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When getting new intake of players how can I get better players in different positions?

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Hi Guys,

I'm playing as Woking and approaching the end of my 5th season here, for the past 3 seasons I have had 3 really highly rated strikers (one a season), and one highly rated CM to enter my youth team through the intake system. After loosing the first striker to Huddersfield after forgetting to sign him to a professional contract as soon as possible. I now have 2 decent strikers and a good CM in my youth, now I got one of my favourite parts of the season, new intake of players and I have another really highly rated strikers. Now I'm not complaining to have another but I won't be able to get all of them to reach there potential so I will end up loosing a few of them and I have other gaps which I have to sign players instead of youth. Is there a way to try and change the players that come into my side through this method or is it pot luck?

Thanks in advance

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Yep i dont think there is much you can do, for a few years i was only getting good strikers and average wingers then last 2 seasons i produced a good winger (fast one with crossing) and a great centre back. I think as above, is all luck of the draw tho

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Personally I make sure to save the game on 12th March, then keep re-loading until I'm happy with the new youthies :)

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My youthies mainly suck unfortunately. Got two 2 and a half star strikers in the last 2 intakes for my Serie A topping side but they won't make it I doubt. Better than the crap i got before that though. :) Its all luck.

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Personally I make sure to save the game on 12th March, then keep re-loading until I'm happy with the new youthies :)

thats pretty much cheating in my opinion, dont get me wrong im not judging you, play the game as you wish. But for me personally i like to play as it was intended, which is to take what u get and not reload for any reason. It is same with losing a match, i dont reload when this happen so i can make some poncy screenie of my league win with Bolton in season one.

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My first 6 seasons all I used to get was AM/ST and DMC/MC's but for the last 5 seasons it seems to have balanced out now and I get a lot more varied youths each season.

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I often wonder if the default formation for the club has any impact on your intake.

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thats pretty much cheating in my opinion, dont get me wrong im not judging you, play the game as you wish. But for me personally i like to play as it was intended, which is to take what u get and not reload for any reason. It is same with losing a match, i dont reload when this happen so i can make some poncy screenie of my league win with Bolton in season one.

Of course it's cheating.

But you only benefit 4 or 5 years down the line.

So it's hardly a gamebreaker.

When you're so far into the game - newgens are the big appeal for carrying on.

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Personally I make sure to save the game on 12th March, then keep re-loading until I'm happy with the new youthies :)

essential for making sure you get a keeper! know you can buy one, but i like to avoid that when possible

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Personally I make sure to save the game on 12th March, then keep re-loading until I'm happy with the new youthies :)

:D good call

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Personally I make sure to save the game on 12th March, then keep re-loading until I'm happy with the new youthies :)

Won't lie I'm always tempted to do this. Thus far I have resisted temptation though, paid for it too, last years youth intake was an absolute shocker

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I got my two highest-potential players ever in my latest intake, and as luck would have it, they both play on the right wing :)

Still, the random element keeps it interesting because you never know what you're going to get.

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On my current save I've taken FC Halifax from BSN to League 1, and I've noticed I'm starting to get a more balanced bunch of youth players now than when I began, even though I haven't upgraded our youth development. In my first season, I got 4 youth left-backs :confused:. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but maybe your club's reputation/league affects your intake?

In a way, it makes sense - lower down, fewer players will want to join you, so you take what you can get; higher up, you can pick and choose a bit more.

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