Due to the fact that we have a young baby I only get a few hours a week to play as oppose to what used to be a few hours a day, this means that I have kept interest in a game for much longer than before where I used to play it so much then suffer burnout and get bored, so Im still playing FM12.
Ive been playing the same game for nearly a year now on and off and Im in 2035. I manage US Quevilly in France and have turned them from 3rd division minnows playing in front of 1500 fans to the biggest club in France with 50,000 every week. We have won the league something like 8 years in a row and whilst not being dominant in europe we have one champions league and a europa cup to our name.
I have done all of this under youth only rules, so I have never signed a player, Ive only used players who come through my youth academy.
That's where Im thinking of making a change.
Whilst Im still enjoying playing, because I never scout or sign anyone its becoming a bit monotonous, so Im thinking of allowing transfer but I dont want to do it then it ruins the feel of the game and give up.
What do you guys think?
* Shall I just carry on as I am now and see how big I can get the club on just my youth players? (the ultimate aim was to be the most succesful club in every competition we play in, ie most french league titles ever, most champions league wins ever etc)
* Shall I allow myself to sign under 16's? Under 17s? 18 and under? (I probably wouldnt sign anyone over 18)
* If I do sign players shall I stick to France? Europe? Worldwide?