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17 minutes ago, villan-scott said:

Still a chance for a good season with Top 4 and a good cup run. Hopefully your form turns back around. 

I’m in the process of clearing out a lot of my expensive squad players and replacing them with younger cheaper players. Had my second choice left back on 125k. 4th choice striker on 190k. Wasn’t sustainable. Especially with them all wanting new contracts too as they’re better than when they joined they tell me! 

Think my highest earner is on just over £70k/wk.  My total wage bill is less than £1m/wk - it's the smallest in the Premier League :D 

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11 minutes ago, bobzy said:

Think my highest earner is on just over £70k/wk.  My total wage bill is less than £1m/wk - it's the smallest in the Premier League :D 

That was how it was for my squad before the CL. Grealish was my top earner on about 100k. It’s gone a bit wild since then! Always within the budget they set, but now the wage budget is like 5.7m per week. Madness really! 

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1st season, just about to play Man City in the... surprise surprise, Carabao Cup Final.

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I've fallen into my old habit of buying too many good young players. I have 3 right backs, all could walk into any team. Two I've been trying to rotate and the other has been out on loan at juve for a few seasons. 

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8 hours ago, Daniel said:

I've fallen into my old habit of buying too many good young players. I have 3 right backs, all could walk into any team. Two I've been trying to rotate and the other has been out on loan at juve for a few seasons. 

The Chelsea model? 😂 it’s a good way to make money as their value rises with your success so just sell them on for a profit. 

FYI for everyone -

I read something last night which was news to me. I might be late to the party, but apparently when negotiating a contract with a signing if you over pay the agent they accept less on the wages and the signing on bonus. Which saves you money overall. 

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Finally got around to getting this about a month ago (mainly tempted by reading this thread) so sorry for being a bit behind. In my first season as Villa still and hovering around mid-table at around February.

I tried to pick up a few of the players recommended in this thread but wasn't able to shift any of the deadwood to put together a transfer pot big enough, managed to get Trincao who is doing alright for me. Also Wesley is strangely doing really well for me, currently on 16 goals and 5 assists. Anyone else started as Villa after the Beta patch? And who did you get rid of at the start (and how did you manage to get rid of them? No one seems to want them on permanent deals on my save funnily enough)?

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Budget was tight in my first season. So didn't have much room to let players go without leaving the squad pretty short.

 

 

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Second season is where i started to really change the squad.

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1 hour ago, Daniel said:

Budget was tight in my first season. So didn't have much room to let players go without leaving the squad pretty short.

 

 

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Second season is where i started to really change the squad.

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Love the thought of Kodjia and Nakamba linking up at Gremio!

River Plate signed John McGinn on my save, and he’s still there years later. Must have really settled in Buenos Aires!

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out of interest what year is everyone in and how many of the original squad have you got in your last 18?

mine will be august 2022 and 4 (arsenal - bellerin, pepe, auba, saka)

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1 hour ago, villa4europe said:

out of interest what year is everyone in and how many of the original squad have you got in your last 18?

mine will be august 2022 and 4 (arsenal - bellerin, pepe, auba, saka)

I’m in 2026/27. Got rid of Grealish at the start of last season and he was the last standing member of my original team. 

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WELL...

I know you're all dying to know how my title challenge-cum-4th place battle ended up :D

It all went down to the last day of the season and Solihull Moors, sitting in 4th place, needed to beat 19th placed and already relegated Stoke City in an away game to clinch CL football.

The result?

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What a bunch of **** bottle job rocket polishers :bang:  Absolutely pissed it away by messing up some pretty easy games in the run-in.  All to be covered in screenshot glory.

The early form was stunning - genuinely utterly shocking as to how well the side were playing:

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...beating Tottenham (won the league) and Wolves (eventually 7th, but always up there) at home and Man Utd (4th, rocket polishers) and Liverpool (6th) away.  Of course, completely destroyed by disastrous late season form:

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Just amazing.  Lost at home to West Ham (15th), away to Watford (14th) and could only draw against Southampton (A - 18th), Stoke (A - 19th) and Brighton (H - 17th).  **** hell :D 

Probable highlight of the season was the "Goal of the Season" contest:

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And there was also the improvement in Zapata which saw Man City "prepare" a £192m bid which never materialised.  Old Zapata first, end of season 3 years later after:

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We go again...

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Question for those more 'long-term' save people... How do y'all go about finding quality coaches? Especially newgen coaches? I always seem to have trouble with getting a decent staff in (as my club rep increases)

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10 hours ago, Villaphan04 said:

Question for those more 'long-term' save people... How do y'all go about finding quality coaches? Especially newgen coaches? I always seem to have trouble with getting a decent staff in (as my club rep increases)

I always do a staff search and filter by the attributes I want them to have. Keep asking for more coaches to increase specialisation, and then if you have a weakness, say Technical Attacking, search for a coach with high attributes here. 

I currently have the highest ratings for all my first team staff doing it this way. I don’t care about the coach reputation only their attributes. I’ve got a mixture of real life coaches and a few new gens currently  

Seems to work like this for me.

 

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I poach them... 

The job advert is shit always has been, the staff search isn't much better, so I go to the European power houses and take a look around, I know what stats I'm looking for, I try to get myself in to a position where I can have 1 attacking coach at 20, 1 defensive at 20 etc

If you do it at the start then the 2 Milan clubs are stocked 

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6 hours ago, villan-scott said:

I always do a staff search and filter by the attributes I want them to have. Keep asking for more coaches to increase specialisation, and then if you have a weakness, say Technical Attacking, search for a coach with high attributes here. 

I currently have the highest ratings for all my first team staff doing it this way. I don’t care about the coach reputation only their attributes. I’ve got a mixture of real life coaches and a few new gens currently  

Seems to work like this for me.

 

 

2 hours ago, villa4europe said:

I poach them... 

The job advert is shit always has been, the staff search isn't much better, so I go to the European power houses and take a look around, I know what stats I'm looking for, I try to get myself in to a position where I can have 1 attacking coach at 20, 1 defensive at 20 etc

If you do it at the start then the 2 Milan clubs are stocked 

Cheers! I've always been wondering about that. Will definitely look to follow some of these strategies. 

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21 hours ago, Villaphan04 said:

Question for those more 'long-term' save people... How do y'all go about finding quality coaches? Especially newgen coaches? I always seem to have trouble with getting a decent staff in (as my club rep increases)

I haven't had this problem yet, at all (Nov 2032, so like 13 seasons in - not mega long term yet).

On staff search, add filters to search for coaches with Determination, Level Of Discipline and Motivating (maybe Man Management too) as, ideally, at least 15... then tweak down to get coaches appearing.  One of my coaches has 18 determination, 19 level of discipline and 20 motivation.  Highest coaching stat is 15, but he's still 4.5 star quality.

 

Edit:  And I do that purely on Staff Search.

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Second biggest stadium in the league now. Think i can upgrade it once more before its at max.

 

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6 minutes ago, Daniel said:

Second biggest stadium in the league now. Think i can upgrade it once more before its at max.

 

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Awesome. What year are you in? I’ve expanded to 50k and there is no option to ask again, only to build a new stadium. 

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2030, that is a new stadium with an upgrade just completed. At max capacity I think I can make it biggest in the league. 

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24 minutes ago, Daniel said:

2030, that is a new stadium with an upgrade just completed. At max capacity I think I can make it biggest in the league. 

I’m in 2027 and they won’t build me a stadium. I’ve asked twice. Apparently we don’t have the fan base, despite 4 league titles and 3 CLs. 

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