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Marc Vaughan

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  1. If you can get us the save game then I'd be happy to take a look at this and tweak if it's required. To be 'given' the maximum wage available the board need to believe that its required to keep/get the player and that they're worth it. For instance if you had me in your squad your wage budget might indicate a max wage of 500k - but the board would probably consider the upper end of that slightly excessive for a 48 year old defender with two left feet ... and in those circumstances it'd be restricted to a more sensible, say 100 pounds per year ...possibly as a means of making me diet more More seriously - if the player isn't truly world class in the boards eyes then 250k/week should be enough to entice most players to the week, wages above that presume that the player is a truly world class star and/or coming in with a huge transfer fee.
  2. Unless you are doing REALLY badly (by which I mean something serious - eg. far adrift from where you're expected to be and say 7 matches without a win) there will generally a chance that the 'Request more time' will work and the board will grant you another match to turn things around in .... however the size of the chance is dependent on various factors including your current situation, generally the chance isn't 'that' high normally around 20%, there are exceptions to this where the board will be far more lenient, for example if you've been at the club for a very long time the board will generally cut you more slack and you may find that they grant you a reprieve more than once because of past performances etc.
  3. If you do a 'player search' or 'scout search' after players are released from their clubs you'll sometimes find gems who busted out from other clubs youth set-ups ... the date for this varies from league to league but is normally around June/July in most leagues (you'll get a news item indicating clubs have cut youngsters).
  4. If you set a player as transfer-listed then the assistant 'shouldn't' resign their contracts, I'll ask QA to double check that ... but any other situation its presumed you want them retained. Nice idea with the assistant, I'll have a think about that for next years version
  5. Is a larger club interested in him? - if he's been tapped up then it is possible for that to occur ... its rare, but ...
  6. Some screamers will and do happen - you can limit them by keeping players under pressure near the edge of the box, the easiest way to this is to play a tactical style which isn't overly attacking and especially using a DMC.
  7. As in real-life youngsters when they're not playing and unproven are volatile commodities, for example - think of the current Liverpool U23 squad ... the club will probably place a high valuation on most of them, they're 'hoping' they'll go onto be solid first team players and perhaps one or two of them might become stars. Of the 20+ players in that squad though I'd expect at least around 12 to leave the club and half of those to trickle out on free transfers into the lower divisions as their contracts expire. As such you can realistically expect smaller clubs to sometimes make speculative offers for players who are 'rotting' in the reserves and not getting any action. The chance of this is much increased if one of the following is true: Their contract is running down (less than a year especially, but under 18 months means clubs will start showing some interest). They haven't played a first team match in a long-time (non-keepers are more affected by this than keepers where its more accepted). They think the player might become unsettled if they show interest in him (ie. he's already asking for a new contract, more playing time etc.). It is obviously entirely up to you if you want to accept these offers and in FMM20 you CAN set the player as 'unavailable' transfer status which will dissuade the vast majority of such offers. PS - A 50m offer for a player I am presuming is still largely unproven isn't exactly low .... if you don't take it and he busts out, how will you feel in a few seasons time?
  8. I'll flag that as a bug - you don't happen to have the pkm do you (as it'll make it easy to track down, we detect 'color clashes' in kits and for some reason that one appears to be escaping us ..
  9. It's unusual but can happen if they pick up injuries regularly then they might decide their bodies have just had enough ...
  10. We will release an update in due course, we try not to advertise a date for such things in advance because many factors could delay a release and then upset people who might be anticipating it. I can confirm there will be one as soon as all transfers have been collated and everything fully tested, thanks for your patience.
  11. If you click the 'view' button on the club squad page then you can choose to view the players by contract - that view will show their wage, contract expiry etc. Before a player leaves there are normally news messages warning you about impending contract expiries also - each of these will have a 'view' button at the bottom of them which will take you to a dedicated page showing players who are near contract expiry. Finally out of season (when players contracts normally expire) you will see this information upon the club home page also.
  12. A wonderkid is someone who is very good for his age and has potential to improve, the 'potential' you see isn't always accurate ... nor does a wonderkid description mean they'll fulfil it ... PS - In answer to your question yes every player has a 'potential' hidden behind the scenes however its not 100% tied to their star rating, at Manchester United a neglected kid in the reserves who hasn't been playing well might have 160 PA but only show up as 3* potential because he's now 20 and only has 100 CA ... thus he's unlikely to ever reach his full potential with his current situation in the coach's eyes ... if you started giving him game time and he blossomed then that 3* might rise ... then again perhaps he isn't 160 PA, it's all down to your judgement in deciding. Rough rule of thumb - if someone plays for you in a competitive match and does well without gaining 'experience' after the match then either something is stopping them progress (check their training page) or they've hit their potential limit. Do bear in mind that there ARE exceptions to this - if a young player gets a serious injury (six months+ out) then his potential can change for the worse, also very occasionally a young player who is performing exceptionally might get a PA boost ... but this is very very rare and I won't go into the triggers involved as I don't want you guys attempting to game the system
  13. The ball size is slightly exaggerated on purpose to ensure its easily visible for people, there have been more than a few who had issues being able to perceive the animated ball easily upon devices and this is one of the reasons why its slightly larger. I hope it doesn't detract too much from the enjoyment of the game for you, but this is working as intended.
  14. Throw the save to me at marc.vaughan@sigames.com and I'll take a look at it ...
  15. I don't know if Moise Keane should be 4* presently - the way I've heard pundits and (some) Everton supporters talking about him I think 3* is fair enough tbh ... in general the public are incredibly harsh on players when they perform badly or don't settle in at a club. Look back at some of the great players who have 'busted out' from the Premiership and been dismissed as awful signings ... only to go on elsewhere and suddenly recover form. Memphis Depay Mohamed Salah (most people forget he was with Mourinho at Chelsea where he failed to impress and was loaned out) Diego Forlan .. etc. This is obviously something which is down to individual interpretation however and I'll keep listening to the feedback in this area, if everyone agrees with you I'll tighten it up a little more than it is presently (but I don't want it to be 'that' accurate that it removes having to utilise your own judgement).
  16. That's a fair point and I'll look into that for a future version.
  17. What is your wage budget looking like and how important is Pogba to the squad? (ie. if you're not playing him much or you're over budget that is as expected) ... tbh I doubt the Man Utd board are going to give you 500k when you already have indicated there are only 345k free in the budget .... Outside of that, have you given him an offer with a minimum release clause? - if I remember right he's very ambitious and letting him know that he CAN move if the right offer comes in might make the difference.
  18. Yeah we're two seperate teams and my approach may differ from theirs in some aspects ... quite commonly neither is better/worse ... they're just different as the aims for our products are slightly disparate (I want FMM to be more accessible and entertaining while realistic ... where as full-fat FM is a hard-core simulation).
  19. Yeah the star rating is very much impacted by form - as in real-life the perception of a player is biased by how they're performing in the 'here and now' ... if a striker goes on a barren spell for 4-5 matches then pundits start asking if he's past it rather than realizing he's just been unlucky etc. This is entirely intentional and is intended to (1) be realistic, (2) mean that you have to use your own judgement to cut through the opinions and ultimately decide what YOU think as a manager . PS - Glad you're enjoying the game
  20. Glad you appreciate it - this is actually an 'unlockable' feature, there are quite a few in the game which as you play it will become available (you can also purchase most of these in the app instead of unlocking them through gameplay, just in case you're time poor and cash rich)
  21. @Tommy Hearts - Do you tend to install 'data cleaners' or similar apps on your devices? ... these are the most common cause of issues with missing files in games (not just FMM but others also) ...
  22. There is a purchasable/unlockable which gives you that option - it basically makes you a member of the board at the club. As with most such things in FMM you can either choose to purchase the in-app-purchase it unlock it through achievements during gameplay.
  23. Could you also indicate if you're using the enhanced match engine or not please?
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