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    You've gotta hang on to the trip you're on
  1. Most people with autism are aware of their own difficulties and therefore try very hard to be nice to other people. In FM18, everyone in your squad is now a raging asshole.
  2. [FM18] A Hive of Activity. Busy little Bees.

    I wonder if your Scouting Package was cancelled because you spent all your money scouting individual players. The costs do seem to add up. Personally, I've reverted to Triallist Lottery as a way of finding players.
  3. I've had a few triallists come in to the club and be good enough that I want to sign them, but for whatever reason, I lose track of the day their trial ends (and their attributes are all revealed) and they leave the club. A few then don't want to join the club if I try to offer a contract, but if I offer a new trial, they're happy to come back to the club and I can then offer them a contract. I've uploaded a save to the ftp (interested not interested triallists.fm). Omar Poli is the player I've just brought back into the squad on trial and offered a contract to; José Dias on my shortlist, I haven't yet, but he was in the "not interested" camp following his first trial. In truth, this isn't the first version of FM this issue has cropped up in, but if it can be fixed, that'd be good.
  4. It kind of works both ways. I couldn't sell a very competent Premier League-level Goalkeeper in FM17, despite his 'market value' (stupid concept though it is) being £12.5m but his asking price being more like £2.5m. Wages weren't unreasonable, either - after I flogged him somewhere for less than £1m, he was only on around £20k p/w - and his performances had been very solid. (I was selling him because I had a different keeper far better than he was). Similarly, trying to get rid of a 21 year-old Brazilian international MR who I couldn't retrain to a position I used; he had a good season out on loan at a Bundesliga side but following that, I had no takers at even £7.5m. You'd think someone would be interested in more than a loan deal, but apparently not. On the other hand, I had Man City come calling for a player who'd had a pretty phenomenal 18 months with my team, but who clearly wasn't good enough for them. I eventually sold him for £55m (his release clause), after holding out for nothing less (no, Man City, not even £51m plus a £375m buyback fee). And then, a few seasons later, they were sniffing around for my most complete MC for around £120m until I decided he was basically irreplaceable. On the flip-side, I unsettled a young player at Nice, who the club were asking for £35m for and by the time the summer transfer window opened, he was on the transfer list for £5m.
  5. I've had it as well for random players, not even ones I'm due to play. Playing in the French National, if that helps.
  6. Funny Screenshots Thread

    Teddy Sheringham, born in 1966, is 43 years old in that screenshot, so if my maths is correct (and my eyes are, too)...
  7. Also: work permit restrictions, language (that does play a part) and tactics. Juninho, when he played for Middlesborough, was one of the best players in the league. At one of the worst teams in the league. They got relegated, but damn if he didn't play well most weeks, with his "flair and dribbling" as you put it. Why don't English players move abroad? Because their clubs in England practically throw money at them; if you can earn £30k per week as a bit-part player for a mid-low table Premier League team, why would they leave? Also, British clubs typically do a horrible job of actually educating young players, so they'll be unable to speak a foreign language and have no life skills their parents didn't teach them. Moving abroad is a big leap if you're a thick 20 year old who doesn't know how to use a washing machine, let alone talk to someone in Italian or Spanish.
  8. Okay, this is just stupid. A good player, in a team that plays to his/her strengths, will play well anywhere; whereas managers who sign players without knowing how to fit them into a tactic, or build a tactic around them, will struggle to get the best from that player.
  9. Overload is like pressing the 'stupid' button. I understand that you're probably only using Overload when you desperately need a goal, but I struggle to understand why it seems to overrule almost all Player Instructions. My goalkeeper starts punting it aimlessly downfield, even straight from defending a set piece (i.e. when I have no players forward); throw-ins are hurled down the line, irrespective of if there's even a player in that direction; players throughout my team start shooting as soon as they get within 35 yards of the goal, and regardless of whether there's a player in a better position. I'm sure there's a way to set up so that going Overload is beneficial to your team, but I've never managed to get it to work. I just end up swearing at my players more.
  10. Run Down The Flank, Perfect Low Cross and Boom(?) Okay, more like 'clang', but whatever
  11. I was going to ask whether Dinamo had a player sent off, but I realise that's a different issue. If you IR'd the game, I have a feeling that the game auto-generates a list of penalty-takers according to some very opaque criteria. If your GK doesn't meet those criteria, he'd be down the list. Which isn't to say that penalties are utterly borked, but still.
  12. 1) Doesn't happen that often 2) Yes, but if your Assistant isn't doing them for you, more fool you 3) Yes to weather and pitch condition. Not sure about grass vs synthetic but probably only a minor impact 4) Yes, but don't expect to see it often 5) Yes, very infrequently 6) Yes. The workshy clowns
  13. Mother of all newgens

    Anyway, 2 years later, here's Burhan just before he makes his FIRST EVER START! (Against a 3rd Division team in the cup). As I said before, my coaches do tend to get carried away. There's obviously been some development, but nothing all that impressive. I'm hoping that I can give him some game time this season and his Potential stars will go up (he's now at 2.5, down from 4.5, albeit we are one of the best teams in the world).
  14. Jadedness

    I dunno, but either way, he'd still probably say he's feeling fine
  15. I had to dig out the .txt file I'd saved, but in FM08, I spent the last 8 seasons of a 38-season save file managing KFC Verbroedering Geel* (as it was) and in my final season took them as far as the Champions League semi-finals. And that was when league reputation was static and any club that could find £3m down the back of their sofa could buy pretty much any one of my players. I think that squad building is easier if you have a tactic that you understand, since you can recruit for that tactic. If you're still trying to find a system that works, or you're just trying to sign the best players possible and then find a formation that works, you'll probably have more difficulty. But if, for example, the player knows what attributes they're looking for in a decent second-tier DM, they're at an advantage over the AI who is more likely to be looking for CA/PA/Role Suitability rather than someone who is quick, has good stamina and can tackle. I had a tactic back in FM08 and as long as I brought in the right kind of player for the right kind of role, it worked well. * - also managed in that save file: Barcelona (in D2B), Bayern Munich (in Third Division) and Fiorentina (C1)