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  1. Flashman

    Small PPM issue

    Morning I've just had a chat with one of my coaches and asked him to train Vertonghen to stop running with the ball through the centre so much. "He's too old to change his game now." "Well, do you have any suggestions?" "I think we should ask him to stop running with the ball through the centre so much." "Good idea, you do that." It made me chuckle but thought I should report it as a little quirk.
  2. Flashman

    A new feature/mode

    The only reason this hasn't been done must be licensing. The research can be done (to an acceptable level) and the ME would be the same as today. People would (probably) buy it, so there must be an outside influence preventing it.
  3. Flashman

    Contract Length (new signing)

    Ah ok, I see what you mean - thanks for looking into it, and for pointing out a glaring way to solve the problem!
  4. Flashman

    Contract Length (new signing)

    I've just tried to sign the player again and had the same problem. The board are restricting the contract length, and perhaps it isn't a bug, but it would be interesting to know why. It seems like an odd decision.
  5. Flashman

    Contract Length (new signing)

    Hi Ben Kenney, thanks for the response. I honestly don't think any of the reasons you mention would be applicable to this transfer, but if the board is restricting the length for any of those reasons then perhaps it is an issue with their decision making process. Or maybe I'm missing something really obvious! I'm managing Reading and trying to sign a good former academy player back at a reasonable age and for reasonable wages (I think). Anyway I've uploaded the file Hector_Contract to the Cloud.
  6. I'm trying to sign a player, and we've got to the contract negotiation stage. I'm able to agree on every term except contract length; I am only allowed to offer a 1 year deal. I don't understand why the restriction is there - is this meant to work like this? Additionally I'm only allowed to request an optional 1 year, rather than up to 3 as normal. I've got £130k remaining in my wage budget and I'm offering the player £14k a week. Have I missed something here? The player's agent has demanded a three year contract which I can't offer so the deal's gone, but I've got a save from the day of the negotiations if this is a bug and you want to look at it. Cheers!
  7. I almost don't want to do this because it's a harmless little thing that works in our favour, but.... I didn't have enough midfielders in my training camp squad due to a couple not being back from their hols, and I'd left my next best U23 at home. On the day of a friendly, I was able to register a player for the squad, making him available for selection. I suppose it's technically possible he could have been in the country anyway, or got an early flight out, but it does seem unlikely. If you want to just let this one go then that's fine too
  8. Flashman

    FM19 Transfer budgets

    Is... is this possible? I mean, start with the full budget but no transferred players? I didn't actually know that this is the way that the opening budgets worked these days, and I can kind of see where Bothan Spy is coming from. What you've actually done is a sort of halfway house between the old-fashioned first window transfer budgets being available and not being available. I'm now tempted to restart my save, especially considering the rather harsh way that disabling the budget has been implemented this year!
  9. It's not available to install from my Steam.
  10. Flashman

    Database cut-off?

    So... SI aren't permitted to release a game with an out-of-date (optional) database? Licensing is an odd business.
  11. Flashman

    Database cut-off?

    Would it be at all feasible to have the option to start the game with squads the way they are on 30th June? i.e. before the clubs all do their summer business? I've latterly thought that clubs having two bites at the summer window is a bit much, and in any case I could do a better job of picking players than the clowns in real life (especially for my own system)! I'm going to assume that this isn't possible because the db isn't kept up to date in real time (or anything like it) - but if that's not the case then could we have a pre-window db as a start option? Or even the option to start the game with last year's mid-season db?
  12. The tactics module is the thing I look forward to seeing most in each new version of FM. It's the bread and butter of the game. This update looks really promising and more than anything else has whetted my appetite for Beta day
  13. Am I missing something with this introduction of VAR and goal line technology? These are things used in real life to eliminate human error from decision making on the pitch. With Football Manager, there is no human error in the decision making on the pitch - so what are these features going to add? Immersion perhaps? As others have asked as well - how much time will we be made to wait whilst a decision is referred to VAR..?
  14. 20 seconds in: what kind of maniac hangs his suits 'face to face'? Without wishing to generalise, I'd be surprised if any football managers or FM players did. Except Steve Bruce.