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  1. Definitely... or better that players wait to speak to you as they should be able to tell that you're on holiday so unavailable to talk to them.
  2. This happened in FM 16 and it still seems to happen. I've won the league and so just holiday through some of the final games that no longer matter really. Whilst on holiday for 1 day, a player asks to discuss something and then all my players kick off because of how I've treated said player... because I essentially ignored him. Surely players shouldn't be able to ask to talk to you whilst you're on holiday? I wouldn't go knocking on my managers door and then complain that he's ignoring me when I know full well that he's not around. It's a huge annoyance and makes the AI not look smart at all. I have a save that shows this just before the match I holiday if needed.
  3. [Newcastle United] (Official) Data Issues

    Newcastle have been tough on clauses since Ashley took over. When he came in there was a big thing about how strikers weren't getting goal bonuses, with Ashley asking people why a striker should be getting a bonus for doing what he was signed and is paid to do (I think it came out when we signed Ba). Does make me wonder whether we ever changed that stance... how would we know if it has changed?
  4. Not at all. Never said that there wouldn't be, just not to hold out hope for any more since there were already loads.
  5. Hoping for updated squads? I'd say that's a given. You wouldn't buy a new game for this season with last seasons squads. Wouldn't hold out for more leagues either. Think it's been said before than there won't be any more leagues added. There's loads as there is. Better international management would be good - particularly when it comes to player selection. Hate it when I get messages about leaving players out that are on good form, when they've played 5 games all season compared to a guy that's played all season and has better average rating. So frustrating, even though it overly doesn't matter.
  6. FM is one of the few games that I'll pre-order, and do so each year. New features or not, the game is pre-ordered. It's just wrong not to have the latest version. I know I'm going to get it anyway so it's no issue for me at all.
  7. Our Forums are changing

    If a site is built a certain way, there is no desktop and mobile version. It's all the same and scales down. That way the site looks good, fitting everything horizontally so you don't have to scroll sideways or zoom in. Show desktop version only works when someone has a different site entirely for mobile versions, which you can usually see by the URL being m.domain.com instead of www.domain.com. Much better when a site is responsive like this is now - I can chuck it half screen and still read everything perfectly for instance. Also means that developers only have to work on one version, not two so better support when there's problems.
  8. IF a player complains about squad depth, tell them that it's none of their concern. I've found that when they start complaining about squad depth, it's not easy to make them happy again unless you splash the cash on a few players, which isn't easy at small clubs.
  9. Not a problem for me, but on all versions of FM I've always played with wingers and overlapping full backs. I see plenty of goals through the middle of the pitch and even a good portion of mine aren't scored through crosses, even though I'm set up to have my wide players smashing the ball into the box from the wing.
  10. Finishing as runners up in the League by a goal difference of 2. Lost my title by 2 goals.
  11. Custom team city

    Somewhere in Cornwall. The highest team from there that I know off is Truro. Plus Cornwall is the best, plenty of beautiful places where you could make a team from.
  12. When scouting a player that has 6 months or less on their contract, it would be nice to see something other than "compensation - £0". That's great if I want to sign him on a free, but what if I don't want to wait until the end of the season. So would be good if scouts added something like "but if you want to sign him now, he'd cost you x amount." So at the moment, I'm in desperate need for a left back but have limited funds. Looking at left backs that are running out of contract as I should hopefully be able to sign them on the cheap, but want to know which one would cost less since everyone I've done a scout report on all seem to be good enough and would be happy with any one of the three scouted. Cost would help decide without having to put bids in for all three to see.
  13. Was anyone bothered by Rashford? I'm not a Man Utd fan, but I can't imagine anyone was disappointed that he got subbed just because he had scored twice - if anything, they were delighted with the display. To me, there is an issue with including this in the game. 1. It depends on the players position I think. A striker being close to a hat trick is not the same as a defender being on a hat trick. The defenders are usually lucky to have scored one, yet along being on for a hat trick. Fans wouldn't be annoyed/disappointed about a defender not getting the chance of a hat trick. 2. Doesn't take into consideration of injuries. If a player is limping off or carried off, fans wouldn't be disappointed that I've subbed him. 3. Doesn't take into consideration age and experience - Rooney being on for a hat trick and being subbed is completely different to Rashford being on for a hat trick and being subbed, as their levels and expectations are massively different from fans.
  14. Maximum wage caps

    I read somewhere a while ago that Real Madrid made enough money through merchandising on Ronaldo alone, that it payed for his transfer a year after they'd signed him. Some players can rake in a fortune for a club. Over the course of his contract it wouldn't be a surprise if Real have made more money on him than they've paid out on the transfer fee AND wages combined.
  15. Maximum wage caps

    I generally refuse to go over £100k a week. It's only with the occasional exceptional case that I will go over - but never when signing a player, he'd have to be a fantastic player that's proven he's worth it over a few seasons and I know would be incredibly difficult to replace. I've sold many great players all because I refuse to up their contracts to a ridiculous level, and with that money I sign a replacement on less wages and with plenty of money left over.