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About smoelf

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  1. I go by monthly. I never understood why anyone would count their wages per weeks, but from this thread it seems that it is just because I don't follow English football.
  2. The year is 2045 in FM16. I have just gotten to a point where Juvetude Évora is capable of competing with the big three in Portugal. There is just so much history in a long save. Star players long forgotten as I outgrew the level they excelled in. Club legends retiring and serving as staff. To be honest I care very little about actually knowing the players as I don't really follow much football in the real world, so it's more about getting to know the players as they are generated.
  3. Haha, well played. Sometimes FM is closer to reality than one might think
  4. For a lot of teams, this does not seem to be an issue, as many teams start with an option for a possible reserve, B-team or u23, or whatever they might be called. However, for some of the lower league clubs, such a reserve team does not exist, and as the team progresses to glory, the usefulness of such a team becomes ever more prominent. Sure, you could set up an affiliate to send your talents too old for the u19-squad out on loan, but it does nothing to keep your main squad backups match fit, when you make them available for the reserve team. There are a number of ways this could be done, but
  5. I have just finished the tenth season at Juventude Évora and have just survived in 6th place in the Second League after being predicted 21st. I'm having fun, but considering ditching it in favor of trying the English Hero achievement, since there was a bug that withheld all league prize money from teams in the Second League, meaning a lot of insecure finances in Portugal outside of the Premier Division.
  6. Sorry, it seems the image link didn't work. It is much clearer with that, so here is a direct link: http://imgur.com/Z53Zk2k What I mean is that when scouting a player there is usually a percentage bar indicating how much has been scouted, most often referring to hidden attributes like professionality, injury proneness and the like. In the image it is seen that I am supposed to have scouted the player 100 %, but many of those hidden attributes are still hidden. What I am wondering is if that is a function of my manager's Player Knowledge and Young Player Knowledge all being 1 or if this shou
  7. Out of curiosity, I thought that scouting someone to 100% would give full information about the player. Why is it that I still have 17 undiscovered areas even with 100% scouting? Is it related to my manager's knowledge skill?
  8. Maybe future editions could add an option to turn it off, like with masked attributes? People enjoy a game in different ways, and for the people who do a one-club-one-save kind of game, it really isn't enjoyable to have it shut down by a random event you have no control over, even if it is realistic. For the majority of my saves it would be an unnecessary feature (and likely on I would try to circumvent with the editor (unsackable, anyone?)) but for some saves the realism it adds is absolutely essential.
  9. Thanks for the advice so far. I'm currently working my way through the fourth season, and can see that it is going to be a quite a bit trickier than I expected going in. But I'll see how far I get Regarding the above comments, I might not have been as clear as I could have been in the OP. I do not have a self-imposed ban on buying players. So far it seems impossible to get anywhere near Portuguese Second League with only my youth players, so I will need to play "normally" for quite a while before I would have the stability to work on my youth academy.
  10. Sooo, I guess no one has any thoughts on this?
  11. Or at least I had one. Until I realized it might be a bit more difficult than I had first assumed. Hi. I recently picked up FM16 on a sale, and are slowly getting to terms with how it has changed. The last time I played Football Manager it was called Championship Manager 4 and player instructions were drag-and-drop arrows. When starting this time I thought that placing myself as a manager in a big club wasn't all that interesting and after lurking a bit one these forums I thought that managing in the lower leagues might be fun. I have always had a soft spot for Portugal, so I ended up finding
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