Unwriten Manual III
► Trading tips:
A completely balanced team. Players with the
perfect skills. All the right specialities at the right place. The highest
ratings you can imagine.
How are you ever gonna get there without some
money? Here are some trading tips!
This article was published earlier on the
Belgian forum by top class manager Patrickske (1526580).
Be aware that these tips are indeed tips and not strict rules that will
guarantee success. But they might be handy!
Know The Market!
If you want to trade, you got to have some
decent knowledge about the transfer market. How do the prices evolve over the
season? What's the actual worth of the player I want to buy?
The transfer market has a recurrent pattern:
week 1-4 ==> prices are at the highest
week 5-7 ==> prices lower slightly compared
to week 1-4
week 7-10 ==> prices lower significantly
week 11-14==>prices are at their bottom point
week 15-16==>prices start to rise again
week 1-4 ==> prices peak again
Looking at this schedule you'll immediately see
that you better try not to buy your players in the first weeks of the season,
as the chances you'll sell them again with profit are not that high.
Seen from this point of view, you better buy a
player in week 13-14, so you can sell him again in week 1-2 with high profits.
You barely need any knowledge for this: The market will automatically provide
you with some profits.
What is the player you want to buy worth?
It is very important that you know and
understand the actual worth of the player you want to purchase. Most managers
who want to trade, base their judgement on the Transfer Compare (TC), but it is
even more important to know exactly what the specific player is worth.
For instance: Today an Outstanding striker with
Passable passing has a value of about 700 000. But suddenly, you see such a
striker with a TC around 450 000. Chances are big you'll be able to buy this
striker for about 450 000 (because nobody likes to pay more than the average
After the purchase you'll quickly notice that
the TC will evolve back into the direction of the player's actual value. Bingo!
Beat the market!
If you plan to start bidding on regular players,
you'll soon notice it's not that easy to purchase these kids for low prices.
Try to focus instead on players who are not so
interesting at the time that you're buying them.
Extremely low form:
Intrest will be significantly lower, but when
his form gets better at your team, interest will rise once more also.
Extremely low stamina:
Same story as with form. Try to pull this trick
with players who have many sidestats, so TSI will exponently increase when
form/stamina is up again. The higher the TSI, the higher the prices will be...
With a really harsh injury, chances only
increase to encounter a really low price!
Poor form for an international:
It is always easier to resell an international.
Try to purchase these as cheap as possible (e.g. due to bad form) and if you
can get him to Solid, or even Excellent form, put him back on the transfer list
for big profits.
Extremely high wages:
Most teams aren't interested in players with
wages above 100 000. This offers an opportunity for trades you can transfer
again for a lot of cash with some luck.
Buy players who nearly celebrate their
For a strange reason, players of 18-19y old are
often a lot cheaper than a 20y old.
Consequently, you can buy a 19y old who is
nearly celebrating his birthday, so you pay the price of his 19y TC. Just a few
days later he'll have the (higher) TC of a 20y old, so you can sell this player
quite easily with profit!
Purchase at difficult hours:
Around 6h00 (HT Clock) there's barely anyone
online... more chance for a nice transfer!
Buy when the site is having problems:
When everybody is frikkin' angry because the
forums are down or the site is immensly slow, you should get in action! Nobody
is eager to surf on the transfer market right now, but you are!
Place a strategical bid:
Let's say a player's worth and his TC tell us
he's about 700 000 worth. Well, place a bid of 550 000... Interest for this
player will downsize and from time to time nobody else will stop by to place a
Beat a farm in trying to buy a potential
NT-player. You'll quickly receive a message from the scouts asking you what you
want to train. If the response isn't satisfying, then you shouldn't have much
problems to resell this player for more money.
Buy (really) old players with high wages
right before their birthday:
You'll have to pay this high wage upon purchase,
but the intrest in this player shall be low due to this. When the player
becomes a year older, his wages will lower significantly, so all of a sudden
more teams will show interest for this player.
Buy unique players:
Unique is maybe a bit exaggerated, but still: An
amazing player with the right speciality and proper secondary skills is always
easier to sell for a nice price. Such players are very limited on the market,
so you can set its price.
Field your trades only 5 minutes:
Why? This way, he will perform at his maximum
(no stamina loss). Many managers will interprate his performance incorrectly...
the more stars, the better, for a lot of users...
Buy really old players:
Try to buy players e.g. 34y old who still've got
a high stat (e.g. Supernatural). You'll have to pay very few since your player
can nearly enjoy his retirement. But! His TC will also show 32-33y old players,
which in many cases really affects the TC in favorable ways for you. This way
you can sell these oldies for a nice price.
Check the TC +1y!: As said before,
players of 19y old often have a value way below the same player at 20y. So
check the same TC but 1 year older! Beware of the opposite story as well.
Starting from 25y, values will gradually fall. So take note that a 25th
birthday party might affect your trade's value quite a lot.
How to buy?
When will your trade be successful? This is only
possible if your buying price is a good one. Whats a good offer?
Your goal should be to make 100 000 net profits
per trade in a rather simple way. Say you discover a player you could sell for
600 000 - well, you should try to buy him for 440-450k max. If you start to
work with lower margins, chances to sell it without profit will get bigger.
So be patient and if you cross your limit, stop
bidding. Only start bidding after you have agreed upon a maximum bid!
How to sell?
Since you can only list a player after he has
played at least once for your team, you should try to make sure he shall
actually be sold. So choose the selling price at the bottom of the Transfer
Compare. If the player has a nice Speciality, you can raise the minimum bid.
Keep your buying price and your estimated profit margin in mind!
A player Statement (the little text balloon)
with his qualities, like TSI of spec, can also be useful. Use this function if
Thats about it in a nutshell. Enjoy the
Posted at 11:23 am by Yoshitshune