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    Default Searching for out or contract players

    Is there a free access website where you can search for real life out of contract players? If there is it would be a useful tool as a starting point for FM player searches especially when managing at lower levels. I know real life managers have access to an official version (FA licensed?) but that is not "free" to the casual browser.

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    yer there is....FM!

    Just go to the player search and filter it to expired contracts, it will be more helpful to you than a list on a website as you can filter unrealistic choices if you want to

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    Don't forget however that the filter sometimes removes players who will sign for you.

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    i never use it, was just saying that it would be more accurate than using a website and approaching the players on it

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    Player search is limited especially if your scouting network is poor / restricted (as with low rep clubs), still think the right "real life" web resource would be handy - however just remembered the "no club" search trick from CM days and it works on FM10 - so job done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerhgrrrrrr View Post
    Player search is limited especially if your scouting network is poor / restricted (as with low rep clubs), still think the right "real life" web resource would be handy - however just remembered the "no club" search trick from CM days and it works on FM10 - so job done!
    What's the 'no club' search trick?

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    Unforutnately i don't think there is a website... i also hate how when you search for free agents on FM its really hard to find the best ones as you have several hundred regens who are all terrible to go through as you look. I would much rather have a tool that allows you to find all the most popular free agents, or most recognized, this would improve the free agent search a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chob View Post
    What's the 'no club' search trick?
    Search as if by player name but type "no club". It lists EVERYONE, players, staff even journalists, anyone in the dbase really who is "unattached" to any club. WARNING - it will list about 11000 people with no filtration but at least the gems you want are in there somewhere, you just need to trawl though them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRich View Post
    Unforutnately i don't think there is a website... i also hate how when you search for free agents on FM its really hard to find the best ones as you have several hundred regens who are all terrible to go through as you look. I would much rather have a tool that allows you to find all the most popular free agents, or most recognized, this would improve the free agent search a lot.
    why dont you set filters on attributes so you can actually get what your looking for?

    Also if you can sort via status for the 'bid' icon which is the only way to search for a player that other teams are looking at.

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    I always put in some extra filters like national team appearances, things like that should sort out the half decent players from the riff-raff

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRich View Post
    Unforutnately i don't think there is a website... i also hate how when you search for free agents on FM its really hard to find the best ones as you have several hundred regens who are all terrible to go through as you look. I would much rather have a tool that allows you to find all the most popular free agents, or most recognized, this would improve the free agent search a lot.
    I always search for players who have had more than one cap, it works really well

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussieant32 View Post
    why dont you set filters on attributes so you can actually get what your looking for?

    Also if you can sort via status for the 'bid' icon which is the only way to search for a player that other teams are looking at.
    "Bid" players search is a good idea that had previously passed me by, HOWEVER the search facitity is restricted by the club's searching restrictions, surely?. At 11000 finds for the "no club" search I am assuming that this does not apply in that case and at least 75% of all the players found are better than the 1st XI inheritted in a squad at BS Regional level - I suspect they are even better than BS Prem but have not got proof of that yet.

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    i dont believe it is restricted, you are only restricted by your scouts

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussieant32 View Post
    i dont believe it is restricted, you are only restricted by your scouts
    Yes but that is the point - the scouts are poor at that level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dafuge View Post
    Top man! Had forgotten J Aliadiere - roll on FM11!

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