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  1. 19 hours ago, AurioDK said:

    I got promoted to the Premier League and I am playing at Turf Moor (22k capacity I think) with Gateshead as my new crappy stadium is being built, they build a new stadium for 15k people, from 11 to 15? Turf Moor is filled most of the times (good thing) at my home games but I got sponsorships worth of 625k, in comparison a team like Bournemouth got 32 million. Don´t even want to compare to the big teams who are worth over 200 million in that regard.


    Is this normal? I have been 3rd in the Championship for 7 years straight ... I should have built some reputation with better sponsors one would think. I am getting less in sponsorship than most Championship teams.

    What gets me more is that Gateshead are playing their home games 112 miles away.

  2. 14 minutes ago, Britrock said:

    The game is 64 bit now so I would be surprised if that is still an issue. I'm guessing that will probably be an issue caused by the maximum value that a 32 bit signed integer can hold (2,147,483,647, or just over 2bn) and when you go one over that it flips all the way round to the minimum value that the int can hold (-2,147,483,648, about -2bn). A 64-bit signed integer can be much larger (up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807, or just over 9 quintillion) so assuming they updated that value we should be ok for a while now :)

    Well there goes my aim of raising £10 quintillion!

  3. This could actually be quite interesting from a marketing point of view for SI. I first played Championship Manager when I was 11 back in 1997 (so yes, I'm in that "above 30 category!) From then and a few years afterwards I had a number of friends in school who played it too, at that point all under 15 yet now, according to this poll anyway, nobody under 15 is playing it.

    Or it could just be that the kids don't use internet forums anymore, I don't know.

  4. This kind of reminds me of a scene from Only Fools and Horses

    "All the players are mad at me"


    "I don't know!"

    "You must have an idea, when did this start?"

    "Well... the players thought it would be a great idea to go to Qatar for the warm weather. I agreed so I sorted it all out, rented to best facilities there money could rent"

    "And was it a good trip?"

    "Yeah, I thought it was but then all the players got mad at me. I think what it might be was that I heard later, through friends, that they wanted to come with me!"

  5. 3 hours ago, pheelf said:

    Thanks for the comment.

    As for the stadium, I always thought that once you had reached the potential expansion capacity that was it in terms of getting expansions and you had to wait until you could build a new stadium to get a higher capacity. How did you manage to get the stadium expanded above the potential? It would be great if I could manage to do that as 30,170 is still quite small when compared to the elite European teams but I feel it's probably time that I moved on anyway.

    I've achieved pretty much everything I can with Glentoran and I sense that I am likely at the limit of how much I can build the nation with only one team. The fundamental issue I have is that the rest of the teams are still lagging significantly behind which is restricting further progress with regards to reputation and coefficients. I need another engine in the country driving growth otherwise we'll just end up having a big fish in a small pond. I see Linfield as the ideal candidate given they now have the 2nd largest stadium capacity (18,000) and 2nd highest average attendance (~5,000). Given the way the league has already developed with regards to qualification places in Europe, I think they would be the easiest team to build over a shorter time frame. All that is needed now is to play the waiting game until the job becomes available which might take a while given that their current manager has job status 'Very Secure'.

    All the best

    Loving the screenshots of the stadium.

    Well after it was maxed out, about a season later, the option appeared in board requests to expand the stadium so I just went for it and managed to get it after planning permission was granted.

  6. Great read as always. I remember reading yours from last year so I was glad to see you're doing it again. 

    With regards to the stadium, I believe the maximum size is just the maximum size allowed without having to apply for planning permission. I had a similar issue in last years game after I thought my stadium was maxed out but we managed to increase further after successfully applying for planning permission.

  7. 11 hours ago, zlatanera said:

    Wasn't Salford's stadium built in the 1980s? Or does it count some more recent renovations as its date built? Perhaps if you've expanded the capacity in-game in the past decade the board don't want to do anything? 

    @Snorks has a point about competition for eyeballs but I'd expect a third PL team in the Greater Manchester area could probably put a 30,000 seater to good use, no? 

    I live in walking distance from Moor Lane/Peninsula Stadium and technically it could actually be one of the oldest "stadiums" in the country, there's records of a Manchester rugby team playing there as far back as the 1850's (I think it is). Obviously the ground has changed a lot since then and more than one time!


    EDIT: Looking on Wikipedia, records go even further back to 1687 as the land was part of a racecourse ground.

  8. 8 hours ago, LewisQ said:

    Sakatar City should beat Lakeley Newtown in the semi and face Picavella Strollers, who overcame F.C. Freistadt 1-0, in the final. City trounced Picavella 7-0 in last year's final, and the third-tier Southerners have shown remarkable resilience to reach the final again in 2018.

    Just a reminder that I've been playing through this save in real-time since 2010, and am posting from my fourth different residence since the save began!


    59 minutes ago, ManchesterCentralFUN said:

    What year is it ingame. 

    I'm going to take a wild guess and say 2018.

  9. On 18/07/2018 at 12:16, PThomason01 said:

    I had a centre half like that come through my system. He had bags of potential though so I worked on it. Finally he agreed to be tutored and his personality changed to "balanced" and now he's coming along nicely, he's 18 and a full Welsh international.

    Just an update on this, he is now a wonderkid :cool:

  10. 1 hour ago, borivoje213 said:

    I might be wrong but I think under current FIFA regs it's illegal to approach a player without permission from the club he's registered to.  We all know it happens of course but I've seen this discussed here before and the response was that SI wouldn't implement anything that wasn't by the book.  So illegal issues such as tapping up, max fixing etc that are known to be happening/have happened IRL wouldn't be covered.

    It's an interesting concept.  I suppose to make it legit you would first have to enquire with the club using the current tool. Then it could be like two separate simultaneous negotiations could spawn based on the successful result of that enquiry.  That way you could know straight off the bat whether the transfer is likely to fall down on either front.  Rather than having a one then the other scenario which always leaves you exposed to wasting your time.


    I guess you could get permission from the club to talk to the player, agree personal terms etc. and then you go back to the club to arrange a fee.

  11. 15 hours ago, turnip said:


    The AI either thinks this is a totally reasonable deal, or the AI knows how to troll managers

    I literally had the same thing on my game last night. They wanted a selling team wage contribution of £16.25k a week yet I'm currently paying the player £5.25k a week. So yeah, the answer was no!

  12. 1 hour ago, Martin93 said:


    Then I either missread it(most likely) or it's not translated that well to Norwegian. But I knew you don't get all the money in one payment, but am I totaly wrong when I remember that when I was Arsenal etc, mainly in FM 17 since not been much in PL in FM 18, then you got a bigger sum in the end of season? I just think I remember always got a big part of the ammount after end of season...

    The lump sum at the end of the season is prize money for the league. If you look at the league rules on the game, it tells you how much you'll get depending on what position you finish.

  13. On 17/04/2018 at 12:21, pheelf said:


    UEFA Champions League - For some reason we were seeded 1st for the group stage when our coefficient indicated we should have been seeded 3rd. It seems like another bug to me although we didn't gain much of an advantage given how hard the group we drew was.


    I think this is right. The top seeds in the group stage are the 7 league champions of the top 7 coefficient leagues and the holders (top 8 leagues if the holders are also the champions of their top 7 coefficient league).

    Leicester City were top seeds in the 2016/17 season.

  14. On 07/04/2018 at 08:36, SpikeHughes said:

    PThomason01 your a better man then me good god it’s hard down there. First game arse raped 6-0 away. It was a European game but I can’t get any players even Tranmere players won’t move. Would have to stick to welsh players and there no quality at all. 

    Haha thanks! No mans better than another though; we all have different qualities.

    My first game was actually the same, a 6-0 loss in Europe. I regularly qualify for the European group stages now. If it's the Champions League, I always finish bottom of the group and if it's the Europa League I usually get through to the round of 32. 

    I'm in season 31/32 now, the Welsh Premier League is ranked 41st, was 105th when I took over.

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