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  1. Cool i was curious how many years needed to pass and seems like 25 (I had also heard 20) is the cutoff!
  2. I hadn't noticed it, but I do think you're right. Had forgotten that it is a thing. I've noticed some other quirks with the 5 year plan (which I really love in concept) and hope they can flesh it out. I could negotiate my goals (with limited success of them accepting them haha) and club culture, but couldn't make board requests which I think should be the case. Heck it'd be nice to suggest "in the third year, build new training facilities" and stuff like that. But good call OP I do think there's a gap from previous versions.
  3. To add, a lot of the time you just get "Accepted the warning without comment." Though I usually just issue warnings. Playing poorly in my mind doesn't necessarily warrant actual fining!
  4. I have had it happen, once with a big improvement and another with a big decline.
  5. Yeah you can "Speak About" poor last game but it's not the same as discipline player. I often don't have much success with the conversation either. Players often get upset. Quirk of the game.
  6. I suspect it's part of the challenges of reputation. The lower reputations in the game aren't built for super low level (compared to the world) leagues. Kind of like how a "1" in an attribute is still better than I am at anything because it's for the game itself. So the reputation bands are probably so tight that they are thinking "you have the highest rep in the league, go win it all"
  7. It *definitely* wasn't paid by me, so I assume yes haha.
  8. If they haven't made the first offer, I believe in the upper right hand part of the negotiating screen there is a "ask for recommended offer." Which works as a starting point. It tends to be a low end offer though so be aware of that.
  9. No, they stay with what was agreed upon (I had this happen to me, where I was loaning a hot prospect my first year in EPL for like £100k p/a and Man Utd renegotiated his contract to £4m during that season. If you're just worried about the game mechanics, it seems like players only get paid their salary while on loan.
  10. There's a limit around 2 billion in part due to the way computers store 32-bit numbers. When you get close to that, there's an event that the club is taking the money into some external "investment" account. I've never gotten it, but other posters here have.
  11. Oops, I was slightly mistaken, the option shows up just below the Speak About Aaron did the "apology" I had checked the before and after and he just bumped up to 15 determination (and is now evidently "fickle" hehe)
  12. If you go under the "Speak About" context menu, you'll see an option "Disipline Player For" and then there wlil be options. If I get a player with a poor performance I'll post a screencap. It is only after a competitive match, I'm not sure if it's "any time before the next game" or if it has to be done right away, I typically do it right away.
  13. I remember in my Kaiserslautern game when a youth player of mine was such a phenom he was easily my best player on the entire roster, including first team! He set records for youngest player to score a goal in both the Bundesliga and DFK-Pokal Cup as he scored in his debuts for both once he was old enough to play. After a few seasons Real Madrid came in with such a monstrous bid it broke the transfer system. I always save on big bids because I find I'm not very good at negotiating and can easily see things get withdrawn, and I actually could not even negotiate the fee to be *cheaper* as they would still walk away haha. I think it was about €200m or so. Was absolutely ridiculous and I turned all that money into a Champions League capable team. Very fun.
  14. It is indeed possible to get the improvements via club culture and mentoring as well. You'll often see a comment from whomever reports on your training about "squad's general character" as well as mentoring when this happens. I feel comfortable enough to state with 100% certainty that it is possible simply due to the statistical unlikelihood of my players consistently going up in determination (and/or work rate) immediately after disciplining them for poor performance if they respond by apologizing and stating that they will dedicate themselves to ensure it won't happen again. I have probably had it happen well over 100 times in my years playing Football Manager. Here's an example of Joe Gelhardt from my current Preston North End run. His was one of the lucky ones where both attributes were affected. Both attributes went up the same day as his apology. There is no corresponding comment in the training report about club culture or mentoring either (Joe also wasn't being mentored and in fact was a mentor himself).
  15. The odds of getting a 5 star player is always pretty low, though as Grifty points out a 5* player is relative to your current club. My EPL team is full of 5* players for a Vanarama team. That said, if you're top league is 3* (I assume that's what you mean by nation rating?), it'll lower the chances further. That doesn't mean it is impossible, but by virtue of being a lower rated league it'll also impact your club's reputation which is another component of youth intake. Get to continental competition to help raise both your team's profile, AND your league's rating.
  16. I have had better success with my U18 youth team being given some sort of league structure in previous versions of FM. Haven't had a need yet. I do feel that this is a point of improvement though, especially with the (excellent!) addition of being able to formally create the teams. I hope SI can improve things along these lines.
  17. You can often see the uptick in determination the day after the discipline conversation (same with Work Rate). It's happened enough times to me that I'm confident that there's a causal effect. Often all I need to do is issue a warning, but I find it depends a bit on the player's mentality and can backfire. I have professional players typically, so I don't find I anger the player very often.
  18. You can also set "Scouting Recommendation at most 0" through the advanced tab: Easiest way to get this to show up is to select the one on "Quick" tab, and then go to advanced and set the values to what you want.
  19. I wouldn't say either of these are exploits, although perhaps #1 may be a bit generous (I'll have to try it!) #2 is a response about motivating players, and if you're well respected by the players it makes sense... they've bought into your system. I remember going to Man City after gettin an EPL promotion and getting fired for leaking board news, many of the players were not particularly interested in my inspirational pregame speeches and would often switch off!
  20. Older players do tend to be a bit less valued than wonderkids I find, but the league the player is playing in (and the Club's reputation) also has an impact as well. Plus the Nation itself I find (related to league, but even similar reputation Norway league wlil have less values than say German)
  21. I think it's a lot more complicated than that and would actually point to the TV money explosion being the type of thing that actually hinders this and is in large part why a club like Ajax fell away. Ligue 1's growth has certainly come with the huge influx of dollars pushed in through PSG, but I think it's still important to recognize that it's in one of the biggest and (presumably) richest cities in all of Europe. Compare this to the Red Bull Football clubs, where Salzburg has been the big dog in a small league complete with consistent European showings (top 30 club coefficient even) and their TV money is still less than leagues that don't have nearly as consistent European performances (Norway, Sweden, Poland, Greece, and Romania all have more TV money but poorer performances in Europe). And the RB club in Germany is about to blow past Salzburg in club coefficient because they're in a league that more easily can deal support a team injecting a ton of cash. I actually agree with you on some level (and the idea of individual TV deals for outliers is interesting), and things like transfer fees that you're running into are still a big problem. IIRC I believe I circumvented this in my Norway game (Skeid) when I experimented with flipping Norway's FA Financial Power up to 20 which seemed to give my players better valuation... and I probably shouldn't need to do that! I was disappointed that my prize and TV money in Norway never really changed even as I eventually won Champions League, though I can understand that it's a complicated assessment because even in that case, I would still expect the traditionally big clubs to still be the biggest money earners than even my Champions League Skeid. And I wouldn't be surprised if there was limited interest in anyone wanting to watch my league games because I was having 30-0 seasons and effectively supplying the entire league with their star players (loans of 18 y/o wonderkids because HGN is so important in Norway) and begging my fellow league teams to start putting in better performances in Europe to get us more entrenched into the top 10 for more Group Stage placements.
  22. I had just upgraded my (Preston NE) youth rating to 1 now that I'm entering my third season in the EPL. I don't have any non-friendlies for my U23 team. I'll see if it changes next season (once I definitely have youth rating 1 for a full season). I see the "Professional Development League" has two conferences, one with 11 teams and another with 10... so hopefully that's where it will come in. I also don't have much for a U23 roster at this time (the team only has a few players in it as I loan most out), which may or may not impact things?
  23. I thought they were whatever the parent club was? (If you see that they aren't then clearly I am mistaken!)
  24. I imagine it isn't that common that the kids in the youth intake are ready for prime time. And the ones that are won't be hurt by being on the U18/19 team until the summer transfer window so you can move players out to make room.
  25. I find that for some of these it's just a slow progression (probably slower than it should be) unfortunately.
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