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  1. Apparently they can. Was hoping I could keep him for the entirety of the youth contract. Actually, I did know this thinking more about it. I have just never used it myself since a compensation fee must be paid.
  2. Isn't he on a youth contract? Can anybody just offer contracts to players under youth contract? I was not aware of this.
  3. Scarborough Athletic FC (England) Season 4 - 2022/23 Promotion as champions! Great season. We started strongly and kept going throughout the season to clinch the title with a game to go. Many of the players from last years intake were already good enough to take over from our older, original players. This increase in quality coupled with a switch to a counter-attacking 4-4-1-1 meant that it was a lot more comfortable, and we won a lot of tight games. The cups were a disappointment, but it is forgotten with the promotion secured. League (Results 1 | Results 2 | Results 3 | Cups) - The switch in tactics and the increased player quality meant that we were a lot more competitive. We started strongly and was able to win a lot of tight games over christmas and into january. We clenched the title by beating Boston Utd, a fellow promotion hunter, resoundingly. Good timing. Team - Many of last years intake players went straight into the team as regulars. John Muirhead - 22C became our topscorer with 20 league goals. Impressive. Dunning - 22E and Davison - 21A were also very good as was Moses James - 22A, Brent Morris - 22D. Connor Green - 22B also got a lot of games and did ok. Alex Greenwood - 23A (at intake | end of season) played all games after joining and reinforced the defense impressively. Facilities - Another threat in the end of the season after having gained promotion meant that the Junior Coaching was upgraded. It is now Excellent and the Youth Recruitment is Average. Many players in the intakes are now good enough to play in the Vanarama National League North/South or can become good enough relatively quickly. And the best players are able to compete in the Vanarama National League or perhaps League 2. I don't know how big a the gap in quality is between National League and League 2. Moreover, the best ones do not wish to sign contracts with me due to the division we play in or the general quality of the playing squad. I am hoping that promotion to the Vanarama National League can pursuade Greenwood and Davison to sign contracts. Otherwise, I find myself in the strange situation, that I either need to gain another promotion and hope the best players will sign contracts or hope for players at a slightly lower level qualitywise in the coming intakes who actually wish to play at the current level and with the current squad quality. However, I do trust that the other players in the intakes are ready to take over and of sufficient quality for us to be competitive in the Vanarama National League North/South at least, if we loose Greenwood and Davison. But there is a mismatch in the quality of our intakes and the level at which we are currently competing. Youth Intake - Strong. Take a look at Alex Greenwood - 23A, the perfect defender in my eyes. John Hickson - 23B could make up a strong partnership with Muirhead in the coming seasons. No transfers and the finances are getting worse, as expected. Goal next season: Survive? I think it would be asking a lot. Realistically, I can hope to tie down my promising intake players for some years and they can get a year with better opposition aiding their development.
  4. Good luck to all of you. Good to see so many attempts. On another note. Holy cow! This one just came through. Realistically, he will not want to sign anything but a youth contract. But he should be a very good player for the duration of that.
  5. Scarborough Athletic FC (England) Season 3 - 2021/22 Good season. Although I am disappointed that we did not manage to hang on to the play-off position which we held for most of the season until after the last round. Perhaps I got a bit carried away with the quality of the players from the intake and played too many of them. But it was more comfortable without being solid and my two young strikers Panagiotou and Kalu did a decent job of taking over from Coulson. Kalu has pace, agility and acceleration and Panagiotou has been regular U19 striker for Cyprus. League (Results 1 | Results 2 | Results 3 | Cups) - It was more comfortable this year, though we are struggling to obtain stability in our efforts and results. We started strongly, but had a horror-month in october. After that the results improved, but a poor end to the season meant that we finished just outside the play-off. A bit disappointing, but in the bigger picture another decent season. Perhaps I also need to take a look at our simple 4-4-2 tactic. Team - After loosing our top scorer for the past two season, Michael Coulson, it remained to be seen if our two young strikers Panagiotou and Kalu could fill the gap. They did a decent job scoring 10 league goals between them considering their age. But the revelation of the season is the star of last years intake, Mel Davison. Mainly used as a striker and sometimes a shadow striker he managed to score 13 league goals. Moreover, he improved massively this year and his training effort has been impressive. Facilities - After putting my job on the line again, I managed to get improvements to the Youth Recruitment and the Junior Coaching. Great, but I am not certain, that the threats are viable going forward. Moreover, this tipped our financial balance and it is now decreasing. So there is closed for further improvements, but the current intake level should yield talents capable of gaining promotion over time. Youth Intake - Wow. Fantastic intake. The investments (and threats) really paid off. Overall we received seven players who could more or less improve the current squad from day one. I had to use the letter 'G' when tagging the players. I really like midfielder Brent Morris and his Aggression, Bravery, Teamwork and Workrate. Him and Connor Green looks like my central midfield in the coming seasons. Up front John Muirhead looks like a really good striker and on the wings and the attacking midfield Moses James and Mark Dunning look really promising. Jamie Caldwell looks like a solid full back and Kian Leonard will be ready to take over in central defense. All in all a very solid intake. No transfers and as described finances are getting less stable due to intake investments, but this is ok. Goal next season: Integrate this years intake in the first team. Midtable position again.
  6. A tightly packed and quite disastrous October is finally at an end: Let us hope November will make up for this. Right now morale is at an all time low, and my players are missing all chances to score. That needs to improve.
  7. Scarborough Athletic FC (England) Season 2 - 2020/21 Another decent season. At first glance it looks impressive to improve on the position from last year, but it was never comfortable, and there always was a feeling, that we were a bit behind in games and had to fight for all chances and goals more than the opposition. League (Results 1 | Results 2 | Results 3 | Cups) - This season we had a good start. This was halted by Annans departure after 8 games. Afterwards we had a bleak period where we did not put together much offensively. Slowly we found a decent level again. But it was never comfortable, and you had the feeling, that we were always reacting. On the positive side, we maintained a position between 6 and 9 for most of the season, and if it were not for an unimpressive ending to the season, we could actually have finished in the playoffs. A position we held until the last round of the season. After intake day Mel Davison raised the offensive quality noticeably. But the overall feeling is that we still lack the general quality to compete in this division. A very respectable cup performance again. Team - We lost Annan, our best offensive player after eight games. This affected our offensive noticeably, but the arrival of Mel Davison bodes well. He played regularly in the last part of the season. Our best striker Coulson have been unhappy all season due to the quality of the defensive players. So he will leave at the end of the season. At 33 and having scored only 9 league goals to the 19 last season, it is a smaller issue than it would have been at the start of the season. But we might lack some goals next season. Jack Johnson, our right back is the player who has improved most this season. He looks like a decent quality right back for years to come in this division. Sean Smith from last years intake played 18 games this season and did ok. He could develop into a decent midfielder at this level. Our two young striker Emanuel Kalu, a fast, technical player and Panos Panagiotou will spearhead our attack next season aided by the talented Mel Davison. Facilities - At the end of last season and this season I managed with threats to get improvements to Junior Coaching and Youth Recruitment. This resulted in a very impressive intake this year. So I am very positive going forward. With the quality and potential of the incoming players, we will be able to build a competitive squad in this division over time. Moreover, this season we played our home games at a stadion in Goole near Kingston-Upon-Hull due to our own stadium not living up to league requirements. This has promted our board to begin construction plans of a new stadium. Youth Intake - A strong intake. The investments paid off. Mel Davison (At intake | End of Season) looks like a real talent and raised our offensive threat from day one. Robbie Harris will be our left back in the coming years. Due to the investments in youth recruitment our positive balance is decreasing. So no recruitment investments going forward, but I believe we can build a competitive squad with the current intake quality. And no transfers. Goal next season: Consolidate. Improve current players such that it can become more comfortable.
  8. Hi @optimusprimal82 It looks fine. Good luck in England. Edit: You should go to the Season Preview of the Vanarama National League North and South to find the promoted teams after holidaying. Otherwise, you can visit these sites: Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Central Evo-Stik Southern Premier League South Bostik League Premier Division
  9. Wait, what?! After more than a season out of contract, you decide to leave us out of the blue...? OK. I have feared this since his contract ran out. It will be interesting to see how the team will cope. He was our best offensive player, and I have no player even close to as good to take over.
  10. Scarborough Athletic FC (England) Season 1 - 2019/20 A very decent midtable finish and a respectable showing in the FA Cup. League (Results 1 | Results 2 | Results 3 | Cups) - 10th in our first season in the Vanarama National League North was more than we could hope for. Very good start. I started optimistically with a tactic, I have used in Chile and Colombia with great success, but it turned out, that the tactic did not fit to the ability of my players. After six games, I switched to a simple 4-4-2, and since that we stabilized. We were not very good or very bad and avoided long losing streaks. Also satisfied to reach the first round of the FA Cup. Ended up as Manager of the Year as well. Team - We lack some ability and quality in general. Two of my best players are my 32 year old striker Michael Coulson who had a strong season once he recovered from an injury and Will Annan who has been out of contract the entire season. When Coulson retires and/or we lose Annan, I am worried what might become of this squad because we have no one nearly good enough to take over for either. Other players from the spine of my team are Ross Killock and Matty Dixon. Facilities - No upgrades. But we will move into a new, rented stadium for next season. Finances - Our decent attendances and our low wage bill, means that the finances are decent. I am a bit worried what effect the new stadium in Kingston-Upon-Hull might mean for our main source of income gate receipts next year. Youth Intake - OK youth intake. Peter Walker looks good. Unfortunately no beast of a striker. Goal next season: Survive again. Better intake facilities.
  11. Scarborough Athletic FC (England) Season 0 - 2018/19 Edit: Sorry to bump the other FM18 variant of this thread. Didn't pay attention. Having enjoyed this challenge with BSC Glasgow in Scotland in FM17 and Ards Rangers in Northern Ireland in FM18, the time has come for another attempt - this time in FM19. (Hopefully this will be more successful than with South Shields FC.) I had an enjoyable game with Scarborough all the way back in Championship Manager 93/94 taking them to Premier League. So meet the new manager of reformed Scarborough Athletic FC. Short term goal: Survive in the Vanarama National League North.
  12. Scarborough Athletic FC (England) Season 0 - 2018/19 Having enjoyed this challenge with BSC Glasgow in Scotland in FM17 and Ards Rangers in Northern Ireland in FM18, the time has come for another attempt - this time in FM19. I had an enjoyable game with Scarborough all the way back in Championship Manager 93/94 taking them to Premier League. So meet the new manager of reformed Scarborough Athletic FC. Short term goal: Survive in the Vanarama National League North.
  13. Hi @Ed Hewison Yes, I can. Once the season is finished at my club (have played all matches in First and Second Phase). Perhaps there is no issue at all. Sorry, if I have wasted your time. Maybe it is just not clear to me, how to access the Colombian First Division screen once the First or Second Phase is in progess. Best regards
  14. Maybe this is not a bug. But I cannot find a Season Preview Option in the Overview menu of the Colombian First Division: It is present for the second division though. Is this working as intended? Thanks in advance. BR
  15. My defensive corner setup is this: Now, this has worked fine in Chile, but after I got a job in Colombia, the teams have started to use this attacking combination against me at every corner: (Opponent is grey, I am yellow) Number 8 is lurking quite far from the penalty area near the corner taker. He receives the ball and has free space to sprint into the penalty area, creating a dangerous situation every time. My number 11 cannot intervene, and my three players on the front post (27, 14 and 24) are not quick enough to intercept him. Now, I can put a player in the red circle, but other than that, I have no option to set up such that I can counter the number 8. Is this really correct? Can anything be done? Thanks.
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