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Not enough home grown players?

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I don't have enough home grown players to register for the Champions League, is there anything I can do? I tend to free transfer anyone with less than ~140 PA, which is most of my regens [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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You have to register fewer players for the competition.

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or you can think ahead and make sure you have some home grown players in your reserve squad or under 18's.

Better to have someone than no one at all.

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I'm finding this increasingly hard to do. I manage in Spain and the fact of the matter is that there are no good decently priced home grown players so i'm forced to buy foreign.

I even resorted to checking on Genie Scout and the cheapest Spanish defender with a PA over 170 was £38m, there wasn't a single one under the age of 28.

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[quote]Originally posted by Mojby:
or you can think ahead and make sure you have some home grown players in your reserve squad or under 18's.

Better to have someone than no one at all. [/quote]

Well, players who are under 22 years of age can play in European competitions without being registered (in the game, it works slightly different IRL).

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be happy you can still play on, once when i was managing my first ever game in the a-league back on FM07, i wasn't too sure on the Asian Champions Leagues rules (i should've looked into it) and since the a-league back then had no foreigner limits i stocked my side with mostly non-aussies/kiwis, come registration for the ACL and i didn't have the minimum number of home nationality players so wasn't allowed to continue!!

i actually had to reload the game, release a player and sign some s**t player on a 12 month contract to play on.

learnt my lesson well though!

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After ba11sing up the first time you qualify, you're careful in your transfer dealings to make sure you have enough [yellow and orange] HG players to select for next year, only to find the goalposts are moved and the number has INCREASED! [img]http://community.sigames.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img]

There needs to be a better and more obvious explanation of the rules, perhaps given as a news item at the end of the season that you qualify for a competition.

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I seems to be able to play some reserve players without even registering them, a bug maybe?

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If you're cheating by utilising miniscout (or whatever) to view PA, you should be able to sign all the best regens early on. If you do a search for players <16 each July and sign as many as you can, they'll show up as HG and Club Trained when it comes to Champions League selection (in a couple of seasons).

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[quote]Originally posted by cice2:
I seems to be able to play some reserve players without even registering them, a bug maybe? [/quote]

A legal loophole, providing those reserves are under 21. I wasted a valuable space for two years by registering Micah Richards when I could have played him as a 20/21 year-old anyway.

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