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  1. I've got a large number of staff, over 70, so I prefer to leave the contact renewals to a member of staff, in this case my technical director. I've spent ages getting 4 1/2 or 5 star coaches in so I was fairly annoyed to discover that my technical director had offered them contracts as different roles. So my technical attacking coach became my director of football, which he isn't suited to. Then an u18 coach was promoted to replace him who didn't have suitable stats. I don't want to have to do 70 new contracts all the time so would prefer to keep this job delegated but surely there should be something flagged when a staff member is going to change roles?
  2. Hi all, I have a question has the title states around Work Permits. I tried to sign a player who didn't have enough point to qualify for a permit. Part of the deal was for the player to be loaned back to his club for 2 years due to him being a current international but not yet having enough caps. I thought he wouldn't require a permit due to him not playing in England and the work permit would have been sorted at the end of the 2 years. Is what happened true or is this a bug????? Want to find out before I report it. Blackthorn
  3. I'm a LLM and following our promotion last season, my LB recently gained his first international cap. This appears to have prompted his agent to ask for a new contract on a significantly higher wage (+50%). The player has 6 months left on his contract; IIRC I gave the player a new contract towards the back end of last season shortly before promotion was confirmed, and he's on quite a modest salary for this level. As a LLM, I tend only to give out longer term deals for key players or leading young prospects. I had the option to suggest to the player that he should sack his agent rather than offer a new deal. As I'm on his preferred staff I went for this option and he promptly fired his agent and got another. Both agents have in their description 'friendly towards me', so it seems I saved myself a wage hike for 6 months at least by doing this. Are there any hidden negatives to doing this I haven't thought of however? The original agent is still friendly (so presumably hasn't got wind of my role in his sacking lol) so I don't appear to have obviously upset him. I suppose if I'd given him a new contract (not unreasonable in fairness given he's been at the club a while and is one of my favourite players, though my coaches don't rate him highly) his agent may have gone from friendly to being bezzie mates, giving me better terms on signing his clients. Anyone have any insight they can share here?
  4. It doesn't make sense to stay at a club without a contract. You have to resign even if your contract is over and that shows in the press and job interviews lowering your chances of getting a new job.
  5. I find this game a complete pain in relation to contracts. Regardless of the length of contact, players seen to ask for a new one 12 months after signing. Bear in mind that with every new contract you pay a loyalty bonus ans agent fees it gets ridiculous. it is so annoying.
  6. I am experiencing two frustrations in my game at present related to expired contracts: 1. The contract of my inherited DoF expired in the summer yet he remains at the club on a rolling contract. Ideally I'd like to turf him out and install my own man/get rid entirely, but there seems to be no mechanism for me to do this, or way to suggest to the board to change him? 2. A Scottish striker had his contract expire over the summer, yet if I try to sign him for my English club I have to pay compensation. He's been on a rolling contract for four months now and shows no signs of leaving. This doesn't strike me as very realistic, unless a player had a bad injury record a club would either give him a new deal or he would leave (he was a regular starter last season). I remember having the same problem in a much older version of FM, seems nothing has been done to fix it!
  7. Had this player for the last two seasons on loan with no work permit issue. Confirmed the loan for my 3rd season however didn’t realise he didn’t have a wp! However when I go to apply for a new one, (which it tells me I can do) there is nothing under the contract tab. Im only in July so I’m guessing this could be an automatic process but if anyone can shed any light on this it’d be great!
  8. Is there any way to mass-edit in one-go multiple players (for example their clubs, nationality, etc.) in the Database change screen (as shown in the screenshot below) or do we have to go through every different players and modify them one by one? Thanks.
  9. So far I am loving FM19 and into my 4th season with Man United there is 1 thing that is annoying me so much. When i buy a star player or a wonder kid etc. i try to give them 4-5 year deals as soon as possible to tie them down to the club. But within literally 6 months (i.e. the summer transfer window to January) they have a "pre-concern" where they want a new contract. This makes literally no sense as they all have 4 and a half years remaining on the current one. Normally i would ignore this but i have noticed whenever they have the pre-concern their determination will often decrease by 1. This has absolutely destroyed my wage budget as they all want £50,000 wage increases with massive bonuses even when their current contract looks damn fine to me. Wouldn't it make more sense to wait maybe 2-3 years before a player wants an improved contract because it is happening so frequently for every single player on my team. So is anyone else having this occurrence when managing bigger teams or just me?
  10. If I have a player who has a Min Fee Release Clause for Higher Division Clubs... and I've just clinched promotion to the top tier, but we haven't officially 'moved' leagues yet... Am I going to have to sell him if bids come in from currently top tier teams?
  11. I have wondered if it wouldn't be better if we modify GK contract so we will be signing him for different status. For outfield players we have key player, first team, rotation .... and now it is the same for GK but I think it would be better if they had 1st GK, 2nd GK, 3rd GK or young GK. In my opinion it fits better for GK. What's your opinion?
  12. This screen here, when players leave the club at the end of their trials. I'd like to see it converted into a scouting like page where you have columns i.e. Name, wage request and assistant recommendation (value out of 100). It would make things a lot easier than clicking each player individually. Especially in lower league/non league where you may have 100's of players on trial. Loving the new game FYI.
  13. Hi, just tried offering Ozil a new contract but I get told he doesn't want to discuss one as he is currently unhappy at the club. However, when I look at his profile, I see nothing but happiness and while I understand him being unhappy with me 11 months ago for touting his services, he has been on fire form wise this season, has played in more than half the games so far and we have been through a transfer window and a half since the original problem. Should the unhappiness for "touting" really last 12 months?
  14. I did a little search and couldn't find anything like this so I thought maybe it could be fun to see what the rest of you have come across. As the title says i'm wondering who are the most greedy players you've come across, mostly i'm thinking about over the top players who are in decline or close to end of their career but still ask for a pretty high wage if you try to sign them. I can give an example just to make it more clear what i'm asking but since I've barely had time to play FM18 most of my examples will be from FM17. I was trying a save where I started at a national team, I picked Denmark cause I knew they have a few good players and I figured it could be fun new challenge for me, after finishing among the last 8 in the knockout stages and losing to Italy 3-2 in overtime I was offered a chance to take over Arsenal (Wenger had retired and I don't know why they picked me) so I signed for them. I did a quick little look at players who's contracts were expiring/expired and I noticed Adebayor was a free agent, I thought for laughs let's see if he would wanna come back to Arsenal, at this point he was 35 and his best stats were Finishing and Off The Ball which were at 16, don't remember the rest of the stats, but anyway he was far from being a solid EPL striker, but when I went to discuss signing him he asked for £62.000 p/w with a lot of bonuses and a signing bonus of over a million with his agent asking for more. I figured no way am I paying that and thought maybe it's just him so I tried to approach Berbatov who's contract was expiring but was older then Adebayor and playing in the French 2nd division earning 3k a week, but also he wanted high wages, he wanted to go from 3k p/w to 66k p/w and then there was the bonuses, the sign on fee and agent fee weren't as bad as Adebayor but still pretty high for a guy close to his 40's. Those are the examples that come to mind right now, hopefully someone else has examples of players who are over the top or at the end of their career who still ask for high wages.
  15. I had a quick search and couldnt find this topic or one that answered it. Just a quick question. Has signing regens been made a lot harder this year on fm2018? I am arsenal and only 1 regen has even discussed a contract with me. Just wondering if it has been made harder. Cheers
  16. Hi, I've got this clause in a few players' contracts, one of which has just picked up a fairly lengthy injury. So what I want to know is under what circumstances can I activate the clause, and how do I go about it?
  17. When a new player is signed the only suggestions that come up from scouts/directors/assistant are pretty much player wage and squad status. Too many times the player comes up with a completely blank contract suggestion and says "you have to come up with a proposal first." The only items we really know what to fill in then are the above mentioned wage and squad status. Suggesting appearance fees, contract length, and especially loyalty bonus and the agent fee is a complete guesswork. This is especially important for smaller teams with small transfer budgets. There is no way I would even enter into contract discussions with a player I want to sign for free, if I know that he will ask millions in loyaly bonus and agent fees, as these are taken directly out of the transfer budget. Sometimes it's not even possible to sign these players or extend current players' contracts, because they actually request more in fees than I have in my transfer budget, and there is no way of knowing this before entering contract negotiations.
  18. I don't know why this contract promises phase is needed in the first place, as some offers go directly to wage negotitations but wage demands from players differ significantly when you choose different squad status for player in the contract promises screen. For example, i wanted to offer a new contract to one of my players and contract promises screen came. Default demand from the player was rotation. I accepted and proceed to the wage negotiations. His demand was "squad status: rotation and weekly wage: 85k/w". But when i reload and offer hot prospect squad status in promises screen, he also accepts that and his wage demand suddenly drops to 40k/w. This is just one of many same examples. I think this is quite weird because i expect a player and his agent to know his worth and have a regular wage demand in mind before the negotiations apart from the squad status offered. Small changes in demand is okay but this is huge and it can be exploited. Am i wrong?
  19. Hi in many of my saves when I take control of a small (in population) national team (Gibraltar,Liechtenstein,Andorra) always I have the same problem,many of my key players can't find new contract with a club when their old one expires even if they have key role in their last team.. Some players always can't find contract for example (Benji Buchel Goalkeeper from Liechtenstein, Jake Gosling midified from Gibraltar)and many others..It is really annoying because they retire very young and IRL they always find contract even in very low level...
  20. An icon at the start of the new game to randomise all contract lengths and expiry dates. Once you have started your 4th or 5th game then the same players expiring for the first and second season becomes a bit frustrating. Random expiry would create different transfers and different happiness of players in the first season and give starting a new game a different feel. Thanks
  21. I am confused by the constant harping by my players to play "first team" football - here's why: I play a 4-2-3-1 formation in the EPL, usually with one replacement for each position, for a total of 22 players. Then I usually add a backup or hot prospect for the leftover positions to max out my squad at 25. However, I've been managing a team for 10 years and still can not for the life of me understand why my players are complaining to me about a lack of first-team football. First of all, NONE of the players have a contract above "Rotation." Their agents didn't like it, and they charged more for that (which is their job, I understand), but ultimately, it is the player who agrees to the contract. Also, for the majority of the team, playing half of the season (or more, due to injuries) should certainly justify their "rotation" status - let alone "Backup," or "Hot Prospect!" (How many "Backup" goalkeepers do we see in a season?) I feel that this is a VERY undefined area of the game that has neither been addressed adequately in the manual, or in the game as far as player or manager expectations go. As managers, we should not be getting complaints from players that acknowledge they are backups or hot prospects, period. The prospect of signing for us may be less attractive (hence the higher salaries required to entice them - fair enough) but they should "know" what they signed up for. Comments and feedback welcome, naturally. Saethdar
  22. I think it would be better in negotiations when the other party makes something semi-negotiable i.e. the agent puts in a min release clause which you don't really want in the contract but have to agree to in order to proceed with negotiations. If they set it at £25m and it can only be increased up to £30m, I should at least be able to change it to £30m non-negotiable.
  23. I'm debating between having, vs fighting against, min fee release clauses for my high prospect players, and wonder what others think about this. Here's my basic take: 1. I usually play in mid level clubs, meaning if I ever find a great prospect and then tutor him to perfection, it's just a matter of time before some big club wants to come take him from me. So, realistically, what is my best bet at preventing his departure? (player happiness notwithstanding) 2. Usually I opt to force no MFRC's, if I can. In the more recent updates (or maybe it was just FM 17), agents are becoming more demanding and sometimes I can't exclude it even if I want to. 3. If I don't have a MFRC, the convo usually goes like this later on: "Why did you block my transfer to Barcelona/Man Utd/etc... it would have been a great opportunity, yada yada..." the only answer that won't completely upset them usually is: "The finances weren't right. If they come back with XXXX bid then I'll sell." "okay, great. let's talk numbers..." Then you go through a song and dance where your player forces you to pick a number that you basically know that said megaclub can/will easily pay, and that's that. 4. Option B.... try to add a MFRC to the contract, but make it egregiously high. Often times I've noticed that if I pay a player just a little more, then I can put on $180mm MFRC vs the, say, $30mm they originally ask for. If my ultimate goal is retention, then it's worth it. Here's are my two questions -- A. Does having a MFRC (vs none) dissuade the AI from attempting making bids at levels below the MFRC? Which is to say, if I don't want to have a conflict with a player, am I better off with him having a $180mm MFRC vs non at all, knowing that the AI is much less likely to ever approach him in the first place? I can't prove this, but I feel like maybe it's the case. B. I can't seem to recall, but does anybody know if the player dialog options (such as in the convo mentioned above) change at all if they have a MFRC? Typically the player essentially asks, "what priced do you require to accept the bid?" - if they have a MFRC on their contract, do they still ask you that question - and demand a commitment to sell - if a bid comes in that's below the MFRC? I can't believe that I haven't had this scenario come up, but I can't recall if the dialog is different. All thoughts and experiences are welcomed!
  24. I was playing as Stirling Albion on FM17 and and had just agreed a fee of 5.75k for a CB from Clyde. The player was asking for around £600 per week on a part time contract. But, I was only allowed to offer £190. I adjusted my wage budget to around £4500, and my committed spending spending was £3600 - Why was I not allowed to offer more than £190? I lost out on the player because of it, am I missing something?
  25. I've been in many situations where I offer a contract to a player, think their demands are reasonable and we finalise the discussion...but then someone else comes in and makes an offer. They mull it over for about a week, but you see they've joined one of the other clubs, often a lower reputation than yours, because they offered a better contract. Well, damn, I could have paid you that much too if you asked me! So why doesn't it become more dynamic, and the player/agent can come back and say, 'hey, x are offering y, match them and I will still consider joining you'. They could mention exact details of the contract, just the important aspects, or even vagaries, depending on personality and other factors?
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