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  1. Are there really situations where you would have to pay £100m for a player in the game?
  2. I have never paid £100m for a player but in the right circumstances I definitely would. I've come to learn in the last few FMs that if you want top top quality you have to pay. I like to build up a squad from within, youth academy and young signings, but even as you reach top youth and training facilities and 30 scouts it's difficult to get the best for your roles. If I spot a world class player who is also great in the right areas for my formation and player roles (and clearly better suited than what I got), I will consider going for him. But he would have to be young enough (24-25 tops) to get a decent amount of years in the club and still potentially recuperate some of the investment. One can't really compare the game to real life as in the game you basically know what you're going to get. It does a better job each year to make it difficult to say which 16 year old is gonna be the best of the best and who is gonna be "just" very good, but it is you can pretty easily tell your £70m investment in an established player is gonna work out.
  3. Its not 1.29m its negative 1.29m. And then you have to pay 1,3m which basically evens it out. So he's gonna cost you (1,3m-1,29m), not (1,3m+1,29m). The numbers are rounded so the total is 16,5k as it says.
  4. Not exactly hidden, but I really like the optional contract extension clause when negotiating contracts.
  5. Really? I would consider the Possesion based Barca-style a really slow tempo style. Furthermore the "retain possesion"-shout creates a notably slower-tempoed tactic in the game, while the "get ball forward" ups the tempo from the default. Anyone remember Spain from the European Championships in 2012? Can't get slower than that.
  6. No, none of them are injured. My "old" CB can tutor other players, while my "young" CB can be tutored by other players. Been like this for 18 months now. And to clarify; both are natural in the centreback position. It's weird that i can ask the 26 y/o CB to tutor players with whom he shares no positions whatsoever (not even unconvincing/awkward), like my young ST/AMC, but not a player who's basically a young himself.
  7. No, none of them are injured. My "old" CB can tutor other players, while my "young" CB can be tutored by other players. Been like this for 18 months now. And to clarify; both are natural in the centreback position. It's weird that i can ask the 26 y/o CB to tutor players with whom he shares no positions whatsoever (not even unconvincing/awkward), like my young ST/AMC, but not a player who's basically a young himself.
  8. And it always feels like they happen at the worst possible time. I mean, they never happen when you've just lost at home to your rivals and such. Although, I can't blame anyone but me here. I cannot fathom why I didn't save after that youth intake.
  9. Yeah, every youth player coming through the ranks will be compare to the club legend Les Jennings, the man noone has seen, but everyone talks about in the same sentence with Pele and Maradona. His legacy will haunt the halls of Crewe Stadium (Les Jennings Arena).
  10. It's a chilly night in Crewe, March 13th 2023. The high-flying local football team Crewe Alexandra is out on the training field finetuning their tactics before the visit of Olympique de Marseille for the second leg of the Champions League first knockout round. The first leg in sunny Marseille ended in a iconic 5-0 victory for the Railwaymen and the atmosphere at the training ground just outside the brand new Crewe Stadium is relaxed and cheerful. Manager and club legend begilsson is standing on the sidelines with a note in his hand and a grin on his face. The note is from the club's Head of Youth Development Bernhard Peters and contains a list of names of youth players handpicked to train with the u18s. The reason for the managers grin is one name underlined by Peters with the description "possibly one of the best players of this generation": Les Jennings. Born and raised within a stone's throw of the training ground, 15 year old Crewe lad Jennings is following his dream of playing for the Railwaymen and his boyhood hero begilsson. A product of begilsson's reshaping of the club's academy and style, Jennings' got all the attribute needed to go on and become an international superstar. With technique and vision of a creator combined with the pace and composure of a lethal striker, experienced Peters sees him as a complete forward mixed in with the versatility to also be accomplished in a number of other roles in the midfield and attack. This is the player begilsson has been waiting for. The reason for his investments in the youth academy the last decade. The localborn superstar that's gonna lead the club for the next decades has cometh! Fastforward two weeks. The young Crewe side are away in Turin desperately clinging on to a magnificent 3-1 lead in the first leg of the UCL quarterfinal against mighty Juventus. Les Jennings, too young to be eligible for the European cup, is following his heroes-turned-teammates on television. The match is heading into injury time when young Jennings sees the camera focusing on manager begilsson as he is about to shout for his players to get the ball forward and secure this massive result. 15 year old Les Jennings can barely watch. Then it all turns dark... In the centre of Juventus Stadium, Crewe Alexandra manager begilsson is fumbling in the dark trying to get control of the situation. He understands there's nothing he can do; Every managers latent fear has become reality. Crash dump. He curses at the thought of spending the next half an hour replaying the last couple of games, knowing this particularly magical night in Turin will be next to impossible to recreate. At the same time he understands this is something that comes with the complexity of the game and he is about to accept it. Suddenly his bones chills as the magnitude of the disaster hits him in a dreadful realization; Caught outside of the autosave window, 15 year old Les Jennings is no more. RIP Les Jennings (2007-2023), Crewe legend.
  11. Maybe this could be a good thread to ask this: I have a 16 y/o central defender, national rep, hot prospect. I want to use my 25 y/o central defender, worldwide rep, indispensable, as his tutor, but the 16 y/o doesn't show up on the list of tutees. None of them are learning moves. What am I missing?
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