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I've started a file recently with Wolfsburg, and I had a budget of 10 million. I then signed about 7 players by offering £0 upfront, plus anything up to 10 million after the player has 50 league appearances. This enabled me to gain 7 players without actually spending a penny of my actual 10 mil budget. Then a few seasons later when they were at 49 league appearances, I dumped them all in the reserves and sold them in the next transfer window for a substantial profit. They were all wonderkids and improved a lot with me, I made about £60 million and my next budget was about £70 million, and now I'm a top team in Europe.
 
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No. Just a very clever way of manipulating the game.
 
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Of course it isn't cheating , I believe it's good business
 

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If you have to ask I think you know the answer. ;)
 
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I'd say thats very clever yet harsh on the players :p not really cheating because it could happen in real life, a manager in real life can't inject imaginary cash or use Geniescout/FMRTE but they could do this. So i dont think it's cheating
 
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nope, i wouldn't say its cheatin
can't see somethin like that happenin in real life tho...

or does it happen?? prove me wrong lol
 
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nope, i wouldn't say its cheatin
can't see somethin like that happenin in real life tho...

or does it happen?? prove me wrong lol
I believe such clauses are inserted into deals when buying young players but it usually involves a fee up front instead of the £0 that you can offer in the game.
 
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Very Smart I don't consider it cheating as it's just a clause not being activated..

If you signed someone and had a profit clause on them and you don't make a profit the other club doesn't get any money that's not cheating just unlucky for the other team.
 
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You just used what the game provides you, real clever move. Despite that someting like that wont happen in real life I think that, as your playing a game (sometimes people forget that), it is a way to "speed up" ypur playing. I use the "Reserves playing in Australia all year long" tactic with the same purpose.
 
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I don't think it is cheating. I just think it is a briliant ideea to improve your financial status. Great man, really great. I would have never thaught about it ;)
 
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Portsmouth did it last year with some of there players as they could not pay there wages very clever idea should work well with lower league clubs
 
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do you have to pay the rest money when they make an appearance for there new club? if so then i dont think it is cheating, if not then i think it is cheating
 
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Not cheating. It's an option available in the game so how can it be cheating? We see clubs doing it all the time. With clauses containing add-ons etc. Well done mate.
 

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It's manipulating the AI. Would you see a club accepting a deal like that in real life, especially with no money being paid up front? Not cheating but manipulation, yes. I'd never do it myself, it just takes away the realism :)
 
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IMHO anything that isn't realistic is cheating, no matter how easy it is to do using the features within the game...

...but it's clever all the same :)
 
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