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  1. I've played through five seasons managing Juventus, and during the summer after the fifth season noticed that suddenly Napoli had transfer listed and/or listed for loan pretty much it's full first team. Ok, that's weird, I thought. Napoli's information tab stated that their financial status was insecure, and indeed it is: through the editor I saw that their balance was about -190m euros (IIRC)! They had just purchased three players, all of whom I think they had already on loan. I'm not sure if they had mandatory or voluntary buy options for the loanees, but for Depay alone they paid a whopping 90m euros. So that's already a very stupid move by the AI to spend well over its means, but so far it has really failed in its attempt to fix the situation. Wouldn't the wisest course of action be to sell enough players to cover the deficit and to get rid of their wages? Surely one wouldn't (and shouldn't!) get the best possible prices for the players being sold, but still, to me that seems like the best option. Instead the AI has so far sold one player, and the other moves have been to loan first team players out. Ok, that at least gets their wages off the books, right? No. The loan deals Napoli has done have left them with the obligation to cover about 90% (!!) of the loanees' wages! So the AI isn't helping it's dire financial situation at all and instead is just destroying it's squad completely for no gain. Gonna be interesting to see what remains of the squad once the season starts and what their final position will be.
  2. Have your news after the completion of the course ever actually said that it was useful or impactful? After multiple seasons and surely well over ten courses for many different players the only feedback after completion that I've seen has been "gained little from it" or something like that, and no visible increase of the leadership attribute.
  3. I'm very inclined to believe this too, as the assistant manager that I started with offered quite a lot of advice but after some seasons got poached by another club and when choosing the replacement I didn't pay much attention to his tactical knowledge. Now the new one offers far less input.
  4. The poll is a bit confusing as basically the question is do you do a or b and then the options are simply yes and no
  5. Hi SI, Is it WAD that some players count as club-trained in a domestic league but not in Europe?
  6. Currently in-game the Serie A Winter transfer window closes on 18th January (IIRC), but for example as I write this Genoa and Milan are finalizing the transfer of Piatek IRL. Shouldn't the window last longer in FM? Are the criteria for club-trained players supposed to be the same in Serie A and the UCL? At Juve at least Rugani and Rogerio count as club-trained in Serie A, but not in the UCL.
  7. Sorry, I've already advanced well beyond that point. I'll try to have an early save in store for uploading if it happens again during the 2nd season.
  8. Summary: bans in Serie A disappear Description of Issue: I'm managing Juve and have had at least three red cards (two straight), but everytime the players have avoided any ban. At least after the straight reds the relevant players' profiles have shown a ban immediately after the match, but that disappeared quickly and none of the red carded players have missed any games. I'm playing with the newest patch. Not sure if this only affects me or all the teams as I haven't paid attention to the rest of the league. Steps to Reproduce: manage a team in Serie A and get a player sent off.
  9. Wasn't there speculation in real life this season that Chicago wanted to bring in Maxim Shalunov already this Spring but wasn't able to as his current KHL team refused to release him from his contract which is set to expire at the end of April?
  10. Awesome, I haven't downloaded the latest rosters yet.
  11. Even though the logic behind giving awards seems weird at times it would be nice to have awards in the World Juniors.
  12. Do correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that what I described in the title shouldn't be possible. I had drafted a Russian player who was playing the KHL with a three (IIRC) year contract, and offered him an NHL contract in January to ensure that he would join me after his Russian contract expires. To my surprise he joined my team in the middle of the season after accepting my offer, abandoning his KHL team.
  13. You are above the salary cap, thus making the AI waive players to get you cap compliant.
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