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    Hi

    I'm currently in league 1 with Corby Town. Due to tight finances I decided I'd only offer a low league bonus to the players.
    As soon as I did that a few players morale went straight to abysmal. these were the ones with the "PR" icon by their names and it said they were disappointed with the low collective bonus.
    I also noticed all the other players morale was "fairly poor" or "poor" as well despite nothing mentioned about the low bonus in their profiles.

    Now I'm 20 games into the season we are cruising on top of the league 9 points ahead with a game in hand. We're in great form too.
    Despite this no players morale seems to stay above okay. After a good win it goes up to good or occasionally "very good" only to be fairly poor or worse again by the time the next game comes around.

    Can anybody tell me will this soon go away or am I going to have to try to win the league with a squad full of low morale players?

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    Don't think it will go away, the ones that have bad morale probably are ambitious and care a lot about the bonuses they are getting that's why i always pick at least a normal bonus.

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    Well we all know football players are moneygrabbers

    About the morale, I always set high bonusses and a couple of my players have "happy that good performances will be rewarded" or something like that in their general happiness whole season long, so yeah it seems that it affects the entire season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coentrao View Post
    Don't think it will go away, the ones that have bad morale probably are ambitious and care a lot about the bonuses they are getting that's why i always pick at least a normal bonus.
    I usually pick normal in FM12 too. I picked low often in the last FM on Liverpool and only one or 2 players got effected. This year though everybody seems to be effected even if it says nothing in their profile.

    Since we're playing so well and well above expectations I find it hard to believe morale should still be so low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryohh View Post
    Since we're playing so well and well above expectations I find it hard to believe morale should still be so low.
    I think the morale is still low because they are performing well and they will only receive low bonuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryohh View Post
    I usually pick normal in FM12 too. I picked low often in the last FM on Liverpool and only one or 2 players got effected. This year though everybody seems to be effected even if it says nothing in their profile.

    Since we're playing so well and well above expectations I find it hard to believe morale should still be so low.
    Well no matter how well they'll do, they'll still get a low bonus at the end of the season...

    I always pick normal at least, and sometimes high for Champions League if we're really close to winning a CL title and that extra financial incentive might push them over the top.

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    If I go "low" on league bonuses I'll go "high" on cup, the difference is less so you save a lot of money but it doesn't seem to affect morale the same way that it would if you kept cup on "Normal" but went "low" on league.

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    Well I'm 30 games in (Middle of february) and the effects seem to have finally wore off. No more poor morale for the whole team when we're on a good run. For the first time since the season started I have players with fairly good morale.

    Happy days.

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    I always pick high for all bonuses, the morale boost lasts ages and if they finish higher up the table, the prize money can cover the difference.

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    I learnt the hard way not to chose low bonuses. Absolutely destroys the morale and it won't start picking up untill the seasons nearly over. Luckily I still managed to get promoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_monkey_j View Post
    I learnt the hard way not to chose low bonuses. Absolutely destroys the morale and it won't start picking up untill the seasons nearly over. Luckily I still managed to get promoted.
    Completely agree. Never again will I pick low league bonus. Somehow I've gotten away with it. Lesson learnt still though.

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    i always pick high bonus'es because i know with me as the manager if they do actually end up becoming good, they have earned it hah

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    Picked normal on my current Man Unt save. Won both domestic cups and the Champions League (2nd in the premier league). Did the same for my 2nd season, 9 wins from 9 competitive games so far, I'll never go "high" again. I guess having a determined squad helps though.

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    I always go high - it's expensive but provides a bonus that lasts for a long time. Of course you can win things with low bonuses but it's harder - and if you're a team like Man U is it really worth making things more difficult for yourself when the £ difference must be chicken feed to you?

    I was pretty disappointed to see everything I'd earned in prize money from winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy went straight to the players last year tho

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    I've just made the mistake of giving them a low bonus, screwed the first ten games of the season .. they're lucky to even get a bonus in this economic situation

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    I have used low bonus' before because it was the right thing to do for the club. A few players were upset but after about 15 or so games it seemed to even itself out. As long as the results are acceptable, it doesn't matter if a few players want to sulk

    I think it would be nice to be able to set the team prize money budget through a team meeting where you can explain why you are setting the level you are and the players can air their concerns if they wish too.

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