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The Enforcer

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    Desperately Seeking Scouting, Abingdon, OXON, UK

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  1. Lost the dressing room

    @Junkhead I can only surmise it is due to your relatively low reputation compared with the club. Although at tier 5, I expect Tranmere are a big fish in that pond having spent many recent years higher up the league pyramid and therefore it will be more of a struggle to maintain managerial support than at other tier 5 clubs. That said, the reaction certainly seems too extreme and could be a bug. What is your dynamics > overview > managerial support rating?
  2. Lost the dressing room

    @Junkhead What is your league position media prediction and what is the pundit's expectations usually ahead of each match?
  3. Scouting

    @G J White Unfortunately not, it's logged as a feature request for future versions. However, you could use Rien102's helpful workaround, especially useful if you have coaching staff with CA and PA as good as or better than your scouts.
  4. Exactly. I have a midfielder whom is ranked "ineffectual" as a wide playmaker, even though his average of the key/desirable attributes is double figures at conference south level. I played him in that role anyway and in his first match he got 3 assists. How rookie players are supposed to figure this out is beyond me.
  5. Player Promises

    I strongly recommend reporting it as a bug in the dynamics section of the bugs forum, so that SI can take a look. Ideally, they would like saves uploadedbefore the 'promise' was made, but if you have got one before the transfer request that might be sufficient, plus one afterwards.
  6. Absolutely ridiculous "promise"

    I strongly recommend you report as a bug in the dynamics section of the bugs forum. Ideally upload saves from before and after the Bonnuci transfer request, if you have them. I also strongly recommend that this is also logged as a bug, ideally if you have a save just before Ritchie asks to leave and then another after Lascelles complains.
  7. Absolutely ridiculous "promise"

    What was Abate's squad status?
  8. Absolutely ridiculous "promise"

    All valid points, but particularly in respect of 3) - I have commented previously on another thread: 1. Relationship: "Very close"; and 2. Opinion of you: "Holds you in the highest regard as head coach"; When a promise has been broken, it is my view that 1. & 2. should militate against a player's reaction being as strong as asking to leave, Instead resulting in a bit of a grumble and request for more assurance. On the other hand, had the relationship been already strained, indifferent or neutral then a transfer request would be more understandable. Is broken promise > automatic transfer request the intended outcome regardless of the manager-player dynamic? Also, if a promise was not being fulfilled, you'd expect the player to start making disgruntled noises during the period in question rather than being best buddies all season then having a total meltdown as soon as the deadline has passed?
  9. Player Promises

    If you browse the dynamics section of the bugs forum, you will see there are plenty of examples of over-zealous behaviour as a result of ambiguous promises not being kept, or worse, the game erroneously perceiving the promise hasn't been kept. This includes examples of where a promise gets duplicated, so even when the promise is met, the duplicate isn't met resulting in massive fallout. The most extreme examples I have read are ones where users have won their league competition, but fell foul of not meeting some minor promise of the following ilk and were sacked: "play more youngsters in the first team" (it means youth intake, but doesn't specify this) even though the user did play more youth intake players "give back up full-back more playing time" (amount of playing time not specified) even though the back up full-back started half of the matches
  10. Will there be a patch in Feb?

    I sincerely hope that this would not be the last patch if some bugs remain after its release and that SI will continue to work with the community to eliminate bugs with further patches (accepting that some issues raised are feature requests for FM19 and beyond).
  11. Interesting. I have been ignoring role indicators for some time, but I haven't messed about with selecting players out of position since the CM days, where it usually had disastrous consequences, hence ditching the idea. However, whilst waiting for a patch to come out to fix the scouting and dynamics bugs, I have been mucking about with a couple of experimental saves with Oxford City. One of the issues was how to accommodate the strong ball-winning central midfielders for 6th tier level. Trying to squeeze them all into a narrow formation did not work very well at all. In contrast, the full-backs have weaker attributes overall and the best DR is needed in his auxiliary position as DC, so on my latest save I stuck two of my central midfielders at full-back, as even though they have no familiarity with those positions whatsoever, their best technical attributes were tackling and other attributes in my view supported full-back roles on their strongest feet. In the first friendly, the MC at DR got injured after about 10 mins and the MC DL ended up with the lowest match rating - due mostly it seems to an awful pass completion ratio (I could see him constantly hoofing it forward on the highlights). However, by the third friendly both 'stand-ins' managed to get match ratings 7.1 and 7.2, respectively. In that match I also switched a striker to left midfield (inverted winger) and he also attained 7.1. These players were the highest scorers apart from two of the goalscorers. In addition, I stuck this trialist in the starting XI with the following attributes: His position is stated as MC natural and DC accomplished, but I played him at ST (hence the other striker moving to ML) as a defensive forward due to his combination of good aerial ability and reasonable attacking/creative attributes yet at the same time decent defensive capability. Although he only rated 6.6, he outscored his strike partner and made more tackles than any other player (I could see him clearly harassing the opposition defenders on the highlights)! I have noticed that a negative of this approach is that there is a lot of orange/red on my tactics > analysis screen (also because my right-midfielder accomplished in that position is deployed in an "ineffectual" wide playmaker role in spite of being above average in all the required attributes at this level) and as a result I have got all these players on training in their new positions and roles to see if any of them start to develop any positional familiarity.
  12. Promise playing time next season bug

    The contradiction is visible there too. On the one hand under treatment he has asked to leave, but if you look at playing time it says "satisfied"!
  13. Promise playing time next season bug

    In addition to the promises bug that @mitchellzark has identified, his second screenshot also illustrates the inconsistencies between the various elements of the dynamics module: 1. Relationship: "Very close"; 2. Opinion of you: "Holds you in the highest regard as head coach"; and 3. Happiness - Negatives: "Strongly opposes the head coach despite very good support overall from the locker room". 1. & 2. do not correlate at all with 3 = bug. Even if a promise had been broken, it is my view that 1. & 2. should militate against the player's reaction being as strong as asking to leave as opposed to a bit of a grumble and request for more assurance. On the other hand, had the relationship been already strained, indifferent or neutral then the transfer request would be more understandable. Is broken promise > automatic transfer request the intended outcome regardless of the manager-player dynamic? Also, if a promise like this was not being fulfilled, you'd expect the player to start making disgruntled noises during the period in question rather than being best buddies all season then having a total meltdown as soon as the deadline has passed? With six positives and two negatives, it would be interesting to see the Brezina's overall happiness in dynamics > happiness?
  14. @Ben Kenney I have never received any scouting inbox entries from my senior affiliates straight after confirmation of the affiliation close to the start of a save in June/July 2017. Is this because the season has already started? I haven't got anywhere close to completing a season yet, so I can't say whether this happens at the ahead of 2018/19.
  15. Agreed - my senior affiliate choices have always had several players listed for loan, but I have had to manually offer them a trial in order to decide whether they are worth taking on loan.
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