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  1. Thanks for clearing that up. Looks like I'll have to wait a year before he can play for me.
  2. Being from America I am confused by your work permit rules. The player in question is Nir Bitton who has played for Celtic for 4 years and was under contract with them for 3 more years until I bought him. If Scotland and England are both in the UK, why wouldn't this be an automatic work permit grant? Is Scotland considered totally separate when it comes to the work permit issue? He has played 28 matches for Israel. Looks like I may have to loan him out to a Scottish club.
  3. Playing as Wolves, now in Premiership. Signed an Israeli who played for Celtic. Didn't realize he would need a work permit. Applied, rejected, appealed, rejected again. Signed him anyway. Need a club to send him to on loan. Will any European club do? My board has rejected me getting an affiliate.
  4. This might have been reported earlier, but since the 16.3.0 update my Body Language widget has no information in it except for the players' names.
  5. My 3 tactics are: 4-2-4, 4231, and 433(41221). My lineup and numbering system for the 424 is as follows: Numbers starting with a 1 are first team and numbers with a 2 are 2nd team (basically). A few exceptions will be noted. Even numbers are on the right side of the pitch, odd numbers-left side. GK 1- Rune Jarstein 2-Carl Ikeme 3-Cyril Fogacci (Youngster on u21 or u18 squad) RB 12-Dominic Iorfa 22-Peter Pekarik LB 13-Yon Suk-Young 23-Scott Goldbourne RCB 14-Danny Bath 24-Dan Burn LCB 15-Kortney Hause 25-Ethan Ebanks-Landell MCR 16-Kevin McDonald 26-Jack Price MCL 17-Juraj Cuckoo 27-Connor Coady AMR 18-Adam Johnson 28-James Henry AML 19-Balazs Dzsudzsak 29-Ravij van La Parra STCR 10-Cauley Woodrow 20-Nurha Dicko STCL 11-Benik Afobe Exceptions: 6-DM Joe Ledley 8-AMC David Edwards 9-AMC, AML, STC Eduardo Vargas (probably best player on the team) Vargas to PLAY AMC IN 4231 and alternate at STC with Afobe in 41221. Razor Boukari is out on loan and available for transfer. Jamie Walker is out on loan sometimes also (not registered to play in Prem). Owner allowed us to pick up some well needed additional staff also.
  6. It's time to report what is going on with Wolves for my 2nd season (1st season in the Prem). Our new owner, Claude Heil, has put a lot of cash into his new hobby, as you can see:We would never have seen anywhere near this amount if Steve Morgan was still in charge. Transfers in: Transfers out: I had to sell Sigurdarson in order to have enough money to better ourselves at DM. Picked up Joe Ledley as he is slightly better at defense than Price or Coady. Odds at preseason: To win the league. Man City 5-4; Chelsea 5-4; Man U 6-4; Arsenal 5-2; Liverpool 5-1. Wolves 2000-1 along with 7 other clubs. Predicted 14th. Teams that were relegated out of the Prem: Leicester, Sunderland and Bournemouth. Teams promoted to Prem: Shef Wed 1st place; QPR 2nd place; Wolves 4th place but playoff winner.
  7. Continued from my last post in FM15 Wolves thread. (post 137) Well, my Wolves limped home in the final 10 matches. After winning the first 4 of them, we dropped 4 of the final 6 and finished in 4th position. We lost the final match to Sheffield Wednesday which allowed them to finish in 1st place. QPR settled in 2nd place. Our 4th place finish set up a playoff tie with Burnley. The other matchup pitted 3rd place Ipswich vs. Reading. We so overpowered Burnley in the 1st match. 19 shots, 8 on target vs. their 5, 1 on target. 65% possession, vs 35%. We won 2-0. The 2nd match ended in a 1-1 draw so we won on aggregate. Ipswich had no trouble with Reading. The playoff final saw Wolves & Ipswich play before 88,000 patrons at Wembley. after allowing an early 2nd minute goal to Ipswich, Wolves settled in and controlled the rest of the match. Sigh scored on a penalty shot in the 42nd minute and McDonald blasted one home in the 54th minute to put Wolves ahead 2-1. And that's how it ended. On to the PREMIERSHIP. Season stats: Wolves led the league in goals (81), possession (54.7%), and most passes completed. Wolves--Goals----Assists----POM---Rating Afobe-----32--------8----------7--------7.46 Henry-----15-------13---------8--------7.44 Siguardson-15------8---------3--------7.17 McDonald and Iorfa each had 7.46 ratings as well. Ikeme was tremendous in goal all season. He played 51 total matches with an overall 7.02 rating. On to the Prem. I will have to pick up better players to compete. Hope my new owner comes through with a lot of $$$$$$$$.
  8. I will continue my Wolves final 1st season report over in the FM16 Wolves thread. Post 21
  9. I have struggled with FM over 6 years to find what consistently will work. I recently have found a thread here in the Tactics & Training Discussion section called " Tactical Central & Insight: FM16". It's not a sticky (but should be). Read this and follow what Loversleaper writes. It makes a lot of sense and actually works. Make sure you watch at least the first 15 minutes of matches to see what needs adjusting. Also read some of the "stickies" as there is a great deal of tactical tips in there as well. Good Luck.
  10. I have the default skin also, it works. Click on the conversation balloon while in match. Then "match feed settings" statement will appear. Click on that. Then click on type of info you wish to receive during the match. The stats info comes in if you click on "Team Stat" and "Player Stat". Enjoy
  11. If you are playing in a 20 team league and you beat a team that is in 12th place, but that team eventually moves up to 8th place, does the victory count vs the lower half of the league, or the top half?
  12. Off track a little, but post #2 refers to blood sucking agents. Is there a way to initiate a conversation with player to discuss his agent? I can't believe what one agent is asking for his client.
  13. I had him in the 1st team in the first half of the season and he didn't do much. Beat Birmingham again and moved up to 3rd place, 3 pts behind Sheffield Wednesday. But Ipswich and Reading are both only 1 point behind us. 9 matches to go
  14. My Wolves played 13 more league games and 2 FA cup games since my last report. Again, we are in the first season, 2015-16 and we had a rough time of it recently. The first 3 matches saw WWFC win 2 and draw 1. Then only went 4w 2d and 5L to drop to 4th place. In the middle of those matches we played Man City twice in the 4th round of the FA cup. Because of the congestion of matches, I rested my entire 1st team and played the 2nd team. Surprise, they drew with Man City 0-0 and almost won it in the final 5 minutes as a bullet shot hit the post. The replay was not as close as we played the same players again and got destroyed 0-4. Although we are in 4th place, we have a game in hand over 3rd place Reading who we trail by 2 points. QPR and Sheffield Wednesday seem to be settling in to the 2 automatic promotion slots. Ten games remain. Afobe now has 23 goals in all competitions. Afobe 23g 6a 6pom 7.51 Siggy 13g 7a 3pom 7.19 Henry 12g 10a 8pom 7.49 McDonald 7.51 Iorfa 7.41 and Hause 7.25 Picked up Jamie Walker from Hearts and he has 2 goals in 9 matches. He replaced VLP who has done nothing since last report. Picked up Kieran Richardson to play LFB when Goldbourne got injured. Of course, Richardson got injured in his 1st match. Had to move Hause over to LFB. All contracts have been extended except Goldbourne. He agent wants a ridiculous agreement that would include a 4,900,000 fee if we don't get promoted. Walked away. McDonald, although signed until 6/30/2018 wants a new contract with a 5,000,000 fee also. Connor Ronan has been doing well in the u21 squad and have loaned him to Grimsby where he is also doing well. Niall Ennis leads the u18 squad with 32 goals and 15 assists in 38 matches. Jordan Graham was moved to the u21s where he has 8 goals and 8 assists in 24 matches. 7.54 rating. I changed my expectations from mid table to playoff slot. We must do well in these final 10 matches. I'll let you know.
  15. In FM16 go down left hand margin to team report. It's under tactics. In there "comparison" is one of the choices.