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Manchester City stealing all my signings

  1. Manchester City stealing all my signings

    I'm currently going into my second season at United, and it just seems like any time I target a player, I get a bid accepted and then City come in last minute and offer ridiculous wages which I can't compete with. Any tips on signing these big players without paying stupid wages. For example, I had a bid accepted for Gareth Bale for 40m so offered him a match highest earner clause and he accepted. Next week comes round and he goes City where they are paying him 280k a week, which I obviously cannot match. It just seems like I can't compete with the really rich clubs. Surely it is a case of some players want trophies over money. I would have thought this the case after smashing everything last season and City came 4th.

  2. City are the new Spurs :p

  3. Can you deny a signing after it's already been started? maybe you should just start bidding on everyone and anyone, and then letting the deal fall through... donno how that'll affect your squad though lol

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Akuthia View Post
    Can you deny a signing after it's already been started? maybe you should just start bidding on everyone and anyone, and then letting the deal fall through... donno how that'll affect your squad though lol
    Think that would affect morale of the squad but what I'm doing now is waiting for all signings to be made so they have no budget left then unsettling who I want haha.

  5. Seems to me the game is hard coded with top teams always being top teams regardless of results.
    It don't matter that Arsenal have never beaten my Spurs side in 3 years (since I took charge), I'm always the under-dog and according the press conferance questioning I'm the one under pressure to mastermind a win.
    A similar to you I won the Premier League, Capitol one, F.A Cup, Europa League and been a Champions League Semi finalist.

    And still players want to sign for clubs in my division that haven't won anything rather than sign for a proven & genuine contender.

  6. Coming up to Xmas in my second season I spent a lot of time seducing Lewandowski until I was his favourite person by the start of December.

    I hoped that would be enough to give me the edge even though he was only partially interested in my Spurs team.

    Coming up to the end of January and with a lot of clubs circling him I thought I could make an upfront cash offer for him and see if I could steal him before the free for all.

    Unfortunately Chelsea and Real called my bluff and lodged £33 million bids for a man they could have for free 6 months later.

    I matched it nevertheless and offered him ridiculous money (€185k p/w with maxed out bonuses for everything) but he still chose Chelsea.

    Part of me is pissed that the stole the player I'd been seducing a that the previous seasons treble wasn't enough to convince him I was a good team to join.

    The other part is delighted that I managed to get Chelsea to blow £33 million needlessly!

    Though the added fire power the now have wont help my try and claw back the 5 point lead they have over me!

  7. Quote Originally Posted by floggg View Post
    Coming up to Xmas in my second season I spent a lot of time seducing Lewandowski until I was his favourite person by the start of December.

    I hoped that would be enough to give me the edge even though he was only partially interested in my Spurs team.

    Coming up to the end of January and with a lot of clubs circling him I thought I could make an upfront cash offer for him and see if I could steal him before the free for all.

    Unfortunately Chelsea and Real called my bluff and lodged £33 million bids for a man they could have for free 6 months later.

    I matched it nevertheless and offered him ridiculous money (€185k p/w with maxed out bonuses for everything) but he still chose Chelsea.

    Part of me is pissed that the stole the player I'd been seducing a that the previous seasons treble wasn't enough to convince him I was a good team to join.

    The other part is delighted that I managed to get Chelsea to blow £33 million needlessly!

    Though the added fire power the now have wont help my try and claw back the 5 point lead they have over me!
    Lewa always goes to Chelsea, no idea why...

  8. Quote Originally Posted by floggg View Post
    Coming up to Xmas in my second season I spent a lot of time seducing Lewandowski until I was his favourite person by the start of December.

    I hoped that would be enough to give me the edge even though he was only partially interested in my Spurs team.

    Coming up to the end of January and with a lot of clubs circling him I thought I could make an upfront cash offer for him and see if I could steal him before the free for all.

    Unfortunately Chelsea and Real called my bluff and lodged £33 million bids for a man they could have for free 6 months later.

    I matched it nevertheless and offered him ridiculous money (€185k p/w with maxed out bonuses for everything) but he still chose Chelsea.

    Part of me is pissed that the stole the player I'd been seducing a that the previous seasons treble wasn't enough to convince him I was a good team to join.

    The other part is delighted that I managed to get Chelsea to blow £33 million needlessly!

    Though the added fire power the now have wont help my try and claw back the 5 point lead they have over me!
    Buy LEANDRO DAMIAO instead he's almost as good.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by MANUMAD View Post
    Buy LEANDRO DAMIAO instead he's almost as good.
    Expensive though, if I was you I would rather go for someone like Rondon.
    Max likes this.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by England66 View Post
    Expensive though, if I was you I would rather go for someone like Rondon.
    Yeh he's good but older ...

  11. Max's Avatar MaxPremium Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by England66 View Post
    Expensive though, if I was you I would rather go for someone like Rondon.
    Yeah Rondon is a class act bangs in goals for fun bro

  12. Quote Originally Posted by MANUMAD View Post
    Yeh he's good but older ...
    True, i'm always worried about paying 50m for one player, especially if haven't played in my league.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Yeah Rondon is a class act bangs in goals for fun bro
    You know, just smashes them in, goal a game striker right there.

  14. Max's Avatar MaxPremium Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by England66 View Post
    You know, just smashes them in, goal a game striker right there.
    Too right buddy top notch signing

  15. Quote Originally Posted by England66 View Post
    You know, just smashes them in, goal a game striker right there.
    I toyed with buying him for FIORE in my 3rd season decided not to and regretted it as he joined JUVE instead where he formed a lethal front 3 of a 343 with LLORENTE and TEVEZ and won SERIE A by 4 points from me!

  16. Quote Originally Posted by MANUMAD View Post
    I toyed with buying him for FIORE in my 3rd season decided not to and regretted it as he joined JUVE instead where he formed a lethal front 3 of a 343 with LLORENTE and TEVEZ and won SERIE A by 4 points from me!
    Fair enough, I generally play PL and just bought bale 44m on LFCMarshall update. He is good player statwise but starting to regret it, no generally play just runs and shoots. Means the last 2 games had no CCC's.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by England66 View Post
    Fair enough, I generally play PL and just bought bale 44m on LFCMarshall update. He is good player statwise but starting to regret it, no generally play just runs and shoots. Means the last 2 games had no CCC's.
    Which is a lot of what he does in real life.

    I've used him a lot as a winger or inside forward and he's very effective in those roles.

    You need somebody else to act as playmaker though.

  18. Don't know if you did that, but ALWAYS after making an offer remove the player from your shortlist, just before you click 'continue'.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by MANUMAD View Post
    Buy LEANDRO DAMIAO instead he's almost as good.
    The hope was to get Lewa for free or at least on the cheap.

    Thinking of restarting my spurs save after tonight any way. The prospect of starting off with Lamela and Eriksen is pricing hard to resist.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by floggg View Post
    Which is a lot of what he does in real life.

    I've used him a lot as a winger or inside forward and he's very effective in those roles.

    You need somebody else to act as playmaker though.
    I have a few playmakers in the ranks but seem to be struggling to break down sides and the ball goes out left and literally shot after shot goes wide, he seems to do nothing but shoot, I wouldn't mind if there was nothing on but when their is a through ball on to RVP one on one with the gk I expect him to make it.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by floggg View Post
    The hope was to get Lewa for free or at least on the cheap.

    Thinking of restarting my spurs save after tonight any way. The prospect of starting off with Lamela and Eriksen is pricing hard to resist.
    Lamela is mini messi in the game haha.

  22. I still have old Marshall update, so I still have Bale
    Bale IF(a) right wing, Gronkidonkey<<(some dude I got from Dortmond who's name I cant pronounce)IF(a) left wing, Steven Fletcher up front.

    Toyed with the idea of Lamela but bought Snodgrass from Norwich instead.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Mitre Delta 1000 View Post
    I still have old Marshall update, so I still have Bale
    Bale IF(a) right wing, Gronkidonkey<<(some dude I got from Dortmond who's name I cant pronounce)IF(a) left wing, Steven Fletcher up front.

    Toyed with the idea of Lamela but bought Snodgrass from Norwich instead.
    WHY?! snodgrass..... the madness that is lamela cannot be stopped unless man marked

  24. Quote Originally Posted by floggg View Post
    The hope was to get Lewa for free or at least on the cheap.

    Thinking of restarting my spurs save after tonight any way. The prospect of starting off with Lamela and Eriksen is pricing hard to resist.
    I restarted with the latest update so had Eriksen and Lamela at spurs. I also still had £30 million in the transfer kitty!

    So after selling Lennon to City for £20 mil and cleaning out some deadwood I went and got Sterling and El Sharraway for the wings and Phil Jones at the back.

    Unfortunately I can't shift players like Chadli or Holtby and Dembele who only just joined the club on LFC Marshall update, so I gotta carry some expensive wages until the Xmas window.
    Last edited by floggg; 03/09/2013 at 08:39 AM.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by England66 View Post
    WHY?! snodgrass..... the madness that is lamela cannot be stopped unless man marked
    Because I looked at both, weighed up the pro's and con's, looked at the money each player would cost in terms of transfer and wage and decided that Snodgrass was better value for money and would work better than Lamema in my tactical approach.

    Right wing - Covers Bale as IF
    Left wing - Covers Bale as DW

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