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Mark
06-07-16, 09:06 AM
Hi all,

Prior to this game world being created, we agreed that you should have no more than 25 players in your squad. This was to avoid a scenario of hoarding the best players in the game which can put potential new managers off from joining our competition as there wouldn't be any decent players to buy.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to actually enforce this rule itself in the game world. As a result, we expect you all to stick to this limit yourself and be aware of how many players you currently have. This figure includes players you have sent out on loan and also any players you may have in your youth team.

Should you go over this limit, please sell or release players ASAP!

I have created this thread in order for everyone to keep an eye on squad limits and if any manager spots a team with +25 players, please post here so that we can alert the manager to take action right away.

Thanks
Mark

Mark
06-07-16, 09:24 AM
Independiente Sante Fe - technoir - 28.
Juventus - SpunkyBone- 31.
Sewe Sport - Haremaker - 26.
Astra Giurgui - pirates406 - 31.
Tractor Club - cliff - 26.
Ashanti Gold - mrphonic - 26.
FK Zeljeznicar - mcmackin - 28.
Crusaders - robbosafc - 28.
FC Koper - petec68 - 38.
Etoile du Sahel - luqies - 29.
Molde FK - London35 - 37.
Mamelodi Sundowns - bisc - 26.
Bolivar - rikardo - 29.
Antigua Barracuda - emrealtan - 32.
Lokomotiv Tashkent - crnibo - 28.
HJK - trainor83 - 27.
El Jaish SC - cahill_11 - 26.
Skonto FC - jdgmedia - 31.

I've now sent a PM to all of these managers to make them aware of this rule and to sell/release players ASAP.

SpunkyBone
06-07-16, 09:29 AM
Crap, I didn't even notice! Game offers limited options to fix it. Trying to release players and being told this player worth almost nothing is "Too good!"

Will get it fixed. I think I've managed to knock at least one off.

Mark
06-07-16, 09:32 AM
Crap, I didn't even notice! Game offers limited options to fix it. Trying to release players and being told this player worth almost nothing is "Too good!"

Will get it fixed. I think I've managed to knock at least one off.

That's what I suspected. I did post about it in the main thread when it all got going but a lot of people probably skipped it to join the competition.

No worries - At least you're aware of it now :ok:

Craig Forrest
06-07-16, 01:45 PM
CPU filled in my squad.... had 26 but managed to release one so back down to 25 :ok:

lpedrosol
06-07-16, 11:08 PM
I´m new to the game and just kept signing player. Didn´t pay attention to the squad limit actually, and I apologize for that.

Unfortunately my players are all transfer banned until at least sept. 1st.

My squad is pretty balanced, though. I don´t think my signings prevented anyone from having best players than those thy already signed.

That said, I apologize once more and hope you all understand this noob´s mistake.

I´ll get to the limit as soon as players are released from their bans.

Cheers!

jpark
07-07-16, 02:54 PM
I am self reporting over signing as I loaned a player to psv and signed one more. I will drop the last signing as soon as possible

SpunkyBone
08-07-16, 02:51 AM
Needs some sort of administration mode or something.

Don't know if the game did it or I did it. I had 6 players. Signed a bunch. Now I have 30!

316'sRegen
14-07-16, 10:24 AM
Is it OK to keep the jabronis the chairman signs?

It only brings me up to 21 players...

Redknapp69
15-07-16, 12:45 AM
yeah - all good i'd say?

Mark
15-07-16, 09:10 AM
Yeah, don't see why not as long as you stay under 25.

drkshadow1
16-07-16, 05:10 PM
Real Salt Lake (31 Players)

Also Spent 22.2 million today on 6 players.

Felix
17-07-16, 01:25 AM
There literally is one rule...

Mark
18-07-16, 09:38 AM
:doh:

I've gone through all of the squads to check on the latest squad sizes. These guys still haven't brought their squad size back down to 25:

Independiente Sante Fe - technoir - 28.
FK Zeljeznicar - mcmackin - 27.
Molde FK - London35 - 37.
Lokomotiv Tashkent - crnibo - 27.
Bolivar - rikardo - 29.
El Jaish SC - cahill_11 - 26.

These are new ones who have gone over 25:

Real Salt Lake - stevethedog - 31.

I've now sent all of these guys a PM although I know that London35 and rikardo are two who weren't aware of the rule and are now unable to sell the players until their transfer bans are up. This may apply to the other managers but they have players that they can sell to get the numbers down anyway.

Fods
18-07-16, 09:52 AM
How can anyone not be aware of it though? Was made clear upon joining.

Guess there is not a lot that can be done either apart from removing them from the game after so many "strikes"

Mark
18-07-16, 10:48 AM
All we can do is keep reminding people and hope they stick to the rule. It's not possible to remove people, as stupid as it sounds.

Offside Trap
18-07-16, 11:22 AM
Is it OK to keep the jabronis the chairman signs?

It only brings me up to 21 players...

Have not heard the word "Jabroni" for years :roll:

316'sRegen
24-07-16, 07:05 PM
If your squad is over 25 players you should be made to nominate a 25 man squad.

It will get a bit hairy for the rest of us especially when the cup and shield are in full flow and you shouldn't be able to benefit from a bigger squad than the rules permit.

Redknapp69
07-08-16, 04:09 PM
Sanfrecce Hiroshima - Stephen Dale - 28 players
Real Bamako - Phil Jackson - 34 players
Lokomotiv Tashkent - Mladen Vukosavljevic - 26 players
Sparta Praha - Noelini Hawthorino - 26 players
Molde FK - Ian Ian - 37 players
Al Hilal SC - Pedro Resende - 32 players

:mod: :director: :tsk:

DOGX
08-08-16, 12:42 PM
FC Midtjylland - Unmanaged - 29 players
Division 3

drkshadow1
16-08-16, 10:26 PM
Molde 37 players and not trying to sell a single one! is there nothing we can do to stop this??

You can still list players because he already sold one player for 1.1m. i have sold players as have others

London35 you are in charge of them sort it out no one likes a cheater

Mark
05-09-16, 02:52 PM
BUMP!

With the transfer bans coming to an end for most managers, this is a polite reminder that you MUST stick to the 25 man squad limit. This means you must SELL before you buy to stick to the limit!

I've gone through all of the squads to find that there are 6 managers who have gone over the limit:

Lokomotiv Tashkent - crnibo - 26.
Real Bamako - phil_jackson - 34.
Maccabi Tel Aviv - dutt45 - 32.
Molde FK - London35 - 36.
Sparta Praha - hawthorino - 29.
Séwé Sport - Haremaker - 26.

I've sent these guys a PM with a link to this thread to fix ASAP. dutt45 can be let off as he has only taken over today.

Craig Forrest
06-09-16, 03:10 AM
To be fair, I'm one over. I had hoped one of my keepers would have had an offer so I bought a new one. He's played one game, but I'll bench him until I'm back down to 25

Fods
06-09-16, 03:53 AM
To be fair, I'm one over. I had hoped one of my keepers would have had an offer so I bought a new one. He's played one game, but I'll bench him until I'm back down to 25

Brilliant


wait, wait, wait..... London35 is the guy breaking the rules by having way over the 25 player squad limit? 37 players in the squad? Not cool.... :tsk:

Sort this out London..... the rest of us are trying to respect the limit


Maybe Mark can boot him if he doesn't comply.... these 25 man squads are meant to force us to make hard decisions and prevent us from hoarding players and making a quick profit....


because in previous leagues, the rich clubs buy and hoard all the good players/promising youngsters..... Mark imposed the squad limit and the opening salary cap to make sure that a) hoarding didn't happen, and b) we couldn't just have 2 teams of stars to rotate between.... we would actually have to work at rotating our squad and keeping players fresh for Cup, Shield, and League competitions.


FFS.... Mark made rules for this league. Stick to them, or don't play. It's pretty simple.

Felix
06-09-16, 08:03 AM
:pound:

nick1234
06-09-16, 08:51 AM
Whoever would have thought that a Canadian team would try to bend the rules? ;)

Mark
06-09-16, 09:34 AM
Bloody hell, CF. You can't lay down the law and then break it yourself :rolleyes:

There should be NO buying of players until you sell them first. It's really as simple as that!

Redknapp69
06-09-16, 10:29 AM
How long did it take you to get those quotes Fods :rofl:

Offside Trap
06-09-16, 10:32 AM
I'm bang on 25, and certainly in no danger of adding players, given the fact I'm 3.5m in the red

Fods
06-09-16, 10:59 AM
How long did it take you to get those quotes Fods :rofl:

All within 4 posts in the same thread. So about 15 seconds

Mark
06-09-16, 11:13 AM
I'm bang on 25, and certainly in no danger of adding players, given the fact I'm 3.5m in the red

Ditto - 600K in the red but I'm waiting on accepted sales to be completed before I go out and buy replacements.

Craig Forrest
06-09-16, 01:04 PM
I realize that I shouldn't have done it..... I gambled and I lost..... but I'm admitting it and voluntarily benching the guy, even though mark didn't include me in his list of squads that are over :ok:

Mark
06-09-16, 01:27 PM
Thought I'd checked all manager squads to be honest unless he was signed after I had checked? :D

Craig Forrest
06-09-16, 03:10 PM
Dunno....

Just accepted a bid for one of my other goalies so I'll be back to 25 within 24 hours :ok:

London35
06-09-16, 09:36 PM
Bloody hell, CF. You can't lay down the law and then break it yourself :rolleyes:

There should be NO buying of players until you sell them first. It's really as simple as that!


Originally Posted by Craig Forrest View Post
FFS.... Mark made rules for this league. Stick to them, or don't play. It's pretty simple.

there is no smiley for a kettle calling a pot black....so heres a panda!

:panda:

Craig Forrest
07-09-16, 03:59 AM
100% deserved :ok:

- - - Updated - - -

Keeper sold, back at 25. I'll be more careful from now on

Redknapp69
27-09-16, 01:39 PM
26 - CD Olimpia
28 - Bolívar
33 - Al Hilal SC
34 - Real Bamako

rest of the managers not logged on for 3 weeks so didn't look at them

AJ
27-09-16, 01:49 PM
I have 26? I can't remember buying anyone.. I'll look into it.

AJ
27-09-16, 01:50 PM
I have 21 players at Club Olimpia.

Craig Forrest
27-09-16, 02:12 PM
I thought Olimpia belonged to drkshadow1?

AJ
27-09-16, 05:47 PM
Been mine from the start mate

Craig Forrest
27-09-16, 06:37 PM
ahhh... Club Olimpia in Division 3..... not CD Olimpia in Division 5 :ok:

- - - Updated - - -

he's the one with 26 players :)

AJ
27-09-16, 07:30 PM
Bastard!

drkshadow1
28-09-16, 10:00 PM
Sorry guys i had 26 correct i am waiting on two transfers out which should be completed tomorrow had some issues selling another player to a Human Manager

Redknapp69
29-09-16, 01:10 AM
Don't buy until you have fully sold?! :)

Mark
03-10-16, 10:24 AM
Real Bamako - phil_jackson - 34.
Bolívar - rikardo - 26.
Al Hilal SC - lpedrosol - 26.

Only three teams at the moment with over 25 players, I've sent a PM to them.

nick1234
13-10-16, 09:29 AM
Kind of frustrating when you spot a player that you would like to buy, and realise that he has already been purchased by a manager with 32 players (Al Hilal)!

drkshadow1
13-10-16, 10:51 AM
Should be a three strike rule with this kind of thing.

three times over 25 and you get removed.

Al hilal have had 32 players since the beginning of August! with not a single player up for transfer

AJ
13-10-16, 11:43 AM
Out!!

Fods
13-10-16, 11:49 AM
Oh this is still happening....

cerealkiller
13-10-16, 01:50 PM
to be honest i did not check how many players i have in my squad but it must be the same as when i took over, but i don't understand why the hell do you need 32 players?

lpedrosol
13-10-16, 03:02 PM
Hi everyone.

Im in charge of Al-Hilal and got an in-game message from Nick regarding the limit.

I explained to him that I had 6 players on youth team and wasn´t seeing them on the squad tab due to the filters I didn´t know were applied. Therefore I was onyly counting on the senior squad´s 25 players.

Anyways, I released a couple and placed some others on transfers list. I haven´t used those youth teams players for a long time, some of them haven´t played a single match.

I don´t follow this forum and missed Marks PM warning. I apologize for all these mistakes and will work on reducing my squad to 25 players in the next few days.

drkshadow1
14-10-16, 07:02 AM
Ipedrosol,

Thanks for coming onto here and explaining the situation.. We all want the game to be as fair as possible. Looks like you should be coming here more often and posting then HUH! Look forward to seeing how you manage once you bump off the players and maybe make some cash as well.

nick1234
14-10-16, 10:22 AM
Ipedrosol was indeed as good as his word and accepted my bid for his squad player. All good.

lpedrosol
14-10-16, 01:34 PM
Ipedrosol,

Thanks for coming onto here and explaining the situation.. We all want the game to be as fair as possible. Looks like you should be coming here more often and posting then HUH! Look forward to seeing how you manage once you bump off the players and maybe make some cash as well.

I will drkshadow!

Meanwhile, Al Hilal is on a sellout! Come make business with us! :welcome:

gpaul1978
17-10-16, 12:57 PM
I will drkshadow!

Meanwhile, Al Hilal is on a sellout! Come make business with us! :welcome:

Never fear the might Vipers don't fear being outnumbered and beat Al-Hilal 2-1 to stay top of the league [emoji6]


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lpedrosol
17-10-16, 04:35 PM
People are supposed to take my players not my points!!

nick1234
19-10-16, 12:31 PM
Sorry guys i had 26 correct i am waiting on two transfers out which should be completed tomorrow had some issues selling another player to a Human Manager

I only just realized that as soon as you got down to 25 players, you immediately bought another player to go up to 26 again. :doh:

nick1234
19-10-16, 08:10 PM
Currently breaking the rules:

Sanfrecce Hiroshima - 26
CD Olimpia - 26
Al Hilal - 26 (albeit in the process of reducing the squad)
Bolivar - 27

drkshadow1
20-10-16, 03:41 AM
I am not sure where you are seeing 26 players nick,

I have looked three times and i only have 24 players. None on loan so i am at a loss as to where you see 26

nick1234
20-10-16, 08:54 AM
I am not sure where you are seeing 26 players nick,

I have looked three times and i only have 24 players. None on loan so i am at a loss as to where you see 26

24 players in your squad plus 2 out on loan unless I am mistaken.

drkshadow1
20-10-16, 04:17 PM
:banplease:

I have no idea how that has happened i thought i recalled all my loans back to the team

lpedrosol
21-10-16, 01:56 PM
I humbly announce that my squad is compliant with the rules again :amen:

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p437/lpedrosol/Capturar_zps7hx8w3m7.jpg

drkshadow1
24-10-16, 02:35 PM
Sale at CD Olimpia J.Acosta with a rating of 80 has moved onto Unión Santa Fe for the sum of £833k

Now with the two players out on loan i have exactly 25 players.

nick1234
15-11-16, 08:51 AM
The latest cheating scumbags are Ashanti Gold who have 27 players.

I think forcing them to release their most recent two signings would be a suitable punishment. ;)

nick1234
15-11-16, 11:31 PM
With Vipers now also berks having 27 in their squad.

gpaul1978
16-11-16, 12:19 AM
Sorry hadn't realised loaned out players counted towards the 25, I've released one and 2 players leaving tomorrow


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Mark
18-11-16, 10:12 AM
Just to note, I have been PMing the Ashanti Gold manager (mrphonic) to ask that he sticks to the 25 man limit. Keeps getting a bit too defensive and simply won't accept that we need to sell before buying to stick to the limit :frusty:

AJ
18-11-16, 11:18 AM
Just to note, I have been PMing the Ashanti Gold manager (mrphonic) to ask that he sticks to the 25 man limit. Keeps making excuses though and simply won't accept that we need to sell before buying to stick to the limit :frusty:

shoot him in the face.

Mark
18-11-16, 11:22 AM
In fairness, he said something about how long it takes to wait for offers for transfer listed players which is understandable but we are all in the same boat there.

Also noted that he's not logged on this website since June anyway!

AJ
18-11-16, 12:26 PM
He was shot in the face in June.

nick1234
18-11-16, 12:31 PM
Al Faisaly now also breaking the rules with 26 players.

AJ
18-11-16, 12:37 PM
Death and utter annihilation is needed here.

Redknapp69
18-11-16, 03:51 PM
The Sparta Prague manager has 25 players (he did yesterday anyway) and was bidding on players

nick1234
18-11-16, 11:08 PM
Sanfrecce Hiroshima now have 29 players which really is taking the proverbial...

And Sparta Prague do indeed now have 26 players.

jasperdale
19-11-16, 11:51 PM
Your right. I have got too many if you include what is loaned out. I have 2 retiring, and i planned to release 3 more, but it would only let me release 1 of them. The other 2 got blocked by the chairman stating they were too good to release! even though 1 of them is only worth 250K Also, i thought the 2 that were retiring would be gone by now. Very sorry. i didnt intend to collect players, i made some poor assumptions, and yes, i should have made sure that the gaps were there in the squad before.
As a suggestion. i will resign from this club if i can not get the squad back to 25 by the time the new season starts. And re apply for a team at the bottom of Div 5 as a punishment.If that's ok with everyone?

nick1234
20-11-16, 12:03 AM
As posted on the site:

I think for a manager to resign and start again at the bottom of Division 5 seems a fair punishment. Certainly better than managers leaving altogether.

I don't agree with the idea of people being allowed to go over the limit before the new season though. That would just benefit the richer clubs and there would be plenty of managers who would not get their squad back down to size before the new season.

A lot of people have made really feeble excuses, but it really is as simple as 'Sell before you buy'!

jasperdale
20-11-16, 12:18 AM
Yep thats fair enough. I didnt think that i would not be able to release any players of my choice, until i tried it. And then it was blocked by the Chairman!!! Which kinda fooked my plans for what i thought was going to be a close season, until season 2 started.

jasperdale
20-11-16, 12:47 AM
And with regards to your point on people not getting their squads back in line before the next season. You have a good point. But i have to admit i am new to this game, and i kinda thought the last match of the season would then have had a period that saw retired players leave, and be able to offload any others. But it seems to just flow straight into the next season after the friendlies in between.
Anyway, i stick to what i said before. If i can't get back to 25 by Tuesday, i will wave the white flag. :yield:
Also, i never even knew this thread was here until now.Sorry about that.

Mark
22-11-16, 11:22 AM
Just done a check of all squads and things are looking good. Only Sanfrecce Hiroshima (jasperdale) is over the limit which he is currently trying to rectify :ok:

jasperdale
22-11-16, 11:26 AM
I am cutting it fine n all. Squeaky bum time, that the transfers go through as planned [emoji85]


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Mark
22-11-16, 11:31 AM
I'm sure you'll get it sorted. At least you're aware of it and actively waiting to sort it out :ok:

AJ
22-11-16, 02:12 PM
I'm sure you'll get it sorted. At least you're aware of it and actively waiting to sort it out :ok:

and if it doesn't get sorted in time, we'll just Lucille you! :party:

jasperdale
22-11-16, 06:30 PM
and if it doesn't get sorted in time, we'll just Lucille you! :party:
Hmmmm, not sure i've been Lucilled before. :suspicious:
On a different note, have you noticed we play each other in the World Cup tonight?

AJ
22-11-16, 07:39 PM
Nope. But wish you good luck. My Italy plays a pretty offbeat system, seems to work though.

Oh and btw: you'd know if had been Lucilled. Trust me.

Mark
02-12-16, 11:33 AM
Time for my monthly check up on your squads :cool:

APOEL - ofer - 31.
Al Ain - castlerock - 26.
Bolívar - azrael316 - 29.
TP Mazembe - Bradley31 - 35.
Real Bamako - Szkodi - 34.
BATE - dariodee - 36.
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar - rakanj - 43
Sparta Praha - hawthorino - 26.

A PM has been sent to all of these managers here and on SM too.

I know some of these guys are new to the game world though and may be trying to trim their squads down anyway as they inherited large squads.

ofer
02-12-16, 01:53 PM
sorry new to the game and wasn't aware of this rule, anyway will take care of this.

Felix
02-12-16, 04:05 PM
43 players? Come on now you're not even trying!

Fods
03-12-16, 03:53 AM
He's only just taken them on I think

azrael316
09-12-16, 10:04 PM
Now down to 25 players. :)

Took some doing, as the board kept telling me players were "too good".. Erm, surely thats MY call as the manager. lol.

jasperdale
11-12-16, 10:59 PM
Now down to 25 players. :)

Took some doing, as the board kept telling me players were "too good".. Erm, surely thats MY call as the manager. lol.

I had that problem as well, very surprised when it happened. Imagine the board telling Jose that Fellaini is too good to sell Ha Ha :crazy:

menolas
30-12-16, 02:29 PM
Sparta Praha - 26
Fimleikafela - 29
TP Mazembe - 28



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Erkifino
25-02-17, 10:39 AM
Look alive guys. Rules are rules.

Redknapp69
22-03-17, 09:06 PM
TP Mazembe
Skonto FC
Molde FK

drkshadow1
23-04-17, 09:46 PM
Molde 31 players now and still none transfer listed. Recently brought more players as well!

7 signed on the 15th April.
1 signed on the 17th April.
This means he needs to sell a minimum of 6 players asap

I know this because i was looking at signing one if i had the money but Barnes is now at Molde

Craig Forrest
24-04-17, 02:00 PM
Mark, as game overlord can you boot people if they don't bring their squad into compliance within a reasonable amount of time?

Mark
24-04-17, 02:29 PM
Sadly, I don't have that power :(

Redknapp69
20-05-17, 02:07 PM
Molde - 29
Skonto - 35
TP Mazembe - 26


Couple more over 25 as wel

Mark
01-08-17, 09:27 AM
Good to see so many managers sticking to our 25 man rule these days. It's only two that are breaking it right now:

Molde FK - London35 - 30 players.
BATE - mix4master - 27 players.

Sent both of these a PM here and on SM too.

Redknapp69
11-09-17, 09:28 PM
................But Erk just took over a team to be fair :)


El Jaish SC
Mamelodi Sundowns
Skonto FC
BATE

generalsmuts
13-09-17, 08:57 AM
Down from 47 to 32 so far. Slowly getting there at Sydney FC.

Mark
13-09-17, 09:44 AM
Bet the finances are slowly creeping up for you though ;) Good to see you're managing to sell players already!

generalsmuts
13-09-17, 04:53 PM
Bet the finances are slowly creeping up for you though ;) Good to see you're managing to sell players already!

A lot released in fairness but I've got another 4 out the door today with 2 coming in.

Mark
14-09-17, 09:14 AM
Ah, I would have been patient and put them on the transfer list. But if your finances are looking good anyway, fair enough :ok:

drkshadow1
14-09-17, 01:26 PM
I currently sit on 26 players due to a new arrival this seaons. I have around 4/5 on transfer list so should reduce quickly

Redknapp69
04-10-17, 08:31 PM
Mark - you have 30 players?!

Redknapp69
04-10-17, 08:37 PM
Sporting Cristal - 26 players
Pyongyang City - 29 players (think he just joined though?)
BATE - 28 players
Mamelodi Sundowns - 29 players
Vancouver Whitecaps - 36 players (didn't he just take over from Craig Forrest tho?)
Bolívar - 31 players
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar - 28 players
Cotonsport - 34 players

Mark
05-10-17, 08:47 AM
Mark - you have 30 players?!

Yep, had accepted 10 bids for my players so put in 10 bids for new ones. The departures went through first but 5 broke down due to going under the squad limit, then the rest came in.

Redknapp69
05-10-17, 09:26 AM
:tsk: ;)

Mark
05-10-17, 10:32 AM
Not much I can do when it all happened while I was offline. Did the right thing imo, accepted 10 bids then made 10 bids on new players.

Redknapp69
05-10-17, 10:50 AM
or, you wait until the transfers out actually go through (not going below 21) before making the bids? :)

nick1234
09-10-17, 02:51 PM
Sporting Cristal - 26 players
Pyongyang City - 29 players (think he just joined though?)
BATE - 28 players
Mamelodi Sundowns - 29 players
Vancouver Whitecaps - 36 players (didn't he just take over from Craig Forrest tho?)
Bolívar - 31 players
Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar - 28 players
Cotonsport - 34 players

It is noticeable though that the likes of Vancouver and Pyongyang haven't listed any players so aren't even trying to get back below the limit. Maybe a reminder needs to be sent.

lank
13-10-17, 08:35 AM
Following on from a post in the News Feed in SM -

Cotonsport have sold 3 players since the 17th of September, & purchased one. Although there are presently no players on the transfer list. Present squad total is 33.

They are top of the league, no points dropped.

Now, to be clear, Cotonsport beat my team, Moghreb, fair & square, but rules are rules. I appreciate Cotonsport have a relatively new manager, but they have no players on the transfer list indicating either no intention of decreasing the squad size, or a lack of awareness of this rule.

There are presently a couple of players that I'd love to pick up ahead of the coming league reviews, but that would take my squad over quota.

:frusty::spy::phone::cry::drama::faint::twitch::bo om:

Mark
13-10-17, 08:55 AM
Feel free to send them a reminder - All of you :D

EDIT: I've named and shamed those who are over the limit in posts on the game world. I've sent them a message directly on Soccer Manager and I have also sent them a PM on this website too.

Not much more I can do. For info, these are the ones currently over:

Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar - ducap - You are 1 player over the 25 player squad limit.
Lokomotiv Tashkent - tugengsta - You are 11 players over the 25 player squad limit.
Zamalek SC - evesham - You are 1 player over the 25 player squad limit.
Pyongyang City - TuckStar - You are 4 players over the 25 player squad limit.
BATE - mix4master - You are 3 players over the 25 player squad limit.
Cotonsport - hornbloweroafc - You are 8 players over the 25 player squad limit.
Vancouver Whitecaps - Macca1985 - You are 11 players over the 25 player squad limit.
Bolívar - bala - You are 4 players over the 25 player squad limit.

lank
13-10-17, 09:54 AM
Thanks Mark. I know the rule has to be self imposed & appreciate your efforts.

I'll give it a couple of days & check how things are progressing before sending any reminders.

Mark
13-10-17, 10:00 AM
I've only heard back from hornbloweroafc so far. He's waiting until the 19th October to transfer list the players that had been bought by CPU before he took over.

hornbloweroafc
13-10-17, 10:45 AM
Hi Guys, I have about 8 players that the CPU bought before I was in charge. I want to wait till 19th to get rid of them and to be fair I've used the same 11 players for all 7 games so far :)

I have stuck a couple of fringe players on the transfer list.

GFRay
16-10-17, 03:29 PM
Well I took over Cotonsport and I have the same problem as hornbloweroafc: can't sell some of the players before 19th of October.

Redknapp69
30-10-17, 08:29 PM
just the 1 team :clap:

Lokomotiv Tashkent - 26 players

Redknapp69
26-11-17, 10:59 PM
Sporting Cristal
Vancouver Whitecaps

drkshadow1
12-12-17, 04:30 PM
Cotonsport have been busy after GFRAY left the team. They now have 31 players with transfer deadlines FEB 2018. I will try my best to lower this amount down as soon as possible.

Redknapp69
29-01-18, 11:55 AM
BATE - Mix Master - 26 players
Al Ain - Taylor Swift - 26 Players

Mark
29-01-18, 11:56 AM
I saw that BATE bought 4 players over the weekend and commented on the latest one to point out that he has 26 players now. He seems to be making a habit of going over the limit but selling someone quickly.

gpaul1978
29-01-18, 11:58 AM
Sorry I went over without realising but down to 21 now

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Redknapp69
04-02-18, 11:34 PM
Cotonsport - Jason Butler - 26 players

Al Ain- Taylor Swift - 27 players (he did have 26 players - taking the p!ss here mate!)

drkshadow1
08-02-18, 01:00 AM
I am trying to balance the squad i have like 10 players that will be released as soon as the 17th rolls around.

Euroalien
09-02-18, 01:20 AM
Just took over APOEL yesterday, with 30 players... working to figure out which ones to release or sell.

Mark
09-02-18, 12:02 PM
Transfer list them mate, no fault of your own that you start over the limit so stick them on the list and bring in some extra cash :ok:

Redknapp69
15-02-18, 12:07 AM
Cotonsport - Jason Butler - 26 players

The New Saints - Nuno Gonçalves - 30 players

Euroalien
15-02-18, 02:36 AM
Got APOEL down to 24 players....

Euroalien
15-02-18, 02:45 AM
I see Vancouver is sitting on 57 players...........

Mark
15-02-18, 10:33 AM
Cotonsport - Jason Butler - 26 players

The New Saints - Nuno Gonçalves - 30 players

I saw drkshadow1 sign 2 players and posted about it but he's not responded. Doesn't even have any players on the transfer list!

TNS - Think he's not long taken them over so probably still shifting players. Can see he has 3 transfer bids and one on the list too.

APOEL boss- Great work, Euroalien :ok: Enjoy reshaping your squad properly now :ok:

Vancouver - Guy is absolutely frustrating. I responded to every post on SM making it clear that he shouldn't be signing anyone. I honestly think he didn't realise that there was a 25 man squad limit and he went mad when he first took over, putting in loads of bids. I've since spoken to him via PM and he's acknowledged the 25 man rule now. But I can still nobody on the transfer list. Instead, half of the squad is on the loan list :doh: Just sent him another PM saying loaning players out is not the answer and to sell them ASAP.

drkshadow1
16-02-18, 06:20 AM
I am trying to balance the squad i have like 10 players that will be released as soon as the 17th rolls around I am one off cut me some slack it's hard when almost have the squads transfer banned

Redknapp69
27-02-18, 01:17 AM
The New Saints: - 27

Vancouver Whitecaps: - 32

Wilberto
27-02-18, 09:49 PM
The New Saints: - 27

Vancouver Whitecaps: - 32


Vancouver have 66 players. 32 in the squad and 34 on loan.

Mark
28-02-18, 10:11 AM
Vancouver have 66 players. 32 in the squad and 34 on loan.

I've sent the manager another PM. I wondered if he just lost interest but can see that he last logged in today.

GFRay
08-03-18, 08:44 AM
I took over Deportivo Tachira yesterday and they have a squad of 27 men. Fortunately they have no transfer bans and I've listed quite a few players so I expect to reacht the 25 player limit soon! :ok:

GFRay
08-03-18, 03:00 PM
I already got 7 offers of which I just accepted 6 so I'll be down to the squad minimum of 21 already within the next 24 hours! :hail:

It will also bring in 2.8 M which will completely negate the current 1.7 M deficit and I can start building on this squad! :ok:

Redknapp69
27-03-18, 10:51 PM
Vancouver Whitecaps - 33 players

Mark
28-03-18, 08:57 AM
Looks like he's finally got the hint though, he had 66 players this time last month!

Wilberto
31-03-18, 12:09 PM
Looks like he's finally got the hint though, he had 66 players this time last month!

Nope, Redknapp has made the same mistake again. Vancouver still have 66 players. 33 on loan plus 33 in the first team.

lank
17-08-18, 05:43 PM
I must grass up lank for breaking the 25 player cap. He's an absolute disgrace....

- - - Updated - - -

:sorry:

Mark
20-09-19, 10:10 AM
Just bumping this thread to remind all managers that we have a 25 man squad limit in place, the following are currently over this limit and must sell players before they can buy.

The reason we have this rule in place is simply to prevent the hoarding of all the best players within the game world. Please ensure you do stick to this limit and the general rule of thumb that is simply to sell before you buy. Once you get your squad down to 24 or under, that's when you ought to then be bidding for players.

Please be aware that if you do make offers to teams outside of our five leagues, it WILL be accepted. You also don't need to release players to stick to this rule, just place them on the transfer list and you WILL get offers from teams outside of our game world.

I know most of you have simply inherited big squads and will need to cut it down first but have patience and you will receive offers once you place players on the list. There is also no deadline to cut the squad down, the transfer window is open all the time so you can buy players at any time, even once the season has started.

88 - SL Benfica - Delantero
63 - Astra Giurgiu - germanicnomad
60 - Independiente Santa Fé - godmato
60 - Boca Juniors - vieira.caiobruno
57 - FK Partizan - qurbanize
53 - Guangzhou Evergrande - Danielpeam
52 - Tigres UANL - LionCub
51 - KAA Gent - huliojordio
51 - Paris Saint-Germain - breadfi5h
50 - Corinthians - ioannis
48 - FK Željezničar - krejzifrik
48 - Shakhtar Donetsk - smudgey1982
47 - USM Alger - JGS2019
46 - Étoile du Sahel - woodzo
39 - SK Rapid Wien - Rafa
39 - Bayern - draganche
38 - Barcelona - Poepm
35 - Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar - mightybruno
33 - CS Herediano - generalsmuts
32 - HJK Helsinki - Inazuma
32 - FC Midtjylland - ronzefar
30 - Ludogorets Razgrad - MarkWallis
30 - Independiente del Valle - seanpono
29 - Real Salt Lake - sergenat
28 - Séwé Sport - FC125
28 - PSV - pbgreig1
27 - Moghreb Tétouan - Chambers
27 - Juventus - Bole
26 - Bolívar - kerrzzo
26 - Ashanti Gold - SerVass86
26 - Olympiacos - johnny_tsabs
26 - Zenit Saint Petersburg - ToonLee316

I've also PM'd all of you to remind you of this rule as I know most of you are simply new to the game world and may not be aware of this rule, even though it is mentioned in the main Soccer Manager thread and in the PM that I sent to all members inviting them to join our competition ;)

Inazuma
20-09-19, 01:48 PM
All under control, boss. Got a bunch of outgoings waiting, should be all sorted tomorrow.

Delantero
20-09-19, 04:48 PM
I found the worst situation possible with 108 players! On the other side, Benifca has a very good team.

Just to say, I accepted today 26 offers to sell players and other 13 at least yesterday. Still have around 30 players on Transfer List so I am doing my best to reach out the cap of 25

Nice game, tho :peace:

lank
20-09-19, 06:38 PM
I found the worst situation possible with 108 players! On the other side, Benifca has a very good team.

Just to say, I accepted today 26 offers to sell players and other 13 at least yesterday. Still have around 30 players on Transfer List so I am doing my best to reach out the cap of 25

Nice game, tho :peace:

Please stick at the selling but do not sign any until you meet the 25 man limit. By the time you've finished you'll be minted!! :plane::car:

Delantero
25-09-19, 11:56 PM
Please stick at the selling but do not sign any until you meet the 25 man limit. By the time you've finished you'll be minted!! :plane::car:

Yes, this is exactly what I am doing. No offers at all for anyone, I'm closer to reach the target of 25 even if I still have some extras