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  1. As far as I know the names of every person in the database are used. However, we can make a name unavailable for newgens if it's not common (for instance double surnames). Also, if a name is not commonly associated with the person's nationality or ethnicity we can enter the nationality and/or ethnicity the name is associated with.
  2. Everyone in Stockholm support AIK, Djurgården or Hammarby. There are often small clubs from Stockholm as high as the First division elite (IK Frej, Akropolis, Brommapojkarna, AFC United) that no one cares about at all. Brommapojkarna and Frej averaged about 600-700 spectators per home game last season. If you want to manage a club from the second division to the professional leagues and have growing attendance you should pick a club from a city that doesn't have a professional club already.
  3. Mexico FA belong to CONCACAF, not CONMEBOL, but used to send teams to Copa Libertadores due to Latin American cultural ties I guess. But the CONCACAF competitions are their first priority when it comes to international play. If I remember correctly, CONCACAF changed the format of their Champions League and CONMEBOL changed the scheduling of Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana so the combination of these two factors made Mexican representation in Copa Libertadores impossible a few years ago.
  4. Yeah, Assyrian is not just Syrian (or a nationality at all), that's my point. As a researcher (responsible for Assyriska BK in Gothenburg among other clubs) I am interested in the realism of the game. These clubs are of course diverse and open for everyone but if it is set up that a club like Assyriska FF, Assyriska BK or Syrianska FC spawn newgens based on these second nationalities I would consider that potentially unrealistic. Because a player of, for example, Arab ethnicity and Iraqi second nationality is not more likely than anyone else to be attracted to an Assyrian club, if you see what I mean. And if such club is set up to spawn newgens with Iraq as a second nationality it is likely that those newgens represent the dominant ethnicity of Iraq, which is Arab. Would you, based on your newgens' names, consider them to be of Assyrian origin or more of Arab, Persian or perhaps Turkish origin? Just curious. With this said, we can't just start to log peoples ethnicities in the database, that would be questionable to say the least. But just from a Football Manager perspective it is annoying that we can't represent clubs who are associated with ethnic minorities as good as clubs associated with players with certain second nationalities.
  5. There are a lot of Swedish clubs that are formed by people of Assyrian and/or Aramean background (not to be confused with citizens of the country Syria). So these clubs are not to my knowledge set up in the database to spawn newgens with Syria as a second nationality. Of course there may be Assyrians with a Syrian passport (or Turkish or Iraqi) but I'm not sure it can be set up so that Syrianska FC for example spawn newgens with previously named second nationalities AND an Assyrian ethnicity, because that ethnicity parameter does not exist in the database.
  6. Well, facilities are probably ranked accurately enough in relative terms but it is very simplified.
  7. This isn't ice hockey, have some class
  8. That video explains it beautifully. I always get a calming sense of order thinking about properly numbered lineups or players. I am equally furious about the fact that my club gave number 2 to a left back for the second season in a row and number 8 to a centre back. I guess it is hard to interpret these varying shirt numbering evolutions into the code of the game. If an English defensive midfielder (a number 4) moves to a German club, where number 6 is more associated with defensive midfielders, which squad number should the AI assign to the player? This also ignores if the numbers in question are available, if other players in the team have 4 or 6 as preferred squad numbers and the different players reputations in addition to the fact that some managers and players completely disregard numbering conventions completely as in my example above. As said, that is probably very hard to code.
  9. I'll never get why clubs should have more players under contract than they intend to use, but then again some clubs have nearly 200 players contracted. If you have 20-25 players that you don't need in your own first team I think that you should sell them as quickly as you get a reasonable offer. Why spend time and energy managing them instead of the players you actually need? If you have more than 25 players in the club too old for the youth team you haven't planned your squad well enough.
  10. Players who switch foot depending on which side a set piece is taken from are very rare. Only Jaroslav Plasil comes to mind for me. Perhaps it should be a PPM.
  11. Not a player, but anyone else recognize the club RUOR from Belarus? If I remember correctly they had perfect youth facilities set in the database and if you loaded belarusian players you could pick up a few good regens from there.
  12. Well my club (red shirt, navy shorts) irl plays derbies against our green/black-striped rivals in our white away kit because one of the players are colourblind and can't distinguish red from green. Also when it comes to away games I presume that professional clubs who try to sell as many kits as possible will sometimes wear an alternative kit even if their home kit will do because of marketing reasons. In the 2018 World Cup Belgium faced Tunisia with both wearing their away kits even though their home kits wouldn't have caused any clash whatsoever due to a rule that said that every team had to wear all of their registered kits at least once in the tournament. What I try to say is that there are more things to be considered than just the colourclash when kits are selected irl. So even a perfectly working colourclash algorithm in Football Manager would not always generate the most realistic kit selection. There could be a colourblind newgen out there somewhere.
  13. @Aeon If he's got three more years on his contract I would not sell for that kind of money, I would wait a year or so to see if his reputation (and thereby market value) will increase. For a talent like that in the Scandinavian leagues you should aim at something in the region of AT LEAST £1,5 to 2 million (including % of future transfer fee). That's realistic. No top tier club in Scandinavia would accept any lower than that nowadays if the player already is an important part of the first team and the interested clubs in question are among the best in the world. Look att Benjamin Nygren who left IFK Göteborg (note: bad financial situation) for Genk this summer for about 40 million SEK. They sold Dahlberg to Watford for almost as much last year. Svanberg from Malmö FF to Bologna was in that region money-wise as well. And your guy has a much bigger potential than these players it seems. So keep cool and wait is my advice. Let him moan for at time, hopefully he will get over it. You can as well release him as sell him for less than you paid. So worst case scenario (all his teammates turn against you), just kick him out. If you are a top team in the league £150K either way makes no difference.
  14. The "European club ranking" is all about reputation and the club coefficients are about results in CL and EL is my guess. So, two completely different tables.
  15. The cut off date for FM19 is 2002/08/31. Elliott was born 2003/04/04.
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