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Everything posted by santy001

  1. So with how it works, you made the money last season and you pay the tax on it this season. The news articles telling you about tax bills or such typically refer to what it will be over the coming year. Personally I don't know if FM has it set country by country, or just uses a flat rate, but for Denmark the rate is 22%. So paying £213,000 corporation tax on £45m revenues would never have been right. However, 22% of £25m (which it seems your profits were) is around £5.5m. It's the nature of how tax works, some tax like the NI contributions will be tied to what you're actually spending right now on wages. Whereas the corporation tax will lag behind to the following season.
  2. Have you made money? Looking at the increase in expenditure, it does suggest you've had quite a bit of money coming in. Corporation tax is based on the money the club is making, NI Employer would effectively be the tax tied to your wage bill.
  3. There's also the very real argument that if say you take of Guardiola and instead start playing 10 men back, long ball to a big targetman up top are you really playing Guardiola?
  4. Are you not capable of applying a bit of thought to a situation then? Because either you look and see its still not resolved and just conclude "ah unfortunately they must not have been able to resolve this yet" or you look and see its not resolved and conclude "ah they've done this to spite me, and won't even be honest about it" Also, @rockpie I've edited your post. The decisions made on how long a public beta are available for, whether it can be done or not isn't a decision for an individual you can throw an "@" on the forums.
  5. One thing I can foresee is that the onus on testing this would actually fall on the researchers. To test this on a global level, it would be too time consuming and it would need to be tested repeatedly with each update to the data. There's the tricky issue to resolve of players going to leagues where they then become marked not for inclusion, due to licensing reasons. Personally to me it looks like the majority of the barriers lie away from technically making it possible. It's not the biggest feature as you mention, but the intensiveness of the testing for it is where I see most issues. Making sure the fees are correct, the add-on clauses are correct, the wages are correct and that all these elements are correct pre and post-transfer. The current end of season future transfers when players are moving at the end of their contracts such as with Rooney to Derby are far less numerous. Every transfer and loan being on the same system would be much more comprehensive in scope.
  6. You can have an opinion that's fine. But in your scenario what do all the other non match engine staff do? Turn up and cheer them on for 8 hours or more a day for a year?
  7. I've settled down into my single player Stoke save, and noticed that I'm getting an awful lot of crosses. Between 30-40 a game so far. When opposition crosses are factored in its meaning a cross every 1.5 minutes or so. I mean I'm playing a pretty simple tactic: I'm wondering how many crosses per game are the people getting that are seeing their wide men blaze shots into the side netting because I'm barely getting it. So I'm wondering is it either a case of they're actually playing an awful lot more down the wings and therefore just sheer percentages are forcing it to be higher or if they're just not crossing. Not going to lie, there's been a couple of passages of play where I'd have taken a shot into the side netting rather than watch Ince play another cross that ends up reaching Ward on the far side of the box.
  8. It's something you aren't supposed to know off hand about the game. Yet at the same time these numbers don't mean all that much. It's likely not something you'll commit to memory long term, but I can only advise you to generally put it out of your mind. In my opinion the more you know about the inner workings of the game, PA's, CA's, players hidden attributes then it does cross into the cheating/ruining the game territory but that's always going to be personal opinion.
  9. You're someone staking a lot of your posts on how much you've played FM and how many hours you've accrued, how experienced you are. Yet you then go and conflate the ME - an underlying system that calculates events in a game, and animations a system of representing what the ME decides as being the same. Once you have an animation of a player doing something you don't need to recreate it next year. In fact, once you've got the rigging of it done, likely the only improvements that need to be made are updating textures/texture resolutions until there is a new rigging system built for animations. That might not even be necessary for many years to come given that SI don't need to create anything new (ie this isn't a game with monsters and therefore they need to create new monster skeletons) nor is it adding anything more flamboyant than kits. So what happens is the pool of animations gets increased from time to time, whether that's on a patch-by-patch basis, or a release basis or even further apart depending on what's done I don't know. However, a step over in 2017 is very likely to look the same as a step over in 2025. It's just that by 2025 there might be a few different step over animations to choose from, or a better transition from first touch to step over etc. If you're going to spout nonsense like this, then it devalues your post overall.
  10. There's a very real distinction between pace in a less competitive environment and in senior football. The best example forever more will be Usain Bolt, even in a much less competitive league he really struggled to use the speed he has despite the fact he would be faster than any footballer in a straight up sprint. He couldn't actually transfer it onto the pitch properly or with any degree of consistency. Tyrese Campbell for Stoke is one who was absolutely lightning fast at academy level, and in reserve football. When it came to getting his debut in the premier league though it was like he was running through treacle.
  11. Season 2 - The Oliscott Bottle Job So another season on FM, another year in which @oliscott let the title slip through his hands. It hadn't really happened last year in Sweden so its been good to see a return to form. At Linfield I actually started the campaign really well, investing some of the money from the previous seasons Europa League campaign on reinforcements in defence and midfield. However, come October a series of injuries had impacted the front 3 and I fell away. It was at this point Crusaders under Oli surged into a strong lead. By November it looked to be firmly in Oli's hands. As long as he didn't make any silly mistakes he would be home and dry. At this time I dipped heavily into the reserves, lining up a number of players for January but perhaps the only recognisable names being Ali Coote from Brentford, Ben Sheaf formerly of Arsenal, Niall McGinn from Aberdeen and Callum Ainley of Crewe. In early December a game between Crusaders and Linfield saw my team run out 2-1 winners and a massive downturn in form followed for Crusaders. Coming up to the late season split in March we had another game right before the split. Going into this I was 2 points ahead of Oli, but he had a game in hand. I won this tie 2-1 as well and the title was all but mine. Crusaders did complete a treble in the domestic cups however. Winning the Northern Irish, Bet McLean and Northern Irish County Antrim Shield competitions. But that seemed to do little to soothe his bitterness. The European Front This season neither of us had a stake in Europe and so the coefficients fell to the other sides in the league to carry on for us. The good news is they did quite well, getting 2 points between them resulting in a net gain for our running 5 year total. Some quick checking suggests we could gain around 4 places. It now stands as:
  12. His most recent season was several years ago for Newcastle Town. They're currently at the 8th level in England (I think) and the attribute rating system is 1-20 for professional footballers. The player in question you're so unhappy about his attributes is primarily a personal fitness trainer based on some online searches. Whether he still even plays football or not isn't clear.
  13. Season 1 - Falling Short Neither of us took time to familiarise ourselves with our squads, nor did we do any real early season scouting for players. We both just sort of dropped into our teams and went at it. With the conclusion of the first season I finished 3rd with Linfield and @oliscott came 4th with Crusaders. There were 2 points between us, so we had a close season between us. For the majority of the season I was quite comfortably ahead, but right at the time of the split in March it was Crusaders who got the upper hand a 3-2 win. However, while Oli had been coming into this part of the season in good form it tailed off. Crusaders finished the season with 3 wins and 2 defeats in the final 5 games following the league split. This allowed me to desperately hold on with 4 wins and 1 draw. Glenavon, the champions, were dominant for such a long spell of the season. They were just exceptional, and yet towards the end of the season they did seem to begin to fade. Perhaps this means they won't quite be the same threat next season. League Table:
  14. It's an overlaid menu for adjusting options. Outside of changing these options and then closing it down, why would it be causing issues?
  15. You have to remember that traits aren't inherently beneficial. It could work out that if you have a player with poor decision making, passing and technique who is only one footed you might want to double down on this and dribble more often to remove a negative aspect of his play. On the flip side, giving this to a more talented player who is good with either foot is more likely to slow him down and make him less effective in some regards.
  16. I think the real question is why do they let you name 7 subs, if you can only use 3.
  17. This isn't something researchers set, so its more a case of a competition/league issue than data. There may be additional insight if you get it put in here:
  18. It was mentioned he might be coming in, but Stoke have a long term goalkeeping coach in Andy Quy and so there was never going to be any room for Harper without getting rid of him. There may be some confusion with an academy coach we had, also called Steve Harper but like 10-15 years older.
  19. @Pele1994 you are well within your rights to be unhappy with something despite not having tried it. This thread already serves the purpose you seem to be taking upon yourself to provide. A list of reasons as to why you aren't buying the game, or on the flip side, demands that must be met for you to purchase the game aren't really feedback on the game itself.
  20. Head to Head Linfield v Crusaders | 3-1 | 28/09/2019 Crusaders v Linfield | 1-0 | 14/12/2019 Linfield v Crusaders | 2-3 | 21/03/2020 Crusaders v Linfield | 2-3 | 04/04/2020 Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score Home v Away | Score
  21. Introduction Greetings once more to those who come to visit the thread. For FM20 its me and @oliscott rekindling our network game. Last years thread in Sweden kind of petered out when I got a new job and my schedule became some what convoluted and by the time it settled down it was April but we had largely already done what we'd achieved to do in that game despite the fact Oli was the far more dominant manager. Why Northern Ireland? I'd made an effort to try and persuade Oli that this year it needed to be a save on the full version of FM, where we could take on a league that would offer some more substantial challenges. Even gave him my free copy of FM so he couldn't use last years excuse that he only had FM Touch. Alas, I lost that battle. Sweden posed some challenges being around 20th or so in the Coefficients table but we quickly rose. So it became a question of where posed a greater challenge? We were going to go to the Republic of Ireland, but it had a games through the summer schedule. Same with Finland that we were also looking at. So we settled on Northern Ireland, the potential impacts of Brexit pose an extra layer of difficulty too. Teams Picked I've taken over semi-professional side Linfield, while Oli has gone for professional outfit Crusaders. The only other professional team were Larne, but with no European football I felt it would have severely disadvantaged my chances of competing longer term. Linfield still need to turn professional but should do so soon you'd hope. The game is already underway, we began and got a few games under our belt a couple nights back.
  22. I'll admit I'm not best placed to comment on it @JDownie. I just tend to play a system which plays a lot of crosses to a central forward. Watched every shot taken in my last 4 games from a fairly central position around the penalty spot, not one was a 1v1.
  23. So then the goalkeeper becomes completely irrelevant? Doesn't really seem like it would work. Not to mention, no attribute stands on its own in the game. - - - A bigger issue is that over time certain tactics appear with a proclivity to create a certain kind of chance. If there's a specific attribute that makes this kind of chance an awful lot more effective it just becomes Forum Poster XYZ's Guide to 10 goals a game. If you have a tactic that creates an unrealistic number of 1v1 chances, then its quite likely you're going to see an unrealistic number of misses.
  24. It's unclear if there are licensing elements involved, but on a personal level my biggest point would be: What if you fire up the game, take over as Klopp and then immediately begin to play the most defensive football imaginable. Lethargic, long ball, hit and hope play. That isn't reflective of Klopp. At this point it just becomes a defensive manager who is called Jurgen Klopp. It would be the same as giving Mo Salah 1 for acceleration and 1 for pace, while making him 6'10" and making him a right back. Has the same name, but bears no resemblance to the real world equivalent he's based upon.
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