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patrick478
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Reckon you'll need to set the board expectations of what you'll do pretty low if you're promoting that much youth. First couple of years will be tough before you start flourishing and you need to make sure you don't get the sack!

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liberty_nz
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IMHO the Australian players are wayyyy over-rated. It's probably a hangover of them winning the Asian Cup. 

Just enquire about some 'starlet' like Mustafa Amini, Bernie Abini, Ryan Edwards, etc. Possibly will get one of them on loan. 

They are okay players but we've seen them all play in the A-League and they aren't really stand outs. They all rate in the CA > 100 and PA > 120. 

Aaron Mooy is CA128 and PA130 on the winter updates DB. That would have him in contention as a starting midfielder in some premier league teams. 

Anyway, I think the Australian database has gone mad.

Edited by liberty_nz April 09, 2016 17:17
Hard News
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liberty_nz wrote:

Try USA as well. In previous versions of the game all their clubs had high Youth facilities and Youth coaching so players had high PA. Haven't looked this time around but probably still the same. I've had back luck in the past with South Americans not adapting and wanting to go home (mainly Brazilians and Argentinians though). 

The American researcher always had a massively inflated view of the level of the MLS and US players.  Amazed no on has called them on it and rebalanced it.

liberty_nz
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yes - my argument for the Australians at the moment as well.

kwlap
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so when playing the a-league in this game, i dont seem to have the option of offering players marquee status (home grown or otherwise) is this option hidden in the contract info anywhere?

Hard News
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Back when I was involved we had huge problems convincing them to customise the A-League rules.  In the end the two Aus researchers rage quit over it.  I suspect they are still out.

I always found good Ecuadorians and Peruvains knocking around in domestic leagues who were happy to jon the Phoenix.

Edited by Hard News April 15, 2016 12:23
JonoNewton
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kwlap wrote:

so when playing the a-league in this game, i dont seem to have the option of offering players marquee status (home grown or otherwise) is this option hidden in the contract info anywhere?

From what I understand they just take the highest player wages at this point in time (Don't quote me on it, but that was the case a couple back), so basically if you add up your cap hit it will be your total squad wages - the top 2 players

kwlap
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Ahh ok. I've decided to flag the a-league for now anyway as I think it's one of the hardest leagues to manage( made extra hard by managing the nix). But managing a league two side with a smattering of nix players is going well. Challenging Portsmouth for the title. (Saprong is the league top scorer!!!) Now what does the director of football do? I've just hired one and I'm not sure why. But I had a space for him on my staff....

patrick478
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He can manage things like contract extensions etc etc for you. Have a look in the Staff Roles screen.

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kwlap
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patrick478 wrote:

He can manage things like contract extensions etc etc for you. Have a look in the Staff Roles screen.

oh ok, yea i thought he was kinda like a 2nd manager as it looks like he can do everything i can do... bit odd. but i suppose in the bigger clubs with shark going everywhere they would be handy as to have.... can they over throw you if you have a shark run?!?! 

I have asked him to find me players to sign because i am still very crap at that. hopefully he comes through. 

kwlap
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so just got my phoenix team (thou very few nix players remain) into the championship... got given a lot of money (as well as selling Che Nunnley - hes cheap to get at the start and then turns into a gun! - for 15mil) and i have just brought every player recommended to me which has left me with a huge squad, no budget and a whole lot of disharmony. as diddy says mo money mo problems.

Im in a pickle where if i sell a bunch of players now there the squad will be pissed, but if i keep them all they will get pissed at me for not playing them. fark! 

what i think my real issue is that i still react to every recommendation given to me by my backroom staff. im struggling to be a proactive manager - though i am still learning. 

this season will be a massive challenge. staying up is going to be a nightmare. 

also what is the benefit of setting philosophies with your board? I see them as an unnecessary KPI so ive never set any. but are there benefits to them? 

liberty_nz
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kwlap wrote:

so just got my phoenix team (thou very few nix players remain) into the championship... got given a lot of money (as well as selling Che Nunnley - hes cheap to get at the start and then turns into a gun! - for 15mil) and i have just brought every player recommended to me which has left me with a huge squad, no budget and a whole lot of disharmony. as diddy says mo money mo problems.

Im in a pickle where if i sell a bunch of players now there the squad will be pissed, but if i keep them all they will get pissed at me for not playing them. fark! 

what i think my real issue is that i still react to every recommendation given to me by my backroom staff. im struggling to be a proactive manager - though i am still learning. 

this season will be a massive challenge. staying up is going to be a nightmare. 

also what is the benefit of setting philosophies with your board? I see them as an unnecessary KPI so ive never set any. but are there benefits to them? 


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kwlap
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liberty_nz wrote:

kwlap wrote:

so just got my phoenix team (thou very few nix players remain) into the championship... got given a lot of money (as well as selling Che Nunnley - hes cheap to get at the start and then turns into a gun! - for 15mil) and i have just brought every player recommended to me which has left me with a huge squad, no budget and a whole lot of disharmony. as diddy says mo money mo problems.

Im in a pickle where if i sell a bunch of players now there the squad will be pissed, but if i keep them all they will get pissed at me for not playing them. fark! 

what i think my real issue is that i still react to every recommendation given to me by my backroom staff. im struggling to be a proactive manager - though i am still learning. 

this season will be a massive challenge. staying up is going to be a nightmare. 

also what is the benefit of setting philosophies with your board? I see them as an unnecessary KPI so ive never set any. but are there benefits to them? 


loan system, keep right of recall for injury

yea cool, ive been doing this. the squad is back to thinking i do an ok job. board love me, fans too. 

I loaned out A-rod and he is killing it, as is Jamie Mclaren. Ive loaned in a heap of good players which is hold me up at the mo. Pretty much my back third and front third are loaners. its great. and ive just wasted a huge chunk of cash on a good be painfully slow keeper, and a box to box midfielder who has no engine. gar! 

i think this is also a realization for me that this game isn't fifa, i cant take a div 2 team to the premier league(or championship) and be competitive without much better strategy behind what i do. the sudden rise has left me with a weaker than ideal squad. If id taken an extra season build up a strong squad and then challenge for the title, id be in a better position to stay up, rather than scrapping through in the playoffs and now on struggle street in the championship. 

paullt
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Fm 2016 seems this season to have a load more more whingers in the playing staff. I am playing as cheltenham town in the vanerama league and have a 16 year old kid in the youth team who all the premier league teams are trying to get off me, so I put him in the first team squad to see what he could do and them moved him back (he was no great shakes) he then wanted a better contract and with a transfer budget of a whole 35,000 pounds he wanted 60,000 pounds a week?  he has two years left on his contract but the sharks are still circling and he wants a transfer

" If you only have a hammer you tend to see every problem as a nail" - maslow

YoungHeart
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Didn't manage to get the Nix, job, lost out to Tony Vidmar - who turned out to be a good choice, won the FFA Cup and 2 finals series in the first 3 seasons at the helm...

Took the first job I was offered, Wycombe Wanderers, League 2 strugglers, 300-1 to win the league and a media prediction of 24th in the first season (everyone else was 40-1 or better)

First season, no budget, no real talent in the squad. Set out the stalls to defend, and hit on the counter. Managed to clamber to 14th after managing 6 points from the first 12 games, which I thought wasn't too bad.

Second season, a substantial budget, brought in a lot of youngsters from the academy, promoted a few of them to the first team and signed several players who were on the outer in League 1 or bottom half of the Championship. Just finished the season and got promoted after finishing 3rd. Bottled the last 5 games after leading the league from about halfway through the season. Got a decent squad, so will give League 1 a shake. Going to be another difficult season, but going to be reliant on a solid defence (if I can keep the championship sides from taking 3 of my back 4). 

Best signing - Thomas Glover (GK), got on a free from Tottenham at age 19, spent a decent amount of time building up a very good coaching staff, turning him into a brilliant shot stopper. Only just turned 22, so if I can keep a hold of him I'll let you know how he turns out.

kwlap
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Roly is the only nix player I have left and we just won the championship!!! He also got the league MVP. Come on PL!!! 6 seasons from bottom to top! But I have a feeling I will be back in the championship in a season or two as my club has given me no money to compete with :(

kwlap
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right so i was all excited about getting into the EPL and so i went a signed a few gun players from all over the shop. Some have worked, but i have two that need work permits. How do i get them work permits? loan them somewhere??

liberty_nz
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liberty_nz
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Perhaps, try loaning them to a Croatia team for 2 years to get an EU passport?? 

You risk those players becoming Mamic's bitch though...

kwlap
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Yea I've loaned them out around the place. Shark the epl is much tougher than the other leagues. The good teams just smash me every time. Managing to take points of Spurs and Liverpool has been good though. Fudgein Bournemouth won it last year and are dominating again this year! Wtf.

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