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  1. During my Queen's Park save, I signed Leon King on loan from Rangers, a centre back by trade but is rated by the game as being an accomplished defensive midfielder.

    With that in mind, I signed him to play as a defensive midfielder and have done so in seven games since he signed (six starts, one sub appearance). 

    However, he has developed a minor issue which the game has labelled "Playing in weak position". Surely this should only be appearing if a player is getting played in a position that they are not down as being able to play at all, or at the very least one that is down as makeshift, awkward or at most unconvincing - certainly not one where the player is rated as being accomplished?

    The only reason I can think that this might be the case is that the conditions of the loan asked me to play him as a centre back (Rangers were unwilling to compromise on this), though if this is the case I would imagine that the issue should be taken up with me by Rangers as opposed to King himself. If not, then I imagine it would be easier to label the player's concern as "thinks manager is going against conditions of loan" for example.

    Nevertheless, I have uploaded a save from when I first noticed the player's concern in order for this to be reviewed - it should be down as "leon king position.fm".

  2. Halifax

    Once again, Phil Hughes is no longer the assistant manager and hasn't been for a good year now. Slightly concerning that this is still the case despite being flagged up during last year's beta. Chris Millington should be down as the assistant instead.

    Stuart Peacock should not be down as a director, having resigned from the board in July 2019.

    Matt McArdle should not be down as the club's physio, having left at the end of the 2018/19 season. 

    Joe Sargison should be down as a coach, having joined the club this pre-season (he is already in the database so no need to create him)

    Goalkeeping coach Paul Oakes, fitness coach Adam Simpson and head of sports science Aaron Scholes are all missing.

    Jacob Hanson is no longer at the club, having left today for Curzon Ashton (though I imagine this is just a case of the deal missing the data lock)

    Danny Williams should be down as an accomplished at left back at the very least, having spent half of last season and all of this season so far playing there. To compensate, I would reduce his capability of playing as a central midfielder, as a central attacking midfielder or as a striker, positions that he is yet to play for us. 

    Jeff King should be down as an accomplished right back at the very least, having played in that position from January onwards. To compensate, his capability of playing central roles should be reduced having rarely (if at all) played there for the club.

    Jamie Allen's appearances for Montserrat last season are missing.


  3. I think it should be possible to set a preferred assistant manager for managers in the database, resulting in said manager trying to bring in their preferred assistant whenever possible. I don't think managers bringing their assistant with them to new clubs or countries that they start managing happens often enough - think the only example of it happening naturally is Jurgen Klopp bringing Zeljko Buvac with him to Man City on my most recent save.

    Other than that, I haven't really seen it take place at all. For example, current Port Vale manager Neil Aspin has had Lee Nogan as his assistant manager since his time managing Halifax, having brought him to both Gateshead and Vale as well, yet in game Aspin just doesn't seem to bring Nogan with him whenever he gets a new job despite Nogan being in his favoured personnel. Another example is Billy Heath - he and Mark Carroll having been working together since 2002 at Bridlington, Frickley, Hall Road Rangers, North Ferriby, Halifax and Alfreton, but Heath does not attempt to bring Carroll with him whenever he gets a new job despite Carroll being in his favoured personnel.

  4. 42 minutes ago, DalyBhoy said:

    Catalonian independence is uncertain, why don't SI introduce outcomes which range from continuation of the footballing status quo, to Catalonia becoming independant and Barcelona joining the English Premier League.

    Because we know it's certain that Brexit's happening, just the outcome of it isn't clear yet (hence the wide range of outcomes possible on FM). Meanwhile, it's still unclear as to whether Catalonian independence is happening or not.

  5. 26 minutes ago, michaeltmurrayuk said:

    That's what it looks like from the screenshots/video - though it could be (and I expect it is as scouts don't have access to a players true PA) the scouts opinion of the CA/PA - so if he gives a rating of 60 depending on how good the scout is his CA might range from 100-130 or 75-150 etc... Or it could be even rougher - all Leading Champ rated players get a value of 60, then Decent Prem get 70, good Prem 80, Leading Prem 90, World Class 100 etc... So you only have the same information as before but in number format.

    (Bare in mind - I don't have any more information than you do - this is just speculation based on the video/screenshots in the thread, we'll likely have to wait until release when we get hands on the game to see how it actually works).

    From what I understand it's how much the scout recommends the player out of 100, not a number that's half of the CA or PA.

  6. Seems like a good idea, though I hope it doesn't end up killing managing below the Conference North. Spending stupid money to find out about North West Counties League players through a scouting package for the league when you manage a team in the North East Counties League for example could end up financially crippling a club very quickly.

  7. Only ever seen it develop from 'Feels the two of you could become friends' once, and that was on FM14 when I ended up in Nigel Clough's favoured personnel. No idea why though, cause I don't remember particularly praising him that much.

    Some great ideas here though.

  8. 3 hours ago, phnompenhandy said:

    Monitoring FC Romania, I notice that whilst they start off with 100% Romanians, they bring in English players. By the third season there are very few Romanians in the full squad :(

    It may be because I don't have Romania loaded up in my save though.

    Since part-time teams like FC Romania are unable to sign players from abroad on FM, sadly there is no way to correctly replicate FC Romania in game.

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