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  1. My English was mis-worded and now you're taking it to stupid levels. I should have made it clearer for you that I didn't mean, for example, league 1. I've since explained what I meant. So deal with it or don't add to the thread, your choice.
  2. This is from experience from being with clubs of varying wealth. I'm obviously not talking about League One clubs so don't come in here with your condescending BS please. amd that goes for both of you. I'm not attacking your precious game so calm down. I'm talking whether the club is super wealthy or just of average finance. If I want the player to accept a lower app.fee then I have to significantly increase the agent and signing on fee to a unsustainable level. For Spurs I offered Wilfried a good contract but the app fee being demanded was £15k and he wouldn't budge. for PSG Wanyama demanded £40k, despite being a squad rotation player and being offered 80k p/wk. I can count 5 other examples of this from varying clubs, and negotiations don't get far when the agent walks out after 3 rounds Again, leave your BS by the door, this is not an attack or hyperbole, so stop reading it as such.
  3. The demands for appearance fees are getting silly. Regardless of club, wealth, player, squad status - players always ask for ridiculous appearance fees. I'm talking £15k minimum. Anyone else?
  4. Counter is NOT defensive. I've been using it all season with Sociedad, and with amendments elsewhere it's incredibly proactive.
  5. I watch EVERY game on full, even if I don't want to. Sometimes it's laborious but this is a football management sim and if i'm not going to watch the games then really what is the point? I want to witness what I have worked on, whether I'm winning or getting spanked. Also, I really feel that you can only know what's happening if the game is on full. You get to see things work and see things not work.
  6. You forgot Francisco Cerro. Awesome midfielder, just bought for my Real Sociedad side.
  7. Me too. There's no option to do so and therefore we have to wait until it expires by which time none of the concerned parties are interested
  8. Thanks Yes it went to competent after the 1st season had ended, didn't know whether this was normal. So as for 2/3, there's not really any benefit or detriment either way?
  9. I'm on July 1st, pre-season has started and no fixture list has been released. Does anyone know when they do it? Kindof unsettling when I need to plan pre-season :confused:
  10. In my first season I had only one Tactic in the menu - Everything was left neutral(mentality, philosophy etc). It was all fluid by I think the second game of the season. 1) Why has this gone to just 'Competent' before I have started my second pre-season? 2) What is the deal with adding 3 tactics of the same formation but different philosophies? For example, having 3 different 4-5-1's with one as 'Control', one 'Counter' and so on. Does this benefit at all, or will it mean taking alot longer to achieve fluency in all three variations? 3) Or, should I just have one tactic in my menu, and utilise it how I wish before each game.
  11. I say restart and concentrate on the youth system BTW It looks like my finances are screwed long term. I've basically asked the board to buy the stadium and build new training facilities. Add that to the banks loan I'm payng every month and it looks quite bad. Only 8m euro to spend this summer
  12. They have a buy back clause IRL, for that amount. That's why Bayer try and get you to pay a huge fee on a player they wouldn't sell to anyone other than Real.
  13. He's better offensively/physically, but lacks the determination of Villa and also Villa is better in the air, which was a problem for my Sociedad side. However Angel spent the season on loan so obviously would prefer him. Thanks
  14. Just a quicky - Should I buy Jose Angel or Didac Villa? Both same cost, both same wages etc. For anyone that knows, please respond!
  15. Yes Had thought about doing this myself, but glad you did. Are you a Rosenborg supporter?
  16. Having three different variation(in mentality/passing etc) of the same formation in your tactics - is it even necessary?
  17. The ones I get annoyed with are the amount fo corners and passing back when the counter is on.
  18. Just a quick line about the summer break! We've already bought in Nacer Chadli and Estigaribbia for the coming season, and due to wage structure which has been significantly increased over the season, plus budgets, it's unlikely there will be anymore buys unless I can sell. I am desperate to bring in Angel on a permanent, though it looks unlikely at present. My other target is Cerro, a great battling midfielder from Velez, and a centre back. I'll be looking to the loan market again.
  19. I know these are large posts and probably no-one is reading, but deal with it Seasons stand out performers: Honourable mentions go to these lads:
  20. Los Txuri-Urdin/Chase for the promised land As I mentioned earlier, I had to reload after I finished the season in 4th because I saved over my file. So I restarted before the Granada game. I won 3-1. Due to that result I believed I would coast the rest. I was wrong. Our form had become truly inconsistent since the losing our lead to Malaga in the last minute. That was followed by another late capitulation at Rayo. Everytime we had lost this season we had responded with a victory, and so when we fell to Atletico Madrid I knew that something had disappeared from the squad. There were concentration issues which led to amateurish mistakes and dire consequences. I lost my temper with the boys on two occasions and gave them a carefully placed hairdryer treatment on full heat, but more or less had to be patient with them, fearing that they would become more error prone. We would go ahead, sometimes by 2 goals or more, only to prove incapable of keeping it tight at the back. Our once magnificent defensive unit now looked disjointed, and I was seriously worrying about how far the consequences of this collapse would reach. No-one expected a top four finish, but I always had it in my mind that we could do it. At one point before April we were sitting comfortably in third. Was it complacency? We were essentially locked in a three way battle for 4th place with Malaga and our Basque brothers, Athletic Bilbao. I became determined that we would not let our brilliant work count for nothing, and although Europa League would have been a good achievement I was adamant that we kept our eye on the prize. It came down to the wire. Having beaten Granada I was determined to go to Seville and get a result. We went ahead but once again collapsed. Next was a home tie against Real Madrid - When it came to it, we simply had to get a result. Nothing less than a point would do. Miraculously we managed it despite being dominated for 90 minutes. Our last game was an away tie with Deportivo, who were fighting for their La Liga status. They had to win to stay up. We had to win to get 4th. A draw was no good because Athletic were destined to get a result against Rayo. Even if they drew and we lost, then Athletic's superior goal difference would have seen them in 4th, so 3 points were vital. I knew Malaga would have to get a win at Barcelona to overtake us, so It was between the Basque teams. Things didn't start well with Depor scoring midway through the first half. I doubted my teams ability to turn the deficit around. We looked shaky and Depor were closing us down, forcing us to lose the ball. We couldn't create chances. I told them at H/T to go out and give it their best for the away fans. If we weren't going to the promised land, I wanted us to fall in a blaze of glory. When I heard that Munain had put Athletic ahead on the hour mark I told them to take their time and work themselves back into the game - the break came when Pardo lifted a free kick into the box on 55 minutes. Aggirexte's sheer determination for the club saw him battle the ball past two players in the box and angle it home. We were still in this, but for the next 20 minutes looked unlikely to make it count. Then 5 minutes from time, Estrada pinged a deep cross to the far post, and Grizz roamed into the box like a bull and headed it past the keeper into the far corner! The next 5-10 minutes were torturous and frantic, and I ordered them to keep possession. I didn't want the ball anywhere near our box. When the final whistle went I knew that we had done it; A great feat from a wonderful set of players. We were also the ONLY team to not lose a home match all season. Barca were obviously unstoppable this season, and Real faltered at the last. Jose said goodbye to Spain with a tonking by their rivals Copa Del Rey This unfortunately had become an afterthought and inconvenience. Why it has to take place before the season ends I have no idea. This was my third game in 7 days, and with injuries, fitness and our minds on the league, we could only turn up and hope for the best. Against superior, fitter opposition, we did well keep the score down.
  21. Mine bought in some quality young players so....so far so good. Cyborg - you can actually tell him to accept only minimum amounts on players. You can tell him to sell for the players value or for any price via the unwanted list.
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