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41 "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

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  1. Yes, it is true. Your senior team likely plays far more matches that your youngster probably isn't going to be part of so he misses the match experience, the training session he could have been part of if he were still in your youth squad, and then he misses out on any training the day after the match which is either devoted to training or rest. This gets much worse if you are playing multiple matches per week where the player might only receive 2-4 training sessions in the first team whereas he would have received a full week's worth of training in the youth squad. It is also importan
  2. Generally, the mentor needs to be 21 years old or above before your staff will recommend for him to lead a mentoring group but even this might not work out great as it usually takes a few more years for the player's personality to "harden" to the point that he won't be influenced by the young players that he is supposed to be mentoring. You can see in your image above that the rest of the players are influencing the mentor and you would ideally have his estimated effect from group listed as none. BTW, Fairly Determined is not a personality that I would not want mentoring other players.
  3. Have you considered that the opposition might be forcing him inside by using the show onto weaker foot opposition instructions, the same way you do for other teams?
  4. In my experience, this is where the leadership stats of your players, especially the captains, come into play. One of the things I've been tracking in my own save is how much the match changes when I sub out my captain. My save is mostly an academy challenge so my players are very young in general but I've kept a couple of older players around from our early days just for their leadership rather than ability. Inevitably though, I sub out that captain to let a younger player get some experience and the match nearly always turns into a disaster for us. Leading a team 1-0 in the second h
  5. Every time this has happened to me has been the fault of Steam rather than FM. Steam pushes out periodic updates to its servers and it seems to screw up FM until you update Steam. This also happens with non-M1 Macs but it only crashed the FM app rather than crashing the entire operating system. I now always close Steam and let it install any updates (to Steam, not FM) before I start playing FM to get rid of this problem.
  6. I've got 55k players in my save in 2034. All of the big European leagues plus USA, Australia, and the rest of the UK.
  7. Chamberlain is clearly at the stage where his Motivation is plummeting which usually starts around 60. Expect it to keep going down whereas Torrecila could keep getting better as a coach for a few years. Motivation is the main thing that drops once a coach hits the downside of his career and it can drop pretty quick.
  8. Yeah, I've just got the base 8GB model with the 7 core GPU. Works great.
  9. Yeah, high graphics. The M1 Macs also don't seem to have any problems loading a lot of leagues either. The M1 chips don't have the same heating problems. My M1 Air without fans doesn't heat up at all running FM21 unlike my Intel MacBook which required the fans to be on full blast most of the time. I can play FM for hours without plugging in and frequently do. It's amazing how power efficient these chips are.
  10. I run FM21 on a M1 Air. Runs like a dream on high settings. Doesn't heat up like my Intel MacBook Pro did. No issues at all with it. Also runs an incredibly long time playing FM on battery power.
  11. In my experience, changing your HOYD at this point will result in a poor intake regardless of if the new HOYD is better. HOYD is one of those roles that seems to work best when they've been in the position for a few years and you get poor results if you constantly change them out. The first year with a new HOYD seems to always be bad.
  12. I do. It costs very little to release them 6 months later and some of them can surprise you, as has mentioned. I put a very high priority on the players with good personalities who list our club as their favored club as they will rise very quickly to the top of their squad hierarchy as team leaders. Even with a low potential, these players are very valuable in long term squad building for my reserves as they will eventually be the mentors for my next generations of players.
  13. It isn't new to FM21 as I had the same issue in my FM20 long term save with a couple of players (both around early 20s) who each lost 5 points in ambition and professionalism after winning Ligue 1 and the UCL two times in a row. I hated this when it first happened to me but have learned to like it over time as I find this it is probably quite realistic to what would happen with some players that win everything possible when they are young and don't have a whole lot more to aspire to in their careers. I should add that this is an incredibly rare event so it isn't being overused. It appears t
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