CaptCanuck Posted September 15, 2020 Share Posted September 15, 2020 Maybe not 30yr olds (film reference in the title), but apropos of nothing I was wondering if folks had any policies/rules - loose or strict - for managing your squads in relation to player retention, contracts, age and the like? Any best practices for managing the player pipeline? Maybe out of necessity if you're a develop and sell club, because you like bringing new players through, or you try and maintain some kind of salary structure. I'm 7 seasons in and barring the keeper and some of my original players, I'm finding that I am pretty happy to sell a player once they hit the magical age of 25. It's largely for two reasons: to keep the wages down and to let shiny new 20yr olds replace slightly less shiny 25yr olds. I also have a couple excellent scouts that find me the occasional class Brazilian or elsewhere in South America, that you can get in on a decent wage, re-up for proper money, but then move on before their 3rd and priciest yet contract, which really helps with the turnover. And generally speaking I think I'm doing pretty good bringing quality young players in and still winning things. The one downside is not having a one club man who is there for 12 years or so. Seems about 6-7yrs is my max. I've been renewing 18 months out typically, say Dec '26 for a contract expiring in June '28, but if I wanted to try and hold onto players till 27/28, are there any patterns I should look at in redoing contracts? Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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