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Everything posted by phd_angel

  1. I see no impact coming from better individual bonuses. But I see this: - players tend to get lazy after renewing a multi-year contract. - low team bonuses turn into poor/negative performance (in cups I don't care) - oftentimes, the agent is the biggest mercenary of all In sum, as @leviathan1904 elegantly pointed out, contractual bonuses is about managing your finances across fixed and variable costs. (I was super generous with individual bonuses and noticed that my expenses were going through the roof, so watch out...)
  2. Your remaining budget is 190. Committed spending is your payroll for NEXT season (it includes salaries of players under multi-year contracts). Check Finance / Salary / Salary Commitments.
  3. That's the beauty of football. You have high expectations on expensive things that will not come to fruition...
  4. You can find the name fix patch alongside the logopacks in the same mega fan website that shall remain here unnamed...
  5. I highly recommend playing in Brazil. I'd particularly suggest a smaller club playing in the National Third Division. That country is lots of fun because your club plays in a local (state-level) championship before the main national league. And the top 5 clubs in the First Division play in the Continental "Libertadores" League. So there are plenty of interesting championships to try your luck! Moreover, the player database is plentiful with lots of talent from neighboring countries. Major clubs like Santos or Flamengo are quite wealthy and resourceful, but smaller clubs also are lots of fun. I'd consider coaching Madureira, as it is a poor small club in the local Rio state league that also plays in the national third division. You will have to fix the odd licensing limitation that renames clubs with three letters, and consider the proper logopacks... Boa sorte! Good luck!
  6. Like the comment above, I try to link coach expertise with the player position. I'm not sure it makes any difference, however I do notice that some coaches are more agreeable, while others tend to disagree with a different suggestion for player improvement. Some of their suggestions make sense, but others are plain random bollocks, so you have to decide.
  7. I think it's worse than that: defenders unnecessarily heading the ball forward (instead of letting it pass behind), the ball then easily falls on the feet of an upcoming attacker! This happens way too often, even Loki Doki has shown that in many of his videos...
  8. Only if they attend lectures by the Dalai Lama...
  9. Under Preferences, it would be nice to have a save option for "Before Matches".
  10. My 2 central backs keep dangerously ping ponging the ball, and they end up loosing the ball to a poacher way too often! (Good think my goalie is excellent...). I usually set my tactics to Cautious, and my DCs have mediocre passing ratings (7 to 10). What should I do in terms of training and tactics?... Should I focus their individual training on passing? (What if passing training stops working?...). Should I play more "Balanced"? Advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  11. I believe staff to be nearly as important as players as a whole. I first focus on getting a good ass coach with good tactical, player knowledge, man management, and motivational skills. I then seek to hire coaches with high rating in some expertise (e.g., high defense, or high attack, or high technical, combined with high discipline or determination). I also seek to hire a couple of good scouts, as the basis of a search network that will bring me more player options automatically. I also hire one or two physios and 1 data scientist, to enable Recovery sessions and next opponent intel. However, I take any advice from staff with a grain of salt. They often give bad, very bad advice...
  12. Actually, they can help reduce the frequency of injuries. Recovery sessions and sports science expertise in your club will positively fortify players' bodies against potential injuries from manifesting.
  13. I feel your pain, and tend to agree. We have to be extra careful right after scoring a goal. I do all sorts of things: I shout "tighten up", set tactics to "Cautious", increase Time Wasting slider, change mentality of wingers to support, etc, etc. etc, If I don't take some of such counter-measure actions, I'm bound to be scored against... Good luck.
  14. Strange as your laptop has good graphics. As others suggested, ensure FM is linked to your Nvidia card: check/use GeForce Experience I've been having some minor lag issues with recent FM *and* Windows updates. Maybe try to use a System Restore on your Windows back to before your problem started... Also, how many leagues are you running? This easily has a major impact on game performance, and I lose many stars there, (though I understand you are referring to the graphic not game speed performance) Finally, make sure it's not a hardware issue... (A bummer...)
  15. It would be super convenient to be able to add columns with attributes of job candidates and player lists that appear in my inbox screen. For example, add attribute column on a list of players released by top league, or add attributes on a list of job candidates compiled in response to my job ad. See image below. As I can't add a column for to see coaching (or player) attributes, I have to hover or click candidate by candidate. Thanks!
  16. I enjoy playing tiny clubs because of the financial challenges. I focus on trying to upgrade training facilities and coach staff with a focus on physical training - always keeping wages under control. The big thing is to try to find, hire and resell a younger player (not necessarily a wonderkid) and re-invest the money in the club: I sold a young player for 2 million pounds (worth 2 years of club payroll!!), and used the money to hire a handful of players, a couple of coaches, and upgrade training facilities. That was awesome!...
  17. Nice. So, 4 key players comprising 30% of payroll, that's close to 8% per player. That's nearly half than my goalkeeper... I sometimes have no key players in my squad. I downgrade key players to first team, unless the player is really exceptional - which is quite rarely the case. Thanks!
  18. I use light(er) colors/skins during the day, but switch to dark/purple at night.
  19. Always remember: American football is not real football.
  20. I had a fantastic goalie but his salary was eating 14% of payroll. It seemed a bit excessive for me, so I sold him. What is an acceptable percentage you allow for a single player, and what was the highest you've seen (I once saw a player eating 40% of my payroll, took me a few months to get rid of him!)? Cheers.
  21. Yeah, FM17 was hard, maybe FM16 was tough too, can't recall too well...
  22. It depends. If the player becomes stronger, then his acceleration may decline naturally. Not necessarily a bad thing, if other attributes are increasing. Body changes, even at a young age.
  23. Hi. In five seasons, I've come across one or two youth intake players that became 4 star players. You need to keep an eye constantly, and then let them play, and it's rare, but it's possible.
  24. Both clubs playing with the same color scheme. Can you please check this doesn't happen as often as it does? See image please. Thanks.
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