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  1. An top class ageing striker is always worth picking up on a free. I'd personally be wary about spending money on them, I think the peak is 30-32 so I wouldn't turn up my nose to a chance to sign them. It's a case by case basis though. They're always going to have pretty large wage demands, so that's a factor. Bringing them in could impact the playing time of an up and coming striker at your club also, so needs to be considered. They probably won't want to play second fiddle to another striker either, especially if you play one up top. Most importantly for me, is physical attributes. If pace and acceleration have taken a huge hit then I'm extremely wary.
  2. I only ever beta tested it (Coppell) and whilst I loved the concept and enjoyed it, it was just pretty bad. As mentioned above it was interesting for a few days during a fresh GW and then it lost its shine. The big players were hoarded, there was masses of inactivity, the transfer market just never worked and it was just a bit of a grind. I had a small club with a modest selection of players. Rarely won the leagues, got nowhere in the cups. I was reliant on my youth regens turning out decent so I could maybe sell them on to gain enough cash to fund some upgrades in my first team. This never happened. It just felt a bit pants to log in, play matches against the AI and scour the market for a semi decent player and have to pay an inflated fee for him, all the while remaining static with no real progression. That was just beta testing, if I had a paid sub I'd have been pretty miffed. I think if the concept was born today, it may have had a chance but I think it was a bit before its time.
  3. I usually train them to IF on the opposite side from day one. Also builds up their weaker foot and is very handy when you have your youth team replicating your senior tactics as they're usually forced to play the positions you're training. Gives them a good couple of years to adapt to the position before having a go in the seniors Doesn't always work out and sometimes they just never reach a good level though, plenty of times I've had to weed out all the wingers, and just concentrate on more central positions and buy my inside forwards in.
  4. I always have small database with all the major European nations, Spain, England, Italy, Germany, France tbf
  5. For instance I arrived at Liverpool two seasons in, they'd signed Gignac already and he didn't fit my style of play so he went on Loan to Lyon for a season where he scored 20 league goals. Simply couldn't shift him the following season, even when I offered him out for half his value and even a fair percentage of wage contribution. Ended up retiring after two seasons in my reserves.
  6. I've found offering players to clubs to be quite ineffective this year for whatever reason. Even at a cut price. It's really difficult to sell a player unless they're already on someone's shortlist and even then sometimes you just don't get an offer
  7. Wouldn't an affiliation automatically be cancelled upon promotion to the same league as the parent club? Only reason I could think is B teams not being allowed to be promoted but unlikely in Scotland.
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    Does The 'Squad Win Bonuses' Matter?

    I found offering higher bonuses was great motivation for the start of a season, usually always get off to a good start but find it decreases as the season progresses. The 'BPR' icon usually seems to vanish come December
  9. This is a fantastic, well thought out idea. Mock ups are indeed quite excellent too and I could actually imagine that being in the game. Good work
  10. Stevicus

    Load same nations?

    Just load your nations and start unemployed, retire your manager and create a SEPERATE save file. Whenever you want a new game just reload that save file.
  11. I think a happy medium would be having the scouting centre as it is now, but when scouting individual players, you could set them to high priority if you wanted an emailed report. I imagine IRL the scouts would be out and about doing their thing, and if a manager was to request info on a particular player, the scout would bring it to the managers immediate attention rather than just lumping the report in amongst countless others.
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    Man U Always Dominant

    A little different for me, I'm into the fifth season. Chelsea won the first three, City the next and I'm about to lead Liverpool to the next title. United have been struggling to make top 4 every year with Spurs and Arsenal pipping them to the top 4
  13. Usually I just have my ass man take over friendlies as they're mainly just for fitness and gelling the squad together so I don't waste my time with them. However, I've noticed my main first team always get to Match day one in good fitness and match sharpness while those that are not picked in the squad are severely lacking any sort of sharpness. So my question is simple, is my ass man just ploughing through preseason with the selected first team and subs without rotating for fitness? Should I look to make sure the team is completely unpicked and he'll then rotate accordingly?
  14. The international side of the game is indeed lacking, and hasn't really been improved for years now. You'd think the new dynamics system would have played a vital role on the international scene, what with players' social groups being comprised of teammates from the same club. The dynamics system for some reason didn't even make it to the international side of the game. It really does need some improvement, especially with AI call ups. I rarely see form players called up at all and instead it's literally just the strongest squad that can be assembled regardless of form. Still see Sturridge being called up to the England side despite barely playing at all for my Liverpool team, and failing to shine in his brief appearances. Similarly, the Euros and the World Cup don't FEEL like the huge events they should be, and they actually feel like quite a burden as the competitions are obviously happening at a time when I'm scouring the transfer market for my club side. This year you get absolutely hammered with inbox messages telling you some no mark 15 year old who isn't even on anyone's radar has 'decided against playing for Ireland and will look to play for *insert other nation*' that's not useful or important information to anyone, not unless said player is some absolute wonder kid at that age.
  15. Scouting - Player search, then apply a filter for players eligible to play for your country but not already in national pool.