Tips and Tricks to beat CM!

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  1. Tom

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    This thread will be used to help you in your battle against CM, whether it be battling relegation or a mounting wage bill. Anything posted in this forum may be edited or deleted if it is not considered relevent to the subject.

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  2. Tom

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    Thanks to marc_angelus for this

     
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    This might be a good one:

    Use the collective mind, also known as the Players Forum, and get other managers' opinions on players you are interested in, or to find players that could help you :)

    I know it's already there on the front page, but not everyone seems to be visiting. ;)
     
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    When extending defenders contracts give them huge goal and assist bonus so there weekly wage can be cheaper
     
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    A good tip: when offering contracts for players who are a bit above your signing level, offer them the maximum yearly wage rise, and reduce the time on contract to just one season, when his contract is on 6 months to expire(if you've built a good relationship with the player and are in good league form), his expectations on a contract will be more considerate your finances, and you won't have to pay the 25% increase.
     
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    Dirty trick: If you don't want to sell a player, and don't want to make them unhappy by cancelling offers for them, negotiate the deal, and ask stupendous amounts for them. The other team will cancel the offer for you. (H)
     
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    Everytime I get unhappy players who think they're being treated unfairly or something, i just drop em in the U19's for a few weeks, that sorts them out.
     
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    If you want to be up to date with all the big transfers in your CM world, then go to your player and staff search, and add all the big players ie. value 8million pounds + value to your shortlist. If you save your shortlist once, then you will not have to do it for new games, just load the list. It might take 10 minutes, but you will be notified of any offers for players that you might like to know about. You may not necessarily want to buy a big player, but if another club is getting him for a bargain, you might want to also.

    You might get quite a large shortlist but that should not be a problem. My 03/04 shortlist is 450 odd players, my CM4 had just over a thousand.....;) :p
     
  9. PHANTOMPHOENIX

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    Sign players on a free even if u have no room for them and then just sell them for cash during the January transfer window.

    I make boat loads like this playing with Real Madrid since all the players want to sign with Real. Then I sell them for millions 4 months later.


    Also use first options to **** other teams over. I took out a first option on Tevez and then whenever someone bids for hiim I enact my first option, have him agree to a contract and then just cancel the deal when the transfer window opens.

    My first option is about to run out now so I will probably buy him now. Although my first option agreement was for 11 million euros and I am pretty sure I can flip hiim for 20 million euros now at least.
     
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    Also declare ur interest in players a yr or so before their contracts expire...so they become unsettled and don't resign with their clubs.


    I am a few months from seeing Reyes's contract expire....all that work unsettling him will pay off now.
     
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    Everytime the tranfer window closes use the player search to find all the players with Expiring contracts. If there is anyone you want you can sign them on a free in the next window just so long as they accept the contract you offer them.

    Also check now and then on the player search for any players with unprotected contracts, wait until they are over the age of 23 and purchase them for a small some of money.

    There are some very good players, usually in the South American leagues who are young and for their age, have high minimum release clauses, but for their value in the future these numbers are very low. You can pay a little more now for a garunteed signing (be weary of work permits) and have a massive investment on your hands.


    Once you sign a big egotist that wants a big contract cut into your transfer budget and offer your new big signings another contract with a nice signing on fee as to reduce their wage. By repeating this you can cut wages from 90kpw to 30kpw.

    Some, not all, scouts make very good coaches. Check your scouts, they might be wasting away in their current positions.

    Always keep an eye on the youth of the top 6 or so clubs in your league, they usually have bargain players who will develop in a few years into gods.

    If a big name player appears as a free transfer sign him. He will cost you no more than the wages you are paying him and now, you belongs to you, you can sell him off and make a garunteed profit!
     
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    Scouts:
    Look for Judging Player Ability and Judging Player Potential, however, as well as these, you should look for Adaptability and Motivation because they will have to go to different countries/regions to search for players for long stretches of time.

    Coaches:
    • Good Man Management - Every coach needs to be able to communicate to his players, having this should make the players get on better with him.
    • A sound Tactical Knowledge - Every coach needs to have this, it not only affects their ability to manage a team but also helps him decide what training will suit the current formation etc.
    • Good Adaptability IF they are foreign to that country, if not then it doesnt matter.
    • Good Determination - Pretty simple really, the coach has to have the work rate to help your players 24/7, there's no point having a coach who doesn't at all care about his job as your players won't improve nearly as much.
    • Good Working With Youngsters - For the younger members (Under 24) this is crucial, however for over 24's this isn't as important.
    • A decent level of Discipline - Especially at top/aspiring clubs this is very important, your players need to know who's boss, while this isn't as important as some other it is still useful to have 12+ for all coaches in this area.
    • Good Motivation - VERY important, without this your players won't want to improve, your coach needs to inspire your players with tales of brilliance to make them want to improve, very important for all coaches.
    • Reputation - Not as important as Sports Interactive would have us believe...
    However: above all these (for coaches) is either Coaching Goalkeepers or Coaching Outfield players, you should be looking at 16+ for these areas, easily the most important.

    For Assistant Managers, you're looking for similar traits to that of a coach (as that's where they will have started off anyway) but for this position, it is very important they have a great Tactical Knowledge, probably of 16+. It's also a good idea to have one, with high Judging Player Ability/Potential, as they often voice their opinions on players' training habits and players YOU want to buy.

    Hope this helped

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  13. Tom

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    Ruud got rid of my list........ :( :( :( :(

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    No you fecked it up yourself. I fixed it as good as I could...
     
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    no offence but why DID you take away my list? cos now you've just put *'s in

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    No, it was like that before I edited it. It's a list again now.
     
  17. Tom

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    but when i looked at it after it said at the bottom, "edited by Ruud etc" it was NOT in a list form :confused: :confused:

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    It was like that before I edited as well.
     
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    I am sure you people know this cheat for CM4 but in case someone doesn't ,here it goes:

    If you wanna sign ANY player with ANY club (that can afford his wages ,tho) ,bid 50 million Euros for him.
    There are few players worth more so if you are not trying to sign someone ridiculously expensive ,the offer should be accepted.
    Then click on Offer Contract and when you get to the screen where you negotiate contract details ,click on the player's name in the upper left corner of the screen ,where it says for example "Larsson is not interested in a move to Barcelona".
    When you get to the player's profile ,click on Action and then click the Change Bid option.Now reduce the 50m offer to anything you want (even 0 euros works) ,and offer that.
    Now simply click the back arrow until you return to the original Contract negotiation.Offer him a nice contract and if he accepts ,the game will confuse the 50m and the zero offer and you will sign a world class players for free.

    It doesn't work on CM0304.I tried.

    Enjoy.

    I think this is the best cheat of all.Too bad it only works on 4.
     
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    Tips and Tricks OR Cheats....

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