new to the forums but have been nicking player lists and tactics for many, many years so thank you to everyone who's advice I have been happily using!
Just upgraded from FM 2012 to 2013 and have run into a bit of an odd brick wall. I love picking up the start of game freemans to try and make my budget go that bit further but for some reason 2013 is frustrating me.
I trust I am allowed to link other FM sites but I have seen variations of the following list on a number of forums etc
Football Manager 2013 Best Free Players
Where I am struggling is there are a large number of people on that list that no matter what I do I cannot get to show up in game. Beginning to wonder if they exist.
A good example is Tom De Mul, I have seen references on forums to people signing him but even when I set a custom player database up with stupid number of players 250,000 etc he doesn't appear if I simply search for his name in the search function.
Same for Spas Delev, Jose Fernando Marques and nearly everyone else on that list etc. I have so far found only two in game and I even tried loading the database with all players on the eurppean nationality or working there etc and still half of the Spanish people on that list didn't exist.
I normally start with a championship team but I tried starting with Man Utd to get access to worldwide scouting and still they aren't in the list.
Am I being a moron and I won't be offended if you say yes and point out my error at the same time