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  1. I didn't say leave them as a free agent indefinately, when they reach 35-36 I have no issue with players hanging up their boots for good.
  2. I never suggested they go somewhere else as a free agent, I made the point that they retire from playing altogether.
  3. I have raised this issue with the guys at FM countless times to the point where I now find it pointless, I also made the point that even if a player retires what seems too early they should be left in the free agent catagory incase a manager tries to tempt them out of retirement, its a bit of a joke that the guys at FM feel they know who would retire at 31,32,33 even when they still get regular games and 1-2 years left on their contract, it would be interesting to ask those particular players their thoughts on wether they would retire so early in real life (unless they picked up a career ending injury of course).
  4. This isn't anything specific to my team, so in my 6 seasons managing 3 different clubs (1 Premier League, 1 Championship and 1 La Liga) you think it's just "unlucky" or "coincidence" that not a single team across 3 different leagues (2 seasons per team) have managed to score a direct free kick (for or against)!!, I do wonder what people read on these forums as everyone seems to be of the opinion that comments are complaints that your own team don't do things yet my comments are about improving the game (for and against my team)
  5. Haaaaahaaaaa you actually interpret my comment as "I want every shot to go in" and that I want to remove shooting off target!!, you never think I am making a general point of terrible shooting both for and against my team, yeah your right I want every shot to go in for and against and let every game finish 20-20 haaahaaa!!, people that just accept any old rubbish and go down with a whimper frustrate the hell out of me. Just watch todays games for example, how many shots will go wide but within the frame of the 6 yard box and how many nearly hit the corner flag!
  6. Wow!! the list of errors in game on FM18 is frankly embarrassing, the 2 glaringly biggest errors are shooting & free kicks. I have never in my life seen such an array of terrible shooting, even players with the highest shooting attributes in the game are awful at hitting the target. In the grand scheme of things in real life the majority of off target shots cross the by-line within the parameter of the six yard box (this is a 6 yard either side of the goal posts room for error), there is certainly an extremely limited number of shots that are closer to the corner flag than the goal but in FM it is vice versa!!, you have to go along way to see a shot go 18 yards wide in real life!. My other point on the biggest in game errors are free kicks and the pointless nature of them in FM18, I am currently on my 6th season of my current save and have yet to see a free kick scored (either for or against), it is infact extremely rare they even hit the target. Again even the players with the highest free kick taking attributes are woeful at taking them. These are areas of FM that must be improved as it renders the game an embarrassment.
  7. Yeah I see where your coming from but I have tried to pick out examples of players who retired un injured and where playing a minimum squad rotation role for their club the season prior to their retirement. I have absolutely no problem with players hanging up their boots at 35,36 as is generally the norm. I saw a perfect example of this in real life with Darren Fletcher this week, 33 years old, contract expiring and joins Stoke City on a 2 year deal, FM would have pensioned him off for sure. I hope this is a popular grumble and it makes FM take note and rectify it for FM18, it is so frustrating especially after I scouted a particular player for 6 months ready to sign him only to find out he has inexplicably hung up his boots.
  8. Interesting idea, you mean to continue on a theme (eg. Maldini #3 and Baresi #6 at AC Milan) ?
  9. These are facts I have encountered playing FM not my opinion, I have had fun and will continue to have fun playing FM whilst constructively trying to help SI make the game better and more realistic year on year, obviously some people don't like that!
  10. That "logic" is nonsense!, players are retiring at the end of a season in which they are still active and there is no need to load more leagues as playable when my current save doesn't have the MLS or Chinese Super League as playable but various players still go there, the clubs are still active whether the league is playable or not!
  11. I'm completely fine with any player retiring from playing post 35 years of age, I'm sure if FM carried out a poll of real life players and asked them if they see themselves retiring un injured at 31,32,33 they would be highly insulted as any pro wants to keep playing as long as their bodies will allow. It annoys me when I have scouted a player for 6 months or so with the intention of signing him only for FM to randomly decide that because he only played 10-15 games in a season he will retire at 31,32,33. I don't understand their logic behind it, why do all the leg work to detail their profiles so finely just to cast them aside when they are no longer a key or first team player, just leave them be as a free agent until they are 35/36 or maybe increase the option to be player/coaches for 1-2 seasons until they hang up their boots. I'm 100% sure a poll of players will prove FM to be just plain wrong in pensioning players off so early and I'd love to see an explanation of their logic behind this ludicrous feature (it is fast becoming a deal breaker for me personally)
  12. In my opinion far too many players are retiring from the game far too early, time and time again we see players at 30,31,32,33 retiring just because for 6 months or one season they struggled to get a game!, this just would not happen in reality as players would seek a new club either at the same level or drop down a level to find regular football. Barring a single career ending injury or persistent injuries over a longer period players that I have seen retire too early for example David Luiz, James Milner and Dries Mertens to name a few simply would not retire from the game at 32/33 years of age. It is ludicrous to say these kind of players wouldn't be able to find a new club and I think FM attempting to predict player retirements is just plain wrong, leave them be until they are at least 35 years of age or more for a GK (even floating around as a free agent if a club doesn't come along instantly), they don't have to officially hang up their boots and become staff so young.
  13. Agree 100%, people that reload after a bad result are only cheating themselves but I play the game as it should be and understand the peaks and troughs of sport in general not just football, I simply don't want to be tied to having to complete 2,3,4 matches each time I load the game, as you probably notice I sometimes have trouble deciding which club to take charge of so run 2 or 3 simultaneously 🙈
  14. The minefield that is "opinions", to me the real life fixture list is as pointless as introducing re-gens into a game 2-3 seasons long but people have the option to use them or not, I'm merely asking for the same option with re-gens
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