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  1. My 19 year old Croatian goalkeeper just got an U21 cap as a central mid. Late sub but went on as an MC. Good for this fitness, I guess?
  2. I'm not sure if this is buggy or a legit concern being presented a bit oddly. I'm playing as Blackburn. Pre-season of Season 3. I sold David Raya in the winter window of season 1. I had grabbed a raw freebie prospect at the start, but he wasn't ready to take over. Due to time and money, I signed an 18 year old Israeli prospect who started and did well. Promoted for season 2. Added a newgen Croatian and a veteran. The Israeli and Croatian started in season 2 and we did well again. I started seeing a few players with concerns about the depth at GK, which I found odd. If they were concerned with the quality I could kinda understand - the two youngsters aren't truly Prem caliber yet but played very well. Just before the year three pre-season, I start seeing that players are upset over my treatment of my captain and morale has tanked. I never got any notification but apparently he expressed concern about the depth at GK and I ignored it. A team meeting is called because the squad feels there is a lack of depth. Not GK depth. Not GK quality. Squad depth. So I promise to spend money. I have a 20m bid in for a new RB. But apparently in promising to address overall depth, this somehow translated into a promise to buy a new GK. Despite having four in the squad currently. The logic here is.... illogical.
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    Decent goal keeper....fm 19

    Agree on Raya from Blackburn. I am playing as Blackburn and he was brilliant for me, playing as a Sweeper Keeper using a Gegenpress tactic. I imagine he would be less effective if you asked him to play more conservatively, because of attributes like Rushing Out. I lost him to Chelsea for 20m in the first winter window (they have barely used him at all) and because the window was almost shut, I ended up grabbing Haviv Ohayon from Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Not really Prem ready and more of a prospect, but he has over-performed my expectations so far.
  4. Not sure this fits here, but its about strategic squad building and Club DNA, so I figure here works better than elsewhere on the forum. Gone against my norm in my current save and started up in England and below the top division. Picked a Championship club, so not far down. Expected to finish in the bottom half so expected to build for a season or two, then push for promotion. But using a 4-3-3 Gegenpress approach, However, I'm doubting it will work as well in the Prem if current positioning holds. So I've started trying to put together transfer options, and started mulling this, so I'm curious what others do or have done.... I have a pretty good handle (I think, at least) on what kind of players fit the gegenpress approach, and of course the "right fit" players varies by position and role. But I've been debating where I should prioritize. Do I pick the player with high Stamina so they can run forever, or high Work Rate so they want to keep working forever? I can't afford the amazing players who have everything, so its picking and choosing. Anyone have an approach and particular attributes they prioritize?
  5. Standard complaint about injuries. I'm into December in a save with Blackburn and pretty much have between 6 and 8 players injured at all times. I know I play a demanding style but I keep an eye on the Medical Centre and try to watch for players who are at risk. Doesn't matter. I also realize there will be times you get smashed by injuries.... but it just seems to be continual on this save. Not sure there is any point to employing top Physios and Sports Scientists.
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    [Mexico] (Official) League Specific Issues

    Okay, perfect. Thank you. I wondered if it might connect to that oddness. I did try to dig for it but wasn't easy to find in English.
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    [Mexico] (Official) League Specific Issues

    not sure if this is goofed or not... But Lobos BUAP have no points for the 2017/2018 on the average points relegation table.
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    [FM19][SKIN] SSD'19 Skin

    That's exactly where I was looking but nothing was showing up. I hadn't deleted the 2.1 version folder. Got rid of that and cleared the cache, and now its there. Perfect. Thank you again, sir
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    [FM19][SKIN] SSD'19 Skin

    Thanks for this skin. LOVING it. You have included a lot of my favorite skin features and it just looks slick. Downloaded 2.2 but not sure how to adjust the opacity....?
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    [Russia] Data Issues

    Mentioend this before. The primary color for Lokomotiv Moscow should be red, not green. The green was never really the teams primary color but they used on the home shirt for 2 seasons. Back to red, with the green as an accent color. RDZ Stadium is now red seats as well.
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    FM19: Hidden Gems

    Lasse Vigen - Brondby - solid versatile mid Mohamed Daramy - Copenhagen - winger/striker Denis Vavro - Copenhagen - DC Nicolai Boilesen - Copenhagen - fullback Jacob Christensen - Nordsjaelland - DM Dominik Livakovic - Dinamo - GK Osonne Edouard - Celtic - ST wonderkid status John Souttar - Hearts - DC
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    [FM18] Good Segundo Volante

    Been using the SV pretty much right through FM18. Best I've had is Wilfred Ndidi at Leicester. He had one of the highest AVR in the Prem and finished 3rd in goals.
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    Transfer Offers

    Guess I should clarify a couple of things... -I'm not having a squad revolt in the current save. I've had a couple players who came and asked to leave when the bigger club was first interested and who couldn't be talked down. But even when I turned down a locked offer that the player's agent has said they wanted to have accepted, But players have remained okay with it. Good squad dynamics helps with this quite a bit, I find. When it did start to happen in the previous save, it was after a barrage of offers for players. I would have a player wanted by 5 or 6 clubs, and they would make the exact same offer each day thru a week. No variance. A lot about it felt buggy and I did report it. This hasn't become like that yet... but I'm concerned that it could head the way. -I have sold players for big money in both saves. In the current one, I had a Portuguese winger go to Monaco for 56m and just sold a Serbian winger to Bayern for 55m. Both were worth around 18-20m when sold. If "reasonable" offers didn't happen, the "less reasonable offers" wouldn't frustrate. I don't expect to get 100m-plus like some players are going for, not unless I can fully develop an elite player. As pointed out, this is in Russia. The previous save was in Mexico, but I was still able to get 30-40m for players worth 10-14m. Even not every squad player I had was "worth" paying that much for, it just seemed weird that multiple clubs pegged their value so close to the listed value and kept bidding right around there. You want the player enough to make several bids... but not enough to increase the value to any extent? And again, most of the clubs were sitting on piles of money. When I say its an illogical process, its because the bidding club isn't following up. If the intent of these is "starting" bids that are a low and will be rejected, but begin a negotiation process.... they don't always make a follow up offer. And when they do, its damned near the same offer. so the following steps that should be there are missed. The bidding club's end goal isn't to agitate my squad or get me fired - its to get the player they want at a price they deem fair. So why take the first step and stop? Its not that these kind of bids are happening that makes me raise my eyebrow. its the frequency and how they seem pegged to the players value to a large degree. Its making the AI bidding process feel... linear. It doesn't typically feel that way, but the barrage of bids does. On FM17, I had a save in Colombia built around newgens and it was killed by a bug that I reported and it got sorted. Basically, several big European clubs (Barcelona and PSG were the worst) making repeated bids of essentially the same value. Repeated to the point of being aggressive in their approach but yet completely unwilling to negotiate up to any extent. Posted it as a bug, had the save looked at, and the SI Dev said it was the bidding club transfer AI locking in on a certain amount they were willing to spend on young prospects. This isn't that, because they aren't being targeted as developmental players, but as first teamers for these clubs. But it feels a bit like the AI is getting caught between those two approaches - player specific targeting, which explains the repeated bids, but allocating a certain amount of money to buying a position/role and then being unwilling to go much past that. A few of the bids have been well below the player's value, and sometimes below what was paid for the player. The first bid that had me looking at them more closely was a German club (Hoffenheim, I think) bidding under 7m for a player I had bought for 9m in the previous window. They made repeated bids but never hit the 9m mark I paid, let alone the 12m the player was "worth". And again, the club was sitting on piles of money. anyway, my main point of posting was wondering if others were seeing similar (doesn't seem like it) and whether its struck anyone else as buggy (doesn't seem like it). Thanks for the replies, gents.
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    Transfer Offers

    I realize the "listed" value of a player isn't absolute. Its subjective. An approximation. An estimate. If it was the starting point to a negotiating process, I would understand. If offers in that area happened sometimes, I would understand. My concern is that its a near-constant. That's why its standing out to me. Even if that value is an approximation, how often do you manage to buy a star player from another club - a big club - at that amount? Let alone at 20% less? When that player is a full international, on a big long-term contract with a club playing in the later stages of the Champions League, and not unhappy at all? Not a player who is already established as world class / elite, but has that potential? Because according to both my scouting reports and any attempts, landing that kind of player means paying way above their "approximate" value. Which is fine, because its generally the same for AI clubs. When the AI ends up going after a player that isn't "on the market", it might take a couple of bids. They generally end up paying well over the "value". But those bids don't generally start at the value or below the value of the player. And they don't stay there if a deal is reached. My issue isn't that it happens. My concern is that its happening frequently. In the current window and the previous one, I would estimate 7 or 8 bids out of 10 fell into that category. It definitely seems to be clubs saying "we want THIS player" in some situations, because they make repeated bids. But repeated bids at pretty much the same value, which just seems strange. Its standing out in this save and the previous save because I've never had it happen like this before. And after awhile it becomes impossible not to have players getting unhappy over having below-value bids turned down, it unsettles half your squad, and it falls to pieces. I mentioned a previous save where the same thing was happening but much more frequently - I got multiple bids per week for almost every player in the first team and could have sold 20 players from my first team if I had accepted them all. But offering clubs kept being unwilling to pay much above that "listed" value. Yet repeated offers. And yes, I might be able to leverage more if I offer the player out, but that means they are automatically transfer-listed and I'm not actively trying to sell the player. I'm willing to sell if you make a really strong offer.
  15. I ran into a big issue with this in a previous save, made a bug report post about it, self-replied 4 or 5 times but never got a response. it killed that save, TBH. So I'm curious if anyone else is seeing anything similar. Basically, I'm getting a ton of offers for players that are right around or below the player's "actual" value. When it first started happening in the previous save, it was constant media stories saying the interested club was intending to buy my player and it was almost always 10-15% above their value. So a 10m player was expected to cost 11m, a 15m player was expected to cost 16.5m, etc. It was a minor annoyance at first but when the media stories became bids at that amount, it became really frustrating. If its meant to be an "opening offer", the AI isn't following up with additional bids so it makes no sense. Currently in the third season in Russia, doing very well, developing some young stars, and seeing the same thing again. In the past 2 days in save: 23m value 23 year old midfielder - Dortmund offers 16.5m structured, which could rise to 23m, plus 20% profit of next sale 22m value 20 year old wonderkid striker - FC Bayern offers 19.75m structured which could rise to 25m, plus 20% profit of next sale I've seen a bunch of these. Hoffenheim offered like 11m total for my 23 year old FB who was worth 14m at the time. RB Leipzig make repeated bids of almost the same amount that was well under the "actual" value of another FB. Its not just German clubs, though. Prem clubs, La Liga, etc have done it too. There is zero reason I can identify for these clubs to assume these players should be be bargains. They are all happy (for the moment), under long-term contract that pay them quite well, playing regularly, and they all have major funds available. At this moment, Bayern have 223m and Dortmund have 215m. Some of the offers are open to negotiation. Sometimes I ask for a massive sum, partially locked, in response and they walk away. Sometimes I offer something more reasonable, and they walk away. Sometimes its a locked offer and I reject it and they walk away. They don't seem to come back with an offer that's a bit better. When they do repeat, its an almost identical amount. Its not a logical process for trying to land a player. I haven't seen other post about this issue, so I've been under the assumption it was something in that particular save. I have a number of data files, to add additional leagues and such. But now that its happening again in this save, I figured I would see if anyone else has run into it, or its an issue unique to make saves.
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