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  1. Rules: Players who are 18 on 1st January of that season can move freely between teams. Players 19 or older can only be registered for one of the squads so you have to make a decision. If a player over that age starts in the first team and plays over 10 games, they can't be shifted to the B team in the registration windows. I don't think there's a limit to the number of 18 or under players you can/can't register. Edit - I'm not sure if this is the correct implementation of real life to be honest, I think I've seen someone saying somewhere it's not correct in the game
  2. I feel like there are quite a few bugs with this area...I think the wages thing is because you're negotiating it as Athletic Club manager, and they seem to respond based on Athletic's reputation rather than the B team or C team reputation. In the end I just delegated all hiring/firing/contract responsibilities for b and c team to an appropriate staff member (e.g. technical director I think I used). I still controlled hiring the manager for the B team but that was about it. Any good players i have in those squads are training with the first team anyway
  3. Haha, I've got double this in the bank Abramovich...go away.
  4. Everyone, let me introduce to you Ignacio Pena. He may not look like much, but let me elaborate. This warrior of the Basque Country has been playing for my C team for 9 years (screenshots are from 2030), on a youth contract at 25 years old (he turns 26 in two weeks time). No one has picked him up on a free, he's just cracked on, happy with his lot in life earning a sturdy 90GBP per week for his full time footballing career. He's wanted at the moment, so I'm hoping he gets a great move. He's never asked to leave, never asked for a new deal, he's just a happy man and lives everyday for representing Athletic Club C Team. Hero.
  5. I just found a 25 year old in my C team who I had just left there years ago and no one has taken him on a free transfer... he's still on a youth contract Poor guy has been playing for us for 9 years on 90GBP per week haha.
  6. So if his attributes haven’t changed he has not gotten worse as a player, simply your coach opinion has changed. If you compare to your other striker how does his attributes and polygon look? Are they similar or does he look better worse? How does that compare to star rating? Either way, star ratings are a useful indicator but not a good sole basis for transfers and squad selections.
  7. Yeah of course You only get basque Spanish really, the occasional French basque does pop up but it’s rare
  8. Have his attributes declined? Otherwise your staff simply got it wrong. His attributes don’t look world class to me albeit he’s very good. Star ratings are subjective so if his attributes haven’t changed it would just be a staff opinion issue
  9. I’ve not personally but I think my idea for next year will be to do youth academy only, unless the player is over 21 or 22 for example. So Sociedad and Osasuna young players have to be developed by their academy before I can sign them. I find it a bit too easy to sign talented youth players from rivals to be honest so might try that for a bit of added difficulty. Or just to youth only. It would be fun with Athletic with a quality academy anyway
  10. If you’ve had a big reputation boost quickly teams are likely just playing more defensively against you and leaving less gaps, so it’ll seem different. You can likely work it through via your tactics
  11. Yep I have this annoyance with James Maddison. Signed him on my Villa save, I’m almost certain I removed the promises but perhaps I missed it. Anyway, he plays the full season for me in central midfield, on cm(a), we win the league which was a huge over achievement. End of the season and he kicks off about not playing an ap role, and no convincing will work, he wants to leave. This attracts interest from United who make a fairly weak offer for him, non-negotiable which I reject. He then comes to me saying he’s disappointed because United could offer more money and he wants the move, so I ask him how much he wants. We agree a figure and I proceed to contract negotiations, settle on a new deal etc and I think it’s over. Oh no...he comes back a few days later and rejects the contract, then complains that I didn’t keep my promise to give him a new deal. Yeah ok mate.
  12. I think these issues always stem from seeing the PA values under the hood. The game does a pretty good job overall at making coach reports somewhat unreliable, even with the best reporting available. As an example, here’s a screenshot from my youth development save, this was some time ago and the players in this shot are all 25+ now so I’ve no issue checking their actual PA values as it makes no difference to my game. These star ratings are for a strong Champions League level club for reference. So someone at 4 gold stars is going to be roughly 155-170CA as a rough guide, obviously not exactly but thereabouts. Of the top 9 on that list (3 gold star potential and above), the highest PA is 158, lowest is 128. One of them is now a regular starter for me, most others have either been sold, released or similar and there’s one other squad player on here too. Mikel Simon had the highest potential, but had an awful personality and I couldn’t develop it enough sadly. Clearly here my very good coaches have a reasonable amount of uncertainty over player potential given the variety of star ratings comparable to actual PA. This is what makes the game exciting, you don’t know for sure who will and won’t develop. Your in game coaches not being 100% sure of a players developmental potential is absolutely key, they’re mostly on the right lines but not always right. Now put that at a lower league club and you’ll likely never know how much potential your players have for sure due to the uncertainty around the staff reports, you’ve just gotta roll with the punches. Fixed PA gives an ultimate best level a player can reach, the challenge is getting an accurate fixed PA for real players as this will always be opinion. The researchers have to make their best judgement here. If you don’t like their rating then just use the editor to play the game how you want based on your opinion.
  13. I don’t see any contradiction here? He’s saying that once you start a save that is it’s own world that develops and changes over time in its own way/path, and that you can’t retrospectively dump updated real world data into it at a later point
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