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About johnhughthom

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    Northern Ireland

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    Stirling Albion

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  1. You could put a picture of Andrea Pirlo in and Iain Dowie would come out!
  2. Tbf, nobody was going to top Sloth's Dad in the op.
  3. I think it's because of that flaw and how easy it made it tbh.
  4. SI clearly sneaked in a Zentner hotfix without telling us.
  5. Increase scouting range.

    I had the same issue with Stirling, I think it's probably tied in with semi-pro status. When I got into the top flight, and turned pro, I was able to scout Europe.
  6. My own contract

    I had a similar situation in a Rangers save, and I believe mine was down to starting with the lowest possible reputation, so my salary on starting the game was lower than would be expected for a Rangers manager. After six seasons my reputation was over three stars, and my salary was less than 50% of that of the Celtic manager, who had a lower reputation than me. After being refused a pay rise, I quit, took the Newcastle job at more than 6 times my Rangers salary. Rangers promptly appointed someone with a lower reputation than me, and gave him a contract four times higher than the one they felt was good enough for me. TLDR; the game does not seem to financially reward large reputation increases at the same club, over a relatively short period of time.
  7. FM18 - Who will you manage?

    I tell myself every year I'm not buying it, and every year I do. I think this year will be the year I stop though, unless I see serious improvements in the areas I find most frustrating. Like nonsense like this: Concede five at home in a match we dominated and should have won. The right back's agent comes to me and asks for a new contract... Okay. I know players and agents in real life have little self awareness, but silliness like this is all too common, too many situations in game with a complete lack of contextual awareness. Also, goalkeeping match ratings. Not a major issue, but I made a thread for FM15, posted loads of examples of the game not giving realistic ratings to goalkeepers, with an obvious over-emphasis on passing stats as opposed to actual, you know, goalkeeping. I was told it was under review. Two versions later, fully patched, it's exactly the same.
  8. Bizarre Appointment

    Whether these appointments are bizarre comes down to which reputation you started with, if it was one of the higher then they aren't bizarre at all.
  9. Took the Newcastle job, bottom of the Premier League with £10m in the bank, negotiated £1.4m per annum, with a £200k bonus if we avoid relegation. Rangers refused to offer a new contract on £230k, with £80m+ in the bank and more Champion's League money to come this season...
  10. In my current save, midway through season six, as Rangers manager I have won 5 Scottish Premier titles, 4 Scottish Cups and 3 Scottish League Cups. I've reached the knockout stage of the Champion's League for the third time this season (having reached the semi final the previous season). I've gone from a Sunday League rep manager up to three stars and I'm in the clubs favoured personnel list. I'm earning £230k per annum (with another £75k in competition win bonuses). In comparison Paul Hartley at Celtic is on 900k, Celtic have two League Cups to show for the previous 5 1/2 seasons. Andy Kirk at Hearts is on £388k, they have won nothing in the past 5 1/2 seasons. Gary Locke at Aberdeen is on £250k, they have won nothing in 5 1/2 seasons. My salary has gone up over the past 5 1/2 seasons from about £120k at the start, and my current deal has 3 1/2 years to run. In an effort to get my wages up to something a bit more realistic I applied for the vacant Newcastle job, and attended an interview. A few days later the board approached me to ask me to stay, so I ask for a new contract. They refuse, I tell them I won't stay without a new contract and they refuse again. Now, I'm guessing this is a product of starting with Sunday League rep, and the board don't want to sanction trebling somebodies wages (I wouldn't even expect parity with Hartley, £750k would be good enough for me), but it still comes across as silly. Especially in the likely scenario I leave for Newcastle and my replacement gets more money than I would have settled for.
  11. About young players

    Not worth bothering with, unless he has a very good attribute spread.
  12. Annoying issue with Steam Updates

    The situation the op is describing sounds like the saves are uploading to the cloud, which prevents you from playing until it's finished. Have you tried turning off cloud saves to see if that is what is happening?
  13. Am I the only one that does this?

    Had a song for Olivier Giroud on my Arsenal save last version. Oliver Giroud He's more handsome than me or you Quite good at football too Olivier Giroud
  14. Media overhaul required...

    "For the past twelve years, every time I have asked him who he thinks is the weak link in the opposition he has said 'No comment.' I should ask him again today anyway, just in case."