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    I am currently manager of Barcelona and got Tevez on a free transfer he had a brilliant first season but his second season wasnt as good due to Messi being an awesome striker. Real Madrid enquired so I said £50 million as this was his release clause and they accepted I thought this was a decent price so he is joining them at the end of the season. We are currently in the middle of Feb, I am now deciding if I should give him a training schedule of intense GK and nothing else. I am not sure if I should do it as it is kind of cheating. What do you think?

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    Do it. Might be worth giving him intense defending too, just to really tire him out.

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    I'd do it, give him intensive goalkeeping,

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    It is definitely cheating, it's up to you if you want to cheat.

    It would be quite funny though, and a good experiment to see if a player can become better as a keeper.

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    Depends if the player has upset me really. If they have (requested move, etc...), then I put them on GK training or simply no training. If they haven't, then just general training.

    Guess I'm a cheat then

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    Shall I retrain him as a GK aswell?

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    I don't think you can do that?

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    Yehhh, go for it
    Tell us what happens

    P.S. If you can't do it, retrain him as a left-back or something

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    I never knew you couldnt do that the option is not there.

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    Train him as a sweeper then.

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    Currently training him as a sweeper I can tell he will come and score against me next season.

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    Just be careful that it doesn't effect the morale of the dressing room.

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    Put him on max strength and aerobic training as well - you might be able to repeatedly injure him.

    It could backfire and turn him into superman though - it's the risk you take.

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    Back in one of the old SI CM games, I did that to Sol Campbell... He was leaving me on a free, so I set him to retrain as a keeper, with keeper training.

    He went off to an italian club and played (awfully) as their first choice keeper based on the fact it was his preferred position and he had a high reputation / CA :')

    I'll have to try to dig out the screenshots if they are still online somewhere. I probably posted about it on the old forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0x0r View Post
    Back in one of the old SI CM games, I did that to Sol Campbell... He was leaving me on a free, so I set him to retrain as a keeper, with keeper training.

    He went off to an italian club and played (awfully) as their first choice keeper based on the fact it was his preferred position and he had a high reputation / CA :')

    I'll have to try to dig out the screenshots if they are still online somewhere. I probably posted about it on the old forum.
    Thats wicked, wish I could have done that.

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    Don't train him as anything defensive there was a thread about this a while ago. If you train a striker as defender his attacking stats increase and vice versa. That only applies if he is training as a striker though but when he does go Barcelona are going to reap the benefits.

    And it's not exactly cheating I see nothing wrong with a manager screwing over a player he's about to sell. He'd really be an asshole though.

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    pretty cold if you ask me lol

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    I have a training routine called "Make You Quit" which is as high as is allowed in Strength and Aerobic, and zero in everything else...

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    This has given me an idea.
    Take a couple of very talented youth players, one goalkeeper and one striker, and put them in a training schedule with world class coaches to train them to the other position.
    So the striker becomes a goalkeeper and vice versa and see if they ever swap position.

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    I sometimes make a training schedule with full strength and aerobic for older players who aren't playing first team and I want them to go down hill quicker so they will retire and become a coach. It always annoys how long they will stay in the reserves before retiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackemforever View Post
    This has given me an idea.
    Take a couple of very talented youth players, one goalkeeper and one striker, and put them in a training schedule with world class coaches to train them to the other position.
    So the striker becomes a goalkeeper and vice versa and see if they ever swap position.
    You cant train an outfield player to be a GK which is a real pity as it would be great fun.

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    What about the impact of having a player unhappy with his training, if he's a popular lad with the other players then surely you risk of losing their respect & ultimately your job.

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    Poor Tevez. Deserves so much better.

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    There wasnt much effect on Tevez he is just severely lacking match fitness after moving to Real Madrid. There were no bad effects on the team he was unhappy with his training but squad harmony was nearly full. I do know he will score against me next season its bound to happpen.

    Funny thing was last day of the season we needed to win by more than Madrid to get the league title due to injury Tevez had to come on the pitch for the last 15 mins. They won 1-0 and we won 4-0 with Tevez scoring our 4th goals, we won the league by 2 goals I wish he had scored the third and it had stayed 3-0 then he would have taken the league title off Madrid.

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    Default Re: Ruining a player

    you could put him in the u18's that way they crnt play any games

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    Default Re: Ruining a player

    Or you can just make sure his "available for reserve" is unselected...

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    It doesnt matter now he has left, got Rooney to replace him.

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    I wouldn't say it's cheating to put him on a bad training schedule - funny though... I've just tried this with Robbie Savage cos I hate him for taking up so much of my wage budget and being so crap!

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    He's now out for a couple of months with a hip injury...

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    Quote Originally Posted by medo24 View Post
    I sometimes make a training schedule with full strength and aerobic for older players who aren't playing first team and I want them to go down hill quicker so they will retire and become a coach. It always annoys how long they will stay in the reserves before retiring.
    Does that work? Do they retire earlier?
    I presume these players will moan about the heavy training workload and become unhappy and affect the morale of the whole squad?
    I ought to give it a try... these old players always annoy me, too. Not to forget the wages I have to pay them. Don't want to sell them though.

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    I'm going to have a look into that, looks like a lot of player could be coming my coaches

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    Well Robbie decided pretty sharpish to retire after he got injured...

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    Default Re: Ruining a player

    might be worth asking him to learn all the PPM's (argues with officials), and discouraging all the PPM's

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    AcidBurn is such a cold man. Very interesting experiment though.

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