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I'd like to know this too. It seems fairly cosmetic. If not, wouldn't it be beneficial to do it EVERY time, so then why give an option?

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My guess is that it gives the new player a very slight morale lift, but I haven't looked into this properly. Next time I buy a new player, I'll have a look at his numbers before and after the "welcome" properly, to see if anything changes. Using the in-game editor if necessary.

Why not every time, automatically? Hmm, well ... if your captain does not like the new player, it could have the opposite effect? Guessing again.

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Does anyone not do it? Just another unnecessary extra box to tick. Make it a little news story after he signs.

"Club captain __________ is happy to welcome ____________ to the squad and introduce him to the players".

Or eliminate it completely from the game.

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Does anyone not do it? Just another unnecessary extra box to tick. Make it a little news story after he signs.

"Club captain __________ is happy to welcome ____________ to the squad and introduce him to the players".

Or eliminate it completely from the game.

I don't do it. Mostly because I've never seen this option. Does it show up in the news item when you sign a new player?

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I don't do it. Mostly because I've never seen this option. Does it show up in the news item when you sign a new player?

Yes, at the bottom of the news story.

I've actually had a captain refuse to do it before- if I recall, it was because they felt they weren't the best person to do it. Or it may have been that they were sick of doing it- one or the other.

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I used it quite a bit in FM 13, until during a pre-season I had asked the captain to welcoime his 4th or 5th player to the team and he refused and his morale dropped. I think maybe he felt threatened by the influx of better talent. I would use it sparingly in situations where you want the new player to integrate and feel welcome (youngsters, foreign players, etc.)

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As far as I can tell, it only slightly improves the morale of the captain most times. My captains have always responded that they will gladly introduce the new player. Has anyone ever experienced a captain that was reluctant to do so?

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I use it for big ie straight into the first team squad players but decline for youth squad players. Not 100% sure but feel that it settles players into the team quicker.

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It sometimes also lowers the morale of your new signing even when the captain is happy to do it. I think it partly depends on reputation - if your new signing is higher profile than your captain then he's unlikely to respond very positively.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but other players can welcome new signings too, particularly useful if there's language barriers

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