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  1. 1 hour ago, enigmatic said:

    Depends a huge amount on whether the player improves, whether the buying club is a bigger club in a division where players are generally worth more, whether the player improves their ability or reputation, whether the player is sold cheaply at the end of their contract and whether the original sale was at a good price or not.

    As a general rule you don't usually expect any transfer profits at all on older players, usually expect big ones if they jump to a much bigger league or are a young player who's miles from their potential. 

    I meant to say what's the average profit in *percentage* (not in absolute values), but I think your point still holds true.  I got it, the profit is the difference between what the club pays and sells for. Thanks.

  2. It seems to me that a player instruction deactivates the team instruction to that player. It doesn't reinforce the player, if both team and player instructions are the same.

    Tackling is one example: you may set your team to get stuck, but some individual players will stay on feet if you so decide individually.  (No reinforcement on getting stuck or staying off, if both team and player instructions are the same.)

  3. I just hired a legend as a staff. As featured in my Inbox, he's been always giving interviews about my club/players' performance. Historically he was a best player in the past, and the club even retired the #10 jersey in his honor. Well, I just hired him at age 55 as a youth staff cheaply (U18 Ass Coach).

    I wonder if there are any positive effects of hiring a legend that I should expect in times to come. Any inputs are appreciated. Thanks.

    PS: I was asked about his hiring during a press interview. See question below.


  4. I played Bohemians in some old FM version. My somewhat outdated experience with the Irish league is that its clubs are just too incredibly poor to enable building anything positive.

    I prefer UK Vanarama or Brazil Third division, where even poor clubs have some minimally decent conditions for growing... IMHO...

  5. That's a legit question. I've done it all: from 10 years in one club all the way to a radical global journeyman (5 clubs in 7 years). I'm usually looking for a bigger challenge at a richer club. I follow Loki Doki's view on the number of stars that I have vs the number of stars that the potential club has.

    Bottom line is, after a couple of years of achievements and improving any given club, I open my eye to potentially moving to a club that has more stars than I do as a coach.

  6. Good question, as I am often confused by what lower squads I may have some level of control. I think it varies widely by country or even club.

    I'm now coaching Lokomotiv Moscow, which has 4 squads under the Senior. I can move players across squads, but can only control training in U21 and U18. Confusing...

    I wish there was a game feature where I could suggest merging or deactivating some of these ancillary squads...

  7. 13 hours ago, Hovis Dexter said:

    If you use the IGE your points are frozen. In my experience facepacks have no effect at all.

    Sorry, what's IGE?   I've been using facepacks for many years, and also Rensie's skins more recently (leaderboard hasn't worked since then, but I can't pinpoint if it's facepacks or skins).

  8. When I'm selling young players, I often struggle to define the price tag I want. I assume that future clubs will enjoy a better player for many years to come.

    Say, I have a 20 year-old 2-star/4-star foreign player whose present market value is $100k. (I'd try to ask at least $500k paid over 3 annual installment plus 35% of profits from next sale).

    How do you go about estimating the price you want to ask such a young player?  Do you apply any financial formula as a rule of thumb?...  Thanks.

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