Hattrick thread XXVI: The best cure for insomnia is...

Discussion in 'Hattrick' started by Goodsport, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

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    I think you have always started with a weak trainer, I did in Oct. 04 when I started.


  2. johno

    johno Member+

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    yes. you do/did.

    The license thing is still around.

    I was able to buy 10 trainees (def) hire a passable trainer and buy a couple of solid IMs and a Solid/Solid Winger/IM to boost my midfield.

    I know those were splurges, but I could not help myself. I'm in Trinidad - so the chances of promotion are actually quite good.
  3. vividox

    vividox Moderator Staff Member

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    You do start with a weak trainer, but the very first piece advice I got when starting out was to hire a new coach. I upgraded to a passable training / wretched leadership (the leadership simply isn't worth the money at the newb level) in the first week of having a team and I want to say it cost me about $200,000. My trainees are doing great just a few seasons in.
  4. YankHibee

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    Anyone have ideas about how much money is really required to make a serial promotion bid over the course of a few seasons? I have some good trainees coming up now, but I could always do another sell off or two before making a real run. How big of a stadium is required? I have more seats than I'll ever sell in VI, so I imagine it could wait until I promote a couple times again. I'm sitting on about 16 million right now. I could probably build that up another 6 or 7 by the end of the season by selling off the current group. My strategy right now is to train up only U.S. players so that I keep wages under control later. I remember years ago the conventional wisdom was that excellent coaches weren't worth the money. Is that still the case?


  5. johno

    johno Member+

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    When I was playing way back when and made it up to IV, I didn't horde loads of cash. But that's because I was training PM so once I had enough for a solid keeper I bought one young, and then bought up quality at forward and made a push.
  6. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

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    Yeah, I've been up to IV before with essentially the same strategy. I would like to get up to II or III.
  7. Buzz Killington

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    I didn't have a ton of cash when I made it to II, I just had some really good trainees with a good set of other guys, and hit a perfect storm of good form and weak divisions
  8. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator Staff Member

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    I finally quit .... was a long run but just got bored.
  9. Buzz Killington

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    So me, George, Jason, and Alan really the only ones left from the Cauldron hattrickers hey day?
  10. Twenty26Six

    Twenty26Six Feeling Sheepish...

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    I'm close to the edge. I just can't figure out how to beat the game. I feel like no matter what, I can't get anywhere in this game.
  11. johno

    johno Member+

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    move to trinidad. I'm already in DIII ;)


    Got my first pop since coming back a couple/three weeks ago.
  12. Walter3000

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    I've been playing less than a year, in Div5 usa right now. Should I just stand pat here and build funds or push for promotion? I feel like I could win my league, but am definitely not ready for Div4.

    Any tips?
  13. CrewDust

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    Caleb Shirley (354900252)

    [​IMG] 17 years and 27 days, Next birthday: 9-10-2012


    In passable form, inadequate stamina.
    A sympathetic guy[​IMG] who is temperamental[​IMG] and honest[​IMG].
    Has disastrous experience and weak leadership.
    Has divine loyalty.
    Owner: Columbus North End[​IMG]
    (since 6-17-2012 (1/49), 0d)
    Total Skill Index (TSI): 3 720
    Wage: 650 US$/week
    10 400 US$/season
    Warnings: 0
    Injuries: Healthy
    HTMS Points: Ability: 497 / Potential: 2100


    Current skills

    Stamina: inadequate Keeper: disastrous
    Playmaking: excellent Passing: passable
    Winger: passable Defending: passable
    Scoring: weak Set pieces: wretched
  14. Kermmy803

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    Very nice!

    Was he a product of your Youth Academy or the Lotto YP system?
  15. CrewDust

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  16. YankHibee

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    Next cup match: Columbus North End

    Fans say: we will lose
    CrewDust repped this.
  17. CrewDust

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    They are right
  18. YankHibee

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    There should be a special event if I trot out Sebastian Chia.
  19. InTheKnow67

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    Amazing Theory

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