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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. Just so you know, I have bought various things from cdkeys before and never been disappointed. Pretty sure I got FM17 from them too
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yes, you can tick the 'Will leave at end of current contract' option
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Look at young players released by top Premier League clubs with potential or those available cheaply. Try and get decent players on loan (having a good parent club helps). Make sure you have at least one good enough goalscorer. Also, scout players and sign those with good fitness and determination, consistent players also helps. I've found that if players are strong in these areas despite not being the best for the league they have done well for me
  14. Anyone else notice David Moyes gets appointed Manchester City manager
  15. I can't see SI changing it as it does fit with real life. Most teams that win the playoffs (and automatic) can't go and spend £10m before they start getting the money as they may not have £10m despite knowing they'll get it. I can't see owners who haven't got millions to lend the club going to the bank and asking for a loan when they know they'll get money in in the future. The reason they won't have given you the higher agreed budgets to start with will be because you don't have the bank balance
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