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ITFC10
19-09-2008, 13:29
Could anyone tell me what criteria a semi professional team in the Irish Premier Division needs to turn professional, as some clubs in Ireland start the game as professional and I would like to know how to compete. I already have all players and staff signed on professional contracts plus a healthy bank balance, aswell as winning the division previously.

Any suggestions please?

Nomis07
19-09-2008, 14:12
I have no idea for certain, but reputation and facilities might have something to do with it.

daemonic
19-09-2008, 16:57
I'm playing as Fingal and we turned Pro as soon as we were promoted so I assumed all clubs did. The only definite way I know of turning Pro is to have 5m in the bank at the start of January, then when the end of season happens you'll go pro.
Are you on the latest patch etc.?

BamBamBam
04-01-2009, 23:58
5 million! Jesus! I'm in charge of Wexford and i've been in the prem for 4 years. Not turned pro yet.

juve_curr
05-01-2009, 00:02
From experience, there is no guarantee that you will turn pro just because you are in the Prem.

jod123
05-01-2009, 06:04
From experience, there is no guarantee that you will turn pro just because you are in the Prem.

That is true. Just getting promoted to the Prem will not make you turn pro.

daemonic
05-01-2009, 10:58
5 million! Jesus! I'm in charge of Wexford and i've been in the prem for 4 years. Not turned pro yet.
Yep, it's a lot of cash. It wasn't a problem in my Fingal game but a game I played in N.I. it took me until about 2016 to go Pro and that was with regular appearances in the Setanta (All-Ireland) Cup to bump up the cash along with some really good sell-on fees.