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Jon_1984
07-09-2008, 10:14
I guess we have highlighted that we want to use our wages in some way, for some of us accumlated a hefty sum but have no use of them...

Is SI going to implement anything for the use of our wages?

Maybe like FM Live, where the manager himself is also a coach, and is able to go for courses...

I would like to buy a new Porche though.. :P

Socdk
07-09-2008, 10:17
I doubt it... It would be a bit pointless and riddicolous really. I do understand why this comes to mind, but in the end it's not worth it to develop it into the game.

Ter
07-09-2008, 10:18
You won't be able to buy cars, houses or anything like that in Football Manager.

Swindon69
07-09-2008, 10:20
Thank god for that.

neckus
07-09-2008, 10:24
Cant 'pump' it back into club either? I would quite like that actually. Just say you were at a premier league club for 6 months and made 100k or something. Then you got signed by Bath City... and perhaps offer the 100k to Bath?

Socdk
07-09-2008, 10:34
Cant 'pump' it back into club either? I would quite like that actually. Just say you were at a premier league club for 6 months and made 100k or something. Then you got signed by Bath City... and perhaps offer the 100k to Bath?

Nah... You would just pump all your money into clubs, since you have no use for them. That would be unrealistic.

That's a no-go

Jon_1984
07-09-2008, 10:41
However I always thought that the player manager as a coach have statistics just like an ass man, but it doesn't help to train the team; its just an indicator whether is the player tactical, defensive or whatsoever...

Using the money to go for courses for self-enrichment, just like FM Live, wouldn't it be a cool feature? And then we can train them ourselves, as player managers.

r0x0r
07-09-2008, 10:46
However I always thought that the player manager as a coach have statistics just like an ass man, but it doesn't help to train the team; its just an indicator whether is the player tactical, defensive or whatsoever...

Using the money to go for courses for self-enrichment, just like FM Live, wouldn't it be a cool feature? And then we can train them ourselves, as player managers.

Player managers tend to...

Play? :-p

kenmfssrox
07-09-2008, 11:20
Player managers tend to...

Play? :-p

Yeah, and next thing you know they become a full-time manager and take over your job the day after you were fired. Might produce the next Southgate :D

Serj
07-09-2008, 13:09
I remember there was a Manager sim for the PC where you could use the clubs funds to bet on matches and all sorts, that was fun but probably wouldn't sit well in a realistic game like FM

djhayes383
07-09-2008, 13:17
Guess it would be kind of cool to buy a Rolex and a Bentley (or a Casio and a Vauxhall for LLM's lol) but with no graphical representation of this in the game it would be rather pointless. Though I suppose it could give a kind of rating for your manager's personality that is based on what you spend your money on e.g. seen as a nice caring person by donating to charity or seen as mean and uncaring by rejecting an invitation to donate which could affect what your players/staff, fans and media think of you.

Ryknow
07-09-2008, 13:20
You won't be able to buy cars, houses or anything like that in Football Manager.

Thank god for that

SmurfDude
07-09-2008, 13:22
Let's go down the GTA route, where we can have our own avatar and buy various clothes and hairstyles to bling ourselves up. How many managers do you see with an afro? Exactly, none. I believe if SI allow us to buy mohawks and afro's then the series would attract a new audience of teenage gamers. Think of the money SI, think of the money!

gaz0111
07-09-2008, 13:28
There's absolutely no point in any of that as there is no place for cars or houses in Football Manager and the have no impact on the game. As for the clothing and afros, there's no manager pictures or icons on the pitch to represent the manager apart from the profile page.

williamshankley
07-09-2008, 13:43
I am glad the official line states no buying cars etc. Money is just a feature that states how unlikely you are going to get sacked, if your club can't afford to pay you off. Thats how it should stay in my opinion

rinso
07-09-2008, 15:59
You won't be able to buy cars, houses or anything like that in Football Manager.

good!! would be a completely pointless addition to the game imo

Xennaz
07-09-2008, 16:00
I'd say that the only thing that most would like to see is a "total earnings" hall of fame kind of things, rather than a "buy a car" option.

Azmodai
07-09-2008, 16:03
I'd like it if our wages would be our manager score. The higher your wage, the better your score etc. Something that would keep me from negotiating minimum wage so I can use it to buy other players.

Xennaz
07-09-2008, 16:04
I'd like it if our wages would be our manager score. The higher your wage, the better your score etc. Something that would keep me from negotiating minimum wage so I can use it to buy other players.

Problem with that would be that it might not be accurate or fair.

For example, a mediocre manager for, say, Tottenham or Aston Villa or Man City might earn a heck lot more than an amazing manager for a lesser club.

Misodoctakleidist
07-09-2008, 16:05
What I would like to see is the ability to buy a small club, install yourself as manager, and manage without board interference.

That would be a nice little reward, and it would be in keeping with the rest of the game.

scrawney
07-09-2008, 16:06
Thank god we're not heading down the EA route here. Like I said in a previous post if I want to pay for Lordships then I'll play a game based on the Government ;). I think wages are largely just a way of saying to yourself "I've made it".

Xennaz
07-09-2008, 16:06
I believe that is SI's next game, Football Club Owner.

williamshankley
07-09-2008, 16:07
What I would like to see is the ability to buy a small club, install yourself as manager, and manage without board interference.

That would be a nice little reward, and it would be in keeping with the rest of the game.

How many managers do this in real life?

javier_83
07-09-2008, 16:07
i use the wage as a estadistic to compare with my friend wich manager gain more!!

Frazza Pee
07-09-2008, 16:13
I would like to buy a new Porche though.. :P
I believe it's spelled "Porsche"

Moaner
07-09-2008, 16:13
its just a number on the screen....leave at it is with no use or major purpose. i don't even know what my figure is.

Misodoctakleidist
07-09-2008, 16:13
How many managers do this in real life?
How many managers play the 1-1-4-4 formation? What's important is not whether they do it, but whether they could do it.

I'm sure some of the highest earning managers are rich enough to be able to buy a semi-professional team. And owners installing themselves as managers is hardly unknown: Michael Knighton for example.

Sonic2006
07-09-2008, 16:14
just...no!

Might as well make a game called Football Manager Manager.

"Buy a house, a car - decide the size of the swimming pool but most of all, Choose his route to the training ground"

Moaner
07-09-2008, 16:17
And owners installing themselves as managers is hardly unknown: Michael Knighton for example.

mick woodward- grays ath.;)

scrawney
07-09-2008, 16:18
mick woodward- grays ath.;)

I believe Sven has just bought an African team and put his son in charge. But it'd still be pointless in terms of FM.

Misodoctakleidist
07-09-2008, 16:19
Niall Quinn did it briefly with Sunderland too.

Misodoctakleidist
07-09-2008, 16:20
But it'd still be pointless in terms of FM.

The point would be to do away with board restrictions. No chairman selling players. Board requests become board instructions. You would be limited only by the amount of money you have available.

scrawney
07-09-2008, 16:22
The point would be to do away with board restrictions. No chairman selling players. Board requests become board instructions. You would be limited only by the amount of money you have available.

Yeah but then it'd be more Football Chairman instead of Football Manager. I can see where you're coming from but I think "Let's Make A Soccer Team" is the game for any wannabe Chairmen.

Azmodai
07-09-2008, 16:29
Problem with that would be that it might not be accurate or fair.

For example, a mediocre manager for, say, Tottenham or Aston Villa or Man City might earn a heck lot more than an amazing manager for a lesser club.

my point exactly :P It wouldn't be an accurate "ability" rating, that's what the old rating system is for, this would be something else. But yeah its not a solid idea, just a suggestion. I just want motivation to actually leave a club because they aren't paying me enough :P

Misodoctakleidist
07-09-2008, 16:29
I agree that making it into Football Chairman would be a bad idea.

It would give you just the minimum amount of control required to install yourself as manager. Pretty much everything else would be the same except that the board always agrees to your requests.

I suppose it might result in hundreds of threads from people demanding to be able to change the club's strip and stupid things like that though.

Matthew Le God
07-09-2008, 16:54
This is Football Manager, not The Sims :)

Proto Tarkula
07-09-2008, 17:08
Well, It'll be nice if we could buy semi-professional clubs, hire manager and assistant-manager and send our youngsters on loan there.

Man U King
07-09-2008, 17:13
buying cars ext is just what Fifa do so if you want that go and buy fifa

I would like to see a managers having a avatar with use maybe of facegen would look good in future versions of the 3d engine

SmurfDude
07-09-2008, 17:16
Well, It'll be nice if we could buy semi-professional clubs, hire manager and assistant-manager and send our youngsters on loan there.

That could be an option for after we press the retire button :)

Mike7077
07-09-2008, 17:18
I really don't see what's to be gained from being able to 'use' our wages. I mean, spending it is something that has no effect on management. It's not as if buying an Aston Martin should motivate some players to try and emulate you while making others feel disgruntled at your obvious materialism!

And what manager pumps their wages into the club? Maybe at lower levels some managers might forego some of their wages from time to time to try and help the club out. But that isn't the same thing.

Personally, I'm against being able to do anything with my wages. And that is why I won't be buying FIFA Manager. Well, that and any number of other reasons!

Ter
07-09-2008, 17:20
That could be an option for after we press the retire button :)

Not really as we've stated lots of times that we're not interested in putting in any chairman modes

Man U King
07-09-2008, 17:22
Well, It'll be nice if we could buy semi-professional clubs, hire manager and assistant-manager and send our youngsters on loan there.

become owner of a club would be good after your manager career was over or maybe a challenge from the start:thup:

scrawney
07-09-2008, 17:23
Not really as we've stated lots of times that we're not interested in putting in any chairman modes

Thank you! I'd hate it if it became Football Manager + Chairman! As I said earlier in this topic there's always another SEGA game that lets you be a Chairman... "Let's Make A Soccer Team".

SmurfDude
07-09-2008, 17:27
Not really as we've stated lots of times that we're not interested in putting in any chairman modes

I couldn't care less if it's added or not, but if it ever were, that would just be the most logical time for the option to be available. But since it's never going to be added, this whole discussion is redundant :)

mackemforever
07-09-2008, 17:29
I do think that it should be possible to put some of your own wages towards the team. For example if you are 10k per week under your wage budget and are signing a player on 25k per week I think you should be able to put 15k of your wages towards the players wages in order to keep the clubs balance good. However it would need some realistic limits, for example if you were on 50k per week you couldn't put all 50k towards players wages as no manager on earth would do something like that.

Kriss
07-09-2008, 18:11
I do think that it should be possible to put some of your own wages towards the team. For example if you are 10k per week under your wage budget and are signing a player on 25k per week I think you should be able to put 15k of your wages towards the players wages in order to keep the clubs balance good. However it would need some realistic limits, for example if you were on 50k per week you couldn't put all 50k towards players wages as no manager on earth would do something like that.

No manager I know would even do the first bit, it aint gonna happen in FM because it aint realistic.

rinso
07-09-2008, 18:13
become owner of a club would be good after your manager career was over or maybe a challenge from the start:thup:

no it wouldnt!! the whole game is about MANAGING.

Jon_1984
08-09-2008, 04:29
But how come noone wants to use their wages for self-enrichment? As in, players' stats in FM08 does not seem to affect the coaching of the team. Yet the player manager are given stats; ie defending, attacking, tactics..

Why not use the wages and allow the player manager to go for courses, just like in FM Live? And hence as a manager/coach, your attributes do affect the training of the team, just like the rest of the staff team is.

Since FM09 took the time bar from FM Live for the match engine, I thought it would be alright to take some aspect of the coaching mechanism from FM Live.

Jon_1984
08-09-2008, 04:38
Err forget about the cars and houses... it was just a remark... :D I was more focusing about the player manager's stats. It just tells us our style of managing but has no impact to the game, yet Rafa Benitez, Alex Ferguson, all the AI managers have stats and abilities, and I wouldn't know if their abilities affects the training of the team. If it does, isn't it weird and unfair that our stats and abilities have no effect on the teams' training and growth?

Moreover, concerning international management, I tested and it seems to me that FM08 takes into account of managers CA as to see whether they are capable for the job. Because I took over Arsenal, Arsene Wenger becomes jobless, and after awhile I wanted to take over France as my international team. However, although I won cups and all that, the game keeps choosing Arsene Wenger as their manager. I don't get it, so I edited my CA(player manager's statistics) to 200, and remarkably, I was chosen instead of Arsene Wenger. I find it strange actually, for wasn't our statistics and attributes meant to just be a description of our managing style? Not too sure, but it does make me want my abilities and stats in the game to count.

McBride
08-09-2008, 06:50
people really hate this suggestion, as a rule.

Lucho
08-09-2008, 06:51
You won't be able to buy cars, houses or anything like that in Football Manager.

And that's exactly why FM is headed along the correct path.

Jarratt
08-09-2008, 12:25
How about your wages are added to your wage budget rather than taken off. Therefore you will want to earn as much as possible so you can spend it on players.

Nomis07
08-09-2008, 12:28
How about your wages are added to your wage budget rather than taken off. Therefore you will want to earn as much as possible so you can spend it on players.

Now that really is a strange idea.

tomtuck01
08-09-2008, 12:47
I guess we have highlighted that we want to use our wages in some way
No we haven't.

Do a search of the forum next time. This idea has been muted many time's, and every time it gets the same rousing reception of;

"It's a rubbish idea."

jayahr
08-09-2008, 12:50
Why not cooperate with Ebay to generate some more income for SI? Once you retire you can spend it there ;)

Nomis07
08-09-2008, 12:55
Just open paint and draw a car with a price tag of 100k and sit back and think about the endless possibilities paint and FM currency have provided you with.

Jon_1984
08-09-2008, 15:21
But how come noone wants to use their wages for self-enrichment? As in, players' stats in FM08 does not seem to affect the coaching of the team. Yet the player manager are given stats; ie defending, attacking, tactics..

Why not use the wages and allow the player manager to go for courses, just like in FM Live? And hence as a manager/coach, your attributes do affect the training of the team, just like the rest of the staff team is.

Since FM09 took the time bar from FM Live for the match engine, I thought it would be alright to take some aspect of the coaching mechanism from FM Live.


Err forget about the cars and houses... it was just a remark... :D I was more focusing about the player manager's stats. It just tells us our style of managing but has no impact to the game, yet Rafa Benitez, Alex Ferguson, all the AI managers have stats and abilities, and I wouldn't know if their abilities affects the training of the team. If it does, isn't it weird and unfair that our stats and abilities have no effect on the teams' training and growth?

Moreover, concerning international management, I tested and it seems to me that FM08 takes into account of managers CA as to see whether they are capable for the job. Because I took over Arsenal, Arsene Wenger becomes jobless, and after awhile I wanted to take over France as my international team. However, although I won cups and all that, the game keeps choosing Arsene Wenger as their manager. I don't get it, so I edited my CA(player manager's statistics) to 200, and remarkably, I was chosen instead of Arsene Wenger. I find it strange actually, for wasn't our statistics and attributes meant to just be a description of our managing style? Not too sure, but it does make me want my abilities and stats in the game to count.

Hey people, I don't wana talk about the cars and houses... I want to talk about the two quotes above. Why not? Funny that this is what I am emphasizing yet noone seems to be paying attention..

Nomis07
08-09-2008, 15:29
Jon_1984, the problem with your suggestion of courses is that, I could be a god awful manager who sits in 16th position with Blackburn for 12 seasons, but if i'm earning decent money I could make myself look like I know a lot about management by sending myself on all sorts of courses and bumping up my stats. Reputation and stats should be based solely on achievements and ability.

glamdring
08-09-2008, 15:31
I'd quite like to have proper coaching stats as a manager so that I can be assigned to do training as well as my coaches (esp. at a small club where I can only have 1 Ass Man and 1 coach), but I can't be bothered with the pointless rigmarole of spending my wages to do it. What would be the point? It would just be automatic surely? Since you have nothing else to do with your wages who wouldn't want to do this if it would improve their team's training?

I'd rather just have the game find some way of automatically developing my manager training attributes based on some criteria or other.

As for any other way of spending wages...definitely a stupid idea...if you can spend them at all then you have to have all the tedious crap of needing to have a house and buy food and all the other day to day expenses to be realistic and that really would be utterly tedious!

Jon_1984
09-09-2008, 07:17
Jon_1984, the problem with your suggestion of courses is that, I could be a god awful manager who sits in 16th position with Blackburn for 12 seasons, but if i'm earning decent money I could make myself look like I know a lot about management by sending myself on all sorts of courses and bumping up my stats. Reputation and stats should be based solely on achievements and ability.

I guess you're right at this part.

Well... kind of wasted to see me accumulating so much money and not being able to use it.

kccircle
09-09-2008, 09:00
I'd like it if our wages would be our manager score. The higher your wage, the better your score etc. Something that would keep me from negotiating minimum wage so I can use it to buy other players.

Agree with this

fabioke
09-09-2008, 09:05
It would be nice to be able to invest in your own club and recieve shares. Especially if you want to stay at one club for whole your career. Just for showing them that you really love the club and maybe you could be listed easyer as a favourite.

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 09:06
Basing a score on wages isn't an accurate representation of achievement though, same example as my last post, if I was at Blackburn for 12 seasons earning decent money then my score wouldn't reflect the fact that I had finished 16th for the previous 12 seasons and never won a trophy. Another manager in the game couls have won the CL in his only season as a manager, yet I would have a better score than him, just because i'd been around longer than him.

Jon_1984
09-09-2008, 09:45
I've got an idea! maybe ridiculous...

Include a manager's treat button. Press once, the whole team goes for a meal with the manager's treat. Improves relationships and morale for the team. :p

glamdring
09-09-2008, 09:50
:rolleyes:

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 09:53
Lol, however I think a team building exercise every so often would be a good idea. We wouldn't need to know what it was, but the ability to organise a team building week/day during the Christmas breaks could be good.

tomtuck01
09-09-2008, 11:36
Include a manager's treat button. Press once, the whole team goes for a meal with the manager's treat. Improves relationships and morale for the team. :p
I prey that this is a joke...............if not then I despair :rolleyes:

hayta
09-09-2008, 11:52
football manager and fifa manager has their own ways of playing. they have different scopes, definitely.

football manager is MORE REAL, almost everyone agrees on that. ea sports' greed is not welcome by most of game players around the world, not only for their manager series but also on nba, fifa, nfs etc etc... they seem like they wanna be the monopoly. but someone somehow stops them. nba 2k series come up, pes beats them, gt series show up etc...

but they really know very well to polish their product, that's a fact. game play? not really... graphics and licences? definitely...

i find it naively normal and understandable that people may "cheat on FM series" and "flirt with fifa manager"... which i do too. cause i wonder "did they do it this time?"... the answer is usually "no, not yet, not again"... but they get better. they beat pes in fifa series last year. who knows what's next?

their shiny, colorful details make their games richer in other aspects. i really would love to decide the expansion capacity and seat color of my stadium's planned expansion. even if it wouldn't be my job as a manager, that would be nice. deciding the price of hot dogs? that's a little too much.
i would love to use my hard earned millions of dollars in investments etc. yes i would. would i totally give up on FM for these specs? certainly not...

but football manager has to adapt itself to its rivals. 2-3 years ago a 3D match engine would not even be a point of discussion around here, it would be so EAish... but here we go now. most of the people who protest the 3D ME in FM09 are the ones that thought that way back then. now they don't want to give in. but somethings are inevitable.

you have got to enrichen the game all the time. i really really very much appreciate the guys in SIgames for focussing their efforts in making the "football" of the game more realistic, as well as "manager" part. but wouldn't that come to an end? when gameplay really approches perfection, what will happen? only data updates maybe?

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 11:58
Surely with advances in technology etc, gameplay will never be perfect, and given the nature of football there will lways be room for improvement. I don't like the idea of spending wages in FM, but it wouldn't put me off the game, and my main objections rest on the fact that there are so many things that could be included that benefit the game so much more than buying pretend houses.

hayta
09-09-2008, 12:08
FM becomes a frp game after a point for me, wouldn't you agree... i keep on asking myself questions from the press and get annoyed with them, lol (in fm09 i won't need to, cause game will ask!). etc... so, little things "off-the-pitch" would not hurt i guess... deployed slowly :)

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 12:13
That's my point exactly, there are things that could be added to the game, which would make it much more engaging than spending wages. IMO improvement of interaction with everyone, media, board, fans, players etc is a must, whereas spending wages is something that can wait as long as necessary.

glamdring
09-09-2008, 12:17
A 3d match engine is progress. I was one of those against it and will still reserve judgement until I use it (if I buy a new laptop that is...if I don't it'll be 2d all the way so my laptop doesn't die!). Spending manager wages is not progress at all and when it comes to FM adapting itself to its rivals, if those rivals hang themselves by including things from the lunatic fringe then FM don't need to do anything in response to keep hold of their player base who find such additions utterly stupid!

Leaf_Fan_85
09-09-2008, 15:47
I kind of like the idea of improving our stats to be honest. IRL, each coach has a somewhat "specialty" in terms of their management game. Some coaches are tacticians, some are better at one aspect of the game than others and like to take control of that. What I'm getting at, is maybe we can use some of the funds to improve a stat or two. Obviously we can't max out everything, but the majority of our stats stay staticand I think it would be nice to see Manager X has increased his tatcical awareness by taking a course or two, and it would impact all our other stats. Improving in one area will decrease another area, and those who like to be hands on in training (me for example, both in game and IRL) would enjoy this feature. It may not be for everyone but just an opinion.

One other aspect I think could be useful should it ever get included is the ability to learn a language before hand. I remember reading last year that Mourinho was learning Italian, and that's when all the speculation came about he wants to manage in Italy. Maybe we could also go there abouts to learn a language before joining a league, and use our wages for that? Right now, if you don't select that nationality, you can't speak that language. Wegner knows seven languages, and I'm sure he hasn't coached at th ehigest level in 7 different countries. It could also spark a media frenzy, whether big name manager or not, that he (or she) may be moving to another country, and some teams may become interested.

An example, we'll use Roberto Mancini since he's out of a job right now. He starts developing his Spanish or English, and suddenly the media comes snooping around askign why he's developing his english or spanish. You can reply either you're keeping your options open, want to move there, or soemthing ridiculous like I've always wanted to learn spanish or something along those lines. All this because you spend some money on lessons.

Anyways, that's just my own personal opinion.

dankrzyz
09-09-2008, 16:27
Thank god for that.

Yes! I agree completely.


Cant 'pump' it back into club either? I would quite like that actually. Just say you were at a premier league club for 6 months and made 100k or something. Then you got signed by Bath City... and perhaps offer the 100k to Bath?

Like... who's done this? I don't buy it. Please no.



Not really as we've stated lots of times that we're not interested in putting in any chairman modes

Thank you. Thank you.

FelixG
09-09-2008, 16:41
I hope this never ever makes the SI series, would completely wreck the simulation of the game and make it a gimicky game for ages 10 and below.

Keep it an adult football manager simulation!

STFC will rule again
09-09-2008, 17:11
I demand that SI actually pay me the wages in real money when I manage on FM... it'd let me afford a swish, luxury chair like the one Miles has :).

Jon_1984
09-09-2008, 17:15
I kind of like the idea of improving our stats to be honest. IRL, each coach has a somewhat "specialty" in terms of their management game. Some coaches are tacticians, some are better at one aspect of the game than others and like to take control of that. What I'm getting at, is maybe we can use some of the funds to improve a stat or two. Obviously we can't max out everything, but the majority of our stats stay staticand I think it would be nice to see Manager X has increased his tatcical awareness by taking a course or two, and it would impact all our other stats. Improving in one area will decrease another area, and those who like to be hands on in training (me for example, both in game and IRL) would enjoy this feature. It may not be for everyone but just an opinion.

One other aspect I think could be useful should it ever get included is the ability to learn a language before hand. I remember reading last year that Mourinho was learning Italian, and that's when all the speculation came about he wants to manage in Italy. Maybe we could also go there abouts to learn a language before joining a league, and use our wages for that? Right now, if you don't select that nationality, you can't speak that language. Wegner knows seven languages, and I'm sure he hasn't coached at th ehigest level in 7 different countries. It could also spark a media frenzy, whether big name manager or not, that he (or she) may be moving to another country, and some teams may become interested.

An example, we'll use Roberto Mancini since he's out of a job right now. He starts developing his Spanish or English, and suddenly the media comes snooping around askign why he's developing his english or spanish. You can reply either you're keeping your options open, want to move there, or soemthing ridiculous like I've always wanted to learn spanish or something along those lines. All this because you spend some money on lessons.

Anyways, that's just my own personal opinion.

Ya, I like the language part. Actually one of the major mysteries of tutoring in FM08 has language in its scope I believe, meaning if the older and experienced player tutors the youngsters, their success rate not only is due to their character attributes, but to whether they know the same language or not. I always find that players that don't share the same language cannot be tutored.

Moreover in FM08, languages can have different levels; etc English(Basic).

Yet we don't find that the player manager and his team are incompatible by different languages. Does all managers hire personal translators? hm... I don't know

Of course, if its too extreme, then it looks ridiculous; haven't seen a team that has problems with an overseas manager and they both don't speak the same language.

Since there are going to be transfer rumours in FM09, its kind of fitting to be able to learn languages, and then the rumours will say that this manager wants to coach in some country etc.

T-DOT-1
09-09-2008, 17:47
Let's go down the GTA route, where we can have our own avatar and buy various clothes and hairstyles to bling ourselves up. How many managers do you see with an afro? Exactly, none. I believe if SI allow us to buy mohawks and afro's then the series would attract a new audience of teenage gamers. Think of the money SI, think of the money!

I want that in the game !!! afroman

Lostsaviour
09-09-2008, 17:47
So far I've read on this thread is that managers want to use their wages to upgrade their lives (i.e buy a car/house or self improvement). It seems motivation for higher wages can be drawn from that.

How about we look at the aspect of philanthropy or charity? Something selfless, something to give away for social causes. Maybe a charity under the manager's name or some kinda fund to support football in his native homeland.

I have read about some footballers who have set up funds under their name to help others.

It can be just a cosmetic feature upon hitting a remarkable wage, but at least a good and moral motivation.