View Full Version : What feeder club should I choose for Barcelona?

06-05-2012, 23:02
Hello fellow football manager player! I would like to ask for your opinion on what feeder team I should choose for Barca, just started out, I'm in September 2012 I have the following options :
CSKA Moscow
FC Sion
FC Basel
FC Metz

CSKA are probably my preferred option but then again I think Basel will churn out some good youth players :L The fees are irrelevant so I didn't put them in.
So what team do you think I should choose?

08-05-2012, 14:39
i would choose moscow, i have found that they have some good youth players.

08-05-2012, 14:48
Basel would be a great choice, but mostly because Barcelona's kits are based on Basel's kit :)

Besides, of the four, they and Moscow are probably the teams that produce the larger amount of good youth players.

08-05-2012, 14:51
I'd take Basel.

08-05-2012, 15:49
Basel! Recon their youth players would get more game time than of those at Moscow.

08-05-2012, 17:01
I'd say depends upon what leagues you are running to a degree and what you want to get out of it.

09-05-2012, 16:59
Legend has it that FC Barcelona were given their club colours by the Swiss club founder Hans Gamper who took the colours from FC Basel ;)

09-05-2012, 17:15
Ideally one that you have the league loaded for. If you don't have any, then Basel, and load their league.

09-05-2012, 19:52
Basel would be a good bet if you are running the Swiss league. However I would warn you that adding leagues might result in a crash in the long-term due to a bug that spawns endless useless regens.

Metz would be another very good bet. Your youngtsers would almost certainly get a tonne of game time in a decent standard of league.

I would avoid CSKA Moscow because your youth players are only likely to be cover for their teams and because the Russian league has significant restrictions on foreign players.

Barcelona are actually my current parent club as Heereveen :)

09-05-2012, 20:28
legend also has it that their club colours are based on those of Rochdale FC, as some of the barca members were brits from Lancashire

09-05-2012, 21:26
Good point on the foreigner restrictions, ToffeeViola!

09-05-2012, 21:47
Basel just for the history between the two clubs.

09-05-2012, 22:43
However I would warn you that adding leagues might result in a crash in the long-term due to a bug that spawns endless useless regens.

In 2025 I added 15-20 leagues (got a new pc) and 2 seasons later the save hasn't crashed yet. I haven't checked if number of players and coaches has exploded, though...

10-05-2012, 05:56
I would go for FC Metz or Basel if you are looking for youth prospects, and CSKA Moscow if you are looking for back ups for your first team. As ToffeeViola said Metz or Basel are good loan options. But for optimum development of your players use must have the leagues loaded atleast as view only.
It really depends on your requirements really.

10-05-2012, 08:17
You won't be able to sign the youngsters from Moscow until they are 18 whereas I beleive you can sign the Swiss and French ones whenever