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  1. U17 Team Type

    My sole request this year is pretty straightforward and simple. I'm really glad SI added the option to have 3 reserve teams. Now the thing is that still bothers me is that my u19s are still crowded and since already real-life u19s, u18s and u17 players are in the game and that the standard newgen age is 16 which gives me 4 generations in one youth team and I'd like to have the option to really have an u17 team. Now we're already teased with that possibility but in the end those created u17 teams don't really have a true team type yet and can't be drawn into leagues, For instance, you can let the game make u17s using advanced rules Nation -> Reserve teams like this: And that'll end up like this in the game: But like I said before, it's not a team type and it can't be drawn into the game so I can't do anything with it.
  2. I would really love to be able to see my youth team's trophy under the "club" page. perhaps as a seperate page. with so much emphasis as you CAN put on youth and also because some clubs has it as a backbone in their identity (man utd, ajax, barcelona etc.) it would be cool to be able to show more clearly that you have an emphasis on this by having the trophy cabinet for them
  3. Young Target Men

    The key to a quality target man isn’t just a physical specimen but also one with great bravery, aggression and determination. I find it relatively easy to find older target men who have these mental attributes. In my 4th season with Auxerre I’ve managed to sign Marco Tuminello who seems to be the only young target man with the required mental attributes who was willing to join. There appear to be plenty of young tall players who are strong but lack the mental attributes. In training you can’t increase aggression and bravery, so the questions is this - are these attributes set in stone (or will have mild natural increases)? Or can they increase significantly through experience and playing time? Need to know whether to give up on some youth prospects now or give them time. Also for a break from the norm I’m playing direct football utilising a target man so retraining to be a poacher for example won’t do.
  4. Vad U Z

    from wiki: I'll attempt to make Vaduz to make European champions league winners using only the clubs youth players. I've already played out the first two seasons, since, well, I suck on fm18, I've already been fired 5 times witihn the first year during my first few saves, wanted to see if I could last a bit longer before commiting to this project..
  5. Hi there, Got a few questions about youth teams.. Im in my third season as manager of United of Manchester, currently in pre season League One. 1. I thought maybe my youth team will enroll in a competition this year, but still only friendlies? When will they enroll into a competition? Is it something the board is blocking? 2. Some teams have -23 teams as well, is there any way I can start this team from popping up? Or is there no way
  6. Prior to my third season with Bournemouth I managed to convince the board to improve my youth facilities to 'Top'! Full of excitement, I delved straight into the reserve team, to see what gems could be uncovered. Naturally my eye was instantly drawn to Booty... Niall Booty. On closer inspection Booty proved to have impressive statistics, so there and then I offered them a contract. Unfortunately, my assistant manager didn't share my appreciation of Booty and advised that they were unlikely to make great shakes in my first team squad. Trusting in my coach I promptly released Booty and went back to my reserves hoping i might have missed a wonder kid the first time round. What I saw instead was... another Booty. Looking closer I could see this wasn't another Booty, it was exactly the same Booty! I once again released them and went back to the reserves to uncover the south coast Ronaldo. Yet again I came up against Booty. I lived this Booty groundhog day 16 times in total before admitting defeat, assuming it was a bug and continued with the game. After a couple of weeks, when one of my scouts passed his gold assessment, I considered that he may have a different opinion on Booty. One player search later... Who knew top youth facilities came with cloning technology! Naturally Wrexham swooped for Booty and a few more clones I’d inadvertently released into the world...
  7. I'm playing a FK Partizan save as I have for many years on Football Manager and I'm noticing something that I never have before and it seems to be a bug. I've done a couple of reloads during the youth regen date in 2018 and from time to time a player will generate with a ridiculously high CA in between 115 and 120 along with a PA of around 130. The screenshot attached is an exception (CA 124 - PA 155). I doubt this is deliberate although I would be interested to know if it is. EDIT: Here's another example.. CA: 120 PA: 130
  8. Even though I have set myself to handle all responsibilities, I'm finding that my youth player's contracts are being signed. My Youth Development Manager does not have this responsibility, neither does the youth team manager. Is this a new thing? Or is it a bug?
  9. When making senior players available for U23 games from the email, the calendar freezes after pressing continue and does not progress forward, also, matches sometimes don't show up on the calendar and its blank when continue has been pressed.
  10. When interacting with a loan player about their form / development, even when they are happy with what you have said their morale still goes down.
  11. so i started a low league save as Edinburgh city but for some reason they do not have an under 20's squad just the main squaddoes anyone know if i will get one when we turn professional or when we get go up the leagues or am i just going to not have an academy and have to wait for the editor to change the team ??
  12. Welcome back everyone!! This is the 2018 incarnation of the Youth Academy Challenge started by ri916 and continued last year by Braumiller The Aim To win your chosen countries' top division and win the Champions League with a previously unplayable club using only your academy as a way of acquiring new players. The Available Countries Previously any Country in Europe is eligible as long as you can get a previously unplayable side promoted from Holidaying, however for this version we're happy to extended it to the rest of the world as well as long as the team meets the criteria of being previously unplayable. The Reset Dates (Dates will appear when they have been confirmed for FM18) Argentina - July 14th Austria - June 14th Belarus Belgium Brazil - January 2nd Croatia Czech Republic Denmark - June 30th (but save a couple weeks before to reload teams as seems lower leagues end earlier) England - June 25th Finland France - June 20th Germany - June 19th Holland - July 8th 2019 (no relegation season 1) Iceland Italy - June 30th Northern Ireland - June 24th Norway - January 13th Portugal Russia Scotland - June 25th (but save on April 28th as that is when where they decide who is in the play off games) Serbia - June 16th Spain - July 10th Switzerland Turkey Wales - June 25th Database Settings Mandatory Only load the Nation you’re managing in Database size can be small, medium or large Advanced Options have to be as shown here --> Optional Any additional settings in the ‘Advanced Database Setup’ – Due to us not being allowed to buy players, adding extra players just adds to the realism of your game and potentially slightly increases difficulty. NOTE – It is highly recommended you add the highest unplayable leagues for your country, as this will help make sure the promoted teams (you will be taking control of) have players. As an example, this is what I loaded for England - Players from Top Clubs in Europe is also recommended Steps When Getting Started Add yourself as an unemployed manager. Call him holiday man if you want. Go on holiday until the reset date of your nation or the day before if you’re planning on reloading. Retire the manager Add a new manager with your chosen nationality and the lowest possible reputation and qualifications Choose the newly promoted club of your choice Rules for the Challenge No loans or transfers in are allowed but you can sell and loan players out. If you are sacked, sorry, you have to start again. No save game editors are allowed. Only cosmetic database edits are allowed. (Team/competition names/logos) No international management until completion of challenge. Signing backroom staff is allowed. Signing players on trial or signing grey players isn't allowed. Rules for this Thread Player naming is allowed. General discussion on tactics is allowed, although people should not refer to downloaded tactics. They are not banned, but I would expect the majority of people to avoid them. Screenshots for anything are encouraged but please post links to your pictures, don't post them as images as it makes the pages slower to load. When you join the challenge, could you post a screenshot of your manager's profile on the league reset date. Progress of your club should be documented using this thread. The beauty of these challenge threads is to share your story and to read others. Please keep us updated, even if you are not performing as you may wish. Season Update Youth Candidates All Tagged Players Attribute page Transfers (to prove that you haven’t signed any players) Squad League Table Anything else is optional. Also, some people like to nickname/tag their best players from each youth intake in chronological order. For example, you could nickname your best player in the intake in season 1 as *their name* YP01a, and so on. But this is not compulsory if you don't wish to. I have copied and pasted last years starting post to get the ball rolling, I will update with necessary information as we get going (let me know dates for leagues so I can add them) Good luck to all!
  13. holland gems

    Hy guys I'm managing heerenveen 1st season and I'd like to know which players in scandinavia and other regions with low leagues do you suggest me to search for players and staff? Some hidden gems and youngsters which I can develop..
  14. I have played every version of FM (and CM!) since CM97/98, and never done a youth only challenge. And I have very rarely, if ever, managed outside the big European countries. My usual thing is to take over supported club, Leyton Orient, and play until they dominate. So I am setting myself a vaguely ridiculous challenge to see the other side of the game. I want to turn Europe on it's head using a youth only strategy. What does that mean? Taking over a club in the country with the lowest coefficient (preferably newly promoted), use only players from the youth academy (signing players for mentoring only is ok), and play in that country until that country is top of the coefficient list. Then move onto the new country that is bottom of the list. And so on. In practice I doubt I ever get past the first country, but hey, we shall see. Wouldn't it be great to see a Europe dominated by the smallest countries? Using Claassen's update, I am starting in San Marino, as according to UEFA they are second bottom (not sure Kosovo clubs can play in European club competitions in Football Manager?). I kept having the computer pick a team for me until it selected one from San Marino for me, and it is Faetano. My manager starts off as 22 and took the recommended settings: so I have a National A coaching badge and a Sunday League past. To make the challenge harder, I loaded 100,000 players (keeps the value of my players down), and also loaded the top 12 leagues by the rankings. So that is Spain, England, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Portugal, Belgium, Ukraine, Turkey, Netherlands, Austria. Lets go!
  15. Can anyone explain what the deal with the "extra" compensation fees for youth players is? My scout says a player has a compensation fee of 6M (NOK), which is really on the high end for my club, but he's got very good potential and I need a youth player in that position. So I offer him a contract and we agree on wages etc. When the deal comes through, the compensation is now 6M cash, with an additional 2M for his first International Appearance and 200k(!) Per League Appearance for 40(!) matches!? That's an additional 8M if he becomes a regular, and 10M if he becomes an International. Where did these fees come from, and why aren't they considered by my scout? This is quite detrimental to how I like to recruit new players to the club, as I will have to wait until they sign a contract before I know if they are worth it or not. I tried searching both here and Google, but I couldn't find anything about it
  16. Please give some attention to the function of managing in America, and how the youth system works there. With the financial restrictions that are present when managing in the MLS, the only way to really sustain long-term success and growth is through a good youth program. But in FM17 there isn't a whole lot that you can do with that. There are no U18 or U20 leagues and no real way to develop youth players other than playing them in the first team or loaning them out to a 2nd or 3rd tier American team that FM won't even simulate games for. There is also the issue of the U.S. Development Academy, which is seemingly the only way to find American players under 17, but you cannot sign players from the academy, it is just locked.
  17. I am making yet another edit and save. I created a new club and without any stadium and facilities. I put all training facilities at minimum value like 0 or 1 and some are -1 like youth recruitment. If i put -1 then will I still get youth players? I want to put lowest values but I need to get youth players, so which values should i input in the editor? I mean what is -1 and 0 or 1 , Is there any help or chart where I can see these values?
  18. I am interested to play a North American team like US or British Virgin Islands after creating the db file. I noticed most teams there are Amateur teams but have corporate of 10 and Recruitment of abvoe 11 upto 20. Is it reflected from real world or an error, i am confused. Should I edit it in the editor to low corporate and youth recruitment? Or is it accurate from the real world info ? Thanks.
  19. In my save i am Rangers, im into my 3rd season on my new save and i must say it seems like si have improved the youth players that come up through the ranks as i seem to get better players coming through than previous fm versions. On my second year i got some good prospects. This year i have had the best youth player i have ever seen, for me anyway. Paul Rae. He started with 2 stars and has 5 star potential. He is also described as a Perfectionist and i have never seen this on any youth player to come through my ranks. He looks immense and has been described as the next Joe Jordan.
  20. Ello All Well, having been spurred on by the excellence of @Jupjamie and his never ending quest in San Marino, I thought I would try one myself. I havent played fm games seriously for quite some time, not since its was considered cheating to sign Maxim Tsigalko, (but we all did it though, he was just that good!) But I have always been one for trying the impossible, and this relates to the earliest challenge I set myself as far as I can remember, which was winning the premier league with Stalybridge Celtic on Premier Manager 2 using just development players. Now I dont know how much I can tread on jupjamies toes, but i do love his spreadsheet layout, so I have started doing one of these for myself, and if its ok with him, will post on here too. Now what I have done differently, 1stly I have chose Cosmos, for 2 reasons, 1, they are the worst side on the other side of the San Marino league system to San Giovanni, and 2. they are called Cosmos! its just asking for a shedload of spacey type puns! 2ndly, I am starting with a youth team, so at the start of the game I am releasing all the players (except 1 16 year old, as he looks ok, and well, is 16) and signing the grey players in the squad and u19s that appear on a free. I will play the 1st couple of games, and if it goes terrible, I will holiday to the 1st Youth Intake day, sign them all, and then holiday to the start of next season. Lets see how it goes.
  21. Everybody loves rooting for the little guy! I've loved reading everyone's stories of their careers taking a club from one of Europe's tiniest countries and making them a European powerhouse! I've seen some amazing stories around San Marino, Gibraltar, the Faroes and Luxembourg and decided to go for something similar. I'm a massive fan of @Jupjamies amazing San Marino save and the insane amount of patience that takes... My aim is simple, though stupidly hard, take a team from each of the smallest nations: Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Luxembourg & the Faroe Islands and complete the following steps: Get to and win their top domestic division! Turn Professional! (& hopefully bring some other clubs with me) Win Multiple Domestic Cups! Qualify for the Champs League Group Stages! Only Use Players of that nationality! (Little different from other saves, I have no issue signing other prospects from each country, as long as they're under 20 at the time). Once each nation is established and the national team is up to the top 50 in the world I must move onto the next country! This is going to have to be a passion project because it's going to take AGES! I did a Maltese only save before and got beyond frustrated after 12 years in FM 16. Fingers crossed we can keep it going this time! The plan is to post a pre/post season entry, a youth intake entry and any other major achievements/announcements. SOOOOOO.....where to begin....
  22. Hi guys can anyone help, I have a quality argentinian AMC that's 20, I couldn't get a work permit due to lack of international caps. He's so good but he's being by passed for 29+year players at he moment for the national side, anyone got ideas or tips how to improve his chances for the senior national side??????
  23. Intro & Overall Results Summary GoodyBye “1860 Munich, the city's other club, are struggling to become noisy neighbours.” ---theguardian 1860 Munich is the oldest club in Munich. Being one of the founding members of Bundesliga in 1963. They won the league in 1966, and has played a total of 20 seasons in the top flight. Now, the club is playing at 4th tier. 1860 Munich are famous for producing stars. Julian Weigl ,Bender bros, Kevin Volland, Fabian Johnson and Julian Baumgartlinger are the most recent examples. They are full international for their respective country. Who am I? I am Javier Lok, 36 years old, former professional footballer and German International, I had 57 caps and one goal for Germany. I was born in Munich. I spent over 10 seasons in professional football and I won Bundesliga, Chmapionship League, German Cup . I joined 1860 Munich when I was 10. I made debut after 8 years. Then , I moved to Signal Iduna Park. I rejoined The Lions and hoped to bring them back to Top flight but I failed . I retired at the end of season . Part 0 May 30, 2017 May 31 2017 ESPN: Managing director and president Peter Cassalette resigned this morning and the owner also left the club. June 2 2017 2100 June 5 2017 A new president Bjorn Kruse phoned me and said ‘Javier, Come On, We need you , We need you to bring it back to glory’ ‘Although you dont have any coaching license, it’s okay. Your reputation and leadership gonna help us make through this storm’ I replied ‘Errrr…. Let me consider a few days…’ ‘Alright, look forward to hearing from you’ June 10 2017 I phoned Bjorn in the morning , told him I wanna be the new manager of the team. We met in the afternoon and signed the contract. The official appointment will be announced 2 weeks later. This will be the greatest challenge of my life. Despite I have been SKY Sports analyst 2 years. I never consider coaching,it is much difficult. I don't want to be next Gary Neville. PS: Update monthly with results and stats. To keep things Simple Not fascinating wording. Appreciate any feedback and comments Long Term Goals: Use as many youth products as possible. Promote to Top Flight within 5years.
  24. Dorchester Magpies Hello everyone. This is my second Career Update. I just Started a new save using Dafuge Rules. Since I am not a master tactician nor player trainer. I will take some liberties. I signed a few players and kept ALL players currently at the club even so I only have 24 players for the first team. After the first season I will be playing only with youth......... Here is the Club:(3 games into season) Dorchester play in the Vanarama League South and are predicted 20th. and the Manager: Staff: Assistant Coach:http://imageshack.com/a/img923/6743/OqIGlX.jpg Coach:http://imageshack.com/a/img922/56/UBOqdI.jpg HOYD:http://imageshack.com/a/img922/3658/UMxY5K.jpg Chief Scout:http://imageshack.com/a/img924/7118/sr7Nnb.jpg Head Physio:http://imageshack.com/a/img922/4260/Jdc7XG.jpg The Squad: As you can see not bad but not great either, but good enough to avoid regulation which is the goal this season! Tactics Dorchester have Historically played 4-3-2-1 Wide. Since the manager is a life long fan he will continue the tradition. (It is the formation I understand the best in FM. So it is a win-win) TI's As with all these thread comments and advice are welcome. I hope you will enjoy following this career!