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  1. This one might turn into nothing, as with my luck, the player will reject the contract. Starting with an upper level Championship side. Have a decent but not amazing 19yo Welsh winger. 3.5 star potential type. Not going to be Prem caliber even if he maxes out his potential. I started getting bids for him right away. Couple hundred K. Nah. then stuff like 5m, with 1.5m up front. Nah. Then 8m with almost 4m. up front. Yes please. Then 9m with 6m up front. More yes please. And most recent bid is from Wolves at 12m with 9m up front. Very weird - but happy-making - escalation of bid values.
  2. I tend to mostly ignore their "best" roles, as that's simply the game's interpretation of their skills. Putting everyone in their best roles seems to me to be the equivalent of just telling everyone go out on the pitch and do whatever they are best at... and that's not a tactic. I pick roles and duties based on the tactic itself and the roles around. Well balanced roles within a proper tactical structure that work with the role around them will allow a player to function adequately or better so long as they have something approaching the right skills.
  3. Arena MRV is the data base but there is no move set. :-(
  4. ED has a great point - if things are working and you are overachieving to expectations.... that can't be underplayed. But in terms of balance... to flip it around on you, where do you think the balance is coming from? Analyzing a tactic doesn't take innate knowledge - you just have to look at things and consider what they offer versus what you trying to accomplish, and watch when things unfold. Of the 10 outfield players, 5 are on attack. That's half of your squad. Both forwards, half your midfield, and a quarter of your defense will be focused on attacking, getting forward, and bei
  5. Lokomotiv Moscow have been my go-to in Russia for a long time, and this is the first edition of FM in many years that I haven't had a proper save with them. I should since, since FM21 will be less fun with them as the better Miranchuk twin is now gone.
  6. It doesn't feel buggy in the same way that some other transfer dynamics do, which is why I haven't reported it. I bet it just comes down to the individual clubs situation and how they value the player. The Russian club offering nothing has nothing to offer and just see a young player with a smidgen of potential that might be available. The 2nd division club can't afford to offer a lot more. The bigger club can afford to pay more and this specific club - Chivas - have a Mexican-player-only rule that makes them more desperate for young Mexican players. Its happened repeatedly with offers v
  7. So on FM 19, I complained quite frequently about AI transfer offers. How often they would start by offering "value" plus 20%, how they would refuse to negotiate up reasonably for a top level wonderkid, etc. One of the most annoying was going through an entire transfer sequence with one club, where they would make offer after offer- you would start by turning down say 20 and 3 offers later, reject 45m and then another club would come in and start all over by offering 20m. Just illogical, especially if the whole sequence was public offers. I'm seeing something kinda weird, but it might be
  8. I'm not sure there is a stadium anywhere that compares to the view from Monterrey. Its pretty epic. Looking through Argentina, I don't see many that would compare. Estudientes La Plata play at Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi, which looks like it has a nice setting in pictures - but I think those are renders rather than actual pictures as the stadium is being redone.
  9. Wouldn't be surprised if Canada emulated it. Its only been a rule in Mexico for this season, I think. Its not a bad way to push teams to give domestic youngsters a chance in the first team. it was all but impossible for me to meet this season in FM but down the road, it should get easier. I imagine you aren't able to see the full squad.... but that wouldn't change that dynamic much. There are maybe 10 players under contract to the club. The rest are on loan. Not abnormal in Mexico for clubs outside the big ones. Lobos BUAP were like that before they ceased to be a club. Oaxaca have an af
  10. I had a look at the rules for The Netherlands are you are right on the wage limit. It depends on their age, but its there. Must be fairly new - haven't had a long-term save on the Eredivisie since about FM18. Mexico is where I'm managing right now. I'm running Oaxaca, a small 2nd division. Squad-building is... unique. I enjoy Liga MX but they have added some rules in the past couple of seasons. They still have the 9 "Natural Born" Mexican players in the match day squad requirement. They have now limited the total amount of non-NB players you can register and also added requirement that e
  11. Meant to actually reply to the thread. South American has become one of my FM "happy places". I don't think I ventured outside of Europe in FM until about FM16 or 17. I kinda randomly tried Colombia and Mexico, and I really enjoyed both. I have a few saves with Envigado, a funny little club with a heavy focus on talent development. They bring through great newgens. Plus they have this funky half-stadium that is actually decently replicated in FM. Brazil has become one of my favorite places. I've quite fallen for the club Atletico Mineiro and have enjoyed saves with them on the last
  12. Portugal has special rules for Brazilian players. Spain allows South American players to get Spanish citizenship after 2 years of residency but the non-EU limits apply until then. Germany and the Netherlands have no foreign player restrictions. Pretty sure Belgium is open as well. Your best bet is going to be starting a save with all of the lose leagues loaded (top division only) and reading through the individual league rules pages. They might have funky elements to the restrictions. There is always a reason that the money is disappearing. FM doesn't have a "c
  13. Love and respect for all the time and effort you've putting in dragging so many of us a level or two. All the best!
  14. He tends to be quite cheap given his reputation. Probably 1 - 3 m, depending on timing. He has a lot of caps already so a WP is usually a yes. Can get snapped up quick and have seen him go to places like the MLS.
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