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45 "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"


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    Kent England


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    Margate & spurs

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  1. Wouldn’t be reputation based would it? As in your scouts won’t bother showing you “premier league players” because they have no interest in joining you?
  2. Depends how sensible you are in your choices, if for example you’re a London based VNS side and you’re trying to get Arsenal/Chelsea players, then probably not, but if you choose a Leyton orient/afc Wimbledon level affiliate, you’ll have a lot more luck. Generally you only get players from their under 18s, but still as a rule a lot better than you currently have, and of course, saving on those wages.
  3. +1 for this. I actually work for a club in the Isthmian premier (league below the VNS) and there are very few (if any) ‘contracted’ players in the leagues down here. Most are simply paid per appearance, expenses and/or bonus’s, and simply use football as a “second income”. Of course, as has been mentioned, that does mean you risk other clubs coming and taking your players for free. But tbh, unless you have rich owners, you’ll lose money down in these leagues pretty much every season, unless you can get lucky with a cup run. oh and if you can get lucky enough to get yourself a parent club affiliate, that will help you loads.
  4. I could be wrong but I’m fairly sure as an amateur team, the manager is basically under a non contract agreement which is ‘reviewed’ at the end of every season in a meeting and you’re either ‘re-signed’ or ‘let go’
  5. That’s the thing.. he’s English, and he’s only moved from Fulham to Chelsea - a massive distance of 2 miles down the road!
  6. I didn’t notice this at the time (will teach me for not paying attention to the initial contract page) But one my new signings has a promise where I will bring in ‘a friend or former team mate’ to help him settle.. any hints on how or who when the player doesn’t have anyone at all listed on his favourite personnel? I’ve made two more signings since then, and the promise screen still shows as ‘in progress’ does it have to be someone from his former club(s) or an international team mate?
  7. I’m currently in the first week of February and I’ve just been asked if I would take over now or at the end.. so it’s definitely in the “new year” kind of time.
  8. I don’t understand why they would rig it? All that would achieve is having people moaning that “they can’t win every single game so it must be rigged” or “I lost a game that I dominated so it must be fixed” (did anyone really expect bournemouth to thump Leicester last night? Did anyone expect Southampton to beat city last week even though the stats show city dominated (as shown in image)? (I wonder if Pep blamed the Match engine for that one) Why would they rig the game against us, just to have people moan, so they stop playing/buying the game and the company lose money? im no expert but that seems a bit of a stupid way to run a business 😐
  9. He’s probably aware that if he signs for you with no permit, he won’t be able to play anyway. So in his mind he’s probably thinking “what’s the point of signing and then not playing for however long it takes to get a permit” I would assume the only way to do it would be to offer a bigger contract etc and hope he gets the extra points (I can’t remember exactly what it needs but it’s all in the league rules page)
  10. I was going to say I’ve actually never managed in Italy so I can’t really help, but I suppose going from being a top team in the league (Celtic) Down to a ‘mid-table’ team in Italy would mean a complete change in mentality. Although having noticed that both possession lost and assists conceded are mostly down your left side, I would be asking questions of the full back.
  11. Or you’ll get what I had.. player x comes moaning about lack of depth in cb, (I was already looking at a new guy anyway) went and signed new guy, Player x is happy for about an hour and then comes to me worried that there’s “too much competition for places” 😐🤯😂
  12. Ahh I didn’t read the part time bit.. my logic was going by I work for a tier 7 club (isthmian prem) and as they are only part time players (most have weekday jobs as builders, plumbers etc) they aren’t classed as professional. However on the same logic the club also only give 1 year “contracts” to a select few and the rest are on pay as you play or “appearance fees”
  13. I could be wrong but to offer proper contracts I believe you have to ask the board to turn the club professional, which would be difficult to do unless you’re in (minimum) Vanarama north/south league, I believe that’s step 6.
  14. Yeah I’m playing in league 2 in England and my intake says April.
  15. I get that this is a ridiculously broad question, but my team is Currently having around 15/20 shots a game but only managing 3/4 on target. Now I know it’s not going to be a “one click and fixed” scenario but is there anything I can actually do to help my players realise that they are meant to try and aim the round thing to go between the posts of the big white thing at the end of the pitch?
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