Just a couple of questions,
1. ive just noticed that the league 1/2 play off finals were played at old trafford, is this really happening this year?? (i suspect due to the champ league final at wembley)
2. does the amount you promise the players as a bonus if they win league/cup really have affect on them?
i've had mixed reactions from giving high and low bonuses... specifically low bonuses...
when i'm managing lower league clubs or clubs in financial trouble i always offer low bonuses to save on cash (yeah tight i know, but even players in the BSP earn enough anway!) and it seems to be a bit of a lottery to whether they like or dislike it...sometimes they'll be unhappy about it for a couple of weeks, sometimes they won't make a wimper!
wouldent it be ironic after teh fa semis have 4 northern teams playing at wembley, if clubs like southampton, torquay were to make the finals
It's fookin ridiculous! As a Southampton fan living in Manchester it is convinient for me should we make the play-off final, but if we do then I don't want convinience... I want WEMBLEY!
Not half as crazy as the FA Cup semi-finals being played at Wembley, which for me is the 3rd worst decision in football behind fining mangers for rotating their team... (McCarthy, Holloway....) and the sacking of Chris Hughton.
Oh i suppose Man City's purchase of Ballotelli (particularly after Mourinho had strongly advised them against it... "brain of a child") is up there with bad footballing decisions.
I realise I've gone off on a tangent here but there we go ;)
Yes having low win bonus' can have a negative effect. I have 3 players who didn't like it, and they have all had very poor morale so far this season, and im now 7 games in. This is in the championship with Peterborough. My assistant reports that morale in the squad is 'rock bottom' although besides those players, everyone is on okay - superb; which should be higher given my newly promoted side is top of the league and unbeaten :\ perhaps the low win bonus' have effected everyones morale and they just havn't stated they're unhappy with it
I have noticed a definite tell in players performances in cups depending on whether I've gone for a high or low bonus, normally most obviously linked to the amount of complacency against littler teams.
Low bonus - badly complacent, possibly going out. High bonus - romp to a big win.