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  1. I've seen a lot of things on social media recently about everyone's favourite wonderkids, I'm just wondering if anyone could name an 18 man squad of failed wonderkids across all versions of FM. I may look at creating a database with them in but I need some ideas (and reminding of some I may have forgot).
  2. I have that one. It makes picking up foreign bargains and newgens harder, at times I have to spend over £10m to sign a player which can be frustrating when a player is transfer listed for £2m and would improve my team. It means I have to massively overspend if I want the player, meaning I'm paying in instalments a lot more. My £30m transfer budgets don't help either, being a relegation candidate I can't make the bargain signings I used to make. It also makes getting decent loans in from abroad difficult as they fail to get a work permit. It's even worse at Championship level.
  3. Last game of the season, Fulham need to get a result to stay up and City need to win to clinch the title. I don't think I've ever seen this in an AI vs AI game in the Prem before.
  4. I'm just wondering whether this is a position we should be able to employ someone. When managing lower league and working my way up, I always seem to have a bad pitch and I'm asked about it hindering our play style. With the addition of club vision and it potentially being more important to play a particular way, could hiring a better groundsman or adjusting a pitch budget enable those lower down to have a better pitch, therefore allow you to play better football? I know it ties to pitch deterioration rate and recovery rate from the editor, but these seem to be static. Using one IGE, I've found that these remain the same even if you relay the pitch OR build a new stadium, with the new stadium having the exact same stats. Surely a relayed pitch would be different and a new stadium would be completely different? Using real life examples, Blackpool's pitch was shambolic under Oyston ownership but will probably be better with investment under Sadler, with a better groundsman and more investment involved. I'm sure that AFC Fylde and Fleetwood would have had poor pitches before being owned by wealthy investors. I remember Chelsea having a poor pitch before playing Barcelona once, whereas it's immaculate now. Also, in non-league, teams can choose to have synthetic pitches instead due to operation costs being cheaper and they'll be in better condition. I've not seen one non-league club change to it in game, I'm assuming due to licencing? I know poor pitches are part of lower league management but if there was more investment or better staff working on them then surely they could be slightly better, as in real life. It would be great if we could set the grass to be long/short before the season too, as that impacts playing styles. Like the pitch dimensions, I'm pretty sure this will be covered too.
  5. I've started unemployed and worked my way up over the last five or six years but now Oyston has gone I might start at Blackpool
  6. Does battery life matter to you? If not, I'd say this is better for the same price, it has a better processor and graphics (useful if you play other games). https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/dell-g3-15-15-6-intel-core-i7-gtx-1050-ti-gaming-laptop-1-tb-hdd-128-gb-ssd-10182914-pdt.html
  7. CDKeys have been excellent, I've purchased over 50 things from them and only ever had one issue, which was resolved within 10 minutes. They email the code straight away.
  8. Anyone got the new Surface Book 2 13.5 inch i7? These are the specs https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/d/surface-book-2/8mcpzjjcc98c/GWQP, wondering what it would be like?
  9. Just so you know, I have bought various things from cdkeys before and never been disappointed. Pretty sure I got FM17 from them too
  10. I've had this, I think it happens when you promise a player to send them on a language course before they join the club. Once they complete it, it says you have instead
  11. Kit changes I've used it for. Also, and I'm not up to this stage yet on FM17, I will give other clubs in my league a sugar daddy and £900m (adjusting transfer, wage budgets and reputation too) if I'm dominating the league to increase competition. I've also edited nations like San Marino to have a youth rating of 200 to see what effect it has
  12. Yes, you can tick the 'Will leave at end of current contract' option
  13. As a Blackpool fan I won't manage Blackpool while Oyston is there in game, happy to when he's gone. Won't ever manage Preston or Bolton, I'd be too tempted to destroy them
  14. What attendance are you getting roughly on average? It's probably better for your club less ST sales as you'll get more money on the gate if you're getting near capacity
  15. As a Blackpool fan I like your Blackpool one. If all the players were sold and Oyston was still there Blackpool would get relegated straight away, would be interesting to see if that happens
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