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Snorks last won the day on September 18 2018

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    Ex-pat Mancunian living in New Zealand


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  1. I have never really paid any attention to it in the game, but IRL, I guess, it works that way as well. Think Balckburn Rovers - who are the modern-day legends? Daglish over Shearer? It took Fergie more than a couple of FA Cups and a League Title to become 'Legend'.
  2. It's one of those attributes that can be hard to really pin down I think. I always imagine it's one that makes them do rash things - rushing off the line when not appropriate, trying to thread the needle with a pass rather than hoofing it from danger. So yeah, lower eccentricity is usually what I look for, but Keepers will be Keepers! Don't know your age, but I think of Grobelaar as eccentric, Ray Clemence as low eccentricity and Shilton was somewhere in between. Barthez was another 'eccentric' one I would have laughed at if I wasn't a United fan.
  3. Like @crusadertsar says, there is a lot of information already out there on pressing. But first, you need to be confident in knowing what kind of press you are hoping to achieve. High press? Gegenpress? Mid- Low-Block?
  4. I believe they are long-lasting - with the exception of a few specific sessions. The effects will buildup over time, so regular use of a certain type f schedule will improve your team but I couldn't estimate how big an effect it wuld be, or how they would 'stack' if used more than once or twice a week. A regular balanced schedule repeated each week would be the best approach unless you want to focus on specific areas. The exceptions I mentioned are the set-piece sessions, which will give a boost for the next match and don't 'stack' . At least, that is my understanding.
  5. I am guessing you can request it from the board whenever you like, but whether they agree or not is another question.
  6. Team work, I think, can be boosted slightly by holding 'Match Review' sessions after a game. Add them in the training calendar. Not sure how big a difference it can make though. Also I think it helps speed up the building of player partnerships.
  7. Been playing since the dark ages and I still feel the same way! Well done!
  8. Yeah it sounds like your save is having to generate players to fill gaps in squads for some reason. Not enough players in the database for the number of clubs in-game?
  9. The 'positive influence' must be in other areas, but in FM20 the mentoring isn't as easy to track as it used to be. At least that's what I have found.
  10. Unless it is under the Filters tab? Do any ever show up on the Jobs Available page?
  11. Yip - start with the attributes, look at any Traits they have and try to ignore the green/yellow/red dots.
  12. Target clubs that may need or might be interested in the player. On his Transfer Status page there will be a list of clubs interested (if any) and you can offer to them only. You used to be able to (I haven't tried recently) look in the Rumours/World News pages and see which clubs seem to be sniffing around players that match yours. Then offer to them directly. One problem is that, if in lower leagues, contract tend to be shorter and your buying clubs are skint. Your only real hope is that wealthier clubs from higher divisions will come sniffing around - which means you need players with high potential, and room to reach that potential, which means youngsters.
  13. Not too sure what you are asking. If this is a promise or part of the club vision you agreed to then your progress/success will be tracked in discussions and updates from the board. If this is something you would like to do, then yes you can develop young players yourself, but as with real life, each player develops differently. As a general rule, if he is younger than 18 then training in the u18s or even u23s will be more beneficial. So keep him at your club until he turns 18 Once older than 18, playing time becomes more beneficial - playing time being in a first team for competitive fixtures. If you don't have room in your own first team, or he isn't quite good enough, then you can loan him out to an club at the appropriate level. So, Player A is 19 yrs old, he has developed well in your youth system since joining on intake day. Check his report card, the coach will advise " He is performing at League 2 level" - so offer him out to loan and ONLY accept offers from League 2 clubs. Of those offers, priority is game time, so you should insist on AT LEAST 'First Team Regular' and also the better training facilities they have the quicker his development may happen. Over the course of a season he should gain attributes, you can ,monitor his progress in the Development Center and/or through updates in your inbox. I always makes sure that 'Can be recalled' is kept in the loan deal - just in case.
  14. Can't say it's been a thing in my saves yet, but I believe you are obligated to see out the contract he has with you. Which means staying at the club and you paying him. The fact that he is signing with six months left means he is going overseas I think. I would leave him festering in the reserves.
  15. Any 'profit' you make in the transfers will go into the club;s overall end-of-year. It will help your budgets for the following season but not necessarily be 'rolled over' in full. I just cleared out a lot of players I won;t need to make room for upcoming youth, currently sitting on 245m TFR budget aand can;t find anyone to spend it on wihtout blocking a pathway to first team for one of my young guys.
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