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  1. I had a quick read through the titles on this part of the forum but couldn't see anything so thought I would start a new thread on this. I have a few former players/staff who are now fully fledged managers themselves and I often see them targeting players on my shortlist. What I would like is if I have a good enough relationship with that person they can send me a message asking if I can recommend a player or if they should sign a particular player or not. Obviously they will sign them or not if I say yes or no as it is their decision. I know Fergie and Wenger have done this for other managers IRL. I think it could build better relationships with them (possibly enhancing the chance of signing someone from them in the future), especially if the player signed/recommended does well. It would also be cool for us to use our game knowledge to help our favourite pixels, utilise our possibly wider scouting range and keep an eye on how well they're doing. This function is already in game vice versa as you can ask a new staff member to recommend a signing from their previous club. Thoughts?
  2. I think this happened on my save recently. Rashford was called up to play for Man Utd against a world XI of some sort for someone's testimonial. Edit: It was actually Koln they played. But Rashford was definitely called up to play.
  3. Is there a way to see your managerial record against other managers? Would be great to see if Bilic keeps taunting me in the press because I've never lost to him. Seriously, the man cannot let a game go by without repeatedly saying I'm a bad manager and lucky to still be in a job!
  4. I think this idea has legs. Many people who play the game often like to manager holiday for x number of years, sometimes to get into a position where there are only newgens. I wouldn't particularly like to have to keep clicking continue through every day of my character's playing career, but perhaps a fast forward option to "start save when player retires" and as the game is whizzing through the seasons you get little notes that update you with career milestones ie debuts, transfers, cup finals, national team call up & tournament selection etc. When retirement occurs, which could be at any time, you then enter the game world and start from there. It would be a refreshing way to start having already made an imprint in some randomised fashion instead of suddenly entering the game world with "84 caps, 22 goals". The randomness could mean our playing career ends as a youth team winning captain or a teddy sheringham type retiring at 40-odd. It would also be good to see little references to your playing career when you do become a manager "pikeal, who scored the winning goal in the 2022 world cup final, has been appointed manager of barcelona".
  5. Would've given your post more cred if you had admitted that you have something to do with 90MF. Clearly. Come on.
  6. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/penguin-wins-its-suit-as-puffin-gets-the-crumbs-in-battle-of-the-biscuits-1273690.html "Asda, the supermarket chain, may have to p-p-pick up a bill for damages after the judge in the great chocolate biscuit case ruled that its Puffin brand was a copy of the famous Penguin." F...f...f...f...football manager.
  7. I look at the match result and how the sending off changed it. i.e. if the red card meant we lost from a leading position, then I fine them. Never Mario Balotelli or Ravel Morrison though lol
  8. In my 2nd season with Liverpool I was sacked and Kolo Toure got the caretaker job before becoming permanent. He took them back up the table after my failure before being sacked the next season for languishing in mid table.
  9. Sorry if this is quite simple, but I can't for the life of me find where it shows the above information. If I recall it used to be Club > History > Records > Players, but the Top Goalscorer only shows it season by season...
  10. On your Home screen you can choose one of the drop down boxes to show Team Competitions which will show how high and low you can finish
  11. Whenever I try to rely on younger players I seem to have a few disgruntled players who want me to invest in the first team squad lol I would try to sign one or two extremely good first team players but maintain the same squad. In my experience it tends to be who is available will dictate who I sign.
  12. Are there any other links please than Mega load? Or do I need to download their software to download the tycoon files? Cheers.
  13. I always have GK, DF, MD and FW as Club HG (usually my hottest prospects from the youth intake). They will only have very limited bench time (let alone pitch time), usually in the cups and European games when I have already qualified, but this approach ensures that I always satisfy the criteria. For Nation HG, all I need is another 4 to again cover one each of GK, DF, MD and FW. They don't need to be world class, but they are either players with some potential to grow and aged 20-25 or older players 31-35 who can come on and do a job for 20 mins.
  14. Personally I would go for the Italian. You will still get mainly Spanish intake, but the likelihood of some Italians coming through will slightly increase.
  15. Is there any way that I can limit/advise him on what to say (or not to say) in press conferences? Before and after matches he keeps praising opposition players and every time at least 1, usually 2-3, of my players are unhappy with his comments! I don't think it has too much of an impact but I am a bit of a (negative) morale-a-phobe and want my team to always keep their peckers up. I've already sacked 1 Ass Man because of this and now his replacement is doing the same lol. I could just do the press conferences myself but I would rather have someone competent in place who isn't repeatedly annoying my playing staff. Suggestions?