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    How do I stop my backroom staff from getting poached?
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    Offer them new contracts when they are approached by other clubs. That's about all you can do.
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    (Original post by CB91)
    All my facilities are as advanced as possible and every summer transfer window I get at least £100m. He's not even my best midfielder though.

    Also, now into my 9th season and the whole Barca team except for Bojan, Sanchez, Messi, Fabregas and Pique is full of ridiculous regens from La Masia. :eek:
    Pff, 100m a year? Too easy.
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    FrigidSymphony, who did you sign for Aberdeen in your first few seasons?
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    (Original post by JF1903)
    FrigidSymphony, who did you sign for Aberdeen in your first few seasons?
    The best signings I made were for a 4-2-2-2 formation. If you're starting out, you can get Derek Riordan and Mustapha Riga on free transfers. Play Riordan left wing and Riga right wing, with Mohamed Chalali (who can score goals, despite his stats) and Vernon as strikers, Fyvie and Arnason in the middle, Robertson, Considine, McArdle and Jack in the back. Or, you can use my favourite tactic, 4-1-2-3. Robertson, Considine, McArdle, Jack in the back, Arnason as a DM, Fyvie and Milsom in midfield, and Chalali, Vernon and Riordan up front. Should win you the SPL no problem.

    I'm in my fifth season with Aberdeen and have already won the Champions League twice. It's really doable, you just have to be clever about your signings. And put Fyvie on a heavy training schedule, he never complains and gets good enough to make the Scottish national team starting 11.
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    (Original post by FrigidSymphony)
    The best signings I made were for a 4-2-2-2 formation. If you're starting out, you can get Derek Riordan and Mustapha Riga on free transfers. Play Riordan left wing and Riga right wing, with Mohamed Chalali (who can score goals, despite his stats) and Vernon as strikers, Fyvie and Arnason in the middle, Robertson, Considine, McArdle and Jack in the back. Or, you can use my favourite tactic, 4-1-2-3. Robertson, Considine, McArdle, Jack in the back, Arnason as a DM, Fyvie and Milsom in midfield, and Chalali, Vernon and Riordan up front. Should win you the SPL no problem.

    I'm in my fifth season with Aberdeen and have already won the Champions League twice. It's really doable, you just have to be clever about your signings. And put Fyvie on a heavy training schedule, he never complains and gets good enough to make the Scottish national team starting 11.
    Alright, thanks a lot!
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    (Original post by Laertes)
    Offer them new contracts when they are approached by other clubs. That's about all you can do.
    Thanks. The only problem is I have no money to offer such contracts
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    (Original post by FrigidSymphony)
    Pff, 100m a year? Too easy.
    Despite all that money and completely dominating the domestic side of it (won every domestic trophy possible for the last 4 years), ive only won the CL once. Too many Semi-Final exits.

    Saying that though, when I did win it I had the hardest run possible. Drew Barca in my group, topped it on 16 points. Then beat Bayern in the last 16, PSG in the Quarters, Madrid in the Semis (beat them 9-1 at the San Siro :sexface:) and then Barca again in the final.

    My main problem is losing the first leg away from home. My home form is insane (in approx my last 100 home games ive won all but 3, which were draws) but its just not enough at times.


    I've also now got Xavi, Iniesta, Torres, Lucio, Di Natale and Buffon as Coaches. :coma:
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    Going for my 5th consecutive CL and Premier League title with the mighty Nottingham Forest. Haven't lost a Prem match in a long time. I will beat Real Madrids record if it kills me.

    First CL win came at Barca's expense. 3-3 at half time, 5-3 at full time. Best match I've ever seen, defending was none-existent though.
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    Bloody hell that was close. In my last 92 home matches ive won 89, drew 3, lost 0. The last time id lost at home was to Arsenal in March 2016 and im just starting the 2019/2020 season. The Super Cup this season is played at the San Siro so it counts as a home game in the fixture list. 15 minutes in and im 2-0 down to Juventus and its looking like that streak is going to end until I give the lads a good shouting at at HT and switch from a Counter-Attacking 4-2-3-1 to an Attacking 4-2-1-3. I score in the 55th, 59th, 79th and 95th minute to win my 7th Super Cup in a row and be hailed a genius by my players and staff. :smug:

    So now im upto 90 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses at the San Siro. Hopefully I can get to 100. :teeth: (The only teams to draw have been Bayern, Udinese and Napoli. I suppose I could also count the matches against Inter when ive been the away team, but technically they are away from home. :dontknow: Ive also remained undefeated in those games aswell btw).
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    Also added Xabi Alonso, Christian Maggio, Francesco Totti and Fabio Grosso to my backroom staff. :sexface:

    Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand is the Asst Manager at Liverpool. :facepalm2:
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    (Original post by JF1903)
    Alright, thanks a lot!
    Oh and if you get enough money after 1 season (cup wins, league wins, whatever) you should be able to get Daniele Dessena and Jonathan dos Santos on free transfers. Do that.
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    Leverkusen manager watching my games, apparently wanting to sign Fyvie. Go away, he's mine! Only Scottish player left in my starting 11
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    You've only Fraser Fyvie representing Scotland in the first team? Shocking :p: I hope you're at least making up for it by having Scottish youngsters in your youth team...honestly, have a look at youngsters in the leagues each year. If you're lucky you can pick up good players in the lower leagues for real bargain prices. I posted last year about how in a Rangers game I was playing once, there was a regen who started out at Cowdenbeath, moved to St Johnstone for £50k after six months, then moved to me for £1m a year later. Not that teams in the second and third divisions will regularly have guys who'll become SPL stars, but it's not impossible and it's much better on your finances to get them early than to wait for another team in the league to pinch them first and sell them on at a massive mark-up.
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    Is there a recommended number of backroom staff per position?

    I ask because most of mine have been poached and I'm in dire need of getting some more people in when I have the funds. I have two first team coaches which seems odd, and I'm not sure on the numbers of physios/scouts I need.

    Or are these figures relative to each persons career/save?
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    (Original post by jackf1337)
    Is there a recommended number of backroom staff per position?

    I ask because most of mine have been poached and I'm in dire need of getting some more people in when I have the funds. I have two first team coaches which seems odd, and I'm not sure on the numbers of physios/scouts I need.

    Or are these figures relative to each persons career/save?
    I always get the maximum you're allowed by the board. If you go to the boardroom it will say how many in the bottom left hand corner
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    I've got Eto'o, Thierry Henry and Ruud Van Nistelrooy as coaches and Ronaldo as a scout :P.
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    (Original post by Stirlo)
    I always get the maximum you're allowed by the board. If you go to the boardroom it will say how many in the bottom left hand corner
    Cheers
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    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    You've only Fraser Fyvie representing Scotland in the first team? Shocking :p: I hope you're at least making up for it by having Scottish youngsters in your youth team...honestly, have a look at youngsters in the leagues each year. If you're lucky you can pick up good players in the lower leagues for real bargain prices. I posted last year about how in a Rangers game I was playing once, there was a regen who started out at Cowdenbeath, moved to St Johnstone for £50k after six months, then moved to me for £1m a year later. Not that teams in the second and third divisions will regularly have guys who'll become SPL stars, but it's not impossible and it's much better on your finances to get them early than to wait for another team in the league to pinch them first and sell them on at a massive mark-up.
    I try, but whenever I send my scouts on roaming missions to find good potential they always come back with average to good Scottish lads and a handful of beastly Scandinavians, Eastern Europeans and Spaniards. My lineup usually goes like this:

    GK: Tim Krul (Netherlands)
    DC: Tomas Kalas (Czech Republic)
    DC: Kyle Bartley (England)
    LD: Benjamin Mendy (France)
    RD: Loic Nego (France)
    DM: Mickael Selmer (Swedish regen)
    M: Fraser Fyvie (Scotland)
    M: Daniele Dessena (Italy)
    ST: Jesus Gabarri (Spanish regen)
    ST: Alessandro Diamanti (Itay)
    ST: Jaroslav Blazek (Czeck regen)

    Subs:
    GK: Miguel Angel Moya (Spain)
    DL/R: Kai Schwertfeger (Germany)
    DC: Derek Pollock (Scottish regen)
    DM: Blerim Dzemaili (Switzerland)
    M: Abdi Ibrahim (Norway)
    ST: Neil Smyth (Northern Irish regen)
    ST: Mbaye Niang (France)
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    finally got round to starting a game at level 8 in the English league. The level 14 one is meant to work but it won't load up for me, but level 8 is good enough, 4 years till league football


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