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Adam Meney - August 21st 2018 0:51

This is definately a feature to provide a squad building challenge.  Planning around MPPs is difficult, especially when they begin to age.  The fact that a coach has little choice but to retire them to make room for bids should itself stimulte some sales.  Surely a small amount of cash in a trade would be better than a retirement of the player?  If they are going cheap enough then there will be interest.  Its not a coding or data history issue, its purely a team management feature or restriction.

Brian Beerman - May 29th 2018 15:40

I don't see how a change to the status quo improves the game. I think it's another piece that we must account for when team building, so it adds to the game. If it's not been much of a problem the last few years, I don't see that it needs to be altered now.

James White - May 27th 2018 1:02

forgot to say Thanks to all who have replied !!

James White - May 27th 2018 1:00

quote "If you can just downgrade at any time it means you can effectiveley ignore the 5 cap rule."

If you have to downgrade I don't see how this means your ignoring the rule as you have to act to counter it.

Other arguments seem to be it stops you obtaining more MPP's but if you can only have 5 anyway this seems counter productive as you would reduce the usefullness and value of a player by downgrading against the risk of buying a player you could be outbid for . . . .

I see the reason in the limit of 5 , but cant see why you can't downgrade ?

Mike Parnaby - May 25th 2018 13:27

I actually like the rule to be honest. Sort of a leveller rule that allows teams to be more or less equal in terms of ability to get these players as teams to 4-5 MP players might be put off from bidding. Alternatively, there may be more MP players on the transfer list to create room in squads.

James Tucker - May 25th 2018 12:45

I agree with James - Most teams have 5/4 MP, this makes these players very difficult to shift in the transfer market.  It would help stimulate the transfer market if either the restriction were removed or you could downgrade a player.

I don't really understand why there is a restrcition anyway.  If you can manage to get a whole squad of MPs is this not good management and you are likely to have paid a premium to do so.

James Tucker - May 25th 2018 12:45

I agree with James - Most teams have 5/4 MP, this makes these players very difficult to shift in the transfer market.  It would help stimulate the transfer market if either the restriction were removed or you could downgrade a player.

I don't really understand why there is a restrcition anyway.  If you can manage to get a whole squad of MPs is this not good management and you are likely to have paid a premium to do so.

David King - May 17th 2018 8:30

I suspect it's to force managers to plan ahead and manage their squad. If you can just downgrade at any time it means you can effectiveley ignore the 5 cap rule. If any of your MP players become an inconvenience to an auction purchase or trade you're planning you can just downgrade. No planning required, no forward thinking, no management.  Just an 'Oops, I have too many MP players - fixed'.

There may be other factors in that the MP player still exists in the data base/history so your new downgraded version is actually a brand new player. But that's stuff that Adam could tell you about.

James White - May 13th 2018 15:33

Why can't they be downgraded in The Manager? Seems strange when it essentially makes your players value less.

Just want to understand the thinking behind the rule.

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