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Keep Low Wages by 'Bribing' Player Agents on FM2011


Mar 16, 2012
Bribing Player Agents on signing and contract renewals

Signing Players

To keep wages low you have to offer the player's agent higher fees for him and his client in exchange for low wages, first offering lower wages to a higher fee. Try and make an offer of about the same as his current contract.
Gradually raise the fee and maybe the wages a little until an offer is agreed upon. Then you may raise the contract length to 5 years and remove any wage rise clause, raise the agent's fee a little and make new offer. It will most likely be accepted.

'Minimum fee release clause' and 'match highest earner clause' are harder to remove, so it's better to try that in a contract renewal. I find that this 'bribing' really helps keeping wages low on the long run, but I think it can also help on the short term because it can really keep down costs.

Neymar 2010; http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2010NeymarExistingContract.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2010Neymar1stDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2010Neymar1stOffer.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2010Neymar2ndDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2010Neymar2ndOffer.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2010Neymar2ndOfferAccepted.png

Contract Renewals

When renewing a contract, try and keep wages at the same or slightly higher level against a higher fee. When an offer is agreed upon, again remove any undesired clauses while offering a slightly higher fee to have the new offer accepted. 'Minimum fee release clause' are hard to remove, but you may be able to raise the minimum by offering the agent a higher fee. Spending money on such a renewal makes sense if you are going to sell the player and otherwise may help you keep him at the club.

Ganso 2012;http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2012GansoExistingContract.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Ganso1stDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Ganso1stOffer.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2012Ganso2ndDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2012Ganso2ndOfferAccepted.png

Ganso 2016; http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016GansoExistingContract.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Ganso1stDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Ganso1stOffer.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Ganso2ndDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Ganso2ndOfferAccepted.png

I often had players who had a 'match highest earner clause' in their contract, but did not ask for one in their new contract. Removing this 'match highest earner clause' makes sense when you're about to sign a new player on a bigger contract.

Pastore 2016;http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016PastoreExistingContract.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Pastore1stDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Pastore1stOffer.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Pastore2ndDemand.png ,http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2016Pastore2ndOfferAccepted.png

Renew contracts 1 or 2 years before they expire to keep wages at the same or slightly higher level. When contracts tend to expire there's more interest in your players and they may demand much higher wages. This applies to both players and staff members. Don't withdraw a contract offer. Staff member will not accept a new contract offer. Players I am not sure of yet.

This really helped keep low wages. I had a team in 2036 that won the CL with wages of just under 600k/week;
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p517/JLdeWeers/FM 2011 Contract Bribing Agents/2036Payroll.png

I hope this may help you to keep your wages low, on FM2011 or other versions of the game.

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