Brazilian. Argh!

So what about you? What game drives you to distraction but you just feel the need to do it

Winston Ellis
05-03-2011, 22:02
International management, difficult but i feel i need to win international cups to get higher in the hall of fame. Plus helps me get work permits at my club with argentinian players who i feel are the best youth in fm11.
Do you think Bilbao are kind of racist?

streety
06-03-2011, 01:04
Taking Stafford Rangers to the Premiership..got as far as League 2

athos
06-03-2011, 02:43
Back in FM 08, I was very successful at managing in Germany. However, since 09 I've been frustrated to no end by the strange CA distribution for Bundesliga players. Take Ciprian Marica for example: back in 08 he was a decent striker, but now in 11, his attacking attributes are so ridiculously low that he's better off at a different position. All the rating changes have made the Bundesliga the most frustrating league for me to play.

La Furia Roja
06-03-2011, 02:53
Gundos Challenge. Just finished it for the first time! Now im trying to win the CL with Vaduz (a team from Lichtenstein) and the WC with Lichtenstein!

Football Manager.
06-03-2011, 03:26
racist would be them defining a certain race and not signing it i.e if they didnt sign black players.

but thats my opinion. they are what you would call nationalist definatly. but after what happend to them and the catalans you or i darent ever judge their policy.

And to op yes manchester city i always like to win the league first season and it takes me a few saves to do it but i attempt it ever year and have done it every fm since 2007 :) couldnt believe it when i did it on 07 was this summer wasnt even concentrating on the save really just flew by. i wish i was lying because i left that save thinking i dont know what i did right!

The-Perfect-Fm'er!
06-03-2011, 05:10
Villa, my team, obviously always Villa, 9/10, the games end horribly. Must give it a go 4/5 per FM.

rancer890
06-03-2011, 05:13
A career game save with a detour in China. I get so sick of managing in that nation in one save I never manage there in that version of FM. :D

yadda
06-03-2011, 10:37
International management, difficult but i feel i need to win international cups to get higher in the hall of fame. Plus helps me get work permits at my club with argentinian players who i feel are the best youth in fm11.
Do you think Bilbao are kind of racist?

I'm not sure how they can get away with it under European employment law tbh. They can say they don't want to sign a player because he's mince or would cost too much but they can't turn down a player because he's German or Italian or even Spanish. Strange set-up.

They are signing players based on Nationality not race so I don't see how it is racist but they've certainly left themselves open to that accusation.

crouchaldinho
06-03-2011, 12:36
For me, in every version, I've gone Bilbao at somepoint.

Is that a euphemism?

Depending on what it actually means, I reckon I probably go totally Bibao sometimes too. ;)

dfgrigg
06-03-2011, 15:03
I'm not sure how they can get away with it under European employment law tbh. They can say they don't want to sign a player because he's mince or would cost too much but they can't turn down a player because he's German or Italian or even Spanish. Strange set-up.

They are signing players based on Nationality not race so I don't see how it is racist but they've certainly left themselves open to that accusation.

Well, equal rights legislation means that you cannot reject applicants for advertised positions solely on the grounds of their racial background. But since major football clubs don't advertise for playing positions it's a moot point - the club can simply decide not to purchase the playing rights of any player who doesn't fit their specifications. I don't know, but it may not even be enshrined in the club's constitution or equivalent, in which case there's really nothing that can be done to prevent it.

Anyway, as far as I know their policy is simply that a player must have received his football education in a Basque cantera or be of Basque descent. So both race and nationality are irrelevant. Bilbao gave a debut to Jonas Ramalho last year, who is half black Angolan.

Georgex
06-03-2011, 17:53
Sheffield Wednesday, first save i play every year, and i play as them inbetween saves.. You get the picture..
but never do anything other than get relegated :(
even though i do pretty decent everywhere else..

stevie_G_32201
06-03-2011, 18:32
saves by opposition keepers on 89 minutes really fustrate me every season :(

Slawbawn
06-03-2011, 18:35
I'm not sure how they can get away with it under European employment law tbh. They can say they don't want to sign a player because he's mince or would cost too much but they can't turn down a player because he's German or Italian or even Spanish. Strange set-up.

They are signing players based on Nationality not race so I don't see how it is racist but they've certainly left themselves open to that accusation.

Don't see how they can't. They're essentially enforcing their own version of what will be brought into football with having to have a certain amount of English players in an English team etc. Theres all different variations of it. Italian teams can only sign one non-eu player per season I think.

johnhughthom
06-03-2011, 18:36
I love my yearly Bilbao saves, you have to pay more attention to your youth team and look to bring in the best Basque youths every year.

PDAquinas
07-03-2011, 07:51
Every year I try and awaken the mighty Queen's Park from their slumber and every year the premier proves a bridge too far for the plucky amateurs. The save ends the same every year- I resign unable to decide if I respect them for their principles or hate the board for their stupidity.

Stephanie McMahon\'s Secret Lover
07-03-2011, 12:27
Athletic Bilbao aren't racist. They are just proud Basques who want to develop local talent.

Real Sociedad however may well be considered racist. Why? Because although they have the same rule as Athletic they are allowed to sign foreigners but NOT non-Basque Spanish.

Slawbawn
07-03-2011, 12:39
Athletic Bilbao aren't racist. They are just proud Basques who want to develop local talent.

Real Sociedad however may well be considered racist. Why? Because although they have the same rule as Athletic they are allowed to sign foreigners but NOT non-Basque Spanish.

Again, its just a variation of legislation that will be introduced into English football but done by the club itself. An English club could decide to sign entirely English players, but it's not racist. If they refused to sign someone because they were black, thats racist.

crouchaldinho
07-03-2011, 13:12
I'm surprised nobody has answered 'any save on the first patch' as their most frustrating one each year. :p