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  1. Really enjoyed the thread, great concept, I never knew the welcoming message held so much sway, but I had a question with regards to mentoring you might be able to shed some light on with regards to passing on traits. I noticed you said you weren't fussed about players positions when mentoring, but say I have Leighton Baines as a mentor, model citizen, and he has the traits of a good wingback, so if he mentors a striker or centre mid will these traits pass on, for example "gets forward whenever possible" is not an ideal trait for a holding midfielder or do traits only get passed on to players with similar positions?
  2. I enquired about Gomes in my Everton save and they came back with 40m around January, after the widow I enquired again and they wanted 30m, I offered 14m, they agreed on 15m, so don't be afraid to lowball them, it worked for me, he is definitely worth 15, ive been playing him as an attacking mid and he's been killing it, a little bit more speed than siggy there seems to have helped me turn a corner.
  3. Thanks, I have set that up now, I just remember being able to put a goalkeeper on individual focus of handling in games past, may have been removed which is fine, im sure the training schedule will do that same job, its to boost Pickford, who is quite good in most areas, but the 13 handling just lets him down a little.
  4. Hey guys, I am struggling to find the additional focus training to improve the goalkeepers handling, I just cant see which category this comes under, im sure it's there somewhere, im just missing it, any help appreciated.
  5. I started a game with Preston in the championship, they have no under 23 side, I got promoted to the premier league at the first attempt and still had no option in the off season or new season to get an under 23 side, but when the Checktrade trophy draw came around in mid August all of a sudden I had an under 23 team just appear. The only problem is they are not in any league and don't have any constant fixtures outside those of the Checktrade trophy, im not sure whether next season they will join an under 23 league, I hope so or its hard to keep fringe players fit, and a pain organising friendlies each week.
  6. What you can do is save your game at the start and holiday for about 2 years and look in the rules for the Brexit ruling as its determined the moment you begin the game. If its one you like go back to the start of the save, if its one you don't want then start a new game. Ive had a few different ones, I recently had a very hard Brexit playing a save in Scotland and it made it very hard to compete, so I understand the pain.
  7. From lower league experience, sounds like you wont be able to hold him. Play him as much as you can, this will increase reputation and number of clubs interested in him and interest in him in general, there will be a point where bigger clubs will start poking their nose in if he is quality and it is really hard to keep a high potential player in the lower leagues, if you get a gem and clubs are interested hold out for as much as you can, or offer to clubs for millions (sounds mad, but ive sold players from the conference for 2.5 million) and you can build your club up for years. Be aware there will be a point where the board will just accept a ****** offer so make sure you get in before that happens.
  8. Playing now. A challenging league I guess, salary capped, like the MLS. There are a few quality ex A-league players floating around in the lower leagues that are definitely good enough to play I the A-league and they are cheap. The hardest thing is that here is a 4 player foreign limit, so make the most of that by keeping the spine of your team strong, you will find a much better striker, centre mid and centre back foreign than you will locally. Free transfers are your friend, find all the aussie players you can and add them to your shortlist and try and sign them when there contracts are expiring or when they are available, also there a re quite a few aussie players available on loan mainly from England (tom glover, aiden oneil) who will add quality to your team, and a lot scattered across scandanavia, most contracts run down, so you have a chance to sign them if quick enough. Champions league group stage is easy enough to finish in the top two, but if you load up the asain leagues, will be a good challenge once you reach the round of 16 as there are some quality chinese and south Korean teams to beat. I have won the ACL in previous versions but never the Club world cup, that's my challenge for this version...
  9. I think you can ALT-F4 at any point to bring up a quit menu at any point, sorry, just checked, that will close the whole game, not get you back to the start screen.
  10. I'm just wondering if anyone knows the yearly or monthly costs of the varying levels of junior coaching and youth recruitment? I'm playing a lower league save and I can upgrade my junior coaching and youth recruitment levels again, but our finances aren't huge and I don't want to start putting us in the red by overcommitting to either of these, I know the current cost of the junior coaching (about 20k per month at adequate level) but am not sure how much the cost will go up to if I upgrade it, anyone have that information or am I missing it somewhere?
  11. Hey guys, may have been asked before, but I cant find it, I'm doing a youth save and have the money to either upgrade youth facilities or training facilities, not both. Couple of things, at what age to players stop being trained in the youth facilities, is it when they are in the first team, or age, or dependent on contact type? Reason I ask is I want to develop youth but the better youngsters get into my first team at 17 or 18 so I want to upgrade whatever will benefit them the most, cheers.
  12. I'm managing in an average league at the moment, my hoyd has fairly determined personality. 17 determination, 6 working with youngsters, 10 jpa, 12 jpp. I can sign Dirk Kuyt, who is a model professional, 18 determination, 17 working with youngsters, but only 2 jpa, 2 jpp. I don't need either for the coaching attributes, they are simply for the role of bringing the youngsters to the club, my issue is do the 2 for jpa and jpp affect youth intakes at all?
  13. Definitely following this with interest, am planning a similar save myself, just waiting until the 17.3 patch comes out. I think your spot on with shifting some of the older players on some big wages, the club is certainly one that brings young players through in real life. The 4231 line up and instructions looks pretty close to how they play as well, hope you can hang onto Maclaren, he is a goal machine. Good luck with the save. Out of curiosity, do you have any other Asian leagues open?
  14. Chinese transfer window finishes on the 28th of Feb or so, I think that's the last transfer window open they are waiting on for activity, so a few days after that probably. First week of March it usually is.
  15. No, I tried it in an English lower league save to keep off the vultures, clubs still bid lower than the release clause, and the board still accept, whether it slowed it or stopped some clubs from being interested I'm not sure.
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