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  1. Right, so because I pointed out that I hadn't taken a comment you made which wasn't about me personally - which should just be common sense - and explained why, no, a thread from 2015 absolutely is not relevant to a discussion about the current match engine... You think I'm so angry that you can feel it coming off me? I'm absolutely astounded. You come in here, your first post is basically you saying "Hi SI, just wanted to say ignore all the criticism here, these people just don't know their tactics, everyone loves the game really!", you receive universal responses indicating people feel pa
  2. Yes, I took a comment which wasn't aimed at me personally. No, I saw you obnoxiously making comments suggesting other posters were ignorant and didn't have your in depth understanding of the game in an effort to belittle their feedback and decided to step in. You can't fall back on "I was being tongue in cheek" when you then proceed to argue, repeatedly, that the problem *is* their tactics. Do you understand what "tongue in cheek" actually means or do you just think if you say you were being tongue in cheek after posting something it shields you from any criticism? I really don't understan
  3. Right, so in summary, you're talking to people who are able to play the game much more successfully than yourself in terms of winning things, meaning they obviously have a better idea than you do of how to set up a team and use tactics within the game, but you feel like you're in a position to tell them that their observations about match engine failings are down to failures of their tactics along with, completely obnoxiously, doing the "laughing face emoticon" which is exclusively the province of smug people with no idea of what they're talking about who are arrogant because they're unaware o
  4. I tend to be of the opinion that checking the scout report for negatives like inconsistency, dreading big games, trouble adapting or being injury prone (and positives like consistency and enjoying big matches) is *the* single most important thing when it comes to actually being good at this game. Not really sure why you think there'd be a fight, but I'm also not interested in having one. Thanks.
  5. "A few matches" is a very small sample size though. Regardless, not every player will encounter those problems. It may be that you've been able to recruit a bunch who'll have no problems adapting. That doesn't mean that next time you go to sign someone from South America that won't prove to be an issue. Again, I'm not suggesting there's no benefit at all from scouting there or signing players. I'm just advising you that this isn't a completely fool proof way of doing things. Rather than dismiss the stuff I'm telling you if you keep it in mind and use it to help inform your decisions about w
  6. This isn't the foolproof strategy you seem to think it is. You're bringing in players who probably don't speak the language of your country. They might have issues with adapting. There is the "silly foreign player limit" to take into account limiting the scope of this which isn't that silly and is a legitimate concern when it comes to who you want to sign although I think the difficulties presented by that can vary quite a bit dependent on what Brexit scenario you get. There are obvious plus sides to scouting South America but there are also down sides. You seem to be at a point where you'r
  7. Then if I could make a suggestion; Perhaps a *private* rebuke would be in order in instances where the conduct of a person will not be visible to the community at large? Surely the only purpose of doing so publicly - assuming that you're not attempting to embarrass someone - is to have it act as an example of what is acceptable/unacceptable behaviour? The same problem arises now on account of Lucas' action; I made a criticism of you which, in retrospect, may have been invalid on the basis of information which was simply not available to me. You were able to clarify your position. I get the
  8. Is there any reason why attributes can no longer be selected from this drop down? Removing this and forcing you to use the "attributes" section to the right exclusively results in the following problems; You can no longer select both a minimum and maximum value when searching for attributes. When you are trying to find, for example, someone to be a technical coach and you're unable to get staff members with a technical attribute of a certain amount to join you, you might want to reduce your maximum setting to exclude the people you've already tried and failed to sign. If you're playing as a
  9. Hopefully this is me having a moment where I'm going blank and forgetting how to do something really basic which should be obvious, because if this is a change that someone's actually decided to make to the staff search I absolutely despair to think how someone who'd come to this decision would be allowed anywhere near the game, but... When you're searching for a staff member, how do you select both a minimum and maximum stat for an attribute? I don't mean using the thing on the right where you click on "pick" next to "attributes"... So far as I can see it only gives the option to highlight
  10. Hey man, just to let you know so other people making stuff up doesn't put you off: I have absolutely no problems whatsoever with being consistent, season upon season. The idea that the computer just randomly decides you're going to have a bad season is completely ridiculous. In your case if it's always happening in the third season I'd suggest there's something to do with what you're doing which is causing the problem. Unfortunately you've provided very little information as to how you're approaching the game, which makes it practically impossible for anyone to offer any suggestions as to h
  11. You are absolutely fine. The money you get when the league finishes should absolutely obliterate any losses you've made.
  12. I think you're possibly thinking there's a more direct relationship between how successful the team is and how much sponsorship money you'll receive than there actually is. Consider the real world where teams like Liverpool over the past couple of decades until recent years, or Man United over the last decade or so, still get absolutely massive sponsorship deals. There's a combination there of past success, but also being the "big two" teams in the northwest meaning that people from not only Manchester and Liverpool but all across the area will support them. There's also factors like being
  13. I really feel like you'd get more mileage and fun out of the game if you played as a "big" team to begin with. It seems like about half of the threads you make expressing frustration are a direct result of the side you've chosen to play as. You should be proud that you've managed to achieve what you have but if it's just a frustrating slog at this point I don't know why you'd continue. You're at the point now where you're not playing the "slowly build up a club" game any more but you're playing the "top of the tree, fighting to try to win everything every season" game. Just start again play
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