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  1. This thread was made for me. So I wanted to see what kind of variance you get in a youth intake. Made a save the day before intake, and originally decided to reload 100 times. That's long, so I did 50 instead. I'm playing as Manchester United, and I haven't replaced Head of Youth Development Nick Cox who looks like this in game: United, obviously, have quite good youth facilities. Earlier in the season I asked the club to upgrade the recruitment, and it's now exceptional. I made the request after I got the preview, so I don't know if that has an effect on this, but we'll just say it doesn't. Here was the preview: Not exactly a golden era, but not trash either, I assume. It occurs to me, writing this very moment, that really I should've looked at the attributes of players coming through, rather than just star ratings, but I didn't. Anyway. Some conclusions: the number of high potential - 3.5 * + - players is reasonably rare for this kind of intake. Most of the intakes were relatively trash, with only a few stand outs. And @Ruh Roh is sortof correct - it seems the game generates anywhere between 30-100 players, deciding names, positions and other such things, throwing them into the intakes sort of randomly. And now for some data in a big ol' table: I'd say this was reasonable for an intake, but obviously much less variance than in the past, where you could reload until you got a golden generation. Images of the top end of the intakes can be found in this imgur album: https://imgur.com/a/3MhOC9s And in this spoiler you can see almost all of the top prospects that were generated, except for one 4 * I forgot to screenshot. It was just another RB Mitch anyway.
  2. I like to find interesting saves - in this save United are 10th after 26 games.
  3. This is pretty much the only way you're going to be able to do it. I did a similar thing with the north west for Manchester United and just used the editor to find out all the towns in the game that fit that region, then added them to a filter in the player search in the editor one by one. If a town didn't add any players, I eliminated it from the list. You can do similar with clubs as well. The thing about Bilbao is how flexible their definition of 'Basque' is - being trained in a club in the region is enough, as is having fairly removed Basque relations. Laporte for example only qualified due to having Basque great-grandparents and had never played in the region prior to agreeing to join Bilbao, who then facilitated a move to a youth team in France near the border that is in the greater Basque region. So you can be fairly wide in your definition of the 'north-east'.
  4. I'm playing as Manchester United and just got passed the first week of March and realised I didn't get a youth intake - in fact no countries have had one. I don't think this is a bug but can anyone verify if your start date affects whether you get one or not? I'm using the Swedish early pre-season one, which starts the game on February 19th.
  5. Can't get Paqueta now - his confirmed transfer to AC Milan is now in the game. Also I kind of disagree with the OPs assertion. You don't have enough money to strengthen without selling and for the AI at least, Spurs under perform just as much as Arsenal do - in both played saves and saves started in mid december using the Brazil start date, Spurs never seem to challenge for the title and often are out of the top 6 entirely.
  6. Love the beta thus far but one admittedly minor change irks me - you can no longer give out opposition instructions to multiple players at the same time, you have to do it one by one, which is an annoying time waster. Also the 'dark' theme has far too much white on it.
  7. Technically not true - Rangers have won the most top tier League titles in the world, but Northern Irish side Linfield FC technically have won the most league titles of any football club - 57 to Rangers 56.
  8. Thinking Lyon. Good players, high potential, but in a league where financially they are outmatched by PSG and AS Monaco.
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