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BanOly

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    Bayer Leverkusen

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  1. @Gungner they shouldn't do, so long as it's the occasional exception. You can view your board's preferences under the "Club Vision" tab.
  2. @Gungner my bad, you're right sorry it's been a while since my last save with Leverkusen! I'm currently managing Napoli. I've had a look in-game and can't see any specific circumstances, but it's a "preferred" board preference so perhaps that's what I meant? Maybe I was referring to real-life exceptions such as Baumgartlinger and Hradecky.
  3. @Gungner I'm not aware of any restriction preventing you from signing players over 30? Might it be something that the board has added in your save after a season?
  4. Simple request: in the future, when researchers update a player's attributes (specifically in the Winter Update) these attribute updates should also be applied to the "Default" database, for people who want to play the game without the Winter transfers, but still enjoy updated, realistic player abilities and potentials. In terms of the way this could be implemented in a way that is easier for the researchers, I would suggest they update transfers in one editor file, and attributes in another. That way, the attributes file could then be easily applied to the default database.
  5. I'd like it if the Pre-game Editor could go back to how it used to be regarding a lot of things. For a start, remove the current mechanism that prevents you making any other edits after removing exising edits / the prompt that forces you to reload the database after removing existing edits, or at least make it optional. I assume this was put in because of people complaining edits 'didn't work' due to misuse (see example): but not all of us were so clueless in our operation of the editor, and by forcing us to reload the database after removing edits, editing itself can now often be a very long and tedious operation. Secondly I'd like to be able to add contracts, loans, future transfers etc. For some reason this is no longer possible unless copying and pasting. Again, I assume this is to avoid cheating which is fair enough, but the whole point of the editor is for us to change the game to suit how we wish to play it, surely? I want to add a future transfer for Lennart Grill to Bayer Leverkusen, I can't. FInally, I'd like to be able to add/edit/remove a club's retired shirt numbers, which I think should really have been an option from the start, at the very least in-game, at the very least in the in-game editor which we pay for to do things like this, and yet we are currently (to the best of my knowledge) unable to change this in any way using any tool in-game or otherwise. This has been made all the more frustrating this year when the research team got it wrong and retired Leverkusen's #12 shirt, which has prevented me from being able to play the game with Edmond Tapsoba using his own shirt number. It isn't a big deal in itself but these kind of things are (I thought) the reason we have the pre-game and in-game editor.
  6. Massive apology if this has already been addressed, Emerson (Real Betis, on loan from Barcelona) has an Optional Future Fee of €6m in-game; this is not the case in real-life. In real-life, Barcelona signed him for €12m from Atletico Minero and then loaned him out to Real Betis immediately for two seasons, until 2021 (currently in-game only loaned out until 2020), as part of this loan deal Real Betis paid half the transfer fee (€6m) but as far as I am aware do not have an option to buy permanently. This is reflected by his status on transfermarkt which displays him as on loan at Betis until 2021, and this article explains the complexities of his transfer and loan deals, as well as his link to Bayer Leverkusen, the reason I have noticed this error There is also, however, this conflicting report that he is currently a Betis player permanently but that Barcelona (not Betis) have an Option to Buy on him for €6m, but since everywhere else considers him a player on loan at Real Betis, and since you cannot replicate the way Barcelona funded half his transfer fee from Minero in-game, I still think the best way to reflect his situation in-game would be to simply extend his loan to 2021 and remove Betis' option to buy, especially since €6m is a very small price to purchase such a young and promising Barcelona player. Edit: Having looked into this a bit more, it seems Barcelona actually "own" the player and his transfer rights, meaning he is technically "on loan" at Betis. But there seems to be some sort of agreement where, upon mutual agreement, either club can pay the €6m difference that the other club paid to Atl. Minero in order to purchase the player permanently. All seems very confusing to me and I'd be very interested to hear a researcher's take on it
  7. @tajj7 Matheus Henrique has been amazing for me in my Napoli save, he's quite a player! I've been meaning to update the guide with our January transfer business amongst other things, but I'll make sure to add that in. I'll also be doing an in-depth statistical analysis on future signing Lennart Grill (Kaiserslautern) and potential signings including Emerson (Real Betis/Barcelona) either on this page or for the next guide, depending on how bothered I can be
  8. @Reddiablo Exactly! also I can't believe I forgot this: - Leon Bailey as well, we signed him as a left winger from Genk who had been playing predominantly on the left wing for his time there. Since joining, he's also featured for us on the left wing regularly, and today against Koln being a perfect example, often players less fluid on the right wing such as Moussa Diaby are put there instead of him. He's definitely not been playing out on the right for long enough or regularly enough to merit a natural position change. [Suggestion: Positional Familiarity for Right Wing changed to 18-19, and Left Wing changed to 20] - I also believe he is being encouraged to cut inside from the left wing in order to better develop his weaker right foot, but I can only say I've seen this from watching a great deal of matches and not give any specific examples beside a goal I remember him scoring against Bayern Munich where he cut inside from the left wing and scored with his right foot. [Suggestion: Add Player Trait "Cuts Inside from Both Wings, and optionally increase Right Foot to 10-12]
  9. Welcome @Reddiablo @Fire_03 @GameCrasher and congrats on drawing the long straw for the best league in football :P I try to stay as unopinionated as possible as a Leverkusen fan but this is just one small change I'd like to be reviewed and possibly considered: - Lars Bender should still be a natural Defensive Midfielder, my reasons for this are that he played there solidly for the better part of a decade before starting to migrate to a right-back role for us in the last 3-4 or so years, but still continues to feature as a DM on occasion and certainly appears by all means more suited to the position. I don't think the amount he's played there the last few years is enough to change someone's natural position but I'm not going to pretend like I'm a researcher haha, just would like it to be looked at and considered. [Suggestion: Positional Familiarity for Right-Back changed to 18-19, and Defensive Midfield changed to 20]
  10. @tajj7 CA/PA does not take into account a player's non-essential attributes, such as supportive and defensive attributes, which are vital for a team that plays high-pressing football such as Bayer Leverkusen. You want to replace your most supportive player with an attacking-only player, that's your perogative, but a small handful of better attributes don't make him a better player. The more tactically-savvy of us prefer to have a short, supportive player and a tall, aerially present finisher to compliment each other. Now you're stuck with two of the latter for £8m waste and complaining about your finances... But I've taken your advice and directly compared the two. Like you said, this isn't the place to argue so why don't you accept that your opinion might not be the total and absolute authority on football, and that other people are entitled to their opinion as well, whether you think it's right or wrong? That's what respect is. Perhaps if you had Volland pressing and not Belotti, you wouldn't be complaining that small teams such as FC. Koln are able to "tiki-taka" round you.
  11. You need to learn more respect than to call your own opinion "fact" and someone else's opinion "wrong."
  12. @tajj7 not sure you understand what "each to their own" means at this point. It means it's different for everyone, there's no right or wrong answer, just opinion and certainly not "fact." On average, they both manage a goal every 2 games in real life. Comparing the two in-game, Volland edges some areas while Belotti edges others. The attribute comparison actually puts Volland ahead if anything. But I'm glad to hear Belotti is doing a half decent job for you anyway. It does ring a little hollow to then complain about finances when you've just spent £8m on, at best, a slight upgrade. In real life we keep the wage structure below €100k a week, and sell big players such as Havertz when clubs come in for them, especially if keeping them means breaking this wage cap. The club starts off making €60m profit per year so I can't imagine what's going on in your save, personally I've got that figure up to over €100m. Maybe you're spending too much on wages, saying you're "under the wage budget" is subjective as you can manually or by request change that budget. You should realistically be keeping below €1.5m p/w (that's just under £1.3m p/w). Hope this helped.
  13. @tajj7 like I said, each to their own. Got really good performances out of Volland myself, and as he's vice captain replacing him with someone just as good overall for more money wasn't an option for me.
  14. Amer Gojak from Dinamo Zagreb, usually around £4m.
  15. @tajj7 each to their own I guess, for my money there aren't many better Pressing Forwards than Volland on the game. The Determination, Work Rate and Stamina combined with his reading of the game were vital to my success. The only thing Belotti is better at is heading the ball. Weiser is underrated in-game so I see your point; in real-life before the coronavirus pandemic, he was one of the top 3 players with the highest tackles per game of any Bundesliga player.
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