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mark1985

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  1. Generally not if you just take the national team. The quality of regens is hardcoded into the game (although can be amended in the editor) although the quality of youth recruitment (generally the better this is, the better your youth intake will be), youth training, training facilities (across the domestic leagues), quality of coaching and strength of the domestic league (improved by continental success) has an effect on how the young players progress. If you have the facilities at a high level across the country plus high levels of youth coaching, a decent sized population (more players to draw from) and teams from a competitive league progressing in Europe competitions, then your young players are more likely to achieve their potential (although this is not an exact science). These youngsters will then help the national team be more competitive over time, although sadly Andorra will never be the next Brazil. Obviously if the national team progresses well in competitions then this helps the players develop as well
  2. The last time I even had the internet on my laptop was to download FM16, it's that buggy! It's not even on it the background (wifi is disconnected) so no idea how/why it happened. Thanks though, I will let you know.
  3. Thanks for that. Does this require my computer to be online though, as my laptop is old and buggy and whilst it generally runs fine offline, it's awful and barely works when online? Really should get a new one but saving up for a wedding and moving abroad means it's kinda low down the list at the mo...
  4. The fact that the game is so addictive is why I tolerate steam. When I moved abroad for a while, steam refused to connect to any internet service apart from 2. 1 was work, 1 was the pub. I either had the choice of trying to get steam working whilst as work or down the pub just so I could play at home. I hate steam...
  5. Me and a friend reported something from FM11 to them a few years back. Still waiting for that reply...
  6. Happening to me too. The last the internet was even on on my laptop was to download FM16 many moons ago. Does this changing the date work? Don't want to faff around with that every time...
  7. Don't know if this is the right place, but having problem loading up FM16. Loading it up from steam (as usual), steam is offline (as usual) but this time a box saying 'completing installation 0%' and then a minute or so later a box saying 'the steam servers are too busy to handle your request for Football Manager 2016. Error code (3) ). As my laptop is always offline (as it's quite old and the internet is kinda buggy on it and doesn't load a single web page), it shouldn't need to update steam and shouldn't know there are any updates. Nor should it try to conect to the internet (the last time I went online was to download FM16 a few years ago). Apart from FM, DVDs and the odd adult video off my flash drive, my laptop isn't used for anything. Any ideas?
  8. Don't know if this is the right place, but having problem loading up FM16. Loading it up from steam (as usual), steam is offline (as usual) but this time a box saying 'completing installation 0%' and then a minute or so later a box saying 'the steam servers are too busy to handle your request for Football Manager 2016. Error code (3) ). As my laptop is always offline (as it's quite old and the internet is kinda buggy on it and doesn't load a single web page), it shouldn't need to update steam and shouldn't know there are any updates. Nor should it try to conect to the internet (the last time I went online was to download FM16 a few years ago). Apart from FM, DVDs and the odd adult video off my flash drive, my laptop isn't used for anything. Any ideas?
  9. Bad Habbits

    My laptop is getting on a bit as well and occasionally loses power in a few minutes or just doesn't charge itself when plugged in (which I recently discovered 5 minutes from the end of an episode of Game of Thrones, hence the slightly OTT saving...
  10. Finances: grants

    To be fair, I wouldn't be complaining...
  11. Bad Habbits

    I started doing it after my favourite save became corrupted and I lost it without any back ups. Kinda became a habit! Going a whole season without conceding is ridiculous at any level of football. I've had 1 unbeaten season in the Swiss 5th tier and that was it.
  12. Haha Mine is high tempo with short passing and it's what I base most of my tactics on. Either that, or either 4-1-3-2 and 4-3-1-2 depending on my squad
  13. Is this weird?

    Nope. Not weird. I've apparently talked about FM in my sleep...
  14. I have the 'rough guide to European football' book from about 20 years ago and they're mentioned in there. I started a French save once and wanted to start in the 4th tier, but you can't choose to manage a team from there. You can only manage there if your team gets relegated there and you keep your job (I think...), or you have a fiddle with the editor...
  15. Isn't there a team called Endoume in Marseilles as well?
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