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Mayzie

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  1. I'm having the same issue as the above - can't progress. The button is green, saying Team Selection but pressing it does nothing at all and neither does pressing the space bar. I had to holiday the semi finals and am still getting the same thing on the finals. I also appear to have received a grand total of £0 prize money despite reaching round 4 of the Spanish Cup and winning Spanish Second Division B3.
  2. Which is why I also suggested removing the lock on the expansion potential of The City Ground - as in, so you can request stadium expansion rather than just a new stadium. Since Forest agreed a new 250 year lease on the ground and Rushcliffe B.C. moved out of the Civic Centre, I don't believe the club are restricted to the current capacity, hence the recent development and expansion plans.
  3. Providing planning permission is granted, Nottingham Forest are redeveloping the stadium & increasing capacity to 38,000 at the end of this season. I'm not sure whether this is something that you can include in the game, it was announced by the club in February and there was a relatively recent news article on it too. https://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/2019/february/major-stadium-redevelopment-to-go-ahead-at-nottingham-forest/ https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/nottingham-forest-city-ground-plans-3386066 Assuming you're not able to code in a stadium expansion at the end of the 2019/20 season, are you at least able to remove the restriction in place stopping The City Ground from being expanded at all? I'm currently only given the option to build a new stadium.
  4. Is there a way for me to be able to pin U23 & U18 squads to the left hand taskbar without taking control of general training for them? Also, is it possible to alter who is responsible for what training, i.e. Attacking Technical, Quickness, etc. I don't want to have to have full control of these squads but without doing so, it's impossible to see which coaches are utter **** and which are worth keeping.
  5. Transfer clauses are all well and good but I'm receiving a lot of bids from Saudi teams and I'm not convinced they'll fetch a much higher fee than me. I accepted one with a player I sold to Napoli and did try to negotiate with Man Utd on a player they bid on but I think they were trying bully tactics & pulled out as if they couldn't muster a mere £500k for my best player. The Man Utd one was funny when my player with an unambitious personality told me how ambitious he was. I've managed to win most of them around & then instantly sign them on a new three year contract anyway. Just speaking to them to try and convince them to stay, my GK wanted to move to PSG because they play Champions League football so I said we'd be doing that next season (because we win the league & qualify every year), once he was happy, three year deal with an optional one year extension.
  6. Good to see things moving along nicely. I'm also glad to see you get a load of grief from the players too, a lot seem to have the "Spt" tag on that squad screenshot. I'm getting a bit annoyed with it in my Valletta/Malta save, players are unhappy at the lack of depth in midfield. I can only assume they mean the AMC position which is only in my never used secondary tactic so I might remove that or shift it to ST. I'm at that stage where people are starting to take notice of my squad thanks to getting through to latter stages of EC. Unfortunately, that means that every club thinks they can buy my players for about £100k, even ones that I spent £200k on a year previous. It got a bit tiresome having to spend all of January batting back tiny bids for my best players and then argue with them as to why they should stay. Interesting to see that due to a sell on clause from a player you bought from a rival, they netted a bunch of money & became Professional. Something like that won't help me develop the league due to the measly offers I receive but maybe I should be buying the best Maltese youngsters to help the clubs out, rather than just signing them because they're all part time.
  7. That's great news. Like you said, 5 teams out of 12 qualifying for Europe should generate some much needed money. Malta manager has just retired on my game, so I've taken over the national squad in the hopes that fighting on both fronts speeds up the process. That message that you got above, is that based on the national teams ranking?
  8. It looks like it really is going to be a long slog, getting NI league reputation as well as your own club reputation right up there. Hopefully you notice a sort of snowball effect thanks to the work you've done so far - NI national team climbing the FIFA rankings, better young players being produced, more and more teams turning professional. I've started a similar save in Malta, I'm four seasons in and am still the only professional club. It's encouraging to see your facility upgrades progressing fairly well, plus junior coaching & youth recruitment at maximum already. I've got about £16m in the bank now but have only manage to force upgrades through via things like signing a new contract, arguing with the board & even once, leaking to the press.
  9. Last night I won the Championship with Ilkeston and was really looking forward to the Premiership after seeing the transfer budgets other people have been given but no, the chairman here is useless. £7m transfer budget & £350k p.w. wage budget. He's still refusing all typs of affiliate. Oh and he's not expanding the stadium, he's just converting some seats despite the fact that the stadium doesn't even meet league requirements for about two divisions below. Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to the £80m bank balance come the end of the season whether we get relegated or not. Maybe that will make him invest in the stadium. Something funny I noticed in this years game. Paul Clement was assistant manager at Hull and his stats were excellent so I thought I'd try and sign him only to get his response "I do not like Mayzie so have no desire to work for Ilkeston" or something along those lines. I've had no dealing with Hull, Derby or anyone else he might have been with other than playing against them this season. Why the hate?
  10. Can't post screenshots as I'm at work but my Ilkeston save is going well, I've made a lot of progress over the Xmas break while the Mrs was at work and I was off. It will be back to the odd evening now though. I'm now in the Championship and have a few mil in the bank due to the sale of some good young players and drawing Tottenham away in the FA Cup for two years running. I find that by signing free transfers part way through the season, you can attract better quality players on small wages. I think the players are basically about to give in being a professional footballer when I sign them, it is odd that other clubs don't offer them deals though. My best player currently is Josh Onomah who I signed while in League One, his attributes have just been flying up. The worry is that his release clause is something like £2.5m, but then again I suppose that will be money in the bank to support persistently running at a loss. Hopefully with Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro joining the EU this season I might be able to pick out some bargains given the low reputation of their leagues. Maybe not as easy as sniffing out Irish & Welsh youngsters though. Due to work on the stadium we're playing at Meadow Lane (Notts County, 20k capacity) for the first eight months of this season which has caused a bunch of re-arranged fixtures meaning less days rest between them. I can see it being a long slog. I'm currently about eight games in, sat 14th in the league but only three points from the relegation zone. If I finish 14th I'll be happy because most of my players have low relegation clauses on the basis that I'd probably get sacked so not care if someone buys them for cheap lol
  11. Has anyone had much luck with Ilkeston a few seasons in? How long does it take for them to get Professional status so that I'm not losing my youngsters for nothing? I won the play offs in first season, FC United absolutely stormed the league. Now in Conference National & FC United are storming it again, while again I'm in the play off spots. I reloaded multiple times to get myself a side fairly local to where I live (Ilkeston or Matlock) & now I'm regretting not taking on a side with a higher reputation. It's difficult to attract any players, my attendances are poor and the Chairman just flat out refuses anything I ask for on the basis that this is the highest level of football the club has ever been so he's quite happy with everything as it is! He wont even get me a senior affiliate to loan players or to bring in a bit of extra cash. After promotion though, he's decided to build a new stadium presumably to meet league requirements as we only fill about a quarter of our current one. That has put the club in a crap situation financially (£1m loan debt) despite a nice little cup run and my great financial managment last season which saw us with a healthy £250k in the bank. The loan debt has only served as another excuse for him not to improve any facilities, which is annoying because I feel like I'm starting to build a team of good young players who aren't going to get better without the facilities in place to do so. Now I'm in a situation where I've maxed my wages out and with the loan debt I'm in for a financially crippling season. The only thing that will save me is promotion to the Football League and something ridiculous like a draw at Old Trafford in the FA Cup.
  12. The only reason I've kept Tyler Walker about is for home grown players, his wages are minimal & better to have the option of playing him that being a man short in my quota. Well done on the Euro Cup FloydRix. I did the same thing after dropping out CL at group stages. Finished fourth in my second season in Prem so again qualified for Champions League. Turned down for a new stadium once again though, Fawaz thinks we need a bigger fan base otherwise it's not worthwhile. I've got a £60m budget plus sold £25m of players and I really want to develop some of the younger ones I already have so I think if I don't bother with big name signings & just keep the money in the bank then maybe he'll agree to it. Munir has gone back to Barca who wanted daft money for me to loan him again or to buy him, then Everton snap him up for £25m! I was stuck without a quality forward so I got Patrick Aubameyang on loan from Bayern. I was going to buy him but refuse to pay £12m transfer fee then £140k a week wages for a player who is 29yo and realistically only has 2-3 years until he starts to heavily decline. I've signed two left wingers, Ahmed Musa & Jese for approx £10m a piece. Sold Egrys Kace and Claudio Bumba for £12.5m each.
  13. This might be something to do with Staff Responsibilities. If you have a member of staff in charge of individual training the option will be greyed out until you no longer delegate that job & put yourself as responsible for it.
  14. I think this is mainly the new PL deal. Fawaz invested £15m or something like that when I got promoted I think but since then he hasn't had to put in a penny, I'm operating on massive profits year on year even with £30-50m budget & about £11m spent a year on improving facilities. Then again, I see on that new stadium news item it says £95m or something will be funded by stadium sponsorship so I'm guessing that will be Fawaz Fridges getting their money out lol
  15. Yeah, exactly that. I think he was transfer listed for a good six months before I managed to get him after winning the Championship in the first season. Finished fourth in Prem second season but Champions League was tough so soon after getting promoted & playing with a young, developing side. That & only having Ben Osborn as a first team squad member who is home grown at club so I was three players short on a full squad. I got knocked out in group stages to PSG & Real Madrid, I'm in Europa Cup quarter final now but the likes of Monaco are still in it so chances of winning are slim. On the transfer budget front, I think I was given around £25-£30m in the first window in the Prem then without any notice I saw I was linked to splash out on some player so checked my finances and I had another £30m or so to spend in January, so I did. Ryan Mendes & Nelson Oliveira were fantastic in the Championship and I was quite tempted to buy them but didn't. Off the top of my head, my second season signings were: Youri Tielemans Iver Fossum Richairo Zivkovic Andrija Zivkovic Guillermo Sara Thiago Maia Nathanial Clyne (transfer listed, bought in Jan) Felix Passlack (loan) Joe Gomez (loan) Claudio Bumba Bjorn Engels A. Zivkovic & Bumba were freebies. Andrija Zivkovic is the best player I've got by a mile. He's immense and has topped the scoring and assist tables for two seasons now. Third season signings: Ron Robert Zieler - GK (free) Emannual Mammana - CB Nemanja Antonov - LB Borja (Lopez) - CB Tomas Kalas (CB/RB) Andros Townsend RW/LW Munir CF (Loan) Vadlac Cerny - RW/LW Marcelo Meli - CM Kalas & Townsend were mainly to boost my HG numbers, I didn't realise Zieler was HG too so that was a bonus. I also bought a load of youngsters for development, including Maximiliano Romero & Andre Dozzell. My starting line-up usually looks something like this now: Zieler (GK) Clyne(RB) - Mammana (BPD) - Regen (CD)/Borja(CD) - Antonov (LB) Maia (DM) Fossum (BBM) - Meli (BBM) / Tielemans (AP) Zivkovic (IF) - Cerny / Bumba (W) Munir / Zivkovic (AF) Tielemans / Meli rotation depends on how defensively I think I need to play and the regen CB I've got is only 18yo but apparently is as good as Borja. A. Zivkovic is magic. I've turned down a £60m bid from Monaco for him and offered him a new contract making him the highest paid player (£70k iirc). He's topped the scoring, assists & MoM charts for the club for two seasons running now as well as being linked with the Premiership Player & Young Player of the Year Awards. Glad to see someone is having a new stadium built. When I asked they reckoned we needed more supporters before they'd do that and tbh, they're probably right. We've only have two league sellouts this season and 94% av attendance. I have had the training and youth facilities upgraded a couple of times now as well as increased youth recruitment and coaching so I'm generally quite happy with how things are going.
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