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    Default three quick questions...

    simple questions- require simple answers please.

    1. under my profile i have expert knowledge in countrys i have never managed in, scouted, bought a player from....played even. why?

    2. i'm trying to make friends with another manager through manager interaction. at the moment he thinks "the two of you (us) could be friends", its been at this for ages now no matter how much i praise him. what is the next stage, like what does it say next and futhermore how do i get to that stage.

    finally 3) under board requests you have the option 'extra time to rebuild squad'. in my whole FM career i have never used, or felt the need to use this option. what does it mean and when would you be expected to use it?

    thanks everyone.

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    1. Do you have Scottish as a first/second nationality? This may be why.
    2. Eventually you will be listed as favoured personnel, it has happened to me a few times.
    3. If your team is underperforming, this is a way of asking the board for more time to turn things around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    simple questions- require simple answers please.

    1. under my profile i have expert knowledge in countrys i have never managed in, scouted, bought a player from....played even. why?

    2. i'm trying to make friends with another manager through manager interaction. at the moment he thinks "the two of you (us) could be friends", its been at this for ages now no matter how much i praise him. what is the next stage, like what does it say next and futhermore how do i get to that stage.

    finally 3) under board requests you have the option 'extra time to rebuild squad'. in my whole FM career i have never used, or felt the need to use this option. what does it mean and when would you be expected to use it?

    thanks everyone.
    1. You might have a member of staff with knowledge of that country, or it might just be random. Perhaps it's your in-game holiday destination ...

    2. The next stage is "Feels he shares a good relationship with you" ...

    3. This is asking the board to give you more time to turn it around, when times are tough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmufcwafc View Post
    1. Do you have Scottish as a first/second nationality? This may be why.
    2. Eventually you will be listed as favoured personnel, it has happened to me a few times.
    3. If your team is underperforming, this is a way of asking the board for more time to turn things around.
    cheers for the reply pal. however in reference to q1. no i have no other nationality...the nationalities listed (as me having good knowledge of) are rep of congo, ghana, nigeria, croatia and slightly more understandibly scotland

    sorry i also have another question for whoever wants to answer...why can i only send my scouts to certain countries when the board allows me to scout anywhere i want? when i click nation to scout only about 20 come up....the one i want to scout isnt in this list oh and my scout does have some knowledge of this specific country im looking for.
    Last edited by Moaner; 26-08-2008 at 00:46.

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    1. I often get knowledge added for strange reasons. I once got knowledge of Israel after another manager added me as favoured personnel. He had 2 nationalities - Israel and Mexico. I had never come across him before in the database but the minute I became manager of Mexico he listed me as favoured personnel and I got knowledge of Israel.

    2. You will eventually be listed as favoured personnel.

    3. Use it when your job is insecure. The board may give you more time to get things right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    cheers for the reply pal. however in reference to q1. no i have no other nationality...the nationalities listed (as me having good knowledge of) are rep of congo, ghana, nigeria, croatia and slightly more understandibly scotland

    sorry i also have another question for whoever wants to answer...why can i only send my scouts to certain countries when the board allows me to scout anywhere i want? when i click nation to scout only about 20 come up....the one i want to scout isnt in this list oh and my scout does have some knowledge of this specific country im looking for.
    What club are you? If your club is not very rich or has a low reputation, the board only allow you to scout certain countries as far as I know.
    Btw, by "rich", I mean Premiership standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmufcwafc View Post
    What club are you? If your club is not very rich or has a low reputation, the board only allow you to scout certain countries as far as I know.
    Btw, by "rich", I mean Premiership standard
    errrrrm....im only arsenal...richest club in the world...300m

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    I don't think you can scout individual countries bar the ones you have loaded with playable leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmufcwafc View Post

    errrrrm....im only arsenal...richest club in the world...300m
    Then I have absolutely no idea
    I'm Juventus in my game & i can scout any country as far as I know.
    Sorry that I couldn't help you there mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    I don't think you can scout individual countries bar the ones you have loaded with playable leagues.
    i only selected england so it could be that. however i can scout belguim, portugal, brazil etc and i didnt select those either....i need israel!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    i only selected england so it could be that. however i can scout belguim, portugal, brazil etc and i didnt select those either....i need israel!!!!
    You might be able to select other countries like maybe the big rep ones. I think the only way you could scout Israel by scouting the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    i only selected england so it could be that. however i can scout belguim, portugal, brazil etc and i didnt select those either....i need israel!!!!
    The default countries available for scouting/managing are major European countries and some other big reputation countries across the world. You will be able to scout only those countries that are available in the list. For others you will have to either load the leagues of those countries (even in view mode will do) or you will have to scout the whole region

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    I don't think you can scout individual countries bar the ones you have loaded with playable leagues.
    Quote Originally Posted by tingting View Post
    The default countries available for scouting/managing are major European countries and some other big reputation countries across the world. You will be able to scout only those countries that are available in the list. For others you will have to either load the leagues of those countries (even in view mode will do) or you will have to scout the whole region
    can i change to view mode mid=game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    can i change to view mode mid=game?
    Afraid not.

    You'll have to start a new game or scout the whole region in your current game. They are your only options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    cheers for the reply pal. however in reference to q1. no i have no other nationality...the nationalities listed (as me having good knowledge of) are rep of congo, ghana, nigeria, croatia and slightly more understandibly scotland

    sorry i also have another question for whoever wants to answer...why can i only send my scouts to certain countries when the board allows me to scout anywhere i want? when i click nation to scout only about 20 come up....the one i want to scout isnt in this list oh and my scout does have some knowledge of this specific country im looking for.
    it depends on the staff you have and players and where there from.plus i think everyone should know what the more time bit means.

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    if you want to scout israel, you either have to have the Isreali league selected, chose to load all players from Israel, or simply scout the Middle East.

    However I generally find that my scouts can't find anyone in smaller countries. This really annoys me as I often send scouts to Africa and the Middle East and they always come back with no findings, yet I go look at the clubs and regularly sign 3 or 4 18yr olds that i ship off to my feeder club in Poland. I often buy young players for around $200,000, get them a wp in Poland, and sell them for over $3M!

    Great little money spinner that one!

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    Default Re: three quick questions...

    1) You gain knowledge from other players, managers or coaches. this is usually by becoming friends with them (Getting on their favourite personal list). This can be manipulated to fill in holes in your knowledge, so if you need to learn about a country quickly, try and find some one from that country to make into your buddy.

    You can also pick up some knowledge of a nation from feeder clubs and your scouts. Obviously working in a country or having it listed as a second nation also does the trick.

    I try and keep my knowledge specialised on the active leagues with the most players, yes I may miss the ccasional super star from Ghana, but I more than make up for that with stars from Spain, Italy, Germany ect.

    2) It takes bloody ages, I have found that the relationship is also effected by your transfer dealings with the club, it is not good enough to let say you are buddies. You occasional have to show it. So if your pal comes in with a bid for a player that is less than you would normally accept, I am always tempted to say yes.

    3) Never used it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydfc4ever View Post
    if you want to scout israel, you either have to have the Isreali league selected, chose to load all players from Israel, or simply scout the Middle East.

    However I generally find that my scouts can't find anyone in smaller countries. This really annoys me as I often send scouts to Africa and the Middle East and they always come back with no findings, yet I go look at the clubs and regularly sign 3 or 4 18yr olds that i ship off to my feeder club in Poland. I often buy young players for around $200,000, get them a wp in Poland, and sell them for over $3M!

    Great little money spinner that one!
    Israel is in Southern Europe area, not middle east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jod123 View Post
    1. I often get knowledge added for strange reasons. I once got knowledge of Israel after another manager added me as favoured personnel. He had 2 nationalities - Israel and Mexico. I had never come across him before in the database but the minute I became manager of Mexico he listed me as favoured personnel and I got knowledge of Israel.

    2. You will eventually be listed as favoured personnel.

    3. Use it when your job is insecure. The board may give you more time to get things right.
    Brailovsky?

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    I have noticed that only about 20 countries are listed, but you can scout regions - so if i want to scout Chile i just send my scout to South America. That is the only other way to do it.

    Actually, the long, long winded way is to do a player search and select one of your search criterias as the players nationality. Unfortunately, you then have to go in and view each player manually - but if you find one you like the look off you can scout him using one of your scouts. Not ideal but another option

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    Quote Originally Posted by praxiteles View Post
    Israel is in Southern Europe area, not middle east.
    i thought so too however i scouted the middle east and was suprised to see my scout was preparing for israel. he didnt find any players mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moaner View Post
    sorry i also have another question for whoever wants to answer...why can i only send my scouts to certain countries when the board allows me to scout anywhere i want? when i click nation to scout only about 20 come up....the one i want to scout isnt in this list oh and my scout does have some knowledge of this specific country im looking for.
    This has baffled me before. Previously I have been able to send my scout to just the Czech Republic or Croatia, rather than scouting the whole of Eastern Europe. Now I can only send him to Croatia. I'd love to know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jqmota View Post
    Brailovsky?
    Yeah, that was his name.

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