hluraven

Members
  • Content count

    2,128
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About hluraven

  • Rank
    Semi Pro
  1. It doesn't happen to everyone. Are you using any edited files at all and a genuine copy?
  2. England does a couple of things very well - one of which is marketing/not forgetting a rich history! You would be hard pushed to find a team with a rich history that doesn't mention it or commemorate it somehow. The only exception is Milton Keynes, but their history is at Wimbledon of course. The big ex-European champions like Villa and Forest might be closest in the Championship, along with Huddersfield and Preston as repeat English champions. There are examples of teams that have a rich history at a lower level (Wealdstone, Altrincham etc in non league terms), but any team that won major competitions is either still near the top or won't let anyone forget it!
  3. Presumably, the reason you are trying to up their wages is to reward them for great performances, and/or to stop other clubs coming in for them. In either case, they are entitled to re-negotiate their contract as expectations have clearly changed from when you first agreed one. This is obvious, as you wouldn't be giving them a pay rise for nothing (that would be the illogical and unrealistic bit). I would also be interested in the real life examples of a player getting a pay rise, with absolutely no other change to a contract, not bonus, clause, fee or anything else! Agents are also entitled to a share if that happens, and they aren't often known to forego their cut. But, I routinely extend contracts for the same/less wages, and after negotiating you can up pay without too much problem on the same contract if you want. Unless the player has every right to want a huge rise in all terms, in which case it would be unrealistic not to ask this for them. TLDR: The only reason you would want to up a players pay is to ward off other clubs. In this position, the player has the bargaining power not you. Not signing the deal makes a move elsewhere more likely, where they can get bigger terms and signing fees than from you.
  4. Just checked my 2019 Asian Cup, Australia were in it and no odd teams. Was it FM16 or FM15 where England would appear in an odd competition like this, and when people complained they found out it was only in pirated games?
  5. It happens quite frequently in the Canadian junior leagues with overage players too.
  6. I use it for a few things: Changing club colours, especially text colours. A lot of the texts are unreadable to me (black/blue type combinations), and there are a lot of kit errors that I prefer to correct as I notice them too. Changing new stadium names. Some of these sound so bad they need changing! Adding/removing rivalries. As I go up through the divisions, teams turn from parent bigger teams to local rivals. Removing player common names. Again, personal preference but I change some of these or remove them. I only use it for the cosmetic side (and rivalries I guess). I wouldn't ever change or check CA/PA type stuff.
  7. Sorry to keep posting, but to add to this. If the intention is to go back to the completely pre-Bosman rules, FM isn't doing that either. Pre-Bosman, a player's rights were kept by the club even after they had left the team, and a transfer fee was valid. This is not the case in FM. In FM, if a player chooses to leave the club at the end of their contract, they are a free agent (not the case pre-Bosman). If a player goes onto a rolling contract, they are not free to sign for another club without a transfer fee - but are free to leave the club and be a free agent if they wish. They never choose to do this, even if they want to leave the club. Either the rights to a player should be retained by the club, even after the player has left, as pre-Bosman, or the player should be approachable by other clubs AFTER their contract has expired, regardless of whether they are on a rolling contract or not. Either way works, FM currently has an impossible half-way house.
  8. Got it - FA Rules https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0ahUKEwigxNHZ2ofRAhUJD8AKHT5MBd8QFgg4MAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefa.com%2F~%2Fmedia%2FFiles%2FTheFAPortal%2Fgovernance-docs%2Fregistrations%2Ffa-rule-c---relating-to-players.ashx&usg=AFQjCNFm_EksWPiC1VX5IvVJZL4WkNW6qA&bvm=bv.142059868,d.ZWM Section C.1 (j) (ii) There shall be no right to compensation or transfer fee by the previous Club of a Player who has attained the age of 24 years on or before 30th June and whose contract with that Club has expired. Under 24s have a separate compensation for training costs - already in the game. This isn't Bosman or EU rules, it's current FA rules. They could revoke it, but there is no reason to think they would.
  9. Interestingly, the problem doesn't apply to non-contract players with clubs, who remain free to join another.
  10. From ACAS: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1650 From Gov.UK https://www.gov.uk/handling-staff-resignations Basically, an employer cannot refuse someone's resignation. In football terms, a player cannot resign from the middle of the contract, if they refuse to play, they won't get paid but cannot join another club - this is in the game. But, once the fixed period of a contract is over, they are free to resign. This is also in the game. Football contracts include restrictive covenants about playing for other clubs if you leave in the middle of a contract, but these expire at the end of the fixed term. In game, some players (on contract expiry) leave the club, some stay with the club on rolling contracts. Those on rolling contracts never then leave, and cannot be approached by other clubs. In my current game, there is a player on rolling contract with a status of "Unhappy - wants to leave the club". That player is free to leave at any time, but doesn't do so. Other clubs who are interested in the player would, in practice, on agreement with the player see the player resign from the original club and be free to join another.
  11. Not sure if it counts as an England League specific, so feel free to move. I have observed a Brexit oddity, as described in the mega feedback thread The effect of Brexit that you can't approach players at the end of their contracts makes sense, and I remember it from pre-Bosman times. The issue is that you also can't approach players whose contract has expired, or are on rolling contracts. In reality, if these players wanted to leave the club, they would do so and be free to join another. I know that in the distant past then players registrations remained with their previous teams ad infinitum, but it isn't an EU rule that would be revoked on Brexit, it is also a British labour ruling so this wouldn't be applicable any more.
  12. Good timing, I've just had the identical Brexit, with no noticeable change except for the pre-contract offers being removed for UK (I think - not just English) based players. Not a big deal for me at the moment as I was in Conference South at the time, but many players down at that level are on rolling contracts, I would assume they should be approachable as they are free to terminate their contracts at any time if they wish - ie to join another club. The bit about not being able to approach in the final month is fine, but I'm not sure about the inability to offer to those on rolling contracts, that seems like an omission to me.
  13. The update was nothing more than an update of the adverts on the side of the pitch. Nothing else, at all, whatsoever.
  14. It's just a change to the adverts
  15. The Saturday/Monday games are Easter games, which will happen every year in the English leagues. Not too sure about the blank Saturdays though, unlikely that games are re-arranged for cups that late in the season for League 1 teams.