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  1. Is Serge Aurier as bad at taking throw-ins in the game as he is in the real world??? He MUST hold the record for the most fowl throws in a game and career.
  2. It actually won't make much of a difference to anything. Like I said, the clubs with any sense will already have offered their players contracts that are long enough for them to gain UK citizenship. No player is affected until they renew their contract from March 2019. EU players can still come and go right up until March 29th (January 31st realistically) 2019. After then, they are subject to the same regs as non-EU players. What counts is not the country you represent, but where you hold citizenship. Contracts already in force at that point are not affected, so the smart people SHOULD ha
  3. In fairness, I'm talking about the real world. I think some of the 'work permit' stuff in the game may be league registration requirements, not actual work permit requirements. As I said in my previous post, a friend of mine actually issues work permits for a living. Players have to renew their work permit every time they renew their contracts, not just when they come to the UK. They get asked the same questions as Average Joe - they have to prove there is a job waiting for them, they are on minimum wage or above and have to show proof. The thing in the game about wages may just
  4. It won't make a massive difference. Most academies import the foreign players family before the player needs a work permit, and find the parents jobs - work permits for Average Joe aren't that difficult to get; a friend of mine does it for a living and has issued some notable EPL players with their permits. By the time the youth player is old enough to need a work permit, he's been here long enough to have UK citizenship, so doesn't need a permit. If anything, it impacts senior players like Salah, Mane, Firmino, Matip more. ALL non-UK citizens (players, coaches and staff) WILL need work p
  5. Just done this with a new 'save'. Still on FM2015 for this one, started unemployed, landed the Newcastle job after Pardew got the boot in first October. Got them from 18th to finish the season in 8th and, as you'd probably expect, the 'fat Cockney b*****d, shafted me when it came to budgets for the new season... anyhoo, Wenger retired, so I applied for the Arsenal job, failed, carried on with 'the Toon', December, we're hovering between 4th and 8th, Arsenal down in 15th bin De Boer and I try for the job again, this time successful. Talk about 'careful what you wish for'... these f***
  6. I'd doubt it'll be rubber stamped before the end of this season, so I'd expect it won't appear in FM before FM19.
  7. I've always found my most enjoyable games have been ones where I start unemployed and work my way through. I had a particularly pleasing one a few years ago where I ended up managing Nottingham Forest - and being old enough to remember them winning the European Cup - took them 'back to the heights'. Another that was particularly satisfying was when I worked my way through to the point when SAF retired from Man U and being 'headhunted' - I'm a Liverpool fan - as well as the winning the fans over battle, went on to win the UCL five years in a row AND be undefeated in all competitions for th
  8. FFP allows a certain amount of loss. Make the loss, no dividends should be paid.... Italian clubs have a long history of being owned/run by dodgy characters - match fixing, corruption etc. May be this is reflected in the game - isn't AC Milan owned by that dodgy Prime Minster they had a few years back? FWIW, with the UK clubs, if you make a profit, the club gets a tax bill. The trick is to make sure you're close to your wage budget and you spend all your transfer budget. I've been managing Celtic for three seasons, I pretty much ignore finances, except for my afore mentioned bud
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