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DanGLiverpool
24-01-2009, 00:53
14 teams were interested in him, and I had given him a contract.

That confused me a lot.

Is this normal for something like this to happen, is it rare, or is it a bug?

baker.simon
24-01-2009, 00:56
Its not normal, i do believe its a bug that maybe should be posted in the bugs forum to see if anyone has had a similar experience.

arnold_kidd
24-01-2009, 01:03
It happened quite a few times on my save too, mostly to players without a club (maybe they've decided to go back to college?). It's a shame because most of them are actually potential stars. Seems to happen only in the first few seasons though, there aren't that many quality free transfers after 10 seasons.

DietSpam
24-01-2009, 01:14
Maybe he got a 1million record deal to play the Saxophone? (Name of the RL player escapes me)

bigwills88
24-01-2009, 01:34
Maybe he got a 1million record deal to play the Saxophone? (Name of the RL player escapes me)Tyler Rix I believe he was called.

Matt SFC
24-01-2009, 02:00
Another bug that has never been sorted by SI for years.

Wayne\'o
24-01-2009, 08:57
iv seen players in abundance retire age 22-28 because they are out of contract for a while, its a bug for sure, yet old players age 40 still play top flight football.

CrashOverride
24-01-2009, 13:02
I seem to remember reading somewhere its releated to the much maligned Bojan bug. I cant quite remember how but its something to do with player and club reputations. There have been instances of Daniel Sturridge retireing rather than sign for a championship club which is just bizarre.

Argel
24-01-2009, 13:11
I've logged it in the bugs forum, SI are aware that it exists.

Whether they'll fix it is another matter,

rsk360
24-01-2009, 13:15
real life internationals have ritered to persue other proffesions

like radoslaw matusiak....polish international retired from the game at the age of like 26?....regular international...etc...he left to be a lawyer

Argel
24-01-2009, 13:24
True, but there's a mass retiring at the end of each season of players that are being tracked by dozens of clubs. Just because it happens once doesn't make it the norm.

Frame
24-01-2009, 15:29
real life internationals have ritered to persue other proffesions

like radoslaw matusiak....polish international retired from the game at the age of like 26?....regular international...etc...he left to be a lawyer

Matusiak is still playing for Widzew Łódź.

tomsmith1989
24-01-2009, 15:34
I've seen this happen too. I was playing as Clube Oriental de Lisboa and was in Liga Vitalis (Second tier of Portugese football) and there was a class 21 year old South African CB who didn't have a club, and with numerous clubs interested in him. I offered him a contract, and despite 'looking for a new club' he rejected me and others, to retire. I was insulted that he'd reather retire than play for me :(

rsk360
24-01-2009, 15:35
o my bad. i knew he had lefted...i never knew he returned

On August 24, 2007 Matusiak signed a three-year contact with an option for a fourth with Dutch side SC Heerenveen. In January 2008, however, he returned to Poland, being loaned for the duration of the season to Wisła Kraków. In the summer of 2008 his contract with Heerenveen was canceled by mutual agreement. He spent the first half of the 2008-09 season pursuing interests outside of football but rejected media reports that he had retired from the sport. On December 23, 2008 he signed with Widzew Łódź.

thats of wiki

Galactus
24-01-2009, 15:42
Amaury Bischoff retired on my game you would think that a good european club would have picked him up

Herter
24-01-2009, 15:57
I'm playing a 9 season long game and I've not seen a single young player retired yet :confused:

DanGLiverpool
24-01-2009, 15:59
Francisco Duran retired after being released by Liverpool, had League 1 quality according to my scout. Sad to see them go, and a bit of a shame that their isn't an option to persuade a free agent out of retirement with a promise of a new club and promised a certain amount of games a season, which if not fulfilled, means he could leave the club on his own accord.

Argel
24-01-2009, 16:12
I'm playing a 9 season long game and I've not seen a single young player retired yet :confused:

Try adding the young players available on free transfers in 'player search' to your shortlist.

Remember it's not just big names, it's youngsters who would have a future for those of us who start at lower league clubs.

Courtney J
24-01-2009, 20:39
There was a 19 year old striker retired after a few clubs were interested in him.
Also, I released my 24 year old goalkeeper after 4 seasons with me, record holder for appearances, he retired about a month after i released him....very bizzare!!!

Swell86
24-01-2009, 21:59
danny welbeck was released by man u. after not playing for about a year he decided to retire even though i tried over & over to sign him to my norwich side.

Nick-TheImps
24-01-2009, 22:03
podolski retired age 26 on my game despite being offered contracts by several clubs in the champions league..