Colin Scott
Sparta Partick

February 18th
01:07:35 GMT
Who

Yes 👍 it’s really the only info required
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 17th
14:14:08 GMT
Friendlies

The number of friendlies being played seems to have increased this season:

Match 1: 12 played
Match 2: 13 played
Match 3: 14 scheduled

It’s good to see managers taking advantage of this nice little feature. Hopefully the trend continues.


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 17th
12:12:37 GMT
Who?

Can we get Manager's names added to the match reports and match viewers pages?
It's nice knowing the team and the ref and the venue and the attendance and the weather and the
number of coffee cups sold and all that but in the match comments it's nice to refer to a manager by
name.
Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 16th
14:08:40 GMT
Squad Minimum is 21 Players

Time is rapidly running out for those managers whose squad contains less than 21 players to do
something about it before the league purchases non-league players on your behalf to make up the
shortfall. Raid the Transfer Market quickly. It is the cheaper option by far.


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 16th
14:01:54 GMT
Or Five, Even

Unfortunately that's right, Colin. Friendlies don't count towards erasing suspensions, or count
towards anything for that matter! And if you play three friendlies then players on a two match ban
miss five games. Spackman and Stein share your pain!


Colin Scott
Sparta Partick

February 16th
11:42:32 GMT
Four

Two red cards = 2 match ban
Except when you agree* to playing two friendlies and then it’s four. I will get the hang of this eventually.
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 15th
18:09:24 GMT
Swansong + Maverick = Fun!

I’ll start a poll and see what people think.


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 15th
14:49:26 GMT
Swansong

A nice touch from Mr Beer @ OLD to make a keeper a Maverick. They only need to play half the time anyway and the back-up or possibly main keeper is there to cover 2 or even 3 games in a row whilst they recover EL.
Being able to Swansong them for Age 6 means you could still get use out of them after their MAV status has been reduced by aging or before they age down to 3rd keeper so I can understand why you would be interested in that as an option.
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 14th
18:55:01 GMT
Swansong

I could make the case it should be allowed, mostly because the player is saying an emphatic good-bye to the league.
Should it matter that he has a previously assigned special ability?

Perhaps the Swanson can only be applied to players who have a special ability from a previous season? That would
prevent a mega Swansong-Maverick combination, right?


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 14th
18:51:43 GMT
Swansong

No. It's a special ability.
Can you imagine a Swansong Maverick!
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 14th
18:32:10 GMT
Swansong Question

Can the Swansong be assigned to a player who already has a special ability? I feel it should be allowed, but requesting
confirmation.


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 13th
23:39:59 GMT
Squad Limit Solution

I admire your confidence.
I've always found with Olmec it's better to live in hope than expectation. I'm not confident things will happen the same way two games running, never mind two seasons! :-)
Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 13th
22:39:33 GMT
Squad Limit Problem

It looks like those clubs that played friendlies tonight and did not have a squad of 21 players were
forced to sign Non-league players for exorbitant fees. As per last season, I would expect Adam to
cancel these signings to give teams the opportunity to increase their squads to 21 themselves before
the first league programme commences on 23rd February.


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 13th
19:15:56 GMT
Squad

Well, that's definitely one of those squad lists I was talking about. Any and all would be good if
it's feasible.
Steve Allan
Aberdon F.C.

February 13th
16:20:37 GMT
Squad listings

It would be better to see a differentiation on the match preview screen IMO.
David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 13th
16:02:02 GMT
Squad Listings

Can we look at modifying the various squad listing pages to show Special Players with a different background from the usual white or grey to help differentiate them from regular players.
Having them listed underneath helps a little but an at-a-glance option, especially when your opponent has 5 or 6 suspensions would help when submitting line-ups.
David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 13th
14:18:25 GMT
Great Players?

Adam found that the game engine started to 'break' when SL was too high so the coaching and agin sysytem was modified so we wouldn't get SL 30+ players any more. Or at least, only on rare occasions.
He wanted HA, morale and OTF to feel like they were a proper influence on games again.
So under current rules and 'normal' coaching of the top end apprentices, the 0/8s, you can get them to a 4/28 in their 5th season. It's a serious investment of K resources and time to get them there.
In this version of Olmec, SL 25 is a star player. SL 25+ is a superstar and they are hit harder by aging.
A one off Maverick who can jump 12 SL in one season is a major boost or you can treat it as 5 free SLs so you use less resources to build your team that season.
Steve Allan
Aberdon F.C.

February 13th
11:29:47 GMT
Mav

Interesting point that i hadn't really considered Colin, The aging table has (rightly) been set
up so superstars are basically impossible for more than 1 season. I had presumed that these
maverick players would be still a starter in their second season but looking at the aging
tables it's clear that they will start at 20SL max and suffer from the EL issues. To me, that
is a player that is not worth coaching and so will be a squad filler. Great if you have the
squad to accommodate it.
Colin Scott
Sparta Partick

February 13th
10:51:39 GMT
Mav

The main thing I have noticed about Manager in the few seasons I have been here is that no matter
how hard you try to get one or two great players in the squad the ESA will always beat you. Most
players gravitate back to 19/20 SL with a few on either 18 or 21. Therefore the Maverick player, in
my opinion, will only benefit from the initial 5 SL bonus for one season but will forever be stuck
with a poor EL recovery and that makes that Special Ability a non starter for me.
Good luck to anyone who tries it though.
Robin Dewar
West Coast Raiders

February 12th
20:47:31 GMT
West Coast Raiders Tempted by Offer

Robin Dewar announces interest from a club for the following assets.

Sly Nutter 5/17 DF


They are considering the deal on the table but would welcome other clubs to come forward as soon as possible with a challenging offer.
Colin Scott
Sparta Partick

February 12th
20:40:06 GMT
Age 1

If he bog standard then little or no value for me but if he’s got a specialism and/or MP then could be worth a bob or two. Then
again, who’s got any cash just now apart from Teddy’s and they don’t need any more players. Stu is trying to off load the ones
he has already
Roy Rolsten
St Pauli Pirates

February 12th
00:02:22 GMT
Acquiring New Players - Auctions

I struggled to get any players in the Auctions in the last two seasons. The age 0s in particular
went for slightly less than the 250k you would pay for an academy player.
And most of the time the player values were quite high. If your average team makes 2000k in a season
That's 50 CP you can afford pre-season before you start deducting the cost of any youth players.
Spending 350k+ on a T-11 player is a big chunk of cash (effectively worth 7CP) so it's a big
decision whether to go for a player or not.
I think the Special Abilities have also added value/cost to Auctions as well. So with that in mind
why would we want to have less Auctions? If we had more Auctions wouldn't the cost come down a bit
and with more players in the league create MORE opportunities for transfers?


Roy Rolsten
St Pauli Pirates

February 11th
23:46:59 GMT
Acquiring New Players - Transfer Market

For me the 1/15 MF and DF have appeared on the transfer list at the wrong time. Most managers will
have completed their pre-season plans and signing of Bosmans and age 0s. If the 1/15 DF had been
available before I chose a 1/12 DF for my Bosman, I might well have offered the cash and opted to
put the Bosman somewhere else.
Then we compare the value of the player to an Auction alternative say a 2/20 MF, they're already 5
SL higher, yes you pay the cost,but the age isn't that much different.
In my opinion the biggest problem with the Transfer market is the lack of quality a 2/10 DF? I could
be tempted by a 5/15 MF or DF without departing with too much cash, but not pre-season.


Jose Augusto
Orgullo Atlético

February 11th
23:32:22 GMT
thanks

thanks you very much Stewart...
Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 11th
21:44:08 GMT
Jose's Question

Jose, you cannot change a player's special ability. If you acquire a player with a special ability
then that ability stays with that player until he retires. Hope this helps to answer your
question.

José, no puedes cambiar la habilidad especial de un jugador. Si adquieres un jugador con una
habilidad especial, esa habilidad permanecerá con ese jugador hasta que se retire. Espero que esto
ayude a responder tu pregunta.


Jose Augusto
Orgullo Atlético

February 11th
21:07:40 GMT
question

if I change a player with special ability mine, for other, can I assign that ability to another player? and if I change a player and I acquire one with special ability, he stays with her?
David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 11th
20:07:40 GMT
Auctions

The auctions bring in 56 players a season. Not counting the age 0 players who are much of a muchness with the standard 0/8 or 0/6 players you can already buy.
There are 60 teams. That's basically 1 player per team per season. When a given team buys a new auction player they very often sell players on to limit squad size/MP players.
So in a lot of cases the auctions generate trading.
The age 1 auction players varied from 104k to 400k in one instance.
The two 300k + purchases were special players or MP players who exceeded the standard 1/13 and so were worth more.

The auctions are a money sink. They marginally cut the number of apprentices brought in as they provide a choice for managers to make.
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 11th
19:18:56 GMT
Transfer Thoughts, Pt II

If a decision was made to reduce total auctions for a season, I would imagine it would be a small reduction at first, e.g. drop down to six for one season and see what the
impact is. Then evaluate from there whether an additional decrease is necessary, remain static, or go back up to seven.

Going back to expected value, that all comes down to the two managers involved in the trade. My value for a player may well be different than many other managers' value,
but if I'm wiling to pay (and manager X is willing to sell), then the value is fair.


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 11th
19:15:23 GMT
Transfer Thoughts

Just my thoughts here.

Matt - I can understand your frustration. However, if I can pay 250k for that 0/8 player and spend one year coaching, why would I pay too much more for someone else's
efforts doing the same? I certainly know what's involved with coaching age 0's, but I personally would not spend too much money buying one from another manager when I
can spend that 250k myself and do the work over one season.

That being said, perhaps there is some merit in reducing the number of auctions. Adam (or someone) would need to review past seasons to determine if there are too many
players being added via auction (not sure what would qualify as too many players), and how much money is being spent at auctions over the course of a season. Would likely
stimulate trading, but at what cost?


Steve Allan
Aberdon F.C.

February 11th
10:48:38 GMT
Transfer market

I kind of agree but I think part of the reason is you are only willing to accept cash and most teams won't have much left over
once cp has been bought, cash deals are very hard to pull off in this league as no one has a clear idea on expected value
Matt Cooper
Hamilton Invaders

February 10th
23:30:17 GMT
Transfer Markets Broke

Something needs to be done about the transfer market. When you only have one offer or 325k for an age 1 lev 15 that cost 250k to start with. Theres something not right. I think the amount of auctions should be reduced to 5 or 4 discuss.


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 10th
21:55:56 GMT
Papac Outraged!

It looked like a dream come true for young Sasa Papac. The Gaffer had told him that he would be
signed from the youth academy this season. All was going well with the signing procedure until it
came to recording Sasa's nationality. There was no Bosnian option. Worse was to come when the
league offered him either Croatian or Serbian nationality. Young Sasa stormed out claiming that he
had never been so insulted in his life and would never contemplate signing for an Evolution or
Origin club again. The Gaffer was left with no alternative but to sign young Stuart Munro instead.


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 10th
19:34:36 GMT
Special Player Abilities

I have to admit I am extremely indecisive when it comes to the selection of a special ability. I don't want to say the decision is stressful,
but it does take me several days of analysis to make a selection.

Over thinking, over analyzing separates the body from the mind.


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 10th
15:16:05 GMT
CPs For Sale - Cost Reduction

TED have reduced the cost of their 2CPs for sale to 75K each. This offer will only be available
until 15th Feb. You won't get them cheaper at auction!


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 10th
15:13:36 GMT
Teams With Less Than 21 Players....

...please note that TED have placed a couple of cheap squad fillers on the Transfer List. Time is
running out until Pre-Season ends. Do Clarkston have a manager? If so, you might want to think
carefully about this offer.


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 10th
15:09:18 GMT
La Garganta

The exhausting journey to Huascaran's new stadium will be no Teddybears picnic, one that The Gers
will never have to make, fortunately. However, I wonder if the league have given consideration to
some of the possible implications of allowing a team to set up home in such an inhospitable part
of the planet. Mike has laid out just how arduous the journey will be for visiting clubs, so
should the league insist that all Huascaran home matches be played on a Saturday? Friday games
will give the visiting clubs little opportunity to travel to their Saturday games. Also, if TED
were to play there I'd want reassurances that my players would not be booked for time wasting
whenever they kicked the ball into the air just because it took so long for the ball to come back
down to earth!


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

February 10th
14:55:19 GMT
New for Season 39

Teddybears are proud to unveil our new club banner. The club's new home and away kits for Season 39
can now be purchased from the official club stores and licenced outlets for the traditional
exorbitant amount of cash.


Jose Augusto
Orgullo Atlético

February 9th
21:02:47 GMT
ok

thanks Brian
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 9th
16:18:03 GMT
Friendlies

Hi Jose,
No, players cannot be coached during friendly matches.


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 9th
16:17:31 GMT
...MONEY!

I hear what you're saying, Ellis, but I must disagree. As noted by Dr King, there are multiple ways to increase your coffers. Even if your team is not hugely successful, you
can still earn well over 2000k per season. In fact, when Old Colony made their first decent into, what was at the time a newly created, Division 3, we made a good amount
of cash since we were not focused on winning for a 1-2 seasons - we just concentrated on building funds. The club eventually went on to win all three divisions
consecutively*, a feat that has yet to be duplicated.

*Results may vary.


Jose Augusto
Orgullo Atlético

February 9th
15:56:26 GMT
question

regards to all, a doubt, in the friendly parties players can train?
David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 9th
14:30:36 GMT
Money, Money, Money...


Yeah, budget to have 2000k at season end. That gives you 50 CP plus the 10 CP freebies we still get.
We play 32 games and generate 80k -90k per game which is 2560k.
Comments and participation can bring in another 200k - 300k.
Cup progression gives us more match revenue too.
So, there's money there for even the stuggling teams to build on.
Ellis Simpson
Elana Torun

February 9th
12:41:36 GMT
Selling surplus stock?

There may be, as Brian says, a lot of cash in the game. However, what percentage of that will
need to be spent to buy CPs? I venture to suggest soon there will be a lot less cash. Anyway,
from my perspective the issue still remains that it is damn hard - too hard in my view - to
generate cash when you have a less than successful team. the good get better... you know the
rest. In short, I would like to see an enhanced sell back provision for players of all ages.
David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 8th
23:35:31 GMT
Mavs

No. He can't gain another special. So he can't Swansong.
David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 8th
23:33:27 GMT
Mavericks.

He gets 5 SL. Only once. You can still coach him like normal.
His after match EL recovery is reduced by 12.
So a 3/21 becomes a 3/26. You can coach him up to a 3/33. He will age like normal.
He will not play as often. I believe on Normal he plays just over 50% of the time.
Usual rotation has players playing 66% of the time.
Paul Roseblade
Kaisayr

February 8th
23:14:41 GMT
Maverick Query

As with already chosen players with Special abilities, if I select a player as Maverick this season and gets his +5 this season
does he also get +5 for subsequent seasons as well?

If not is his EL still modified each game at the Maverick level for subsequent seasons?

Can a Maverick be changed to a Swansong Player when he gets to age 6?


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 8th
22:40:26 GMT
Surplus

Age 6 players are generally used as Swansong players. So it would probably have to be age 7 and up
that could be retired for resources.
If the SL is less than the age then they auto retire at End of Season aging.
That leaves relatively few to be retired deliberately for cash.
It might generate a little revenue for older teams and would make age 6 auction players more
interesting.
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

February 8th
21:25:25 GMT
Surplus Answers

Hi Mike,
This league used to provide one CP for retired players over a certain age. That was done away with many seasons back. It’s
been so long in fact, I quite forgot about how nice it was. I don’t see that system returning.

There’s a lot of cash in the game currently, so not sure Adam would introduce something like that, but we’ll worth the asking.


Matt Cooper
Hamilton Invaders

February 8th
19:10:50 GMT
Hamilton Invaders Tempted by Offer

Matt Cooper announces interest from a club for the following assets.

George Blanda 1/15 DF


They are considering the deal on the table but would welcome other clubs to come forward as soon as possible with a challenging offer.


Adam Meney
Sitan Dama

February 8th
18:59:45 GMT
Maverick Aging

He will age on his new SL. As normal.



Mike Parnaby
Huascaran Heights

February 8th
15:42:42 GMT
Selling surplus stock?

Being new to this game I have no doubt that this has been discussed before, but here goes. I Realise that cash is king here and that getting every £ in makes a difference. Yet this seems to be one of the only games I know that does not have sell back of players to the league. Would it be worth considering a limited sell back option. Maybe age 6 and over and level 10 or under @ £10k per level. That way an age 7, level 6 is worth £60k to sell back rather than just sit in a squad until he drops dead!


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

February 8th
14:53:00 GMT
Maverick

It ages.
James Tucker
Orpington Inkspots

February 8th
14:24:51 GMT
Maverick

Is the Maverick SL Bonus permanent or does it Age. For example if I assign a Maverick he gets a
5SL bonus. See example
In season 1 - my 3/15 + 5. plays as 3/20 Does he age as a 3/20 or as a 3/15.
In season 2 is he therefore aged 4/12 + 5 or 4/16 + 0 or even 4/16 + 5
In Season 3 is he then 5/10 + 5 or 5/13 + 0 or even 5/13 + 5

In my example there is only a few SL in it, but if you coach as well then I think it makes a
difference.
My thinking is that the Maverick bonus should not age, and the player ages on his non bonussed
level, but wasn't sure.


Colin Scott
Sparta Partick

February 8th
13:03:55 GMT
Haha

I stand corrected. He already has special abilities and therefore can’t me a maverick. Makes sense but the lads think Bennett
is a maverick already so it’s all good 👍
Adam Meney
Sitan Dama

February 8th
08:34:11 GMT
Spartan Elite

Sorry Colin. I must have missed who you are referring to. I cannot see anyone who can take a
Maverick this season that is better than Buffel.



Colin Scott
Sparta Partick

February 8th
08:02:27 GMT
Ahem....

There might be another player in the league who could take offense at Buffel being named the best
player, even if he is slightly older.
Seriously considering this new special option though. Hmmmm 🤔
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