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Ryan,,,
09-09-2008, 18:10
I was just wondering what decides where the media predicts your finishing position. Is it done on reputation, team value, or what?

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 19:02
Probably reputation and previous league finish.

Ryan,,,
09-09-2008, 19:08
Ok, ta. Damn ten characters!

scrawney
09-09-2008, 19:09
I think it's reputation and each player in the squads average rating from last year.

I don't think it's previous league position as when I won the Championship and Man City were 2nd, I was predicted to finish 15th in EPL and they were predicted to finish 10th.

Mike7077
09-09-2008, 19:09
Previous league finish is probably the most important factor. I would hope that squad strength plays a part, too.

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 19:12
I would hope squad stength/ability wplays a part, but there are too many variables to take into account, ca, pa, value, squad status, age.

Ryan,,,
09-09-2008, 19:13
Well, when I go up from the BSS to the BSP, I always seem to be predicted to finish worse out of the 4 promoted clubs.

Mike7077
09-09-2008, 19:16
If we're talking the Premier League, I suppose money should be taken into account too. Maybe.

Ryan,,,
09-09-2008, 19:19
Well, as well, in my current game(as Bath), I won the Sultana Shield last season to, beating numerous BSP sides on the way to the cup. Should that not account for anything either?

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 19:24
The Sultana Shield :D I assume that was intentional. I suppose if you were promoted unexpectedly the low rating for the following season is understandable.

Ryan,,,
09-09-2008, 19:27
Well, I was predicted to finish 12th the previous season.

The Sultana Shield is just something we use a lot a thread in LLM:D Its now something you say without noticing it.

Nomis07
09-09-2008, 19:34
That explains it then, if Derby were predicted 12th but against all the odds managed promotion they would be given a low chance of doing well the following season, their success would be regarded as a flash in the pan. Rightly so TBH.

viperk1
09-09-2008, 19:55
Just a few examples from my Fm 07 game...

Sheff Utd 06/07 - predicted 18th, actual finish 6th (thanks to me...^_^)
Sheff Utd 07/08 - predicted 10th

Everton 06/07 - predicted 10th, actual finish 5th (damn you!)
Everton 07/08 - predicted 5th

Luton Town 06/07 - predicted 12th, actual finish 1st (promoted)
Luton Town 07/08 - predicted 20th (EPL)

Birmingham City 06/07 - predicted 2nd, actual finish 2nd (promoted)
Birmingham City 07/08 - predicted 18th (EPL)

Sunderland 06/07 - predicted 3rd, actual finish 4th (promoted via playoffs)
Sunderland 07/08 - predicted 15th

Make sense of all that, people - since I haven't got a clue. ^_^