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    I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have London pay for that wall. Mark my words.

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  1. Happy with VAR but I've yet to see a goal actually count .. is it possible? I know in real life it almost certainly skews to "no", and I have no issue with the decisions being made. ... But do any of these goals actually get awarded? I don't remember any in 333 hours of play heh
  2. Out of interest what would you say that can't be covered in the usual pre-match meeting?
  3. I don't think in reality or in the game many players are grounded or humble enough to admit they're simply not better than another one picked ahead of them. They always want football, and not being picked for a competition is, short of injury or being released, simply one of the more emotional things a player can undergo. I think I prefer this to a player saying "you know, you're right - I'm not good enough". IMO that is unrealistic - and sometimes reality is unrealistic
  4. I've had this as treble-winning Liverpool and VVD wants to leave for Monaco - I was surprised, but I saw somewhere it was for "family reasons", which makes sense as it's not 100% about football. I mean, if they're a foreign player, don't know the language as well, these seem to be factors the game uses (usually they will explain why in the initial conversation) Short of release clauses - I've simply refused to let players leave. They hate me for it, but game time + winning things = happy players. I don't think I'd agree that it's very common... and I've cleared up the urge by offering a valuable contract renewal... but there are sometimes reasons behind it which make more sense than simply footballing reasons; and as a manager, I'd advise exploring how far you'd go to keep someone. Ask your captain to intervene, for one. But don't stop the club for one player.
  5. It hasn't changed place, but players won't talk to you if they are unhappy with you. There is usually a status button on the squad or tactic screen, but if you've made him unhappy the option will vanish as he's blanking you! I wonder, since you mentioned it's an under performing player, if you've already had a negative conversation for the player where he disagreed and spat his dummy out? Easy way to find out if this is so and solve - choose another player, your captain for example, and see if there is a "speak about teammate" option - if the player in question has an issue your captain might be able to talk to them FOR you and solve it, removing the block. .. Players are prissy primadonnas
  6. No. Half time is when I either resurrect my team or when I demand they do more. I cannot fathom saying nothing - it's like throwing away one of the more directly powerful ways to address your whole squad. I have some sort of sick exploitation of Liverpool's mentality going on. We might be winning by 2 or 3 to nil and I'll ALWAYS say I'm not happy or want to see more. And they always get fired up. As to how to get them to this point? Think about what effect, positive or negative, an option is likely to have - put yourself in the shoes of a footballer who wants to do better cause they almost all do - and make sure to choose the right tone for the intent, eg. "Passionate: I believe you have got what it takes". Remember it is a squad game. You're not just talking to your primadonna striker. The shouts system is great for getting the best out of players (I "demand more" and "show some passion" and barely anything else) And another note on morale. Playing time seems to cure almost all psychological ills and grievances (don't worry about losses for the players' sakes as long as you remember you can confront them about poor or praiseworthy performances). I've even had players who handed in transfer requests change their mind just because they're being used. After they stop talking to me - which probably helps And if a player breaks out from the pack negatively - and it's not something you can otherwise do something about, which is a short list - consider asking if they're really right for the club. The whole dynamics layer has a huge effect on how their morale develops and it is naive to think the only factor in a transfer is footballing ability.
  7. The coach relationship is on the player's overview As for the players relationships I can't find them anywhere
  8. Basically yeah the player should understand the rules that you can't register a player for two CL teams in one season. What were his complaints? I think this is something you might be able to deal with in dialogue (haha, I'd love to be able to tell a player he's being stupid). I think you'll need a screenshot of this, or the save game can be dragged and dropped to their cloud, just post what you have saved it as https://oc.sigames.com/owncloud/index.php/s/Kzvhd0MdU3v4Nv4
  9. How would you determine somebody's "natural" ability, out of interest? With the caveat you can only observe, not change anything....
  10. Natural to me implies, like it says - it's there already. You're born with it. And you'd think in 90% of cases, if you're a natural position, and you're getting into professional football, somebody would find it. (And I'm sure it happens with players who only find their true role out later - like in life! You might be a natural pianist, but if you never try, you won't know!) I think it's only right you can't fake being born with something - but not to say that someone who has grafted, continues to graft, at an "Accomplished" level isn't as good or even superior. (The difference may indeed be the effort; unless you're hung up on pure numbers, in FM I think you can train an Accomplished player to be one of the greats) I find no problem with Natural not being something you can work towards - as long as Accomplished has high ceilings. I don't think, with the right training, approach, and ability, there would be much difference between Natural and Accomplished at all. Certainly, when I use an Accomplished player I find it is possible to get top-drawer performances out of them. Accomplished isn't nothing. I tend to think it's just a different route to the same place.
  11. I'm in the PL. Anyway I'm off for the night, need to get into something else. Heh. A bug gets confirmed and people come out saying "it doesn't affect me!" Sure I've done that plenty of times. Well good for you - why aren't you busy playing?
  12. Understood and agreed, but I only started mass-resting as a last resort, when I already had 7 players injured... (I did look after my main striker with lots of rest since I bought him, but he's literally one of the only players not to get an issue, so it doesn't seem like it's rest either) Look, there's an issue, I'm glad it's OK for you but it's not for me, and you don't seem to be doing anything I haven't tried! I think I will have to wait. My team isn't even top of the injury table! So it does seem to be something beyond just what the user can control...
  13. Maybe, but my schedule is packed with rest and recuperation days, I send them all on rests for days at a time, I am juggling three totally different tactics... And I just had to ragequit cause my winger got taken off with an injury, then my striker, then a midfielder... all in the first half! I have 7 players out injured as it is... Time to park this game for tonight lest I injure myself!!
  14. Xherdan Shaqiri did a magic bicycle kick all LFC fans will remember! But it doesn't seem to be a PPM!
  15. Same. I also don't think Rest all players is working (I've raised it) I'm changing lots of my training to Recovery to cope
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