Kox

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About Kox

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    Germany Co-Head Researcher

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    Düsseldorf, NRW, Deutschland

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  1. I know. And that's why we've set up the Ramos transfer situation as you've suggested. But the Chinese HR requested this to be changed after our data deadline. He probably had divergent information from the Chinese club. There was nothing we could do about it as this change was made centrally at Si. Anyway it doesn't make too much of a difference in practical terms. Best regards, Daniel
  2. Philipp Lahm has been set to retire on June 30th 2017. If this is not showing up correctly in your game then it's not a data issue.
  3. That's how we first set this transfer move. But then the Chinese HR corrected us and requested Ramos to be first transferred to China and then loaned to Granada.
  4. Hello there, the fee entered in the database is 9.5M €. Don't know where your figures are taken from. Are you using an unofficial data update? This is not a data issue. Best regards, Daniel
  5. Thanks for your opinion on the profile of Julian Weigl. I have to disagree with your view that's he's underrated. To me Weigl is a relatively one-dimensional type of player. Yes, his abilities in the areas you've mentioned are impressive. He already has extremely high values for Decsions and Composure. Passing completion rate is more about decision making than passing itself. The young Bavarian is mostly playing from deep so his abilities in tight spaces hardly come into play. He can deliver long passes but most of his passes are over short distance. He's by no means a Xabi Alonso or Granit Xhaka type of passer who can regulary spread passes over the whole pitch. On the other hand Weigl is a slow player who lacks strength. He's one of the worst finishers you can imagine (his goal against Sporting was a rare outlier!) and he hardly plays killer balls. He's not a tough tackler plus he doesn't show dangerous movement into the opposite box. Julian Weigl fits perfectly into his current role at Dortmund, Tuchel understands how to get the best ouf of him. Yet he doesn't have the all around abilities someone as Joshua Kimmich offers. Couldn't imagine him to be effective as DR or AMC. Best regards, Daniel
  6. As German Headresearcher who has watched Granit Xhaka for the past four years I can tell you that his defensive attributes are far from perfect. He received lots of yellow cards because of poor positional play and misplaced tacklings. Due to his clumsiness (acceleration+agility) he has to rely on the right timing which he needs to improve. Daniel
  7. Hi there, I think we've now discovered the problem with Nagelsmann's history. Should be fixed for release. Emre Mor starting at BVB II (as well as Orel Mangala and Janni Serra at senior squad) is not influenced by the research. His reputation is sufficient but competition in the squad is so high (Schürrle, Dembélé, Pulisic, Reus) that the AI will loan him. There's nothing we can do about it. Even increasing Mor's CR above his CA or setting Thomas Tuchel with a high value for squad rotation doesn't do the trick. I'm sorry but this a point where we as researchers hit the brick wall. However you can be sure that neither Mangala or Serra will see any first team action soon in the game. Best regards, Daniel
  8. No, it's not "ridiculous" as you call it. Ragnar Klavan was measured at 34,1 km/h (21,3 mph) playing for FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga. All topspeed values for all matches are publicly accessible in Germany. Also Emre Can is a player who was measured at extreme topspeeds in several matches during his time at Leverkusen. Both players' acceleration and agility are average at best but their topspeed is high. Best regards, Daniel
  9. "Bigpapa42" has hit the nail on the head. What counts is the money a player actually moves for, not the market value. We're still running internal Beta tests and I can assure you that we're yet to notice a player as Dennis Diekmeier moving for €25M. But we'll keep an eye on prices on the German market. Best regards, Daniel
  10. Hi haffaz, thanks for your input. You're welcome. We're constantly monitoring German transfer values and transfers sums. The actual transfer sums are what is important to us. At the beginning of the testing process those were too low for Bundesliga players so they were increased (and we were quite happy about the new sums). We'll continue to keep an eye on this possible issue. Daniel
  11. Hi berrers, Timo Horn has no attributes set at all for corners and free kicks. Don't know why it reads as 11 & 13 in your save. Please report this as a bug rather than data issue. Lukas Podolski is playing in Turkey so this should be reported in the Turkish data thread. However I had requested his international retirement and I'm not sure why this has not been set. Daniel
  12. Hi, thanks for the feedback. Julian Nagelsmann's time as under-19 manager is not missing from the database. The history reads Manager (U19 team) from 01.07.2013-10.02.2016. Don't know how this is showing in the game but seems to be a bug (would need a screenshot). He has the lowest possible (=1) value set for not selecting a substitute goalkeeper. This was done to ensure that he'll in fact always select a substitute goalkeeper. Nagelsmann uses so many different formations from match to match and even within matches that I think 5-2-1-2 is a valid interpretation. Best regards, Daniel
  13. @killswitch Your requested option should be relatively easy to adapt to future versions of the game. I'd like to be able to sign a player for the future not only for the next transfer window or at the end of the season. For example if my scouts discover an outstanding 18-year old Brazilian teenager I might try to clinch a deal for him him directly but don't want to sign him to Europe before he turns 20 because I think he'll mature better if he stays in Brazil for another two seasons. So I could negotiate a fee with his Brazilian team that would bring him to Europe in two years time but not already during the next transfer window or at the end of the current season. This would make sense to me as it could save your team a lot of money if you sign a player before his reputation and his transfer value might increase heavily. On the other hand it would be a higher risk as you can never be sure of how very young players will turn out.
  14. I'd wish to have more influence on my feeder clubs as for example spending money on the improvement of their training- and youth facilities. It would also be nice to get monthly reports by the feeder club's manager about your loaned players. Having influence on the feeder club's choice of staff (manager and coaches) would be another great feature. The more money you invest into your feeder club the more power you should gain over its club policy. Spending money on a feeder club could furthermore increase your club's reputation as you would be considered to be generous then.
  15. I'd wish to have more options available in contract negotations for managers. 1.) Clubs should try to sign successful managers for the future. For example if Ottmar Hitzfeld is retiring at Bayern after the season Bayern should watch out for a replacement for him early on the ongoing the season. Then they would for example offer Thomas Schaaf (manager of Werder Bremen) a contract for the next season. Or if a manager doesn't completely fulfil expectations at his team then the club should also be looking to get a replacement for him FOR THE NEXTT SEASON as soon as possible. As it is right now in the game if Alex Ferguson would retire at ManU on June 30th then they would look for a replacement from July 1st on. IRL a replacement would be signed much earlier to make sure that the future of the club is in save hands, new signings can be planned. 2.) Certain managers should have favourite staff members to work with them. IRL many managers ALWAYS work together with the same staff. When I negotiate a contract with a club I'd like to be able to demand certain staff members to be signed alongside me. Otherwise I won't sign. 3.) While negotiating a contract with a team for the next season I'd like to be able to give my potential new club a list of players they should try to bring in for me. Then the board members would argue if these transfers would be realistic, possible for the club or not. Based on their reaction I could decide whether I want to sign with the team or not. This would especially be helful for the signing of players who are available on a free that I want to bring in for my future team. 4.) Discussing a short- and long-term strategy/ objective should be part of manager contract negotiations. Short term objectives would be to stay clear of relegation for next season for example. Long-term would more be about the team's philosophy as constantly building up young home grown talent or bringing in a world class player every season. 5.) Options to extend a manager's contract. For example if I sign a two year deal it could be including an option of an automatic extension for another season if I my team reaches a Champions league spot in the last year of the contract. Or just "normal" club/manager options that allow to extent the contract at any time.