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  1. Contradictory messages? The beauties of AI scripts...
  2. As long as you stay within the payroll budget, I don't think you it's your responsibility to fix the structural financial holes of your club. It is often the case that the board will keep injecting money (or borrowing loans) to fill the gap. Of course, there is a chance that the debt may force the board to cut your payroll. In that case, you better off finding a job elsewhere.
  3. I'm sure there are higher scores around, but this definitely is a record for me, ever.
  4. Good question. It's when you stop playing a save for whatever reason you give. My question is less about why you quit but rather about how you actually feel after dropping a save you spent a good deal of time on.
  5. I'm about to finish a save after ten seasons (or nearly a month IRL) and will start a new journeyman. I feel a bit sad that all my trophies and achievements won't carry over and will be for nothing. Honest question: How do you feel after a really big save you invested many weeks of your time on?...
  6. Thank you, @Daveincid! Impressive work on cities, demographics, and languages, wow! Question: should I delete all your old files in the Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2021\editor data folder, and then save your new august files?
  7. No, it more like stuttering/shakiness as the match unfolds. I play with no audio. It happens at random, regardless of graphic settings and regardless of applications running on the background. It's been happening for years and years, and SI never fixed that.
  8. Thanks. I double-checked and even reinstalled my drivers and updates, but my laptop is running FM on GPU...
  9. I agree with your assessment. Indeed I frequently set my wingers to support and even defensive, as most of the attacks I suffer come from the sides (rather than center, so my DM/DLP doesn't suffer that much). And, indeed, my single attacker feels a bit isolated at times, so I may pull him back a bit or move up one of my wingers. Thanks much for your thoughts and advice. Spot on!
  10. The financial benefits from international affiliations is a poor feature that needs to be improved. I have no idea of the financial impact, either before or after accepting the affiliation. All I see, in terms of related international revenues at the end of the year, is a "10% of your merchandise was sold overseas", regardless of country or prestige of the affiliated club, or the popularity of foreign players you bring in. This "10%" is, of course, totally ridiculous.
  11. In addition, if your team is promoted to a higher league, all players' stars will be adjusted to the new cohort, meaning that the number of stars will probably go down. I also find this ongoing star fluctuation a bit annoying.
  12. I don't know who sets the maximum salary (maybe some Director or the President?...), but you can offer a higher salary by moving funds from the transfer to the payroll budget, as below:
  13. My midfield is usually made of 1 mezzala and 1 advanced playmaker. I wonder if two mezzalas (both in attack mode) are a good option? Any feedback to my question and to the formation below are appreciated. (The 4-4-1 below may look too conservative, but I tend to make tweaks midgame, and play more aggressive gegenpress quite often). Thanks in advance.
  14. I'm getting freeze framing during matches, regardless of graphic settings: from High to Low, with and without Crowd, to no avail. I also make sure no other programs are running on background (quite curiously, sometimes it helps to have one Chrome running, to stop freeze framing!!) No, it's not my laptop (Alienware, i7, GTX-1070, all drivers updated). Any tips on how to fix this during matches, and/or outside the game (on the laptop, FM game settings, Steam), etc.? Many thanks. PS: As we all know, this is an old problem that SI has not been able to repair after all these years...
  15. I'm curious as to how the SI development team incorporates the feedback we provide here. SI says they listen to the community (and I appreciate the efforts of moderators in this forum). However, some complaints about game engine, interface and graphics have been basically the same year in year out... I worked in tech companies before and know how difficult it is to maintain a digital platform. But it comes a time when we'd hope that some egregious problems would be finally fixed. Thanks.
  16. This wording is pretty odd... Maybe SI could hire a copywriter?...
  17. I feel your pain. Expecting two promotions back to back is perhaps too ambitious, but I'm also annoyed by such inconsistencies: first-league champion one year, followed by mid-table in next season; or almost relegated one season, followed by league runner up next season. And also typically: long slumps followed by dramatic recoveries. Stuff like that. FM is highly consistent in being inconsistent...
  18. My impression is that if you set your general tactics to "Stay on Feet" (image below), it will override your Ass Manager dirty suggestions. In addition, you can set your players individually to "Stay on Feet". That's two instructions against your Ass Manager's. Have you tried that?
  19. Have you considered Brazil second or third divisions? Winning chances are shared among several good clubs, and it's lots of fun.
  20. It seems there is confusion between the Hall of Fame and the Leaderboard. Leaderboard is the ranking of players who play FM over the years. However, you are excluded if you use any mod or pack whatsoever. Hall of Fame is the ranking of coaches (usually famous names), and it may include you. But you need to win silverware spectacularly well over several seasons. (Packs and mods won't affect you here.) Hope this helps.
  21. I don't get annoyed. On the upside, I get my players for my club only, and they won't get injured in international matches. On the downside, they may miss on some international, confidence-building experience. And I'm also interested in increasing the market value of my players. Any studies showing whether National call-ups increase the player's market value?... It would only be logical...
  22. Some Presidents are quite stubborn. During your conversations about increasing number of coaches, you can keep clicking on persistent answers to try to change their minds, but don't give them an ultimatum ("I'm not sure I can keep doing my job") or they may fire you. Also, take a look on your own Determination rate, and your Coaching credentials, as these will help you influence the Board.
  23. I suggest starting as a head coach in a really small club in a lower league and work your way up. (Just pretend you've coached youth/B clubs before starting your coach career in a new save).
  24. I played MLS a few times, and it's sufferable. IRL, the byzantine rules were designed by a business cartel to make money. They were intended to make "soccer" a watchable TV entertainment, where good clubs can never get stellar and bad clubs are never really punished (so that investors can reduce their risk). But the league turned out to be so artificial and boring that it can barely break even...
  25. A dermatologist should be able to answer that.
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