David King
Unsporting Lisbon

August 19th
12:06:31 GMT
Nine

That's an epic amount to improve your team by in one match.
I suspect KIN and or HAM could match it on apprentices + CPs but I doubt they'd get the Captain's bonus!
No doubt someone will field an 11 apprentices + 3 subs combo to get 14 in one match as a one off, lose 10 - 0 and take the 100k Blowout hit :-)
Adam Meney
Sitan Dama

August 19th
11:05:26 GMT
Nine?

Ummmmm. Let me check the rules....
But under this will be a record. No
doubt. Congrats...


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

August 19th
08:52:34 GMT
Nine Up!

At the conclusion of last night's game nine TED players increased their SL by one (4 x GPs, 1 x
Captain, 1 x Leader, 3 x Apprentices). This is undoubtedly a club record but is it also a League
record?


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

August 14th
18:41:49 GMT
Auction 2

Ah Stewart, I suppose you're much more right than wrong. I still see those prices as "kind of" high (for me). From an
objective perspective, 400k for a sound DF who can also shoot is pretty good, I have to agree. I'm averse to spending too
much cash once we're past the first auction. I feel with each auction that passes, the return on the investment decreases. I
may have a too narrow view on auctions (perhaps why I build my club almost solely on youth over the seasons). I always think
about how much cash I'll need come the preseason, so constantly looking to save money wherever I can. Maybe if I spent more
at auction the Quaffers would be more successful?


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

August 13th
13:11:04 GMT
Young MA For Sale

Anybody want a 1/13 MA? 400K or a combination of cash + CPs to that value will secure a deal.


Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

August 13th
13:04:26 GMT
Auction 2, Bargains?

Not sure I totally agree with you, Brian. IAC winning a 2/20 DF (Shooter) for 412K and Partick the
3/21 MF (Anchor) for 379K seem pretty good bargains to me. I'd have happily welcomed both players
into my squad for these cash amounts!


Mike Sherlock
Guff Wanderers

August 13th
09:46:29 GMT
I see what u did there

.


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

August 12th
22:18:28 GMT
Favo(u)rite Day(s)

Hey Rob,
I'd say game day is right up there with Friday Night Pints and Sunday Afternoon Patriots games. Good on you for the auction today!
Cheers!


Rob Fallon
Rufous Whistling

August 12th
21:30:13 GMT
Regrets...I've had a few

734k for RUF's latest recruits, 3/19 UT Janis Joplin and 1/15 DM Zsa Zsa Gabor...not sure if
this was smart at all to be honest, but I'm glad we got them. One short termer and one longer
term. Both multi-pos as well. Think I would rather have had the 5/25 GK. Anyway, with 14k left,
that's us out of the bidding for a while!

Hey, Brian, "one of your favourite days of the week has arrived" - How many favourites have you
got? :)


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

August 12th
19:57:11 GMT
Auction Two (Revised)

On second analysis, Adam Buxton (0/8 FW - Chaser) is a mighty bargain. Assuming average coaching, he'll bring defensive bonus to his
club for the next six seasons.


Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

August 12th
19:52:54 GMT
Auction Two

Not too many bargains this time around, short of Clive Walker.


Adam Meney
Sitan Dama

August 12th
17:31:54 GMT
Auction 2

27 entrees so far. Don't miss out on a bargain
folks!


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

August 12th
17:30:05 GMT
Youth

The breakdown does give a more decisive No vote but also gives more on the middle ground too.
I am reminded of a time when we only had 0/0 and 0/2 apprentices available and a manager from a
different and very high SL league was heard to complain that there was no point in playing a 0/0 as
they didn't improve his team. The concept of investing time in his squad to build for the future
seemed lost on him.
Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

August 12th
14:10:25 GMT
Youth Seasoning Poll

David, from the options offered,

6 voted for 'Seasoning' minutes at half rate, i.e. 45 minutes from full game played,
3 voted for 'Seasoning' minutes at third rate, i.e. 30 mins from full game played,
3 voted for Full 'Seasoning' minutes, i.e. 90 minutes from full game played.

The objections stated by the "No" voters were mainly those discussed in the July 26th edition of
"The Bear Essentials".

Pearls of wisdom? It was interesting to note that only 3 of the 26 who voted wanted full seasoning
minutes to apply to friendlies. Reduced seasoning was therefore the preferred option of those who
voted "Yes".


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

August 12th
11:42:51 GMT
Youth Seasoning Poll

Apart from the straight Yes/No result, was there any other feedback?
I seem to remember a selection of Yes choices.
Plus there were manager comments too.
Any pearls of wisdom?
Stewart Miller
Teddybears F.C.

August 12th
09:27:22 GMT
Youth Seasoning Poll

The expiry date for the youth seasoning poll has now passed. There was a 43% turn-out at the
polling booths. The final result was:

Youth Seasoning in Friendlies: No 14; Yes 12.

The "Nos" have it by two votes. Many thanks to all who participated.


Adam Meney
Sitan Dama

August 12th
07:46:41 GMT
Record?

1 shot in 30? That sound like the normal
exchange rate to me. Well, for a Sitan Dama
player it is.


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

August 11th
19:54:57 GMT
[SPOILER] Record

It may well be.
Just check in case one of the Roseblades is the current title holder.
Or GUF
Or SIT
Or TOR
James Tucker
Orpington Inkspots

August 11th
19:52:15 GMT
[SPOILER] A record?

We have managed 1 goal from 30 shots - Is this some kind of record - not a good one mind.


David King
Unsporting Lisbon

August 11th
16:16:28 GMT
Trading

...an incentive. It's you that wants the deal, not necessarily the other guy.
All else the same but you're swapping to upgrade to a Multi-pos player. More CPs/Cash required.
You want to reduce the age of the player, gain another season out of him. Fine, stump up the cash/CPs again.

Your T11 or T17 and the other guys T11 or T17 might not change one iota as a result of a deal but it may still end up costing you plenty of resources as you compensate for age/position/multi-position/coaching/aging and so on.

David King
Unsporting Lisbon

August 11th
16:11:09 GMT
Trading

Trading can be a viable way to improve your team, change formation and tactics by moving/swapping players etc,etc.
The general bone of contention is how much do different managers value different players.
There are no hard and fast rules. A manager who's side is devastated by injury will put a higher premium on 3 SL 15 players to get them through their crisis than on a single 2/20 who can only cover 1 position 2/3 of the time.
Three weeks later they have a cup match and now the 2/20 is far more valuable than the the 3 SL 15s.
it's pretty fluid.

Here's a couple of points I think are pretty straight forward though.
If you want to swap a player for one of higher SL you have to compensate for the SL difference. Normally 1 CP per SL or cash equivalent.
Position swap? You have to provide...
Brian Beerman
Old Colony F.C.

August 11th
13:07:33 GMT
C Magne

Congratulations on a strong career, Charlie. Go enjoy retirement as you deserve.


Adam Meney
Sitan Dama

August 11th
07:03:30 GMT
So Long?

In the shower? Im glad to see him leave. Good riddance!!


James Tucker
Orpington Inkspots

August 10th
19:39:07 GMT
So Long Charlie Magne

Orpington's all time leading appearance maker today was granted a free transfer to the non-league.
223 appearances, 72 goals, 2 league winners medals a true Inkies legend. We wanted to keep him but
the strict multi-pos rule meant he had to leave, prompted by the arrival of young French playmaker
Romain du Roi.


Richard Burnett
Inbhir Narainn

August 9th
09:43:49 GMT
Inbhir Narainn Tempted by Offer

Richard Burnett announces interest from a club for the following assets.

Larry Ash 5/20 FW


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


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