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Hi! I’m trying to use the pre-game editor to give my lower-division team in sweden a B- and C-team, besides the U21 and U19 team it already has. i noticed a problem when i started the game that one of my youth teams instead got assigned to be the C-team, but maintains their youth league-place rather than the regular league place i assigned for the C-team. Is there an unspecified limit to the amount of reserve/youth teams a team can have? In the pre-game editor, it looked like it would accept my team having those 4 other teams... is there a way to work around this otherwise, so i can play with all those backup teams too?
So in my non-league Stourbridge save I had a trial day and from then on I have had to decide the starting XI and watch every game for the U21s and the U18s, despite it not being like that on my preferences. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
I know it's too late to say this, so I suggest it for future Football Manager editions: WHAT ABOUT MANAGE YOUTH AND U-21s TEAMS? WHY NOT? Think about it. There're so many people who'd like to start a 'realistic' career. Starting from the bottom and climb, sooner or later, to the top. Or not! Just make yourself a world recognized youth football players developer. Here's the point. No experience, no qualification, young person... And you have the chance to train the youths of a Spanish Second Division team. You'd have to complete some targets as, for example: - Program training sessions that would help young players to play the role/position required by club's 1st team philosophy. - Make them play as the 1st team. - Meet the sporting targets (win a title, be competitive or just stay safe on the table) Depending on the club's philosophy, you'll get the chance to manage teams above you (U21s, B teams, 1st teams)... or not. If you get the Manchester United's youths and the 1st team manager is sacked, probably they will not think about you as the ideal candidate. Instead, if you are Recreativo de Huelva's youth manager, maybe you could get a chance. Of course, you'll need to be in permanent contact with main managers. They'll ask you for anything they need: a left back for a national Cup tie against a lower quality rival, assuming the 1st team tactics (despite of you have the right one in your head)... or your dismissal. On the other hand, you could ask them for help: more trainers, a friendly with the 1st team, a young player he is not using and you need to win the Youth League... Who knows? This could have many paths: start from the bottom and get to the top (as I said); be one of the greatest youth developers in the world (as I said... think about Cruyff or Laureano Ruiz); be good enough to be asked to manage an Under-X national team (that's almost impossible at FM15). I think the idea is clear. I don't know if it would be easy to make, that's the truth, but some of us are a little bit tired of the same things every year. Yes, there are improvements in tactics, but there're other things that could make this saga EVEN MORE BIG! ...and addictive. What do you think?